From the Wire
- Noah BarbieriMillsaps College says one of its students has been named a Truman Scholar.
- Mississippi High Court: Execution Plans Can be Kept SecretMississippi does not have to publicly disclose details of how it carries out executions, the state's highest court ruled Thursday.
- Russia Vetoes UN Resolution to Condemn Syria Chemical AttackRussia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack that killed nearly 90 people.
- Judge Cuts Fine to $20,000 for Man Convicted in Bribery CaseA businessman who bribed Mississippi's former prisons chief will only have to pay a $20,000 fine, not the $150,000 originally imposed, after he testified Wednesday that his debts outweigh his assets.
- Wicker Praises End of Partisan Filibuster on Judicial SeatsSen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi is praising fellow Republicans for blocking Democrats' ability to filibuster judicial nominations — a move that led to confirmation of Neal Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Nissan Faces More Labor Law Charges at Mississippi PlantThe National Labor Relations Board is leveling new charges that Nissan Motor Co. and a contract worker agency at Nissan's Mississippi plant are violating workers' rights.
- Judge Again Finds Discrimination in Texas' Voter ID LawA judge ruled for a second time Monday that Texas' strict voter ID law was intentionally crafted to discriminate against minorities, which follows another court finding evidence of racial gerrymandering in how Republican lawmakers drew the state's election maps.
- Official: Russia Knew in Advance of Syrian Chemical AttackThe United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday.
- Shea PattersonShea Patterson had a three-game, crash course as Mississippi's quarterback in November after senior starter Chad Kelly went down with a knee injury.
- Mississippi-Based Trustmark Closes Purchase of Alabama BankMississippi-based Trustmark Corp. has completed its purchase of Alabama-based Reliance Bank for $23.7 million in cash.
- Analysis: Someone Might Want a Trial in Epps Bribery CaseNone of the people accused of bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps have gone to trial. Yet. But Dr. Carl Reddix might be ready to risk it.
- Physician Seeks Dismissal of Prison Contract Bribery CaseA physician accused of bribing Mississippi's former prisons chief says charges against him should be dismissed because prosecutors can't prove the corrections official did anything to improperly influence prison medical contracts awarded to the doctor's company.
- US Strike on Syria is Widely Praised, but Angers RussiaWorld leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early Friday on a Syrian air base in response to this week's chemical attack, while Russia condemned the move as "aggression" and suspended crucial coordination with Washington ...
- Congressman Seeks to Stop Deportation of Outspoken ImmigrantA Mississippi congressman is trying to prevent deportation of an immigrant who spoke out against President Donald Trump's policies.
- House Intel Committee Chair Steps Away from Russia ProbeThe chairman of the House intelligence committee announced Thursday he is temporarily stepping aside from the panel's probe into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.