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Mourning in Mississippi...Nebraska prison disturbance injured 4...No improvement in NYC jail health care

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 11, 2015 at 5:50 a.m.



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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Flags are lowered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, today as the city mourns two slain police officers. Prayers will be offered later at a memorial. Two suspects facing capital murder charges face an initial court appearance today, along with another charged as an accessory and a fourth accused of obstruction of justice.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Authorities at a prison in southeast Nebraska continue efforts to regain control after disturbances that left inmates running at least part of the Tecumseh (teh-KUHM'-sah) facility. Two staff members and two inmates were injured in the incidents which began yesterday afternoon. The Department of Correctional Services says some fires were set and property damaged. All staff has been accounted for.

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite closer scrutiny because of inmate deaths, the company that provides health care for New York City jail inmates hasn't done much to improve. An evaluation obtained by The Associated Press finds that Corizon (kohr-EYE'-zuhn) Health Inc. earned a rating of "fair" for the second straight year in 2014. The problems that came to light put the company's $126 million contract under review. It expires in December.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Migrant officials and activists say thousands of migrants abandoned at sea by smugglers in Southeast Asia remain trapped in crowded, wooden boats with food and water running short. Hundreds have reached land and relative safety in the past two days but officials say the number of Bangladeshis and Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') Muslims from Myanmar still stranded could be as high as 6,000.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is the beneficiary of plans for a new auto plant that could eventually mean 4,000 jobs. Volvo Cars will build the $500 million plant about 30 miles from the Port of Charleston. Volvo says the plant is initially expected to make about 100,000 vehicles a year. South Carolina and Georgia had been the two finalists for the plant, expected to be ready in 2018.

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