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Home-cooked meals without the hassle

posted: 09/30/2014 11:03 a.m. Discuss

Each week, companies like Plated, PeachDish, Hello Fresh and Blue Apron via Internet subscriptions, deliver refrigerated boxes of fresh, ready-to-cook ingredients for budget-minded meals prepared quickly and, as Judith Winfrey, president of Atlanta-based PeachDish puts it, “in your slippers.” The meal kits often contain ingredients you may not find in your neighborhood supermarket, writes Helaine R. Williams.

Diamond Hogs announce 2015 schedule

posted: 09/30/2014 11:03 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' 2015 baseball schedule will include 36 home games and a game at North Little Rock's Dickey-Stephens Park for the sixth consecutive season.

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

posted: 09/30/2014 11:01 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged Tuesday the agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

Thunderstorms in forecast for Thursday

posted: 09/30/2014 10:17 a.m. Discuss

A few thunderstorms are possible in Arkansas on Wednesday, but a cold front entering the state Thursday is much more likely to bring severe weather, forecasters said Tuesday.

Crittenden County sales tax canceled after hospital closure

posted: 09/30/2014 10:14 a.m. Discuss

A Crittenden County sales and use tax dedicated to hospital renovations won't go into effect Wednesday after a circuit court enjoined its collection, the state Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday.

U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

posted: 09/30/2014 9:27 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.

EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business

posted: 09/30/2014 9:24 a.m. Comment 1

NEW YORK — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.

U.K. government plans curbs on nonviolent extremism

posted: 09/30/2014 8:28 a.m. Discuss

LONDON — Britain's interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media even if they are not breaking any laws.

Hong Kong leader says China adamant; students seek talks

posted: 09/30/2014 8:26 a.m. Discuss

HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub.

California governor expected to OK plastic bag ban

posted: 09/30/2014 8:23 a.m. Discuss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags as a way to address litter, primarily in waterways.

Crews to limit traffic on Interstate 49

posted: 09/30/2014 8:21 a.m. Discuss

LOWELL — Arkansas highway crews will reduce traffic to one lane along Interstate 49 in Benton County this coming weekend to accommodate the future widening of the roadway.

Texas teen pleads guilty to shooting classmate

posted: 09/30/2014 7:30 a.m. Discuss

TEXARKANA, Texas — A Texas teenager who says he accidentally shot and killed a fellow high school football player has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide.

Police seize 37 marijuana plants at Pocahontas home

posted: 09/30/2014 7:28 a.m. Discuss

POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas police have arrested a man who they say was growing nearly 40 marijuana plants in a home he was renting.

Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact

posted: 09/30/2014 7:26 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-awaited security pact on Tuesday that will allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year.

‘Green’ grants at UA aim for payback on projects

posted: 09/30/2014 6 a.m. Discuss

Students, faculty and staff with ideas on reducing campus waste may apply for newly established grant funding at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

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