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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 15, 2019 2:01 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows a rigged voting machine in Mississippi as a voter clicks...

Mississippi editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 2:58 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Nov. 12 The Columbus Dispatch on organized coat drives: Today's bitterly cold weather is more a preview of coming attractions than the arrival of winter, which doesn't officially begin until Dec. 21. As we arose to the first genuinely cold day since last winter,...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 8, 2019 4:22 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows British Labour Party's Brexit minister stumped on...

Mississippi governor-elect honors veterans at ceremony

Nov. 8, 2019 3:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov.-elect Tate Reeves said Friday that the family of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer exemplifies the service of U.S. military veterans. Reeves spoke at an early Veterans Day ceremony at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum —...

GOP insider leads transition for Mississippi governor-elect

Nov. 7, 2019 4:24 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Republican Party chairman will lead the transition team for Gov.-elect Tate Reeves. The Reeves campaign said Thursday that Brad White will do the job. White is stepping down as chief of staff for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Reeves was elected Tuesday and...

Analysis: Trump's GOP has no answer for suburban slide

Nov. 6, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The suburban revolt against President Donald Trump's Republican Party is growing. And if nothing else, the GOP's struggle across the South on Tuesday revealed that Republicans don't have a plan to fix it. In Kentucky, Trump and his allies went all in to rescue embattled Gov. Matt Bevin, who...

Mississippi Republicans sweep governor, 7 statewide offices

Nov. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in seven other statewide races on Tuesday, as they also decided a host of legislative and local offices. Here's a look at the key races on Mississippi ballots: GOVERNOR Republicans kept...

Dems flip Virginia; Kentucky governor race too close to call

Nov. 6, 2019 8:44 AM EST

Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow lead and...

Republican wins competitive race for Mississippi governor

Nov. 6, 2019 1:18 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans strengthened their dominance in Mississippi by keeping the governorship and picking up the last remaining statewide office that has been held by a Democrat. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the...