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Henderson Sweeps OBU 71-64, Notches Program-Record 15th Conference Win on Senior Night

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — After falling behind to rival Ouachita Baptist with four minutes left on Tuesday night, Henderson State finished the game on an 11-4 run to rally past the Tigers 71-64 and notch a program-record 15th conference win. The Reddies...

 

Reddies Drop Home Finale to Ouachita Baptist 87-81

Henderson State fell victim to cold shooting late in the second-half as Ouachita Baptist beat the Reddies 87-81, Tuesday at the Duke Wells Center. Trailing 65-63 with 5:45 left in the game, the Reddies missed 10 consecutive field goal attempts to...

 

Muleriders suffer setback on the road at Arkansas-Monticello, 68-61

MONTICELLO, Ark. – Southern Arkansas faced a double-digit deficit on three separate occasions, including twice in the second half, on Tuesday night inside Steelman Fieldhouse and each time the Muleriders battled back to pull within a possession of...

 

No. 35 Muleriders handle Henderson State in non-conference tilt, 20-6

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Southern Arkansas baseball team set a season-high for runs scored and tied a season-best in hits as the Muleriders scored 20 runs on 13 hits en route to a 20-6 blowout victory over Henderson State on Tuesday night in a...

 

Lady Muleriders come out on top in overtime thriller at UAM, 91-85

MONTICELLO, Ark. – The Lady Mulerider basketball team survived "Rivalry Tuesday" in overtime after taking the Cotton Blossoms down to the wire at UAM in a thrilling 91-85 final decision. In the first half, UAM and SAU each registered 14 field goal...

 

Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual...

 

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol demand new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state capitol Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on...

 

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accuse...

 

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several...

 

Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school...

 

Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang...

 

Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Grumbling and jeers met the request for a moment of silence for the 17 people killed last week in the Florida school shooting. "Let's do something for them!" one man yelled at the beginning of Republican Rep. Mike...

 

Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence

Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida. The demonstrations took place Wednesday at schools from Maine to Arizona. Some lasted 17 minutes in...

 

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" during a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international...

 

Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

BEIRUT (AP) — Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment...

 

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of...

 

State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said...

 

Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

BEIRUT (AP) — A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press. Lebanese authorities are...

 

Frustrated Oklahoma educators mulling organized walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma educators frustrated with low pay and another round of proposed cuts to public schools are mulling an organized walkout to get lawmakers' attention. Momentum was spurred this week when hundreds of residents packed a sc...

 

Family of Oklahoma motorcyclist killed in crash sues sheriff

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old motorcyclist who died trying to avoid a Tulsa County deputy's SUV has filed a lawsuit, alleging a negligent U-turn caused the fatal crash. Cobie Tyner of Oakhurst died May 14, the Tulsa World...

 

Flights canceled in Oklahoma City due to wintry weather

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than two dozen flights have been canceled at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, two more at Tulsa International Airport and dozens of schools canceled classes due to wintry weather. Will Rogers World Airport...

 

Oklahoma agency appoints interim director

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has appointed a new interim director. The Oklahoman reports that Bob Ricks was named to the position Tuesday. The retired law enforcement leader was appointed after the OSBI...

 

Kansas Senate passes tougher lobbying law, higher gift limit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved a bipartisan bill for strengthening lobbying laws that also would allow state officials to take more expensive gifts from people seeking to influence them. The measure approved unanimously...

 

Kansas House approves minimum age for governor candidates

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are moving toward setting a minimum age for running for governor after more than half a dozen teenagers declared an interest in this year's race. The House approved a bill Wednesday that would require...

 

Kansas lawmakers advance law enforcement transparency bills

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators who are pushing to make law enforcement more transparent focused Wednesday on advancing bills aimed at making officers' body camera footage more accessible and compiling data on the property seized by...

 

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