• Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws

    BOSTON (AP) — Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

  • Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo Jeff Amy)

    LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they’re not giving up their fight.

  • In this Oct. 24, 2015 file photo, then-Mississippi offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil (78) loosens up prior to his team's NCAA college football game against Texas A&M in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi says it will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school. The university said in a statement Friday, April 29, 2016, it is "aware of the reports from the NFL Draft regarding Laremy Tunsil and potential NCAA violations during his time at Ole Miss" and "will aggressively investigate and fully cooperate with the NCAA and the SEC."
(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

    Ole Miss to investigate Tunsil’s comments on receiving cash

    Laremy Tunsil said enough about Mississippi at the NFL draft for the university to launch an investigation into his time at the school. Now, the former Rebel offensive lineman only wants to talk about his new team, the Miami Dolphins.

  • This April 27, 2016 booking photo released by the Carroll-Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Vaiden, Miss., shows Odell Hallmon, who is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. A judge ordered him held without bond in the Wednesday pre-dawn shooting deaths in Montgomery County of his former girlfriend, the girlfriend's mother, and a third man. A fourth man was shot and wounded. (Carroll-Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)

    Disputed Mississippi witness now faces own murder charges

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three people in a Mississippi county Wednesday, and authorities said the suspect is a onetime jailhouse informant whose testimony helped convict another man of four 1996 killings.