Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. | Challenger: Mississippi senator’s ‘hanging’ comment harmful

JACKSON, Miss. — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a “public hanging,” her black Democratic challenger said Wednesday. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith made the remark in a video that surfaced Sunday. She praised a cattle rancher at a Nov. 2 campaign event in Tupelo by saying: “If … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Challenger: Mississippi senator’s ‘hanging’ comment harmful

BYHALIA, Mississippi | The Latest: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash in Mississippi

BYHALIA, Mississippi  — The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local): 4 p.m. A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman says two people are dead and 44 others have been injured aboard a tour bus that overturned on an icy highway in the northern part of the state near Memphis. Sgt. … Continue reading BYHALIA, Mississippi | The Latest: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash in Mississippi

GULFPORT, Miss. | Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse

GULFPORT, Miss.— A man has been arrested after he drove his pickup truck into a courthouse in Mississippi. News outlets reported that the Gulfport Police Department said in a news release that 28-year-old Keith Cavalier told officers he intentionally crashed into the Harrison County Courthouse early Saturday because it was the best way to let … Continue reading GULFPORT, Miss. | Man crashes pickup truck into Mississippi courthouse

JACKSON, Miss | Mississippi US senator won’t discuss ‘public hanging’ remark

JACKSON, Miss — A white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi, a state with a notorious history for lynchings, says she will not answer questions about a video that shows her at a campaign event praising a cattle rancher by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if he invited her to one. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss | Mississippi US senator won’t discuss ‘public hanging’ remark

TALLAHASSEE, Florida | The Latest: Experts: Storm could be one of Panhandle’s worst

TALLAHASSEE, Florida— The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Worried meteorologists now expect a strengthening Hurricane Michael to slam into the Florida Panhandle as one of the worst storms in the region’s history. The National Hurricane Center’s late Tuesday forecast predicted the storm would approach the central Panhandle region Wednesday as a … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Florida | The Latest: Experts: Storm could be one of Panhandle’s worst

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flake says Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says President Donald Trump’s mocking of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was “not right” and “kind of appalling.” But Flake isn’t saying whether he’ll vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Flake says Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Attorney blasts Trump for mocking Ford at rally

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10 p.m. A lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford is condemning President Donald Trump for mocking his client, who has said she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were teenagers. Attorney Michael Bromwich tweets that Trump engaged in a “vicious, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Attorney blasts Trump for mocking Ford at rally

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: ‘I DON’T REMEMBER’ Trump ignites a campaign rally crowd in Mississippi by mocking the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. KAVANAUGH’S ‘REVENGE’ THEORY OPEN TO INTERPRETATION To some, … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today