Mississippi News: Yazoo Man, Michael Jones, to Spend 5 Years in Prison for 2016 Shooting

JACKSON, MS – Michael Jones of Yazoo City was sentenced Monday after a jury found him guilty on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge following an April 2016 shooting, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. Jones, 30, was sentenced by Yazoo County Circuit Court Judge Jannie M. Lewis-Blackmon to 10 years in the custody … Continue reading Mississippi News: Yazoo Man, Michael Jones, to Spend 5 Years in Prison for 2016 Shooting

SAN FRANCISCO | Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco’s new $2B terminal

SAN FRANCISCO— San Francisco officials shut down the city’s celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center’s public roof garden. Coined the “Grand Central of the West,” the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart of downtown after nearly a decade of construction. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco’s new $2B terminal

WASHINGTON | Trump hits ‘con job’ on Kavanaugh before showdown hearing

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical “con job” on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she “has nothing.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted that Kavanaugh would win approval, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump hits ‘con job’ on Kavanaugh before showdown hearing

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. | Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon. Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on YouTube , showed the actor hooked to a … Continue reading LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. | Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon

NEW YORK | Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial

NEW YORK— Hundreds of friends and fellow writers were in attendance for a memorial tribute to Philip Roth at the New York Public Library. Attendees on Tuesday included Robert Caro, Salman Rushdie, Mia Farrow and Don DeLillo. The speakers, whom Roth had selected years before his death in May at age 85, included the writers … Continue reading NEW YORK | Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial

NEW YORK | CBS taps media industry veteran Parsons as interim chairman

NEW YORK — CBS says it has named media industry veteran Richard Parsons as interim chairman of the board as the company moves to reshape itself following the ouster of longtime chief Les Moonves. Parsons is the former chairman of Time Warner and Citicorp. He was added to the board of CBS earlier this month … Continue reading NEW YORK | CBS taps media industry veteran Parsons as interim chairman

DETROIT | Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders enjoying new role with Lions

DETROIT — Barry Sanders shook hands with fans, posed for pictures and engaged in small talk outside a suite at Ford Field before the Detroit Lions opened the season against the New York Jets. At halftime, the Hall of Fame running back was on the field to turn a huge key, and the stadium’s speakers … Continue reading DETROIT | Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders enjoying new role with Lions

STANFORD, Calif. | Stanford’s O-line needs to fix ‘little’ things to help Love

STANFORD, Calif. — Bryce Love has yet to match last year’s record-setting season and Stanford football coach David Shaw said lack of consistent play by the offensive line has been a major contributor. Hit by injuries, the offensive line has yet to start the same five guys in back-to-back games, and Shaw thinks that’s just … Continue reading STANFORD, Calif. | Stanford’s O-line needs to fix ‘little’ things to help Love