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Attempted kidnapping in Benton investigated

posted: 07/29/2014 11:57 a.m. Discuss

Benton police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred Monday near South and Main streets downtown.

Easter Seals Arkansas breaks ground on new LR apartment complex

posted: 07/29/2014 11:51 a.m. Discuss

Easter Seals Arkansas broke ground Tuesday on a new apartment complex in Little Rock for adults with disabilities or special needs.

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

posted: 07/29/2014 11:04 a.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

Southwest LR wreck leaves man dead

posted: 07/29/2014 11:01 a.m. Discuss

A vehicle wreck Monday in southwest Little Rock left a man dead and another injured, Little Rock police said Tuesday.

Saving shirts a stitch at a time

posted: 07/29/2014 11 a.m. Discuss

Instructional books like Erin Bried’s How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (published in 2009) underscore how, in the midst of today’s technological boom, the domestic arts have suffered a blow, writes Linda S. Haymes in Family.

Making sensational salsa

posted: 07/29/2014 10:59 a.m. Discuss

The simple mixture of tomatoes, onion and chile peppers is ubiquitous at Mexican restaurants and many of us probably have a jar in our fridge right now. But for truly outstanding flavor, skip the jarred stuff and make your own, writes Kelly Brant.

Trial to begin in death of 3-year-old in Memphis

posted: 07/29/2014 10:11 a.m. Discuss

MEMPHIS — A jury has been selected in the trial of a Memphis man charged with fatally beating his 3-year-old son and dumping him into a trash bin two years ago.

Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque

posted: 07/29/2014 10:07 a.m. Discuss

JOPLIN, Mo. — Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open.

Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

posted: 07/29/2014 10:06 a.m. Discuss

EASTON, Pa. — Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country.

Scott County authorities seek stolen rescue truck

posted: 07/29/2014 10:02 a.m. Discuss

MANSFIELD — Authorities in western Arkansas are looking for a search-and-rescue truck stolen from the Northwest Scott County Volunteer Fire Department over the weekend.

Bull Shoals chief wants retrial in Harrison court

posted: 07/29/2014 9:34 a.m. Discuss

HARRISON — The attorney for the Bull Shoals police chief accused of using excessive force against a domestic violence suspect last year wants his retrial moved from Fayetteville back to Harrison.

NCAA concussion suit includes Arkansas plaintiffs

posted: 07/29/2014 9:33 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Former college athletes in Arkansas are among the plaintiffs involved in a class-action lawsuit over head injuries.

Madison County voters to weigh sales-tax increase

posted: 07/29/2014 9:31 a.m. Discuss

HUNTSVILLE — Madison County voters will get to decide whether to increase the sales tax by a penny to help fund the county jail and other needs.

Search continues for missing father, son

posted: 07/29/2014 9:30 a.m. Discuss

Search crews were working again Tuesday to find a father and his infant son who disappeared last week in the Ouachita Mountains near Blue Mountain Lake.

West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

posted: 07/29/2014 8:47 a.m. Discuss

LOME, Togo — The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.

Baxter County official wants to change jail uniform

posted: 07/29/2014 8:29 a.m. Discuss

MOUNTAIN HOME — An official in north Arkansas wants to change what inmates wear while jailed in Baxter County.

Study: 35% in U.S. facing debt collectors

posted: 07/29/2014 8:14 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

posted: 07/29/2014 8:10 a.m. Discuss

DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine has hit a home for the elderly, a school and multiple homes, adding to a rapidly growing civilian death toll Tuesday.

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

updated: 07/29/2014 11:11 a.m. Comments 3

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far.

U.S., EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

posted: 07/29/2014 7:57 a.m. Discuss

BRUSSELS — The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.

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