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Resume probed, Wal-Mart exec quits

posted: 09/17/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Wal-Mart's spokesman, 40-year-old David Tovar, is leaving the company at the end of the month after the world's largest retailer discovered he falsely listed a bachelor's degree on his resume.

Senate bill gives farmers loan lull

posted: 09/17/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' U.S. senators, John Boozman and Mark Pryor, on Tuesday filed a bill called the Farmer Flexibility Act of 2014 that could protect farmers who have sold their grain but did not get payment before the buyer filed for bankruptcy.

Seasoned traveler

posted: 09/17/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Here is the wildest, craziest, most mind-blowing fact about cardamom: Not only is it a spice that is used in savory and sweet dishes, it is an important ingredient in the cuisines of India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Scandinavia.

Transitional conversations

posted: 09/17/2014 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Home is where the heart is. Home sweet home. I want to go home. And, as Jane Austen wrote, "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."

23 arrested, 2 at large in LR-based drug-trafficking indictment

posted: 09/16/2014 6:02 p.m. Discuss

Twenty-three people were arrested Tuesday on charges of drug, weapons and money laundering after an almost two-year investigation of a Little Rock-based drug-trafficking organization.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck near Baseline Road delays westbound I-30 traffic

posted: 09/16/2014 4:01 p.m. Discuss

Westbound Interstate 30 traffic was delayed for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon after an accident near the Baseline Road exit.

Freight-brokerage firm to open facility in Lowell

posted: 09/16/2014 3:01 p.m. Discuss

A national freight-brokerage firm announced Tuesday that it is opening a facility in Lowell, which it says will create about 50 jobs for Arkansans.

Multiple disability-rights demonstrators arrested on second day of protests

updated: 09/16/2014 2:38 p.m. Comments 8

Multiple members of a national disabilities-rights organization were arrested in different parts of Little Rock on Tuesday, the second day of the group's protests in the city.

N.Y.: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda

posted: 09/16/2014 1 p.m. Comment 1

New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda.

McDaniel released from UAMS

posted: 09/16/2014 12:42 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been released from a Little Rock hospital after having been admitted for a reaction to a new blood-pressure medication.

General: If campaign fails, ground troops possible in Iraq

posted: 09/16/2014 11:10 a.m. Comments 2

The nation’s top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama’s expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails.

Top 4 finalists named for teacher award

posted: 09/16/2014 11:09 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday announced the four state finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year, the state Department of Education said in a statement.

A pie recipe for fall

posted: 09/16/2014 10:58 a.m. Discuss

To celebrate the impending arrival of fall, Food editor Kelly Brant baked a pie. But not just any pie. Not one of the usual autumn pies. Not pumpkin. Not apple. Not pear. Not pecan. She baked a maple pie.

Police investigate after Little Rock man shot in car

posted: 09/16/2014 10:58 a.m. Comments 3

A 20-year-old Little Rock man was shot Monday night in his car at a parking lot on Reservoir Road.

Making a plan for elderly parents

posted: 09/16/2014 10:42 a.m. Discuss

Home is where the heart is. Home sweet home. I want to go home. And, as Jane Austen wrote, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”

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