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  • Nestor Makes Landfall On Florida Island, Heads North

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor made landfall Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. The storm made landfall on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve just off Florida’s northern Gulf Coast in a lightly populated area of the state, the National Hurricane Center said. Nestor is now expected to bring 2 […]

  • Chicago Strike Means Day Off For Some, Emergency For Others

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district went on strike this past week , canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids. For some families, the Chicago Teachers Union walkout meant a day off and a bit of inconvenience for parents juggling work schedules. For the city’s most vulnerable families, though, the strike triggered a hasty search for a solution to help kids and let their parents make […]

  • Impeachment Inquiry Puts Spotlight On Perry, Who Shunned It

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump’s favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy. Until now. The former Texas governor said Thursday he was quitting as energy secretary by year’s end. The announcement came as the House impeachment investigation highlighted his work in Ukraine, where he promoted U.S. natural gas and where Trump hoped to find dirt on Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump said […]

  • Racing Commission To Wait On Pope County Casino License

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Racing Commission says it will wait for the outcome of two lawsuits before considering applicants for a casino license in Pope County. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the panel made the decision Thursday. Arkansas voters have legalized four casinos to be located in Jefferson and Pope counties and at racetracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis. The Pope County project has been stalled by the lawsuits and questions over the awarding of a casino license. One lawsuit […]

  • Arkansas Bridge To Be Renamed For Maleah Davis

    FULTON, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is dedicating a bridge in honor of a 4-year-old Texas girl whose remains were found in the area. Maleah Davis from Houston was reported missing in May. Her remains were found in June alongside Interstate 30 near Hope, Arkansas, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of the Texas-Arkansas state line. The Arkansas State Highway Commission voted in July to rename the Red Lake Road Overpass that crosses I-30, near where she was discovered. The Maleah Davis Memorial Bridge sign […]

  • Over-The-Counter Heartburn Drug Zantac Pulled In US, Canada

    Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac. The federal agency said consumers could consider taking another heartburn medicine or contact their doctor. Several drugstore […]

  • Arkansas Committee Supports Raising Pay For New Teachers

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas legislative committee is backing a short-term proposal to increase salaries for new teachers, though some education groups say the state needs to figure out a permanent solution. The state Department of Education has recommended guidelines for the allocation of $60 million to public schools over the next four years. The Administrative Rules Committee of the Legislative Council reviewed the department’s suggestions Wednesday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The council plans to meet Friday to decide on […]

  • 1 Dead, Another In Custody After Officer-Involved Shooting In Southern Arkansas

    WARREN, Ark. — Authorities in southern Arkansas say one person is dead after a gunfight with an Arkansas State Police trooper. State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Thursday (Oct. 17) that the shooting occurred during a traffic stop on a road in Bradley County near Warren, about 79 miles (127 kilometers) south of Little Rock. According to Arkansas State Police, around 1:30 p.m. an Arkansas State Trooper attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle failed to […]

  • Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Injures Right Knee Against Broncos

    DENVER (AP) — Struggling to straighten his right knee, Patrick Mahomes tossed his helmet to the side and covered his face with both hands. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was hurt on a sneak Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Mahomes stayed down on the field for quite some time after picking up a first down on fourth-and-short in the second quarter. His teammates checked on him, with receiver Tyreek Hill putting his hands on his helmet in concern. Broncos […]

  • Arkansas Track Plans To End Greyhound Racing By The End Of 2022

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas track agreed Thursday to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state’s voters would approve ending the practice. The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a plan by Southland Casino Racing to end greyhound racing at the West Memphis track by Dec. 31, 2022. Southland said it had reached an agreement with the Arkansas Greyhound Kennel Association, which has 16 […]

  • Marshallese President Applauds Arrest In Adoptions Case

    PHOENIX (AP) — The president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on Thursday applauded U.S. authorities for arresting an Arizona elected official accused of running an illegal adoption scheme involving pregnant Marshallese women. President Hilda Heine spoke out a week after Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was arrested on charges in three states that include human smuggling, sale of a child and fraud. “Marshallese women have been induced by people like Petersen and his ilk for too long,” Heine […]

  • Juul Halts Sales Of Fruit, Dessert Flavors For E-Cigarettes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public’s “lack of trust” in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company’s latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on electronic cigarettes. Juul, the best-selling e-cigarette brand in the U.S., has been besieged by scrutiny, including multiple investigations by Congress, the Food and Drug Administration and several state attorneys general. The company is […]

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