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Mississippi man indicted in poisoned letters case
A Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and two other officials was charged in a five-count federal indictment made public Monday that could send him to prison for life if he’s convicted.
Airlines group raises industry profit estimate
Packed planes should help the world’s airlines earn $12.7 billion this year, as travel demand accelerates faster than the airlines add seats, according to a new prediction from a trade group.
Average US household far from regaining its wealth
The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concluded Thursday.
Obama’s likely pick to head FBI widely praised
Republicans said Thursday they see no major obstacles to Senate confirmation of James Comey, the former deputy attorney general in the Bush administration who is expected to be nominated by President Barack Obama as the next FBI director.
Comey, who would replace Robert Mueller as head of the national security
Judges hearing case of post-Katrina school firings
A five-judge state appeals court panel is weighing whether to uphold a ruling that thousands of New Orleans public school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and its schools in 2005.
Tujague’s Restaurant to remain in family, open
Tujague’s Restaurant will continue cooking its signature dishes, like shrimp remoulade, chicken bon femme and beef brisket with Creole horseradish sauce, as it has since 1856.
Barbara becomes hurricane off Mexican coast
Barbara rose to hurricane strength Wednesday as it steamed toward a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it was expected to quickly make landfall.
Okla. twister debris would create mile-high pile
Before residents of Moore can rebuild, they’ll have to deal with the debris from the deadly tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City suburb: crushed wood, mangled siding and battered belongings that could make a pile reaching more than a mile into the sky.
Miss. casino revenues fall 6 percent in April
Mississippi casino revenue kept falling in April, with gamblers losing less than in any other April since 1998.
Americans gather to honor fallen service members
Americans gathered at memorials, museums and monuments and the president laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen service members on Memorial Day, as combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years and the ranks of World War II veterans dwindle.
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