posted: 03/09/2014 10:14 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A sure sign that spring is on the horizon: daylight saving time has arrived.
posted: 03/09/2014 10:12 a.m.
ANAHEIM, California — A stage at a Southern California high school collapsed during a student event and 30-40 people were rushed to hospitals with mainly minor injuries, authorities said.
posted: 03/09/2014 10:10 a.m.
AMHERST, Mass. — A pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts spiraled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual "Blarney Blowout." More than 70 people were arrested and four officers were injured in the clashes.
posted: 03/09/2014 10:07 a.m.
BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomber set off his explosive-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint Sunday in southern Iraq, the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed 42 people, officials said. The violence, which comes a few weeks before scheduled elections, is the latest by insurgents bent on destabilizing the country.
posted: 03/09/2014 9:42 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — As separatists in Crimea kept up pressure for unification with Moscow, Ukraine on Sunday solemnly commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its greatest poet, with the prime minister vowing not to give up "a single centimeter" of Ukrainian territory.
posted: 03/09/2014 9:39 a.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — International intelligence agencies joined the investigation Sunday into two passengers who boarded the missing Boeing 777 jetliner with stolen passports, as Malaysian authorities said radar images showed the plane may have turned back before vanishing.
posted: 03/09/2014 5:04 a.m.
Even as Russia and Ukraine signaled a modest willingness Saturday to seek a diplomatic resolution to the widening crisis over Crimea, there were new reports of Russian reinforcements there, and Russia raised the possibility of suspending inspections required under arms-control treaties because of stepped-up operations by NATO.
posted: 03/09/2014 5 a.m.
More Republicans than Democrats filed for state and federal offices this year, and officials for the parties disagree on what it portends for the Nov. 4 general election.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:57 a.m.
Investigators trying to find out Saturday what happened to a Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared over the Gulf of Thailand were examining the usual causes of plane crashes: mechanical failure, pilot error and bad weather. But after learning that two of the passengers possessed stolen passports, the possibility of foul play entered the equation.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:53 a.m.
Arkansas school districts are approaching an April 1 deadline for notifying the state whether they will claim an exemption for the 2014-15 academic year to a school choice law that enables students to attend schools outside their home districts.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:49 a.m.
The farm bill signed by President Barack Obama last month was at first glance the usual boon for soybean growers, catfish farmers and their ilk. But closer examination reveals that the nation’s agriculture policy is increasingly more whole grain than white bread.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:35 a.m.
In just 18 months, employee morale at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has improved dramatically, according to a recent survey conducted by an independent opinion research company.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:34 a.m.
Pulaski County residents have until Tuesday evening to vote on a countywide 1.9-mill increase that would create a tax district for the first time for the state’s largest two-year college.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:29 a.m.
Arkansas is fortunate its game at Alabama on Saturday wasn’t televised and available only on the internet.
posted: 03/09/2014 4:26 a.m.
Steve Shields’ adage as coach of the UALR men’s basketball team has been that it is at its best when it limits three-point attempts to less than 15 each game.