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No homeland funding deal in the wind

updated: 03/01/2015 9:32 p.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON -- The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand.

Kerry: Give U.S. 'benefit of the doubt' in Iran talks

updated: 03/01/2015 8:17 p.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.

Guns on campus, prisons on agenda

updated: 03/01/2015 8:16 p.m. Comment 1

Prison space, parole changes, guns on college campuses and proposed constitutional amendments stand to dominate legislators' time this week.

Long, Zinkus seize 2015 Little Rock Marathon titles

posted: 03/01/2015 12:15 p.m. Gallery Comment 1

Despite dreary weather conditions and a challenging course, Yao Long and Angie Zinkus conquered their first Little Rock Marathon on Sunday.

Runners hit streets for 13th Little Rock Marathon

posted: 03/01/2015 8:53 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

About 10,000 athletes were greeted with cloudy conditions and a cold drizzle Sunday morning as they took to the streets of Little Rock for the 13th annual Little Rock Marathon.

Bill lifts limit on convict records

posted: 03/01/2015 3:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock senator is pushing legislation that would require state prison and parole officials to open their books and provide more public information on offenders.

No doubt about it

posted: 03/01/2015 3:07 a.m. Comment 1

What was supposed to be the SEC's marquee basketball game of the season turned into another Kentucky rout.

Scouting the truth

posted: 03/01/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

MONROEVILLE, Ala. -- Would you like to understand how the "new" Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman, came to be billed as a long-lost, blockbuster sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird -- one of the definitive books of the American 20th century -- when, by all the known facts, it's an uneven first draft that was never considered for publication?

Farmers plant hopes for growth on co-op

posted: 03/01/2015 2:17 a.m. Comment 1

CEDARVILLE -- It took more than five years of farming before Jeremy Prater could pay himself a salary.

Kremlin foes grieve death, point fingers

updated: 02/28/2015 9:51 p.m. Comment 1

MOSCOW -- Russian opposition leaders on Saturday accused the Kremlin of being behind the death of a figure of post-Soviet politics, Boris Nemtsov, as they struggled to come to grips with the highest-profile assassination of President Vladimir Putin's 15 years in power.

Obama-Netanyahu history long strained

updated: 02/28/2015 8:34 p.m. Comments 12

WASHINGTON -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.

State's same-sex marriage dispute now a clash of courts, experts say

updated: 02/28/2015 8:34 p.m. Comments 7

As a federal judge considers whether to lift a stay on her ruling outlawing Arkansas' bans on same-sex marriage, creating the potential for a second round of same-sex marriages until the issue is decided nationally, the Arkansas Supreme Court still hasn't ruled on an appeal of a similar state-court ruling.

Poor find UA costs an uphill struggle

updated: 02/28/2015 8:34 p.m. Comments 12

FAYETTEVILLE -- Gerald Mitchell planned for years to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

State payments to legislators up

updated: 02/28/2015 7:28 p.m. Comments 3

The state's payments to state lawmakers for per diem, mileage, travel and office expenses increased by $190,000, or 5 percent, in 2014 over 2012.

Hogs cancel Sunday game, schedule Monday doubleheader

posted: 02/28/2015 7:17 p.m. Comment 1

Arkansas will be snowed out for the second consecutive day Sunday.

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