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FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends

Posted 6/19/2013 in National



AG Hood say he'll subpoena Google on drugs

Posted 6/19/2013 in State



Budget office report says Senate immigration bill would boost economy

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

Supporters of a far-reaching immigration bill in the Senate see fresh momentum from a report by the Congressional Budget Office that says the measure would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits by billions of dollars.



IRS worker: No political bias against tea party

Posted 6/19/2013 in National



Three charged with enslaving disabled Ohio mom, child

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls.



Jury can't reach verdict in Detroit cop's trial

Posted 6/19/2013 in National



Gov't report: Smooth launch unsure for health care law

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

There's no guarantee that President Barack Obama's health care law will launch smoothly and on time, congressional investigators say in the first in-depth independent look at its progress.



NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying.



Chrysler agrees to recall of Jeeps at risk of fire

Posted 6/19/2013 in National

Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.



Hitchhiking cat 'Mata Hairi' headed home

Posted 6/19/2013 in National


CVB adopts ethics policy, funds festivals

Posted 6/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors approved the adoption of an ethics policy in a 7-1 vote during its meeting Monday.


Sales tax figures fall slightly

Posted 6/18/2013 in Area

For the eighth straight month, Columbus sales tax revenue is down from last year, but collections for the month of June are only down $2,306.51 from June 2012.


Gaskin challenges election in circuit court

Posted 6/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Attorneys for alderman candidate John Gaskin filed a petition for judicial review for the Ward 4 Democratic Primary with the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court, documents show. The complaint lists the Starkville Municipal Democratic Executive Committee and incoming Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker as defendants.


Rumored pay raises for council not on agenda

Posted 6/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though an item regarding pay raises for Columbus councilmen is not listed on an agenda emailed to The Dispatch on Thursday, leaders do have the option of adding such a resolution before today's meeting.



Plans would put women in most combat jobs

Posted 6/18/2013 in National

Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by The Associated Press, women could start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later.



House takes up far-reaching anti-abortion bill

Posted 6/18/2013 in National


Chrysler expected to formally refuse Jeep recall

Posted 6/18/2013 in National

In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.


G-8 summit turns focus to clampdown on tax-dodging

Posted 6/18/2013 in National



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