From the Wire
- Jury Recommends Life in Prison for Charlottesville KillerA jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville two summers ago.
- Trump Bickers with Dem Leaders, Threatens Government ShutdownBickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn't provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border.
- Mike MacIntyreUniversity of Mississippi has hired former Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre to be its new defensive coordinator.
- Cecil Brown Won't Run Again as Mississippi Utility RegulatorOne of Mississippi's three public service commissioners announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2019.
- Bryant Pledges Support for Cutting Criminal PunishmentsGov. Phil Bryant says he'll support efforts to reduce the number of Mississippians in prison in the 2019 legislative session.
- Mississippi Leaders Set Initial Outline for State BudgetTop Mississippi lawmakers are setting an early and slightly diminished version of state budget recommendations for the coming year.
- US Court Won't Reopen Lawsuit About Confederate-Themed FlagA federal appeals court is not reviving a lawsuit that tried to block a Mississippi city from flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.
- AP FACT CHECK: Entire Trump Tweet on Immigrant Aid is WrongPresident Donald Trump is spreading a false claim from supporters that people who are in the United States illegally receive more in federal assistance than the average American gets in Social Security benefits.
- Sex Offender Settles Suit, Averting Accusers' TestimonyA rich and politically connected money manager accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls reached a last-minute settlement Tuesday in a lawsuit, denying his alleged victims—for now, at least—the chance to testify against him.
- US Warns Russia it is Ready to Abandon Key Nuclear PactThe United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe's future security.
- Mueller to Detail Ex-NSA Flynn's Cooperation in Russia ProbeSpecial counsel Robert Mueller is set to give the first public insight into how much information President Donald Trump's former national security adviser has shared with prosecutors in the Russia investigation.
- Buddy GuyBaton Rouge, La., will honor blues legend and Louisiana native Buddy Guy during a ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 8.
- Jim Hood: Retirees Could Serve at Capitol Without Pension HitMississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's office says retired state employees may serve in the Legislature while continuing to receive their government pension, if certain conditions are met.
- Washington to Pay Respects, Bid Farewell to George H.W. BushGeorge H.W. Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state beneath the soaring U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday through Wednesday.
- Vehicle Found After 2 Kids Shot Near Mississippi HospitalAuthorities say they have recovered a vehicle and identified two persons of interest after the shooting of two young children near the University of Mississippi Medical Center.