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Helicopter pilot becomes 1st female Marine to pilot F-35 jet

A former commercial helicopter pilot has become the first female Marine to pilot the F-35, a next-generation joint strike fighter aircraft. The Island Packet reports Capt. Anneliese Satz completed her fighter jet training this summer at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina. Satz trained in Mississippi, Florida and Texas over the past four years before arriving in ...

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US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

Global stock markets fell sharply again Thursday after Wall Street endured its worst day of the year as recession fears in the U.S. and around the world escalated. Investors across financial assets have been gripped by developments in the U.S. bond market. On Wednesday they focused on the fact the yield, or interest rate, on the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond ...

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Attorney for officer in shooting describes body cam video

The attorney for a Mississippi police officer who killed a man last week says he’s reviewed the officer’s body camera video. Attorney Calvin Taylor tells The Sun Herald that the video shows Moss Point officers responding to a sighting of 27-year-old Toussaint Diamon Sims, who was wanted on felony warrants. He says Sims fled and led officers on a car ...

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Mississippi firms affected by cyanobacteria can seek help

Businesses along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast might be able to get federal aid if they’ve suffered economic losses due to toxic blue-green bacteria in the water. News outlets are reporting on the process that could enable Small Business Administration loans to affected businesses. At least five businesses from each affected county have to show they’ve suffered substantial economic injury. Gov. Phil ...

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Stocks slide after bond market warns again of recession

Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after the bond market threw up another warning flag on the economy. The yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly dropped below the two-year Treasury’s yield Wednesday morning for the first time since 2007. The so-called inversion has correctly predicted many past recessions and is the loudest warning bell yet about a possible recession ahead. Investors responded ...

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ICE raids raise question: What about the employers?

The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. Under President Donald Trump, the number of business owners and managers who face criminal charges for employing unauthorized workers ...

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Flights restart at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Flights resumed at Hong Kong’s airport Wednesday after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. About three dozen protesters remained camped in the airport’s arrivals area a day after a mass demonstration and frenzied mob violence forced more than 100 flight cancelations. ...

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Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 1.2% in early trading to 20,691.10, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5% to 6,598.50. South Korea’s Kospi gained 1.3% to 1,951.33. Hong Kong’s Hang ...

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Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

GREELEY, Colo. — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the researchers removed a handful of memory cards. Back ...

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Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is running far higher than normal this hurricane season, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways. One continuing concern is the massive volume of water that for months has been pushing against levees protecting a city that’s mostly below sea level. The Mississippi River is well above average this week at ...

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