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News Minute: Here is the latest Mississippi news from The Associated Press

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the trial of a doctor accused of running a prescription pill ring with casino workers in Biloxi until Dec. 8. Forty-nine-year-old Dr. Sanjay Sinha lives in Woodstock, Georgia. He faces a conspiracy charge and six drug-distribution charges.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The price of predictability for Mississippi's public universities is likely to be less money to spend on capital projects in the state's 2016 budget year. The College Board approved $710 million in bonding requests today, as agencies make requests of the Legislature in advance of next year's sessions.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former BP executive will be allowed to travel to the United Kingdom later this month while he awaits trial on charges relating to an investigation of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

A federal judge granted a request yesterday allowing David Rainey to travel to the UK from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two people have pleaded guilty to money-laundering and using counterfeit $100 bills to purchase items at Lowe's stores in three states and return the items for cash. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Brittany Ann Jackson of Biloxi and 24-year-old Dontrelle Deshaun Sanford of Hattiesburg entered the pleas Tuesday in federal court in Gulfport.

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