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Italian, Irish, German ships save over 650 migrants at sea

A flotilla of ships saved 668 migrants Saturday from smugglers' boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, Italian authorities said. Continue reading...

Syria rebels under fire from IS militants, government troops

Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country's north Saturday and clashed with rebels on the edges of the the town of Marea, long considered a bastion of moderate Syrian revolutionary forces fighting to topple President Bashar Assad. Continue reading...

WWII plane pulled from Hudson after crash that killed pilot

Police divers and Army Corps of Engineers personnel retrieved the wreckage of a World War II plane from the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday after the vintage aircraft crashed, killing the pilot. Continue reading...

Cost of replacing Flint water pipes double estimates, report shows

Replacing water pipes because of the lead-tainted crisis in Flint could be at least twice the price of previous estimates, according to a report. Continue reading...

WHO says Zika threat not enough to postpone Rio Olympics

The World Health Organization said there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio Summer Olympics because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil. Continue reading...

Airport statue serves as a 'prickly' replacement

A prickly steel-and-nails sculpture of a mama porcupine and its baby has replaced a statue that was stolen from an airport in Maine. Continue reading...

Ex-'Glee' star indicted on child-porn charges

Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy, Glee, was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography. Continue reading...

Benton County teen takes geography knowledge national

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- D.J. Quezada's fascination with geography became apparent during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's College Avenue construction moves south, impacts traffic

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The third segment of a nine-month sidewalk improvement project on downtown College Avenue will begin Monday, the city announced Friday. Continue reading...

Benton County grievance hearing reset

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A hearing on a grievance filed by a Benton County jailer has been delayed to June 6 because of a scheduling conflict. Continue reading...

Records

Subscriber onlyCasey Gillham, 22, of 2982 Setter St. in Fayetteville was arrested Thursday in connection with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gillham was being held Friday at the Washington County Detention Center with no bond set. Continue reading...

Prairie Grove Aquatic Park opens today

Subscriber onlyThe Prairie Grove Aquatic Park will open today. Continue reading...

Temporary closing of Johnson Road starts Tuesday

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A temporary closing of Johnson Road between Sunset Avenue and Chapman Avenue is planned to start at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Continue reading...

Holiday season could stretch TSA screening lines at XNA

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas Regional Airport managers aren't expecting travelers to wait in long lines for security screening, but said that may not be the case when passengers reach the major hub airports on their journeys. Continue reading...

Public meetings

Subscriber onlyWednesday 6 p.m. Benton County Planning Board -- Quorum Courtroom, County Administration Building, 215 E. Central Ave., Bentonville Continue reading...

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