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U.S. cites Afghan attack blunders

updated: 04/30/2016 4:38 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Human error, violations of combat rules and equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."

More lawmakers in GOP see Trump as only hope

posted: 04/30/2016 4:33 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept and even embrace an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee.

Teen birthrate hits low; Arkansas trails

updated: 04/30/2016 4:29 a.m. Comments 5

The birthrate among American teenagers, once at crisis levels in the 1990s, has fallen to an all-time low, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Storms cut power, flood roads

posted: 04/30/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Several rounds of storms raked the state Friday, flooding roads with heavy rains and knocking down power lines, and more inclement weather is expected today, National Weather Service meteorologists said.

Jury acquits dentist of sexually assaulting girl

posted: 04/30/2016 3:50 a.m. Comment 1

A Pulaski County jury on Friday acquitted Little Rock dentist Jose Turcios, who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl during an appointment.

Music review: Underwood show showcases talent still fit for an Idol

posted: 04/30/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

TV's American Idol has hung up its microphone for good, but Carrie Underwood, one of the show's brightest products, marches on.

2016 NFL DRAFT: Henry catches on with Chargers at 35

posted: 04/30/2016 2:58 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Hunter Henry did not have to wait long Friday to hear his named called.

ArcBest reports $6.1M loss

posted: 04/30/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Trucking company ArcBest Corp., based in Fort Smith, lost $6.1 million in the first quarter, the company reported Friday.

P.A.M. revenue up; net off 46%

posted: 04/30/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. reported first-quarter income of $2.9 million, down 46.3 percent from the previous year.

Chemicals, not oil, drive Exxon profits

posted: 04/30/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Exxon Mobil beat analyst estimates for first-quarter results as a jump in earnings from its chemicals segment cushioned the blow from tumbling prices for oil and natural gas.

Quapaw tour heads to Hillcrest

posted: 04/30/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Perched on a hill, bearing a stately stone exterior, expansive front porch and cone-roofed turret, it's a home befitting a family that is indelibly linked to the Little Rock business community's history.

Cradduck pleads no contest; gets probation

posted: 04/30/2016 1 a.m. Comment 1

BENTONVILLE -- Kelley Cradduck pleaded no contest Friday to one of the criminal charges that drove the former Benton County sheriff from office.

Washington County fires whistle-blower; grievance filed

posted: 04/30/2016 1 a.m. Comments 4

FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County's Road Department has fired an employee who repeatedly has pointed out mistakes made within the department.

Northwest Arkansas Community College president gets contract extension

posted: 04/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- A three-year contract extension that takes effect July 1 for Northwest Arkansas Community College's president does not include a salary increase.

School of Innovation plans for move to new Springdale campus

posted: 04/30/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- A new school year for the Don Tyson School of Innovation will come with the addition of an online program, a move to a permanent campus and a greater focus on career education.

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