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Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

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For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama...

Mitt Romney endorses Asa Hutchinson Video included

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Mitt Romney came to Jonesboro Wednesday to endorse Asa Hutchinson for Governor and talk about the failures of the Obama administration.

Vote 2014: Primary election runoff results

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The election results from across Arkansas are in and several races have been decided, setting the stage for November's General Election.

AR May Primaries Races & Results Video included

Complete statewide and judicial races, along with results from local races of interest in Region 8 counties.

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  • Tear gas falls on another heated night in Ferguson, MO

    Tear gas falls on another heated night in Ferguson, MO

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-08-19 10:28:41 GMT

    Tear gas filled the air to culminate a tense stand off between police and protesters on the ninth night since Mike Brown's death in Ferguson, MO. 

    Tear gas filled the air to culminate a tense stand off between police and protesters on the ninth night since Mike Brown's death in Ferguson, MO. 

  • Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:26:44 GMT
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will headline the annual steak fry for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in...
  • Southside group rallies against annexation

    Southside group rallies against annexation

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Several residents have formed a group to rally against the annexation of Southside.
    Several residents have formed a group to rally against the annexation of Southside.
  • Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

    Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:05:36 GMT
    Israeli troops have demolished the homes of two militants suspected in the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens whose deaths sparked the war in Gaza, and sealed up the home of a third.
    Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war...
  • Additional signatures submitted for wage hike item

    Additional signatures submitted for wage hike item

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:14:10 GMT
    A group proposing to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage has submitted additional signatures in its effort to put the increase before voters in November.
    A group proposing to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage has submitted additional signatures in its effort to put the increase before voters in November.
  • Couples: Deny stay in Arkansas gay marriage case

    Couples: Deny stay in Arkansas gay marriage case

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:12:24 GMT
    Lawyers representing couples who are challenging Arkansas' gay-marriage ban are asking the state Supreme Court to deny the state's request to delay proceedings until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a similar same-sex marriage case.
    Lawyers representing couples who are challenging Arkansas' gay-marriage ban are asking the state Supreme Court to deny the state's request to delay proceedings until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a similar same-sex marriage case.
  • No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:14:20 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is moving ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states and calling his indictment politically motivated as he faces two felony counts in his home state.
    A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run...
  • NAACP supports Nixon's use of National Guard

    NAACP supports Nixon's use of National Guard

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:07:59 GMT
    The St. Louis County Chapter of the NAACP says it supports Nixon's decision to call in the National Guard in Ferguson, Missouri, where tensions remain high more than a week after a police officer killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
    The St. Louis County Chapter of the NAACP says it supports Nixon's decision to call in the National Guard in Ferguson, Missouri, where tensions remain high more than a week after a police officer killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
  • Obama heads back to DC in rare vacation break

    Obama heads back to DC in rare vacation break

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-08-18 06:14:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama is getting off the island.
    President Barack Obama is getting off the island.
  • Witness live-tweeted Michael Brown's shooting

    Witness live-tweeted Michael Brown's shooting

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:58:51 GMT
    A Twitter user may have been an eyewitness to the shooting death of Mike Brown - and tweeted what he saw. 
    A Twitter user may have been an eyewitness to the shooting death of Mike Brown - and tweeted what he saw. 
  • Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

    Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:52:07 GMT
    Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon...
    The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for...
  • Medical marijuana item certified for 2016 ballot

    Medical marijuana item certified for 2016 ballot

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-15 10:53:04 GMT
    The Arkansas attorney general's office has approved the wording of an item for the 2016 ballot that would legalize use of medical marijuana.
    The Arkansas attorney general's office has approved the wording of an item for the 2016 ballot that would legalize use of medical marijuana.
  • Senators eye plan to abolish lt. governor's office

    Senators eye plan to abolish lt. governor's office

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:56:32 GMT
    Two Arkansas lawmakers are proposing to abolish the lieutenant governor's office, calling the state's No. 2 constitutional office an outdated post that's no longer necessary.
    Two Arkansas lawmakers are proposing to abolish the lieutenant governor's office, calling the state's No. 2 constitutional office an outdated post that's no longer necessary.
  • New EPA rule could close Region 8 electric station

    New EPA rule could close Region 8 electric station

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-08-14 10:49:49 GMT
    A proposed rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on carbon dioxide emissions could shut down two Arkansas coal-fired power plants. One such plant is in northeast Arkansas.
    A proposed rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on carbon dioxide emissions could shut down two Arkansas coal-fired power plants. One such plant is in northeast Arkansas.
  • Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

    Clinton and White House try to shrug off split

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:00:07 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her presence felt on President Barack Obama's summer vacation - in more ways than one.
    In yet another twist in their complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered together on...
  • US says far fewer Iraqi refugees on Sinjar Mt.

    US says far fewer Iraqi refugees on Sinjar Mt.

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-14 02:29:11 GMT
    A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and...
    Far fewer refugees remain on Iraq's Sinjar Mountain and a U.S.-led rescue mission is far less likely, U.S. officials said Wednesday night.
  • Obama speaks to Israel's Netanyahu amid cease-fire

    Obama speaks to Israel's Netanyahu amid cease-fire

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:39:29 GMT
    President Barack Obama has been consulting by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip nears expiration.
    President Barack Obama has consulted by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 72-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip nears expiration.
  • Arkansas lawmakers oppose federal emissions rule

    Arkansas lawmakers oppose federal emissions rule

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:55:21 GMT
    Two Arkansas legislative committees have approved a non-binding resolution opposing a proposed federal rule to lessen carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
    Two Arkansas legislative committees have approved a non-binding resolution opposing a proposed federal rule to lessen carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
  • Arkansas AG to take part in UN hearing

    Arkansas AG to take part in UN hearing

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-13 11:44:11 GMT
    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is to take part in a United Nations hearing in Geneva to review the United States' efforts to implement an international treaty to eliminate racial discrimination.
    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is to take part in a United Nations hearing in Geneva to review the United States' efforts to implement an international treaty to eliminate racial discrimination.
  • Special election to decide allocation of city tax

    Special election to decide allocation of city tax

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-13 02:07:37 GMT
    A special election will be held Tuesday to vote on an ordinance amendment that would change how the city tax is allocated.
    A special election will be held Tuesday to vote on an ordinance amendment that would change how the city tax is allocated.
  • Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza

    Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:31:33 GMT
    A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are to resume in Cairo.
    Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks meant to resolve...
  • Gaza probe 'operational' without Alamuddin

    Gaza probe 'operational' without Alamuddin

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:31:21 GMT
    The president of the U.N. top human rights body says the commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza is "operational" despite the decision by George Clooney's fiancee to pull out of the panel.
    The president of the U.N. top human rights body says the commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza is "operational" despite the decision by British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin to pull out of the panel.
  • US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013

    US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:28:09 GMT
    The federal government ran a lower deficit this July than a year ago, keeping it on course to record the lowest deficit in six years.
    The federal government ran a lower deficit this July than a year ago, keeping it on course to record the lowest deficit in six years.
  • Lawrence Co. votes against hosting state prison

    Lawrence Co. votes against hosting state prison

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:56:08 GMT
    Officials in a northeastern Arkansas county have decided they don't want to host a proposed state prison.
    Officials in a northeastern Arkansas county have decided they don't want to host a proposed state prison.
  • Bill Clinton to headline Arkansas Democrats event

    Bill Clinton to headline Arkansas Democrats event

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:50:40 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton is headed back to Arkansas to raise money for the state Democratic Party.
    Former President Bill Clinton is headed back to Arkansas to raise money for the state Democratic Party.
  • Mexico opens gas, oil to foreign, private firms

    Mexico opens gas, oil to foreign, private firms

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:28:03 GMT
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed into law the rules governing a historic opening of the state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies.
    President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico's state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies.
  • Correction: GOP-2016-Social Conservatives story

    Correction: GOP-2016-Social Conservatives story

    Monday, August 11 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-11 19:58:38 GMT
    More than 1,000 people are expected at a daylong religious conference in Iowa - several of them potential candidates for the Republican nomination for president.
    In a story Aug. 9 about potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates attending a conservative summit in Iowa, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sen. Ted Cruz said the country should "appeal Obamacare." Cruz said...
  • Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

    Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

    Saturday, August 9 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-09 21:26:51 GMT
    City workers and volunteers have removed the last of the barricades that had blocked the main street of Ukraine's capital since protests that forced a change of government arose late last year.
    Ukraine's rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe," the insurgents' new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk,...
  • Reagan aide Jim Brady's death ruled homicide

    Reagan aide Jim Brady's death ruled homicide

    Friday, August 8 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-09 03:36:21 GMT
    A spokeswoman says a Virginia medical examiner has notified police that this week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide.
    This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia...
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  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:04:21 GMT
    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether...
    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama...
  • Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

    Justice Dept. announces $17B settlement with BofA

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:58 GMT
    Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...
    The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
  • SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

    SAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:41 GMT
    Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.
    Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.
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