updated: 06/19/2013 12:49 p.m.
A Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a 15-year-old suspect made a "split second" decision to open fire when he realized the car the teen was driving was "fixing to run over him," a defense attorney said Wednesday during opening statements in the trial of Josh Hastings.
updated: 06/19/2013 12:36 p.m.
People were evacuated from University of Arkansas buildings Wednesday morning after a gas line ruptured on Dickson Street near the Hillside Auditorium. The leak was fixed and the evacuation ended shortly after noon, according to a Twitter message from the University.
posted: 06/19/2013 11:28 a.m.
The Central Arkansas Library System is considering naming their newest addition, a children's library, in honor of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
posted: 06/19/2013 11:19 a.m.
MEMPHIS — FedEx Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit fell 45 percent as international customers traded down to less-expensive delivery options.
posted: 06/19/2013 11:03 a.m.
Hot-air balloon pilots from across the country are floating into Little Rock for the second annual Great War Memorial Balloon Race starting Friday, Tina Parker writes in Thursday's Arkansas Weekend section.
updated: 06/19/2013 10:38 a.m.
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A search of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, an FBI agent announced Wednesday as authorities ended the dig.
updated: 06/19/2013 10:29 a.m.
BERLIN — Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time."
posted: 06/19/2013 10:12 a.m.
MILAN — A Milan court has convicted the designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion.
posted: 06/19/2013 9:58 a.m.
WASHINGTON — After three decades of fighting the culture wars from within the Washington establishment, the conservative Family Research Council decided that it needed a fresh, new face to reach outside and cultivate the grass roots.
posted: 06/19/2013 9 a.m.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
posted: 06/19/2013 8:08 a.m.
KABUL — Afghanistan's president says he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations and the militant group stops its violent attacks on the ground.
posted: 06/19/2013 8:06 a.m.
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's deputy prime minister gave a nod of approval to a new form of peaceful resistance that is spreading through Turkey on Wednesday as police were questioning dozens of people rounded up in police raids.
posted: 06/19/2013 7:43 a.m.
BERLIN — President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.
posted: 06/19/2013 7:26 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named Paula Casey as its interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school.
posted: 06/19/2013 7:15 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas panel is reviewing the rules for enforcing a new state law that will require voters to show photo identification at the polls before they can cast a ballot.