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Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey speaks at a news conference at Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Humphrey filed a lawsuit accusing the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers of conspiring against him in an effort to force him out of his job. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

Little Rock chief sues officers' union claiming conspiracy

Sep. 30, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's police chief on Wednesday sued the local police union, two assistant chiefs and several officers, accusing them of conspiring to try and force him out of his job. The federal lawsuit by Chief Keith Humphrey is the latest round in an escalating public fight within the...

Satanic Temple sues company that rejected group's billboards

Sep. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple alleges that an advertising company unfairly refused to display some billboards promoting a ritual offered by the group to help people bypass abortion rules in some states. The group, based in Salem, Massachusetts, announced Wednesday that it has...

Michelle Winings, R.N., prepares to give Gov. Roy Cooper his flu shot at the Wake County Health Department in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: UN chief cites pandemic's 'unprecedent toll'

Sep. 29, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedent toll” especially on the economies of many developing countries and the world has not responded with “the massive and urgent support those countries and communities need.” Secretary-General...

A local resident Shin Dae-sik, 83, speaks during an interview at his home in Cheongju, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The coronavirus is forcing South Koreans to celebrate their Thanksgiving holiday differently this year, that begin Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Shin said about 15 family members assembled for Chuseok in past years but they decided not to do so this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21....

Hudson, Central Arkansas rally, beat Missouri St. 27-20

Sep. 26, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Tyler Hudson had a 7-yard touchdown reception and scored on a 57-yard punt return as Central Arkansas scored the last 21 points to beat Missouri State 27-20 on Saturday night. Central Arkansas (2-1) had just 10 first downs and 177 total yards but forced four turnovers, and linebacker...

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) throws a pass against Arkansas while offensive lineman Trey Hill (55) blocks during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Bennett helps No. 4 Georgia rally past Arkansas 37-10

Sep. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Stetson Bennett transferred away from Georgia after a freshman year spent far down the depth chart. Back then, in early 2018, he didn’t think he’d ever get a chance to lead his home-state Bulldogs to a win. Things change. Bennett wasn’t expected to play in the...

In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, photo provided by The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, is a 9.07 carat diamond found by Kevin Kinard at Crater of Diamonds State Park on Sept, 7, 2020, in Murfreesboro, Ark. Kinard of Maumelle found the second-largest diamond in the 48-year history of Crater of Diamonds State Park on Labor Day, according to a news release from Arkansas State Parks. (Waymon Cox/Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism via AP)

Bank manager finds 9.07-carat diamond in Arkansas state park

Sep. 24, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bank manager discovered a 9.07-carat diamond at a state park in southwestern Arkansas after thinking the precious gem was a piece of glass. Kevin Kinard of Maumelle found the second-largest diamond in the 48-year history of Crater of Diamonds State Park on Labor Day, according to...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart is shown during an NCAA college football spring practice in Athens, Ga. Kirby Smart gives much credit to first-year Arkansas coach Sam Pittman for helping to make No. 4 Georgia an annual contender for the Southeastern Conference championship. Georgia opens its season at Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Pittman’s debut as the Razorbacks coach. Pittman was one of Smart’s top assistants as the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach for four seasons. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

No. 4 Georgia opens at Arkansas

Sep. 24, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

No. 4 Georgia at Arkansas, Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network). Line: Georgia by 28. Series record: Georgia 10-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? National title hopes usually aren’t on the line in the first game of the season. Nothing about 2020 college football is as usual, though. Georgia starts its season as...

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri State Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)

No. 3 Oklahoma seeks payback against Kansas State

Sep. 24, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Kansas State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 28. Series record: Oklahoma leads 76-20-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma nearly had its College Football Playoff hopes derailed with an upset loss to Kansas State last year. A loss this year would again...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Kirby Smart is shown during an NCAA college football spring practice in Athens, Ga. Kirby Smart gives much credit to first-year Arkansas coach Sam Pittman for helping to make No. 4 Georgia an annual contender for the Southeastern Conference championship. Georgia opens its season at Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Pittman’s debut as the Razorbacks coach. Pittman was one of Smart’s top assistants as the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach for four seasons. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

What’s old is new again as No. 4 Georgia opens at Arkansas

Sep. 24, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A nearly month-long postponement to the start of college football in the Southeastern Conference may feel different, but it won’t look much different. Georgia, as has it has been for much of the last decade or so, is projected to finish near the top of one of the best...