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French government to grant knighthood to N Carolina veteran

Jan. 18, 2020 12:02 AM EST

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Paul Prewitt is adjusting to the idea of knighthood and having plenty of chuckles as his friends and fellow veterans rib him and genuflect in his honor. The 99-year-old, who served under Gen. George S. Patton during his 2½ years of duty in Europe during World War II, was made a...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass reacts as he watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Former Walmart Inc. chief executive Glass, who owned the Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with...

Officer's attorney says city not fully reinstating officer

Jan. 17, 2020 5:26 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The attorney for a police officer fired for fatally shooting a black motorist asked an Arkansas judge Friday to hold Little Rock's mayor and police chief in contempt, saying they haven't fully complied with an order to reinstate the officer. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox...

FILE - In this April 1, 2013 file photo, a member of a cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark. A segment of a crude oil pipeline that has been closed since it ruptured in Central Arkansas in 2013 is being inspected and tested, officials said this week. Energy Transfer Partners LLC, which owns what was formerly known as the Pegasus Pipeline, notified Central Arkansas Water that testing is underway, utility CEO Tad Bohannon said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Courtney Spradlin/Log Cabin Democrat via AP, File)

Integrity tests done on Arkansas oil pipeline that ruptured

Jan. 17, 2020 3:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A company tested the integrity of a segment of pipeline that has been idle since it ruptured in 2013, spilling 5,000 barrels of crude oil in a Arkansas neighborhood and causing more than $57 million in damage. The tests that were conducted on the Permian Express pipeline from...

Arkansas guard Jimmy Whitt Jr. (33) brings the ball upcourt in front of Indiana forward Justin Smith (3) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Jimmy Whitt Jr. flourishing in second stint at Arkansas

Jan. 17, 2020 2:49 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Annelle Whitt only had her son's best interest at heart when she looked new Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman squarely in the eyes and issued a simple ultimatum. “She told me this better work out or she's coming to get me,” Musselman said, somewhat joking....

Kentucky forward Nick Richards (4) looks for a shot as South Carolina's Maik Kotsar, left, and Justin Minaya defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Weekend schedule should sort out SEC's second-place logjam

Jan. 17, 2020 2:45 PM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball competition this weekend. GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 10 Kentucky (12-4, 3-1 SEC) at Arkansas (14-2, 3-1): The SEC standings will sort themselves out a bit Saturday with a pair of games featuring the four teams tied for second place behind league...

Panel OKs funding for levee repair along Arkansas River

Jan. 17, 2020 11:06 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A state commission has approved nearly $9 million in funding to repair levees that were damaged by record flooding last year. The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission approved the $8.8 million in grant funding Thursday for 14 groups overseeing levees along the Arkansas River that...

Delph sparks Appalachian St. past Arkansas St. in OT, 83-80

Jan. 16, 2020 9:39 PM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Adrian Delph scored six of his 15 points in overtime as Appalachian State rallied to earn an 83-80 win over Arkansas State on Thursday night. Delph, who was 6-for-6 from the line for the game, knocked down four straight in overtime, added a layup with :35 left and blocked a shot from...

Arkansas university: Employees are not obeying vaccine terms

Jan. 16, 2020 3:27 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville had 194 faculty and staff members who had not complied with a state vaccination directive in response to a campus mumps outbreak, a university official said. Terry Martin, the university's senior vice provost for academic affairs, told...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 photo, Kayleen and Larry Ferguson, who donated $50 million to Oklahoma State University, smile during the announcement in Stillwater, Oak.. Half of the donation will create an endowment for OSU agriculture students, and the other half will go toward the building of a new facility for agriculture research and learning at OSU. In recognition of the gift, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will be renamed the Ferguson College of Agriculture. (Tanner Holubar/The News Press via AP)

Alumni give Oklahoma State University $50 million donation

Jan. 16, 2020 2:12 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Two former students have given Oklahoma State University one of its biggest donations ever, $50 million, which the school will spend on agriculture research and the construction of a new building. The contribution from alumni Kayleen and Larry Ferguson designates $25 million to...