From the Wire
- Sandra Day O'Connor Announces Likely Alzheimer's DiagnosisSandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, "probably Alzheimer's disease."
- Emmett Till Cousin Set to Speak at a Mississippi UniversityA cousin of Emmett Till is returning to Mississippi to speak about the 1955 abduction and killing of the black teenager, which helped galvanize the civil rights movement.
- Governor Names 5 to New Mississippi Lottery Corp. BoardGov. Phil Bryant is naming three businesspeople, a lobbyist and a longtime educator to the board that will oversee creation and operation of a Mississippi lottery.
- Ole Miss Donor's Name Being Removed After Racist CommentA donor's name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist.
- ACT Score Flat for 2018 Mississippi High School SeniorsMississippi's ACT scores were flat last year on the college readiness test.
- Trump Warns Honduras Over Migrant Caravan Now in GuatemalaU.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn't stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants, even as they resumed their northward trek through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border.
- GOP Sen. Hyde-Smith, Democrat Espy Each Top $1M in 3 MonthsA Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi and one of her Democratic challengers both report raising more than $1 million from July through September.
- Board Approves 2 New Mississippi Charter Schools, Rejects 1Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday approved plans for a group that runs three charter schools in Jackson to open two more there.
- Jordan Ta'amuJordan Ta'amu might have only started 12 games under center for Mississippi, but he's helped guide one of the top offenses in the country during that stretch.
- Government Spends Millions to Guard Confederate CemeteriesAfter last year's deadly clash between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, the federal government quietly spent millions of dollars to hire private security guards to stand watch over at least eight Confederate cemeteries, documents from the Department of ...
- Judge Will Decide Mississippi's $1B Lawsuit Against UtilityA federal judge will decide a $1 billion-plus lawsuit by the state of Mississippi against its largest private electrical utility.
- Manhattan DA Drops Part of Weinstein CaseManhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on the account one of ...
- Legislative Report Evaluates Local Taxes in MississippiA watchdog group says 68 cities and 14 counties in Mississippi are collecting local taxes on hotel stays and restaurant meals, for purposes such as promoting tourism or development.
- McConnell to AP: Gender Gap Hurts GOP But Kavanaugh HelpsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that Republicans have a longstanding gender gap when it comes to American women, but he stood by one key Senate woman, saying "nobody's going to beat" Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition ...
- Supreme Court Considering Case on Detention of ImmigrantsAn immigration case before the Supreme Court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States.