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McDaniel tries to revive primary loss suit

Posted 9/6/2014 in State

A tea party-supported candidate is taking the first step to try to revive his lawsuit that challenges his Republican primary loss to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task -- act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign.

 

 

Colleges re-thinking sexual assault education

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the "red zone" -- a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault.

 

 

Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions.

 

 

Competing politics forced Obama to delay immigration reform

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

Caught between competing political demands over immigration, President Barack Obama will now wait until after the November election to take executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation and ignite a clash over the extent of his presidential authority.

 

 

U.S. wary over hitting Syrian militants

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their infrastructure in Syria.

 

 

Clinton: 2016 decision likely by early next year

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of 2015.

 

 

Young is new leader of National Baptist Convention

Posted 9/6/2014 in State

A Jackson, Mississippi, pastor has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the largest group of black Christians in the United States.

 

Doctor infected with Ebola in stable condition

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia -- the third American aid worker sickened with the virus -- is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center.

 

Budget crunch idles National Guard units

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

Many of the nation's citizen-soldiers, whose motto is "Always Ready, Always There," won't be at regular training drills this weekend because of a federal funding shortfall.

 

Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big universities.

 

U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

 

 

City Council holds hearing, sets FY 2014-15 millage

Posted 9/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen adopted a millage rate of 107.08 for the city and school district effective Oct. 1 after holding a public hearing Thursday on its proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

 

 

Navistar nabs $38M contract to upgrade Army fleet

Posted 9/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than a year of being idle, the Navistar Defense assembly plant in West Point will be up and running again early next year.

 

No fine after collapse of downtown wall

Posted 9/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus will not fine a downtown property owner after a wall under construction fell inside the structure a month ago. On Aug. 4, the rear wall at 421 Main St. collapsed, injuring Ann Davis, the building's owner.

Longtime Golden Triangle political leader dies at 64

Posted 9/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terry Brown, a Columbus native whose hearty and affable laugh echoed off state capitol walls in Jackson for nearly three decades, has died. He was 64.

 

Mississippi, W.Va. top nation in adult obesity

Posted 9/5/2014 in State

West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest rates of adult obesity in the nation, according to a report released Thursday.

 

Little tests water with minimum design standards

Ward 3 Alderman David Little's attempt to set basic design standards for metal buildings in Starkville could find traction in future discussions after few public comments against the proposal emerged Tuesday.

Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

Posted 9/5/2014 in National

An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup.

 

Costs rise by another $30M at Kemper

Posted 9/5/2014 in State

Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $30 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost to nearly $5.6 billion.

 

 

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