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Obama says U.S. shares Saudi concerns about Yemen instability

posted: 09/04/2015 11:05 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. shares Saudi Arabia's concerns about Yemen and the need to restore an inclusive and functioning government.

Fayetteville group appeals ruling on anti-discrimination measure

posted: 09/04/2015 10:22 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Opponents of a northwest Arkansas city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity say they're appealing a judge's decision to allow a vote on the measure next week.

New Oklahoma wind farm provides electricity to Arkansas utility

posted: 09/04/2015 9:51 a.m. Discuss

HENNEPIN, Okla. — Officials have dedicated a new $250 million wind farm in south-central Oklahoma that is providing electricity to an Arkansas utility.

U.S. employers add 173,000 jobs in August, rate falls to 5.1%

posted: 09/04/2015 7:35 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate tumbled to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, complicating the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision whether to raise rates in two weeks.

REVIEW: Shoeless Kelly Clarkson is a star

posted: 09/04/2015 6:16 a.m. Discuss

It's one thing to know Kelly Clarkson generally performs without shoes. It's another thing to see the first American Idol winner walk out from behind a dramatically opening stage set, glamorously backlit, before a Verizon Arena crowd of 4,500 in a glittery dress and bare feet.

Hungary begets new standoff

updated: 09/04/2015 4:20 a.m. Comment 1

Thousands of migrants surged into a Budapest train station Thursday when police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance, but the surprise move produced only a new swirl of confusion and anger as some migrants found themselves tricked into taking a train to a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers.

Road group lets fuel-tax bump reach the table

updated: 09/04/2015 4:18 a.m. Discuss

A group asked by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to develop options for new sources of state money for road and bridge construction is examining a preliminary proposal that would include a tax increase on motor fuel.

Cause of teen's injury at lockup in dispute

posted: 09/04/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

The cause of a teenager's broken collarbone at a south Arkansas juvenile-treatment center remains in dispute three months after it happened.

Trump promises GOP he'll shun 3rd-party run

updated: 09/04/2015 4:13 a.m. Comment 1

Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee -- whoever it may be.

Russia delays U.N. on new panel

updated: 09/04/2015 4:11 a.m. Discuss

Russia is holding up Security Council approval to establish a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time.

Pope's U.S. visit poses security challenges

updated: 09/04/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

Those planning security for the New York City leg of the United States visit of Pope Francis have circled Sept. 25 on their calendars, preparing for a busier day than usual.

Clinton ex-aide urged to testify

posted: 09/04/2015 4 a.m. Comments 9

Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the staff member has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify.

Netanyahu still resists Iran deal

updated: 09/04/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will keep campaigning against the Iran nuclear accord even though President Barack Obama has enlisted congressional support in the U.S. to ensure its passage, Israeli officials said.

Image of drowned boy strikes chord worldwide

updated: 09/04/2015 3:45 a.m. Discuss

The 3-year-old in blue shorts and a red T-shirt photographed facedown in the surf set out for Europe only after Canada had rejected his family's refugee application, a Canadian lawmaker said.

Will pay fine within a year, ex-broker says

posted: 09/04/2015 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

The broker whose license was revoked after he bribed the Arkansas treasurer has promised to pay his related $20,000 fine within a year to avoid possible court sanctions.

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