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Lowell officer resigns, Springdale pursuing misdemeanor charges

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — A Lowell police officer has resigned a little over a month after he had a wreck in Springdale, and police are pursuing two misdemeanor charges against him, officials said Monday. Continue reading...

Remains of Pearl Harbor victims dug up for identification

HONOLULU — The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Continue reading...

Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

CRESCENT, Okla. — Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma. Continue reading...

Boston out as U.S. candidate for 2024 Olympics

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. Continue reading...

Hutchinson seeks $7.4M to open 200 prison beds

HOT SPRINGS — Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's asking lawmakers to approve spending $7.4 million from Arkansas' discretionary funds to open 200 more prison beds in an effort to ease overcrowding of state inmates at county jails. Continue reading...

U.S., Turkey aim for Islamic State-free zone in northern Syria

BEIRUT — The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that would further embroil Turkey in Syria's civil war and set up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Kurdish forces. Continue reading...

Harrison woman gets check in mail 17 years later

HARRISON — An Arkansas woman says she finally has received a check in the mail that she had been waiting on for about 17 years. Continue reading...

Obama chides 2016 candidates for 'ridiculous,' 'sad' remarks

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Insisting that Americans deserve better, President Barack Obama chided Republicans Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on Monday for a series of campaign-trail attacks that he said would be "ridiculous if it weren't so sad." Continue reading...

Huckabee criticizes Iran deal as similar to Holocaust

WASHINGTON — GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust. Continue reading...

Obama seeks South Sudan peace accord

President arrives in Ethiopia

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday to talk about regional terrorism and make a final push to get South Sudan to accept an Africa-negotiated agreement to end the violence and atrocities there. Continue reading...

Senate adds export-bank renewal to highway bill

Subscriber onlyThe Senate advanced a proposal to extend the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter as part of legislation to finance highways and mass transit for three years. Continue reading...

Syria sees shortage of troops

Assad vows win, admits hardships

Subscriber onlyIn his first public address in a year, Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday to win his country's long-running civil war while acknowledging that his troops had lost territory to rebel forces and were running short on manpower. Continue reading...

Cleanup to begin Sunday at PB sites

Subscriber onlyAt least three aging buildings in Pine Bluff have collapsed over the past year, spilling rubble onto Main Street's sidewalks. Another is in danger of toppling any day, city inspectors say. Continue reading...

Turkey calls for NATO meeting

Council to hear about security threats, strikes on Kurds

Subscriber onlyTurkey on Sunday called for a meeting of its NATO allies to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq. Continue reading...

22-year-old daughter of Houston dies

Subscriber onlyA representative for the Houston family said Sunday that Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died about seventh months after she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub. She was 22 years old. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyA British newspaper said it has uncovered a major royal security breach by using an inexpensive app to track Prince William’s air rescue ambulance while it is in the air. Continue reading...

Suit accuses Ethiopia of spying on American

Subscriber onlyAs President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this week, a lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. Continue reading...

Court to hear Bulger's case for new trial

Subscriber onlyFormer Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger is hoping a federal appeals court will overturn his racketeering convictions based on what his lawyers call a "constitutional error" that denied Bulger his right to a fair trial. Continue reading...

Scouts hint at policy change

Statement suggests organization to lift ban on gay leaders

Subscriber onlyThe Boy Scouts of America is expected today to end its blanket ban on gay leaders -- a turning point for an organization that has been in turmoil over the issue, according to a statement that the Scouts' top executives sent this month to regional board members. Continue reading...

State health markets struggling with costs

Subscriber onlyState-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges have led a few of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states. Continue reading...

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