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Glance at what some state legislatures are doing on abortion

Mar. 21, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

Mississippi's governor signed into law one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country on Thursday. The bill outlaws abortions after the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected, around roughly the sixth week of a pregnancy. The ban is set to take effect on July 1, but abortion-rights advocates have already...

Prosecutors: Clear dead serial rapist of 1983 Florida murder

Mar. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For almost 40 years, no one doubted serial rapist Ronald Stewart murdered Regina Harrison in a South Florida park — not police, not prosecutors and not her family. He pleaded guilty in Fort Lauderdale to three rapes, was convicted of other attacks in Mississippi and when...

Bid to strip Confederate link from Arkansas flag fails again

Mar. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday rejected for a second time a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state's flag that represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor. The proposal was not to change the design of Arkansas' flag, but to...

The Latest: Arkansas governor certain flag bill will return

Mar. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to remove the Confederate link from Arkansas' state flag (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Arkansas' governor says he's certain a proposal to remove the Confederate link from the state's flag will come back up in future legislative sessions. Gov. Asa Hutchinson...

Arkansas House OKs bill requiring schools offer Bible course

Mar. 20, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved a bill that requires public schools to offer an elective course on the Bible if students request one. The bill approved by the House on Tuesday by a 64-7 vote would require a public school to offer the academic study of the Bible if at least 15...

Jones lifts Arkansas past Providence 84-72 in NIT

Mar. 20, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mason Jones had 18 points and Reggie Chaney posted 14 points and seven blocks as Arkansas defeated Providence 84-72 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night. Jones made 4 of 6 3-pointers. Isaiah Joe had 12 points for Arkansas (18-15). Gabe Osabuohien added 11 points and eight...

Gonzaga navigating tough road heading into NCAA Tournament

Mar. 19, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga has never faced a more difficult week leading into the NCAA Tournament. For both the team and coach Lisa Fortier. Instead of celebrating the highest seeding in school history, the Bulldogs have been dealing with sadness off the court and regrouping after two major injuries on...

Arkansas' Gafford declares for NBA draft, won't play in NIT

Mar. 19, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford has declared for the NBA draft and will not play in the NIT, where the Razorbacks faced Providence on Tuesday night. Coach Mike Anderson said Monday he supports Gafford's decision and believes he will be a first-round draft pick. Gafford, a...

Sun Belt tabs Atlantic 10 official as new commissioner

Mar. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Sun Belt Conference has named Atlantic 10 Conference associate commissioner Keith Gill its new commissioner. The conference said Tuesday Gill will become the first African-American commissioner of a Football Bowl Subdivision conference. Gill was a four-year letterman in football at...

Police: Duo nabbed trying to steal Capone statue in Arkansas

Mar. 19, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — It was a caper Scarface might have sanctioned ... until they dropped him and got collared. Authorities say two Missouri men snatched a statue of Al Capone from its seat outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas, early Saturday morning. Club owner Mike Pettey told the Hot...