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Philadelphia officer shot dead while trying to stop robbery

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store, city officials said Thursday.

 

Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

The federal government's withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices and rebuild relations with the black community.

 

 

Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group today, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.

 

 

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

A mob stormed a prison in northeastern India, dragged away and lynched a man accused of rape, police said Friday.

 

 

Largest US banks all pass latest 'stress tests'

Posted 3/6/2015 in Business

All of the nation's 31 largest banks are adequately fortified to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and keep lending, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.

 

College Street repaving set for next week

Posted 3/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Weather permitting, Falcon Contracting could resume overlaying streets in Columbus next week.

New Hope graduate wins Miss Minnesota pageant

Posted 3/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus native has qualified for the Miss United States pageant.

West Point woman charged with exploitation

Posted 3/5/2015 in Area

A West Point woman is facing charges of exploitation during her employment at a Columbus nursing home.

Cold rolls in, closures through area

Posted 3/5/2015 in Area

Freezing precipitation began before daybreak in parts of the Golden Triangle and the forecast called for the cold, ice and snow to get worse through at least noon today.

Browning on Business: New hotel coming to Columbus

Posted 3/5/2015 in Business

Columbus has 17 hotels. It's gaining another.

 

Macon shooting victim dies in Jackson

Posted 3/5/2015 in Area

A Macon service station attendant shot Monday night during an armed robbery has died.

 

 

5 internal applicants emerge for fire chief

Ten applicants, including five Starkville firefighters, are vying to become the city's next fire chief, Personnel Director Randy Boyd confirmed Wednesday.

 

Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea's violent protest history

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

A knife attack today that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is only the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

 

A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage

Posted 3/5/2015 in Area

Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal.

 

 

Proposed ammo ban empties shelves

Posted 3/5/2015 in State

When word began to spread about a proposed ban on a popular type of ammunition, the market responded faster than a speeding bullet.

 

 

Exxon CEO: Get used to lower oil prices

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expects the price of oil to remain low over the next two years because of ample global supplies and relatively weak economic growth.

 

 

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone pipeline bill

Posted 3/5/2015 in National

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

 

 

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