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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

460x (3) By JULIE PACE WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." The moves, affecting mostly parents and young Read More...

Thanksgiving travel: With gas prices at 5-year low, 46.3 million expected on roads for the holiday

thanksgiving-travel-929c4c1785803ddf NEW YORK (AP) -- The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or Read More...

Federal appeals court won't reconsider ruling blocking Mississippi abortion law

16385369-mmmain JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- A federal appeals court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its earlier ruling that a 2012 Mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional. The decision means the law remains blocked and Mississippi's only abortion clinic remains open. The law required abortion doctors to obtain Read More...

Sports

No. 4 Mississippi State, Dak Prescott regroup after loss to Alabama

mississippi-st-alabama-football-33586ba63eba1dd4 STARKVILLE, Mississippi (AP) -- Dak Prescott said he was hanging around town earlier this week when a Mississippi State fan stopped him at a convenience store and wished him well in the Heisman Trophy race. Prescott's response: "Have you not been paying attention?" The quarterback's dream Read More...

College basketball: Jackson State hits 19 of 20 free throws, beats Jacksonville 66-57

AAC111JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Kaven Bernard scored 14 points and Jackson State made 19 of 20 free throws on Tuesday to beat Jacksonville 66-57. Javeres Brent scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and Derrell Taylor scored 10. Jackson State (1-2) was outshot 43.1 percent from the Read More...

Juan Joseph, former Millsaps star, 2008 Conerly Trophy winner, killed in Baton Rouge shooting

16360283-mmmain BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) -- Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of West St. John High School quarterbacks coach Juan Joseph, the 2008 Conerly Trophy winner at Millsaps. Investigators say the 27-year-old was shot during an argument early Sunday outside a nightclub near College Drive Read More...

Entertainment

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

460x (1) By MATT SEDENSKY BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Read More...

The Mississippi Link partners with Hansen Global Event Management

GildacaputohansenConnect 1 connects with New York firm The Mississippi Link Newswire Your ability to network and grow your business in Mississippi just got easier. Individuals, entrepreneurs, students and small business owners will have access to some of the nation’s top corporations and business minds in March 2015 Read More...

NBC scraps Bill Cosby television project in wake of sexual assault allegations

bill-cosby--3f5061fc87aa6adb NEW YORK — NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development, the second outlet within a day to put off or abandon a Cosby project after another sexual assault allegation against the comic emerged. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday Read More...

Business

Thanksgiving travel: With gas prices at 5-year low, 46.3 million expected on roads for the holiday

thanksgiving-travel-929c4c1785803ddf NEW YORK (AP) -- The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or Read More...

The Mississippi Link partners with Hansen Global Event Management

GildacaputohansenConnect 1 connects with New York firm The Mississippi Link Newswire Your ability to network and grow your business in Mississippi just got easier. Individuals, entrepreneurs, students and small business owners will have access to some of the nation’s top corporations and business minds in March 2015 Read More...

Dollar General in South Mississippi cited by OSHA, fined $51,700

16369307-smallBROOKLYN, Mississippi (AP) -- A Dollar General store in south Mississippi has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety hazards. OSHA says in a news release Tuesday this is the second time the Brooklyn, Mississippi, store has been cited for the Read More...

Health

University of Mississippi Medical Center preparing Ebola isolation facility, renovating vacant build...

thomas-dobbs-mary-currier-ea4a05f34edb5681 JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center is renovating a vacant building to serve as an isolation and treatment unit in the event of a confirmed or probable Ebola case in Mississippi. UMMC officials said in a news release Monday that the Read More...

Surgeon with Ebola dies at Nebraska hospital biocontainment unit

martin-salia-408fde2269fef2d1 OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) -- A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said. Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release that Dr. Martin Salia died as a Read More...

3 insurers selling health plans on Mississippi exchange, but only 1 in coastal counties

16347536-large JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Three companies are now selling health insurance in Mississippi through a federal website created under the health overhaul that President Barack Obama signed into law. That's up from two in the state last year. A three-month annual enrollment period started Saturday for Read More...

Religion

Mississippi pastor again seeks to not be required to register as sex offender

stallworthjpg-8132f4e693fa7cf0 JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- The Rev. Jeffery A. Stallworth is again arguing to the Mississippi Supreme Court that he couldn't have to register as a sex offender after his criminal record was expunged in Maryland. The Supreme Court threw out similar arguments in 2008. The Read More...

Federal judge mulls challenge to Mississippi gay marriage ban

12980422-small JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- A federal judge in Mississippi is considering whether to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves heard about five hours of arguments Wednesday -- first, from an attorney representing a gay-rights group and two lesbian couples Read More...

Gov. Phil Bryant, AG Jim Hood ask federal judge to uphold Mississippi ban on gay marriage

15220048-largeJACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Mississippi's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The state made the request in court papers Monday, responding to a lawsuit filed Oct. 20 in U.S. District Court in Read More...

Obituaries

Celebrated Mississippi painter Andrew Bucci dies at 92

16367966-small RIDGELAND, Mississippi (AP) -- Modernist painter Andrew Bucci, whose work spanned nearly eight decades and appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, has died. Bucci died Sunday at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland after a brief illness, according to a statement his family released Tuesday. He was Read More...

John Doar, famed DOJ civil rights lawyer who escorted James Meredith at Ole Miss, dies at 92

barack-obama-john-doar-1ef3e4cf5d1d3783 WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Doar, who as a top Justice Department civil rights lawyer in the 1960s fought to protect the rights of black voters and integrate universities in the South, died Tuesday at age 92. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Read More...

Carroll Waller, widow of former Mississippi governor, dies at 87

16200491-small JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Former Mississippi first lady Carroll Waller, who led efforts to restore the Governor's Mansion when her husband was in office, died Tuesday at age 87. Her family said she died at Manhattan Nursing Home in Jackson after a lengthy bout with Read More...

Education

Mississippi universities planning tuition increases averaging 3.2 percent

16378082-mmmain JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- In-state tuition at eight public universities is likely to increase by an average of 3.2 percent this fall, if the College Board approves plans Thursday for the Mississippi University for Women to raise prices. The board voted on a two-year tuition Read More...

State education board delays sports cuts in troubled schools

boardjpg-f7663dd38ea202cc JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) -- Cuts to sports and activities at schools districts that lose state accreditation would be delayed under a plan approved Wednesday by the Mississippi Board of Education. The proposed change received no remarks during a public comment period. But board members Johnny Read More...

African Americans We Must Do Better!!!

A12-page-001African Americans, Black History Month is in February.  It hasn’t changed, so please my Black Brothers and Sisters, let us not waste another 28 days sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the clouds roll away.  It just doesn’t make sense that approximately Read More...

Opinion

Can space industry survive 2 explosions in 4 days?

aptopix-spaceshiptwo-591ba899a9a31076 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fiery failures are no stranger to the space game. It's what happens when you push the boundaries of what technology can do, where people can go. And it happened again to Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. In the past decade, the space industry has Read More...

5 reasons the United States is not prepared to deal with widespread Ebola outbreak

us-health-care-preparedness-ebc49cccd5ee482aThe Associated Press The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and Read More...

AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

460x By JEFF DONN and GARANCE BURKE  The Associated Press The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at Read More...

The Buzz

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

460x (1) By MATT SEDENSKY BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Read More...

Trespassing charges brought by widow of tea party leader against police dismissed

16377632-small MADISON, Mississippi (AP) -- A justice court judge has dismissed trespassing charges a widow filed against Madison police who went to her Ridgeland home after her husband's death. The Clarion-Ledger reports the judge in Madison County dismissed the charges Wednesday. It was the second time a judge had Read More...

Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU

460x By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic. Officers confronted the gunman and Read More...