Turnovers doom New Orleans Saints in 26-20 loss the New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan got the better of his twin again, thanks to big plays by his pride and joy, the New York Jets’ defense.

The offense and special teams came up with some huge plays, too.

Nick Folk remained perfect this season by kicking four field goals, Ryan’s defense held Drew Brees and the high-scoring Saints to six points in the second half, and New York had seven plays of at least 19 yards in a 26-20 upset of New Orleans on Sunday… […]


Study: 15 percent of U.S. youth out of work and school, Mississippi ranks low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released October 21.

That’s almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.

Other studies have shown that idle young adults are missing out on a window to build skills they will need later in life or use the knowledge they acquired in college. Without those experiences, they are less likely to command higher salaries and more likely to be an economic drain on their communities… […]


AmeriCorps*VISTA searches for applicants

Non-profit agencies are seeking applicants from the AmeriCorps*VISTA team to fill positions in Sunflower, Bolivar, Washington, Leflore, Coahoma and Tallahatchie counties.

“AmeriCorps*VISTA is becoming a household name and has also become popular to many looking for an opportunity to serve their community,” said Linda N. Stringfellow, project director for AmeriCorps*VISTA…. […]


Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann checking Hattiesburg mayor absentee votes

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is examining absentee ballots from Hattiesburg’s recent special election.

The review will not change the outcome of the election. Incumbent Democrat Johnny DuPree won a fourth term by 202 votes over challenger Dave Ware, after the initial vote was thrown out by Forrest County Circuit Judge William Coleman… […]


Barneys discrimination case stirs talk of ‘Shopping While Black’

The Associated Press

The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs.

Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it struck a nerve in African-Americans accustomed to finding that their money is not necessarily as good as everyone else’s. Shopping while black, they say, can be a humiliating experience… […]