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Wagon Wheel overpass to see lane closures

Bridge work will result in lane closures on the Wagon Wheel Road overpass over Interstate 49, according to a news release from the Springdale mayor's office. Continue reading...

Murder suspect arrested at mother's Benton County home

Subscriber onlyBenton County sheriff's deputies apprehended a man wanted in connection the killing of his father-in-law in Oklahoma. Continue reading...

ArcBest profit surges in 2nd quarter

Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $17.2 million, or 63 cents per share, a 251 percent increase from $4.9 million, or 18 cents per share, the year before. Continue reading...

USA Truck posts first quarterly profit in 3 years

USA Truck on Thursday reported $722,000 in net income in the second quarter, which marked the first quarter in three years it had positive earnings. Continue reading...

Gaza market hit; earlier 17 die at school

16 killed in shopping area as Israel shelling toll grows

Subscriber onlyIsraeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City on Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a United Nations school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,360. Continue reading...

Veterans care fix clears U.S. House in 420-5 vote

Subscriber onlyU.S. military veterans would have easier access to medical care under a rare bipartisan agreement passed Wednesday by the House and set for final Senate passage by the end of the week. Continue reading...

4% jump in GDP reported

Economists shift to rosier outlook

Subscriber onlyThe nation's gross domestic product rose at a 4 percent annualized rate from April through June after shrinking a revised 2.1 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Aluminum-wheel maker closing Rogers plant

Superior Industries to cut 500 jobs, shift work to Fayetteville, Mexico factories

Subscriber onlySuperior Industries International Inc., the nation's largest maker of aluminum wheels for cars and light trucks, said Wednesday that it's closing its Rogers plant, cutting about 500 jobs, to cut costs. Continue reading...

Everyone listed in PACs was notified, Baker says

Subscriber onlyFormer state Sen. Gilbert Baker said under oath that despite reports to the contrary, he believes he contacted everyone he was supposed to notify before listing their names on several political action committees that have since become mired in contention surrounding campaign contributions to Circuit Judge Michael Maggio. Continue reading...

Landslide buries small village in India; 21 bodies recovered

Subscriber onlyRescuers worked in rain today to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said. Continue reading...

Administration blamed for woes of health website

Investigators releasing report

Subscriber onlyManagement failures by President Barack Obama's administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday. Continue reading...

Join fight, Iraq's Sunnis urged

Al-Maliki says their help needed to expel insurgents

Subscriber onlyIraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday that his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month's militant takeover of much of the country, and he called on Sunnis remaining in those areas to take up arms against the insurgents. Continue reading...

Child sex abuse case to include airline, lawyer says

Subscriber onlyA London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday that it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls. Continue reading...

In email, ex-IRS official disparages GOP 'crazies'

Subscriber onlyA former IRS official at the center of the agency's Tea Party controversy referred to some Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker said the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny. Continue reading...

Old pipe breaks, floods parts of LA

Subscriber onlyThe rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California at Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of waterlines that were installed generations ago. Continue reading...

Senate vote backs child-alien bill

Obama-supported measure far different from House version

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Senate on Wednesday advanced legislation backed by President Barack Obama's administration that would provide $2.7 billion in emergency spending to cope with a surge of Central American children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading...

U.S. House votes 225-201 to sue Obama

GOP says delays in fully activating health act illegal

Subscriber onlyA divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as an election-year stunt. Continue reading...

Gift-giver testifies in corruption trial

Ex-Virginia governor, wife charged

Subscriber onlyCuring his wife's thyroid disease. Connections in the high-end fashion world. Learjet flights for politicians. Continue reading...

Ukrainian lauds Russia sanctions

But fight against rebels won’t yield to crash probe, he says

Subscriber only A senior Ukrainian official said Wednesday that he welcomed the expanded sanctions against Russia that were announced this week by Western nations, while Russian officials belittled them, saying they would only make Russia economically stronger. Continue reading...

Libyans flee as militia clashes intensify

Tunisian says up to 6,000 crossing border daily seeking refuge from violence

Subscriber onlyTUNIS, Tunisia -- Up to 6,000 people a day have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia this week, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war and a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital, Tripoli. Continue reading...

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