posted: 06/30/2014 6:08 p.m.
A 19-year-old Searcy man was charged Monday in the death of his infant daughter, police said.
posted: 06/30/2014 5:26 p.m.
Arkansas highway officials say 48 miles of major state roads will be under construction and have lane closures during the Fourth of July weekend.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:26 p.m.
Chuck Barrett, who helped build the Arkansas baseball network from the ground up, will no longer serve as play-by-play voice of the Diamond Hogs.
updated: 06/30/2014 3:16 p.m.
A Monday afternoon vehicle accident has left one person dead in Little Rock.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:27 p.m.
Authorities are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man on Saturday, the Little Rock Police Department said in a statement.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:20 p.m.
Two men were arrested Sunday after deputies found a body buried in a shallow grave behind the house of one of the men in rural Crawford County, Sheriff Ron Brown said Monday.
posted: 06/30/2014 1:22 p.m.
Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal endorsed the U.S. Senate campaign of U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Monday.
posted: 06/30/2014 12:53 p.m.
JERUSALEM — Security officials say the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month.
posted: 06/30/2014 12:18 p.m.
Four people were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night while they were repairing a home in Little Rock.
posted: 06/30/2014 11:36 a.m.
The Pulaski County jail will close at noon Tuesday because of overcrowding, officials say.
posted: 06/30/2014 11:07 a.m.
BAGHDAD — A militant group’s declaration of an Islamic state in territory it controls in Syria and Iraq touched off celebrations among its followers but drew condemnation and even ridicule from rivals and officials in Baghdad and Damascus.
posted: 06/30/2014 11:06 a.m.
New Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner said at his installation ceremony Monday morning that he wants to learn the culture of the Little Rock Police Department before making too many changes, but he sees room for improvement.
posted: 06/30/2014 11:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors’ money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars’ ignition switches caused the crash.
posted: 06/30/2014 11 a.m.
July is one big pop-up ad for summer, Ron Wolfe writes in his monthly calendar in Tuesday’s Style section.
posted: 06/30/2014 10:16 a.m.
Little Rock police are investigating a Sunday shooting at a Reservoir Road apartment complex that left a man injured.
posted: 06/30/2014 10:13 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The city of Little Rock says it's extending the hours of its non-emergency line so residents can report the illegal use of fireworks.
posted: 06/30/2014 9:38 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union's costs of collective bargaining.
posted: 06/30/2014 9:33 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
posted: 06/30/2014 9:23 a.m.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
posted: 06/30/2014 9:19 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California's law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.
posted: 06/30/2014 9:10 a.m.
TULSA — The Oklahoma state medical examiner's office is investigating after a human skull was discovered on the grounds of a Tulsa casino.
posted: 06/30/2014 9:01 a.m.
FORT SMITH — Officials say passenger traffic at Fort Smith Regional Airport is up by more than 7 percent in the first five months of this year.
posted: 06/30/2014 8:12 a.m.
A Mena man was killed Sunday after the truck he was driving ran off the road in Montgomery County, the Arkansas State Police said.
posted: 06/30/2014 7:51 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — An installation ceremony is scheduled for new Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner.
posted: 06/30/2014 7:49 a.m.
WEST MEMPHIS — Arkansas highway officials say lanes will be closed on the Mississippi River bridge in West Memphis as crews perform work on the bridge.
updated: 06/30/2014 6:43 p.m.
Lawmakers convened Monday at the Old State House building and state Capitol for the first day of the second special session of the 89th General Assembly.
posted: 06/30/2014 6 a.m.
Administrators at the National Park Service and the Buffalo National River say they’re not sure what’s causing a lack of interest in a teacher education program at the Buffalo National River this year.
posted: 06/30/2014 4:10 a.m.
BAGHDAD -- The militant group that has seized much of northeastern Syria and huge tracts of neighboring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state on Sunday and demanded allegiance from Muslims worldwide.
posted: 06/30/2014 4:08 a.m.
The House of Representatives will return to the Old State House today to tackle substantial legislation there for the first time in more than 100 years.
posted: 06/30/2014 4:07 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama intends today to nominate Bob McDonald, a former chief of Procter & Gamble, to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, administration officials said Sunday afternoon.
posted: 06/30/2014 4:05 a.m.
An agreement has been reached on a 14.7-mile extension of a trail that is being developed on an abandoned railway line in east Arkansas.
posted: 06/30/2014 4:03 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tried to keep his peace plan to settle the conflict with pro-Russia separatists on track in a four-way phone call Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of France and Germany.
posted: 06/30/2014 4:01 a.m.
The head of the U.S. House of Representatives panel probing alleged bias by the Internal Revenue Service against conservative groups said former agency official Lois Lerner must have known she was required to keep paper copies of emails that vanished when her computer crashed.
posted: 06/30/2014 4 a.m.
SAN DIEGO -- The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:59 a.m.
BEIJING -- Chinese courts in the far west, ethnic region of Xinjiang have imprisoned 113 people on terrorism or other charges, according to a government-run news portal.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:58 a.m.
CAIRO -- Egypt will restrict sermons during the holy month of Ramadan to topics of faith and morality, the state's top official in charge of religious affairs said Sunday, in the latest measure by the government to control mosques and limit access of opponents to them.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:57 a.m.
LONDON -- In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies -- usually inexpensive drugs -- deemed essential by the U.N. health agency.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:56 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:54 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS -- Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:52 a.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Authorities on Sunday were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop, killing a 3-year-old girl in front of dozens of people who tried to rescue her.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:50 a.m.
BAUCHI, Nigeria -- Suspected Islamic extremists sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches Sunday in a village just miles from the town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped, witnesses said.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:49 a.m.
NEW DELHI -- Police in southern India detained five construction company officials Sunday as rescuers using gas cutters and shovels searched for dozens of workers believed buried in the rubble of a building that collapsed during monsoon rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 26 people.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:48 a.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- After a potential opening last week to ease Afghanistan's political crisis, the presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah signaled Sunday that more deadlock was ahead, promising again that he would not accept any decisions made by the country's election commission after the panel rejected a list of his demands.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:47 a.m.
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Seizing on the mayhem in Iraq, Israel's prime minister Sunday called for the establishment of an independent Kurdistan as part of a broader alliance with moderate forces across the region and asserted that Israel would have to maintain a long-term military presence in the West Bank to keep a jihadi juggernaut from powering its way to the outskirts of Tel Aviv.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:44 a.m.
IRBIL, Iraq -- Six months ago, Sunni Arab militants faced a steep firepower imbalance in their uprising against the U.S.-equipped Iraqi army west of Baghdad.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:43 a.m.
Parades revel in gay-marriage victories
posted: 06/30/2014 3:41 a.m.
Man sets himself on fire in Tokyo protest
posted: 06/30/2014 3:37 a.m.
Stacy Lewis was the hunter a week ago at the U.S. Open, shooting a 4-under 66 on the final day but falling two strokes short of eventual champion Michelle Wie.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:35 a.m.
Steve Scherrey of Conway became the first two-time winner of the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza on Sunday, thanks to a 6.98-pound bass worth $50,000 that he caught Saturday in Post Lake near Tichnor.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:33 a.m.
RECIFE, Brazil — Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:28 a.m.
FORTALEZA, Brazil -- The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left Sunday with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:25 a.m.
Brandon Belt would like to be swinging a bat in San Francisco rather than San Jose sometime soon, but the Giants first baseman on a rehab assignment in the minor leagues made his last game in Class AA one to remember.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:20 a.m.
The president of Uruguay doesn't usually get quoted in sports pages, but Jose Mujica said something illuminating the other day.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:20 a.m.
LONDON -- The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of the past 37 men's Grand Slam singles titles -- Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer -- are all around for the second week at Wimbledon and will be joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.
updated: 06/29/2014 2:22 p.m.
SAO PAULO -- Only one American reporter was on hand the last time the United States played in a World Cup in Brazil, and he used vacation time and paid his own way.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:17 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Homer Bailey made a strong bid for another no-hitter for Cincinnati, shutting down San Francisco until Buster Posey's two-out single in the seventh inning.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:16 a.m.
BETHESDA, Md. -- Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:15 a.m.
Mike Bianucci hit a home run and Michael Roth pitched six solid innings Sunday as the Arkansas Travelers earned their fourth consecutive victory, 3-1, against the Midland RockHounds in Midland.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:14 a.m.
ROGERS -- Michelle Wie mentioned often while she was in town for the LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship that she was tired from the hoopla surrounding her U.S. Open championship victory in Pinehurst, N.C.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:10 a.m.
Citing "major budgetary changes" for North Little Rock in 2015, Mayor Joe Smith has put nonprofits on notice to expect their annual city funding to be reduced or even cut out completely.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:09 a.m.
Heavy rainfall early Sunday caused flash flooding that forced more than 30 families in eastern Arkansas to evacuate their homes.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:09 a.m.
The combination of warmer weather and almost daily rains across most of the state is providing the perfect conditions for breeding mosquitoes.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:08 a.m.
Chandler Smith has done a lot for a person who just turned 17. He built his own computer. He taught himself Java computer programming. And this spring, he scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college entrance exam.
posted: 06/30/2014 3:06 a.m.
PINE BLUFF -- The Walton Family Foundation has provided a two-year, $200,000 matching grant to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to help fund the school's Learning Institute and Opportunities for New Students, or LIONS, program.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:58 a.m.
Standard comes with cost
posted: 06/30/2014 2:51 a.m.
If all happy families are alike, then there's a common bond among all good schools, too: good principals.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:51 a.m.
A moment, please, on the latest from the Wild, Wild, ever Wilder West:
posted: 06/30/2014 2:50 a.m.
WASHINGTON--The Supreme Court last week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases. The Clean Air Act covers polluters that emit 250 tons per year (or in some cases, 100 tons). This standard makes no sense if applied to greenhouse gases.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:49 a.m.
At the heart of the debate over immigration reform is the idea that demography is destiny; more precisely, that it is the destiny of the Democratic Party to dominate American politics because the electoral demographic that tilts its way (non-whites) is increasing while that which tilts Republican (whites) is decreasing.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:45 a.m.
Medic tries to helpman, is attacked
posted: 06/30/2014 2:42 a.m.
100 years ago
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The Associated Press
posted: 06/30/2014 2:39 a.m.
The nation's birthday is coming. There will be singing. There will be flags. There will be fireworks. And there will be cookouts overflowing with food. But indulging at cookouts can lead to guilt, and guilt just has no place at a party.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:36 a.m.
SILOAM SPRINGS -- All my life I have had a deep love of nature. I cherish memories from childhood of playing in the woods with my eyes turned skyward.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:32 a.m.
NEWTON COUNTY -- After a short, gravelly climb, we peeled off the forest road onto Fire Tower Trail, a single-track path that would lead to my first experience on the just-opened 34-mile Upper Buffalo Mountain Bike Trail.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:31 a.m.
In late 2012 I wrote about problems I was having with my right foot, which turned out to be a broken fifth metatarsal. In February 2013 I had surgery, but after three months of waiting, the bone had not healed properly.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:30 a.m.
The U.S. Census Bureau's website has a new tool for estimating how Americans get to work, and it shows walking, cycling and taking the bus have increased slightly in Arkansas.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:29 a.m.
Nearly 30 percent of the world's population is overweight or obese, and not one country has reduced its obesity rate in 33 years, according to a new analysis combining three decades of data from 188 countries, published in the medical journal The Lancet in May.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:28 a.m.
As we age, shoulder strength is often overlooked as a key fitness component in activities of daily living. Physical therapists and other medical professionals tend to focus on maintaining strength in their patients' lower bodies, and for good reason.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:23 a.m.
WHAT: Fiber One Soft Baked Cookies
posted: 06/30/2014 2:22 a.m.
Happy birthday. There's no returning to the old you. Those ways and methods are now a husk that you leave behind as you spread your wings and fly. You'll negotiate a special deal in July.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:22 a.m.
DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off, about the big size of towels:
posted: 06/30/2014 2:21 a.m.
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My husband struggled with cancer for almost five years, and when he died a few months ago I thought I was prepared for it. But I guess I wasn't, because it's really been painful. I know he's in heaven, but why am I having such a hard time? Is something wrong with me?
posted: 06/30/2014 2:18 a.m.
Summer is upon us, and for many, that means some time away from home.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:15 a.m.
LOWELL -- A new water-testing device that was put through its paces by the Beaver Water District recently gained the approval of the Environmental Protection Agency.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:09 a.m.
CHICAGO -- Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she's had to create to access her various online accounts.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:07 a.m.
If Marcus Welby, the fictional Santa Monica doctor from the early 1970s, were still plying his trade today, patients would be able to find him at the touch of a smartphone application.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:06 a.m.
Three years ago this month, Google Inc. launched a new social network with high hopes of countering the rising tide of Internet users who were flocking to Facebook.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:04 a.m.
While a "Number's Report" is a frequent topic for us, we've never before started a column with one.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:03 a.m.
A device designed by a quadriplegic Israeli entrepreneur to increase his mobility, and in use already to get wounded U.S. military personnel up and walking again, has won clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for broad marketing in the United States.
posted: 06/30/2014 2:02 a.m.
For a glimpse of an evolving technology that promises to shake video gaming to its foundation, check out Throw Trucks With Your Mind.
posted: 06/30/2014 2 a.m.
Facebook discloses workforce diversity
posted: 06/30/2014 1:56 a.m.
ALEXANDER Allan K. and Stacy A. Norwood, 13916 Carrington Cove, June 24, 2014, Chapter 13.