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Preseason SEC Cross Country Polls Have MSU Women 6th, Men 10th

Bulldog Beat - 7 min 48 sec ago
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Preseason Southeastern Conference polls predict the Mississippi State women's cross country team to finish in sixth place for the 2014 season, while the men's team is picked 10th.

American Ebola patients released

Health - 47 min 49 sec ago
Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, have been released from Emory University Hospital.
Categories: Health

U.S. judge calls Argentina debt row hearing amid contempt calls

National News - 48 min 13 sec ago

Argentina missed a June interest payment after District Judge Thomas Griesa blocked a coupon payment owed to holders of debt issued under U.S. President Cristina Fernandez, steadfast in her refusal to pay the hedge funds face value on their bonds, this week sent to the Argentine Congress a bill that would allow her government to resume payment to holders of exchanged bonds in defiance of Griesa's court. Griesa said Thursday's hearing would take place at 3 p.m in New York (1900 GMT). In June, Griesa blocked a $539 million interest payment on the restructured debt deposited by Argentina at intermediary Bank of New York Mellon (BONY) , saying it violated his order.


Categories: National News

U.S. housing, jobs data bolster economic outlook

Business News - 51 min 17 sec ago

The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units. Home resales have now increased for four straight months after the housing market recovery stalled in the second half of 2013 following a run-up in mortgage rates. In a separate report, the Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Aug. 16.


U.S. housing, jobs data bolster economic outlook

National News - 51 min 17 sec ago

The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales increased 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 5.15 million units. Home resales have now increased for four straight months after the housing market recovery stalled in the second half of 2013 following a run-up in mortgage rates. In a separate report, the Labor Department said initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Aug. 16.


Categories: National News