JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Hospital owner Health Management Associates has a not-so-secret advantage in its dispute with insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. Lawmakers are poised to intervene in the dispute if it’s […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Edgar Ray Killen, convicted of manslaughter in 2005 for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in what became known […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The competition for $3 million in state money for preschool programs looks fierce. The Department of Education says 72 groups have indicated interest in the money, which is supposed to fund […]
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… […]
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… […]
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…. […]
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… […]
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… […]