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Supreme Court justices weigh bias claim of pregnant UPS driver

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

Two of the three women on the Supreme Court vigorously questioned a UPS lawyer Wednesday over the company's refusal to give lighter duty to a pregnant worker.



Motion: Jail snitch should tell Miranda rights

Posted 12/4/2014 in National

If a man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street dancer gets an alleged jailhouse confession thrown out and the ruling stands up on appeal, it could end the use of "jailhouse snitches" nationwide, says a defense attorney unconnected to the case.


Golden Triangle organizations benefit from 'Giving Tuesday'

Posted 12/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus nonprofits received donations Tuesday as part of "Giving Tuesday."

Man arrested for assaulting police officer

Posted 12/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An incident at a Columbus nightclub this weekend ended with a man being arrested for assaulting three police officers.

Dak Prescott: Best in the State

Posted 12/3/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was so good this season there was little doubt he'd be the winner of the Conerly Trophy.


Aldermen approve industrial park rezoning with conditions

Posted 12/3/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen rezoned 326 acres of northwest Starkville properties for industrial use within the upcoming Innovation District.



More parties join Mississippi Silicon lawsuit

Posted 12/3/2014 in State

The legal fight over a silicon metal plant being built in northeast Mississippi is expanding.



City council votes to apply for HOME grant

Posted 12/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city council breezed through its agenda Tuesday in a meeting marked by little discussion and unanimous votes on all proposals brought before it.



Bryant: Superintendent not in charge of education

Posted 12/3/2014 in State

Mississippi should change its academic goals even if the public schools superintendent wants to stick with the Common Core standards that have been put in place over the past several years, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday.



Hershey explores removal of corn syrup

Posted 12/3/2014 in National



Offseason offers no rest for Walls beekeeper

Posted 12/3/2014 in State

It's offseason for Jimmy Deaton, but that doesn't mean he's not abuzz with activity.



New lawsuit brings Cosby abuse claims to court

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

A lawsuit by a woman who claims Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old has moved allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian from the court of public opinion into the courthouse.



Takata says recall decision is up to automakers

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Japan's Takata Corp. refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags.



Nation's classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.



Diplomats worldwide target Islamic State militants

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage "for as long as it takes" to defeat the bloody insurgency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.



Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Twitter is trying to make it easier for victims and witnesses of online harassment to report it.


Nativity scene breaks Guinness record

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

More than 1,000 people dressed as angels, wise men and religious royalty gathered at a park in Provo, Utah, and set a new Guinness record for the largest live nativity scene.


Lebanon says it has detained wife of IS leader

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Lebanese authorities detained a woman and young boy believed to be the wife and son of the reclusive Islamic State group leader.



Security experts doubt North Korea hacked Sony

Posted 12/3/2014 in National

Some cybersecurity experts say it is unlikely North Korea was behind the cyberattack that crippled Sony Pictures' computers and possibly leaked unreleased movies online.



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