Mississippi - updates

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Mississippi votes to remove Confederate symbol from state flag

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:08 AM

'In the name of history, whether you're black or white, rich or poor, Democrat or Republican, I ask you today to stand in the name of history,' Democratic senator Derrick T Simmons urges his colleagues before the vote

NO MORE. A protestor rolls up the Mississippi flag after the state legislature voted to change it, outside the Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi on June 28, 2020. Photo by Rory Doyle/AFP

At least 11 dead in tornado-struck Mississippi

Apr 13, 2020 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) The tornadoes cause 'catastrophic' damage, according to US media, and prompt the National Weather Service to issue its highest level of tornado alert

Republican wins Mississippi's racially-charged Senate runoff

Nov 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory preserves the 53-47 majority that Republicans will hold in the Senate when the new Congress convenes in January

REPUBLICAN WIN. Incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith manages to hold her US Senate seat in the final race of 2018. File photo from Smith's Facebook page

16 dead in U.S. military plane crash in Mississippi

Jul 11, 2017 - 12:31 PM

UPDATED The US Marine Corps confirms that a mishap involving a KC 130 occurred in the evening

In this file photo, a KC-130J flies over the Mediterranean Sea, June 15, 2014, similar to the plane that crashed in Mississippi. File photo/US Marine Corps/Public Domain

UConn women's 111-game winning streak comes to an end

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:17 PM

University of Connecticut s historic winning streak ends after an overtime defeat to Mississippi State University

STREAK OVER. The UConn women's basketball team sees their winning streak end after over two years. File photo from Wikipedia

US district judge blocks Mississippi religious freedom law

Jul 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

US District Judge Carlton Reeves says the law violated the Constitution s equal protection guarantee: The state has put its thumb on the scale to favor some religious beliefs over others

CARLTON REEVES. Photo from Roger Williams University, School of Law

Clinton suffers surprise loss in key US primary as Trump triumphs

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:24 AM

UPDATED In the Republican camp frontrunner Donald Trump scored major victories in both Michigan and Mississippi while Ted Cruz takes Idaho; Clinton takes Mississippi while Sanders gets Michigan in a surprise win

A voter casts her ballot for the Michigan presidential primary at a polling station in Warren, Michigan, March 8, 2016. Geoff Robins/AFP

Fears of more deaths, devastation in flood-hit Missouri

Jan 01, 2016 - 1:46 AM

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon urges residents to follow orders amid the historic flooding

Recovery underway after storms kill 17 in southern US

Dec 27, 2015 - 9:50 AM

With more severe weather expected across the central United States forecasters are warning of airport delays and flooded roads as travelers return home after the Christmas holiday

Tornado hits Mississippi, four dead, emergency declared

Dec 24, 2014 - 12:01 PM

A state of emergency is declared over 2 counties which bore the brunt of the disaster

Violent weather in US kills at least 29

Apr 29, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Some 75 million people were at risk from storms that could unleash hail winds and twisters on the affected regions according to the National Weather Service

TORNADO. People recover items amidst debris following a tornado impact at the Mayflower RV park where no one was injured in the storm which flattened buildings and threw motor homes into piles in Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, April 28, 2014. Brandon Dill/EPA

New tornadoes tear through US South

Apr 29, 2014 - 7:41 AM

Death counts are being revised with at least 17 killed so far from the deadly tornadoes

TORNADO. People recover items amidst debris following a tornado impact at the Mayflower RV park where no one was injured in the storm which flattened buildings and threw motor homes into piles in Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, April 28, 2014. Brandon Dill/EPA

'The Butler': Small-scale epic

Sep 12, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Film is a window to the mind of an observer survivor in US racial history

WINDOW TO THE MIND. Whitaker's 'Butler' beholds history. Photo from the film's Facebook

Suspect arrested in US over Obama ricin letter

Apr 18, 2013 - 9:05 AM

UPDATE US authorities have arrested a suspect over mailings laced with the deadly poison ricin to President Barack Obama and a Senator

Baby cured of HIV - researchers

Mar 04, 2013 - 8:24 AM

Child now two and a half years old received intensive drug treatment shortly after birth for 18 months and is now considered functionally cured by researchers

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES