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'Mega big' victory for Sato in Indianapolis 500

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag.

Respect for Memorial Day wanes; some families of fallen warriors say meaning is lost on many

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday that honors more than 1 million people who died serving their country would command more respect.

Library a Brinkley landmark, but call for financial aid sounded

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

It took a 1954 decision by the Arkansas Supreme Court to open it, but six decades later, the Harriett M. and William B. Folsom Memorial Library in Brinkley remains a landmark in the Monroe County town.

OLD NEWS: Common name puts quest into overdrive

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

If you didn't read the Style cover May 22, today's column won't make a lot of sense, but it will make some.

OPINION: BRADLEY R. GITZ: The fate of Trump

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

In a column from last August I found it "highly unlikely that Trump wouldn't be impeached, even by a Republican Congress, within six months or so of assuming the presidency; perhaps as a necessary act of communal hygiene."

PHOTOS: Glow-in-the-dark mushrooms can be found in Arkansas

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Here's what I was told: Get away from the city, go during a new moon and keep my flashlight off. When the sky faded black enough to spot stars twinkling, I'd be able to see mushrooms glowing.

WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!: Lemma of words rest in 20-volume OED set

posted: 05/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Oxford English Dictionary is not for lightweights.

12th arrest made in Britain attack

updated: 05/29/2017 3:43 a.m. Discuss

British police made another arrest and stormed another house Sunday as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large.

Burns Park fixes lure golfers to greens

posted: 05/29/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Memorial Day weekend generally tees off the summer golf season, and golfers who may have skipped the courses at North Little Rock's Burns Park for the past few years likely will be surprised at their new look and amenities.

Kerber first No. 1 woman ousted in French opener

posted: 05/29/2017 2:34 a.m. Discuss

A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, lending even more of a feeling that the women's championship is anyone's to win.

Unlikely foe stands in way of dynasty

posted: 05/29/2017 2:32 a.m. Discuss

The dynasty that once appeared so certain is again in the offing for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tech diversity tennis star's goal

updated: 05/29/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says she wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry's most vexing problems.

Amazon taps military vets' ability to lead

updated: 05/29/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Rick Nielsen, a former Navy captain, was just a few years ago at the helm of the USS Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship designed to help Marines stake out beachheads on hostile shores. When deployed, the vessel's crew could number as many as 1,700, and it can carry about 2,000 Marines onboard.

Truckers wary of robot rollout

posted: 05/29/2017 2:08 a.m. Comment 1

Danny Spell thinks that the idea that a robot will be driving his 18-wheeler one of these days is hogwash.

Retailer building heavy-lift drones

posted: 05/29/2017 2:05 a.m. Discuss

China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans recently to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying 1 ton or more for long-distance deliveries.

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