US judge temporarily blocks Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is temporarily blocking a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves o...

Mississippi governor leads trade trip to Uzbekistan

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is in Uzbekistan this week to try to strengthen connections between the state and the country in central Asia. Bryant spokesman Bob...

Mississippi politico in skit that had others in blackface

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican running for Mississippi attorney general said Thursday that he is "embarrassed" about taking part in a college skit 40 years ago in which other actors wore bla...

Abortion-rights group sues Mississippi over 'heartbeat' law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An abortion-rights group is asking a federal judge to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy....

Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, abou...

Mississippi bishop: 'Shattered lives' amid clergy sex abuse

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Mississippi on Tuesday released the names of 37 clergy members who it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children. Offici...

Mississippi advances ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. Supre...

Confederate emblem remains on Mississippi flag as bills die

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers have killed bills that would remove the Confederate battle emblem from the last state flag in the U.S. to display it. But they're also rej...

Divisive race ends with Republican Hyde-Smith victory

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal Trump supporter after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial ...

Last US Senate race of midterms up for vote in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters are deciding the last U.S. Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a white Republican Senate appointee backed by President Donald Trump and a black Democ...

Nooses found by Mississippi Capitol day before Senate runoff

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi police are investigating two nooses and six signs that were found on the grounds of the state Capitol on Monday, a day before a U.S. Senate runoff that has focused at...

Mississippi senator banking on boost from Trump rallies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The final chapter of the 2018 midterms is nearing a close in Mississippi, where the prevalent themes of President Donald Trump and race have combined for a much closer contest th...

US senator says no ill will, intent behind 'hanging' remark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended ...

US senator apologizes to anyone offended by 'hanging' remark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended ...

Walmart requests refund after US senator's 'hanging' remark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Walmart is asking U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to return a recent campaign contribution because of comments by the Mississippi Republican that dredged up strong emotions about the ...