In light of a dwindling funding source and a federal government stalemate, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s highway funding working group needs to move with a greater sense of urgency, some members say.
Northwest Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates is preparing its employees for "a surge of phone calls, emails and resumes" related to layoffs at the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. home office in Bentonville.
Gardens and farmers markets are about to be overflowing with fresh produce, and home cooks are dusting off the Mason jars and pulling out the giant canning pot to "put up" all of this glorious food. But wait! This year, why not do something good for your gut and jump on the probiotics bandwagon by fermenting some of your bounty?
Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., the longest-serving Jewish member in Congress, said Tuesday that he would support the Iran nuclear accord, lending a voice of approval in a chamber skeptical of the deal.
So the mayor of yet another Arkansas city wants to boost local taxes again. No doubt for much-needed goverment projects, even pet ones. Of course, it's all for the public good. (Aren't all tax increases?) And no doubt the mayor deflected any responsibility of requesting said bump by having a Blue Ribbon Panel explain all the ways the community would benefit. Because, you see, the tax increase would . . . . go toward . . . . surely helping locals . . . . pave streets or improve the courthouse or raise pay for. . . .
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 bound from Hong Kong to Los Angeles International Airport has diverted to a U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands after smoke was detected on the aircraft.
Mullah Mohammad Omar, the secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally who led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces, eluded capture for more than a decade in spite of being one of the most-hunted fugitives on Earth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he supports a push by U.S. oil companies to ship their crude oil overseas and lift a decades-long ban on exports.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off a campaign loan with charitable donations and federal grants, funneled campaign money to pay down his son's student loan debt and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a car he never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a racketeering indictment against the congressman.