Action spurred by videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terr...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 21st, 2014     comments
Trotter technician detains suspects by securing them inside truck
Two El Dorado 20-year-olds who were apprehended for breaking or entering behind Trotter Nissan at 1910 W. Hillsboro St. late Tuesday night appeared on Wednesday in 35th District Court.Shelby Shackleford and Brent Wilson were issued different bonds because the incident marks Wilson’s fifth felo...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, August 21st, 2014     comments
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Downtown shoppers walk across Jefferson Avenue as Phillip Stringfellow, with Diversified Services, works on putting steps at the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue on Wednesday. The original federally funded sidewalk project that was designed by an Arkansas state engineer made it nearly impo...
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But stateís students still falling short of national average, report says
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas students averaged a higher composite score on a college entrance exam compared to last year, but still fell short of the national average.The ACT is a college entrance test scored from 1 to 36 that tests four subjects: English, reading, math and science.Arkansas stu...
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Motorists pass workers who are laying new asphalt along the south bound lane of Iron Mountain Road on Wednesday. According to a press release from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, it will take workers about three weeks to complete the project that consists of milling and overlayin...
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JONESBORO (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised their party’s nominees for governor and Congress in Arkansas, as the state GOP enlisted the help of national figures to boost their campaigns.Romney, the former Massachu...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation’s immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans’ election-year criticism of the president’s go-it-alone approach to immigrat...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reached into his own medical history Tuesday to explain his vote on the nation’s new health care law, telling Arkansans his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced him.The two-term Democrat, who is in a tough re-election battle, fought a...
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Jonesboro publisher calls forresignation of police chief JONESBORO (AP) — The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied one of the newspaper’s reporters into quitting by making derogatory statements about her on Facebook.In a story publ...
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Q: I have trouble sleeping because I snore so much. My wife says I could have sleep apnea. I just read an article about at-home testing kits. Are any of them any good? I really don't want to go to a sleep clinic (it sounds creepy). Any advice? -- John W., Stuart, FloridaA: We know that sleeping on y...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.The take-home advice: Drilling your kids on simple a...
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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.Wh...
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Mildred Gillispie, a resident at Timberlane Health and Rehab, was recently crowned ‘Timberlane Queen 2014.’ Staff and residents of Timberlane took part in voting for their facility queen. Gillispie will represent the home at the District 7 queen pageant in Nashville on Sept. 18.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later.In the bond market, prices fell and yields rose as investors prepar...
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Airstrike kills wife, childof Hamas military leader GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel’s prime minister warned that the bombar...
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Rick Perry entersnot guilty plea AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.The po...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, August 21st, 2014     comments
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