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Weevils come up short late in the second

UAM STATS Austin Hardy - 21 points, 7 rebounds Keelin Jackson -13 points, 7 rebounds Darnell Wright - 8 points, 5 rebounds FIRST HALF UAB had 97% in points per possession in the first half. Austin Hardy and KJ Lesure both led the Weevils in points...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 2, 2019

Christian Brothers Holds Off Harding Men's Basketball in New Year's Eve Matchup

SEARCY – Harding pulled to within five points of Christian Brothers seven times in the second half Monday but fell 69-57 in nonconference, New Year's Eve action at Rhodes-Reaves Field House. It was just the third time Harding played on New Year's...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    January 2, 2019

Arkansas State Defeats Harding Men's Basketball 87-62 in Saturday Exhibition

JONESBORO, Ark. – Harding made 10 3-pointers Saturday in an 87-62 exhibition loss to NCAA Division I opponent Arkansas State at First National Bank Arena. The game counted as a regular-season game for Arkansas State but as an exhibition for Harding...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    January 2, 2019

Four Reddies Finish in Double Figures, Henderson Defeats Midwestern State 76-69

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State used a balanced offensive attack on Saturday afternoon to get past Midwestern State 76-69 in its final non-conference game of the year at the Duke Wells Center. Four Reddies scored in double figures, as Brittany...

 

Muleriders fall in overtime thriller

Magnolia, Ark. – The SAU Women's Basketball team closed the book on the 2018 Mulerider Athletics calendar with their first overtime game of the season, a game in which three Muleriders scored in double digits but ultimately came up two points...

 

Oklahoma falls in health ranking, but infant health improves

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's overall health ranking fell among U.S. states in 2018, though the state did see an uptick in infant health. The Oklahoman reported the state ranked 47th in overall health in 2018, down from 43rd in 2017, according...

 

Paying for Medicaid, schools will be priority for lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be...

 

Oklahoma lawmaker settles lawsuit over tracking device

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma legislator settled his lawsuit against a Texas political consultant over a tracking device the lawmaker found on his pickup truck. Federal court records show Republican state Rep. Mark McBride settled his lawsuit...

 

Competency hearing planned for man charged in 4 deaths

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the 1999 deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of the couple's 16-year-old daughter and another 16-year-old will undergo a mental competency evaluation. Craig County...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    January 2, 2019

Kansas judge rules telemedicine abortions can continue

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot stop telemedicine abortions, thwarting the latest attempt by state lawmakers to prevent doctors from providing pregnancy-ending pills to women they see by remote video conferences. Distric...

 

$1 million Powerball winner bought in south-central Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The new year is starting out great for someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Kansas. The Kansas Lottery said Monday someone bought a $1 million Powerball ticket for Saturday's Powerball drawing in south-central Kansas. The...

 

Kansas man dies after sliding into ditch in freezing cold

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found dead near his vehicle in western Kansas after it became stuck in a ditch in freezing temperatures. Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir says 68-year-old Ronald Reuber, of Nickerson,...

 

US stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note

Wall Street closed out a dismal, turbulent year for stocks on a bright note Monday, but still finished 2018 with the worst showing in a decade. After setting a series of records through the late summer and early fall, major U.S. indexes fell sharply...

 

Trump's pick for AG once questioned value of border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the value of a wall along the Mexican border similar to the one the president has advocated, describing the idea as "overkill." Barr was attorney...

 

NASA spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid, sets records

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It's...

 

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward tiny, icy world beyond Pluto

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto hurtled toward a New Year's Day rendezvous with a tiny, icy world a billion miles farther out, in what would make it the most distant cosmic body ever explored...

 

Elizabeth Warren takes big step toward 2020 presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include...

 

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world's most basic institutions, including...

 

House Democrats unveil measure to re-open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the...

 

Timetable of Trump's pullout from Syria being questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid questions about the pace of his exit from Syria, President Donald Trump complained Monday that he's getting "bad press" for his decision to pull American troops out of the country and insisted he was simply making good on...

 

Mattis' final words from Pentagon: 'Hold fast' with allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Mattis ended one of history's more turbulent tenures as defense secretary on Monday by re-emphasizing a key difference with President Donald Trump and encouraging Pentagon employees, civilian and military, to "hold fast" in...

 

AP Investigation: Food aid stolen as Yemen starves

TAIZ, Yemen (AP) — Day after day Nabil al-Hakimi, a humanitarian official in Taiz, one of Yemen's largest cities, went to work feeling he had a "mountain" on his shoulders. Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid was coming into his...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's political spin on migrant deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump twisted circumstances behind the deaths of two migrant Guatemalan children to insulate his administration from any blame, contending without justification that they were in dire health before they reached...

 

US citizen arrested in Russia on spying charges

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's domestic security agency said Monday that it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, the top KGB successor agency, said Paul Whelan was detained in Moscow on Friday. The agency...

 
 By Jordan Beech    Sports    January 2, 2019

Last-Second Shot Sinks Bison

SHAWNEE – A Rogers State shot with 0.2 seconds left on the clock handed Oklahoma Baptist an 82-80 loss in their final nonconference contest of the 2018-19 season. Oklahoma Baptist had brief flirtations with the lead down the stretch but were...

 

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