Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, October 04, 2015, 12:07 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

U.S. / World*
RSS for U.S. / World*

Oregon attacker armed with 6 guns, extra clips

updated: 10/03/2015 4:55 a.m. Gallery Discuss

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The man who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people and severely wounding several others, was armed with six guns, multiple extra ammunition magazines and a flak jacket, law enforcement officials said Friday.

Medicaid project's losses cut to $14.2M

posted: 10/03/2015 4:48 a.m. Comment 1

Just over $14 million -- not $30 million -- has been wasted during the installation of Arkansas' new Medicaid eligibility verification and enrollment system, a state official told legislators on Friday.

Putin risks Syria mire, Obama says

updated: 10/03/2015 4:42 a.m. Comments 6

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Russia will get "stuck in a quagmire" if it persists in using military force to prop up Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and urged efforts toward a political transition.

Vatican: Visit to clerk not show of support

updated: 10/03/2015 4:38 a.m. Discuss

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican on Friday distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis, saying the Kentucky clerk at the center of the U.S. gay marriage debate was one of dozens of people the pope greeted as he left Washington and that their encounter "should not be considered a form of support of her position."

Man gets life for 2005 rape

posted: 10/03/2015 4:36 a.m. Discuss

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Jesse Matthew Jr., charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, was sentenced Friday to life in prison for a sexual assault on a woman a decade ago in northern Virginia.

Storm hits Bahamas; cargo ship vanishes

updated: 10/03/2015 4:34 a.m. Discuss

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas -- Hurricane Joaquin destroyed houses, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across the Bahamas on Friday, and the U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching for a cargo ship with 33 people aboard that disappeared during the Category 4 storm.

Stopgaps at end, Obama declares

posted: 10/03/2015 4:27 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday he won't sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House.

6 accused of looting homes in wildfire

posted: 10/03/2015 4:26 a.m. Discuss

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — More than a dozen homeowners who evacuated during a devastating California wildfire returned to find their homes had been burglarized, authorities said.

Education secretary quitting

updated: 10/03/2015 4:14 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Arne Duncan announced Friday he will step down after a seven-year tenure as President Barack Obama's education secretary.

St. Louis County police told to improve training, hiring

posted: 10/03/2015 3:54 a.m. Discuss

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis County police must strengthen policies for handling protests, improve training on diversity and community policing, and do a better job of hiring and promoting members of minority groups and women, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The nation in brief

updated: 10/03/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

Oklahoma court halts executions

Names and faces

updated: 10/03/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Keira Knightley's Broadway debut was interrupted when a member of the audience shouted at the actress and threw a bouquet of flowers at the stage before being escorted from the theater.

In the news

updated: 10/03/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Sepp Blatter, 79, president of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, who was placed under a criminal investigation by Swiss authorities, reaffirmed that he will not resign, despite calls to do so from World Cup sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald's, according to his lawyer.

Clinton at library to open exhibit

posted: 10/03/2015 3:37 a.m. Comments 6

A sapling taken from outside Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam traveled more than 4,500 miles to become part of a permanent exhibit outside the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.

Ex-president Bush stumps for brother

posted: 10/03/2015 3:23 a.m. Comments 5

Former President George W. Bush attended a $2,700-per-person lunch fundraiser on his brother's behalf in Rogers on Friday.




Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online