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Groups ask state high court to strike voter-ID law

posted: 09/01/2014 3:22 a.m. Comments 23

With the question of the legality of Arkansas' voter-identification requirement pending before the state Supreme Court, college professors, black lawyers and civil-rights groups are asking the high court to strike down the law.

LR schools seeking facilities-plan input

posted: 09/01/2014 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock School Board's unanimous vote last week to accept the results of a year-long facilities study from its consultants is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to upgrade the campuses in the state's largest school district.

Lawmakers cite Islamic State risk

posted: 09/01/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

Future bright for span's lights

posted: 09/01/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

After eight years of illuminating the night along the Arkansas River, the fading lights across the Big Dam Bridge are soon to be replaced.

Collector buys rare lunar meteorite

posted: 09/01/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

A Eureka Springs man who is a renowned meteorite hunter said a laboratory confirmed Thursday that an object he raised more than $5,000 to buy is a rare lunar meteorite.

Razorbacks offense disappears after halftime

posted: 09/01/2014 2:35 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas’ offense — like some of the team’s coaches — had trouble moving after halftime in Saturday’s season-opening 45-21 loss at Auburn.

Texans acquire Mallett

posted: 09/01/2014 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Ryan Mallett will no longer be carrying a clipboard as Tom Brady's understudy on the New England Patriots sideline this season.

Baths soothe ruffled feathers

posted: 09/01/2014 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Although adults know better than to attribute human feelings to animals, it's hard not to believe that birds are playing when they splash about in a puddle after a summer rain.

Specialists at odds on 'heart healthy'

posted: 09/01/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

How are people supposed to know what constitutes a "heart healthy" diet when even cardiologists don't agree?

Creative types gather to tinker

posted: 09/01/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

MESA, Ariz. -- Inside a nondescript, garagelike workshop nestled among restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.

China posits threat from U.S. tech firms

posted: 09/01/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

BEIJING -- The Silicon Valley economy is hot these days, but U.S. tech firms are feeling a chill in China.

Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

posted: 08/31/2014 12:08 p.m. Discuss

BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.

Putin to Ukraine: begin immediate talks on east

posted: 08/31/2014 12:07 p.m. Comments 8

KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Militia says it 'secured' US compound in Libya

posted: 08/31/2014 12:06 p.m. Comment 1

TRIPOLI, Libya — The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

posted: 08/31/2014 12:05 p.m. Discuss

BEIRUT — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.

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