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Miss. Governor Up with TV Ads, but No Air Time Yet for Dem

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's campaign is running its first TV commercials this election season, but a new analysis shows his Democratic challenger, truck driver Robert Gray, hasn't bought any air ...


Regulators Must Decide How Much Solar Power is Worth

The Mississippi Public Service Commission will hear public comments Tuesday on a plan to mandate that utilities pay solar panel owners for power they generate.

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Tadaharu Yamamoto

Tadaharu Yamamoto, president of Yokohama Rubber Co.'s Mississippi branch, says it will take up to two years to reach yearly capacity of 1 million truck and bus tires.


Proposal Would Erase Confederate Sign from Mississippi Flag

A new proposal seeks a statewide election on removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi flag. But it could be years before the issue gets on the ballot, and ...


Syria: New Russian Strikes, Talks in Paris on Assad's Future

The presidents of Russia and France, which both started bombing Syria this week, held talks Friday about their military operations as they tried to overcome differences on whether Syrian President ...


'We Began to Run': Students Describe Horror of Shooting

Armed with multiple guns, a 26-year-old man walked into a morning writing class at a community college in this rural Oregon town and opened fire, hitting some students with multiple ...


Musgrove to Make New Arguments in School Funding Lawsuit

Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove will make more arguments in a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars for 21 school districts.


Oregon Marijuana Shops Begin Sales to Recreational Users

Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.


House to Vote on Defense Bill that Obama Threatens to Veto

The defense policy bill is one of the few bipartisan measures in Congress that has readily become law for more than a half-century. Not so fast this year, as President ...


Afghan Troops Push into City of Kunduz, Taliban in Retreat

Afghan government forces pushed overnight into the strategic northern city of Kunduz that was captured by the Taliban earlier this week, forcing the insurgents to retreat amid heavy street battles ...


Russia Says Islamic State Group Not the Only Target in Syria

Russian jets carried out a second day of strikes in Syria Thursday, and some activists claimed that the targets included rebels backed by the United States as concerns grew about ...


Senators Reach Deal to Reduce Prison Time for Some Offenders

A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday that would overhaul the nation's criminal justice system, allowing some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and giving judges ...


Miss. Considering Policy on Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

Children's advocates are urging the Mississippi Department of Education to ban the use of seclusion and restraint for school discipline.

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RePublic Schools Charter Network Gets $9.6M for Expansion

An operator of charter schools in Tennessee and Mississippi is in line to receive $9.6 million in federal funding, with plans to spend the money on expansion.


Police Officer Fired, Accused of Illegally Seizing Cash

A former Jackson police officer faces federal charges of stealing money from undercover agents that he had been told were drug dealers.