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  • Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:58 GMT
    Sharonda LopezSharonda Lopez
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:15:11 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief...
  • Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:25:28 GMT
    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens...
    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, ripping roofs off homes, uprooting dozens of large trees and forcing businesses to close.
  • US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

    US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:17:06 GMT
    A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
    Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia.
  • Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

    Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:31:00 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
    A suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself over the weekend, police said Monday.
  • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:28:08 GMT
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
    The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
  • Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

    Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:27:22 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.
    Israel's prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory to evacuate ahead of what appeared...
  • Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

    Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:27:04 GMT

    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

  • Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

    Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:57:46 GMT
    A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
    The FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled...
  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:54:45 GMT
    The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
  • AR gas prices down over 4 cents in past week

    AR gas prices down over 4 cents in past week

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:13:03 GMT
     Gas prices have fallen once again in the past week in the Natural State.
     Gas prices have fallen once again in the past week in the Natural State.

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  • Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:58 GMT
    Sharonda LopezSharonda Lopez
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
  • Small town post office closing

    Small town post office closing

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:24:34 GMT
    The post office in a small Greene County town is going away soon. 
    The post office in a small Greene County town is going away soon. 
  • New evaluation system in place for AR teachers

    New evaluation system in place for AR teachers

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:20:19 GMT
    The Arkansas Board of Education has approved a new evaluation system for all Arkansas teachers that will begin this fall.
    The Arkansas Board of Education has approved a new evaluation system for all Arkansas teachers that will begin this fall.
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  • Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break

    Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:18:26 GMT
    Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.
    Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.
  • Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:04:35 GMT
    Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
    Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
  • Arkansas man killed in Panama City boat crash

    Arkansas man killed in Panama City boat crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:03:15 GMT
    A 25-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a personal watercraft he was riding on collided with a commercial boat off Panama City Beach.
    A 25-year-old Arkansas man is dead after a personal watercraft he was riding on collided with a commercial boat off Panama City Beach.
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  • Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

    Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:21:13 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski, 37, was in the starting lineup and batting sixth for the Cardinals' afternoon matchup against the Chicago Cubs. Catcher George Kottaras was designated for assignment to make room on the roster. The Cardinals have been looking for a steady presence behind the plate since All-Star Yadier Molina went down with a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 9. Molina underwent surgery on July 11 and is exp...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Pierzynski, 37, was in the starting lineup and batting sixth for the Cardinals' afternoon matchup against the Chicago Cubs. Catcher George Kottaras was designated for assignment to make room on the roster. The Cardinals have been looking for a steady presence behind the plate since All-Star Yadier Molina went down with a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 9. Molina underwent surgery on July 11 and is exp...
  • Rantankerous: Let's ditch the 'amateur' in college sports

    Rantankerous: Let's ditch the 'amateur' in college sports

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:28:29 GMT
    We get neck-deep in the topic of compensating college athletes. There were spikes in blood pressure levels and speaking volume, the litmus test for any type of dialogue on this issue.
    We get neck-deep in the topic of compensating college athletes. There were spikes in blood pressure levels and speaking volume, the litmus test for any type of dialogue on this issue.
  • 2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

    2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:22:56 GMT
    Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.
    Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.

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