NATIONAL

4140 results   « previous   Page 2 of 207   next »

 

Syria warns U.S.: No unilateral strikes on militants

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an aggression.

 

 

Freed U.S. reporter's father praises son's noble cause

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The overjoyed father of the American journalist freed by Islamic militants said Monday that his son and others who venture into dangerous lands like Syria deserve praise for wanting to "bear witness ... tell the truth about what's going on."

 

 

Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May.

 

 

'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family' win Emmy Awards

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."

 

 

Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

Posted 8/26/2014 in National

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday.

 

 

Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

 

 

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

 

 

Dad of 18-year-old shot by officer asks for peace

Posted 8/25/2014 in National

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest today.

 

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

Ferguson fallout: A call for 'body cams'

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?

 

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

 

 

Foley's parents had hoped to negotiate

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.

 

Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States.

 

U.S. won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S. would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.

 

As evangelist opens U.S. crusade, zeal and questions

Posted 8/23/2014 in National

By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling. A crowd of thousands has been told of his decades of preaching in Africa, the tens of millions of souls he has saved, the countless healings for which he has been a conduit and the modern-day Lazarus he saw risen.

 

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

 

Calif. drought saps honey production

Posted 8/22/2014 in National

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

 

« previous   Page 2 of 207   next »

 

Advanced Search

 

Most Viewed News Stories

 

1. Historic Columbus depot has a buyer COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

2. CMSD board buys new books COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

3. A year in, is J5 Broaddus saving Columbus money? COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

4. Lowndes man found guilty of manslaughter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

5. County working on possible storm shelter project STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

 

More popular content      Suggest a story

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Instagram

Follow Us via Email