• Ouachita alum Barrett Baber wins Grammy Gig of a Lifetime

    LOS ANGELES — It’s been quite a week for former Ouachita Baptist University student Barrett Baber (’02) as one of his dreams comes true — performing at the Grammys. Baber, who recently won the nationwide Grammy Gig of a Lifetime competition, performed live at Club …

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  • Study: Fault zone active

    LOS ANGELES — The New Madrid fault zone in the nation’s midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday. It’s “not dead yet,” said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough, who was part of the study published online by the journal …

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  • NOAA: 2013 was 4th hottest on record

    WASHINGTON — Last year tied for the fourth hottest year on record around the globe. The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees (14.52 Celsius) tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. At the same time, …

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  • Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get more expensive

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There’s an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, …

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  • Tuna tailgating sliders – Add a little spice to your family tailgate

    Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Servings: 6   Ingredients: 2 pouches (2.6 oz) StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Low Sodium ¾ cup bread crumbs, divided ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat ½ cup fat free mayonnaise (not salad dressing) 2 …

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  • ‘Gilligan’ professor has died

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as “The Professor,” the fix-it man who kept his fellow “Gilligan’s Island” castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89. Johnson died Thursday morning at his home in Washington …

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  • Suspect’s family ‘heartbroken’ over NM shooting

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The 12-year-old boy who opened fire on a crowd of students in a New Mexico middle school gym had planned the attack and warned some classmates to stay away moments before the gunfire rang out, investigators say. State Police Chief Pete …

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  • Firefighter involved in crash saw girl before hitting her

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft and even warned a colleague. …

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  • Eagle watch tours to begin this month

    VIAN, Okla. — The 2014 annual eagle watch tours at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Vian, Okla., are set to begin this month. The tours, which are free, will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 and 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22 …

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  • DFW airport marks 40 years with roses, salute

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has marked its 40th anniversary in a way similar to the first arriving flight — with yellow roses for passengers. The flowers were presented Monday afternoon to passengers on an American Airlines flight from Little Rock The …

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  • Strong’s life story is extraordinary

    Charlie Strong, then a lowly graduate assistant at Texas A&M, asked his boss, defensive coordinator R.C. Slocum, for a favor. “He said, ‘Coach, Southern Illinois has a job opening for a receivers coach. They want to hire a minority coach. Ray Dorr is the head …

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  • Pork producers call for more humane treatment

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The yearslong call by animal rights groups to improve conditions on American hog farms advanced considerably this week when two of the country’s biggest meat companies urged producers to change how pregnant sows are housed, and one announced it wanted to …

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