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Medicaid's loss at hand for 26,500

posted: 08/01/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

The latest estimate of Medicaid recipients who stand to lose their health coverage today is 26,500, about 6,500 fewer than state officials expected Monday.

U.N. faults Greece on influx

posted: 08/01/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

Greek authorities need to "wake up" and do more to adequately accommodate a burgeoning number of foreign arrivals that has become a full-blown humanitarian emergency requiring a natural disaster-like response, a senior official with the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

Report upbraids St. Louis County

updated: 08/01/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

The Justice Department said Friday that the juvenile justice system in St. Louis County, Mo., treats black youths more harshly than white youths and deprives all low-income youths accused of crimes -- no matter what race -- of their basic constitutional rights.

Guard shifting units from state

posted: 08/01/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas National Guard announced Friday that it was transferring units -- but not guardsmen -- to other states under a restructuring plan.

Jonesboro fire ruins downtown building

posted: 08/01/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Fire destroyed a downtown Jonesboro building that housed a spa and four apartments, and heavy smoke forced the closure of the Craighead County Courthouse and nearby businesses Friday.

Exxon: Refuse utility in spill suit

posted: 08/01/2015 3:42 a.m. Discuss

An Exxon Mobil filing in U.S. District Court on Friday urged the judge considering a proposed settlement among the state, the U.S. Justice Department and the oil giant to disregard a letter from Central Arkansas Water that sought a delay or rejection of the deal.

Plea innocent for now in S.C. slaughter

updated: 08/01/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.

Lessons through a lens

posted: 08/01/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Summertime and movies seem like a natural pairing, offering respite from the heat and a couple of hours of entertainment. At some Little Rock churches, movies offer more than laughter and tears. They can be a source of theological lessons.

Ebola vaccine scores high marks

updated: 08/01/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Merck & Co.'s vaccine for Ebola is "highly effective," according to an interim analysis from a panel of experts who recommended that a late-stage trial should continue.

Palestinian homes torched; toddler dies

updated: 08/01/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Arsonists set fire to two Palestinian homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday, burning a toddler alive and injuring three others in an attack that authorities say was most likely carried out by Jewish extremists.

Hog Futures Dre Greenlaw: ‘Big Play’ potential

posted: 08/01/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Dre Greenlaw earned the nickname "Big Play Dre" during his time at Fayetteville High School.

Pettersen in control at soggy Turnberry

posted: 08/01/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

The second day of the Women's British Open was all about Suzann Pettersen.

Seahawks wrap up their QB

posted: 08/01/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that wasn't just for show, quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks.

Children's given site for NW hospital

posted: 08/01/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Children's Hospital plans to build a hospital in Springdale on land donated by Gary and Robin George, a hospital spokesman said recently.

EU to probe FedEx merger plan

posted: 08/01/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

FedEx Corp. faces an in-depth investigation into its bid to take over TNT Express NV just 2 1/2 years after European Union regulators thwarted United Parcel Service Inc.'s attempt to buy the Dutch company.

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