From the Wire
- Comey: FBI Probing Links Between Russia, Trump AssociatesFBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
- Groups Seek to Open 9 Charter Schools in Mississippi, Two in JacksonNine charter school operators say they're interested in opening new schools in Mississippi.
- Mississippi Power's Kemper Plant Blows Deadline After LeakAfter a tubing leak in part of its Kemper County power plant, Mississippi Power Co. now says it's unsure when the $7 billion plant will be finished.
- Mississippi's Only Academic Hospital Cuts Jobs to Fix BudgetThe University of Mississippi Medical Center is cutting jobs to deal with a budget shortfall.
- Bryant Nominates GOP Lawmaker for Workers Comp CommissionMississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is nominating a longtime Republican lawmaker to serve on the three-member Workers Compensation Commission.
- Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump's New Travel Ban Aimed At Muslim-Majority CountriesGREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of ...
- Trump Blasts Release of 2005 Tax Form, Reporter's AccountPresident Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to newly disclosed tax documents.
- Mississippi to Begin Tracking Assets Seized by Police GroupsMississippi will begin tracking money and assets seized by police agencies and require more oversight of such forfeitures after Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 812 .
- White House Appears to Soften Trump's Claim on WiretappingThe White House on Monday appeared to soften President Donald Trump's unproven assertion that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the election.
- Congress' Analyst: Millions to Lose Coverage Under GOP BillFourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that figure would grow to 24 million by 2026, Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts projected Monday.
- Legislators Back Down from Confederate Flag ThreatThe Mississippi House has halted a push to require that universities fly the state's Confederate-themed flag.
- Nick WeatherspoonNick Weatherspoon scored a game-high 18 points to lead Velma Jackson over Cleveland East Side 46-32 and claim the Mississippi Boys 3A state championship on Saturday.
- No Flush, No Shower: Mississippi Capital City in Water PinchPortable toilets are parked outside the Mississippi Capitol, city residents are stocking up on bottled water and restaurants are evaluating whether they can stay open with little or no water from the tap.
- Volkswagen Pleads Guilty, Agrees to $4.3 Billion FineVolkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice and agreed to pay a $4.3 billion penalty for a brazen scheme to program nearly 600,000 vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.
- Women's Health Services Face Cuts in Republican BillWomen seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House Republicans' proposed bill.