Top News & Analysis Mississippi

  • A Cargill grain elevator at Hales Point, Tennessee, closed this week, a casualty of rising waters from the Mississippi River that flooded a highway next to the facility, a Cargill website said. "High water on the Ohio and the lower Mississippi is causing problems all down the river system," a Kentucky- based grain trader said, adding, "Even down at the Gulf, the high water...

  • Midwest and Southeast were being hit with the first wave of heavy snow and rain expected in the central United States through the weekend, said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. In the Midwest, winter storm and blizzard warnings were in effect for parts of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, the National...

  • In the Midwest, winter storms and blizzard warnings were already in effect for parts of Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, said NWS meteorologist Marc Chenard. Chenard said the storm system was also causing heavy rain and thunderstorms with the risk of flash floods in the southeastern United States, including parts of Texas, Louisiana,...

  • TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Oklahoma, Dec 21- Here, near the heart of Americas Tornado Alley, an Air Force contractor built 398 new homes less than a decade ago, bankrolled as part of the U.S. governments vow of safe shelter for the men and women who serve. Today the collection of cookie-cutter duplexes is showing declines more typical of aged and neglected housing.

  • Gen. Mark Milley speaks during a news conference on April 3, 2014, a day after the shootings.

    President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he's picked Gen Mark Milley to be the nation's next top military adviser.

  • NBC News projected GOP Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy in a special election runoff. Her campaign was marred by controversy: She joked about attending a ‘public hanging’ and posed with Confederate artifacts in old social media posts.

  • The court, in a 8-0 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, threw out a 2016 ruling by the New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had favored the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, finding the lower court gave the government too much leeway. Weyerhaeuser harvests timber on the Louisiana land in question and was backed in the case by fellow...

  • The court, in a 8-0 decision, threw out a 2016 ruling by the New Orleans- based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had favored the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and sent the case back to the lower court to reconsider. Weyerhaeuser harvests timber on the Louisiana land in question and was backed in the case by business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks during a campaign event in Meridian, Mississippi,  November 25, 2018. 

    GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's remarks that evoked Mississippi's history of racist violence have made her Senate election against Democrat Mike Espy closer than Republicans would like.

  • President Donald Trump gestures to the crowd of supporters during a campaign rally at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, November 5, 2018. 

    The president held two campaign rallies and one roundtable event in Mississippi on Monday, part of a last minute swing through the state aimed at boosting Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday's Senate runoff election.

  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss, at the Capitol on June 26, 2018.

    Hyde-Smith's campaign trail comment about attending a "public hanging" while running against Espy, a black man, evoked Mississippi's history of lynchings.

  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., attends her swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber after being sworn in on the Senate floor on April 9, 2018. 

    Walmart asked Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi on Tuesday to return its campaign donation after outrage from "Will and Grace" actress Debra Messing over the lawmaker's controversial comments about attending a hypothetical hanging. 

  • A tour bus is towed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, after it overturned on an icy highway in northern Mississippi. 

    A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate.

  • ADDIEVILLE, Ill., Nov 14- Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four fellow farmers in greeting some unlikely visitors. The wooing of such a tiny market underscores the depth of U.S. farmers problems after losing their biggest customer, China, to a global trade war. China bought about 32 million tons...

  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., attends her swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber after being sworn in on the Senate floor on April 9, 2018. 

    Democratic former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy aims to upset Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in the Nov. 27 Senate special election runoff. 

  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., attends her swearing-in ceremony in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber after being sworn in on the Senate floor on April 9, 2018. 

    The runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy will take place on Nov. 27.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Wells Fargo& Co will not finish paying back the estimated 600,000 customers it wrongly charged for auto insurance until at least 2020, the bank said in a letter to U.S. lawmakers seen by Reuters. U.S. regulators slapped Wells Fargo with a $1 billion penalty in April when it admitted to wrongly forcing drivers into auto insurance policies.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- Pharmacy chain CVS Health Corp won U.S. antitrust approval for its $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc, the Justice Department said on Wednesday, paving the way for a combination with potential to cut U.S. healthcare costs for consumers. The deal was approved on the condition that the companies sell Aetna's standalone...

  • LONDON/ HOUSTON, Oct 9- Chevron Corp wants to build or buy a refinery along the U.S. Gulf Coast to process crude oil from its rapidly growing Permian Basin operations, a senior executive said on Tuesday. Gulf, to complement an existing eastern Gulf refinery in Mississippi that makes lubricants and other materials, Pierre Breber, Chevron's head of downstream and...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 8- Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 13 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. Five drilling rigs were moved out of the storm's path, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. Crude futures on Monday settled at $74.29 a...