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US Supreme Court won't hear lawsuit tied to contentious 2014 Senate race in Mississippi

Feb. 20, 2024 17:09 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it will not consider a dispute over a lawsuit filed by the family of a Mississippi lawyer who took his own life after he was arrested and accused of providing information to people who snuck into a nursing home and photographed the...

Patriots captain Matthew Slater announces retirement after 16 seasons, 3 Super Bowl titles

Feb. 20, 2024 14:09 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For more than a decade, Matthew Slater was universally celebrated as being the emotional centerpiece of the New England Patriots’ locker room, building a resume as one of the league’s most-decorated special teams players. After 16 NFL seasons, he says...

Ole Miss plays Mississippi State after Murrell's 26-point game

Feb. 20, 2024 03:57 AM EST

Ole Miss Rebels (19-6, 6-6 SEC) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (17-8, 6-6 SEC) Starkville, Mississippi; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Ole Miss visits the Mississippi State Bulldogs after Matthew Murrell scored 26 points in Ole Miss' 79-76 win over the Missouri...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Feb. 19, 2024 15:02 PM EST

Traverse City Record-Eagle. February 16, 2024. Editorial: Jail diversion corrects the systems A young man overdoses, and is so far gone that six doses of Narcan are required to bring him back to life. That night, the 21-year-old cried for hours because...

With few other options, football is hope for families in rural Mississippi

Feb. 19, 2024 10:29 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A winter sun is setting over the brown, patchy field where Ronald Redmond’s kids have been playing football since they were 5. The goalposts are rusting and the fence is ripped. But Redmond knows what kids who played on this field have gone on to achieve: high school...

Today in History: February 19, Franklin Roosevelt paves way for internment of Japanese

Feb. 19, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2024. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1942, during World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way...

14 GOP-led states have turned down federal money to feed low-income kids in the summer. Here's why

Feb. 16, 2024 00:28 AM EST

Lower-income families with school-age kids can get help from the federal government paying for groceries this summer, unless they live in one of the 14 states that have said no to joining the program this year. The reasons for the rejections, all from states with Republican...

First nitrogen execution was a 'botched' human experiment, Alabama lawsuit alleges

Feb. 15, 2024 18:01 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama death row inmate filed a lawsuit Thursday that challenges the constitutionality of nitrogen gas executions, arguing that the first person in the nation put to death by that method shook violently for several minutes in “a human experiment that officials...

Mississippi seeing more teacher vacancies

Feb. 15, 2024 16:31 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has 182 more teacher vacancies than last year, bringing the total number of openings to 2,775, according to survey results published Thursday by the state's education department. That trend extends to other school workers. The 2023-24 Educator...

Mississippi inmates were exposed to dangerous chemicals and denied health care, lawsuit says

Feb. 14, 2024 15:58 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Inmates at a Mississippi prison were forced to mix raw cleaning chemicals without protective equipment, with one alleging she later contracted terminal cancer and was denied timely medical care, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges. Susan Balfour, 62,...