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Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants' threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course. Obam...

Lottery Commission OKs lowered budget with no monitor games

The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday in favor of a new, lowered budget for the current fiscal year that removes monitor...

ASU-Jonesboro student injured at fraternity house

An Arkansas State University-Jonesboro student was injured at a fraternity house party Tuesday when a broken golf club impaled her...

Couple held in woman's rape in Little Rock

A man and a woman described as a couple in arrest reports have been charged in the rape of a woman early Wednesday in Little Rock....

$130 million wood pellet plant set for Pine Bluff

Highland Pellets will open a $130 million plant in Pine Bluff, creating at least 35 jobs, the Arkansas Economic Development Commis...
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PAUL GREENBERG

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EDITORIAL

Two for one

Lauren Bacall's death at 89 got front-page coverage complete with picture in last Wednesday's edition of the New York ...

WALLY HALL

Wally Hall

SPORTS

Razorbacks fall in line behind their big bookends

It might be difficult to find two bigger bookends in the country than Dan Skipper and Brey Cook, who ...

NATE ALLEN

Nate Allen

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Less will lead to more for Hogs lineman

Sebastian Tretola arrived at Arkansas shattering stereotypes.

Jonesboro Sun reporter resigns amid conflict with police chief

The Jonesboro Sun says that one of its reporters resigned Monday after a “tense months-long relationship” with the Jonesboro police chief.

$130 million wood pellet plant set for Pine Bluff

Highland Pellets will open a $130 million plant in Pine Bluff, creating at least 35 jobs, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Wednesday.

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Missouri hotshot picks UA

A long relationship finally turned into a commitment Tuesday for Arkansas when highly regarded point guard Jimmy Whitt orally committed to the Razorbacks.

Arkansas Weekend: For the record

When a community has weathered a lot of literal and figurative storms, sometimes it helps to look on the bright side and join together for a celebration, Jennifer Nixon writes in Thursday's Arkansas Weekend section.

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Dealer buffer for grain farmers lacking, 2 say

There are no protections at the state or federal level for grain farmers in Arkansas who stand to lose millions of dollars in crops they have sold to Turner Grain Merchandising in Brinkley, which has not paid them for their harvests.

House blend yogurt

Making yogurt isn't cooking. Not really. It's more like conjuring spirits: You create the conditions that summon mysterious creatures, invisible to the naked eye, to do all the real work.

Stay in at night, Ferguson urges

Ferguson's leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged several actions to reconnect with the predominantly black community in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.

Too much of the day

With school starting back up again, the paper is full of school news. Online testing waivers. New principals, new schools. Maybe even a new school district in Jacksonville. And somebody tell us why it would be so dog-gone hard to assign letter grades to public schools the way kids get letter grades for their school work. Plain, direct, understandable at a glance.

Missouri hotshot picks UA

A long relationship finally turned into a commitment Tuesday for Arkansas when highly regarded point guard Jimmy Whitt orally committed to the Razorbacks.

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an American journalist and is holding other U.S. citizens hostage.

Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an American journalist and is holding other U.S. citizens hostage.

Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an American journalist and is holding other U.S. citizens hostage.

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Like It Is: Razorbacks fall in line behind their big bookends

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Front Burner: Banana bread's how the cookie crumbled

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Uncorked: Now is time to try overlooked whites

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