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Arson blamed in African-American church fire; ‘Vote Trump’ written on wall

Somebody set the fire that heavily damaged an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump,” and an $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to …


NAACP: Noose put around neck of black student in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. – White students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and “yanked backward,” the state NAACP said Monday. Ayana …


Ole Miss students occupy building to protest lynching remark

Witnesses say dozens of black and white students are occupying the University of Mississippi’s main administrative building in Oxford to protest what they called the chancellor’s weak response to a …


Mississippi Islamic State recruit gets 8 years in prison

A Mississippi man who once tried to join the Islamic State group credited arresting FBI agents with saving his life as he was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday, …


North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights, U.S. government says

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that …


Heavy rain floods some homes on Mississippi Gulf Coast

The mayor of Gulfport, Mississippi, has declared a state of emergency because of heavy rain and widespread flooding in the largest city on the state’s Gulf Coast.


Toddler shot in hospital waiting room when mom’s gun fires

A 2-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet when her mother dropped her purse and a gun inside of it discharged while the two of them were in a hospital …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Doesn’t Mississippi have more pressing concerns?

Isn’t it interesting how reliably social division works as a distraction from things that ought to matter more?


Washington governor bans state travel to Mississippi

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined the Seattle mayor in banning official travel to Mississippi due to the state’s new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse …


Washington state employees banned from government-related travel to Mississippi

Washington workers banned from most government travel to Mississippi


Louisiana, Mississippi officials warily watching rising river

Emergency officials in Louisiana and Mississippi were watching the rise of the Pearl River, which divides the two states Monday amid widespread flooding that has damaged thousands of homes.


Chief says dead intruder may be escaped murder suspect

Police say they’re investigating whether a man shot and killed by a Mississippi homeowner is an escaped murder suspect.


Michigan is biggest prize in Tuesday’s primary contests

LANSING, Mich. – Republican front-runner Donald Trump faces a test of his durability with white, working-class voters in Michigan, the first industrial state to vote in the 2016 primaries and …


Search continues for Mississippi inmate accused of murder

Mississippi authorities continue searching for an escaped inmate facing capital murder charges in the 2015 rape and slaying of a 69-year-old woman.


Confederate-themed flag lawsuit to be defended by Mississippi

Mississippi’s attorney general says he will defend the Confederate-themed state flag against a lawsuit that seeks to remove the banner, even though he thinks the flag hurts the state and …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2015

Civil rights icon James Meredith brings message to Idaho from Mississippi

Civil rights activist James Meredith visits Northern Idaho in his continuous pursuit of equal rights for all


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015

Sun Belt roundup: No. 14 Ole Miss tops New Mexico State

Chad Kelly threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 14 Mississippi over New Mexico State 52-3 on Saturday in Oxford, Mississippi. Kelly, who came into the day …


Boise City Hall removes Mississippi flag because of Confederate logo

BOISE – The Mississippi state flag was removed from a display of all 50 state flags in front of Boise City Hall on Wednesday, after Boise Mayor David Bieter expressed …


UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2015

Former VA doctor Morgenstern pleads not guilty to additional sex crime charges

A federal grand jury has returned additional charges against Craig Morgenstern, the former Spokane VA Medical Center doctor accused of drugging and raping a 13-year-old boy at his Nine Mile …


BYU returns to Dayton with fond memories

BYU is back in the building where it pulled off the biggest comeback in NCAA men’s basketball tournament history. The Cougars (25-9) play Mississippi (20-12) in a first-round game tonight …


TCU makes statement in rout of Ole Miss

ATLANTA – Gary Patterson knew just what to say when asked if TCU’s rout of Mississippi was a statement the Horned Frogs should have been in the four-team playoff. “I …


Hook-injured turtles released after treatment

JACKSON, Miss. – Ten young sea turtles nursed back to health after swallowing anglers’ hooks are headed back into the Gulf of Mexico. The animals released Saturday are among 213 …


Rebels thump Broncos

ATLANTA – Bo Wallace threw four touchdowns passes in a sloppy season opener, and No. 18 Mississippi pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Boise State 35-13 on Thursday …


TCU beats Texas Tech at College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. – Boomer White drove in the go-ahead run in a dramatic eighth inning, and TCU beat Big 12 rival Texas Tech 3-2 in the College World Series on …


Wallace leads Ole Miss win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bo Wallace ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score as Mississippi beat Georgia Tech 25-17 Monday in the Music City Bowl for the Rebels’ second …


Brett Favre coaching at Mississippi high school

Brett Favre, the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player who made his living as one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history, now serves as an assistant coach. Or receiver. Or …


Nation in brief: Four more bodies found in desert

Four more bodies have been uncovered from the mesa west of Albuquerque, including a fetus found inside its mother’s skeleton, bringing the total remains found in the area to 10. …