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Captain arrested in ferry’s sinking

Captain arrested in ferry’s sinking

MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested early today on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members also were arrested, a prosecu...

Lottery forced to tap reserve

The state Department of Higher Education has spent nearly $113 million on lottery-financed Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarship...
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Lottery forced to tap reserve

The state Department of Higher Education has spent nearly $113 million on lottery-financed Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarships in the fiscal year that will end June 30 — a $20 million dip from the previous fiscal year — after the 2013 Legislature overhauled the program and cut the scholarships for some future recipients.

Knighten lights fire for ASU

JONESBORO — On one sideline stood a 25-year-old CEO of a California video game studio. On the other, stood Arkansas State’s winningest all-time football coach.

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State jobless rate dips to 6.9%, lowest since ’09

Arkansas’ unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in March, the first time it’s been below 7 percent since it was 6.8 percent in January 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

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Lottery forced to tap reserve

The state Department of Higher Education has spent nearly $113 million on lottery-financed Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarships in the fiscal year that will end June 30 — a $20 million dip from the previous fiscal year — after the 2013 Legislature overhauled the program and cut the scholarships for some future recipients.

State jobless rate dips to 6.9%, lowest since ’09

Arkansas’ unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent in March, the first time it’s been below 7 percent since it was 6.8 percent in January 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

The RESURRECTION

For many churches, Easter Sunday requires an intricate balance between logistics and liturgy. Directing traffic in the parking lot, welcoming newcomers and adding extra services to make sure everyone has a seat, all while keeping the focus on the Gospel can be a daunting task.

Pipeline decision likely off until fall

President Barack Obama’s administration is putting off its decision on the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.

The race to the bottom

WAY BACK on Tuesday of this week, a state legislative oversight committee met to discuss the Arkansas Lottery and some bright new ideas its director has come up with for taking the suckers.

Knighten lights fire for ASU

JONESBORO — On one sideline stood a 25-year-old CEO of a California video game studio. On the other, stood Arkansas State’s winningest all-time football coach.

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

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Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Asia, where countries are keeping close watch on the crisis in Ukraine amid territorial tensions with China.

EU official against cutting Russia gas ties

BERLIN (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.

Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.

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