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Mississippi Power Says It's Likely to Miss Kemper Deadline

Mississippi Power Co. says it's likely to miss another deadline on its Kemper County power plant and to have to repay $250 million in tax credits to its parent company.


Judge Mulls Whether to Dismiss Mississippi Election Dispute

A federal judge is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit over a 2015 Mississippi election that tied, went to a drawing of straws won by the Democratic incumbent and was ...


Emails: LGBT Law Cost N. Carolina Project with 700 Jobs

Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company's decision to pick another state for a new project that includes ...


Mississippi's Harper Named Chair of House Admin Committee

Republican Rep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi has been named chairman of U.S. House Administration Committee.


Lawsuits Seek to Block or Halt Wisconsin, Michigan Recounts

Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in ...


GOP Chairman Who Targeted Clinton in No Rush on Trump

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who promised before the election to investigate Democrat Hillary Clinton for years, says he will wait until President-elect Donald Trump takes office ...


Stop Hillary PAC, Other Trump Supporters File Federal Lawsuit to Block Wisconsin Recount

Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump have filed a federal lawsuit trying to stop Wisconsin's ongoing presidential election recount.


House Pushes Ahead with $611 Billion Defense Policy Bill

The Republican-led House is pushing ahead with a $611 billion defense policy bill that prohibits closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, forbids the Pentagon from trimming the number of ...


Trump to Nominate Retired Gen. James Mattis to Lead Pentagon

Breaking once more from presidential custom, Donald Trump is turning to a military man to steer the U.S. military, choosing retired Gen. James Mattis, who will be the first career ...


Foreclosed Trump Voter on Treasury Secretary Pick: 'He's Now Backing His Buddies'

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink. She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the ...


Next Test for Pipeline Protesters: the North Dakota Winter

So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on ...


Tempers Flare as Campaign Aides Assess Still-Raw 2016 Race

Tempers flared and political fault-lines were inflamed, as aides to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gathered for their first meeting since Election Day.


US Judge Hears Arguments in Mississippi House Election Spat

A federal judge hears arguments Friday over whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a 2015 Mississippi election that went to a drawing of straws.


Lawyer: Greenville Superintendent Fired, but Seeks Reversal

The lawyer for Greenville Superintendent Leeson Taylor says the school board has fired Taylor, and that a meeting Tuesday with the school board was Taylor's appeal.


White House Announces Support for Women in Military Draft

The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft.