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Tippah cooperative could be next in Mississippi for internet

Oct. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi electric cooperatives continue to move toward offering internet. Tippah Electric Power Association board members voted this month to create a broadband internet subsidiary. The cooperative's 13,500 members in Tippah, Benton, Union, Prentiss and Alcorn counties are now...

Head of Bulgarian Radio ousted for move to silence critics

Oct. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A state media regulator is ousting the head of Bulgarian National Radio for switching its main news channel off the air for several hours last month in what was widely seen as an attempt to mute some critical journalists' voices. The Council for Electronic Media, a five-member panel,...

Kentucky zoo asks public to vote on name for elephant calf

Oct. 8, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A young elephant calf born this summer at a Kentucky zoo has just about everything he needs, except a name. But he's a step closer to getting one. The Louisville Zoo has announced three finalists: Fitz, Rocket and Walt. A Monday zoo statement says that more than 15,000 names were...

Indiana election upgrade leaves widespread paperless voting

Sep. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are launching a statewide election system upgrade that will add devices to perhaps 2,000 voting electronic machines and allow them to display a paper record to voters. Those devices are intended for placement before the May 2020 primary on 10% of Indiana's paperless...

DNC chairman effectively kills plans for virtual caucuses

Aug. 30, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats' plans for virtual presidential caucuses in Iowa and Nevada are effectively dead as the national party chairman said Friday the results would be vulnerable to hacking and abuse. Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, declared his opposition to plans for...

Mississippi getting set for hard-fought governor's race

Aug. 28, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and four-term Democratic Attorney General Jim...

The Latest: Massey only state senator to lose in runoff

Aug. 27, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi elections (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A Mississippi state senator has lost his re-election bid in a Republican runoff. Sen. Chris Massey of Nesbit was defeated on Tuesday by Michael W. McLendon. Massey is the only incumbent state senator to lose. He joins...

Reeves wins Republican nomination for Mississippi governor

Aug. 27, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November general election showdown with Democrat Jim Hood, the state's four-term attorney general. Reeves defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller...

The Latest: Stamps wins Democratic PSC nomination

Aug. 27, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi elections (all times local): 9 p.m. A Jackson City Council member has won the Democratic nomination for public service commissioner from Mississippi's central district. De'Keither Stamps defeated frequent candidate Dorothy "Dot" Benford in Tuesday's runoff....