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Anti-abortion centers to grow, wield more influence post-Roe

Jun. 27, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — “Woman’s Choice,” the sign proclaims in bold pink letters. But despite promising abortion information and free pregnancy testing, the facility in Charleston, West Virginia, is designed to steer women facing an unwanted pregnancy away from choosing an abortion. ...

What to watch in primaries in Colorado, Illinois, elsewhere

Jun. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week's stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week's nominating contests could offer the first clues as to whether the...

Ole Miss championship validates Elko's decision to return

Jun. 27, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tim Elko's presence as a leader has loomed so large over the Mississippi baseball program that coach Mike Bianco has suggested, maybe only half-jokingly, that a statue should be built of him. Elko had his own idea for a statue after the Rebels swept Oklahoma in...

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson makes midseason move to LSU

Jun. 27, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

The Minnesota Twins must make a midseason change to a vital role on their field staff, with the sudden departure of pitching coach Wes Johnson for a lucrative college job at LSU. Before opening a five-game set at AL Central rival Cleveland on Monday, the Twins announced that Johnson...

10-day clock starts on closing Mississippi abortion clinic

Jun. 27, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has taken a step to activate a law that will ban most abortions in the state. The 2007 state law says the Mississippi attorney general must publish an administrative notice if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v....

Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson to exit for same job at LSU

Jun. 26, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that's scheduled...

Mississippi wins first CWS title by sweeping Oklahoma

Jun. 26, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last team to get into the NCAA baseball tournament was the last team standing. Mississippi scored twice on wild pitches in a three-run eighth inning and the Rebels won their first national baseball title, sweeping Oklahoma in the College World Series finals...

Mississippi wins first College World Series title, beating Oklahoma 4-2 to sweep best-of-three championship series

Jun. 26, 2022 18:02 PM EDT
OMAHA. Neb. (AP) — Mississippi wins first College World Series title, beating Oklahoma 4-2 to sweep best-of-three championship series.

2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff

Jun. 26, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. This year, two of the state's Republican representatives are fighting to keep their jobs in runoffs against challengers from their own party. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh...

Gin distillery, Wonderbird Spirits, looks to expand

Jun. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Miss. (AP) — A Taylor-based grain-to-glass gin distillery is in the beginning stages of expansion. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors last week approved Wonderbird Spirits’ request for a conditional use permit for the expansion of its facility. ...