U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — When Sharon Taylor died of coronavirus, her family — standing apart, wearing masks — sang her favorite hymns at her graveside, next to a tiny headstone for her stillborn daughter, buried 26 years ago. Fresh flowers marked row after row of new graves. Holy Rosary is…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Michigan man accused of making threats against a former Mississippi governor has been indicted by a Mississippi grand jury on a cyberstalking charge.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The chairman of Mississippi's public service commission has approved $80 million solar facilities for two counties, according to statements from the official's office.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The owner of a business in Mississippi and his company pleaded guilty Tuesday to harboring people who entered the country illegally, federal authorities said.
BOSTON (AP) — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the hi…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he's setting a statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases of the new coronavirus. The Republican also delayed the start of the school year for upper grades in eight counties that are har…
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is moving ahead with work to study and remove artifacts from the submerged wreckage of the Clotilda, the last slave ship known to land in the United States.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kelyn Yanez used to clean homes during the day and wait tables at night in the Houston area before the coronavirus. But the mother of three lost both jobs in March because of the pandemic and now is facing eviction.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a decision that throws out rules regulating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico.
DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Emily Thompson said she felt relief watching her son get in line to have his temperature checked before he walked into his school Monday to begin sixth grade in east Mississippi.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county named for a Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is keeping a Confederate monument outside a courthouse — at least for now.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federally owned corporation for hiring foreign workers.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Magnolias and stars. Crosses and guitars. Beer cans and crawfish. A Gulf Coast lighthouse. Elvis Presley and Kermit the Frog. All appear on proposals the general public submitted for a new Mississippi flag.
At least 85 Vermont inmates housed in a Mississippi prison have been infected with COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, with about 90 tests still pending in what the head of the Vermont Corrections Department on Monday called “a very serious situation.”
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — An outspoken Democratic mayor in Republican-controlled Mississippi says he will work to defeat President Donald Trump this year and will not seek reelection himself in 2021.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, citing executive compensation, hiring of foreign workers.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The number of unclaimed bodies in Mississippi’s most populous county has more doubled in the last five years, according to officials.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ten more Mississippians have died from COVID-19, boosting the state's death toll from the coronavirus disease above 1,700, according to the latest data posted Sunday by the state health department.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several judges are being appointed to help Mississippi courts with backlogs of cases that have developed during the coronavirus pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An attorney is being honored for her work that forced the Mississippi Highway Patrol to hire its first Black troopers nearly a half century ago.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The barber’s chair may be the new therapy couch for parts of the South where mental health care is in short supply.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A few hours before Mugshots opened for lunch in downtown Tupelo, a crew of workers covered from head to toe in white Tyvek suits were wiping down every hard surface in the building.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A private university in Mississippi is trying to attract and retain students during the cornavirus pandemic by providing full-tuition scholarships for people to earn graduate degrees online.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Justin Martin can remember being 4 or 5 years old and watching Columbus firefighters slide down the pole at Fire Station 1 on College Street while preparing to answer a call.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water areas can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals — potentially excluding locations that species could use in the future as climate change upends ecosystems.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi reported its highest-ever single-day increase of coronavirus fatalities on Friday, with 52 deaths. The record comes as Gov. Tate Reeves has expanded mask requirements to eight new counties, set to go into effect on Monday.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man convicted this year in the 2017 killings of eight people appeared in court this week and asked for a new trial. A judge denied the request, saying he will issue a written ruling later.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — An employee died after he was injured in an explosion at a Mississippi business that repairs motors and sells electrical supplies.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A retired judge will preside over the capital murder trial of a man charged in the 2018 shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The family of a Black man who was shot and killed while running away from police in Mississippi has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the department, the city and the officer cleared in the shooting.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump repeatedly tests the Republican Party's limits on issues including race, trade and immigration. Now he has struck a boundary.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi state Sen. Bob M. Dearing of Natchez, who worked to expand highways, legalize casino gambling and strengthen laws against animal cruelty, died Thursday at home, a funeral home said. He was 85.
ATLANTA (AP) — Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three former presidents and others who urged Americans to continue the work of the civil rights icon in fighting injustice during a moment of racial reckoning.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is continuing to see a sharp increase in reported cases of the new coronavirus, and Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he will put eight more counties under restrictions that include mandatory masks in public.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a federal task force member who was trying to execute a search warrant in Mississippi has been indicted on nine charges, federal prosecutors said Thursday.