President Obama authorized the U.S. military to deploy up to 1,500 troops to join forces with middle eastern militant groups to combat the Islamic State Group.
Kurdish fighters continue to battle the Islamic State in the Syrian border town Kobani. Over the past few days, thousands have fled from Syria to take refuge in Turkey.
President Barack Obama and the United Nations met in a general assembly to discuss an international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa Thursday.
Sick passengers aboard a ship which traveled from western Africa were quarantined and transported to West Jefferson Medical center on Wednesday. The ship was anchored in the Mississippi River and is now located in New Orleans. Several people were escorted off the ship by private boat operators and taken to shore. According to USA Today, one of the workers are reported to be in critical condition.
CVS, one of the nations leading drug stores, announced they will no longer be selling tobacco products as of midnight of Sept. 2. CVS also made a change to their identification. Instead of being recognized as CVS Caremark Corp., they will be recognized as CVS Health.
Hattiesburg, MS — The University of Southern Mississippi celebrated the reopening of the historical Ogletree House and recognized the completion of the restoration projects along the front of campus Friday morning. More than 100 people in attendance including Gov. Phil Bryant, alumni, current students and board members came together to honor the state-of-the-art campus area.