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Former Mississippi state Sen. Rayborn dies at 83

Apr. 9, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A funeral has been held for former Mississippi state Sen. W.L. Rayborn of Brookhaven. The Daily Leader reports Rayborn was 83 when he died Friday. Services were held Tuesday in his hometown. Rayborn was elected in 1979, serving two decades in a district that included Lawrence,...

Trump EPA weighs reviving massive Mississippi flood project

Apr. 3, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Mississippi's governor toured massive flooding in the state, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it is giving another look to a long-dead flood control and drainage project in the Mississippi Delta that had been killed by the George W. Bush administration because of its...

Research on emergency medical internet set for Mississippi

Mar. 20, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi Medical Center will conduct research with a federal group to improve how emergency workers use mobile internet to provide medical care in rural areas. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith watched...

Mississippi politicos feud over civil rights monument status

Mar. 14, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's white Republican governor and the state's only black Democratic congressman are feuding over who should get credit for the home of a slain civil rights leader becoming a national monument. President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday creating five new national...

Trump makes national monument of civil rights' leaders home

Mar. 12, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi home of a slain civil rights leader became a national monument Tuesday as President Donald Trump signed a bill establishing the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument in Jackson. Medgar Evers was a World War II veteran who fought in Europe and returned to his...

Today in History

Mar. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 5, the 64th day of 2019. There are 301 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 5, 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in the crash of their plane, a Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tennessee, along with...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's epic speech is laced with fabrication

Mar. 3, 2019 8:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn't seem to mind at all. He got the unemployment rate wrong. He misstated his winning margin in the election. He reprised some of his most frequently told...

McDaniel won't seek statewide office in Mississippi in 2019

Feb. 28, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican state senator who has twice run for higher office says he won't seek a statewide position in Mississippi's 2019 elections. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville announced Thursday that he will "take a short break from statewide campaigns." Instead, McDaniel says he'll seek...