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Arkansas' 4 in U.S. House all veterans

posted: 09/21/2014 3:44 a.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, members of Arkansas' U.S. House delegation met to discuss whether the United States should train and equip Syrians fighting against the Islamic State.

Gamers' hoaxes sic police on adversaries

posted: 09/21/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

DENVER -- The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

Yosemite's bears, visitors taught to coexist

posted: 09/21/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- It wasn't that long ago that a trip to see Yosemite's spectacular granite cliffs and splendid waterfalls was a descent into bear mayhem.

NYC tourist ship runs ashore; all OK

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

A 120-foot tall schooner ran aground Saturday and got stuck in shallow waters near the Statue of Liberty, officials said.

Pennsylvania manhunt prompts police warning

posted: 09/21/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

CANADENSIS, Pa. -- Authorities wearing bullet-resistant vests and carrying heavy rifles fanned out Saturday in the neighborhood around the home of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, exercising extreme caution on the eighth day in the hunt for a suspect described as a self-taught survivalist.

Home Depot called slow to act

posted: 09/21/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The risks were clear to computer experts inside Home Depot: The home-improvement chain, they warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers.

Climate talks to draw world chiefs

posted: 09/21/2014 3:02 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- More than 120 world leaders will convene Tuesday in New York City for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.

Cupich appointed archbishop of Chicago to succeed George

posted: 09/21/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Bishop Blase Cupich, who has struck a moderate tone on divisive social issues, was appointed the archbishop of Chicago on Saturday, succeeding a cardinal with an aggressive approach to the culture wars.

Extremism abroad attracts the seekers, experts say

posted: 09/21/2014 2:51 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.

Volunteers search for vanished coed

posted: 09/21/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of volunteers fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.

The nation in brief

posted: 09/21/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

NASA sends 3-D printer to astronauts

TV News shows

posted: 09/21/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today’s TV news shows: ABC’s This Week — Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.

In the news

posted: 09/21/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Brianne Altice, 35, a former English teacher in Farmington, Utah, who is accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students, ages 16 and 17, now faces nine felony counts after being ordered to stand trial on charges of rape and forcible sodomy.

Names and faces

posted: 09/21/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Taylor Swift didn't divulge any new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single "Shake it Off" seems to bode well for the new record.

French jets destroy depot of extremists

posted: 09/20/2014 3:40 a.m. Comment 1

French fighter jets embarked on their first airstrikes against militants of the Islamic State, President Francois Hollande said Friday, one day after he pledged to join the United States in its offensive against the group in Iraq.

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