Update: 2 senators to speak at ex-Sen. Cochran’s funeral

U.S. 05/31/19, 17:59

The Latest on funeral services for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (all times local):5:50 p.m.Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will speak at the funeral of Thad Cochran, who was chairman of the committee for several years.An American flag ...

No end seen to struggle as Mississippi flood enters month 4

U.S. 05/29/19, 08:13

Larry Walls should have been out working in his fields last week. Instead, his John Deere tractor is parked on high ground, just beyond the reach of the ever-encroaching floodwaters in the southern Mississippi Delta.Four months into what seems like ...

Mississippi 6-week abortion ban heads to federal court

Health 05/21/19, 00:13

A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier.The law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at about six ...

Mississippi governor leads trade trip to Uzbekistan

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 13:31

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is in Uzbekistan this week to try to strengthen connections between the state and the country in central Asia.Bryant spokesman Bobby Morgan told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Republican governor and others left Sunday ...

Lawyers: Mississippi making abortion ‘virtually unavailable’

U.S. 04/26/19, 16:48

A Mississippi law banning most abortions starting at about six weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional and will make the procedure "virtually unavailable" in the state, reproductive rights attorneys say.In a court filing Thursday, the attorneys gave detailed arguments about why ...

Update: Trees toppled, houses damaged in North Carolina

U.S. 04/19/19, 19:08

The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 8 p.m. The National Weather Service reports downed trees and structure damage as severe storms roared through central and eastern North Carolina. A preliminary report said there was roof and structure damage ...

Mississippi officials defend ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

U.S. 04/18/19, 09:32

The office of Mississippi's Democratic attorney general filed papers this week defending a law that bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.It's one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. ...

APNewsBreak: Mississippi flag minus rebel X on license plate

U.S. 04/17/19, 11:42

Mississippi residents who want a state flag without the Confederate battle emblem now can display one on their license plate.Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Tuesday authorizing the state to sell several new specialty license plates. One of them features ...

Trump EPA weighs reviving massive Mississippi flood project

Politics 04/03/19, 14:56

The Trump administration is taking a fresh look at a long-dead Mississippi flood project that the late Sen. John McCain once called "one of the worst projects ever conceived by Congress." Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler confirmed Wednesday that his ...

Mississippi governor signs ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

Health 03/21/19, 14:20

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.Bryant's action came despite a federal ...

Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

U.S. 03/14/19, 16:41

Mississippi's white Republican governor and the state's only black Democratic congressman are feuding over who should get credit for the home of a slain civil rights leader becoming a national monument. President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday creating five new ...

Mississippi considers abortion ban after fetal heartbeat

U.S. 02/05/19, 20:21

Mississippi lawmakers are considering what could become one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. Bills that passed legislative committees Tuesday would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.Republican Gov. ...

New Mississippi law lets electric co-ops offer internet

Business 01/30/19, 12:36

Mississippi's 25 electrical cooperatives can now offer high-speed internet service Wednesday as Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law that immediately gives them that legal authority.Michael Callahan, CEO of Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi, said he was counseling patience as Bryant signed ...

Top 2018 Mississippi stories include Senate race, road money

Sports 12/29/18, 13:44

Mississippi elected a new senator while wrestling with its old ghosts, lawmakers approved a new funding stream to improve transportation after Gov. Phil Bryant was forced to close hundreds of bridges, and Mississippi saw the biggest expansion of gambling since ...

Update: Funeral held for slain Mississippi trooper

U.S. 10/04/18, 19:56

The Latest on funerals of law enforcement officers in Mississippi (all times local):6:45 p.m.Colleagues are remembering a slain Mississippi trooper as a brave man who loved family and enjoyed laughing at jokes.An honor guard of local lawmen and women salute ...

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