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A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

Mike Espy readies to speak with reporters in Jackson, Miss., after winning the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. After his victory Tuesday, he will face Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Libertarian candidate Jimmy Edwards in November. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Biden endorses Democrat Espy in Mississippi US Senate race

Sep. 30, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is endorsing Mike Espy in Mississippi's U.S. Senate race as the former agriculture secretary again tries to unseat Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican loyal to President Donald Trump. Hyde-Smith was appointed to the Senate in the spring of 2018...

Mississippi State quarterback K.J. Costello (3) passes in the first half an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

QBs Costello, Trask set pace with big numbers in SEC openers

Sep. 30, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

Southeastern Conference fans expecting defenses to be ahead of offenses could not have been prepared for the big passing games from Mississippi State's K.J. Costello and Florida's Kyle Trask to open the season. Trask and Costello were the league’s biggest opening week surprises as they showed they are...

FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, civil rights movement activist James Meredith, right, greets a friend with a black power salute as he takes a coffee break at a north Jackson, Miss., grocery store.

James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figure

Sep. 30, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi. “Walk Against Fear: James Meredith,” scheduled to air Thursday on the Smithsonian Channel, examines the...

A teacher leads her students into an elementary school in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, as hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms in the city, resuming in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus is infecting a rising number of American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

Sep. 29, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities. Children of all ages now make up 10% of all U.S cases, up from 2%...

FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, Will Zalatoris plays his shot from the 14th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Southampton, N.Y. Zalatoris will have a PGA Tour card, the goal he set for himself at the start of the year. Still to be determined is when that happens. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Zalatoris getting a PGA Tour card a question of when and how

Sep. 29, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

Will Zalatoris will have a PGA Tour card, the goal he set for himself at the start of the year. Still to be determined is when that happens. Equally fascinating is how. Zalatoris had a pair of top-10 finishes to start the Korn Ferry Tour season when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf for three months. Because...

PGA Tour in Mississippi, Europe starts Rolex Series swing

Sep. 29, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

PGA TOUR SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Jackson, Mississippi. Course: Country Club of Jackson. Yardage: 7,461. Par: 72. Purse: $6.6 million. Winner's share: $1.18 million. Television: Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Defending champion: Sebastian Munoz. FedEx Cup leader: Bryson DeChambeau. Last week:...

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Mississippi: 'Fake' letter claims mask mandate abolished

Sep. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A letter circulating on social media claiming to be from the office of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and abolishing the statewide mask mandate is fake, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency officials said Sunday. “The letter is a FAKE,” the agency wrote on its Facebook...

Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach hugs safety Marcus Murphy (7) after an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU gets Air Raided; No. 3 OU upset

Sep. 27, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

The Pirate plundered the defending national champions. Oklahoma got its annual faceplant as a big favorite out of the way early. Texas made a crazy comeback to keep the Big 12 from going up in flames. College football was batty on Saturday, which for the first time in a season that was never a certainty made...

Mississippi State quarterback K.J. Costello (3) passes in the first half an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Costello's 623 yards lead Miss. St. past No. 6 LSU, 44-34

Sep. 26, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Mississippi State coach Mike Leach put his “Air Raid” offense in the hands of a transfer quarterback who showed up over the summer and the results were like nothing defending national champion LSU or the Southeastern Conference has ever seen. K.J. Costello passed...