OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to the president and other officials was described Thursday as a good father, a quiet neighbor and an entertainer who impersonated Elvis at parties.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Roger Wicker says he once hired the man accused of mailing suspicious letters as an Elvis impersonator. The Mississippi Republican said he hired Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth, Miss., to entertain at an engagement party.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base was described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.
CHICAGO (AP) — Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? If you’re over 50, a new mortality index can give you a clue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.
ATLANTA (AP) — Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne’s vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi were waking up Monday to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than 60 in the state were injured.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington’s new focus on gun control.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Freight barges were idled among some 50 vessels stacked up Tuesday along a normally bustling stretch of the Mississippi River that was closed as crews worked to clean up leaking oil spilled in a weekend barge accident.