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  • Oklahoma Judge Expected To Rule Monday In Opioid Case

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge is expected to rule next week in Oklahoma’s case alleging consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the opioid crisis in the state. A court spokesman says Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman is expected to read his decision in open court at 3 p.m. Monday. The trial began on May 28 and lasted about six weeks. Led by Attorney General Mike Hunter, Oklahoma claims the company helped create a public nuisance by aggressively marketing […]

  • Fans Visiting ‘Stranger Things’ Sets Bring Boon To Business

    PALMETTO, Ga. (AP) — Soon after Netflix released “Stranger Things,” fans of all ages came into Bradley’s Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand. They sought out the exact spot where “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown filmed a scene as the character Eleven, and they’re still coming three years later, even after the store changed its name and became part of the Piggly […]

  • Missouri Woman Missing 4 Months Before Body Found In Submerged Car

    FISK, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman whose body was found in a submerged car in southeast Missouri had been reported missing more than four months ago. The Daily American Republic reports that the Stoddard County coroner has identified the woman as 39-year-old Crystal Marie Brown-Hart of Dexter. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott told television station KAIT that a fisherman came across a submerged vehicle while boating Monday night on the St. Francis River. The fisherman took […]

  • Walmart Sues Tesla For Solar Panels That Went Up In Flames

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart sued Tesla for “gross negligence” on Tuesday, saying that the electric car company’s energy division installed solar panels that went up in flames on its store rooftops. The retailer said fires broke out at seven store rooftops between 2012 and 2018, causing millions of dollars in damage. One location in Ohio had to be closed for eight days, Walmart said in the complaint. Inspections found that several of Tesla’s solar panels were broken and that […]

  • Trump: Any Jew Voting Democratic Is Uninformed Or Disloyal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Trump’s claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the Republican president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes. It came amid Trump’s ongoing feud with Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, both Muslim. Trump has closely aligned himself with Israel, including its […]

  • Governor, Attorney General Setting Aside $1.5 Million For Veterans Legal Clinic

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ governor and attorney general are setting aside $1.5 million to create a legal services clinic for military veterans. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday announced they were each allocating $750,000 to create the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic. The clinic is the first of its kind in Arkansas and will enable students at the law school to provide legal services free […]

  • New ‘Matrix’ Film Set With Keanu Reeves And Lana Wachowski

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski are returning to the world of “The Matrix.” Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich says Tuesday that a fourth “Matrix” is in the works. Reeves will be reprising his role as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss will return as Trinity in the film that will be co-written, directed and produced by Wachowski, who co-created “The Matrix” with Lilly Wachowski. Lana Wachowski says in a statement that the ideas of “The Matrix” […]

  • Trump Says Lower Interest Rates Key To Economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his administration is a looking at tax cut proposals but not as a response to a potential recession. He says, “I’m looking at that all the time anyway.” Trump talked about the economy and trade with China during a meeting Tuesday in the Oval Office with the president of Romania. Trump says his administration is looking at a cut in the capital gains tax when investors sell assets. It is also exploring lower […]

  • FBI: Truck Driver Threatened Mass Shooting At Memphis Church

    A truck driver has been arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities say in newly filed court records. Thomas Matthew McVicker was apprehended in Indianapolis before the plan could be carried out, according to court papers filed Monday. It’s the most recent case in a string of men being arrested around the country for threatening to carry out shootings. McVicker, 38, made “credible threats to conduct a mass shooting and suicide” […]

  • Arkansas Farmers Didn’t Plant On 1.3 Million Acres This Year

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres (0.526 million hectares) of land unplanted in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Lawrence County farmers saw nearly 74,000 idled acres (29,947 million idled hectares). Jerry Morgan is one of the county’s farmers who says his farm had more than 500 acres (202 million hectares) of corn, rice and soybeans that he couldn’t plant this year. He says prevented planting insurance helps pay the bills, but it doesn’t […]

  • Woman Charged With Aiding White Supremacist’s Jail Escape

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has been charged with helping the leader of a white supremacist gang and another inmate escape from jail last month. A federal grand jury indicted 27-year-old Kennan Gililland on Aug. 8 on charges alleging that she helped Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson escape from the Jefferson County Detention Center. The two were reported missing from the jail on July 31 and were recaptured separately on Aug. 1. Gullett is among 54 members of the New […]

  • Planned Parenthood Leaves Federal Family Planning Program

    NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it’s pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood’s acting president and CEO, said the organization’s nationwide network of health centers would remain open and strive to make up for the loss of federal money. But she predicted that many low-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood services would “delay or […]

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