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FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cotton has risen to the ranks of potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders by making all the right enemies. Now, the Arkansas lawmaker is making more by lining up behind President Donald Trump’s law and order recipe for controlling civic unrest (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

Lauding 'force' against protests, Sen. Cotton raises profile

Jun. 5, 2020 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Sen. Tom Cotton has risen to the ranks of potential 2024 Republican presidential contenders by making all the right enemies. By lining up behind President Donald Trump’s law-and-order recipe for controlling civic unrest, he’s making even more. “One thing...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume on the same day word came out that another player has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Latest: 75 Penn State football players to return Monday

Jun. 4, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Penn State will begin bringing some students back to campus Monday, including 75 football players. Voluntary workouts for football players who have been medically cleared can begin on June 15. The school said players have been...

Authorities investigate fatal shooting of Arkansas officer

Jun. 4, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

ALEXANDER, Ark. (AP) — Authorities said Thursday they're investigating the fatal shooting of an Arkansas police officer who was found outside a residence where a fellow officer was present. Arkansas State Police said Alexander Police Officer Scott Hutton died at a Little Rock area hospital after he was...

7 Arkansas St. athletes positive for COVID-19, no symptoms

Jun. 4, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Seven Arkansas State athletes tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 14 days, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said Thursday. The seven athletes are from three sports, and all were asymptomatic. They learned the results Wednesday night. Damphousse said contact tracing has...

FBI identifies man shot and killed by marshals in Arkansas

Jun. 4, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The FBI has identified the man who was shot and killed by U.S. marshals in Arkansas as they tried to arrest him on an attempted murder warrant. Connor Hagan, a spokesman for the FBI office in Little Rock, confirmed 36-year-old Ryan E. Moore's identity on Wednesday. Moore had a...

In this March 17, 2020, photo, Mr. Rich, a classroom pet, spent several months in the home of Associated Press writer Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Ark., during the coronavirus outbreak until he was brought back to school May 30. (AP Photo/Jill Bleed)

VIRUS DIARY: When the class hamster came home - and stayed

Jun. 4, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After 60-plus days, I threw in the towel. Mr. Rich had to go. Mr. Rich is a hamster who most recently served as the classroom pet in my 9-year-old’s science class. In normal times, kids clamor over who gets to be its caretaker over holiday and school breaks. My daughter...

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks to reporters at a news conference in Washington. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker ruled the use of midazolam in lethal injections is constitutional and dismissed claims that less painful methods of execution are available. Rutledge hailed Baker's decision.

Federal judge upholds use of sedative in Arkansas executions

Jun. 1, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday upheld Arkansas’ execution process, ruling that the state can continue to use a sedative in lethal injections that other states have backed away from and rejecting claims that its use amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. U.S. District Judge...

Man dies in Arkansas after being shot by US Marshals

Jun. 1, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man died after after being shot by U.S. Marshals as they tried to arrest him Monday in a northwest Arkansas parking lot on an attempted murder warrant, authorities said. Fayetteville police spokesman Sgt. Anthony Murphy said the man was shot while in his car. The U.S. Marshals...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Kimberly Hall, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, looks over a photo display outside her office, in Columbus, Ohio. Lawmakers planned to question Hall about the state's response to the unprecedented number of claims for unemployment before the House Ways and Means Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)

Human services chief: jobless claims came 'in a tsunami'

May. 27, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio faced an unprecedented surge in unemployment claims almost overnight as the pandemic led to widespread business shutdowns, leaving the state no time to retool its system to respond, the state's human services chief said Wednesday as she testified before Republican lawmakers critical of...