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New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There’s a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle’s Sunday editions. There’s a new monthly magazine focusing on the area’s culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Pulitzer-winning writer Elizabeth Kolbert. The newspaper is wider, its paper thicker. There’s even a ...

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The Latest: Markets cautious ahead of Fed rate decision

The Latest on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 5:05 a.m. Stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, where the central bank is expected to indicate it could cut interest rates in coming months. Futures for the Dow and S&P 500 are down about 0.1% on Wednesday, as is ...

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Tech, industrial stocks surge following big gains in Europe

Stocks rose sharply in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday, following big gains in Europe, as investors got back their appetite for risk. European markets jumped after the head of the European Central Bank said it was ready to cut interest rates and provide other economic stimuluses if necessary. That puts the spotlight on the Federal Reserve, which is set ...

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Tornado damages homes in Mississippi; no injuries reported

Forecasters say a tornado caused some damage in Hinds County — a somewhat uncommon storm for June in central Mississippi. The National Weather Service says the EF-1 twister struck Monday near Raymond, Mississippi. No injuries were reported. The weather service’s Jackson office says Monday’s tornado was only the 5th June twister to affect its forecast area in the past two ...

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Mississippi airman drowns onboard Caribbean cruise ship

An Air Force major has drowned while on a cruise in the Caribbean. The Broward County, Florida, medical examiner’s office says 37-year-old Stephen Osakue drowned Friday on board a Caribbean Princess ship. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports ship personnel were unable to revive him. Cruise line spokesman Nagin Kamali said the death appears to be an accident. Osakue was ...

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2 Mississippi judges recuse themselves from Siemens case

Two judges have recused themselves from hearing the city of Jackson’s lawsuit against the Siemens company over a multimillion-dollar contract. WAPT-TV says Judge Tomie Green cited prior official and governmental relationships with both plaintiffs and defendants. Judge Adrienne Wooten was assigned the case next and issued her recusal three days later, citing prior information and knowledge about the case. Siemens ...

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More than 20 Mississippi students hospitalized in bus crash

A bus fell onto its side on a busy Mississippi highway Monday, causing more than 20 high school students to be hospitalized. One student was airlifted to a hospital with severe injuries, Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ronnie Shive told The Greenwood Commonwealth . Shive said 20 others who were hospitalized had bruises and abrasions. The bus was carrying 40 ...

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Former deputy accused of sexually abusing female inmate

A former deputy sheriff has been indicted on charges that he sexually abused a female Mississippi inmate four times in 2016. Charles Johnson, a 43-year-old Magee man, was indicted last week in federal court on four counts of depriving someone of their civil rights. The indictment says Johnson, then a Smith County deputy, abused the same woman four times from ...

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Mississippi steady in annual child well-being ranking

An annual report again rates Mississippi as 48th in child well-being. The survey found little change from last year, although Mississippi has shown improvements over the last decade, with fewer children in poverty, more high school students graduating on time and fewer teen births. The Kids Count analysis released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation focuses on economic, education, ...

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Taggart releases latest ad in run for Attorney General

  In the latest ad promoting his run for Attorney General, Andy Taggart talks about moving forward together as a state rather than looking backward and living in the past. — MBJ Staff

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