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Fires Burn in Ferguson After Mike Brown's Killer Escapes Indictment

Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early Tuesday and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael ...


Ferguson Gears Up for Today's Grand Jury Decision

A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor ...

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Harold Jackson

After weeks of scrutiny of head coach Harold Jackson's leadership, the Jackson State Tigers upset their rivals, Alcorn State, in perhaps the Tigers' biggest win of the season.


Iran Nuclear Talks to be Extended Until July

Facing significant differences still between the United States and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the Monday deadline and extended their talks for ...


Israel Leader Vows to Pass Nationality Law

Israel's prime minister vowed Monday to pass a contentious nationality law that has threatened the stability of his fragile coalition government, but he left the door open for negotiations to ...

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Obama to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others.


AP Sources: Hagel Resigning as Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through ...

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Winners and Losers in Obama's Immigration Plan

About 5 million people are expected to qualify under the measures outlined Thursday. But about 6 million who are in the country illegally will be left out.

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Bryant Wants $3 Million to Pay For Community College Tech Scholarships

Bryant first floated the proposal earlier this month while speaking at Nissan Motor Co. in Canton and repeated it Monday when he made his proposal for the 2015 budget.


Arguments Set in Mississippi Same-Sex Divorce Case

The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments Jan. 21 from a woman who wants the state to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.

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Arkansas Hosts Ole Miss: Things to Watch

Arkansas (5-5, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) hosts No. 8 Mississippi (8-2, 4-2) on Saturday with a chance to turn a 17-game SEC losing streak into back-to-back conference wins within a matter ...

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Mississippi State Hosts Vanderbilt: Things to Watch

Even if the fourth-ranked Bulldogs (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) win their final two regular-season games, there's no guarantee they'll have a chance to play for a SEC or national championship.


Prison Contracts Task Force is Reviewing Documents

Former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore said Friday that he and others on a new task force have already started examining contracts awarded by the Department of Corrections as they ...


Ferguson Grand Jury Still In Session, Protest Groups, Brown Family Call for Calm

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. ...


Mike Moore, Others Join Board to Review Epp's Prison Contracts

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former attorney general has been appointed to a five-member task force that will review contracts awarded by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.