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For Arkansans, convention on bucket list

posted: 07/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

PHILADELPHIA -- For Arkansans supporting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president, this week's Democratic National Convention is a chance to see barriers removed and a glass ceiling shattered.

DNC's leader heeds requests to step down

posted: 07/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

PHILADELPHIA -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday that she's resigning as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, announcing the leadership shake-up as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton for president.

LA-area wildfire torches 18 houses

posted: 07/25/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- Flames raced down a rugged hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

Top Missouri race keys on Ferguson

updated: 07/25/2016 2:52 a.m. Discuss

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the shooting have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

Trump: Vet French visitors

updated: 07/25/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump singled out France as one country he would subject to the "extreme vetting" he is proposing for those seeking to enter the United States, a move he says is necessary to deter attacks by people coming from countries "compromised by terrorism."

The nation in brief

updated: 07/25/2016 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Dry heat stresses farms in Northeast

Sanders, DNC rift palpable in emails

posted: 07/24/2016 4:37 a.m. Comments 12

WASHINGTON — A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic Party officials, leaked in advance of the party’s convention this week in Philadelphia, details acrimony between the Democratic National Committee and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders during his run for the presidential nomination. He has since endorsed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Clinton-Kaine debuts in Florida

updated: 07/24/2016 4:35 a.m. Comment 1

MIAMI -- Hillary Clinton debuted running mate Tim Kaine as a can-do progressive committed to social justice and equality -- "everything Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not" -- during a rally Saturday ahead of this week's Democratic National Convention.

Bomber-program costs under cloak

updated: 07/24/2016 4:32 a.m. Discuss

There's been controversy swirling around the Pentagon's newest bomber program ever since last year, when the Air Force awarded the contract for what's considered to be the most important national security procurement project over the next decade.

Bridging racial divide his life's work

posted: 07/24/2016 4:28 a.m. Discuss

DALLAS -- In Sgt. Leroy Quigg's long career with the Dallas Police Department, two moments in particular reflect his difficult and delicate work situation, and both instances centered on trust.

Apollo 11 'graffiti' offers glimpse of life aboard

posted: 07/24/2016 4:28 a.m. Discuss

As the Apollo 11 astronauts hurtled toward their historic rendezvous with the moon 47 years ago, they kept a hand-drawn calendar on the wall of their command module, crossing off the days of the journey as if voyagers of old.

Manson follower to stay in prison

updated: 07/24/2016 4:27 a.m. Discuss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again -- her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner.

Attacks raise focus on mall security

updated: 07/24/2016 4:27 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Attacks such as the one in a Munich shopping mall and at a nearby McDonald's on Friday may lead mall owners to increase security or even persuade global brands to focus expansion plans on the U.S. rather than Europe, security firms and retail experts said.

Iron mine’s waste bears orchid fields

posted: 07/24/2016 4:25 a.m. Discuss

STAR LAKE, N.Y. — Millions of orchids are now growing in a 100-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally.

Felon-voter order struck down

updated: 07/24/2016 4:25 a.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's sweeping executive order restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons is unconstitutional, the state's highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority.

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