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SWOSU Women's Golf Ranks Second in 2017 GAC Preseason Poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – SWOSU Women's Golf has been picked to finish second in the upcoming 2017-18 season by Great American Conference head coaches. The preseason poll, voted on by all nine head coaches in the conference, was announced Tuesday aftern...

 

New era begins for OC women's soccer

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 29, 2017) – The preseason for Oklahoma Christian women's soccer has been a learning process, for both the players and their new coach, Meagan Anderson. Anderson, a former player and assistant coach for OC, returned to the progra...

 

Heartland Conference launches digital network

WACO, Texas (Aug. 29, 2017) –The Heartland Conference, through a partnership with Sidearm Sports, has launched the Heartland Conference Digital Network, which will host hundreds of video live streams during the 2017-18 academic year. The...

 

Golden Suns Golf named GAC preseason favorite

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – For the sixth straight year, Arkansas Tech women's golf has been named the favorite in the Great American Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced by the league office on Tuesday. The Golden Suns are coming off a 2016-17...

 

No. 15 Harding Football opens season Thursday vs. Henderson State

Game Story Harding Football opens its 67th season of intercollegiate competition Thursday at 7 p.m. against Henderson State at First Security Stadium. The Bisons, defending GAC champions, have won 11 consecutive regular season games and are...

 

Tiger Football home opener moved up to Wednesday

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – With the threat of heavy rainfall and severe storms moving into the area later this week, the Ouachita Tiger Football home opener versus Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been rescheduled. The game will now be played...

 

Lady Mulerider Volleyball on the road to begin 2017 season

FIRST SERVE The 2017 Lady Mulerider Volleyball season begins on Tuesday night at the Williams Baptist Tri-Match and high expectations abound this season under second-year Head Coach Britney Davis as Southern Arkansas sets its sights on returning to...

 

No fire or fury, but muted Trump response to NKorea missile

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for North Korea's restraint. So much for President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury." After Pyongyang's highly provocative missile test over close American ally Japan, Trump offered a surprisingly subdued response...

 

Crippled Houston watches dams, levees; forecast offers hope

HOUSTON (AP) — With its flood defenses strained, the crippled city of Houston anxiously watched dams and levees Tuesday to see if they would hold until the rain stops, and meteorologists offered the first reason for hope — a forecast with less...

 

Trump offers flag-waving optimism in visit to Harvey's path

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — With flag-waving optimism, President Donald Trump answered Harvey's wrath Tuesday by offering in-person assurances to those in the storm zone that his administration will work tirelessly to help the region recover from...

 

Experts say decision on Houston evacuations was complicated

Houston's mayor kept facing questions Tuesday about his decision not to order an evacuation of the notoriously flood-prone city ahead of Harvey's arrival, even as overflowing reservoirs led several suburbs to move people out. Instead, Mayor...

 

Waiting the worst with Harvey, the storm that won't go away

HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Bedner saw disasters come and go during his 33 years with the Houston Police Department. Harvey, however, just won't go away. Bedner rides out every storm in his creekside community between Houston and Galveston Bay, and neve...

 

NKorea leader urges more missile launches targeting Pacific

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more weapons tests targeting the Pacific Ocean, Pyongyang announced Wednesday, a day after his nation for the first time flew a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear...

 

Houston drainage grid 'so obsolete it's just unbelievable'

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's system of bayous and reservoirs was built to drain a tabletop-flat city prone to heavy rains. But its Depression-era design is no match for the stresses brought by explosive development and ever-wetter storms. Nearly any...

 

Police ID teen suspect in fatal New Mexico library shooting

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified the gunman accused of opening fire inside a New Mexico public library as a 16-year-old high school student who they say killed a youth librarian and a second employee while wounding four...

 

Bad blood lingers in GOP as Congress ponders Harvey relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Hurricane Harvey. But their resentment lingers. As historic floods wreaked havoc across the Gulf Coast, Northeastern Republicans...

 

Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch opens doors as shelter

HOUSTON (AP) — Joel Osteen opened his Houston megachurch to those seeking shelter from floodwaters Tuesday after social media critics slammed the televangelist for not offering to house people in need while Harvey swamps the city. Among those who...

 

Israeli leader's settlement vow complicates Trump's task

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vow to never evacuate Jewish settlements from occupied land drew outrage Tuesday from Palestinians and complicated matters for the Trump administration's would-be peace envoys as they...

 

Inside Houston shelter, a loud and sometimes chaotic night

HOUSTON (AP) — With more guests than cots, some people slept on chairs or the floor. People hung towels and wet clothes on the base of the ceiling supports. Police officers guarded several entrances. Outside, dozens of people still awake stood...

 

Prosecutors expect to charge German nurse with more killings

BERLIN (AP) — German officials expect to bring new charges against a nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not more, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Oldenburg state...

 

Russia seeks to allay Western fears about planned war games

MOSCOW (AP) — In a bid to dispel Western fears about planned war games by Russia and Belarus, the Russian military said Tuesday the maneuvers simulating a response to foreign-backed "extremists" won't threaten anyone. The maneuvers, to be held...

 

France's Macron: Fighting terrorism abroad is top priority

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has made the fight against "Islamic terrorism" in Syria and Iraq the top priority in his foreign policy agenda. Speaking Tuesday to French diplomats gathered at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Macron...

 

Delivery without drivers: Domino's, Ford team up for test

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No ring of the doorbell, just a text. No tip for the driver? No problem in this test, where Domino's and Ford are teaming up to see if customers will warm to the idea of pizza delivered by driverless cars. Starting...

 

Medicare to foot the bill for treadmill therapy for leg pain

CHICAGO (AP) — Three times a week, Rita Driscoll steps onto a treadmill at a Minnesota hospital under the eye of a rehab therapist. She walks until it hurts — pushing her limits, walking faster and adding steeper inclines. The retired school...

 

Trump's Cabinet struggles with whether to defend their boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some seek their distance, delicately taking issue with President Donald Trump's most controversial remarks. Others decide it's safer to stand by him. Most would rather say nothing at all. Under intense pressure, members of...

 

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