Midterm assessments show power of incumbency trumping abysmal poll numbers
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted...
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New restrictions on abortion clinics temporarily blocked by federal judge
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge’s order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday.U....
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President says ‘revving’ the economy will require increases in pay
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy’s “revving” performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.“...
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GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq.Diplomats agree...
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Harmony Sears, right, loves the stage so much that she remained there even while judges were deciding the winners of a beauty contest for young ones at the Municipal Auditorium on Saturday. Chole Strickland, left, and C.J. McCallie were patiently waiting the judges for decisions.
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Karen Weido, right, checks out her selections at the Rhea Lana Consignment Sale at the El Dorado Conference Center on Saturday as Krystall Wooten assists her with her purchase. The sale is scheduled to continue until Wednesday with a 1/2 price sale.
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014     comments
“When a four-year university or other institution takes over education in the community, it hurts those local community colleges.”— Stephen HilterbranSoutheast Arkansas College PINE BLUFF (AP) — Enrollment at a Pine Bluff-area community college is suffering because a four-ye...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception.Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase “OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU,” as part of a...
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Infected student crossed into country Aug. 20 after three family members died
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people in Guinea...
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MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.The National Hurricane Center in Miami says maximum sustained winds are at 30 mph (45 kph) Monday afternoon. The...
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SEATTLE (AP) — The sister of an American missionary held for nearly two years in North Korea said Monday that she is worried about the health and well-being of Kenneth Bae, who’s isolated in a labor camp and suffers from severe back pain.In a statement released Monday after Bae, 46, gave...
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Even when doors seem to be locked and things are dark, some can still see the smiling face, as evidenced by the smiling face below the hasp in this photograph.
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A lone walker takes a weekend lap around the walking track at the Union County Fairgrounds. The track has become a popular spot for people to keep in shape with some walking.
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Experts divided on whether liberalized pot laws will lead to increase in traffic deaths
Picture:  This 2012 file photo shows a wrecked Subaru Impreza in which four people died on the Southern State Park...
 This 2012 file photo shows a wrecked Subaru Impreza in which four people died on the Southern State Park...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slo...
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CHICAGO (AP) — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is...
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NY police boss defendsofficer in suspect deathNEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says it appears officers behaved appropriately in the custody death of a man who was high on drugs.Ronald Singleton’s death was ruled a homicide Friday. The medical exami...
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LONDON (AP) — The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it off...

Picture: Picture: <p>Judge Ismael Moreno, right, in charge of the Ashya King case, arrives to the National court in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. The critically-ill 5-year-old boy, who was driven to Spain by his parents against doctors&rsquo; advice, is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday.</p>

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HAVANA (AP) — Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting.Passengers on flights from Miami said they were bringin...
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Turkey’s new president seeks two-state deal in CyprusNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey’s new president says his country will only approve of a deal to reunify Cyprus if it enshrines breakaway Turkish Cypriots as equal partners in a federation with the internationally recognized Greek C...
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 Patrons of PJ’s Coffee enjoy their afternoon as college football dominates the big screen. Saturday marked the beginning of college football around the country. The Arkansas Razorback took the field against the Auburn Tigers along with other SEC teams around the south.
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Picture: Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, right, and Pro-Russian rebel leader from Eastern Ukraine Andrei...
Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, right, and Pro-Russian rebel leader from Eastern Ukraine Andrei...
MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.The insurgents’ platform...
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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan’s prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again vowed he would not...
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Picture:  Arkansas huddles up before a play as the rain falls during the second half against Auburn on Saturday in...
 Arkansas huddles up before a play as the rain falls during the second half against Auburn on Saturday in...
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is focused on beating Nicholls State. There is nothing he can do at this point about the Razorbacks’ school-record losing streak.Arkansas faded down the stretch of a 45-21 loss to No. 6 Auburn on Saturday, running its slide to 10 games. The...
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