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Annihilation 'in sight' for ISIS, Trump says

updated: 10/22/2017 3:59 a.m. Comments 2

STERLING, Va. -- President Donald Trump says the end of the Islamic State "is in sight" after the militant group was driven out of Raqqa, its self-declared capital in Syria.

Spain puts forth plan to prevent secession

updated: 10/22/2017 3:54 a.m. Discuss

BARCELONA, Spain -- The confrontation over Catalonia's independence drive escalated Saturday as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced he would remove the leadership of the restive region and initiate a process of direct rule by the central government in Madrid.

E-filing opt-outs few for Arkansas hopefuls

posted: 10/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

State Rep. DeAnn Vaught filed an affidavit with the secretary of state's office on Aug. 22 in which she said that she didn't have access to the technology needed to submit her campaign-finance reports in electronic form, so she agreed to file on paper for the rest of the 2018 election cycle.

As costs go down, sun power rises in state

posted: 10/22/2017 3:52 a.m. Discuss

RUSSELLVILLE -- In the shadow of factories and white plumes of air from the Nuclear One power plant, 30 solar panels sit atop Joshua's Fine Jewelry in downtown Russellville.

54 Egypt police reported slain in militants’ ambush

updated: 10/22/2017 3:51 a.m. Discuss

CAIRO -- At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.

Trump to allow release of classified JFK documents

updated: 10/22/2017 3:44 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has decided not to block the release of a final batch of thousands of classified government documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Trump announced on Twitter on Saturday morning.

NAACP promotes interim leader to guide civil-rights group

updated: 10/22/2017 3:42 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation's oldest civil-rights organization back to prominence.

Bannon speech hits back at Bush

updated: 10/22/2017 3:41 a.m. Comment 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House.

Disabled-student policy papers pulled

updated: 10/22/2017 3:40 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the effort by President Donald Trump's administration to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.

Somalia readies for war on terror

updated: 10/22/2017 3:37 a.m. Discuss

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia's president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the country's deadliest attack, as the death toll reached 358 with dozens still said to be missing a week after the truck bombing in Mogadishu.

Search's goal is photos of fallen

posted: 10/22/2017 3:24 a.m. Discuss

On the 22nd panel of the western portion of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., the names of two Arkansans are etched next to each other.

Hotelier opposes NLR tax plan

posted: 10/22/2017 3:22 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock's predominant hotel owner said a proposed 1 percentage point increase in the city's lodging tax would hurt hotels and that a planned downtown plaza will be more trouble than it's worth.

U.N. finds use for NLR professor's video game skills

posted: 10/22/2017 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Mark Barnes played Minecraft nearly every day after he got his hands on an early-release copy of the video game.

Cornbread fans mob LR's Main

posted: 10/22/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

To sweeten or not to sweeten, that was the question debated by foodies who scarfed a smorgasbord of cornbread Saturday afternoon in downtown Little Rock.

O'Neal, Kordsmeier fill two editor posts at paper

posted: 10/22/2017 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Rachel O'Neal has been named editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Sunday High Profile section, and Jim Kordsmeier has replaced O'Neal as the newspaper's business editor.






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