Arkansas bill aimed at forcing Amazon to collect sales taxes

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forcing Amazon and other e-commerce companies to collect Arkansas sales taxes could generate up to $100 million annually in extra revenue, a senator said Wednesday, arguing his plan would put the state in a better position to enact deeper tax cuts in two years.

Trump sworn in as nation’s 45th President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

Study: Warming to trigger more U.S. downpours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extreme downpours — like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia earlier this year — will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently in parts of the Mississippi Delta, according to a new study.

Severe storms expected in state

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Heavy rainfall is slowing traffic in the Little Rock area and about 2,000 homes and businesses are without electricity as powerful storms march across the state.

Mumps cases now at 1,230

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The number of confirmed or suspected mumps cases in Arkansas has nearly doubled in recent weeks despite efforts to immunize residents against the viral disease.