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Miss. Ballot Set with Cochran as Senate Nominee

Mississippi elections commissioners have approved a November ballot listing Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as U.S. Senate nominees.


John Grisham, George W. Bush Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.


Federal Prosecutions Not Easy in Police Shootings

As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.


Judges Blast Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage Bans

Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks ...


UN Panel: Global Warming Human-Caused, Dangerous

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous—and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

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Jury Chosen in Buttocks Injection Death Trial

Opening arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a woman charged with giving unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed two women.


AP Sources: US Surveillance Planes Fly Over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State ...


Palestinian Officials: Cease-Fire Made with Israel

Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza, said Tuesday they have reached a deal with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed more ...


Putin Sits Down with Ukrainian President for Talks

The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine's separatist east.

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Walker Wilbanks

Jackson Prep headmaster Jason Walton says junior guard and defensive tackle Walker Wilbanks became ill during the second half of Friday's game.

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Analysis: Book Takes Fresh Look at Miss. History

The book is called "A New History of Mississippi," and a new approach is what Dennis Mitchell wanted when he wrote it.


KiOR Misses Contract Payment with Adams County

Struggling biofuel firm KiOR has missed a key payment to Adams County this week that would have allowed the company to continue holding onto its undeveloped proposed industrial site in ...


Ukraine: Russian Tank Column Enters Southeast

A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles has crossed into southeastern Ukraine, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place, a top Ukrainian official said ...


American Held in Syria Freed After Nearly 2 Years

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage ...


Fitch Launches Financial Literacy Initiative

State Treasurer Lynn Fitch says she wants to help Mississippi young people become more comfortable with handling their finances.