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Two Drownings Happen At Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Two people drowned Monday in separate incidents on Beaver Lake. Continue reading...

Green Forest woman killed in wreck; 2 hurt

A Labor Day wreck in Madison County left a Green Forest woman dead and two other people hurt, the Arkansas State Police said. Continue reading...

Rebels soften as talks start with Ukraine

Subscriber onlyMOSCOW -- Pro-Russia rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy -- a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. Continue reading...

Rebels ease off call to separate from Ukraine

Subscriber onlyMOSCOW -- Pro-Russia rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy -- a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. Continue reading...

Outgoing Iraqi vows swift death for Islamic State

Aid flows to reclaimed town

Subscriber onlyBAGHDAD -- Iraq's outgoing prime minister pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town. Continue reading...

Obama: Country deserves a raise

Labor Day talk touts economy

Subscriber onlyMILWAUKEE -- President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. Continue reading...

Surveillance network giving better images

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock police cameras are producing higher-quality images as the department's surveillance network is integrated with a fiber-optic Internet network installed across the city earlier this year. Continue reading...

Future of base's old C-130Hs still uncertain

Subscriber onlyClimbing into the cockpit of a 100-foot-long, 40-foot-tall C-130, engine specialist Barry Wertz explained the differences between this plane, an H model, and the newer J model close by. Continue reading...

Ill boy's parents fight extradition

U.K. couple flee to Spain to seek new treatment for son

Subscriber onlyLONDON -- The parents say they want to give their 5-year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it already offers and that the parents are putting the child at risk. Continue reading...

Despite killing, N.Y. parade marches on

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a major Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway. Continue reading...

Sandy-wrecked areas debate sand-dune aid

Subscriber onlyASHAROKEN, N.Y. -- On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Continue reading...

Syrian troops clash with rebels in Golan Heights

Subscriber onlyBEIRUT -- Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted United Nations peacekeepers last week, activists said. Continue reading...

U.S. diet gap shows wealth divide

Study: Average eating habits improve, but poor’s worsen

Subscriber onlyCHICAGO -- Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. Continue reading...

Bankrupt N.J. casino set to shut doors

Subscriber onlyATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel. Continue reading...

Candidates' dogs help fetch voters' attention

Subscriber onlyCHARLESTON, S.C. -- In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina. Continue reading...

Sharif vows not to step down

Protesters turn violent; Pakistani TV station overrun

Subscriber onlyISLAMABAD -- Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign. Continue reading...

3 prisoners in N. Korea call for U.S. help

Subscriber onlySEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea granted two U.S. news organizations interviews with three incarcerated Americans on Monday, with all three prisoners apologizing for violating its laws and beseeching Washington to send a high-level emissary to negotiate their release. Continue reading...

Cuba cracks down on air travelers' imports

Subscriber onlyHAVANA -- Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting. Continue reading...

Israeli children return to school as cease-fire remains in place

Subscriber onlyKIBBUTZ SAAD, Israel -- Thousands of Israeli children in areas near the Gaza Strip went back to school Monday after spending the summer in bomb shelters as rocket and mortar rounds rained on their communities during the 50-day Israel-Hamas conflict, while schools in Gaza remained shuttered as the territory recovered from the fighting. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlySenegal scans all met by man with Ebola Continue reading...

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