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.

Fewer students get scholarships

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Since a change in eligibility for lottery-funded scholarships, fewer traditional Arkansas college students are applying for and receiving the scholarships.

Trump bucks protocol on press access

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday refused to let a group of journalists travel with him to cover his historic first meeting with President Barack Obama, breaking a long-standing practice intended to ensure the public has a watchful eye on the nation’s leader.

Trump elected nation’s 45th President

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.

Hutchinson proposes $50 million tax cut

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson proposed cutting Arkansas’ income tax by $50 million in two years, setting up a fight with fellow Republicans who are pushing for a deeper reduction the day after the nation’s voters injected uncertainty into the future of the state’s hybrid Medicaid expansion.