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Lynching remark puts spotlight on Mississippi Senate race

Nov. 12, 2018 8:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A video of a white U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a "public hanging" is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state's history of lynching and boosting Democrats' hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South. Republican...

Feds: Priest lied about cancer in scam to raise money

Nov. 12, 2018 8:01 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Federal investigators said they have probable cause to believe a Mississippi priest fraudulently received donations by falsely telling people he had cancer and that his diocese knew that and concealed it. The allegations came in an affidavit written by a Department of Homeland...

Mississippi State faces 'reality' of disappointing season

Nov. 12, 2018 5:05 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's regular season has 10 days remaining and the schedule includes two winnable games against Arkansas and Ole Miss. But no matter the outcome, the Bulldogs' season has fallen short of expectations. This was supposed to be the year that Mississippi State challenged...

The Latest: GOP senator won't comment on 'hanging' remark

Nov. 12, 2018 1:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi making reference to a "public hanging: (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi says she won't answer questions about a "public hanging" comment she made at a campaign event. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith...

Critics rebuke Mississippi senator's 'public hanging' remark

Nov. 11, 2018 8:10 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2...

No. 18 Mississippi State beats Hartford 77-59

Nov. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon continued his hot start to the season, scoring a season-high 22 points to lead No. 18 Mississippi State to a 77-59 victory over Hartford on Sunday. Tyson Carter added 14 points for Mississippi State (2-0), and Aric Holman had 12 points and eight rebounds....

Officer fatally shoots man in Mississippi

Nov. 11, 2018 5:51 PM EST

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi are investigating the circumstances that led to a police officer fatally shooting a man. Capt. Johnny Poulos said in an emailed statement that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate the shooting, which happened Saturday...

S. Mississippi distances itself late from SMU for 74-64 win

Nov. 11, 2018 5:44 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Tyree Griffin scored 21 points and distributed seven assists and Southern Mississippi beat SMU 74-64 on Sunday. The Mustangs sped to a 10-2 lead before Southern Miss went on a 7-0 spurt to get back in it. Nat Dixon's 3-pointer capped an 8-0 run for a 29-22 Mustangs lead, but Southern Miss...

Defense powers No. 1 Alabama past No. 18 MSU, 24-0

Nov. 10, 2018 8:04 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's offense didn't put up the video game-like numbers that had seemingly become commonplace. The defense played so well, again, that it didn't matter. The top-ranked Crimson Tide had its second straight shutout in a 24-0 victory over No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday, while...

Davis wins debut, Ole Miss tops Western Michigan, 90-64

Nov. 10, 2018 7:13 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — There were no fireworks, no drama and that was exactly what Kermit Davis wanted in his Mississippi head coaching debut Saturday as the Rebels defeated Western Michigan 90-64. "I'm really pleased. Really pleased. We played with energy, shared the ball and got on them defensively," Davis...