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Congress reaches deal on VA health care plan

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

 

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area.

U.N. Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning.

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue -- allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

 

U.S. companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters. Prodded by the steadily rising demand for Internet access and online services in developing countries, these technology companies will likely be wading even deeper into overseas markets for years to come.

 

Chinese police remove church cross amid crackdown

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

 

U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

Posted 7/28/2014 in National

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy -- and pollution.

 

 

Sunday morning wreck claims three lives

Posted 7/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A one car accident claimed the lives of three men early Sunday morning.

 

CLRA faces soccer coach shortage

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority is looking for soccer coaches for the upcoming season. Greg Lewis, CLRA Programs Director, said coaching youth sports is a win-win situation. The children learn valuable life lessons and the adults are rewarded emotionally, he said.

City continues pursuit of redevelopment plan

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith is in the process of appointing five members of what will be Columbus' redevelopment authority and hopes to have the group ready for councilmen to review sometime in the next two months.

 

Botched executions raise new questions

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

A botched execution in Arizona last week has sent many states scrambling to make sure their executions don't follow a similar grim scenario.

 

Aldermen mull economic bond issuance

Posted 7/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least three Starkville aldermen have not yet committed their support to a bond issuance next month that could fund a new industrial park near the Miss. Highway 182 and Miss. Highway 25 interchange.

 

MUW adds graduation ceremony to meet demands

Posted 7/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will host its first August graduation on Aug. 2.

 

 

One injured, another detained in Friday shooting

Posted 7/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was detained Friday after a New Light Road shooting injured another man.

 

 

McDaniel urged to speed election challenge

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said Friday that Chris McDaniel should hurry up and challenge the June 24 runoff results if McDaniel intends to do so.

 

 

Two inmates accused of injuring prison guards

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

 

 

House hopeful criticized for 'Green Beret' claim

Posted 7/26/2014 in State

A candidate for Congress from Mississippi's 1st District is drawing harsh criticism for having called himself a "Green Beret veteran."

 

 

FedEx latest accused in pharmacy probe

Posted 7/26/2014 in Business

FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

 

 

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

Posted 7/26/2014 in National

More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

 

 

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