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After stormy relationship, Mississippi man held in slaying of partner, her son, mom, sister.

A man who lived in a rural home with his romantic partner, her young son, her mother and her sister was arrested on murder charges after all four were found shot to death, authorities said Wednesday. Authorities who broke through the door to discover the bodies also found the sister's 3-year-old daughter uninjured inside. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

When beliefs are challenged with facts, most stick with beliefs.

In the spring of 1998 I rode with a then-Times-Picayune photographer to the Bonnet Carre Spillway where we talked to people scooping up full nets of shad, a fish used as crawfish bait, and tossing them into the beds of...

- Times-Picayune - US

A Student's Perspective On Mississippi: Beautiful, Engulfing And Sometimes Enraging.

In 1962, the University of Mississippi was at the heart of the desegregation battle. More than 50 years later, a junior on campus talks race, belonging and his sense of pride in Mississippi.

- NPR - US

Pakistan grants US company $35m contract to manufacture MRAP vehicles.

Production will take place in West Point, Mississippi, and Pakistan The post Pakistan grants US company $35m contract to manufacture MRAP vehicles appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Pakistan contracts US firm for 40 MRAP vehicles worth $35m.

Pakistan has given Navistar Defence, a US manufacturer, a $35 million contract to produce 40 mine-resistant ambush-protected MaxxPro Dash DXM vehicles for, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly reported on Wednesday.The US Department of Defence announced the deal in a statement issued on Feb 16.Awarded under a US Foreign Military ...

- DAWN - PK

#LoveYourNeighbor: Jamaya and Macy Ask Tupelo to 'Look Past the Cover'.

Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, Jamaya recalls a message she regularly heard as she was growing up -- “You’re going to get married one day, you’re going to have kids, you’re going to have a husband.” Jamaya always knew she would follow that path, but she would instead do it with a wife ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

No penalty for furling Confederate-themed Mississippi flag.

JACKSON, Miss. " The Mississippi House has rejected an effort to punish universities for not flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem.All eight of the state's public universities have furled...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

St. Paul's students get real with mock trials and 'Teen Court'.

BY A.J. LACROIX St. Paul's School St. Paul's 2016-17 NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune columnist A.J. LaCroix.Tammy Nunez, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  Saint Paul's School has a long history offering specialized extracurricular activities and classes geared towards real world passions and careers. This...

- Times-Picayune - US

Deputy: 3 women, 5-year-old boy killed in Mississippi.

JACKSON, Miss. — Investigators say a 5-year-old boy and three of his family members were shot to death at a home in eastern...

- Townhall.com - US

Mississippi ports eye Cuba, sign agreements in Havana.

HAVANA - The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations.

- Reuters - US

Vincent P. Randazzo, former Times-Picayune city editor, dies at 89.

Vincent P. Randazzo, an award-winning reporter for The Times-Picayune who was its city editor for 10 years, died Saturday at his LaPlace home.

- Times-Picayune - US

She tried to divorce him since 2005, had to move out of Mississippi to do it

Mississippi is one of 2 states — the other is South Dakota — without true no-fault divorce.         

- USA TODAY - US

Bee decline threatens US crop production

The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands—from California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi River valley.

- PhysOrg - NL

Photographer Ted Jackson receives first Amoss Award for trusted journalism

The staff-nominated award, created in honor of former Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss, recognizes "timeless journalism that earned the trust of the community and the respect of colleagues."

- Times-Picayune - US

Miss. plant to make 40 armored trucks for Pakistan

Navistar International Corp. has been awarded a $35 million contract to deliver 40 armored vehicles to Pakistan from its Mississippi plant.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Tornado coverage was a case study in the changing ways that journalists work

How much has journalism changed? The answer was on full display inside the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune newsroom when tornadoes ripped through New Orleans East Feb. 7.

- Times-Picayune - US

#LoveYourNeighbor: Jeremy Encourages His Community to Keep an Open Mind

An employee of MAC Cosmetics, customers were shocked -- and bothered -- to see Jeremy, a gay male, working for a business that sells makeup. So bothered, in fact, that they took up a petition to attempt to have him removed from his job. Undeterred by the bigotry he has faced in his hometown, Jeremy encourages people to open ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Man sought in October rape case arrested in Jefferson Parish

Brayman's arrest comes a week after The Times-Picayune first reported Crain's story and raised questions about the investigation.

- Times-Picayune - US

Covington High School names January Students of the Month

BY ISABELLA BIONDINI Covington High School columnist Isabella Biondini, 2016-17 NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune columnistRichard O`Connell  A special faculty committee recently came together to select two Covington High School January Students of the Month. The process is based on leadership, scholarship, service,...

- Times-Picayune - US

NFL bars quarterback Kelly from scoutine combine: source

Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly's past troubles are the reasons the NFL revoked his invitation to the league's scouting combine. A person familiar with the league's decision told The Associated Press that Kelly is barred from participating in the event because of charges stemming from a fight outside a Buffalo nightclub ...

- The Japan Times - JP

American Eagle jet hits deer on takeoff, returns to airport

Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer while taking off from the Charlotte, North Carolina, international airport, forcing it to turn around and abort a flight to Gulfport, Mississippi.The Federal Aviation Administration...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The 27 best new restaurants in America

Facebook.com/kyumiamiThe semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards have been announced. With more than 20,000 entries this year, the 27 semifinalists in the "Best New Restaurant" category are truly some of the country's best. Those named to this category opened in the calendar year before and ...

- Business Insider - US

HRC Mississippi Releases #LoveYourNeighbor Video Series Campaign

TodayHRC released the first video in a series titled “#LoveYourNeighbor,” a storytelling project focused on sharing the experiences of LGBTQ people and allies in Tupelo, Miss. The project was funded by a grant from Toyota, which has a manufacturing plant in Blue Springs, Miss, just outside of Tupelo. The first ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Mother-Son Duo Joins HRC's #LoveYourNeighbor Campaign

“The only thing that should come between me and my neighbor is our walls of our house and our fences,” Josh said. “The second I step out of my door I want to be able to say, ‘Hey, how are you?’ and I’d hope that they’d do the same for me.” Along with his mother Meredith, Josh ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.

That's H. R. 861. Not the title of H. R. 861, it's the whole bill. The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018. The bill, introduced by Florida Republican Matt Gaetz and co-sponsored by Kentucky's Thomas Massie, Mississippi's Steven Palazzo, and Georgia's Barry Loudermilk doesn't bother with ...

- Daily Kos - US

Oh deer! Plane hits animal, forces emergency landing

Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer while taking off from the Charlotte, North Carolina, international airport, forcing it to turn around and abort a flight to Gulfport, Mississippi.         

- USA TODAY - US

Plane hits deer on takeoff forcing emergency landing

Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer while taking off from the Charlotte, North Carolina, international airport, forcing it to turn around and abort a flight to Gulfport, Mississippi.         

- USA TODAY - US

American Eagle jet hits deer on takeoff, returns to Charlotte airport

Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer while taking off from the Charlotte, North Carolina, international airport, forcing it to turn around and abort a flight to Gulfport, Mississippi. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the pilot of Flight 5320 declared an emergency shortly before ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Faced With Increased Opposition to Lethal Injection, Mississippi Considers Firing Squad

Mississippi is considering bringing back the firing squad for state executions because opponents of lethal injection, the state's only mode of execution, say the method is cruel and unusual punishment and in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Conservatives Want to Slash FEMA's Disaster Budget

One of the worst winter tornado outbreaks in US history ravaged parts of the South last month, leveling homes and buildings and killing at least 20 people across Mississippi and Georgia. In total, 79 tornadoes ripped through seven states. Last week, seven tornadoes touched down in southern Louisiana, injuring 41 people. As ...

- Mother Jones - US

Court Leaders Nationwide Send Message to Debtors' Prisons: Courts Are Not ATMs.

Being poor shouldn't be a crime. New guidelines direct judges to make sure it isn't. Last week, state court leaders from across the nation took critically important action against debtors' prisons to ensure that people are not locked up simply because they are poor. Following reports of the devastating effects of debtors' ...

- ACLU - US

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