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The Latest: France ponders new restrictions as cases soar

PARIS — France’s government is holding emergency virus meetings Tuesday and warning of possible new lockdowns, as hospitals fill up with new COVID patients...

The Latest: India’s daily infections at lowest in 3 months

NEW DELHI — Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections — that’s the lowest one-day tally in more than three months...

Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight...

Willis throws 6 touchdowns as Liberty beats Southern Miss

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for 345 yards and six touchdowns — five in the first half — and Liberty remained unbeaten...

Nix finds Williams for game winner as Auburn tops Ole Miss

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix directed two fourth-quarter ...

Census takers fall short of target goal in areas of US

From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the...

Analysis: Racial inequity in who takes career, tech courses

Alphina Kamara wonders what might have happened if she’d been introduced to science and engineering careers at her high school in Wilmington, Delaware. ...

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total...

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the...

College Football Picks: UGA vs. ‘Bama and BYU’s tough test

The Southeastern Conference has the game of the week. The American Athletic Conference might have the most interesting set of games. ...

Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures

The Black Lives Matter movement isn’t named in any of the 120 statewide ballot measures up for a vote on Nov. 3. But this...

Authorities: 37 pounds of meth found in driver’s spare tire

FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of...

No. 2 Alabama beats Ole Miss 63-48 in record SEC outburst

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin's Mississippi offense put up more yards against an Alabama defense than has ever been done before and scored...

Hurricane Delta inflicts new damage on storm-weary Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Ripping tarps from already damaged roofs and scattering debris piled by roadsides, Hurricane Delta inflicted a new round of...

The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a...

‘This is not a bad dream’: New hurricane menaces Louisiana

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents confronting the menace of a new hurricane weeks after one battered parts of the state got stark warnings...

The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are...

Sergio Garcia birdies final hole to win in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sergio Garcia had gone just more than a year since his last victory, which felt even longer considering he failed...

Arkansas snaps 20-game SEC skid, 21-14 vs. Mississippi St.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two coaches and almost three years since Arkansas last won a Southeastern Conference game, the Razorbacks took down the team...

Garcia tied for lead going into final round in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — Sergio Garcia squeezed his eyes shut on the 18th green, not as he stood over his putt but when he...

Bradley leads by 2 shots going into weekend in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Keegan Bradley likes the way he's putting. He must really like the idea that the the birdie putts he made...

Munoz picks up where he left off, shares lead in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Defending champion Sebastian Munoz found happy memories Thursday at the Sanderson Farms Championship. ...

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of...

James Meredith film weighs ‘complicated’ civil rights figure

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights...

COVID-19 cases rising among US children as schools reopen

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears...

Costello’s 623 yards lead Miss. St. past No. 6 LSU, 44-34

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Mississippi State coach Mike Leach put his “Air Raid” offense in the hands of a transfer quarterback who...

No. 5 Florida beats Ole Miss 51-35 in Kiffin’s debut

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kyle Pitts gives Florida an almost unfair advantage. ...

Company to pay $60M for deceptive marketing with pelvic mesh

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A company that failed to adequately inform women of dangerous side effects related to permanent pelvic mesh devices will be...

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and...

New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts

Lane Kiffin’s Mississippi home debut was supposed to come against Southeast Missouri State. Mike Leach expected to start his first season at Mississippi State...

Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had...

‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking. ...

The Latest: Sally weakens to depression; still dumping rain

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: ...

‘Sigh of relief’: Sally spares a Mississippi gator ranch

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — As rain and wind from Sally starting reaching the Gulf Coast, the manager of a Mississippi alligator ranch was...

‘Huge rainmaker’: Hurricane Sally threatens historic floods

NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rain, pounding surf and flash floods hit parts of the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama coast on Tuesday...

The Latest: Sally’s winds increase to 90 mph

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather (all times local): ...

Sally’s threat: ‘Potentially historic’ floods, fierce winds

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Hurricane Sally, one of four storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, moved closer to the Gulf Coast on Monday with...

South Carolina’s lieutenant governor contracts COVID-19

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, but is recovering in isolation with her...

Sally set to become hurricane and threaten U.S. Gulf Coast

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Tropical Storm Sally slowed down Sunday as it churned northward toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, increasing the risk of heavy...

Contraband-laden drone snags in prison net; 2 arrested

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A drone carrying marijuana, cigarette lighters and cellphones got caught in a net above a Mississippi prison fence, resulting in...

Teacher deaths raise alarms as new school year begins

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Teachers in at least three states have died after bouts with the coronavirus since the dawn of the new school...

Rapper Genesis Be’s long battle versus the Confederate flag

NEW YORK (AP) — The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New York City stage, her body draped in a...

During pandemic, Black families put trust in Black doctors

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dr. Janice Bacon was exactly the person Kay McField hoped to talk to when she found herself spending most of...

No 7th trial for Mississippi man freed from prison in 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man freed last year after 22 years in prison will not be tried a seventh time in a...

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