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US: North Korea response to attack on ambassador 'callous'

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

The United States on Friday condemned North Korea's "callous" reaction to the knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to South Korea that has added to tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula.

 

US, Europe show solidarity on Iran nuclear negotiations

Posted 3/7/2015 in National

U.S. and European diplomats said Saturday they are united in their strategy and goal in trying to achieve a nuclear deal with Iran.

 

Civil rights activists remember Selma, 50 years later

Posted 3/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifty years ago this month, a group of Civil Rights demonstrators, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., marched from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol of Montgomery to demand African Americans have the right to vote.

Local homeless coalition continues push

Posted 3/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Homeless Coalition has reached a significant milestone in its mission to establish the area's only homeless shelter.

President's Cup coming to Columbus in 2016

Posted 3/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will host Mississippi's largest youth soccer tournament again in 2016.

$6M bond bill would fund new MHP substation

A bill working its way through the Mississippi Legislature would, if approved and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant, provide funding for a new Miss. Highway Patrol Troop G headquarters in Oktibbeha County.

 

Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.

 

 

Biloxi's longest-serving mayor to resign

Posted 3/6/2015 in State

The mayor who led Biloxi through the long casino boom of the 1990s and its recovery from 2005's Hurricane Katrina is resigning.

 

 

Miss. could add centuries to time for property trusts

Posted 3/6/2015 in State

Wealthy people would be allowed to put property in trust for up to 360 years in Mississippi, under a bill that advanced another step Thursday in the state Senate.

 

 

Dispatch is Columbus paper of record

Posted 3/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch is now the paper of record for Columbus.

 

 

Knifed US ambassador to Seoul in pain as officials investigate

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

The U.S. ambassador to South Korea struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. activist who they say slashed the envoy while screaming demands for Korean reunification.

 

Dog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police.

50th anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons

Posted 3/6/2015 in National

In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before.

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.

 

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