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Police: 2nd video in man's killing

CNN - 5 hours 40 min ago
Authorities in Texas are examining two videos recorded by bystanders that show sheriff's deputies in Bexar County, Texas, shooting and killing a man.









Categories: National News

MSU student fashion designer receives national recognition

MSU News - 5 hours 56 min ago
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 - 6 hours 10 min ago
The stock market has been ugly lately.









Citizens of Germany, Iceland show the way

CNN World - 6 hours 22 min ago
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 - 6 hours 23 min ago
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 - 6 hours 35 min ago










Categories: Health

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

CNN - 6 hours 41 min ago
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

World's biggest selfie to be taken in Australia

CNN World - 6 hours 45 min ago
The trouble with selfies... OK, one of the troubles with selfies, is it's so hard to see anything past that grimacing face bang, slap in the center.









Categories: International News

Europe's migrant crisis in 24 hours

CNN World - 6 hours 47 min ago
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

How to Enjoy a Live Sporting Event in Style

Lifestyles - 6 hours 53 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Are you ready for some football!? As football camps commence and America begins to prep for the upcoming season, sports fans are gearing up for the country's most popular sport.

Indeed, as summer eases into the fall season, it's a grand time to be a sports fan, what with football starting and baseball heading into the stretch run for the playoffs. Whatever your sports heart desires, however, there's a certain code of conduct when you're supporting your favorite team at the next home game. Remember, there's a fine line between a rabid fan and an obnoxious one.

To ensure your next trip to the arena or stadium is as relaxing and successful as ever, here are some essential items to bring and keep in mind:

* Alcohol consumption and watching sports go hand in hand. Certainly enjoy a nice tall beer and some good-natured booing with your fellow fans, but remember to be a good citizen and respectful of your stadium neighbor(s).

* Pack binoculars and seat cushions. You'll never be more comfortable and glued to the action when you can see the plays and players as if you're on the field.

* Bring some snacks and drinks. If your venue allows, it's always wise to keep hydrated with bottles of water.

* Don't forget your spittoon. Being at an arena or stadium crammed shoulder to shoulder with someone can be uncomfortable and leave you exposed to say the least. If you're a smokeless tobacco user, there's even less opportunity to take a discreet "dip" and spit.

That is, unless you own a portable spittoon created by Atlanta-based FLASR. These new 4-ounce pocket-sized spittoons are designed to allow users to easily open and close with just one hand, making them ideal items to bring to the next sports event or any other public setting so you can privately enjoy your tasty tobacco. Another advantage to the FLASR flask is its advanced closing mechanism that ensures it stays securely closed when not in use, eliminating the risk of any messy spills or leaks.

For more information, please visit www.flasr.com.

Who wins when global currencies tumble?

Business News - 6 hours 54 min ago
Currencies are crashing across the globe.









20 great places to travel this fall

CNN - 7 hours 3 min ago
September's here and summer's drifting away like an autumn leaf in a swimming pool.









Categories: National News

Is Trump right about taxing the rich?

CNN - 7 hours 4 min ago
In the topsy-turvy world of tax politics, here's the latest twist: Donald Trump is making some good points about taxes.









Categories: National News

Mississippi State Opens Contest To Name Softball Tournament

Bulldog Beat - 7 hours 7 min ago
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 - 7 hours 13 min ago
Cord cutters will get a chance to watch more NFL games streamed for free this season.









Yellowstone grizzly cubs arrive at zoo home

CNN - 7 hours 32 min ago
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 - 7 hours 34 min ago
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.









Categories: National News

Stocks crash to push more China cash into global real estate

Business News - 7 hours 47 min ago
Read full story for latest details.









China plays hard to get with Russia

Business News - 7 hours 47 min ago
It's like China took Russia on a date and then never called again.









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