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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.



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.



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.


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.

Hickman invited to Superintendent's Academy

Posted 2/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Phillip Hickman has been invited to a statewide Superintendent's Academy organized by the Mississippi Department of Education.

Cause of Columbus house fire undetermined

Posted 2/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the state fire marshal's office could not determine the cause of a Jan. 23 fire that destroyed the home of Columbus Fire and Rescue Capt. Michael Scott Swain.

Council backs GTRA project

Posted 2/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The final piece of a community match for a federal grant that aims to provide westbound flights from Golden Triangle Regional Airport is presumably in hand.

Board delays Wynn's attempt to change insurance agent

Starkville aldermen and Mayor Parker Wiseman again find themselves preparing for a battle over health insurance.

Browning on Business: Variety of new stores opening in Golden Triangle

Posted 2/5/2015 in Business

There is a new home furnishings store in Columbus.


'Spies of Mississippi' documentary screens at MUW tonight

Posted 2/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series begins with a screening tonight of the documentary "Spies of Mississippi."


Caledonia Elementary named a top 50 elementary

Posted 2/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia Elementary School is used to getting awards.


Bill fails that would limit attorney general's power to sue

Posted 2/5/2015 in State

Mississippi House members are rejecting new restrictions against Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to file lawsuits or hire outside lawyers.



Measures to collect debts from tax refunds falter

Posted 2/5/2015 in State

House members are having second thoughts about bills that would allow governments and hospitals to seize state income tax refunds to pay debts.



Republicans, Democrats jockey on changing education law

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

Outnumbered by Republicans, Democratic lawmakers are jockeying to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law.


Anger, grief in Mideast at Islamic State killing of Jordanian pilot

Posted 2/5/2015 in National

The horrific fate of a captured Jordanian pilot, burned to death by the Islamic State group, unleashed a wave of grief and rage on Wednesday across the Middle East.


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