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Earlier puberty seen in boys, just like in girls

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.


Photo of WWII veteran casting vote captures hearts

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users.


Al-Qaida in Afghanistan is attempting a comeback

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan's mountainous east even as U.S. and allied forces wind down their combat mission and concede a small but steady toehold to the terrorist group.



White House prepared to meet one-on-one with Iran

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran's reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, but there's no agreement now to meet.


Teen who helped run drug ring faces sentencing

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

An Ohio teenager considered by authorities to be one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area is to be sentenced in a juvenile court today.


5 things to watch for in the presidential debate

Posted 10/22/2012 in National



Wis. salon gunman had history of abuse

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

A Wisconsin man accused of opening fire at the salon where his wife worked, killing three women and wounding four others, had a history of domestic abuse, with allegations that he had slashed his wife's tires a few weeks earlier, police said.



10-year-old due in court on manslaughter charge

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

The youngest person to be charged with homicide in Maine in at least 30 years was due to make her first appearance today in District Court.


McGovern remembered for '72 failed presidential bid

Posted 10/22/2012 in National

George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way -- and that he had done so.

Costs of teen pregnancy affect all Mississippians

Posted 10/20/2012 in State

Just as she does every day, Kimberly Jones sat on the front porch of her Southside home Friday, waiting for her oldest child to come home from school. Jones, who asked that her real name not be used, is a 24-year-old mother of two.

Caledonia celebrates its 'day' in the sun

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hand-painted Mississippi State Bulldog cutouts jockeyed for space between inspirational yard art and houndstooth purses. Beaded jewelry and pink hair bows sat alongside painted pillows, pickled okra and Rebel flags.

Officials study parking, restroom issues at soccer complex

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As complaints continue about the parking situation at the Columbus Soccer Complex, particularly along the north end of the facilities, city and county officials are researching ways to find a solution.

Pitts turns stumbling blocks into stepping stones

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ask journalists why they entered the profession, and most will deliver some variation of wanting to give voice to the voiceless, defend the defenseless, shine light into the dark corners and change the world.


Victim critical of MSU's handling of voyeurism incident

Posted 10/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The alleged victim of a voyeur at last week's Mississippi State football game is critical of how university law enforcement has handled the incident.



Man accused of luring Southaven mayor from wife

Posted 10/20/2012 in State

The former wife of Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is seeking $1 million in a lawsuit against a 26-year-old Starkville man who she says broke up her marriage by luring Davis away from her.



Unions shift political might to state, local races

Posted 10/20/2012 in National

Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle.


Tribal court disputed in Grand Canyon bridge fight

Posted 10/20/2012 in National

The jurisdiction of a Native American tribal court was challenged Friday by the developer of a popular glass bridge over the Grand Canyon who has been locked in a multi-million dollar contract dispute with an Arizona-based tribe.


Meningitis victims face long recovery

Posted 10/20/2012 in National

Vilinda York lies in her Florida hospital bed, facing a dry-erase board that lists in green marker her name, her four doctors and a smiley face. Also on the board is this: "Anticipated date of discharge: NOT YET DETERMINED."


French reporter 'savagely attacked' reporting in Cairo

Posted 10/20/2012 in National

A correspondent for France 24 TV was "savagely attacked" near Cairo's Tahrir Square after being seized by a crowd, the network said Saturday. It was the latest case of violence against women at the epicenter of Egypt's restive protests.


Israeli naval vessels take control of Gaza boat

Posted 10/20/2012 in National

Israeli troops on Saturday commandeered a Gaza-bound ship that tried to break through Israel's blockade of the Hamas-ruled seaside strip, the military said. European lawmakers and other pro-Palestinian activists aboard did not resist, and the Finnish-flagged vessel was diverted to an Israeli port.



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