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Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

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By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...

Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

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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  • Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:10:15 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
  • Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:20:17 GMT
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizen again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
  • Arkansas GOP opposes term limits, ethics measure

    Arkansas GOP opposes term limits, ethics measure

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-07-20 11:41:27 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Republicans have voted to oppose a ballot measure that would loosen the state's term limits and tighten state ethics laws.Delegates at the state GOP's convention on Saturday approved a resolution opposing the proposed constitutional amendment appearing on the November ballot. The resolution cited concerns a part of the proposal to set a 16-year limit on serving in the Legislature. House members are currently restricted to serving three two-year terms, and sen...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Republicans have voted to oppose a ballot measure that would loosen the state's term limits and tighten state ethics laws.Delegates at the state GOP's convention on Saturday approved a resolution opposing the proposed constitutional amendment appearing on the November ballot. The resolution cited concerns a part of the proposal to set a 16-year limit on serving in the Legislature. House members are currently restricted to serving three two-year terms, and sen...
  • Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:30:28 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has rammed a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing at least seven people, including four policemen.
    The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
  • More time given for alcohol measure petitions

    More time given for alcohol measure petitions

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:43:22 GMT
    Supporters of a proposal to expand alcohol sales in Arkansas are being given 30 more days to gather signatures after falling short in their effort to win a spot on the November ballot.
    Supporters of a proposal to expand alcohol sales in Arkansas are being given 30 more days to gather signatures after falling short in their effort to win a spot on the November ballot.
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:06:35 GMT
    Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners are combing the area adjacent to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.
    World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the...
  • Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison

    Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:43:05 GMT
    Arkansas corrections officials are talking about prison overcrowding with lawmakers, just a couple weeks after the Legislature approved additional money aimed at opening more beds for state inmates.
    Arkansas corrections officials say they'll ask lawmakers next year for between $75 million and $100 million to build a new prison to ease overcrowding.
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:51:43 GMT
    The Israeli military says it has struck 37 targets in Gaza ahead of a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after 10 days of fighting.
    The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...
  • Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

    Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:54:28 GMT
    President Barack Obama is hitting the road again on a weeklong push on spending for roads, bridges and other public works.
    President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding.
  • Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:19:57 GMT
    The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border.
    Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about...
  • House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

    House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:28:23 GMT
    The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators.
    The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators.
  • Prisons officials to talk about overcrowding

    Prisons officials to talk about overcrowding

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:10:03 GMT
    Arkansas corrections officials are talking about prison overcrowding with lawmakers, just a couple weeks after the Legislature approved additional money aimed at opening more beds for state inmates.
    Arkansas corrections officials are talking about prison overcrowding with lawmakers, just a couple weeks after the Legislature approved additional money aimed at opening more beds for state inmates.
  • Israel agrees to halt in fire after children die in strike

    Israel agrees to halt in fire after children die in strike

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:29:39 GMT

     Israel agrees to humanitarian cease-fire following a strike that took the lives of four Palestinian children.  

     Israel agrees to humanitarian cease-fire following a strike that took the lives of four Palestinian children.  

  • Plan submitted to split California into 6 states

    Plan submitted to split California into 6 states

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:18:54 GMT
     Tim Draper, who has made billions in the technology sector, submitted enough signatures to put the issue on a statewide ballot in 2016.
     Tim Draper, who has made billions in the technology sector, submitted enough signatures to put the issue on a statewide ballot in 2016.
  • GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

    GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:00:31 GMT
    Constitutional lawyers backing a planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama say the action is justified because Obama went too far in carrying out his health care law.
    A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told...
  • Minimum wage plan meets initial signature count

    Minimum wage plan meets initial signature count

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:30:17 GMT
    A proposal to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage is one step closer to appearing on the November ballot after petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count.
    A proposal to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage is one step closer to appearing on the November ballot after petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count.
  • Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

    Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:18:51 GMT
    The Army is losing the initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military...
    The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.
  • No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:18:27 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't give Jon Stewart any hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton gave Jon Stewart no hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become...
  • Ross bests Hutchinson in June fundraising

    Ross bests Hutchinson in June fundraising

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-07-16 10:50:31 GMT
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross is reporting raising more than $296,000 last month, and spending more than twice as much as he brought in as he edged out Republican rival Asa Hutchinson in fundraising.
    Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross is reporting raising more than $296,000 last month, and spending more than twice as much as he brought in as he edged out Republican rival Asa Hutchinson in fundraising.
  • Leaders seek way forward in dealing with immigration influx

    Leaders seek way forward in dealing with immigration influx

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:40:11 GMT

    With the influx of tens of thousands of immigrants - especially unaccompanied children from Central America - the Department of Health and Human Services has reached out to some cities for help. 

    With the influx of tens of thousands of immigrants - especially unaccompanied children from Central America - the Department of Health and Human Services has reached out to some cities for help. 

  • New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    New guidelines could help many pregnant workers

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-16 08:51:24 GMT
    New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
    New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
  • It's been 15 years since death of JFK Jr., wife

    It's been 15 years since death of JFK Jr., wife

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-07-16 07:22:27 GMT

    The couple was on the way to a relative's wedding when the plane, piloted by Kennedy, crashed in the waters off Martha's Vineyard.

    The couple was on the way to a relative's wedding when the plane, piloted by Kennedy, crashed in the waters off Martha's Vineyard.

  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:26:16 GMT
    The House has voted to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
    The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
  • House passes highway bill as deadline looms

    House passes highway bill as deadline looms

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:22:35 GMT
    The House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial...
    With an August deadline looming, the House voted Tuesday to temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put them on a sound financial...
  • Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says

    Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:03:24 GMT
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will have some good news to tell Congress this week about the health of the labor market. But lawmakers will likely press her to provide more information on just how the...
    Despite recent sizable job gains, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is signaling that her agency is in no rush to withdraw the massive support it is providing the U.S. economy.
  • Obama presses for more lasting highway funding

    Obama presses for more lasting highway funding

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:25:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline.
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday he supports temporary measures to keep federal transportation aid flowing to the states and to keep construction crews on the job, while he also pressed Congress for a more permanent...
  • More Clinton White House records to be released

    More Clinton White House records to be released

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:19:04 GMT
    The National Archives says it plans to release more documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on Friday, part of a months-long disbursement of White House records.
    The National Archives says it plans to release more documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on Friday, part of a months-long disbursement of White House records.
  • Nixon takes a pass, so 2 bills become laws

    Nixon takes a pass, so 2 bills become laws

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:09:52 GMT
    Two bills that Gov. Jay Nixon declined to sign but also chose not to veto have now become laws.
    Two bills that Gov. Jay Nixon declined to sign but also chose not to veto have now become laws.
  • VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

    VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-07-15 07:45:14 GMT
    The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant...
    The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department's assistant inspector...
  • Nixon vetoes electronic cigarette measure

    Nixon vetoes electronic cigarette measure

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:25:45 GMT
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation barring people younger than 18 from buying electronic cigarettes while also exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions.
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation barring people younger than 18 from buying electronic cigarettes while also exempting the nicotine products from other tobacco sales restrictions.
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  • Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

    Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:45 GMT
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp. says concerns about a gun-control bill that passed in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee.
  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:34 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on...
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    Senate, House on collision course on border money

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:02:55 GMT
    Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for...
    Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to...
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