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Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas. Passage of t...

 

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after...

 

False stories claim NASA 'confessed' to spreading lithium

Some websites are falsely claiming that NASA has "confessed" to "dosing Americans" with lithium and other chemicals. On its website , NASA explains that it does use the materials for wind experiments launched on sounding rockets to the upper...

 

Florida man reunites with pet cat lost 14 years ago

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been reunited with a cat he lost 14 years ago. TCPalm.com reports Perry Martin of Fort Pierce said he had assumed his orange tabby named Thomas Jr., or T2 for short, had died in traffic. Martin moved in...

 

Romanian court says dead man can get driving license back

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Days after one Romanian court told a man he was officially dead despite evidence to the contrary, another court has declared that a man who was truly dead could get his driving license back. A court in the northern city...

 

Threat assessments crucial to prevent school shootings

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: This article was adapted from testimony the author gave on March 20, 2018 at a school safety forum...

 

Bombed into oblivion: The lost oasis of Damascus

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Ghouta, the one-time oasis of Damascus, is being destroyed. Every day brings with it news of renewed bombing, deadly...

 

Arkansas cities, counties sue drug makers over opioid crisis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A coalition of cities and counties around Arkansas announced Wednesday it had sued dozens of makers and distributors of opioids, arguing that the companies should bear the cost of drug abuse in the state. The Association...

 

Leading AIDS researcher selected as CDC director

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading AIDS researcher was picked Wednesday to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government's top public health agency. Dr. Robert Ray Redfield Jr., who rose to prominence in the 1980s as a top...

 

Study: Medical bankruptcies may not be as common as thought

Medical bills can push patients over the financial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as often as previous research suggests. Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S. adults, according...

 

AP Explains: How a phone may have steered hunt for bomber

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most people who own a smartphone take it wherever they go, a fact of modern life that enabled authorities to hunt down the man suspected in four Texas bombings before he blew himself up Wednesday. The search for the suspect,...

 

US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are on their way to the International Space Station. A Soyuz rocket carrying the three men blasted off Wednesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan. On board the...

 

New ALS gene step in finding cause of disease

BOSTON (AP) — A team of researchers have pinpointed a new gene associated with the development of a debilitating neurological disease. The researchers, including some at UMass Medical School, say the discovery of gene KIF5A advances scientists'...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    March 23, 2018

Earnest dominates in Goldbug tournament win

PERRY, Okla. – Stanton Earnest pitched a gem of a game Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Hector Tovar Invitational in Perry, helping the No. 17 Alva Goldbugs to a 4-1 victory over Perkins-Tryon. The win advances the Alva into a...

 

ECU Softball Struggles in Opening Day of Series at Henderson State

ARKADELPHIA, ARK. – The East Central University softball team struggled in the opening two games of the four-game Great American Conference series at Henderson State, falling 3-2 in both games of the day. The Tigers (13-15, 8-10 GAC) was led at...

 

ECU Baseball Opens Series Against Henderson State

ADA – The East Central University baseball team opened the Great American Conference series against Henderson State at Ken Turner Field with a 15-1 loss in seven innings. The Tigers (2-23, 1-15 GAC) saw four separate players tally a hit in the...

 

Bison Knock Off WNMU

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –Oklahoma Baptist leaves Colorado with a victory over the Western New Mexico Mustangs, 6-3. After the Bison had won five of their last six doubles matches, they found themselves down 2-1 in doubles competition. OBU's Daniel...

 

Bisons hold off SNU in first game of series

BETHANY, Okla. —Garrett Perez and Austin Coopereach went 3-for-5 for Southern Nazarene in a 7-6 loss Friday in the first game of a 3-game series with Harding. Perez scored two runs while Cooper drove in a run for as those two combeind for half of t...

 

Hillcats Start Heartland Play with 2 Losses at Nationally-Ranked Rattlers

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Rogers State baseball team started Heartland Conference action with two losses at No. 22-ranked St. Mary's on Thursday (March 22) at Dickson Stadium. RSU was blanked in both games, falling 3-0 and 9-0. RSU dropped to 14-10...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    March 23, 2018

Baseball Bisons Big Fifth Leads to 7-6 Victory at Southern Nazarene

BETHANY, Okla. – Harding baseball scored six runs in the fifth inning and held off Southern Nazarene 7-6 for its fifth win in the last six games. The two teams will conclude the Great American Conference series tomorrow with a doubleheader at...

 
 By Scott Goode    Sports    March 23, 2018

Harding Men's Tennis Wins Twice in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Harding won five of six singles matches against both Christian Brothers and Rhodes Thursday, and the Bisons won twice to improve to 10-5 overall and extend its winning streak to seven matches. The big news of the day for the Bisons...

 
 By Nathan Looney    Sports    March 23, 2018

Four Home Runs Lead No. 17 Harding Softball over Union Wednesday

Jackson, Tenn. – The 17th-ranked Harding softball team swept Union in nonconference action Wednesday. The Lady Bisons won 3-1 and 11-1 in five innings. Peyton Mills hit two home runs in game two. Harding improves to 20-6 overall and Union falls to...

 
 By David Salley    Sports    March 23, 2018

Henderson Sweeps ECU in First Doubleheader on Friday

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State got three hits on the day from both Alexia Lopez and Lindsey Williams and defeated East Central in two tight contests on Friday afternoon to sweep the first doubleheader of the teams' four-game series. The...

 

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minut...

 

Indictment: Waterslide in fatal accident was 'deadly weapon'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas waterslide hyped as the world's highest was a "deadly weapon" that had already injured more than a dozen people before a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on it in 2016, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed...

 

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