- NC college system's federal funds in crosshairs of LGBT law Updated: May-05-16 6:54 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's prized public universities could be the biggest losers as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people.
- Lott: Trump 'sucked all the oxygen' out of GOP opponents Updated: May-04-16 4:11 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott says he will vote for Donald Trump for president, though he acknowledges he didn't expect the New York businessman to win the Republican nomination.
- Mississippi governor supporting Trump for president Updated: May-04-16 12:34 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he is supporting Donald Trump for president.
- Congressman Palazzo endorses Trump for president Updated: May-03-16 8:19 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Republican Mississippi congressman is endorsing Donald Trump for president.
- Grammy museums director wants repeal of Mississippi LGBT law Updated: Apr-30-16 4:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - After opening the only Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles in the Mississippi Delta, the museums' director Bob Santelli had planned to bring his 28-year-old son to visit the high-tech facility honoring the cradle of the blues.
- After La. trial, man could be tried in Miss. burning death Updated: Apr-30-16 12:33 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A man charged in the burning death of a Mississippi woman might be taken back to that state for trial even if he is convicted on unrelated charges in Louisiana.
- NCAA board OKs anti-discrimination measure for event bidding Updated: Apr-27-16 10:08 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Board of Governors adopted an anti-discrimination measure Wednesday that would affect the way the governing body evaluates bids to host sporting events.
- Religious leaders object to religious objections law Updated: Apr-25-16 7:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi's new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles.
- Senate confirms 2 to K-12 board, 1 to College Board Updated: Apr-23-16 2:53 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi senators have confirmed one person to a board overseeing Mississippi's eight public universities and two people to the board overseeing K-12 education.
- 2016 session: Tax cut, school changes; no new highway money Updated: Apr-22-16 2:12 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi legislators grabbed national attention during their 2016 session by voting to let workers cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.
- Analysis: Republican supermajority brings results, division Updated: Apr-21-16 7:34 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - This was the year Republicans seized and wielded a supermajority in both houses of the Mississippi Legislature.
- Treasurer says borrowing too high, some projects unworthy Updated: Apr-20-16 8:55 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is objecting to a bill passed by lawmakers to borrow money for construction projects, saying some of the projects are imprudent and she's worried about the state taking on too much debt.
- Executioners and drug suppliers to be secret in Mississippi Updated: Apr-19-16 8:08 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A legal veil of secrecy could drop over much of the execution process in Mississippi under a bill agreed on by House and Senate negotiators.
- Mississippi House turns back limit on taking campaign cash Updated: Apr-19-16 2:29 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - With longtime members rebelling against changes, the Mississippi House voted down a bill that would have restricted personal use of campaign money.
- The Latest: Senate sends $415M tax cut to Bryant to sign Updated: Apr-18-16 10:35 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on tax cuts being considered by the Mississippi Legislature (all times local):
- The Latest: Lawmakers agree to borrow $250 million in bonds Updated: Apr-18-16 9:46 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on state borrowing (all times local):
- Mississippi lawmakers agree to borrow $250 million in bonds Updated: Apr-18-16 9:42 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi state government would borrow $250 million under an agreement between House and Senate negotiators that's headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Bryant.
- Correction: Budget Update story Updated: Apr-18-16 9:50 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - In a story April 17 about the Mississippi budget, The Associated Press reported erroneously that State Rep. Sam Mims is from Lakeshore. Mims is from the city of McComb.
- Mississippi lawmakers at deadline to decide budget and bonds Updated: Apr-16-16 10:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi legislators said Saturday they'd reached an overall bargain on state spending, but they continued to haggle over how much the state would borrow and whether it would cut taxes in the upcoming budget year beginning July 1.
- The Latest: Bargain reached to slightly lower state spending Updated: Apr-16-16 10:07 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on budget negotiations among Mississippi legislators (all times local):
- Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members Updated: Apr-15-16 6:37 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A holstered gun sat on top of a Bible on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's desk Friday when he signed a law allowing guns in churches, which he said would help protect worshippers from potential attackers.
- Conservative lawmakers drive backlash against LGBT rights Updated: Apr-14-16 5:14 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Year after year, South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright has watched as gays won more rights through legislation and the courts. And as he sees proposals elsewhere in the U.S. aimed at allowing transgender people to use the bathroom that conforms to their identity, he says plenty of people feel just like he does.
- Franklin Graham: Christians should deepen political work Updated: Apr-13-16 6:59 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Evangelist Franklin Graham, on a 50-state prayer rally tour for more Christian involvement in politics, made clear in Mississippi Wednesday that he supports the state's incoming law to let churches and some private businesses deny services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
- Mississippi picnic in New York City canceled over HB 1523 Updated: Apr-12-16 6:15 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - An annual New York City picnic celebrating Mississippi food and culture is canceled because of Mississippi's adoption of a contested religious-objections bill.
- Mississippi church a window into national gay rights debate Updated: Apr-12-16 7:48 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - On many Sundays, conservative Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can be found in the sanctuary at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, almost always in his trademark suit and boots, often among those helping pass the offering plates.