From the Wire
- Analysis: Mississippi Budget Practices Receive Mixed GradesA nonpartisan group that evaluates state government budget practices is giving mostly midlevel marks to Mississippi.
- Ito SmithIto Smith ran for 150 yards and scored two touchdowns to propel Southern Mississippi to a 43-34 victory over Rice on Saturday.
- US Cities, States Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate DealA group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.
- Slain Activist's Family Sees Mississippi Civil Rights MuseumThe family of a man killed in 1966 by the Ku Klux Klan received a private preview Friday of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum that is opening next month.
- State: Disclosure Could Lead to Inability to Do ExecutionsLawyers for the state of Mississippi argued Wednesday that disclosing information could destroy the state's ability to get the drugs needed for executions, urging a federal judge to block death row inmates suing the state from obtaining any more information.
- Jackson School Takeover Back on Table Under Separate LawA state takeover of the Jackson school district is back on the table, less than a month after Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant decided he wanted a more collaborative approach to its problems.
- Virginia, New Jersey Reject 'Trumpism' as Dems Score Major VictoriesSeizing his party's first major Trump-era victory, Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, a bruising election that tested the power of President Donald Trump's fiery nationalism against the energy ...
- Maine OKs Medicaid Expansion in First-of-its-Kind ReferendumResidents of Maine, a rural state grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population, voted Tuesday to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and join 31 other states that have expanded Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's ...
- Lawyer: Legislators Don't Have to Give Up Documents in SuitMississippi legislators are telling a federal judge that they shouldn't have to turn over documents about their 2016 vote to shift control of Jackson's airports to a new board mostly appointed by state officials.
- Jordan Ta'amuWith seconds ticking off and just inches to work with in the left corner of the end zone, Mississippi quarterback Jordan Ta'amu put the football just where D.K. Metcalf had to be.
- House GOP Weighs Repeal of Health Mandate in Tax BillRepublicans are weighing a repeal of a key tenet of the Obama-era health care law in their tax overhaul as the House's tax-writing committee begins work on shaping the bill.
- Immigrant Girl with Cerebral Palsy Released, Now with FamilyU.S. authorities released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.
- Congressional Leaders Call for Sexual Harassment TrainingLeading lawmakers are calling for mandatory training and other steps to prevent sexual harassment in Congress as the national spotlight on gender hostility in the workplace falls on Capitol Hill.
- 'Defenseless People': Gunman Kills 26 at South Texas ChurchA gunman dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a small South Texas church, killing 26 people in an attack that claimed tight-knit neighbors and multiple family members ranging in age from 5 ...
- Mississippi Science Museum Displays Moonshot Command ModuleInfinity Science Center is displaying the command module from Apollo 4, an unmanned 1967 mission that successfully demonstrated the full Saturn V rocket and the capsule that would carry men to the moon.