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Flash flood warning in effect in western Arkansas counties

posted: 05/24/2015 10:51 a.m. Discuss

A flash flood warning is in effect in seven western Arkansas counties as a large area of thunderstorms moves into the area.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

posted: 05/24/2015 10:30 a.m. Discuss

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.

Streets calm after 71 arrested in Cleveland protests

posted: 05/24/2015 10:10 a.m. Discuss

CLEVELAND — The streets returned to calm Sunday after police arrested dozens of demonstrators overnight when protests grew increasingly aggressive in the wake of a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.

John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

posted: 05/24/2015 10:07 a.m. Discuss

TRENTON, N.J. — The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind" has died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86.

Residents rescued from flooded homes in Texas, Oklahoma

posted: 05/24/2015 9:12 a.m. Discuss

WIMBERLEY, Texas — Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma has led to numerous evacuations and rescues and the death of a firefighter.

Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

posted: 05/24/2015 9:05 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capital

Degree seekers stepping up pace

posted: 05/24/2015 3:57 a.m. Discuss

The number of degree seekers at the state’s public universities remains steady, but those students are now graduating more quickly.

Call-data collecting by NSA begins ebb

updated: 05/24/2015 3:55 a.m. Comment 1

The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

For survivor, changing laws, lives now a calling

posted: 05/24/2015 3:54 a.m. Comment 1

Laura Webb was lost in thought.

Families, U.S. face off over graveyard fence

updated: 05/24/2015 3:53 a.m. Comment 1

Arlis Jones found a herd of elk grazing on his mother's grave.

Competition to put robots to test

posted: 05/24/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

It's 6 feet 2 inches tall, with laser eyes and vise-grip hands. It can walk over a mess of jagged cinder blocks, cut a hole in a wall, even drive a car. And soon, Leo, Lockheed Martin's humanoid robot, will move from the development lab to a boot camp for robots, where a platoon's worth of the semiautonomous mechanical species will be tested to see whether they can be all they can be.

Oil pipeline in leak lacked auto shut-off

posted: 05/24/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

Officer acquitted in Ohio deaths

posted: 05/24/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

A white patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed, black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the Cleveland officer alone fired the fatal shots.

Militants enter Palmyra museum

updated: 05/24/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of Palmyra, though a Syrian official said its artifacts have been removed and are safe, while the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes on the group's installations near the captured ancient town -- the first such attack reported in the central province of Homs.

Riverfest visitors from near, far

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

Underneath a "Greetings from Little Rock" sign in Riverfront Park, Riverfest attendees took pictures of themselves as if they were on a postcard.

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