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Top teams, UA women on display

posted: 12/21/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

If Arkansas fans want to cheer for the Razorbacks and root against Texas, they don’t have to wait for the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29 in Houston.

U.S. petitions China to help slap N. Korea

updated: 12/21/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama's administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the "proportional response" that Obama promised to make the North pay for the assault on Sony Pictures.

Verizon ‘T’ party

posted: 12/21/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas forward Bobby Portis had a happier homecoming than Southeast Missouri State Coach Dickey Nutt Saturday night in front of 11,375 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

A foot in door -- literarily speaking

posted: 12/21/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Some fans of Ernest Hemingway said they hope the new policy on Cuba announced Wednesday will mean a chance for more people to visit the Nobel Prize-winning author's most well-known home.

Bound and punished

posted: 12/21/2014 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Sitting in the restraint at the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center, the girl could barely move.

Schools rethinking gifts to lawmakers

posted: 12/21/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Nearly two weeks after voters approved a constitutional amendment barring state elected officials from accepting certain gifts from lobbyists, a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville urged 33 lawmakers, who received free parking permits in October for football games, to consult their attorneys about the matter.

Whistleblowers say fear of reprisal thwarts proper care for vets

posted: 12/21/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

At any hospital, patient safety and quality of care depend on the willingness of medical workers to identify problems. The goal is for medical workers to be free to speak bluntly to -- and about -- higher-ups without being ignored or punished.

Drought tests neighborliness

posted: 12/21/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

When a man of 91 is downright cantankerous and has been on his land longer than most everyone else has been alive, he wastes no time speaking his mind.

Gnarly oaks' names tell owners' stories

posted: 12/21/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Tum Tum, Brother Joseph, God's Wonder and Shady Eden are among the newest members of a national registry of grand, gnarly live oaks.

TEXAS BOWL: ARKANSAS VS. TEXAS: Uptick notable, goals reachable

posted: 12/21/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas improved 41 spots in the NCAA total offense rankings this season, but the Razorbacks believe they could have done much better.

Agency gift shops in D.C. feed Santa’s bag

posted: 12/21/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

A person can trim his tree with a stuffed Ebola toy in the shape of the spindly virus, from the gift shop at the National Institutes of Health.

U.S. returns four to Afghanistan

posted: 12/21/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Like It is: It's easy to like Strong, even as a Longhorn

posted: 12/21/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

If Charlie Strong weren't the head coach of the Texas Longhorns, he would probably be pulling for the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29 in Houston.

North Little Rock overcomes a big challenge

posted: 12/21/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

K.J. Hill hit two free throws with 19 seconds to play to help host North Little Rock hold off Van Buren, 64-59, at the Holiday Hoops Invitational on Saturday.

2 NYC officers gunned down

updated: 12/21/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

To remain in U.S., aliens digging out documents

posted: 12/21/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money-order receipts.

Jonesboro rebounds after getting off to slow start

posted: 12/21/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Jonesboro Coach Wes Swift had to go right to work Saturday.

El Dorado paces itself, holds off AB in fourth

posted: 12/21/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

El Dorado had the ideal plan to combat Arkansas Baptist's imposing size advantage Saturday, but clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch ultimately allowed it to escape with a victory.

Ebola toll at 7,373 in 3 countries

posted: 12/21/2014 2:55 a.m. Discuss

The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.

Northside guard withstands pressure

posted: 12/21/2014 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Fort Smith Northside had an answer for Little Rock Parkview's constant pressure.



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