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Second medical marijuana proposal OK'd for Arkansas ballot

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas election officials have approved a second measure legalizing medical marijuana for the November ballot. Continue reading...

Trump says he and Mexican leader discussed wall, not payment

MEXICO CITY — Standing alongside the president of Mexico, a measured Donald Trump on Wednesday defended the right of the United States to build a large border wall along its southern flank but declined to repeat his frequent promise to force Mexico to pay for it. Continue reading...

Health Department: 2 mumps cases confirmed, more suspected in Springdale area

Two cases of mumps in the Springdale area have been confirmed and several more possible cases identified, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Health. Continue reading...

Teen found guilty of killing mom, sister in fire

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A 17-year-old Kansas boy has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for setting a fire that killed his mother and sister. Continue reading...

Board: Miss Arkansas pageant moving to Little Rock after 58 years in Hot Springs

After 58 years in Hot Springs, the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant will relocate to the state’s capital city next year, its board said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Pilot killed in plane crash at Bentonville airport

The pilot of a 1983 Beechcraft Bonanza was killed Wednesday morning when his plane crashed into a hangar at the Bentonville Municipal Airport, said Gene Page, spokesman for the Bentonville Police Department. Continue reading...

U.S. court upholds ban on gun sales to medical marijuana card holders

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has upheld the government's ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders. Continue reading...

Tropical Storm Hermine forms in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Hermine has formed from a system swirling in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading...

5 things to watch in SEC during college football's opening weekend

Here are a few things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during college football's opening weekend. Continue reading...

Arkansas, FDA sign agreement on regulatory science center

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas and federal officials have extended an agreement for a research center that's aimed at enhancing regulatory science. Continue reading...

Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's most powerful economy. Continue reading...

Metroplan board votes to waive 6-lane highway limit ahead of I-30 work

Central Arkansas' transportation planning agency has waived a policy limiting the area's highways to six lanes or fewer ahead of work on Interstate 30 through the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock that is likely to exceed that. Continue reading...

Mom who withheld pills from son with cancer gets time served

SALEM, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman who withheld potentially life-saving medications from her cancer-stricken son has been set free after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Continue reading...

Historic commercial flight from U.S. lands in Cuba

SANTA CLARA, Cuba — The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War. Continue reading...

Woman, 27, extorts $10,000, claiming she's underage sex victim

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for extorting more than $10,000 from a sex partner by telling him afterward that she was 15, even though she was 25 at the time. Continue reading...

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