From the Wire
- New Accusation Rocks Kavanaugh Nomination; Trump Stands FirmPresident Donald Trump staunchly defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee against a new allegation of sexual misconduct Monday, calling the accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh "totally political."
- Mississippi Casino Revenue Rises as Sports Betting BeginsOverall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state. State revenue department figures released Thursday show gamblers lost $181 million statewide in August, up 8 percent from $168 million in August ...
- Chris McDaniel: Allegations Against Kavanaugh 'Made Up'A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi says a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a "made-up" scandal as the left tries to derail the nomination of a conservative.
- US Again Slashing Number of Refugees It Will AcceptFor a second straight year the U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people ...
- Nora MillerTrustees on Friday named a new president of the Mississippi University for Women without conducting a full search, elevating acting president Nora Miller after a day of listening sessions on the Columbus campus.
- Trade War Escalates as China Announces Tariffs on US ImportsThe U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals.
- Mississippi Agency Says It Won’t Buy from Nike Over AdsMississippi's public safety commissioner disclosed Saturday that state police will no longer buy Nike products, saying the athletic apparel maker is unpatriotic and fails to support those in uniform.
- US Border Agent in Texas Confesses to 4 Killings, Police SayA U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who confessed to killing four women and assaulting a fifth who managed to escape remained in jail Monday, police said in court records.
- Kavanaugh's Accuser Willing to Talk to Congress, Lawyer SaysThe woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her lawyer said Monday.
- Manafort Pleads Guilty, Will Cooperate With Special CounselFormer Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to two federal crimes after cutting a deal with prosecutors and agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia probe.
- Commission Puts Two US Senate Races Atop Mississippi BallotMississippi's two U.S. Senate races will appear at the top of the November ballot. The last time Mississippi had two Senate races in 2008, the special race was initially put at the bottom of the ballot but was moved to ...
- Four Mississippi Universities Added to Fiber Optic NetworkA Mississippi telecommunications company says four public universities are joining a state-owned fiber optic network.
- Trump Rejects Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll, Blames DemsPresident Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him ...
- US, Cuba to Meet on Mysterious 'Health Attacks' in HavanaNational security agencies and members of Congress are frustrated by the lack of answers about what the United States describes as "health attacks" that have injured American diplomats in Cuba.
- 'Don't Play Games With It': Florence Takes Aim at SoutheastPeople who thought they were relatively safe from the onslaught of Hurricane Florence began boarding up and Georgia's governor declared a state of emergency Wednesday as uncertainty over the path of the monster storm spread worry along the Southeastern coast.