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OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

No prescription or doctor's exam needed: The nation's largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms.


Walmart and Target: A tale of two stores

Posted 11/21/2012 in Business

This holiday season, the biggest discount chains in the U.S. will tell the tale of two very different shoppers: those that have and those that have not.



Prosecutor: No arrests made in deadly Indy blast

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Investigators said Tuesday that no arrests have been made in connection with an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and destroyed at least five homes, but that authorities were still serving search warrants and questioning people.


Economy sours travel for holidays

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

Feeling the pinch of the sluggish economic recovery, many Americans setting out on the nation's annual Thanksgiving migration had to sacrifice summer vacations, rely on relatives for airfare or scour the Web for travel deals to ensure they made it home.


Army veteran drove float in Texas parade crash

Posted 11/21/2012 in National

The driver of a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses that was struck by a freight train in West Texas is an Army veteran himself who is "in shock" over the accident that killed four people, an attorney said Tuesday.



MUW will crunch numbers on athletics

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decade has passed since intercollegiate sports was part of campus life at Mississippi University for Women.


CVB board clashes over finances

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 20 minutes of closed talks that board members insisted was not an executive session, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board convened Monday to engage in yet another contentious session, this time over finances.

Wilder gets 20 years for manslaughter

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday to avoid a capital murder charge.

General's wife speaks out on his misconduct probe

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

As an Army general faces a string of sexual misconduct charges involving female officers, his wife is seeking to stir a broader look at often taboo subjects in military marriages: adultery, the strain of separation and the stress of war.

Oktibbeha supes pick Talley for GTRD Link post

Posted 11/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted Monday night to approve the appointment of Zelma Talley to a four-person board representing Oktibbeha County in the new Golden Triangle Regional Development Link.

Police seek help in locating 'pizza robber'

Posted 11/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department Chief David Lindley said Carlo Shepherd, wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies targeting pizza delivery drivers, is still at large.

MSU student arrested on assault, gun charge

Posted 11/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student has been charged with second degree assault and possession of an unlawful firearm in Connell, Wash.


Indiana explosion now homicide investigation

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

Authorities launched a homicide investigation Monday into the house explosion that killed two people and left numerous homes uninhabitable in an Indianapolis neighborhood.



New push for most to get at least one HIV test

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

There's a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks.



Pakistan court acquits Christian girl of blasphemy

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

A Pakistani court on Tuesday acquitted a Christian girl accused of blasphemy over the burning of the Muslim holy book, her lawyer said.



Obama sends Clinton to Mideast

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday as the U.S. urgently seeks to contain the bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas.



FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot

Posted 11/20/2012 in National

Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday.


Columbus School District turns down $75,000 grant

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Uncertainty about donation from ministry may have influenced board members to reject money.

Council to take closer look at bus deal

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Discussions between an Indiana bus company and the Columbus City Council are expected to continue Tuesday night.

Crisis averted: Twinkies likely to survive sale of Hostess

Posted 11/19/2012 in National

Twinkie lovers, relax. The tasty cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive, even though their maker will be sold in bankruptcy court.


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