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Clerk who won't issue marriage licenses divorced 3 times

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:49
The Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses for religious reasons despite a Supreme Court ruling has been divorced three times, according to court documents.









Categories: National News

6 surprising facts about Whitey Bulger

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:48










Categories: National News

Chelsea Clinton: The lurking threat to child survival

Health - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:37
Sometimes, when we look around, it can seem that our world is worse off than it's ever been. But despite intractable problems, there is good news: Untold millions of people are living healthier, more productive and more secure lives than ever before.









Categories: Health

Young investors are buying in volatile stock market

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 14:14
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Fox News anchor sues toy company over 'demeaning plastic rodent' doll

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:45
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MSU student fashion designer receives national recognition

MSU News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:19
Taylor Howell’s award-winning ensemble is modeled by Brittany Henderson, also a senior MSU human sciences fashion design and merchandising major.

Taylor Howell’s award-winning ensemble is modeled by Brittany Henderson, also a senior MSU human sciences fashion design and merchandising major.

Contact: Vanessa Beeson

STARKVILLE, Miss.—An Alabama senior at Mississippi State is beginning the 2015-16 school year with a major fashion design award.

Taylor M. Howell of Fayette is a fashion design and merchandising major in the School of Human Sciences of the university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Her entry took Best of Show honors in the undergraduate division of the recent 2015 Apparel, Textiles and Design Community Juried Showcase and Exhibition.

The competition was part of the Virginia-based American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ 106th annual conference. Some 700 professionals, educators, students and others took part in the Jacksonville, Florida, gathering. 

“The AAFCS is the organization that accredits clothing, fashion, apparel, design, textile and merchandising curricula throughout the U.S.,” said MSU professor Phyllis Bell Miller.

Miller, a veteran faculty member in the School of Human Sciences, said Taylor’s entry was a two-piece set with a cropped top and a circular skirt made from upcycled coffee filters, dryer sheets and teabags. The unconventional creation debuted during last year’s MSU Trashion Show that featured clothes constructed from recycled material, she explained.

An MSU President’s List Scholar, Howell said, “This was the first project I saw through from design to completion. The concept was very different, so I wasn’t expecting to win.

“Placing first encouraged me in my work,” she continued. “It was a big honor to see my ideas recognized as good for the future.”

Miller commended Howell’s dedication to the creative process. “Taylor is a wonderful example of a student who really pushed herself and embraced the process instead of cutting corners,” she said.

Miller also said Howell clearly has taken to heart advice she continually emphasizes in her classes. “I stress doing the best that you can, learning the most that you can and, as a result, producing the best product that you can,” Miller said.

Miller said Howell’s most recent accolade “further demonstrates the integrity and excellence of our program.” Additionally, she noted that another Howell creation had won first-place honors in the garment manufacturing category of the 2014 Cotton Incorporated Fashion Show held on campus. 

Senior Brittany L. Dowell of Vicksburg also was entered in the 2015 AAFCS competition. She and Howell became the first duo from Mississippi State ever to compete at the same event, Miller said.

During last year’s Cotton Incorporated Fashion Show, Dowell, also a President’s List Scholar, won first place in the fabric-design category. Like Howell, her design entry was completed in Miller’s class.

For more about MSU’s fashion design and merchandising academic concentration, visit www.humansci.msstate.edu.  

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

If the stock market hits this level, then get nervous

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:05
The stock market has been ugly lately.









Citizens of Germany, Iceland show the way

CNN World - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:54
While Europe's politicians flounder in the face of an unprecedented wave of refugees and migrants seeking shelter -- many of them from war-torn Syria -- some individuals have decided to take matters into their own hands.









Categories: International News

Polar bears lay siege to researchers in the Arctic Sea

CNN World - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:53
Five hungry polar bears have surrounded a team of unarmed researchers at a remote outpost in northern Russia.









Categories: International News

Actor RJ Mitte is breaking boundaries

Health - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:41










Categories: Health

6 Baltimore officers charged in Freddie Gray's death go to court

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:35
Six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death are due in court Wednesday as the city braces for what could happen afterward.









Categories: National News

Europe's migrant crisis in 24 hours

CNN World - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:29
See photos from a day in Europe's migrant crisis. Desperate men and women, often with children in tow, are fleeing wars and poverty to find a better life on the continent.









Categories: International News

Who wins when global currencies tumble?

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:22
Currencies are crashing across the globe.









20 great places to travel this fall

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:13
September's here and summer's drifting away like an autumn leaf in a swimming pool.









Categories: National News

Mississippi State Opens Contest To Name Softball Tournament

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:09
As the construction on the $6-million project for a new Mississippi State softball stadium continues, head coach Vann Stuedeman announced Wednesday a contest that will allow fans to name a tournament the Bulldogs will host in 2016.

Cord cutters getting to watch more NFL streaming games this season

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:03
Cord cutters will get a chance to watch more NFL games streamed for free this season.









Yellowstone grizzly cubs arrive at zoo home

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:44
Two orphaned grizzly cubs have found a new home at the Toledo Zoo.









Categories: National News

Attacks on police are an attack on community

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:42
On August 28, Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth was assassinated -- I can think of no other word for it -- while pumping gas into his patrol car at a suburban Houston Chevron station.









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