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'Cuban Twitter' -- overtly political, poking Castros

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

 

Military: Marine fatally shot colleague

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A Marine was in custody Wednesday after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle while standing guard at the main gate of a North Carolina base.

 

 

Judge OKs delay in Dutschke sentencing

Posted 4/9/2014 in State

A federal judge has granted a request to provide the attorney for a 42-year-old man who pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials more time to review a pre-sentencing report.

 

Three charged in Detroit mob beating of motorist

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A teenager and two men were charged Tuesday in the brutal beating of a suburban Detroit man after he accidentally hit a child who stepped off the curb into the path of his truck.

Jury convicts woman in stiletto shoe killing

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.

Bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

 

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Posted 4/9/2014 in National

Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

 

Weathers granted 30-day extension for CalStar work

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be late next month before construction on the facility that will house CalStar Products is substantially complete.

School board questions staffing requests

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board held a specially called meeting Monday night to discuss the district's budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

Landowners file contempt charge against county

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of private property on Co-Op Road have filed a motion against Lowndes County and two railroad companies for not repairing and re-opening a rail crossing after a judge ordered them to do so last year.

Study: Most states improve election performance

Posted 4/8/2014 in State

A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vote in the 2012 presidential election than they did four years earlier. An exception was Florida, where the wait increased by 16 minutes.

Supervisors reviewing first draft of nightclub ordinance

A proposed Oktibbeha County nightclub ordinance would force nightclubs to close their doors at 1 a.m., remove patrons from the premises 30 minutes later and require owners to provide at least one bonded security guard per 100 patrons inside and outside the facility.

Storms sock the Southeast, killing two people

Posted 4/8/2014 in Area

Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.

 

Cochran runs ads against 'powerful interests'

Posted 4/8/2014 in State

Out-of-state groups on Monday continued pouring money into Mississippi's Republican primary, criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for staying in office too long. The six-term lawmaker responded with his own ads against challenger Chris McDaniel.

 

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP

Posted 4/8/2014 in Business

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

 

Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.

 

 

Woman calls police about pot problem

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.

 

 

Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit

Posted 4/8/2014 in National

Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.

 

 

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