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Shannen Doherty has breast cancer

CNN Entertainment - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 5:14pm
"Beverly Hills 90210" and "Charmed" star Shannen Doherty has confirmed that she is battling breast cancer.

Categories: Entertainment News

Hackers expose Ashley Madison CEO's emails

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 5:04pm
Now for phase two of the Ashley Madison hack: exposing executives' company emails.

Dow plummets 358 points to close below 17,000 for first time since October

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:50pm
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2 women make Ranger School history

CNN - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:40pm
After completing weeks of grueling physical training across woods, mountains and swamplands, two women have made history: They will be the first to graduate from the Army's exhausting Ranger School.

Categories: National News

America's problem: 'quarterly capitalism'?

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:38pm
Hillary Clinton says quarterly capitalism is "bad for business, bad for wages and bad for our economy." Her solution has received a lot of criticism because it would require a complex change to the tax code.

Media stocks in fresh slide led by Disney

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 4:10pm
Major media stocks led by Disney slid markedly on Thursday, continuing a month-long reassessment of the industry's valuation.

New York inmate David Sweat indicted for prison escape

CNN - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:55pm
New York inmate David Sweat, who pulled off an elaborate escape from an upstate prison in early June, has been indicted on two counts of escape in the third degree and a count of promoting prison contraband, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie said Thursday.

Categories: National News

Lawsuit against Costco: Label shrimp as product of slavery

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:37pm
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Who's a better business partner, Kim Kardashian or Oprah?

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:22pm
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2 typhoons over Pacific

CNN World - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:09pm
Two typhoons roil over the Pacific, captured in a spectacular satellite photo, but only Typhoon Goni is projected to make landfall, clipping the Philippines, Taiwan and then possibly striking southern Japan.

Categories: International News

OnePlus 2: The best deal you'll get on a smartphone

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 3:05pm
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George W. Bush pens fundraising letter for Jeb

CNN - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:59pm
Former President George W. Bush made a fundraising appeal Thursday to supporters of his brother's presidential campaign.

Categories: National News

NASA: Earth not facing threat from asteroid

CNN - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:58pm
Dear Earthlings, stop worrying about an asteroid collision in September. It's not going to happen, says NASA.

Categories: National News

#EpicFail: Twitter falls below $26 IPO price

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:56pm
It's hard to imagine things getting much worse for Twitter. But the stock is now trading below the price that Twitter sold shares for when it first went public.

MSU alumnus, award-winning fiction writer Brad Watson visits next week

MSU News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:42pm
Brad Watson

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

Brad Watson

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State alumnus and award-winning novelist and short story writer Brad Watson will deliver a public reading Tuesday [Aug. 25] at the university.

Free to all, Watson’s presentation begins at 3:30 p.m. in Colvard Student Union’s Fowlkes Auditorium. A public reception and book signing will follow.

Watson also will visit classes and interact with students during his campus visit.

Currently an associate professor of creative writing and literature at University of Wyoming, Watson is a native of Meridian who graduated from MSU in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and literature from University of Alabama.

Watson is the author of “Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2010), which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award in Fiction. He also was named a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2011.

His first published work, a short story collection titled “Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories by Brad Watson,” received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997.

Another of Watson’s novels, “The Heaven of Mercury” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2002), received the 2003 Southern Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and was a 2002 National Book Award in Fiction finalist.

Prior to joining the University of Wyoming teaching staff in 2005, Watson held visiting writer-in-residence positions at the University of West Florida, University of Alabama, University of Mississippi and University of California, Irvine.

Additional information about Watson’s visit may be obtained from Michael Kardos, MSU associate professor of English, at 662-325-3644 and

Learn more about MSU’s English department at

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at

What you can learn from 'Child Predator' video

Health - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:28pm

Categories: Health

The ins and outs of the box office prediction 'crapshoot'

Business News - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 2:01pm
"Jurassic World" was without a doubt the biggest hit of the summer of 2015 with a record U.S. opening of $208.8 million.

"Relentless: MSU Football" Debuts in September on

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 1:58pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – "Relentless: Mississippi State Football," a new weekly show produced by Hail State Productions chronicling the 2015 Bulldog season from behind-the-scenes coverage to exclusive interviews makes its debut in September only on

Former president's courage in the face of cancer

Health - Thu, 08/20/2015 - 1:54pm
Former President Jimmy Carter's personality was on full display at his courageous and somber press conference. His commitment to his family and devotion to his work, and his willingness to talk in a direct way about almost anything, including his health, reflects the kind of person he has always been. His optimism and calm in the face of difficult challenges is also classic Carter.

Categories: Health
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