This week we’ve got your franchises in MovieStyle — the vroom, vroom, vroom of the Fast and the Furious franchise continues with this sixth entry, returning director Justin Lin and all the usual suspects (Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez), with at least some of the action set in London.
Years ago, Kay Simpson found herself in the heart of search-and-rescue efforts for animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After Monday’s deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., Simpson is helping out again, this time from home.
Ron Mathieu, executive director of the state’s largest airport, is urging U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to let US Airways keep all its slots at Reagan National Airport as a way to ensure the daily direct flight between Little Rock and Washington, D.C., continues as scheduled.
It’s Memorial Day weekend. Which means it has to be Riverfest weekend, Friday-Sunday along both sides of the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.
The Internal Revenue Service official who first disclosed that the agency had targeted conservative groups denied Wednesday that she had ever provided false information to Congress. She then invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify.
GOODNESS, what now? The latest excuse in the IRS mess is that a lone bureau in Cincinnati is to blame. Along with lax supervision. And that’s how the federal government came to target conservative groups with names like Tea Party and Patriot in their names? Really?
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA's controversies are far from over.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — After living nearly 20 years in their one-story brick home, Sherry and Larry Wells finally won the lottery — for a state rebate on a home storm shelter, that is. A contractor finished installing the concrete bunker beneath the slab of their garage in early May. About three weeks later, the shelter saved their lives when a tornado that killed 24 people tore through their neighborhood.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say a suicidal man jumping to his death killed a 5-year-old girl by falling on her as she walked with her parents outside the apartment building.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top leaders are defending the economic strategies championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, though the central bank chief acknowledged a need for better communication with financial markets, a day after Tokyo shares suffered their worst loss since the 2011 tsunami disaster.