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2-year-old dies after being found in swimming pool, sheriff's office says

posted: 06/26/2016 1:46 p.m. Discuss

Mississippi County authorities say a 2-year-old child has died after being found in a swimming pool.

Unsightly SweePee wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

posted: 06/26/2016 12:44 p.m. Discuss

A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.

Sheriff's office: Lowell man arrested after barricading himself inside house

posted: 06/26/2016 11:23 a.m. Discuss

A Lowell man was arrested Saturday after threatening his family and barricading himself inside his home, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Welfare of youths still lags in state

posted: 06/26/2016 5:51 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas continues to rate as one of the country's most inhospitable places for children, according to a national report, and some state policymakers and experts don't expect that to change in the near future.

States get tutorial on shift away from No Child Left Behind

posted: 06/26/2016 5:46 a.m. Discuss

States are developing plans, scheduled to be finished next year, to begin the transition from operating under the No Child Left Behind law to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Skills on display with Steely Dan, Winwood

posted: 06/26/2016 5:30 a.m. Comments 3

Steely Dan and Steve Winwood demonstrated the skills Saturday night in the Theater arrangement at Verizon Arena that got both acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And Winwood emerged as the most impressive, even as the opening act.

In Batesville, veterans plan gay pride fete

posted: 06/26/2016 5:27 a.m. Discuss

A Batesville American Legion post will celebrate gay pride this week, signaling a shift in the traditionally conservative veterans organization.

Rents pricing out workers in Eureka Springs

posted: 06/26/2016 5:22 a.m. Discuss

A dearth of affordable housing in Eureka Springs is causing a shortage of service-sector employees, say some restaurant owners in the tourist town.

Little Rock youth intervention agency to close as grants dry up

posted: 06/26/2016 4:24 a.m. Discuss

New Futures For Youth, a nonprofit agency that works with and administers youth intervention programs, will close its doors this summer after 28 years in business.

EU 6: Hurry U.K. exit talks

updated: 06/26/2016 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Foreign ministers of the European Union's founding members on Saturday urged quick negotiations about Britain's departure from the bloc, saying the other 27 countries in the union need to move ahead and think about the future.

Trump: Won't mass-oust aliens

updated: 06/26/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Saturday that he wouldn't characterize his immigration policies as including "mass deportations" and that, rather than a blanket ban on Muslims entering the U.S., he'd focus on barring those from countries with links to terrorists.

Crystal Bridges starts work on new entrance

updated: 06/26/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

The thought of construction equipment returning to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art left Scott Eccleston with a bit of a knot in his stomach.

Eatery displaced by war takes kebabs to Baghdad

posted: 06/26/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Long before Fallujah was known the world over for deadly jihadis, it was known all over Iraq for its kebab -- fatty lamb, ground and mixed with onion, grilled on a skewer over an open fire and served with a pinch of sumac -- at a joint called Haji Hussein.

In China, Putin puts emphasis on partnership

posted: 06/26/2016 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday emphasized economic ties with China and praised what he called Russia's "all-embracing and strategic partnership" with its neighbor, during a visit to Beijing that takes place against the background of a drop in trade and lingering mistrust.

2 Louisiana schools set to grow Rx ‘pot’

posted: 06/26/2016 3:40 a.m. Discuss

LSU and Southern University both want to begin growing marijuana for medical use.

Nazi interrogator’s ways get harder look

posted: 06/26/2016 3:39 a.m. Discuss

When the FBI went looking for the best way to pry information from terrorists, it discovered it in the most unlikely of places: an almost-forgotten interrogator for Nazi Germany.

Post prompts China to tighten Web rules

posted: 06/26/2016 3:38 a.m. Discuss

China issued new regulations Saturday demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient said he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu.

Reports detail law enforcement response to Orlando attack

updated: 06/26/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Law enforcement officials immediately suspected terrorism and adjusted their staging areas because of fears about an explosive device as they responded to reports of shots fired at a gay nightclub in Orlando, according to sheriff's office reports released Saturday.

California wildfire destroys 150 homes

posted: 06/26/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

A voracious wildfire in central California has burned 150 homes and the toll may rise, fire officials said Saturday.

W. Virginians hunt for missing

updated: 06/26/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Heavy rains that pummeled West Virginia left at least 24 people dead, and authorities said Saturday that an unknown number of people in the hardest-hit county remained unaccounted for.

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