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Ouachita falls in late decision to Lyon College

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Ouachita Baptist Wrestling team dropped a 25-24 decision to Lyon College on Wednesday evening. The Tigers fell down by 12-points after the opening pair of matches to the Fighting Scots. Ouachita forfeited the opening match to L...

 

Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing a plan that provides a path to citizenship for 1.8 million of the so-called "Dreamer" immigrants, tighter restrictions on legal immigration and $25 billion in border security, the White House...

 

The sex abuse scandal is far from over at Michigan State

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports doctor Larry Nassar is on his way to prison for the rest of his life for molesting scores of young female athletes, but the scandal is far from over at Michigan State University as victims, lawmakers and a judge demand...

 

NBC's Holt says he approached North Korea with eyes open

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Lester Holt learned while going through customs in North Korea that his request to visit the heavily-fortified border with South Korea had been denied, and he was headed to a ski resort instead. His schedule was not...

 

More than 20 WH employees talked to Mueller, lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 White House employees have given interviews to special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian election interference and obstruction of justice, according to a...

 

Trump in Davos: threatens Palestinians, reassures Brits

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump barreled into a global summit in the Swiss Alps on Thursday, threatening to stop U.S. aid to the Palestinians and dismissing as a "false rumor" the idea that there are tensions in the U.S....

 

Man waits for shot at freedom 2 years after landmark ruling

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A landmark ruling by the nation's highest court gave Henry Montgomery his first chance at freedom after nearly a half-century behind bars. Two years later, the 71-year-old Louisiana man is still waiting for a parole hearing...

 

Potholes ahead for Trump's upcoming public works proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will soon release its long-anticipated public works plan, trying to fulfill a campaign pledge but set to fall short of some ambitious goals. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to generate at least $1 tr...

 

Erykah Badu claims supportive Hitler stance 'misconstrued'

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Erykah Badu claims her words were "misconstrued" in the wake of a controversial interview in which she said she sees a "good" side to everyone, including Adolf Hitler. In a series of tweets Thursday, the singer stressed she...

 

Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. Scientists say that an ancient upper jawbone and associated stone tools could also mean that Homo...

 

Trump 'looking forward' to being questioned under oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared he's "looking forward" to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel's probe of Russian election interference and Trump's possible obstruction in the firing of the FBI director. Trum...

 

Oprah: 'I don't have the DNA' for a presidential bid

ATLANTA (AP) — Before her iconic Golden Globes speech sparked a new presidential push on social media, Oprah Winfrey declared that she's not interested in a White House bid. The billionaire media mogul says in a newly published interview that...

 

Cow escapes farm to run free with wild bison in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A farmyard cow in Poland has chosen freedom this winter, roaming with a herd of bison for three months after escaping its pen. The reddish brown cow has been spotted following bison across corn and rapeseed fields bordering th...

 

Push is on to raise sexual misconduct awareness at Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry hasn't been rocked with as many public allegations of sexual misconduct as Hollywood, but insiders are still seeking to show solidarity with the Me Too movement on its biggest night. Key executives have called on...

 

Egypt places colossus of Ramses II in atrium of new museum

CAIRO (AP) — With much fanfare, Egypt on Thursday placed the ancient statue of one of its most famous pharaohs, Ramses II, in the entrance hall of a new antiquities' museum under construction near the pyramids of Giza, just outside Cairo. This was...

 

US likely to send 1st aircraft carrier since war to Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is expected to make a port visit to Vietnam in March, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. It would be the first such visit in the postwar era. The planned visit to Danang is likely to...

 

UN official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — It is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning to Myanmar, a senior United Nations official said Thursday. While many Rohingya want to...

 

Nassar deemed 'serial' sex abuser; investigations ongoing

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar listened silently as a prosecutor deemed him "possibly the most prolific serial child sex abuser in history" and a judge sentenced him to decades in prison for molesting some of...

 

How Congress used the shutdown deal to cut more taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deal that ended the government shutdown also further cut taxes, adding billions more to the national deficit. The tax cuts were a little noticed element of the much discussed deal, which provided funding to keep government...

 

6th woman alleges rape by Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that Russell Simmons raped her at his Los Angeles home in 2016, joining five other women who have publicly leveled rape allegations against the music mogul. Simmons, a co-founder of Def...

 

Owner of elephants that got stranded has faced scrutiny

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A circus that owns four elephants that were briefly stranded this week along an Oklahoma roadway also had a pachyderm escape its enclosure and roam free through a Wisconsin residential neighborhood last summer, federal records...

 

Oklahoma City officer awarded $210K in retaliation lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has awarded a veteran police officer in Oklahoma City $210,000 in a retaliation lawsuit against the police chief and the city. The jury gave their verdict in Lt. Phil A. Williams' civil case on Wednesday, The Oklahoman...

 

Coca-Cola bottling plant to close in Oklahoma city

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — Coca-Cola has announced that its bottling plant in eastern Oklahoma will close as part of a consolidation with the company's Oklahoma City facility. Coca-Cola spokesman Ish Arebalos says the company is designing a new...

 

Oklahoma health officials report 74 flu deaths this season

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health says 74 people have died from flu-related illness in the state this season and more than 2,000 have been hospitalized. The agency said Thursday that Oklahoma's two largest counties, Oklahoma...

 

McAllister sworn in as new US Attorney for Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new U.S. Attorney for Kansas has taken office. Stephen McAllister was sworn in Thursday in a private ceremony on the University of Kansas campus. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administered the oath. McAllister...

 

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