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Woman killed in Fayetteville fire

Subscriber only A woman died early Sunday morning in a fire at a townhouse at 406 Highland Ave. Continue reading...

Boosting rate of graduation UA post’s aim

Subscriber onlyCollaboration will be key for the new Office of Retention and Graduation at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, said Suzanne McCray, UA’s dean of admissions and vice provost for enrollment management. Continue reading...

Public Viewpoint: An Inquiring Mind Asks

Subscriber onlyJimmy Hickey wants to hire a consulting firm to learn why lottery ticket sales. Continue reading...

Arabs offering strikes on militants, U.S. says

Subscriber onlyPARIS -- Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State, senior State Department officials said Sunday. Continue reading...

State to open bids on 47 road, bridge projects

Span replacement expected to exceed $80 million tag

Subscriber onlyMore than three and a half years after it decided the Broadway Bridge must be replaced, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will open bids on the project Wednesday. Continue reading...

American convicted as spy

North Korea sentences man, 24, to 6 years of hard labor

Subscriber onlyPYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor. Continue reading...

Trial in deaths of 2 delayed by appeals

Subscriber onlySix years after Sherwood couple Tom and Jill Estes were beaten to death in a St. Louis suburb in what police say was part of a two-state killing spree, their accused killer will stand trial. Continue reading...

Fighting in Ukraine intensifies as 6 killed

Airport assault reportedly thwarted

Subscriber onlyDONETSK, Ukraine -- Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between Ukrainian and rebel forces on the north side of Donetsk, killing at least six people in one of the most serious clashes since the 10-day-old cease-fire went into effect. Continue reading...

New Yorker wins Miss America

Miss Arkansas Ashton Jo Campbell finishes in third

Subscriber onlyATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named Miss America on Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant. Continue reading...

Israel: Vets' protest of orders out of line

Subscriber onlyJERUSALEM -- The Israeli military on Sunday threatened disciplinary action against a group of veterans and active reservists of a secretive military intelligence unit who declared that they would no longer participate in surveillance activities against the Palestinians. Continue reading...

Income inequality said to hurt tax revenue

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. Continue reading...

Wounded trooper conscious

Investigators return to scene of shooting that killed 1

Subscriber onlyBLOOMING GROVE, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. Continue reading...

Group urges probe of Iraqi strike

Displaced families sheltered at school where 31 killed

Subscriber onlyBAGHDAD -- An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling militant-held populated areas to minimize civilian casualties. Continue reading...

Ferry survivor recalls harrowing hours

Subscriber onlyMANILA, Philippines -- Survivors from a ferry that sank after having steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying and clinging to an overturned life raft before a passing ship rescued them. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber onlyMexicans evacuated as hurricane nears Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyCandidate's home listed out of state Continue reading...

Names and Faces

Subscriber only Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview. Continue reading...

In the News

Subscriber onlyPope Francis presided over the weddings of 20 couples, all from the Rome area, in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, saying families are the "bricks that build society." Continue reading...

Jackson County covets prison

Five counties formally express interest in 1,000-bed lockup

Subscriber onlyJackson County is joining at least four other Arkansas counties that have expressed interest in seeking the construction of a state prison in their respective areas. Continue reading...

NLR to enforce nuisance code starting Jan. 1

Subscriber onlyCode enforcement officers will start ticketing North Little Rock residents after Jan. 1 for having unsightly items outside their homes, a result of recent City Council legislation meant to clean up neighborhoods. Continue reading...

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