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Centerton man guilty of utility knife attack

Subscriber onlyA jury found that a man’s actions were not self defense when he attacked and cut his then wife’s former husband with a utility knife. Continue reading...

Amended bill for schools to receive same waivers as charters passes panel

The House Committee on Education endorsed on Wednesday four Senate amendments to a bill that would allow public schools the apply for the same waivers open-enrollment charter schools receive. Continue reading...

Hillary Clinton: Hutchinson should veto religious liberty bill

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the governor of Arkansas should veto a bill involving religious objections in her former state. She says it would allow "unfair discrimination" against gays. Continue reading...

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds. Continue reading...

Hutchinson calls for changes to HB1228

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday asked that legislators amend House Bill 1228 to reflect terms of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Continue reading...

Boozman to meet with Northwest Arkansas leaders

ROGERS — U.S. Sen. John Boozman plans to meet with bankers, mayors and business owners in Northwest Arkansas for roundtable discussions about the economic and infrastructure needs in the region. Continue reading...

Indiana hurries to clarify

Discrimination still illegal, governor insists

Subscriber onlyFacing a national uproar over a religious freedom law, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana said Tuesday that he wanted the measure clarified by week's end, even as he stepped up a vigorous defense of the law, rejecting claims that it would allow businesses to deny services to gays. Continue reading...

Senate backs likeness-rights bill's veto

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday vetoed a bill championed by family members of famed University of Arkansas football Coach and Athletic Director Frank Broyles. Continue reading...

Arkansan forms Bush-allied nonprofit

Ex-Wal-Mart exec’s setup allows limitless, unnamed giving

Subscriber onlyA nonprofit group that can collect unlimited amounts of money in secret was quietly established in Arkansas in February by a friend and former staff member of Jeb Bush ahead of the Republican's expected White House bid. Continue reading...

Children's Hospital saying no to new hires who smoke

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock has a new message for potential employees: Smokers need not apply. Continue reading...

Iran nuke talks stretch into overtime

Kerry stays put as U.S. cites progress, sticking points

Subscriber onlyNuclear talks between Iran and six world powers pushed past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime today as negotiators renewed marathon efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Continue reading...

Getty heir, 47, found dead in his LA home

Subscriber onlyGetty oil fortune heir Andrew Getty was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home, his family confirmed Tuesday night. Continue reading...

Court bars judges setting Medicaid rates

Justices say providers have no right to sue for relief under law for program

Subscriber only The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred doctors, dentists and druggists from going to court to fight cutbacks in Medicaid payments. Continue reading...

Obama offers climate change plan

Emission cuts rely on exec action; GOP aims to undo effort

Subscriber onlyThe White House on Tuesday introduced President Barack Obama's blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Continue reading...

Benghazi panel seeks to quiz Clinton by May 1

Subscriber onlyThe chairman of a House committee investigating 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that he wants to interview former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by May 1. Continue reading...

Nigeria's Jonathan concedes to ex-dictator

Subscriber onlyNigeria's election commission declared Muhammadu Buhari the winner in Tuesday's presidential elections after President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat. Continue reading...

Yemenis shelter from Saudi bombs

Coalition airstrikes rattle civilians, shut down Sanaa

Subscriber onlyYemeni civilians expressed fear and anger over a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels Tuesday, the sixth day of the fighting. International aid organizations denounced the high civilian casualties from the strikes and violence roiling the country. Continue reading...

Senate approves bill raising capital gains exempt from taxes

Critic notes move cuts into funding, services of community health centers

Subscriber onlyLegislation that would restore the 2013 capital gains tax cuts repealed by the Arkansas Legislature earlier in the session sailed through the Arkansas Senate on Tuesday over the objection of the Senate Democratic leader. Continue reading...

Bill passes to expand power for legislators over agencies

Subscriber onlyThe House overwhelmingly pushed through a Senate bill that would give lawmakers greater power over state agencies. Continue reading...

Ballot title OK'd for gay-rights petition

Subscriber onlyA ballot proposal aimed at extending civil-rights protections to gay Arkansans and others took a step forward Tuesday. Continue reading...

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