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Colon cancer screening said to help after age 75

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer -- and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.

 

Study: People fear, more likely to flee, male-named hurricanes more

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria?

 

U.S. worried to very end about Bergdahl's release

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.

 

 

U.S. disrupts hacking schemes that stole millions

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, secretly seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million from businesses and consumers, the Justice Department said Monday in announcing charges against the Russian man accused of masterminding the effort.

 

Spain: King abdicates for his more popular son

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

King Juan Carlos, who led Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid the nation's financial meltdown, announced Monday he will abdicate in favor of his more popular son so that fresh royal blood can rally the nation.

Peru postpones coca crop destruction

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

Peru's president is indefinitely postponing plans to forcibly eradicate coca fields in the world's top cocaine-producing valley.

 

Husband, wife in 80s scare off would-be robber

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

A Washington state couple in their 80s say they managed to spook a would-be robber who burst into their home shortly after they returned from a Tacoma casino where they won $500.

 

 

Officer's death causes problems for Arpaio

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

When sheriff's deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind a house full of questions.

 

 

Obama asks for $1B to boost U.S. military in Europe

Posted 6/3/2014 in National

President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to back a $1 billion effort to boost the U.S. military presence across Europe, as he sought to ease anxiety among NATO allies who are wary of Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.

 

 

Columbus officials make infrastructure list public

Posted 6/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials have made a finalized list of infrastructure improvement projects public in advance of their meeting Tuesday, when councilmen will consider a $5 million bond issue to finance road, drainage and sidewalk deficiencies.

 

Carpenter fulfills civic duty as election commissioner

As candidates, issues and technology changed over the past decade in Oktibbeha County, Myles Carpenter remained a constant figure in local elections.

 

Columbus number one in state, 11th overall in economic ranking

Posted 6/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

POLICOM's latest annual economic strength rankings have Columbus just outside the top 10 micropolitan statistical areas in the United States.

 

 

Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.

 

 

Columbus group's charter school application denied

Posted 6/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board voted today to reject a proposal that would have brought a charter school to Columbus next year.

 

NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

State to use its voter ID law

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

Mississippi on Tuesday will use its new voter ID law for the first time, culminating a long political fight in a state with a troubled past of voting-rights suppression.

 

Miss. Senate race tops Tuesday's 8 primaries

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

Strange, unsavory twists in Mississippi's Senate Republican race are grabbing the most attention of Tuesday's primary elections in eight states.

 

 

Trial for suspect in roadside shooting Monday

Posted 6/2/2014 in State

The trial of James D. Willie, accused of fatally shooting of a Nebraska man along a North Mississippi highway in 2012, is scheduled to begin Monday in Panola County Circuit Court in Sardis.

 

Al-Qaida decentralized, but not necessarily weaker

Posted 6/2/2014 in National

Al-Qaida has decentralized, yet it's unclear whether the terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States, as President Barack Obama says, or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders.

 

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