From the Wire
- Four Louisiana Men to Plead Guilty in Mississippi Bribe SchemeFour Louisiana men say they'll plead guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts.
- Advocates: Mississippi Plant Fires Workers Left After RaidA Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said.
- Israel Bans Entry to Outspoken US CongresswomenIsrael said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that it would "show ...
- Mississippi Could Drop High School History ExamA testing task force voted by email last week to recommend that the state Board of Education scrap a now-required U.S. history test. Students formerly had to pass that test, plus exams in English, algebra and biology to graduate.
- Federal New York Lockup Draws New Scrutiny in Epstein DeathThe apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein has brought new scrutiny to a federal jail in New York that, despite chronic understaffing, houses some of the highest-security inmates in the country.
- Documents: Plant Owners 'Willfully' Used Ineligible WorkersSix of seven Mississippi chicken processing plants raided Wednesday were "willfully and unlawfully" employing people who lacked authorization to work in the United States, including workers wearing electronic monitoring bracelets at work for previous immigration violations, according to unsealed court ...
- Stennis to Play Key Role as NASA Moves ‘Forward to the Moon’NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on July 25 that the Stennis Space Center will test the Space Launch System core stage, also known as the "Green Run test."
- ICE Raids Food Plants on Day of Trump Visit to Grieving CityU.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade.
- Hood Wins Dem Nod for Mississippi Governor; GOP Runoff AheadFourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood beat seven rivals to become the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor, while on the Republican side, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves faces a runoff in three weeks against former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill ...
- White Man Pleads Guilty to Burning Cross in Mississippi TownA white man has admitted in federal court that he burned a wooden cross in an effort to frighten black families in a small Mississippi town.
- Mississippi Primaries Whittle List of Governor CandidatesMississippi's four-term attorney general Jim Hood is seeking to defeat seven low-budget candidates in Tuesday's Democratic primary, his sights set on breaking the Republican grip on the Mississippi governorship that's held for 24 of the past 28 years.
- Trump Says He Wants Stronger Gun Checks but Gives No DetailsPresident Donald Trump on Monday condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as "barbaric" attacks and crimes "against all humanity" as he called for bipartisan cooperation to strengthen the nation's gun laws.
- El Paso Suspect Appears to Have Posted Anti-Immigrant ScreedAbout 20 minutes before the shooting started at an El Paso Walmart, a rambling screed was posted to an online message board saying the massacre was in response to an "invasion" of Hispanics coming across the southern border.
- Hate Ruled Out, but Motive Still a Mystery in Dayton AttackAs authorities in Ohio try to pin down a motive for the weekend's second U.S. mass shooting and dig into the slain shooter's life, what they find might also help answer another big question looming over the tragedy: What, if ...
- Appeals Court Won't Reverse Mississippi District Line ChangeA federal appeals court is rejecting an effort that sought to reverse the redrawing of boundaries of a state Senate district in Mississippi.