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Purple Hearts conferred on soldiers attacked at LR recruiting station

Purple Hearts conferred on soldiers attacked at LR recruiting station

One soldier who was killed and a second who was injured in a shooting outside of a recruiting station in Little Rock in 2009 were awarded Purple Hearts on Wednesday at a ceremony at the Arkansas Capitol. Daris Long, the father of Pvt. William Andrew "Andy" Long, accepted the hono...

Pulaski Academy utility vehicle stolen, police say

Little Rock police are searching for an electric utility vehicle that was stolen from Pulaski Academy's baseball complex. About 1...

June economic report affirms slow growth ahead in Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. — A report on a June survey underscores previous survey signs that slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Mid...
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PAUL GREENBERG

EDITORIAL

The talented Senator Paul

The movie The Talented Mr. Ripley tends to stay with anyone fascinated by how we acquire and maintain and ...

NATE ALLEN

SPORTS

Tweets return to haunt older Portis

The "gotcha" aspect of social media has snagged some of the best of us, Bobby Portis among the latest.

KELLY BRANT

FOOD

Lemony cookies embrace ice cream

A scoop of cold, creamy ice cream on a hot summer day is a great way to finish a ...

NLR police investigate suspicious device

The North Little Rock Police Department is investigating a suspicious device that was found on Remount Road on Wednesday morning.

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Tyler Spoon signs with Red Sox

Outfielder Tyler Spoon has signed with the Boston Red Sox, ending his collegiate career at Arkansas.

Arkansas Weekend: Boom town

Little Rock’s River Market District, along President Clinton Avenue, will buzz with music, games and fireworks during the annual Pops on the River celebration, noon-10 p.m. Saturday.

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Youth lockup guard accused of sex abuse

A guard at the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in the lockup's employee bathroom, Independence County officials confirmed Tuesday.

Greece fails to pay IMF

Greece slipped deeper into a financial abyss Tuesday after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund.

With great toppings, hot dogs go gourmet

Behold, the humble hot dog. Tucked into a tender split bun and slathered in mustard and relish, the Americanized sausage is as sure a sign of summer as any picnic dish.

U.S., Cuba to resurrect embassies

The United States and Cuba will announce an agreement today to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, formally restoring diplomatic relations more than a half-century after they were ruptured, administration officials said.

Tainted money

Tom Cotton, the junior senator from Arkansas, tends to embarrass a lot of other politicians by his lonely stands for principle. Sometimes they're not so lonely.

Benintendi signs, gets $3.6M bonus

Former Arkansas outfielder Andrew Benintendi became an official member of the Boston Red Sox organization on Tuesday after signing with the team that made him the No. 7 pick in the first round of the major-league draft last month.

Obama: US embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a "new chapter" in relations after a half-century of hostility.

Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says Alabama counties must abide by court decisions allowing gay marriage.

Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 53 troops

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 53 soldiers, officials said.

US stocks gain as Greece appears to be willing to negotiate

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Wednesday on hopes that a deal between Greece and its creditors could be put together to prevent the country from exiting the euro. In deal news, Chubb Corp. surged after agreeing to be acquired by rival insurance company Ace Ltd. Investors also got some encouraging news on hiring and manufacturing a day before the government's monthly jobs report.

The Latest: US, Cuba to open embassies, restore ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):

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