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New study finds female protagonists decreased 5 percent in 2017 films

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK — While 2017 may have been the year of "Wonder Woman," but a new study finds that female protagonists were down 5 percent in the year's 100 top-grossing films. Continue reading...

Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course

Subscriber onlyJEONGSEON, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind. She did both. Continue reading...

Science Says: European art scene began with Neanderthals

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK — From the murky depths of Spanish caves comes a surprising insight: Neanderthals created art. Continue reading...

Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

DEWITT, N.Y. — The feeding habits of a Cooper's hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons. Continue reading...

Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court. Continue reading...

US curlers to play for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — John Shuster and his U.S. team will play for a gold medal against Sweden after a 5-3 semifinal upset over Canada, a country that has struggled at the Pyeongchang Olympics despite dominating the world of curling for years. Continue reading...

Goalie Maddie Rooney delivers gold medal performance for US

Subscriber onlyGANGNEUNG, South Korea — Maddie Rooney couldn't stop smiling. She was on top of her game, and it didn't seem to matter that it was a shootout against the powerhouse Canadians. Continue reading...

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

Subscriber onlyELKHART, Ind. — Shelters were open Thursday to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in the Midwest, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in Indiana, Michigan and other states. Continue reading...

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for some weapons

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after an emotional White House session where students and parents poured out wrenching tales of lost lives and pleaded for action. Continue reading...

Threat to Springdale High School not credible, police say

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Police said there is no credibility to a threat of a shooting at Springdale High School circulating on Facebook. Continue reading...

Bentonville lobbyist tied to kickback scheme arrested

Employed ex-lawmaker who pleaded guilty

Subscriber only The former top Arkansas executive for a nonprofit organization receiving millions each year in Medicaid reimbursements is set to appear in federal court in Fayetteville today on a nine-count indictment involving kickbacks and illegal lobbying. Continue reading...

Doctors report Springdale man not criminally responsible in shooting incident

Subscriber only A man accused of shooting and wounding a Washington County deputy almost two years ago suffers from schizophrenia and couldn't conform his behavior at the time of the incident, according to doctors at the Arkansas State Hospital. Continue reading...

Jury duty calls a scam, Benton County officials say

Subscriber onlyBenton County Circuit Clerk Brenda DeShields wants people to know her office doesn't call people for jury service without warning. Continue reading...

Sebastian County Quorum Court urges cuts to fund jail hires

Sebastian County estimates $676,000 needed for 14 more

Subscriber onlyThe Sebastian County Quorum Court has told County Judge David Hudson to evaluate cutting 3 percent from all general fund budgets to try to come up with money to hire more jailers. Continue reading...

Gravette principal accepts Atkins superintendent job

Subscriber onlyGravette High School's principal is leaving at the end of this school year to become superintendent of the Atkins School District. Continue reading...

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