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Dempsey named GAC Pitcher of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - After a stellar weekend, Arkansas Tech junior pitcher Kristen Dempsey has been named the Great American Conference's Pitcher of the Week. Dempsey, a native of Benton, Arkansas, helped pitch the Golden Suns to a four-game sweep...

 

Golden Suns claim 4-0 win over Golden Lions

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Despite an hour-and-a-half rain delay between doubles and singles play, the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns secured a 4-0 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday. NEXT UP Arkansas Tech (3-1) will host Ouachita on Thursday, March 1,...

 

Bonner named GAC Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Southern Arkansas senior outfielder Kiara Bonner has been named as the Great American Conference Player of the Week as it was announced by the league office eon Tuesday. Bonner becomes the third GAC Player of the Week from SAU...

 

GOP leaders move slowly on tighter gun laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday showed little interest in stricter gun control proposals being floated in Congress, leaving the issue in the hands of wary Senate leaders and President Donald Trump, whose shifting views have...

 

Bill spurred by Nassar scandal concerns Catholic Church

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out b...

 

Parents spooked by abuse in youth sports set more limits

SEATTLE (AP) — With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports. Shannon Stabbert said her...

 

Kushner's security clearance downgraded per Kelly policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The security clearance of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has been downgraded, according to two people informed of the decision. Kushner had been operating with an interim clearance...

 

Judge sides with Trump on challenge to Mexico border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico, removing what could have been a major obstacle to the signature...

 

APNewsBreak: Woman tells police Steve Wynn raped her in '70s

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman told police she had a child with casino mogul Steve Wynn after he raped her, while another reported she was forced to resign from a Las Vegas job after she refused to have sex with him. The Associated Press on Tuesday...

 

Manafort's case saddled by side issues, disputes with judge

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was not amused. A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, was trying to justify the multimillion-dollar value of his client's home as part of a...

 

Woman questions mother's investigation in 1980s baby deaths

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman who told police her mother confessed to killing her 18-day-old brother nearly four decades ago says she's shocked investigators didn't make an arrest in the 1980s, especially after the deaths of two more infants in her...

 

Trump campaign chief lends name to penny stock tied to felon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political strategist and online guru who was named President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager Tuesday has a close financial relationship with a penny-stock firm with a questionable history that includes longstanding ties...

 

Cheers, protests as German court lets cities ban diesel cars

BERLIN (AP) — Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled Tuesday that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution, a decision with far-reaching and costly implications in the country where the diesel...

 

Hope Hicks declines to answer some questions in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime aide Hope Hicks is declining to answer questions about her time in the White House in a closed-door interview Tuesday with the House intelligence committee. The panel is investigating Russian inte...

 

What's in the IV bag? Studies show safer option than saline

New research calls into question what's in those IV bags that nearly every hospitalized patient gets. Using a different intravenous fluid instead of the usual saline greatly reduced the risk of death or kidney damage, two large studies found. The dif...

 

Companies face mounting pressure to pick sides in gun debate

NEW YORK (AP) — As the gun debate heats up following the massacre at a Florida high school, companies are under growing pressure to pick a side: whether to stand by the National Rifle Association or walk away. Metlife, Delta and more than a dozen...

 

US general: Russia is both 'arsonist and fireman' in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia is seeking to counter U.S. diplomatic influence by stoking conflict in Syria even as it portrays itself as an arbiter in the civil war, the top American general in the Middle East said Tuesday in notably pointed criticism...

 

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents soar by 57 percent in 2017

The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two decades, according to data it released Tuesday. The New...

 

Top intel official says US hasn't deterred Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. response to Russian meddling and disinformation campaigns has not been strong enough to deter Moscow's activities, a top intelligence official said Tuesday. "I believe that President (Vladimir) Putin has clearly come to...

 

Columbine principal's advice is sought after Fla. shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — After school shootings like the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, administrators reach out to former Columbine High principal Frank DeAngelis for advice, since there is no book to teach what he learned after gunmen...

 

Guns in schools? 2 Columbine survivors are split on issue

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Neville was outside, sneaking off to smoke with friends, and avoided the outburst of gunfire at Columbine High School nearly two decades ago, but he did not dodge the heartbreak. A close friend died, and the anguish in his...

 

Russia-ordered 'pause' in Syria fails to ease suffering

BEIRUT (AP) — A five-hour truce ordered by Syria's Russian allies to allow civilians to flee a besieged, opposition-held enclave near Damascus failed to result in aid deliveries or medical evacuations Tuesday, while deadly airstrikes and shelling...

 

Sessions: Justice Dept can ban bump stocks with regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday — a move that would likely set the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while...

 

Report: Italian mafia may have links to reporter's killing

PRAGUE (AP) — Italian organized crime figures may have been involved in the shooting death of an investigative journalist in Slovakia, a Canadian reporter said Tuesday as the country's newspapers printed black-and-white front pages to honor the sla...

 

Lewinsky calls Clinton affair a 'gross abuse of power'

NEW YORK (AP) — Monica Lewinsky says the affair that led to impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton "was not sexual assault" but "constituted a gross abuse of power." Lewinsky writes in the March issue of "Vanity Fair" that she is...

 

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