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Arab states agree to form military force

Arab states agree to form military force

CAIRO -- The Arab states said Sunday that they had agreed to form a joint military force to counter both Iranian influence and Islamist extremism, a gesture many analysts attributed in large part to their drive for more independence from Washington. The agreement came as U.S. a...

$5.18B state budget tops lawmakers' list

Arkansas lawmakers will try to wrap up their work during the 90th Arkansas General Assembly's regular session this week by complet...

Fearing reprisals, Syrians flee Idlib after rebels take town

BEIRUT -- Syrians fled Idlib on Sunday, fearing government reprisals a day after opposition fighters and a powerful local al-Qaida...
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Barack Obama appears intent upon concluding an agreement with Iran that, according to critics from both parties, could allow ...

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The GOP racing form

With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping the ...

NATE ALLEN

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Pitchers stepping up for Hogs

A week ago, this column referenced the Arkansas Razorbacks pitching staff as "three and a half men."

$5.18B state budget tops lawmakers' list

Arkansas lawmakers will try to wrap up their work during the 90th Arkansas General Assembly's regular session this week by completing action on a proposed $5.18 billion general-revenue budget, deciding whether this will be the first regular session in 44 years not to refer a proposed constitutional amendment to voters, and considering enacting ethics legislation.

Laser projector stars at LR event

A homegrown company with more than 45 years of experience working with lasers is showing off a new laser-illuminated projector today that could replace the expensive bulbs most movie theaters use.

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Extra 13.1 miles no problem for Davison, 32

FAYETTEVILLE -- Phil Davison returned to the 39th Hogeye Marathon as last year's winner in the Hogeye half marathon run. Sunday, Davison took his first crack at the full 26.2-mile marathon race with hopes of adding another first-place prize to his list of Hogeye feats.

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$5.18B state budget tops lawmakers' list

Arkansas lawmakers will try to wrap up their work during the 90th Arkansas General Assembly's regular session this week by completing action on a proposed $5.18 billion general-revenue budget, deciding whether this will be the first regular session in 44 years not to refer a proposed constitutional amendment to voters, and considering enacting ethics legislation.

Net streaming services strive to defend turf

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have suddenly found themselves playing a new role: the establishment.

Race like the tortoise

In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little before 6 a.m., and lasted until the operating was done, which depended, in part, on how quick you were in the operating room.

Net failures reveal gaps in broadband

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert in February, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.

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Extra 13.1 miles no problem for Davison, 32

FAYETTEVILLE -- Phil Davison returned to the 39th Hogeye Marathon as last year's winner in the Hogeye half marathon run. Sunday, Davison took his first crack at the full 26.2-mile marathon race with hopes of adding another first-place prize to his list of Hogeye feats.

Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white.

With Lee's passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia's old guards

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries.

US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday he pressed Chinese leaders over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market.

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are entering a critical phase with differences still remaining just two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.

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