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Micah Neal says he's dropping out of Washington County judge race

SPRINGDALE — State Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, the Republican nominee for Washington County Judge, is dropping out of the race for family and business reasons, he said Thursday night. Continue reading...

Dad admits killing 6-year-old son while playing video games

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — A Florida man who kept playing video games after pinning his 6-year-old son to the couch on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to killing the boy. Continue reading...

Man at center of 'Serial' podcast granted a new trial

BALTIMORE — After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast "Serial" has a chance at freedom. Continue reading...

Arkansas execution drug expiring; governor says find more

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' stockpile of a paralytic drug needed for the executions of eight death row inmates will expire at midnight Thursday, leaving the state without a means to resume executions for the first time in a decade. Continue reading...

Trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in semitrailer pleads guilty

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah trucker accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semitrailer as he drove across the country struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors Thursday, days before his trial was set to begin. Continue reading...

Arkansas submits request for Medicaid expansion changes

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has submitted to the federal government its request to add new restrictions to its first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion. Continue reading...

Governor asks Arkansas foundation to build highway support

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation to drum up statewide support for long term highway funding solutions in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Fayetteville man pleads guilty to attempted murder for shooting neighbor

FAYETTEVILLE — A Fayetteville man pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder Thursday for shooting a neighbor after a fight last year. Continue reading...

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Continue reading...

Crystal Pepsi coming back to shelves for summer

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo is bringing back the 1990s this summer with an eight-week release of Crystal Pepsi, one of the iconic beverages of that decade. Continue reading...

Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors under investigation

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Marine Corps is investigating allegations of hazing, assault and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at its Parris Island training installation in South Carolina. Continue reading...

Former Teacher of the Year pleads not guilty to sex charges

EXETER, N.H. — A former admissions officer at an elite New Hampshire prep school who went on to become a Teacher of the Year at another school has pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse charges. Continue reading...

Theater shows R-rated comedy trailer with 'Finding Dory'

CONCORD, Calif. — The owner of a California movie theater is apologizing after a trailer for an R-rated coming Seth Rogen comedy was shown ahead of a screening of Disney's "Finding Dory." Continue reading...

$90,000 worth of stolen beer set to be thrown away, brewery says

ATLANTA — Authorities have found most of the nearly 80,000 bottles of beer that were stolen from an Atlanta brewery last week, but the company says every last drop will have to be thrown away. Continue reading...

Police: Man stuffed bag of feces in woman's pants

NEW YORK — New York City police are looking for a man who stuffed a bag of feces down a woman's pants as she walked in Manhattan. Continue reading...

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