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Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 7:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday's evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least seven deaths as it swept across the country. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow, freezing rain,...

The Latest: Video: Senator talks on making voting difficult

Nov. 15, 2018 7:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A newly released video shows a Republican U.S. senator talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote. The clip of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of...

The Latest: Sprawling wintry weather reaches New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 7:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather hitting the U.S. (all times local): 7:18 p.m. The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow and slowed the evening commute to a crawl. The wet snowfall and wind gusts Thursday downed numerous tree branches...

Ad uses lynching photo to slam senator's 'hanging' remark

Nov. 15, 2018 7:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A political ad uses a 1930 photo of a white crowd in Indiana posing around a tree as the lifeless bodies of two black men hang above them, lynched in nooses. The ad superimposes an unrelated photo of a current white senator from Mississippi as text appears: "This is where U.S. Senator...

No. 25 Mississippi State tries to spark offense vs. Arkansas

Nov. 15, 2018 10:26 AM EST

Arkansas (2-8, 0-6 SEC) at No. 25 Mississippi State (6-4, 2-4, No. 21 CFP), noon EST (ESPN) Line: Mississippi State by 21. Series Record: Arkansas leads 16-11-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Mississippi State is working to bounce back from last weekend's 24-0 loss to top-ranked Alabama and pile up wins for a trip to a better...

Mississippi traffic stop leads to arrest of Florida fugitive

Nov. 15, 2018 3:48 AM EST

BEAUMONT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a traffic stop has led to the arrest of a man wanted in Florida on molestation charges. WDAM-TV reports 41-year-old Yoel Benitez was arrested Tuesday and is awaiting extradition at the Perry County Jail. A Perry County Sheriff's Office statement says...

The Latest: Dead identified in bus crash near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 11:09 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting parts of the South (all times local): 6 p.m. A Mississippi official is identifying two women killed in a tour bus crash on an icy road near Memphis, Tennessee. DeSoto County Coroner Joshua Pounders says the dead are 70-year-old Betty Russell and 61-year-old Cynthia Hardin,...

Wiley, No. 9 Auburn rout Mississippi College 103-52

Nov. 14, 2018 11:04 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers had a perfect response when a lopsided game suddenly got close: Don't let the other team score. Austin Wiley scored 18 points and No. 9 Auburn scored 35 consecutive points during a second-half stretch in a 103-52 victory over Mississippi College on Wednesday night....

Storm: 2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy road near Memphis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:44 PM EST

BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest. The National Weather Service says snow and ice...

The Latest: Trump could return to Mississippi for senator

Nov. 14, 2018 8:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 6:20 p.m. President Donald Trump might return to Mississippi to campaign for a Republican U.S. senator who's facing a Democrat in a runoff. The White House is looking at holding a rally in...