From the Wire | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

From the Wire


Tease photo College

Ole Miss Confirms: Hugh Freeze Has Resigned

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze has resigned after five seasons, bringing a stunning end to a once-promising tenure.

Tease photo Health Care

Poll: Most Say Feds Should Ensure Health Coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans aren't enthralled with "Obamacare" and they definitely don't like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about ...

Tease photo Health Care

Trump Administration Pulls Health Law Help in 18 Cities

President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have ...

Tease photo National

McCain's Cancer Diagnosis Jolts Senate

Sen. John McCain's diagnosis of brain cancer jolted the Senate where Republicans and Democrats offered prayers and words of encouragement for a six-term lawmaker with a war hero past.

Tease photo National

By Embracing Russia, Trump Bumps Up Against Top Advisers

President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to ...

Tease photo National

Trump Rages at Sessions in New York Times Interview

President Donald Trump told The New York Times in an interview Wednesday that he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself ...

Tease photo Crime

Justices Won't Block New Trial of Hinds District Attorney

The Mississippi Supreme Court has cleared the way for Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith to go on trial again.

Tease photo National

Trump Says He Wants Voter Fraud Commission to Have Open Mind

President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged members of his new voter fraud commission to approach their task with "a very open mind," despite having spent months making unfounded claims, without ...

Tease photo Politics

November Elections Set to Fill 2 Mississippi House Seats

Gov. Phil Bryant has set Nov. 7 special elections to fill two seats in the Mississippi House.

Tease photo Health Care

AP-NORC Poll: Negotiate on 'Obamacare,' Don't Just Kill It

Americans overwhelmingly want lawmakers of both parties to work out health care changes, with only 13 percent supporting Republican moves to repeal "Obamacare" absent a replacement, according to a new ...

Tease photo Immigration

Justices Uphold Refugee Ban but Say Grandparents Still OK

The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can ...

Tease photo Health Care

Trump Tweets Health Bill 'Will Get Even Better' at Lunch

President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up the pressure on reluctant Republicans to erase much of Barack Obama's health care law, tweeting, "They MUST keep their promise to America" and ...

Tease photo National

Trump to Nominate Jon Huntsman as US Ambassador to Russia

President Donald Trump announced his intention Tuesday to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia.

Tease photo National

APNewsBreak: US Restoring Asset Seizures, With Safeguards

The Trump administration will soon restore the ability of police to seize suspects' money and property with federal help, but The Associated Press has learned the policy will come with ...

Tease photo National

Trump Lets Iran Deal Live, but Signals He May Not for Long

Having accused Iran of flouting the nuclear deal, President Donald Trump was inclined to tell Congress that Tehran was violating it. His national security aides talked him out of it, ...