From the Wire
- Mississippi Flag Foes Want Court Arguments on Rebel SymbolSome Mississippi residents are asking a federal court of appeals to fully consider their arguments that the state flag with the Confederate battle emblem represents white supremacy and sends a message that black people are not welcome.
- Bryant Sets Transport Session, but No Immediate ProposalMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant confirms that he will call legislators into special session next week to deal with transportation funding.
- Trump Nixes $92M Military Parade, Blames DC for High CostPresident Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag—a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first ...
- AP Newsbreak: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Dies at 76Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age ...
- 'Mississippi's Exiled Daughter' Recalls Civil Rights PushBrenda Travis was a high school student when she was arrested and expelled for participating in a sit-in in 1961— a punishment that led to the Burglund High School walkout in protest and essentially ushered in the civil rights movement ...
- Interstate 55 Expansion Wrapping Up Soon South of JacksonThe state Department of Transportation says all six lanes of Interstate 55 are opening Wednesday between south Jackson to the southern suburb of Byram.
- Mississippi Court Says Suit Against Google Can ContinueMississippi's Supreme Court says a state lawsuit against Google alleging violations of student privacy should stay in a northeast Mississippi court.
- Analysis: Road Money Session Waits on Lieutenant GovernorA special session to seek more money for Mississippi's roads and bridges could be drawing near. But nothing is likely to happen without Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' agreement, and many observers aren't sure what he wants.
- NFL Players Protest During Anthem, Drawing Rebuke from TrumpNFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump.
- US Courthouse in Mississippi Named for Former Sen. CochranA federal courthouse in Mississippi has been named for Thad Cochran, a longtime Republican U.S. senator who resigned this year.
- Mississippi Officials Seek Return of Medicaid OverpaymentsMississippi officials are trying to get two insurance companies that manage care for patients to repay Medicaid funds.
- Pence Outlines Plan for New Space Force by 2020Vice President Mike Pence told a Pentagon audience that the plan fulfills President Donald Trump's vow to ensure America's dominance in space—a domain that was once peaceful and uncontested that has now become crowded and adversarial.
- Mississippi Man Appeals Judge's Ruling Clearing ProsecutorA man accused of killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire is appealing a judge's ruling clearing a prosecutor of misconduct, saying the judge used the wrong legal standard.
- Charlottesville Gave Momentum to Confederate Monument FoesPressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum.
- Tesla CEO Drops Latest Bombshell With $72B Buyout ProposalTesla CEO Elon Musk is considering leading a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company's eight-year history trading on the stock market.