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Ole Miss' Saiz bouncing back from eye injury

Sebastian Saiz's final stats from Mississippi's game against Florida on Tuesday weren't all that impressive: Four points and six rebounds in 26 minutes. Continue reading...

Ex-state lawmaker files lawsuit challenging use of surplus money

LITTLE ROCK — A former state lawmaker has filed a lawsuit claiming the Arkansas Legislature is circumventing the state constitution's ban on funding local projects by sending surplus money to grants distributed by a state board. Continue reading...

Bill Cosby's lawyers try again to get his sex assault case tossed

PHILADELPHIA — Lawyers for Bill Cosby tried again Friday to have his criminal sex-assault case dismissed, asking an appeals court to consider whether Cosby had a binding agreement that he would never be charged. Continue reading...

Tom Cotton holds up juvenile justice overhaul in Senate

WASHINGTON — A Senate effort to overhaul the treatment of juveniles in the justice system to avoid unnecessary detentions and keep them out of adult jails has hit a snag in the form of freshman Republican Tom Cotton. Continue reading...

Enos gets raise, contract extension

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos has signed an extension through the 2019 season. Continue reading...

Police: Boy, 3, severely burned when 1-pot meth lab explodes

ERIE, Pa. — Police in Pennsylvania say a 3-year-old boy suffered serious burns when a one-pot methamphetamine lab exploded. Continue reading...

Oklahoma fraternity says 5 chapters acknowledged hearing racist chant

OKLAHOMA CITY — The fraternity connected to a racist chant that surfaced at the University of Oklahoma last spring says members at five other chapters acknowledged hearing the chant over the last five years. Continue reading...

Softball wins on walk-off grand slam

Courtney Deifel picked up her first win as Arkansas' softball coach in style Friday. Continue reading...

Sutton a finalist for Hall of Fame

Eddie Sutton is one of 14 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the hall announced Friday. Continue reading...

Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader for first time in 1,000-year schism

HAVANA — Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, an historic development in the 1,000-year schism that divided Christianity. Continue reading...

Man found guilty of killing wife's twin when wife was due to give birth

WORCESTER, Mass. — A man has been found guilty of killing his wife's twin sister in Massachusetts while his wife was in the hospital getting ready to deliver their second child. Continue reading...

PETA withdraws protest after learning 'greased pig' just man in costume

NEWPORT, N.H. — An international animal welfare group launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a "Greased Pig on Ice," but withdrew it after learning there's no pig in the act — just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail. Continue reading...

2 students killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Two students were shot and killed Friday at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on their children. Continue reading...

Arkansas hires Mitchell as RBs coach

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas has hired Kansas running backs coach Reggie Mitchell to the same position. Continue reading...

Man charged with attempted rape in Springfield, Mo. attack

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —A Springfield man has been charged with assaulting a woman on the Missouri State University campus and is a suspect in two other sexual assaults. Continue reading...

European Union poised to restrict passport-free travel

BRUSSELS — European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece's troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press. Continue reading...

Arkansan calls police after locked in handcuffs during 'kinky' night, later arrested

A Fort Smith man stuck in his own pair of handcuffs was arrested after police called to remove them discovered he had an active warrant. Continue reading...

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

MUNICH — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short. Continue reading...

VIDEOS: Arkansas teen makes top 14 of 'American Idol'

Bentonville teenager Thomas Stringfellow has advanced again on "American Idol" as selection of the top 10 and start of live competition draws closer in the show's final season. Continue reading...

U.S. retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices. Continue reading...

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