Chicago Cubs, Madea, and Race for the Cure: Your Weekend Recap

Race for the Cure

Local

Suspect in double slaying wants to marry convicted boyfriend

An 18-year-old charged in a double homicide wants to marry her boyfriend, who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the case and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Anastastia Roberts of Conway wrote to the Faulkner County Circuit Clerk's office asking if it's possible to marry 18-year-old Connor Atchley.

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American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in LR, actors Kate Mara and Jamie Bell among passengers

Actors Jamie Bell and Kate Mara were both on the flight and took to Twitter during the delay to tweet at American Airlines, voicing their disapproval.

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Election 2016

 

AP: Polls show Clinton in commanding position in battle for 270

Little more than two weeks before Election Day, Hillary Clinton is poised for success where it counts: the Electoral College.

The Democratic nominee enjoys big leads over Republican foe Donald Trump in states that add up to 213 electoral votes, according to an analysis by the Associated Press; she also leads in Democratic-leaning states that total 59 electoral votes.

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Food cart serving 'Donald Trump's BS' in Pioneer Square

Portland-based advertising firm Wieden+Kennedy decided to make a political statement in Pioneer Courthouse Square – with some baloney sandwiches.

The company brought a gold-and-black food cart to the downtown gathering spot, decorated to resemble Trump Tower.

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National

Report: California soldiers must repay enlistment bonuses

Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Madea trumps Jack Reacher at box office with $27.6M

Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween bested Tom Cruise's latest action film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, topping the weekend with $27.6 million. The Jack Reacher sequel earned $23 million.

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Sports

#21 Auburn runs wild over #17 Arkansas, 56-3

Eli Stove broke free for a 78-yard touchdown run on Auburn's first play, giving the No. 21 Tigers momentum they never lost in a surprisingly dominant 56-3 victory over No. 17 Arkansas on Saturday night.

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Cubs heading to 1st World Series since 1945, face Cleveland Indians

Chicago Cubs fans have waited 71 years to celebrate a return to the World Series.

Overjoyed fans streamed out of Wrigley Field on Saturday night after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS to earn their first trip to the World Series since 1945.

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