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Study: Gay marriages could help Arkansas economy FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of same-sex marriages say legalizing the unions could have a $24 million impact on Arkansas' economy. The Southwest Times Record newspaper citing a Nerdwallet report based on data from Gallup and the Wedding Report, predicted couples will spend more time planning weddings and also spend more money. It said that the average Arkansas wedding costs $22,364. Marriage licenses were issued to 541 ...

WATCH: Springfield shoppers wake up early for Black Friday deals KY3's Ashley Reynolds reports from the busy Battlefield Mall Friday morning. ...

WATCH: Bloopers featuring Ned Reynolds; Today Show appearance too Check out the funny side of KY3's Ned Reynolds.  Ned's final sportscast is December 1 at 6:00 p.m. ...

Consumer Reports: Better Prepaid Cards Millions of Americans now use prepaid cards to manage their money. Unlike regular bank cards, you don’t need to link these to an account. And you don’t need to go through a credit check to get them. You simply load prepaid cards with cash and then pay bills or make purchases. Not everyone uses prepaid cards as a substitute for a bank account. Many use them ...

Border Rivalry: Arkansas looks to stay hot; Mizzou goes for a championship All that stands between No. 17 Missouri and a second SEC East title is red-hot Arkansas. The visiting Razorbacks enter Friday's new rivalry after snapping a 17-game conference losing streak with back-to-back shutouts of LSU and Ole Miss. It is the first regular-season meeting between the teams since 1963 but the first of many as they will face off at the end of the year as ...

Nine minute workout can burn off extra Thanksgiving calories From a plank to mountain climbers, there are nine simple exercises you can do to burn off the additional calories you ate over Thanksgiving.  Check out the video above to see how you can maintain the waistline. ...



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'Star Wars' fans get first glimpse of new movie
A man looks at a tweet announcing the completion of filming and the title for the newest "Star Wars" film, on November 6, 2014 in Hollywood, CaliforniaLos Angeles (AFP) - "Star Wars" fans got their first glimpse Friday of the space saga's eagerly awaited next installment, but will have to wait a year before the full film is released. Earlier in November, studio giant Disney revealed the name of the new episode, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," saying filming had been completed on the movie, due for release on December 18, 2015. "The dark side ... and the light," the voiceover continues, as what appears to be a dark Sith Lord displays his new-look lightsaber in a forest, accompanied by composer John Williams' trademark stirring music. Inevitably, "Star Wars" fans immediately flooded the Internet with comments and observations.

NYC panel nears decision on police chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that's drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey
Pope Francis follows Turkish soldiers as they hold a wreath at the mausoleum of the Turkish republic's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Pope Francis is on a three-day official visit in Turkey. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the "barbaric violence" being committed in Islam's name against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as he arrived in neighboring Turkey Friday for a delicate visit aimed at improving interfaith ties.

Black Friday gets holiday shopping season in high gear
A salesperson rings up a sale at a Best Buy store during the Black Friday doorbuster sale that started on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in Fairfax, VirginiaBlack Friday, the biggest US shopping "holiday", kicked off with expectations that lower gasoline prices and higher consumer confidence could mean better year-end retail sales than last year. The buying frenzy started early, turning Thursday's Thanksgiving Day holiday into what the industry has begun calling "Gray Thursday". Big retail chains like Walmart, Target and Macy's opened their doors at 6:00 pm (0100 GMT Friday) in hopes of boosting their weekend sales, even before many Americans had finished the traditional turkey holiday feast. Walmart and Target boasted that the strategy was a success, saying they were swamped with customers -- without saying how many.

Oil stocks sink; Dow, Nasdaq edge up
US oil prices dropped to a new four-year low after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to hold firm on output levelsNew York (AFP) - Energy-related stocks were hammered Friday, leaving US stocks mixed in a holiday-shortened session, after OPEC decided not to cut production in response to lower crude prices.