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Entergy Arkansas reaches deal to stop using coal at 2 plants

Published Nov. 17 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas' largest electric utility says it will eventually stop using coal at two power plants and shut down a...

Bush Center features 2006 holiday decor

Published Nov. 17 2018

DALLAS—The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas features a look at a holiday past with recreation of Christmas at...

Julian Castro: Beto's future not a factor for 2020 bid

Published Nov. 17 2018

SAN ANTONIO—Julian Castro said Friday that his decision about running in 2020 won't be influenced by whether Texas' other high-profile...

Hospital system allegedly held patients illegally

Published Nov. 17 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas—A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients, two of whom...

Ethics charges against justices dismissed

Published Nov. 17 2018

LITTLE ROCK—A disciplinary panel dismissed ethics charges Friday against the Arkansas Supreme Court's justices over their decision to prohibit a...

Arkansas firefighter saves toddler from choking on his first birthday

Published Nov. 17 2018

SEARCY, Ark.—An Arkansas firefighter is crediting with saving a choking toddler after the frantic mother carried the boy to a...

Audit: Academic medical center's budget adopted before nearly 260 layoffs had incorrect info

Published Nov. 17 2018

FORT SMITH, Ark.—A budget adopted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before nearly 260 employees were laid off...

State to close 2 youth treatment centers

Published Nov. 16 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the state Department of Youth Services say two of the state's juvenile treatment centers...

Texan sentenced to prison, must repay $1.8M to California firms

Published Nov. 16 2018

TYLER, Texas—An East Texas woman must serve nearly seven years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling $1.8 million from...

Storm drops snow, freezing rain on eastern half of U.S.

Published Nov. 16 2018

NEW YORK—One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, contributing...

Inmate confesses to 90 deaths; investigators corroborate 30

Published Nov. 16 2018

DALLAS—A man convicted of three California murders and long suspected in numerous other deaths now claims he was involved in...

Cowboy Country Museum draws visitors, attention

Published Nov. 16 2018

STAMFORD, Texas—How do they measure success?

Bass Pro pulls Trail of Tears rifle amid complaints

Published Nov. 16 2018

TULSA, Okla.—Bass Pro Shops pulled a used 1978 Winchester rifle commemorating the Cherokee Trail of Tears from one of its...

Man-made oyster reef to be built in Galveston Bay

Published Nov. 16 2018

GALVESTON, Texas—Environmentalists plan to build a $3.5 million man-made oyster reef in Galveston Bay as part of an effort to...

Rapper not dropping guilty plea in Arkansas gun case

Published Nov. 16 2018

LITTLE ROCK—A Tennessee rapper no longer wants to withdraw his guilty plea from a weapons charge that was filed after...

12K have lost Medicaid coverage over work rule

Published Nov. 16 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying...

Could Texas be a 2020 House battleground?

Published Nov. 15 2018

WASHINGTON—Texas Democrats had their best election in over a decade last week when they flipped at least two Republican-held House...

Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain

Published Nov. 15 2018

WASHINGTON—Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find.

Gas leak blamed in fatal Texas hospital explosion

Published Nov. 15 2018

GATESVILLE, Texas—Investigators say an explosion that killed three people and injured 13 others at a Texas hospital this year was...

Little Rock school district, teachers' union reach deal

Published Nov. 15 2018

LITTLE ROCK—The Little Rock School District and the district's teachers' union agreed Tuesday to a contract through October 2019 after...

Ex-TCU student charged in hazing incident

Published Nov. 15 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas— Two hazing charges have been filed against a former Texas Christian University student who is accused of...

Mattis defends use of military along border

Published Nov. 15 2018

WASHINGTON— Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that...

Caroline Rose Hunt, oil heiress, philanthropist, dies

Published Nov. 15 2018

DALLAS—Caroline Rose Hunt, a philanthropist, luxury hotel magnate and daughter of Texas oilman H.L. Hunt, has died at age 95.