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Ray Garcia sweeps water from her home after a boat washed up against it, in Lakeshore, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Hurricane Zeta passed through Wednesday with a tidal surge that caused the boat to become unmoored. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zeta soaks Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Oct. 29, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people were without power and at least six were dead Thursday after Hurricane Zeta slammed into Louisiana and made a beeline across the South, leaving shattered buildings, thousands of downed trees and fresh anguish over a record-setting hurricane season. From the bayous of the...

A sailboat on a trailer sits overturned in Pass Christian, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta, which passed through Wednesday . (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Calls for voting extension in Georgia after Zeta

Oct. 29, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Zeta (all times CDT): 5 p.m. ATLANTA — A group of civil rights organizations is asking Georgia’s governor to extend early voting hours Friday after the storm disrupted voting Thursday in the battleground state. Groups including the Georgia NAACP and Fair Fight...

Mississippi investigating apparent suicide by inmate

Oct. 29, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections said investigators are examining an apparent suicide by an inmate. Jamie L. Eaton, 28, was pronounced dead in his cell just before midnight Saturday at Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton ruled...

Mississippi businessman to join state Ethics Commission

Oct. 29, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi businessman is joining the state agency that enforces ethics rules within the government. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph on Monday appointed Maxwell J. Luter, of Tylertown, to the Mississippi Ethics Commission. Luter, will replace Paul V. Breazeale, who served...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020, file photo, Alabama head football coach Nick Saban leads his team as they march on campus, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The mid-week news that Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 added a challenging backdrop for the season’s first Top 5 matchup. Saban figures to be communicating his marching orders and input from home while offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is manning the show within the football building. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

No. 2 Alabama hosts Mississippi State minus Waddle

Oct. 29, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Mississippi State (1-3 SEC) at No. 2 Alabama (5-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Alabama by 30. Series record: Alabama leads 82-18-13. WHAT’S AT STAKE Mississippi State is trying to add another bright spot to a season that has gone downhill since an opening win over LSU that now looks less...

Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers (2) passes under pressure from Texas A&M linebacker Aaron Hansford (33) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

No. 2 Alabama, minus Jaylen Waddle, hosts Mississippi State

Oct. 29, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense has put up some big passing numbers, just not nearly as big as those produced by Nick Saban’s Alabama team. A few years ago, saying a Saban team is putting up bigger numbers than one coached by Leach would have been unthinkable. But quarterback Mac Jones and the...

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Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison speaks at a campaign rally on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

In South, most Black Senate candidates since Reconstruction

Oct. 29, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding more Black candidates than it has since Reconstruction. In South Carolina, Jaime Harrison is raising a previously unfathomable amount of money in what has become a competitive fight to unseat one of the...

Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) looks downfield for an open man to pass to during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Oxford, Miss., Saturday Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Vanderbilt eager to play again, first up is game vs Ole Miss

Oct. 29, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores have tried to make up for lost time, hoping unexpected practice time will be evident when they finally play their first game in three weeks. The Commodores (0-3) became the first Southeastern Conference to fall below the 53 scholarship players required to...

Mike Bishop video chats in Byram, Miss., with his wife, Bonnie Bishop, who is hospitalized 40 miles away, on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. He's hoping she'll be back by Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Road trip: In Mississippi, love in the time of coronavirus

Oct. 29, 2020 7:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Her voice cracked as she spoke from her hospital bed. “I want to go home,” she pleaded. More than 40 miles away, her husband sat in their living room, looking intently into his phone as they spoke on a video call, trying to soothe her. Bonnie Bishop had been in the...