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Arkansas governor vows to seek deeper tax cuts in 2 years

Published Jan. 19 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got a cool reception from fellow Republicans when he proposed a tax cut for low-income...

Former president and wife hospitalized

Published Jan. 19 2017

HOUSTON—Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted Wednesday to the intensive care unit of a Houston hospital with pneumonia, and...

American Airlines will offer 'basic economy' tickets

Published Jan. 19 2017

DALLAS—The evolution of a caste system in the economy cabin of jetliners is deepening, with passengers divided and treated differently...

Floods strand motorists in Houston

Published Jan. 19 2017

HOUSTON—Emergency crews have made dozens of high-water rescues as thunderstorms flood streets in the Houston area and batter other parts...

7-Eleven launches breakfast pizza

Published Jan. 19 2017

IRVING, Texas—7-Eleven is offering a breakfast pizza.

Lawmaker indicted on 13 felony counts

Published Jan. 19 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—A Democratic state representative from Austin has been indicted on numerous corruption charges.

Texas House speaker pans bathroom bill

Published Jan. 19 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—A proposal barring transgender people in Texas from using the bathroom of their choice is unequivocally bad for business,...

Police detective killed; gunman later found dead

Published Jan. 19 2017

LITTLE ELM, Texas—A police detective was shot and killed outside a suburban Dallas home by a gunman who then held...

Judge approves payout of $29M in cigarette lawsuit

Published Jan. 19 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—More than 21,000 Marlboro Lights smokers and their attorneys will receive a portion of $29.1 million from a...

Daisy plant in Arkansas to be expanded

Published Jan. 19 2017

ROGERS, Ark.—Two makers of airguns are planning to expand the Daisy plant in northwest Arkansas.

Judge calls Planned Parenthood videos in Medicaid fight 'baloney'

Published Jan. 18 2017

AUSTIN—A federal judge deciding whether Texas can block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid dollars scolded attorneys Tuesday for rehashing the...

Arkansas House OKs delay in medical marijuana launch

Published Jan. 18 2017

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas House voted Tuesday to delay the launch of the state's voter-approved medical marijuana program and ease a...

Arkansas lawmakers advance junk food ban for food stamps

Published Jan. 18 2017

LITTLE ROCK—Arkansas would ban food stamps from being used to purchase soda or junk food under a proposal endorsed by...

Five arrested in shooting death of 18-year-old man in Fort Smith

Published Jan. 18 2017

FORT SMITH, Ark.— Police in Fort Smith say five teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of...

Sheriff criticizes Texas official's account of 'attack'

Published Jan. 18 2017

AUSTIN—A claim by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller that "illegal aliens" attacked a hunting party in remote West Texas is...

Walnut Ridge, Ark., mayor wants consolidation of cities

Published Jan. 18 2017

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark.—The city of Walnut Ridge is hoping to consolidate with another city this year with the intention of...

Judge extends oversight of Houston suburb's election system

Published Jan. 18 2017

PASADENA, Texas—A judge says the election system for a Houston suburb that implemented a voting plan meant to dilute Latino...

FBI faces backlash over child porn investigation

Published Jan. 18 2017

DALLAS—A case involving the FBI taking over a child porn website as part of a sting operation has sparked an...

Crater of Diamonds reports 501 gems found at state park in 2016

Published Jan. 17 2017

Visitors to the Crater of Diamonds State Park unearthed 501 diamonds during 2016—34 more than in 2015, according to Waymon...

Judge resentences man convicted in '96 Arkansas killing

Published Jan. 17 2017

HARRISON, Ark.—An Arkansas inmate who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a crime he committed as a...

Man fatally shot outside movie theater

Published Jan. 17 2017

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Police in Hot Springs say a man has died after he was shot in a parking lot outside...

Conway man turns old radios into functional modern treasures

Published Jan. 16 2017

CONWAY, Ark.—One Conway resident is transforming old AM/FM radios and giving them uplifts with modern technologies.

Police: Dallas woman arrested after fatally running over man

Published Jan. 16 2017

DALLAS—Dallas police say a woman has confessed to fatally running over a man with her vehicle after a domestic altercation.