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Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes. Sandy Hook school attacker Adam Lanza. And now Elliot Rodger.

 

 

Nigerian abducted girls located

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said Monday.

 

 

Obama signals limited Afghanistan role

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday and made clear that the U.S. will likely maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year and America's longest war comes to a close.

 

 

Malaysia releases satellite data on missing airliner

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

The Malaysian government today released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board.

 

 

Pope to meet sex abuse victims at Vatican

Posted 5/27/2014 in National

Pope Francis announced Monday he would meet soon with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican and declared "zero tolerance" for any member of the clergy who would violate a child.

 

Tornado damage will have small impact on landfill

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The amount of debris from tornadoes in East Columbus and Lowndes County last month will have a minimal but noticeable impact on the lifespan of the two cells at the city landfill.

Miss. treasurer brings attention to education programs

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lynn Fitch is not the head of Mississippi's Department of Education. She just sounds like it these days.

 

Expo hopes to highlight responsibilities of horse ownership

Posted 5/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since the Golden Triangle Horse Rescue was formed two years ago, it has taken in more than 100 horses.

 

Cochran says unauthorized photo incident 'bizarre'

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said Friday that it's "unfortunate" and "sort of bizarre" that somebody photographed his ailing wife in a nursing home and posted her image online in a political video against him.

Former SHS, MSU QB Buckner's impact felt as state's FCA leader

Posted 5/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes statewide director and Starkville native William "Bill" Buckner died Friday from complications associated with leukemia. He was 69.

 

No one injured in hot-fire engine test failure

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne are investigating the mid-test shutdown of an AJ-26 engine at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.

 

 

Death row inmate challenges rape conviction

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given attorneys for death row inmate Charles Ray Crawford more time to file briefs supporting his appeal of a 1994 rape conviction.

 

 

Company pays Mississippi No Call fine

Posted 5/24/2014 in State

American Helping Hands Inc. has paid a $5,000 fine for violations of Mississippi's No Call Law.

 

 

Visa, MasterCard push for chip cards

Posted 5/24/2014 in Business

Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer systems.

 

Calif. community college shooting rampage leaves seven dead

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

A Hollywood director believes his son was the lone gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara that killed six people -- weeks after the family had called police about disturbing YouTube videos he had posted, his lawyer said Saturday.

 

GOP tries to define Hillary Clinton

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

On any given day, Republicans call Hillary Rodham Clinton a deeply flawed future presidential candidate. Or a formidable one.

 

 

UN panel slams Vatican on priest sex-abuse scandal

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

In a report that could expose the Catholic Church to new legal arguments by clerical sex abuse victims, a U.N. committee found Friday that the Vatican does exercise worldwide control over its bishops and priests and must comply with the U.N.'s anti-torture treaty.

 

 

Poll: Health care enrollees rise but little love for Obamacare

Posted 5/24/2014 in National

President Barack Obama celebrated when sign-ups for his health care law topped 8 million, far exceeding expectations after a slipshod launch. Most Americans, however, remain unimpressed.

 

City, CVB receive grant for pedestrian connector

Posted 5/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has awarded a grant that will help pay for restoration of two alleyways between Catfish Alley and the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center.

 

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