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    Ex-Jets Mark Gastineau: Diagnosed With Dementia, Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s

    (CBS Sports) — Mark Gastineau’s NFL career spanned 10 seasons, all with the Jets, where he was a member of the New York Sack Exchange. He retired in 1988 with 107.5 sacks, including 22 during the 1984 season.u, who made three All-Pro teams and five Pro Bowls, spent 10 years with the Jets after being selected in the second round of the 1979 NFL draft. Known for his relentless motor and hard-charging style, Gastineau, now 60, says his health-related issues […]

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    More Than 1,000 People Attend Fayetteville Love Conquers Hate Stand-In

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — More than a thousand people came together for a peaceful stand-in in front of the Washington County Courthouse. “It’s very important to exercise our right to protest and to show that there is a community of people who want to work together to find ways to fight for the things we think are important,” Isabella Orion said. Isabella Orion was one of many at the love conquers hate stand-in. “It’s a very devastating kind of a feeling to […]

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    Surprised By A Medical Bill? Here’s What To Do

    (CNN) — In 2013, Kelly A. Kyanko gave birth to her second son. During labor, her doctors became aware of “a very small complication,” she said — nothing too concerning, but doctors wanted a pediatrician in the room during the delivery. “I’m not exactly going to say ‘no’ to that, right? Obviously I was in a lot of pain and it was a very stressful time so I wasn’t in any position to be saying yes or no to the […]

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    Obama Approval Rating Hits 60% As End Of Term Approaches

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone. A new CNN/ORC poll finds Obama’s approval rating stands at 60%, his best mark since June of his first year in office. Compared with other outgoing presidents, Obama lands near the top of the list, outranked only by Bill Clinton’s 66% in January 2001 and Ronald […]

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    George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush Both Hospitalized, Spokesman Says

    HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday. Jim McGrath told CNN that the 41st president has been hospitalized at Houston Methodist Hospital since Saturday, and later said in a statement the cause was “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia. Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway that required sedation.” He said Bush is responding well to treatments. Barbara […]

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    Obama Looks To Lock In $1 Billion To Schools With Low-Income Kids

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Obama administration is considering a major last-minute policy shift that could force hundreds of school districts to cut spending at well-financed elementary and secondary schools and move nearly $1 billion dollars to schools with large numbers of low-income students. The policy, written by the Department of Education, is under review by the White House budget office and has drawn fierce opposition from Republican lawmakers and school administrators. It was first proposed in September, but the department […]

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    IMF Predicts Faster Growth For U.S., Citing Trump Impact

    WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies would boost economic growth. But officials warned that if Trump’s protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be “quite destructive” for the global economy. The IMF also increased 2017 growth projections for a number of other countries including China, Germany, Japan and Britain, but warned that the global economy faced a number […]

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    UPDATE: Fort Smith Murder Suspect May Be Exaggerating Brain Injury To Avoid Prosecution, Records Show

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) — It’s been three years and seven months since a Fort Smith man was charged with capital murder in the death of his ex-father-in-law, but he has yet to face a jury. The man, Michael Underwood, has had several continuances due in part to a brain injury, which one doctor said may be exaggerated. On Friday (Jan. 13), the case was officially postponed again. Underwood was scheduled for a fitness hearing on Jan. 27, 2017. Underwood’s attorneys Ron Fields […]

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    Ozark Regional Transit Reestablishes Bentonville Route 11 Monday

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Ozark Regional Transit (ORT) is getting their buses back on track after a fire destroyed 20 of them last Tuesday (Jan. 10). On Monday (Jan. 16), the public transit service will be reestablished in Bentonville. Route 11 will run its normal route. Also on Monday (Jan. 16), ORT staff will travel to Kansas City, to pick up two motorcoaches. The agency received eight buses from Wichita Transit on Friday (Jan. 13). In a press release, the agency […]

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    Weekend Ice Storm Targets Central US

    ATLANTA (CNN) — It’s a dangerous setup that the Central Plains of the US knows all too well, as residents find themselves in the middle of cold, Arctic air blowing down from Canada and much warmer, humid air streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico. During the spring and fall, this clash of air masses often spawns severe storms and tornadoes — but during the winter, the result can be an equally devastating, and much more widespread ice storm. Beginning […]

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    Woman Died From Superbug Resistant To All Available Antibiotics In U.S.

    ATLANTA (CBSNews) — A Nevada woman has died from an infection resistant to all available antibiotics in the United States, public health officials report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the woman’s condition was deemed incurable after being tested against 26 different antibiotics. Though this isn’t the first case of pan-resistant bacteria in the U.S., at this time it is still uncommon. Still, experts note that antibiotic resistance is a growing health concern globally and call the newly reported […]


    Delayed Tax Refunds Spur Loans To Cover Shortfall

    A lot of taxpayers who expect refunds will find themselves in a bind this year amid delays in payouts. That has prompted a jump in loans to tide over people due refunds — with the tax preparers doing the lending. Refund lending is a controversial practice. For a loan to help those waiting for refunds, tax prep firms tack on a fee of $35 to $45 per return, according to the Consumer Federation of America. Added to the average $200 […]