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State covered in snow, ice; temperatures dive

posted: 03/05/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

A cold front came slower into Arkansas than expected Wednesday, bringing rain followed by heavy snow, sleet and gusty winds. At least one Arkansan died in a traffic accident.

Health care subsidy battle aired in court

updated: 03/05/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court took up a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

Lawyer: Client bombed marathon

updated: 03/05/2015 4:02 a.m. Discuss

A lawyer for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a jury Wednesday that her client and his brother carried out the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon almost two years ago.

Panel OKs trims, new requirements for lottery scholars

updated: 03/05/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Legislation that would trim the size of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship for future recipients in their first year of college and change the eligibility requirements advanced Wednesday through the Senate Education Committee.

'Re-homed' by legislator, girl, 6, sexually assaulted

posted: 03/05/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

State Rep. Justin Harris let his two adopted daughters live with a man who later sexually assaulted the older, 6-year-old girl, the lawmaker said Wednesday, confirming a story first reported by the Arkansas Times.

At least 17 dead after gas blast in Ukrainian mine

updated: 03/05/2015 3:56 a.m. Discuss

A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 17 workers, officials said.

No new gay nuptials in Alabama

posted: 03/05/2015 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Alabama’s stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state’s highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to homosexuals.

Realtor-death suspect to act as own lawyer

posted: 03/05/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville man accused with his wife of kidnapping and killing a real estate agent who vanished while showing a home will represent himself at trial despite a judge's warning that he doesn't know enough about court procedure to defend himself on capital-murder and kidnapping charges.

Judge keeps same-sex stay, says appeals court in control

posted: 03/05/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge refused Wednesday to lift a stay on carrying out her Nov. 25 ruling declaring the state's bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, saying she believes the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now has jurisdiction of the case.

SEC WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT: Day starts little early as wintry mix hits area

posted: 03/05/2015 3 a.m. Gallery Discuss

It wasn't the kind of start officials had hoped for going into the SEC Women's Tournament.

Gamecocks more ready for this crack with Hogs

posted: 03/05/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

South Carolina has more depth on its roster than when the Gamecocks played Arkansas a month ago and lost 75-55 at Walton Arena

Ex-Hogs show out for scouts

posted: 03/05/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

There was no shortage of highlights Wednesday during Arkansas' annual pro day at the Walker Pavilion.

McDonald's, Tyson target antibiotics

posted: 03/05/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods is working with the McDonald's Corp. to eliminate certain types of antibiotics from the chicken that ends up on fast-food trays nationwide.

Private payrolls swell by 212,000

posted: 03/05/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 03/05/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

1 'CHIM CHIM CHER-EE' A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down as the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Sixth and Main streets, Little Rock, stages the musical Mary Poppins, Friday-April 12.

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