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U.S. petitions China to help slap N. Korea

updated: 12/21/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama's administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the "proportional response" that Obama promised to make the North pay for the assault on Sony Pictures.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Verizon ‘T’ party

posted: 12/21/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas forward Bobby Portis had a happier homecoming than Southeast Missouri State Coach Dickey Nutt Saturday night in front of 11,375 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

A foot in door -- literarily speaking

posted: 12/21/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Some fans of Ernest Hemingway said they hope the new policy on Cuba announced Wednesday will mean a chance for more people to visit the Nobel Prize-winning author's most well-known home.

Bound and punished

posted: 12/21/2014 3:09 a.m. Comment 1

Sitting in the restraint at the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center, the girl could barely move.

Schools rethinking gifts to lawmakers

posted: 12/21/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Nearly two weeks after voters approved a constitutional amendment barring state elected officials from accepting certain gifts from lobbyists, a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville urged 33 lawmakers, who received free parking permits in October for football games, to consult their attorneys about the matter.

Whistleblowers say fear of reprisal thwarts proper care for vets

posted: 12/21/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

At any hospital, patient safety and quality of care depend on the willingness of medical workers to identify problems. The goal is for medical workers to be free to speak bluntly to -- and about -- higher-ups without being ignored or punished.

Philip Edwin Kaplan

posted: 12/21/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

’Tis the season for that annual KUAR-FM, 89.1 public radio kibitz klatch, the Two Jewish Guys Chanukah Special, that “Little Rock Christmas tradition.” Where is it?

Paper Trails: New series shows fare from state

posted: 12/21/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

MEATY SUBJECT: The new National Geographic Channel series Eric Greenspan is Hungry focuses its cameras on Arkansas in an episode airing at 6 p.m. Monday. The new show explores authentic American food by visiting with those who grow, hunt and cook it.

Get involved, Beebe tells UA grads

posted: 12/21/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Gov. Mike Beebe encouraged graduates of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to get involved in politics.

Teachers search for tools to help kids take new tests

posted: 12/21/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

When seventh-graders take the state's new computer-based standardized test in literacy next spring, not only will they see traditional reading passages but also videos and animations on monitors.

UA art students to get new digs

posted: 12/21/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

A new off-campus home for University of Arkansas at Fayetteville students' sculpture work will create what the university is calling an Art and Design District near a section of the city's trail system in south Fayetteville.

Circuit courts in Arkansas owed millions

posted: 12/21/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Millions of dollars in fines, costs and restitution from felony criminal cases are owed to circuit courts throughout Arkansas.

Inside the box

posted: 12/21/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

“Too much is never enough.” — Miss Piggy “I want it all and I want it now.” — from “I Want It All” by Queen Neither of the above quotations is about the abundance of musical boxed sets and "complete" recordings collections that flood the market during the Christmas shopping season, but both fit like a needle in a vinyl record groove.

Gun-maker gets shot to upgrade a classic

posted: 12/21/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

BERRYVILLE -- Custom gun-maker Wilson Combat is teaming up with Beretta USA to produce an upgraded version of an iconic military handgun.

California Danish

posted: 12/21/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

As a Southern California native with a Danish dad and the tongue-twisting Danish name "Solvej," I've always been asked, somewhat cheekily, "Hey! Do you know the town Solvang?"

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