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Greek voters reject bloc's bailout terms

Future with euro uncertain after nation says ‘no’ to cuts

Subscriber onlyGreece voted against yielding to further austerity demanded by creditors, leaving Europe's leaders to determine whether the nation can remain in the euro. Continue reading...

Kerry says pact on Iran still iffy

Nuclear-talks deadline approaches

Subscriber onlyOn the ninth day of nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war. Continue reading...

Officers in study strap on cameras

LR test exposes bandwidth limits

Subscriber onlyAfter 50 days of testing officer-worn body cameras -- 20 days more than originally planned -- the Little Rock Police Department is no closer to getting the cameras on the streets. Continue reading...

U.S. lending farmers a little seed money

Arkansas teen plans to use ‘microloan’ to buy 6 cattle, proliferate specialty breed

Subscriber onlyDakota Williams plans to follow in her parents' and grandparents' footsteps and raise cattle near Myron in Izard County. She's using a $15,000 loan from the federal government to purchase at least six head to begin breeding a specialty mix breed of cattle. Continue reading...

3 theaters in 3 towns, 3 wishes to save them

Hope is to prevent their fading away

Subscriber onlyIt's a tale of three Rialtos in Arkansas: the Rialto Theater in Searcy, the Rialto Community Arts Center in Morrilton and the Rialto Theater in El Dorado. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyThe Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, will observe his 80th birthday today during a visit to Anaheim, Calif., for the Global Compassion Summit. Continue reading...

Malaysia AG: Papers tie leader to funds

Subscriber onlyMalaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyPrince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II’s country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Continue reading...

Senate in S. Carolina set to debate flag's fate

Subscriber onlyThe South Carolina Legislature is expected today to take up the fate of the Confederate battle flag that flies on the Statehouse grounds, responding to demands that it be removed after the June 17 massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Continue reading...

Lawmakers facing busy summer

Fight brewing over government funding; road bill on agenda

Subscriber onlyAfter July Fourth fireworks and parades, members of Congress will return to work Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall. Continue reading...

States try to limit patient drug costs

Subscriber onlyAs more expensive specialty drugs go on the market to treat some of the most serious chronic diseases, more states are stepping in to cushion the financial pain for patients who need medicine that can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Continue reading...

Water conservation costing Californians

Subscriber onlySaving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California. Continue reading...

N.Y. prison escapee back behind bars

Subscriber onlyDavid Sweat, the New York prison escapee who was shot and taken into custody last week, was released from the hospital Sunday morning and returned to prison, corrections officials said. Continue reading...

After Greek vote, euro skids in trading; Asian stocks fall

Subscriber onlyThe euro slid as Greeks rejected a bailout plan, raising the risk of an exit from the currency union that would call into question the integrity of the bloc. Continue reading...

U.S. has economic hopes for Vietnamese Communist chief's visit

Subscriber onlyVietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de facto leader of his country. Continue reading...

Airstrikes target Islamic State hub

Coalition knocks out Syrian bridges controlled by militants

Subscriber onlyU.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria. Continue reading...

Protect the poor, pope urges in Ecuador

Subscriber onlyLatin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society. Continue reading...

Bomb in Nigerian church kills at least 5

Subscriber onlyA woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. Continue reading...

LR plan bans soliciting gifts in, near roads

City cites safety concerns for motorists, hat-passers

Subscriber onlyIt will be illegal to solicit donations along roadways and at intersections in the capital city if the Little Rock Board of Directors approves an ordinance Tuesday banning the practice. Continue reading...

PB demolition plan slow to set up

Hiring, bidding cause delays in pilot program for parolees

Subscriber onlyA program that will put parolees to work tearing down condemned homes in Pine Bluff has hit another delay. Continue reading...

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