From the Wire
- Trump Says 'Missiles Coming' Against Syria, 'New and Smart'Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles "will be coming" in response to Syria's suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people.
- Ryan Won't Run for Re-Election as GOP Worries About MidtermsRepublican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, his office announced Wednesday, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall.
- Mississippi Governor Orders Closure of 83 Deficient BridgesRepublican Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday ordered the Mississippi Department of Transportation to immediately close 83 locally maintained bridges that the federal government says are in bad shape.
- "I'm Sorry:" Zuckerberg Opens Senate Hearing With an ApologyFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg began a two-day congressional inquisition Tuesday with a public apology for a privacy scandal that has roiled the social media giant he founded more than a decade ago.
- Cindy Hyde-Smith Sworn in as 1st Female Mississippi SenatorRepublican Cindy Hyde-Smith made history Monday when she was sworn in as the first woman to represent Mississippi in the U.S. Senate, a milestone that strategists hope will propel the former agricultural commissioner and early President Donald Trump supporter when ...
- Analysis: Tax Cuts, Spending to Raise Deficit to $1T by 2019The combined effect of President Donald Trump's tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill is sending the government's budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.
- Trial Over Prison Conditions in Mississippi Comes to a CloseClosing arguments are set in a federal trial in which inmates say they live in unsanitary and excessively violent conditions in a Mississippi prison.
- Clinic Widens Challenge of Mississippi Abortion RestrictionsMississippi's only abortion clinic is expanding its challenge of a state law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.
- Mississippi Court: Woman Has Parent Rights in Same-Sex SplitMississippi's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman has parental rights to a 6-year-old boy born to her ex-wife when the two were married, in a case watched by gay rights activists and groups aiding in vitro fertilization.
- AP: Record Number of Women File to Run for US House SeatsThe number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies of the Republican-controlled Congress.
- Suit: Mississippi Flag's Rebel Symbol 'Racially Demeaning'The Mississippi flag is "racially demeaning and hostile" because it contains the Confederate battle emblem, says a new federal lawsuit that seeks to ban one city from any public display of the state banner.
- MLK Honored as Thousands March to 'Keep the Dream Going'With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the "apostle of nonviolence" silenced by an assassin 50 years ago.
- Financial Demand Issued Against State Board of CosmetologyThe Mississippi auditor is demanding that Board of Cosmetology members pay the state about $21,000 because of lax oversight in money handling.
- Police Respond to Reports of Shooting at California YouTubePolice and federal officials have responded to reports of a shooting Tuesday at YouTube headquarters in Northern California.
- Diversity is 'Blessing' for Mississippi, New Ag Leader SaysFormer state Rep. Andy Gipson of Braxton was sworn in Monday as the state's eighth commissioner of agriculture and commerce.