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Late call, free throws sink Hogs

Michael Frazier II hit two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining and Florida escaped with a 57-56 victory over Arkansas on Saturday. Continue reading...

Slacker growth in GDP caps '14

It’s up 2.6% after a hotter midyear

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a slower pace than forecast in the fourth quarter as cooling business investment, a slump in government spending and a widening trade gap took some of the shine off the biggest gain in consumer spending in almost nine years. Continue reading...

Part of I-430/I-630 redo on verge of traffic

Flyover, Baptist Health ramps of interchange a prelude to summer completion

Subscriber onlyMotorists in all likelihood will drive today on the first completed structures in the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange in west Little Rock. Continue reading...

PB mayor: Fired chief to be paid $350,000

Subscriber onlyPINE BLUFF -- Pine Bluff has agreed to pay a former police chief $350,000 to settle a federal lawsuit, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said Friday afternoon. Continue reading...

Agency paper: Save if 8 lottery jobs cut

Subscriber onlyEight employees at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery could have their positions eliminated, reducing salaries by more than $400,000 a year, if the lottery becomes part of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, a department document states. The employees range from the department's spokesman to a postal courier. Continue reading...

Shelling kills 12 Donetsk civilians

Peace-talks call fails as Ukraine forces, rebels continue fight

Subscriber onlyArtillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops, as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed. Continue reading...

Obama rolls out quest for gene-targeted medicine

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Declaring that "the possibilities are boundless," President Barack Obama on Friday announced a major biomedical research initiative, including plans to collect genetic data on a million Americans so that scientists can develop drugs and treatments tailored to the characteristics of individual patients. Continue reading...

Bombing of Pakistan Shiite mosque kills 56

Subscriber onlyA bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. Continue reading...

Zimmerman assault case dies

Prosecutor says ex-girlfriend recanted story, so no charge

Subscriber onlyORLANDO, Fla. -- An aggravated-assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story and stopped cooperating with investigators, a prosecutor said Friday. Continue reading...

Mother not victim in Newtown report

Subscriber onlyThe gunman, Adam Lanza, began his rampage Dec. 14, 2012, by killing Nancy Lanza inside their Newtown home before gunning down 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School and then killing himself. Continue reading...

Hip-hop's Knight charged in killing

Subscriber onlyMarion "Suge" Knight, the former chief executive of Death Row Records, was arrested in West Hollywood on Friday on suspicion of murder after authorities said the vehicle he was driving struck two men in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant. Continue reading...

Romney elects not to run in '16

Time to let others in GOP get shot at top job, he tells supporters

Subscriber onlyMitt Romney told supporters Friday that he would not run for president in 2016, ending three weeks of public speculation and sparing the Republican Party a potentially bruising nominating battle between its past nominee and its rising stars. Continue reading...

Court rules Oswald's coffin is brother's

Subscriber onlyThe original coffin in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried belongs to Oswald's brother, not the funeral home that auctioned it off for more than $87,000, a judge ruled Friday. Continue reading...

Officer who killed girl, 7, off charges

Subscriber onlyDETROIT — At the prosecutor’s request, a judge Friday dismissed the last charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid and said she’s willing to be the “scapegoat” if critics don’t like the result. Continue reading...

Build for rising seas, Obama tells agencies

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday directing federal agencies to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that flooding will be more frequent and intense because of climate change. Continue reading...

Chad bombs Boko Haram by air

Troops aid in driving militants from Nigerian border town

Subscriber onlyChad sent both a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of militants, witnesses said Friday. Continue reading...

Apartheid enforcer receives parole

Reconciliation cited regarding death squad leader de Kock

Subscriber onlyJOHANNESBURG -- The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation. Continue reading...

Still no proof pilot alive, Jordan says

Day after deadline for release of extremist passes, no word from Islamic State

Subscriber only The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest reported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State extremists holding them captive. Continue reading...

Balloon team soars into rarefied realm

Long-distance, duration records fall during duo’s trip across Pacific Ocean

Subscriber onlyALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning. Continue reading...

Ohio seeks lethal drugs, puts off '15 executions

Subscriber onlyOhio on Friday rescheduled executions for seven death-row inmates as it tries to find new lethal drugs, meaning no inmate will be put to death in the state in 2015. Continue reading...

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