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Columbus on PBS Saturday

Posted 2/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The nation will learn about Columbus this weekend.


Tenn-Tom museum opens in Columbus

Posted 2/6/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A ribbon will be cut today on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum in Columbus.



House approves recording, concert, theater incentives

Posted 2/6/2015 in State

Incentives for recorded music sound good to some Mississippi lawmakers.



Report: Theft-related cases surged in 2014

Starkville Municipal Court handled more misdemeanor and felony charges involving theft, burglary and robbery last year than in 2013, a report shows.


Pigeon pageant for beautiful birds dispels 'rats with wings'

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Dogs aren't the only animals that vie for best in show. Hundreds of breeds of pigeons compete in their own version of the Westminster show, strutting on long, thick legs or fluttering curly, lacy feathers in their bid to be best bird.


Sprint to set up shop as RadioShack files for bankruptcy

Posted 2/6/2015 in Business

Sprint's latest plan for luring new subscribers is to occupy the remains of RadioShack.



Experts: Pilot video shows militants are raising stakes

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

A video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death was exceptional in its brutality, even for the Islamic State group.



US moves pilot-rescue aircraft closer to Syrian battlefields

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

The gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot who had crashed in Islamic State territory laid bare a problem of the U.S.-led coalition -- there's no sure way to rescue an airman who's down behind enemy lines.



Vaccine skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative Republicans

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans.



Brian Williams' credibility questioned after fake Iraq story

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

NBC News anchor Brian Williams found himself the story Thursday, his credibility seriously threatened because he falsely claimed he had been in a helicopter hit by a grenade during the Iraq war.



GOP governors with 2016 aspirations love to bash Washington

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, ambitious Republican governors are eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington."



Lawmakers expect resistance to granting Obama war powers

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants.



Democrats hit GOP plan for replacing Obamacare

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

A plan by three Republican lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would leave Americans with less coverage and higher costs than the landmark law they want to repeal, Democrats said Thursday.



Hackers see rewarding targets in health care companies

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Health care is a treasure trove for criminals looking to steal reams of personal information.



Outgoing FDA chief saw changes to food safety, tobacco rules

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

From food safety to tobacco regulation and politically charged drug approvals, Margaret Hamburg reset the course of the embattled Food and Drug Administration.



Obama condemns those who seek to 'hijack religion'

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world.



Obama to tout community college plan at Indiana town hall

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

President Barack Obama's proposal to make two years of college free will get a key test today as he travels to Indiana.



New law to require workaholic Japanese to take days off

Posted 2/6/2015 in Business

College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway resort vacations. But she works in Japan, a nation where workaholic habits die hard.


Paris restricts action movie filming after attacks

Posted 2/6/2015 in National

Fearing that actors could be mistaken for police -- and chase scenes confused for the real thing -- Paris is sharply restricting filming of action movies in the city that has been the stage for some of film's most memorable high-octane sequences.


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