From the Wire
- Florida High School Shooter in Custody; 'Numerous' DeathsA shooter opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing "numerous" people, sending students running out into the streets and SWAT team members swarming in before authorities took the shooter into custody.
- US Intel Sees Signs of Russian Meddling in MidtermsThree of the nation's top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections—part of what they say is Moscow's escalating cyber assault on American and European democracies.
- Judge Upholds Mississippi's Charter School LawHinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled Tuesday that diversions of local property taxes to charter schools are acceptable, and that the schools do not need to be overseen by a local or state superintendent.
- Mardi Gras Parade Honors New Orleans' TricentennialTens of thousands of revelers are expected on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary.
- UK Judge Upholds Arrest Warrant for WikiLeaks FounderA British judge on Tuesday upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than five years evading the law inside Ecuador's London embassy.
- Post-Katrina Debt Cleared for Four Southern Colleges Including TougalooThree historically black universities in New Orleans and one in Mississippi will see about $330 million in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump.
- Cortez EdwardsCortez Edwards scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, distributed six assists and had five steals and Southern Mississippi cruised to 72-54 win over Charlotte on Saturday night.
- Trump's $4.4 Trillion Budget Moves Deficit Sharply HigherPresident Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and—unlike the plan he released last year—never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years.
- Attorney General Suit: Weinstein Co. Failed to Protect WomenNew York's attorney general is accusing Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein of "repeatedly and persistently" sexually harassing female employees at his film company, according to a lawsuit filed on Sunday by the state prosecutor that could impact the company's potential ...
- Mississippi to Reopen Delta Prison to Hold Release ViolatorsMississippi's prison system announced Friday that it will reopen the Delta Correctional Facility in Greenwood this spring, mostly to house people who violate the terms of their probation or parole.
- Trump Signs Budget Deal, Government ReopensPresident Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway.
- Mississippi House Votes to Limit Powers of Attorney GeneralThe Republican-led Mississippi House voted Thursday to limit the powers of the attorney general who's the only Democrat in statewide office. But it's unclear whether the proposal will survive in the Senate.
- Mississippi Lawmaker Displays Unloaded Gun During DebateA Mississippi lawmaker said he was trying to make a point about the hypocrisy of gun laws when he held up an unloaded pistol during a debate.
- Pelosi Speaks for Record 8 Hours in Favor of 'Dreamers'House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants—and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could.
- Plan Would Send More Tax Money to Cities for Roads, WaterCities would receive a slightly larger share of Mississippi sales tax collections under a plan that lawmakers are debating.