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Border wall models thwart U.S. commandos in tests

posted: 01/19/2018 10:12 a.m. Comments 2

SAN DIEGO — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity, Olympics organizers say

updated: 01/19/2018 10:04 a.m. Discuss

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that "much more exciting initiatives" promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend.

Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

posted: 01/19/2018 10 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.

Part of Arkansas at risk for severe weather this weekend, forecasters say

posted: 01/19/2018 9:30 a.m. Discuss

Much of western Arkansas faces a marginal risk for storms to turn severe this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The Recruiting Guy: Athlete Issac Stoops expected to make unofficial visit to Arkansas

posted: 01/19/2018 9:15 a.m. Discuss

Stoops said he is looking forward to seeing the campus, facilities and spending time with a coaching staff with which he is familiar.

The Recruiting Guy: Noland comments on trip to Italy, upcoming visit to the Hill

posted: 01/19/2018 9 a.m. Discuss

Greenwood quarterback Connor Noland and his family traveled to Rome for a vacation, and it allowed him a chance to sign his national letter of intent at the Colosseum.

Arkansan dies in head-on crash with truck; 29-year-old was trying to pass other vehicle, police say

posted: 01/19/2018 8:28 a.m. Comment 1

An Arkansas man died after he struck an oncoming semi-truck while trying to pass another vehicle on a highway Thursday, state police said.

The Recruiting Guy: Hogs hosting 9 official visitors, 1 unofficial

posted: 01/19/2018 8:26 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Coach Chad Morris and his staff are hosting nine official visitors and one on an unofficial visit this weekend.

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

posted: 01/19/2018 8:05 a.m. Discuss

DURHAM, N.C. — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region.

In sex-assault poll, 31 percent of respondents at University of Arkansas report unwanted contact

posted: 01/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

When asked, 31 percent of student respondents at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville said they'd been sexually assaulted since arriving on campus, according to a survey conducted by a UA professor last year.

No right in constitution for Arkansans to sue government, justices decide

posted: 01/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansans have no right to file a lawsuit against their state government, even where the Legislature has given them permission to, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled in a split decision Thursday that overturned two decades of case law.

5 protesters, including Arkansas immigrant, arrested outside Sen. Tom Cotton's D.C. office

posted: 01/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

WASHINGTON -- Five protesters, including one Arkansas immigrant, were arrested Thursday morning outside the office of U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton on Capitol Hill.

Police name 3 North Little Rock officers who fired shots at teen during struggle, killing him

posted: 01/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock Police Department on Thursday released the names of three officers who fired shots at an armed 17-year-old who died during a traffic stop earlier this month.

Witnesses in Little Rock nightclub shooting report shouts of 'Crip,' 'Bloods' before gunfire

posted: 01/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

Court records released Thursday show that witnesses at the Power Ultra Lounge shooting in July heard an argument and people yelling "Crip" and "Bloods" before gunfire plunged the crowded Little Rock nightclub into chaos.

Thinned by flu-like symptoms, Arkansas school district cancels classes

posted: 01/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A large number of absences for students with flu-like symptoms prompted the Russellville School District to cancel classes today.

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