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Pulaski County jail reopens again to all offenders

Pulaski County jail reopens again to all offenders

The Pulaski County jail reopened again Thursday after having been closed since July 1 to people arrested for minor, nonviolent offenses. The restriction on new jail bookings was put in place to alleviate overcrowding caused by a backlog of state inmates in the jail. About 6 a.m....

Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says U.S. discount-store chief Bill Simon is stepping down. The world's largest retailer has named...

Thousands still without power day after strong storms

LITTLE ROCK — About 15,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity Thursday morning after strong storms hit the state, upr...
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It has become common knowledge that the Arkansas Razorbacks have one of the toughest schedules in the nation this ...

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You're family; give pingpong playing in-laws a friendly 'no'

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband's family likes to play games, like pingpong, bean-bag toss or cards. I am not a ...

Stephens man arrested in arson case

A Stephens man was arrested Wednesday on charges of arson in Columbia County.

Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says U.S. discount-store chief Bill Simon is stepping down.

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Power Five plan OK with Benson

NEW ORLEANS -- The Sun Belt Conference doesn't appear to be fretting over the proposed governing structure unveiled by the NCAA last Friday that would give the biggest conferences more influence over college rules.

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We passed the year’s halfway mark on July 2, folks.

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State creating own exchange gets price tag

The director of a state-created nonprofit exploring a possible state-run health insurance exchange said she will recommend next month that the board request $91 million to $133 million in federal grant money to pay for the exchange's setup costs.

SEC to end $1 a share for some funds

WASHINGTON -- Regulators voted by a narrow margin Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry -- the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds -- at least for some money funds used by big investors.

State creating own exchange gets price tag

The director of a state-created nonprofit exploring a possible state-run health insurance exchange said she will recommend next month that the board request $91 million to $133 million in federal grant money to pay for the exchange's setup costs.

Grab a blanket

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a guest column Tuesday for the New York Times arguing the glorious notion that we should do away with party primaries.

Power Five plan OK with Benson

NEW ORLEANS -- The Sun Belt Conference doesn't appear to be fretting over the proposed governing structure unveiled by the NCAA last Friday that would give the biggest conferences more influence over college rules.

Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."

UN says aid to Syria being used as 'tactic of war'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is accusing the Syrian government and opposition fighters of obstructing humanitarian aid to Syrians as "a tactic of war" and demanding that all parties allow access to millions in desperate need of help.

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February.

US new-home sales plummet in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.

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