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Allstate brings the reality of distracted driving to light

posted: 07/27/2014 11:13 a.m. Gallery Comments 3

Outside the Traveler’s game Saturday night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, people were being encouraged to text and drive, as long as they were willing to face the consequences.

Hamas agrees to 24-hour holiday truce in Gaza war

posted: 07/27/2014 10:35 a.m. Discuss

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas on Sunday agreed to observe a 24-hour truce in Gaza after initially rejecting a similar Israeli offer, as fighting resumed and the two sides wrangled over the terms of a lull that international diplomats had hoped could be expanded into a more sustainable truce.

Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

posted: 07/27/2014 10:34 a.m. Discuss

DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

posted: 07/27/2014 10:33 a.m. Comments 7

WASHINGTON — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises.

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

posted: 07/27/2014 10:32 a.m. Discuss

MONROVIA, Liberia — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the deadly disease.

Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

posted: 07/27/2014 10:31 a.m. Discuss

GENOA, Italy — The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped.

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

posted: 07/27/2014 10:30 a.m. Discuss

BAMAKO, Mali — A French embassy spokesman says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed last week in northern Mali will be transferred to France for analysis.

American doctor in Africa gets treatment for Ebola

posted: 07/27/2014 10:28 a.m. Discuss

BOONE, N.C. — A spokeswoman for an aid organization says an American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Africa after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

posted: 07/27/2014 10:27 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has ruled that the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional.

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

posted: 07/27/2014 10:26 a.m. Discuss

PHILADELPHIA — A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex has been charged with murder.

Fire teams battle 2 fast-moving California blazes

posted: 07/27/2014 10:25 a.m. Discuss

PLYMOUTH, Calif. — Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

posted: 07/27/2014 10:24 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

posted: 07/27/2014 10:05 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.

Hamas ends truce; rockets fly

posted: 07/27/2014 5:36 a.m. Comments 3

Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza fighting.

U.S. evacuates mission in Libya

posted: 07/27/2014 5:31 a.m. Discuss

The State Department on Saturday evacuated all U.S. personnel from its embassy in Libya after clashes among rival militias in the capital intensified in recent days in the vicinity of the diplomatic mission, officials said.


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