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Jackson Police Chief Says Officer Fired After Bribery Charge

A Jackson police officer has been fired after being indicted on a federal bribery charge.


Judge Lets Pro-Charter School Groups Join Lawsuit Over Money

A Hinds County judge will let three groups that favor charter schools intervene in a lawsuit challenging whether such schools can legally receive Mississippi education money.


FBI Director: Database Coming on Police Use of Deadly Force

The FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instances of police use of deadly force, FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress on ...


Houston Authorities: 6 Wounded in Shooting; Suspect Dead

Houston authorities say a gunman who wounded six people at a strip mall on the city's southwest side before dawn Monday is dead.


Mall Shooting Suspect: 'Creepy,' Multiple Arrests, Disputes

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept ...


Debate Night: Clinton, Trump Set for High-Stakes Showdown

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their ...


Charlotte Ends Curfew Imposed After Black Man Shot by Police

Charlotte lifted its midnight curfew, signaling movement toward normalcy after a state of emergency was imposed following the shooting death of a black man by police last week that brought ...


Doubts Remain After Charlotte Police Shooting Video Released

Charlotte police released dramatic video Saturday that shows officers with guns drawn surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles and ...


Ole Miss Chancellor Calls Student's Online Comment 'Racist'

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi chancellor on Friday condemned a student's online comment about lynching as "racist, offensive and hurtful" after dozens of other students said the ...

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Les Miles is Out, Orgeron Head Coach at LSU

LSU fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach.


Analysis: As Prison Closes, State Still Reckons with Debt

If you've got to keep paying for something, you might as well use it. That, more than anything, might be the logic behind the announcement from Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Marshall ...

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Civil-Rights Session for Mississippi Teachers Set for Oct. 8

A workshop next month will show north Mississippi teachers how to develop lessons about local civil-rights history.


Charlotte Under State of Emergency in 2nd Night of Protests

Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with ...


Planned Parenthood Pushes Challenge of Mississippi Law

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to quickly rule in its favor and overturn a Mississippi law that bans Medicaid spending with any health care provider that offers abortion.


City of Ridgeland Agrees to Stop Seeking Removal of Apartments

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city has agreed with federal officials to stop trying to zone 1,400 apartments out of existence.