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REVIEW: McCartney treats Arkansas crowd to show of massive proportions

posted: 05/01/2016 6:30 a.m. Comment 1

So it took Paul, oops, make that Sir Paul, McCartney a few decades to work Arkansas into his busy performance schedule. No worries — that just meant he had more material to pick from when he finally did deign to drop in.

State Republicans convene, select 12 to go to Cleveland

updated: 05/01/2016 4:39 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of Arkansas Republicans in four cities gathered Saturday morning to elect 12 delegates for their party's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland.

I-30 project stirs public to speak up

posted: 05/01/2016 4:38 a.m. Comment 1

People are still talking about the Interstate 30 project in central Arkansas.

Baghdad in emergency

posted: 05/01/2016 4:34 a.m. Discuss

A state of emergency was declared Saturday after protesters burst into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, where key buildings -- including the U.S. Embassy -- are located, and stormed Iraq's parliament.

Budget, then can go home, legislators say

updated: 05/01/2016 4:31 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas legislative leaders hope to pass a fiscal 2017 general-revenue budget and wrap up action in the state's fourth-ever fiscal session by the end of this week.

In Syria's Aleppo, violence unabated

updated: 05/01/2016 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.

Obama fires off zingers at dinner

posted: 05/01/2016 4:26 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama on Saturday night got one more chance to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Houston can't make pollution laws, state court rules

updated: 05/01/2016 4:15 a.m. Discuss

Houston's efforts to use local clean-air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.

China firm on demands to Japan

updated: 05/01/2016 4:12 a.m. Discuss

China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.

Williams, Collins lead late selections

posted: 05/01/2016 4:08 a.m. Comment 1

Former Arkansas tailbacks Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins, who rushed for 4,216 rushing yards in the same backfield for two years, were both taken in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Better-educated migrants gain edge in Germany

updated: 05/01/2016 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German.

Dixon frustrated, pleased with pick

posted: 05/01/2016 4:02 a.m. Discuss

Kenneth Dixon's record-breaking college career came to an end four months ago against a team from his home state.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Breaking even

posted: 05/01/2016 3:57 a.m. Discuss

A long Saturday of baseball at Baum Stadium ended in a split between Arkansas and Texas A&M.

Bentonville festival to feature 70 films

updated: 05/01/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

There will be some changes in the Bentonville Film Festival's sophomore year.

Panel starts work on salute for Arkansans' roles in WWI

posted: 05/01/2016 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Long overshadowed by more visible remembrances of other wars, Arkansas' stories of World War I will be given more public attention over the next two years.

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