LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An independent, nonprofit organization in Arkansas is looking into whether youth sent to the state’s juvenile facilities are staying months or even years past their initial release dates.The Disability Rights Center of Arkansas was prompted to look into the issue after...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, September 1st, 2014     comments
Picture:  Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen chant anti-terrorism slogans after breaking the siege on 15,...
 Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen chant anti-terrorism slogans after breaking the siege on 15,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.The lawmakers, one Republican and one Democratic, offered bipartisan pr...
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Picture: People defy a curfew Aug. 17, before tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenage...
People defy a curfew Aug. 17, before tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenage...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown.Details may...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama’s long-awaited announcemen...
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Picture:  Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the Tesla Model S after a news conference at the Tesla factory in Fremont...
 Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the Tesla Model S after a news conference at the Tesla factory in Fremont...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory &mdash...
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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The cold spring is coming back to haunt local sugarcane farmers who are expecting a stunted crop and later harvest season.American Sugar Cane League executive director Jim Simon said he expects the harvest to begin later this year because of spring’s cold temperatur...
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Picture:  Concert goers leave the Made in America Festival after the grounds are evacuated due to thunderstorms on...
 Concert goers leave the Made in America Festival after the grounds are evacuated due to thunderstorms on...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.The men were injured at Orcha...
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Just last week, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) updated its prior guidance in locating missing Plan Participants as to the distribution of benefits in Field Assistance Bulletin 2014-01. While this recent guidance technically only applies in the context of terminating defined contribution...
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 Clutter by Design celebrated their grand opening at 203 E. Main St. on Thursday. Pictured are, front row from left, Tracey Culver, Mark Givens, Courtney Pennington, co-owner Betty Taylor, co-owner Cynthia Skidmore, Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Jeremy Stratton, Chamber of Commerce Boar...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Monday, September 1st, 2014     comments
HOUSTON, Texas — The Board of Directors of Gateway to Care (GTC), a Houston, Texas-based non-profit health care collaborative, is pleased to announce Idonia L. Trotter, JD, MPS, of El Dorado, as its new executive director beginning Oct. 1, 2014. Trotter will follow in the footsteps of founder...
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CrossFit NF to hold ribbon cuttingPlease join CrossFit NF 4 p.m. Thursday at 1902 North College Ave. on Thursday, for a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony. A community workout will follow.  The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Danielle Hawkins at (870) 310-7341...
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels...
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Picture:  Damage is seen in the front yard of a building at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, after wee...
 Damage is seen in the front yard of a building at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, after wee...
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago.An Associated Press jour...
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Peacekeepers pull "greatest escape’ from SyriaBEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold capti...
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