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'The Martian' lands with $55 million debut

posted: 10/04/2015 11:31 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Ridley Scott's 3-D space epic The Martian touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million at the weekend box office.

Biden backs transgender military service as U.S. weighs policy

posted: 10/04/2015 10:58 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.

Utah Rep. Chaffetz announces uphill run for House speaker

posted: 10/04/2015 10:44 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah announced Sunday that he is running for House speaker in a longshot challenge to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, adding a new dose of turmoil for reeling House Republicans.

Airstrike hits hospital in Afghan city; 19 die

updated: 10/04/2015 5:27 a.m. Comment 1

At least 19 people were killed when a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern city of Kunduz was badly damaged early Saturday after it was hit by what appears to have been a U.S. airstrike.

UA joins wave on sports suites

updated: 10/04/2015 5:27 a.m. Comment 1

The University of Arkansas athletic department doesn't have an official waiting list for businesses or individuals wanting to lease some of the 133 suites in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on the Fayetteville campus.

Killer in Oregon took own life, lawmen say

updated: 10/04/2015 5:27 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

Christopher Harper-Mercer killed himself after he shot nine people to death and wounded nine others during an attack at Umpqua Community College, officials said Saturday.

Scherzer gets 2nd no-hitter

posted: 10/04/2015 5:25 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Max Scherzer says he can get even better. Imagine that.

Russia reports on airstrikes

posted: 10/04/2015 5:24 a.m. Discuss

A Russian defense official Saturday issued the first detailed report on damage inflicted on the Islamic State group after four days of airstrikes in Syria, saying Russian bombers destroyed a command and control center of the extremist group near its stronghold in Raqqa.

U.S. billions so far fail to build Mideast forces

updated: 10/04/2015 5:22 a.m. Comment 1

With alarming frequency in recent years, thousands of U.S.-trained security forces in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have collapsed, stalled or defected, calling into question the effectiveness of the tens of billions of dollars spent by the United States on foreign military training programs, as well as a central tenet of President Barack Obama's approach to combating insurgencies.

Wolves put it in Gordon's hands

posted: 10/04/2015 5:20 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Arkansas State Coach Blake Anderson vowed to give his inexperienced quarterback some help Saturday night.

ARKANSAS 24, TENNESSEE 20: Hurdle cleared

posted: 10/04/2015 5:19 a.m. Gallery Comments 3

Arkansas overcame a series of special teams mistakes, including Tennessee's touchdown return on the opening kickoff, and held on to a fourth-quarter lead to outlast the Volunteers 24-20 on Saturday.

Like It Is: Razorbacks' defense closes it out this time

posted: 10/04/2015 5:13 a.m. Comment 1

Both teams came into the fourth quarter with something to prove.

Commentary: Ware, 33, finds own fountain of youth

posted: 10/04/2015 5:11 a.m. Discuss

DENVER -- The fountain of youth is available for purchase.

Arkansas Sportsman: Chronic wasting disease could affect state hunting

posted: 10/04/2015 5:09 a.m. Discuss

Despite heroic efforts to keep chronic wasting disease out of Arkansas, its appearance is probably inevitable, according to our state's chief deer biologist.

A tale of two waters

posted: 10/04/2015 5:06 a.m. Discuss

Bald eagles are majestic but sometimes maladroit fishers.

Game vs. Saints inspires Dunbar

posted: 10/04/2015 5:04 a.m. Discuss

IRVING, Texas -- Lance Dunbar knew the drill. So many times growing up in New Orleans, the routine was the same for his family.

Week 4 capsules

posted: 10/04/2015 5:01 a.m. Discuss

Jets at Dolphins 8:30 a.m., CBS LINE — Jets by 1 1/2

Recruiting Guy: Texas defensive back impresses off the field, too

posted: 10/04/2015 5 a.m. Discuss

The athleticism and play-making ability of highly recruited junior defensive back Jeffrey Okudah of Grand Prairie (Texas) South may only be surpassed by his desire to be a better person and student.

Chile Pepper Cross Country Races: Dominant Dominique

posted: 10/04/2015 4:56 a.m. Discuss

Dominique Scott made her season debut Saturday, but she looked in midseason form as she dominated the women's field at the 27th annual Chile Pepper Festival at the University of Arkansas' Agri Park.

Team bus hits deer, 8 injured

posted: 10/04/2015 4:50 a.m. Discuss

A school bus carrying the Heber Springs High School football team was involved in an wreck early Saturday morning that left at least eight players injured, Arkansas State Police said.





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