posted: 05/26/2015 6:24 a.m.
A 19-year-old Jonesboro man was killed Monday night when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in Jonesboro, authorities said.
posted: 05/26/2015 3:45 a.m.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered four days of air combat readiness testing, the third major military exercise staged by the Kremlin in the past three months.
updated: 05/26/2015 3:30 a.m.
A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.
posted: 05/26/2015 3:25 a.m.
Severe storms that originated in north Texas and southern Oklahoma pushed into Arkansas on Monday afternoon with heavy rains and winds clocking in at up to 80 mph.
posted: 05/26/2015 3:18 a.m.
Military vehicles, agency mergers, the state's DWI laws and a Southern bloc primary are on the agenda for a special legislative session that starts today and officials hope will wrap up by week's end.
posted: 05/26/2015 3:17 a.m.
Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq's government Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment.
posted: 05/26/2015 3:13 a.m.
The Governor's Council on Common Core Review concluded five days and 40 hours of testimony last week on the education standards and standardized tests used in the state's 237 public school districts and 18 charter school systems.
updated: 05/26/2015 3:12 a.m.
President Barack Obama marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and thanking American soldiers and their families for sacrifices made from World War II through the war in Afghanistan.
updated: 05/26/2015 3:11 a.m.
Anne Meara, who became famous as half of one of the most successful male-female comedy teams of all time and went on to enjoy a long and diverse career as an actress and, late in life, a playwright, died Saturday in Manhattan. She was 85.
posted: 05/26/2015 3:10 a.m.
A report on student testing released Thursday finds big gaps in most states between the percentage of students shown to be proficient in reading and math on state tests and the much lower number found to be proficient on a national benchmark test.
updated: 05/26/2015 3:09 a.m.
Charter Communications Inc. is near an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock, according to people familiar with the matter.
updated: 05/26/2015 3:07 a.m.
Dozens of protesters appeared in court Monday in Cleveland on misdemeanor charges, some still wearing T-shirts with messages like "I Can't Breathe" or "Black Lives Matter." The 56 defendants had been jailed since a demonstration Saturday that followed a Cleveland police officer's acquittal on manslaughter charges.
updated: 05/26/2015 3:06 a.m.
The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force, people briefed on the case said Monday.
updated: 05/26/2015 3:05 a.m.
Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said Monday from inside the compound.
updated: 05/26/2015 3:01 a.m.
Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions raised about the lopsided death toll.
posted: 05/26/2015 3 a.m.
Turkmenistan has unveiled a grandiose gold-leafed statue of the president carrying a dove and riding atop a horse -- a move aimed at burnishing the leader's burgeoning personality cult.
posted: 05/26/2015 2:59 a.m.
With the Labor Party accepting that a referendum on British membership in the European Union is inevitable, the Conservative government announced Monday that the list of eligible voters would be similar to that of the recent general election -- meaning that most EU citizens living in Britain will not be able to vote.
posted: 05/26/2015 2:58 a.m.
The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist whose life was spiraling downward in the lead-up to his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday.
updated: 05/26/2015 2:56 a.m.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with Palestinians.
updated: 05/26/2015 2:54 a.m.
Tunisian soldier kills 7 at barracks TUNIS, Tunisia -- A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in the capital Monday, killing seven people before he was killed, a spokesman for Tunisia's Defense Ministry said.