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Convicted murderer executed; state puts 4th inmate to death in 8 days

Convicted murderer executed; state puts 4th inmate to death in 8 days

Three minutes after his lethal injection began, Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams began coughing, convulsing and lurching with sound that was audible even with a microphone turned off, media witnesses to his execution said.

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SPORTS: RICHARD DAVENPORT

LB prospect making unofficial visit Saturday

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is expected to host one of the top linebacker prospects in Texas, DeShaun White, ...

MOVIESTYLE: PHILIP MARTIN

Film criticism a rarity

A few years ago, a friend identified me to a young man of his acquaintance as "the guy who ...

EDITORIAL: JOHN BRUMMETT

JOHN BRUMMETT: Medicaid is scary

The plan is for the Legislature to re-convene Monday and formally end its regular session and then immediately go ...

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4th execution caps state's series

GRADY -- Arkansas delayed the scheduled execution of Kenneth Williams for at least two hours Thursday night while the U.S. Supreme Court again considered an inmate's final appeals for mercy.

Garrett goes 1st, then teams get offensive

PHILADELPHIA — With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams went offensive with an emphasis on quarterbacks.

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Show evidence, grain-firm suers told

LONOKE -- Lawyers for Lonoke County rice farmers seeking a recovery of their losses related to the failure of a grain company in Brinkley must provide more information regarding their claims, a judge ruled Thursday.

Stray bullet kills day care worker

A day care worker was fatally struck by a stray bullet in one of two drive-by shootings Thursday afternoon in Little Rock, police said.

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4th execution caps state's series

GRADY -- Arkansas delayed the scheduled execution of Kenneth Williams for at least two hours Thursday night while the U.S. Supreme Court again considered an inmate's final appeals for mercy.

Show evidence, grain-firm suers told

LONOKE -- Lawyers for Lonoke County rice farmers seeking a recovery of their losses related to the failure of a grain company in Brinkley must provide more information regarding their claims, a judge ruled Thursday.

Stranger danger

People make movies for all sorts of reasons -- they might be drawn to the glamour of the profession, they might feel preternaturally moved by the play of dancing light -- and it's not our job to guess their motivations. That said, if I didn't know that Arkansas filmmakers the Miller brothers were beautiful souls I'd be very afraid of them.

Spending talks seen advancing

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against Democrats' spending demands and complained about threats of a government shutdown, even as GOP leaders in Congress neared a deal with Democrats to keep the lights on past today's budget deadline.

Don't lynch history

It could have been a scene out of the post-bellum South--only with the images reversed, as on a photographic plate. This time the masked marauders, once again acting under color of law, were adjusting the noose around a monument to New Orleans' and the whole South's past. Piece by piece they took it apart in the dead of night--as if torturing their victim before carting away the remains to an as yet undecided or at least undisclosed location.

Garrett goes 1st, then teams get offensive

PHILADELPHIA — With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams went offensive with an emphasis on quarterbacks.

China won't confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Friday refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

Healing garden to open at children's hospital in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids being treated at Children's National Medical Center in Washington now have a new way to forget about their troubles. They get to go outside.

China won't confirm US claim of new pressure on North Korea

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Friday refused to confirm or deny U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's assertion that Beijing has threatened to impose unilateral sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

Global stocks mixed as North Korea jitters flare

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Friday amid renewed jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy.

Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. But at least the government probably won't be shut down — for at least another week.

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