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Fulsom leads Russellville to Class 6A title over Greenwood

LITTLE ROCK — Caleb Fulsom was 18-of-24 passing for 249 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Russellville won its first state championship with a 37-23 win over Greenwood in the Class 6A championship game on Saturday night. Continue reading...

Arkansas routs Austin Peay for sixth win

FAYETTEVILLE — Five Arkansas players scored in double figures and the Razorbacks beat Austin Peay 99-62 Saturday at Bud Walton Arena. Continue reading...

UA women beat Texas Tech, improve to 8-0

FAYETTEVILLE — Jessica Jackson scored 14 points to lead Arkansas to a 66-60 win over Texas Tech on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge at Bud Walton Arena. Continue reading...

Police: 2 men shot during disturbance in Springdale

Two men were shot late Friday night in Springdale, according to a news release. Continue reading...

Oakland warehouse fire leaves at least 9 dead; more missing

OAKLAND, Calif. — At least nine people died in a blaze that broke out during a party in a warehouse late Friday night in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to fire officials. Continue reading...

Fayetteville routs North Little Rock for second consecutive state title

Subscriber onlyThe experience of Taylor Powell showed for Fayetteville in its third Class 7A consecutive state championship game appearance Friday night. Continue reading...

Arkansas officer kills holdup suspect

Benton police say bank robber had gun, demanded cash

Subscriber onlyAn off-duty Benton police officer fatally shot an armed man during a bank holdup Friday afternoon, the Benton Police Department reported. Continue reading...

Trial set for North Little Rock man in firefighter's shooting

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims set April 11 for the manslaughter trial of a 48-year-old North Little Rock man accused of killing a volunteer firefighter who was coming to his rescue. Continue reading...

Permit in hand, Little Rock bowling spot a go

Project set to finish in June

Subscriber onlyA building permit valued at $850,000 is pending with the city for construction of a bowling alley at 315 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock. Continue reading...

Compromise defense bill clears House

$618.7B measure drops bid for female draft registration

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to pass a $618.7 billion defense policy bill after negotiators dropped many proposed policy changes, such as requiring women to register for the draft and allowing federal contractors to make religion-based hiring decisions. Continue reading...

Payrolls rise by 178,000; jobless rate dips to 4.6%

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- U.S. employers added a solid 178,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent, though mainly because many people stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed. Continue reading...

Revenue for state $4.3M off forecast

November’s haul at $448.5 million

Subscriber onlyState general revenue collected in November dipped by $14.5 million from the same month a year ago, to $448.5 million, and fell short of the state's forecast by $4.3 million, according to a report released Friday. Continue reading...

2 with foreign-policy savvy visit with Trump

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- President-elect Donald Trump resumed his schedule of transition meetings at Manhattan's Trump Tower on Friday, hosting two well-known experts on foreign policy. Continue reading...

2nd, last arch goes up on new Broadway span

Subscriber onlyThe second and final arch of the new Broadway Bridge was floated into place Friday, giving onlookers and passers-by a pretty good idea of what the span will look like when it opens to traffic next spring. Continue reading...

N. Korea hit with more sanctions

It calls U.N. move, spurred by nuke test, an ‘abuse of power’

Subscriber onlyPYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea says a new round of United Nations sanctions -- aimed at choking its nuclear program by cutting off as much as a quarter of its foreign trade revenue -- is an "abuse of power" and will be met with tough countermeasures. Continue reading...

Health care hits $10,000 a person

Spending in U.S. in ’15: $3.2 trillion

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Total spending on health care in the United States increased last year at the fastest rate since the 2008 recession, reaching $3.2 trillion, or an average of nearly $10,000 a person, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Friday. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyMichael and Robert Meeropol, the sons of Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed in 1953 for conspiring to pass government secrets to the Soviet Union, went to the White House more than 63 years ago to ask President Dwight Eisenhower to spare their mother’s life. Continue reading...

Train crash spurs sleep apnea tests

Subscriber onlyFederal regulators want all passenger train operators in the U.S. tested for sleep apnea after the engineer in September’s deadly New Jersey commuter train crash was found to have the fatigue-inducing disorder. Continue reading...

Senate GOP not buying Medicare push by Ryan

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats are warning that Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are gunning for Medicare, and the party's lawmakers are eager for the prospect of a political battle over the government's flagship health program that covers 57 million Americans. Continue reading...

High court to hear 3 pension lawsuits

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether some of the nation’s largest health providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers. Continue reading...

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