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Arkansas State Police ...

Andy ShupeArkansas State Police troopers inspect a Ford Fusion Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, that was involved in a multiple-car collision in the northbound exit ramp on Interstate 49 at exit 69 in Johnson. Nine people were involved, with six being transported to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Candidate filings

Subscriber onlyThe following candidates in Benton and Washington counties filed for office Friday for the party primaries, nonpartisan general, and school board elections May 22. Filing ends March 1. Early voting begins May 7. Partisan runoffs are June 19. The general election and judicial runoff election are Nov. 6. The deadline to register to vote in the May elections is April 23. Continue reading...

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UAMS interim chancellor ...

Benjamin KrainUAMS interim chancellor Stephanie Gardner

UAMS to erase 124 more slots, slash spending

Jobs to go by attrition; cuts will halve deficit, exec says

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will eliminate 124 more jobs, suspend a $45 million maintenance plan and make several other spending changes, the academic hospital's head of finance said Friday as officials addressed UAMS' budget crisis. Continue reading...

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Rick Gates leaves ...

Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Gates, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign pleaded guilty in the special counsel's Russia investigation to federal conspiracy and false statements charges. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Mueller accepts plea from ex-Trump aide

Gates admits to recent lie, will cooperate

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference. Continue reading...

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This photo released Friday by the activist group Ghouta Media Center shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus.

Syrian raids kills 32 more people

U.N. to vote on resolution for immediate 30-day cease-fire

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing 32 people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400. Continue reading...