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Rebels soften as talks start with Ukraine

posted: 09/02/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW -- Pro-Russia rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy -- a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

Rebels ease off call to separate from Ukraine

posted: 09/02/2014 3:39 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW -- Pro-Russia rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy -- a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.

Outgoing Iraqi vows swift death for Islamic State

posted: 09/02/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's outgoing prime minister pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.

Obama: Country deserves a raise

posted: 09/02/2014 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

MILWAUKEE -- President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

Surveillance network giving better images

posted: 09/02/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police cameras are producing higher-quality images as the department's surveillance network is integrated with a fiber-optic Internet network installed across the city earlier this year.

Future of base's old C-130Hs still uncertain

posted: 09/02/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Climbing into the cockpit of a 100-foot-long, 40-foot-tall C-130, engine specialist Barry Wertz explained the differences between this plane, an H model, and the newer J model close by.

Bankrupt N.J. casino set to shut doors

posted: 09/02/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel.

Demand readied for new audit of water association, election

posted: 09/02/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

A Carroll County woman who successfully sued her local water association on Freedom of Information Act grounds in May is demanding a new audit of the association, along with the election of additional members to the association's board of directors.

Providers seek data analysis

posted: 09/02/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

When James Zini opened his medical practice in Mountain View 36 years ago, electronic health records and data analysis weren't part of the practice.

Fort Smith gets water-fluoridation grant

posted: 09/02/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith has lined up a grant for $1.8 million to buy and install equipment necessary to fluoridate its water system, which serves 160,000 people. The process is expected to be finished in the spring of 2016.

ASU coaches sigh after injury report

posted: 09/02/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Arkansas State offensive coordinator Walt Bell joked last week about wrapping junior Michael Gordon up in bubble-wrap in hopes of protecting ASU only experienced running back.

Falling into place

posted: 09/02/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

September is the fall guy of the year. Daylight dwindles, chuck wagons reel, bees bumble, steam engines huff, and leaves come tumblin' down.

What's in a Dame: Quartet of souls hearten a sister

posted: 09/02/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

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Philander Smith locks down Sunday after chase, police say

posted: 09/01/2014 1:06 p.m. Discuss

Philander Smith College on Sunday locked down its dormitories for an hour and a half after three students led police on a chase through campus, Little Rock police said Monday.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

posted: 09/01/2014 10:21 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

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