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Mississippi man dead following police shooting

Sep. 28, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — A 25-year-old Mississippi man has died after a shooting involving a special police unit. Jaylen Lewis was shot during an encounter Sunday night with officers of Mississippi's Capitol Police force. The Capitol Police is a unit of the Mississippi Department of...

Bills' Jackson returns to practice week after neck injury

Sep. 28, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills' injury report was lengthy on Wednesday. However it couldn’t compete with the width of Dane Jackson’s smile. In a little more than a week, the Bills starting cornerback went from feeling helpless in having his head...

Mississippi city with water woes to replace some lead pipes

Sep. 28, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Mississippi's capital city said Wednesday that workers have found lead in water pipes at 16 buildings out of nearly 24,000 checked so far — the latest indication of problems in Jackson's long-troubled water system. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar...

Man gets 30 years in slayings of father, grandmother

Sep. 27, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of shooting to death his father and his grandmother in 2014 has pleaded guilty and will serve a 30-year sentence, prosecutors said Tuesday. Tyrone C. Liddell Jr., 29, entered the plea to second-degree murder and manslaughter in the deaths of...

NAACP says Jackson's water problems are civil rights issue

Sep. 27, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a federal complaint Tuesday, the NAACP said Mississippi officials “all but assured” a drinking water calamity in Jackson by depriving the state’s majority-Black capital city of badly needed funds to upgrade its infrastructure. The organization asked the...

Funds to aid Jackson's water system held up as governor rose

Sep. 27, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before people in Jackson were recently left without running water for several days, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves claimed to have helped block money to fund water system repairs in the capital city. Reeves, a Republican, blames Jackson's water crisis on...

McIlroy returns to St. Andrews for Dunhill; LPGA in Texas

Sep. 27, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

EUROPEAN TOUR ALFRED DUNHILL LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: St. Andrews, Scotland. Courses: St. Andrews (Yardage: 7,318. Par: 72); Carnoustie GL (Yardage: 7,394. Par: 72); Kingsbarns GL (Yardage: 7,227. Par: 72). Prize money: $5 million....

Company plans to make Dixie paper plates in Tennessee

Sep. 27, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say Georgia-Pacific plans to spend at least $425 million to build a facility that will make Dixie-brand paper plates in Jackson. The project is expected to create 220 jobs in Madison County, and construction is expected to start before...

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Sep. 26, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks. The...

AP source: Funding bill includes more than $12B on Ukraine

Sep. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $12 billion in Ukraine-related aid will be included as part of stopgap spending bill that would fund the federal government into mid-December, a person familiar with the legislation said Monday. The funding package, which Congress is set to consider this...