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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.


NASA launches new Orion spacecraft and new era

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

NASA's new Orion spacecraft streaked into orbit Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.


Cameras worn by police are no panacea, experts say

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

Police body cameras have become a rallying cry in the wake of racially charged decisions by grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, but experts caution that increased use of the devices may raise more questions than answers.



Bill Cosby seeks to dismiss new sex abuse lawsuit

Posted 12/5/2014 in National

A woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery attempted to sell a story about the comedian to a tabloid a decade ago and tried to extort money in exchange for her silence, Cosby's attorney said in a court filing Thursday.


Lowndes schools earn national accreditation

Posted 12/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District has been ranked above average and received accreditation for the next five years by a national organization.

West Point native sharing his story on facing Sickle Cell

Posted 12/4/2014 in Area

Although he has suffered from Sickle Cell Disease for all of his 45 years, West Point native James Gates is hard-pressed to describe a typical day for someone with the disease.


Rocker Jack White to play at MSU

Posted 12/4/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Veteran rocker Jack White, known for fronting such bands as The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, will perform at Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum Jan. 27.


Browning on Business: Golden Triangle restaurants changing things up

Posted 12/4/2014 in Business

This week we have Columbus restaurant news involving Italian, Thailand and southern seafood fare.

Protests erupt as New York cop cleared; feds to investigate

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers.

Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson.


Medicare Advantage deadline looms

Posted 12/4/2014 in Business

Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.


AP sources: Military sexual assault reports up 8 percent

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

The number of sexual assaults reported by military service members rose again this year, with an increase of 8 percent, officials told The Associated Press.


Multi-state coalition sues over immigration order

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing over President Barack Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration.



Business brief: Baptist-Golden Triangle Recognized

Posted 12/4/2014 in Business



Business brief: Baptist-Golden Triangle Awarded

Posted 12/4/2014 in Business



Marriages and divorces 12-4-14

Posted 12/4/2014 in Business



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Posted 12/4/2014 in Business



Iraq official: Arrested woman not IS leader's wife

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

An Iraqi official denied Wednesday that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, adding that she is the sister of a terror suspect being held in Iraq.



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