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Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advances in US Amateur

Aug. 12, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

BANDON, Ore. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Wilson Furr advanced to the second round of match play in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday, beating China's Aaron Du 6 and 4 at breezy Bandon Dunes. Furr, the 22-year-old rising Alabama senior from Jackson, Mississippi, will face Vanderbilt's Harrison Ott. “The...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus sits in front of a mural at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only. The Seattle Times reports the state’s largest school district approved the plan Wednesday. The remote learning plan passed with a wide-ranging amendment from school board members that...

Gov. Tate Reeves discusses his statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases of the new coronavirus during a COVID-19 press briefing, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Jackson, Miss. Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Greg Michel and State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, also spoke and provided an update on the coronavirus and the state's ongoing strategy to limit transmission. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi sees jump in virus cases after improving numbers

Aug. 12, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi reported one of its highest single-day increases in coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, after a few days of improving numbers. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,081 new confirmed cases and 45 deaths on Wednesday, one of the top five single-day death...

FILE - Fans cheer as the Michigan team takes the field at Michigan Stadium for an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 13, 2018. Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. From Ann Arbor to Los Angeles to Oxford, that most American of pursuits, college football, has either given up hope of getting in a traditional season or is flinging what amounts to a Hail Mary pass in a desperate attempt to hang on in the age of COVID-19.  (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across America

Aug. 12, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall. Southern Cal's famed white horse, Traveler, won't be galloping triumphantly after a Trojans touchdown. No one at Ole Miss knows for sure if partying fans will be belting out a well-lubricated "Hotty Toddy” in The Grove....

1 hurt in in Louisiana hospital shooting, suspect arrested

Aug. 12, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The suspect in a shooting early Wednesday at a north Louisiana hospital has been captured in south Mississippi near the Alabama line, authorities said. Shreveport Police announced on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon that Taniel Cole, 41, of Farmerville, Louisiana, was taken into...

Remains found of man missing since 2018

Aug. 12, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities have positively identified a man's remains discovered along the Mississippi River last month. The Adams County Coroner's Office said Monday the partial skeletal remains were those of Timothy Howell Hearn, of Vicksburg, who went missing from a towboat in St....

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Aug. 12, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Aug. 11 The Vicksburg Post on the discovery of remains identified as a man who went missing in 2018: There is nothing we can say, or in this case, write, that would in any way ease the pain, the grief of the family of Timothy Howell Hearn. There is nothing we can...

Secretary of State Michael Watson, gives members of the Senate and House Elections Committees an overview of upcoming COVID-19 precautions that will be undertaken by election bailiffs statewide during a joint hearing at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Lawsuit seeks clarity on Mississippi voting amid COVID-19

Aug. 12, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new lawsuit says Mississippi’s absentee voting law is confusing and could be applied inconsistently during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Hinds County Chancery Court. It asks a judge to issue a statewide declaration that would allow absentee voting...

Mississippi city's police department gets new chief

Aug. 12, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — The Wiggins Police Department has a new chief who is no stranger to the department. Jeff Thomas has been named to replace Chief Matt Barnett, who will retire at the end of August. Thomas began his law enforcement career in 1997 at the Wiggins Police Department. Since 2008, he’s...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...