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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 25, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

Tupelo Daily Journal. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Mississippi’s charitable giving leading way with Ukraine aid Year after year, Mississippi is recognized as among the most charitable state in the nation. It is a reflection of the giving spirit of the people here and...

Angry Newsom criticizes Texas governor, US judges on guns

May. 25, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday harshly criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in the wake of an elementary school shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead and assailed two federal judges as “extremists" for their rulings undermining California's gun...

Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users' data

May. 25, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter will pay a $150 million penalty and put in new safeguards to settle federal regulators’ allegations that the social platform failed to protect the privacy of users’ data over a six-year span. The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission...

Probe OK'd of Arizona senator's comments on Buffalo shooting

May. 25, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate's ethics committee voted Wednesday to formally investigate a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for the recent massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The panel was directed by the full...

Literary 'superagent' Mort Janklow dies at 91

May. 25, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Janklow, a colorful former corporate attorney who raised high the power of the literary agent as he brokered big advances for publishing, political and entertainment leaders, from Ronald Reagan and Al Gore to David McCullough and Barbara Walters, has died. ...

Oklahoma governor signs the nation's strictest abortion ban

May. 25, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure. State lawmakers approved the ban enforced by civil lawsuits rather than...

Oklahoma’s governor signs the strictest abortion ban in U.S., ending the procedure in the state with few exceptions

May. 25, 2022 19:57 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s governor signs the strictest abortion ban in U.S., ending the procedure in the state with few exceptions.

US calls for vote soon on new UN sanctions on North Korea

May. 25, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea for its recent launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. The U.S. Mission to the United...

Ex-Illinois House leader Arroyo sentenced for bribery scheme

May. 25, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme. Luis Arroyo was handed a 57-month sentence by U.S. District Judge Steven Seeger after pleading guilty in November to a wire fraud...

Officer in Buffalo supermarket attack honored at funeral

May. 25, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The retired police officer killed while trying to stop the gunman in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket was awarded the department's medal of honor at his funeral Wednesday, as the country processed another massacre at a Texas school that killed 19 children and two...