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The constant rain and flooding that occurred in May and June has given way to unrelenting summer heat that’s expected to continue for a while. “The dog days of summer are here,” sai...
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Sheriff: 52-year-old airlifted to Tyler after he was hit in the head
An East Texas man was airlifted to a Tyler, Texas, hospital Thursday morning after a shooting mishap involving an armadillo. Dean Ebert, 52, was shot in the head when a bullet he fired at the hard-sh...
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WASHINGTON—After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began...
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WASHINGTON—More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind...
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WASHINGTON—Despite promises that it won’t come to this, Congress and the White House are charging toward another government shutdown. The next fiscal crisis could come as soon as Oct. 1 u...
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A special ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. today at Faith Assembly of God just before the church’s annual back-to-school health fair to rename the event in honor of founder Marguerite Hillier, wh...
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LITTLE ROCK—States need to be given more flexibility in how they administer child nutrition programs as the funding bill comes up for renewal this fall, U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Friday. The...
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Law enforcement and fire department dispatch reports from Thursday.   Bowie County Sheriff’s Office 12:19 a.m., residential fire, 67 County Road 4123, Simms 9:38 a.m., threat, 5801 N. K...
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GRADUATIONS The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville recently announced the students earning degrees during spring commencement. Area students include: ASHDOWN, Ark.—Nicholas Jones, master...
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DALLAS—A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling inju...
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Staff photo by Jerry Habraken  Jayla Jenkins, left, J.J. Jenkins, center, and Kevvion Davis beat the heat with a water balloon fight during Jayla Jenkin’s 10th birthday party Friday aftern...
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SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas—Authorities say a 46-year-old pilot from Nebraska has been critically burned in the crash of his small plane at an East Texas airport. David German of Ogallala (oh-gah-LA...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson  Texarkana police inspect a car following a two-car collision on West Seventh Street in Texarkana near the intersection of Highway 59.
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LITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas Department of Human Services official said the agency didn't award a new contract to build the state's Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system due to a paperwork error...
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LUFKIN, Texas—An East Texas teenager faces up to 10 years in prison for shooting a postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail last fall. The Lufkin News reports 17-year-old Jaylon Carroll W...
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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died, the WWE said Friday. He was 61. WWE had no additional details. Piper...
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Today is Saturday, August 1, the 213th day of 2015. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1975, a 35-nation summit in Finland concluded with the signi...
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WASHINGTON—Donald Trump could do to the 2016 general election exactly what Ross Perot did a generation ago—with a Clinton pulling away from a Bush and a wealthy business mogul drawing a su...
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Staff photo by Cecil Anderson Moses Smith enjoys a cool summer breeze in the shade Friday afternoon on Miller County Road 244 in Ogden, Ark.
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WACO, Texas—A man and woman who dated more than 70 years ago were reunited Thursday afternoon at a Waco Luby's Cafeteria after Jeanette Gooch Green, 90, found a U.S. Navy ring he gave to her whi...

Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Jeanette Gooch Green, 90, returns a service ring to Robert Storey Jr., 95, Thursday during a reunion at a local restaurant in Bellmead, Texas. The two met on a blind date in 1944, and, after they drifted apart for the better part of seven decades, it took a jewelry box, an old photo of Storey in uniform and a little investigating to bring them back together.</span></p>Picture: <p class="p1"><span class="s2">Jeanette Gooch Green, 90, returns a service ring to Robert Storey Jr., 95, Thursday during a reunion at a local restaurant in Bellmead, Texas. The two met on a blind date in 1944, and, after they drifted apart for the better part of seven decades, it took a jewelry box, an old photo of Storey in uniform and a little investigating to bring them back together.</span></p>

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WASHINGTON—Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs as well. Unlike campaigns...
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—A Houston-based company is asking Missouri utility regulators to reconsider their rejection of a proposed high-voltage power line that was planned for a multistate wind energ...
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Musical and dance enrichment will be the focus of an upcoming Gospel Music and Dance Workshop beginning Thursday. Rehearsals are slated for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. Aug. 8, with the...

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Mount Pisgah Baptist Church will have a men’s empowerment conference at 3 p.m. Sunday hosted by Overseer Marvin S. Warren. The one-day event will feature David Hardy of House of Refuge Church a...

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Nationally known gospel group the Walkers will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Wake Village Church of God. The group, established in 1991, is involved in full-time ministry based in Florida and has...
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Burn Texarkana revival ministry will host a two-day regional outpouring event with renowned minister Jeremiah Johnson of Lakeland, Fla. The services will be 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at First Assemb...
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ATLANTA—A top-ranking Republican leader wants to make clear that Georgia clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages, a protection they already enjoy under the U.S. Constitution. The proposal fr...
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SALEM, Mass.—Massachusetts prosecutors want a former Roman Catholic priest convicted of sexually abusing children civilly committed indefinitely now that his prison term has ended. Essex County...
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NEW SERVICES Flower Acres Church will have meals to go from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call in orders between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to Woody at 903-701-7846. Catfish and coleslaw with hush p...
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WASHINGTON—Dozens of emails that traversed Hillary Clinton’s private, unsecure home server contain national security information now deemed too sensitive to make public, according to the l...
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King of the jungle faces big troubles
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WASHINGTON—The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle. When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have st...
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CHARLESTON, S.C.—The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he...
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MAHWAH, N.J.—One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said....
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LONDON—An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study...
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on University of Cincinnati polic...
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A six-foot piece of a Boeing 777’s wing assembly discovered on a remote Indian Ocean island is expected to provide the first hard evidence that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed 16 months ago...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it—and in the span of just...
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s determination to persuade the public and Congress to support a historic nuclear agreement with Iran may soon run headlong against a proven political adv...
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RIO DE JANEIRO—Triathletes swam in waters off Copacabana Beach Friday ahead of weekend Olympic test events, despite published warnings that water in the area was “unfit” for swimming...
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OPA-LOCKA, Fla.—After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard’s search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart...
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BERLIN—German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Frid...

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<p class="p2"><span class="s3">Andriy Karkoc speaks to reporters during a news conference Friday in Minneapolis. He was reacting to news that German prosecutors shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a his father, Michael Karkoc, whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.</span><span class="s4">&nbsp;</span></p>

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LONDON—Britain performed an about-face Friday and granted a six-month visa to dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, apologizing for rejecting his application over an alleged criminal conviction....
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MOUNT AIRY, N.C.—When actress Betty Lynn first moved to Andy Griffith’s quaint hometown and inspiration for the eponymous show, she couldn’t go to the grocery store without meeting e...
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LOS ANGELES—Next year, you won’t have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can’t get to a TV. In the past, not all advertisers bought online time...
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RAMALLAH, West Bank—Jewish extremists are suspected in an arson attack that killed a Palestinian child and severely injured other members of the family early Friday in a village on the northern...
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