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Trumpet the faith, pope tells converts

Jerusalem scene of ‘holy fire’ rite

Subscriber onlyPope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to take their faith “to the ends of the earth” as he presided over an Easter vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica. Continue reading...

Running through tears, fears

Arkansans on quest to help Boston Marathon heal

Subscriber onlySitting cross-legged on a bench high above the black asphalt and white stripes of the Forest Heights Middle School track, Cortney Allison swiped at the flurry of long, blond ringlets blown into her face by a sudden breeze. Continue reading...

Common Core GOP’s latest salvo

But school standards still have fans in party, business

Subscriber onlyThe health-care law may be Republicans’ favorite weapon against Democrats this year, but there is another issue roiling their party and shaping the establishment-versus-grass-roots divide ahead of the 2016 presidential primaries : the Common Core. Continue reading...

Slide’s threat hangs heavy over Wyoming town

Subscriber onlyNo one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it’s going to take a piece of Jackson with it. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyQUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re up against the earth, and the earth’s movement is an extremely powerful thing.” Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh of Jackson, Wyo., on efforts to impede the slow, seemingly inexorable collapse of a mountainside in the town Continue reading...

TV news shows

Subscriber onlyLineup of guests for today’s TV news shows: ABC’s This Week — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas ; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyCredit-card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyEdward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor now living in Russia, said that during a televised call-in program with President Vladimir Putin he asked Putin whether Russia conducts mass surveillance on its own people so that Putin would be on the record denying it and so journalists can now challenge that statement. Continue reading...

70 years married, Ohio couple dies 15 hours apart

Subscriber onlyNASHPORT, Ohio — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage died 15 hours apart earlier this month. Continue reading...

Spy agencies’ intrigues an intrusion on 9/11 proceedings

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — Two weeks ago, a pair of FBI agents appeared unannounced at the door of a member of the defense team for one of the men accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. As a contractor working with the defense team at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the man was bound by the same confidentiality rules as a lawyer. But the agents wanted to talk. Continue reading...

Federal offices contract for license-plate tracking

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license-plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints. Continue reading...

A first date ends, with dog, TV gone

Subscriber onlyDOVER, N.J. — Instead of having her heart stolen on a first date, a New Jersey woman said a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. Continue reading...

Drones grounded, search group waits

Subscriber onlyHOUSTON — A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing people across the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities who are prohibiting the nonprofit organization from employing drones in its work. Continue reading...

Experimental Robonaut on space station to get $14 million legs

Subscriber onlyCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Robonaut, the first out-ofthis-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs. Continue reading...

Pipeline decision likely off until fall

Nebraskans still litigating route

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama’s administration is putting off its decision on the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project. Continue reading...

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