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Turkey: Refugee limit reached

updated: 02/08/2016 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.

Rescuers find survivors in Taiwan quake rubble

posted: 02/08/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in an earthquake that shook southern Taiwan.

Toxic liquid waste headed for landfill

updated: 02/08/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Duke Energy Corp. will ship 1.5 million tons of residue from decades of burning coal for electricity to a contracted landfill about 130 miles away in central Virginia as part of the cleanup for one of the worst spills of toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.

EU knew diesels flunked tests

updated: 02/08/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

European officials knew that Volkswagen diesels fell short of pollution limits years before the company became engulfed in an emissions cheating scandal, records show.

Islamic State jailer ID'd as Londoner

updated: 02/08/2016 3:11 a.m. Discuss

A member of a British faction within the Islamic State that oversaw the detention and beheading of Western hostages in Syria has been identified as Alexanda Kotey, a 32-year-old convert to Islam who grew up in West London.

2 Democrats seek House seat

posted: 02/08/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Two candidates who cite the need for improved pre-kindergarten offerings are vying for the Democratic nomination to represent parts of North Little Rock and Sherwood in the state House of Representatives.

Hill visits midshipmen at U.S. Naval Academy

updated: 02/08/2016 2:56 a.m. Comment 1

A short walk from the tomb of American maritime hero John Paul Jones, more than two dozen U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from Arkansas gathered Thursday evening to eat pizza and hear praise from one of their home state's elected officials, 2nd District U.S. Rep. French Hill.

Late lead goes to waste

posted: 02/08/2016 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Rickie Fowler broke down in tears in the media center after his playoff loss Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcome by emotion talking about his family.

Miners switch from coal to coding

posted: 02/08/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Jim Ratliff worked for 14 years in the mines of eastern Kentucky, drilling holes and blasting dynamite to expose the coal that has powered Appalachian life for more than a century.

Robo-advisers for investors distress banks

posted: 02/08/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Banks are watching wealthy clients flirt with robo-advisers, and that's one reason the lenders are racing to release their own versions of the automated investing technology this year, according to a consultant.

Health simulators blink, breathe, get closer to real

posted: 02/08/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Look at Victoria long enough and she'll blink. Nearby, her buddy HAL, who lost his legs due to some unspecified accident, takes a deep breath.

Last picture show

posted: 02/08/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

One evening in the late fall, Lucien Majors, 84, sat at his kitchen table in Lancaster, N.Y., wife Jan by his side, as he described a recent dream. Majors had end-stage bladder cancer and was in renal failure. As he spoke with a hospice doctor, he was alert but faltering.

Food and medicine meet for dinner

posted: 02/08/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

The menu was speckled with whole grains and dripping with oil when future chefs and their teachers got together Jan. 30 with future doctors, pharmacists and nurses for "Food as Medicine," a dinner seminar about the evidence-based Mediterranean diet.

Students find second chance at Cass

posted: 02/08/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

Bradley Breaux, 20, struggled to finish high school because his family moved so much between Louisiana and Arkansas.

Board anticipates NACA plant expansion

posted: 02/08/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Increases have been steady in the amount of wastewater treated at the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority's wastewater plant near Highfill and soon it may expand.

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