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Ex-state police lieutenant pleads guilty in drug case

Ex-state police lieutenant pleads guilty in drug case

A former Arkansas State Police lieutenant accused of taking drugs from the agency's evidence room and selling them to a dealer pleaded guilty Wednesday to one charge in exchange for several others being dismissed. U.S. District Court records show Sedrick Reed entered a guilty ple...

AG asks judge to keep marriage ban in place

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to reject an effort to strike down the state's gay marriage ban, argui...
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PAUL GREENBERG

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Gentlemen of the club

There are certain rivals who may differ on the issues, and in style and background and even basic attitude, ...

NATE ALLEN

Nate Allen

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UA walk-ons more than just another body

As a walk-on who became a four-year starting nose guard and a team captain on football scholarship at the ...

KELLY BRANT

Kelly Brant

FOOD

Wraps critiqued with munching sounds

The pre-dinner conversation: "Whatcha cooking?" asks husband.

2 plead guilty to federal drug conspiracy charge

A federal prosecutor says two men with ties to a drug cartel have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to transport cocaine from Mexico to Little Rock for distribution in central Arkansas.

Zilkha Biomass to build Monticello plant, add 52 jobs

Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy announced Wednesday that it will build a $90 million facility in Monticello to produce wood pellets for use as an alternative energy source, creating 52 jobs.

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Names and faces

Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called Cheek to Cheek, to be released Sept. 23.

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Lobbyist: Baker consulted on PAC

Lobbyist Bruce Hawkins said under oath that the Little Rock attorney who created a political action committee that later contributed to Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's appeals-court campaign discussed matters relating to the PAC with former state Sen. Gilbert Baker, who was a paid consultant for Hawkins' lobbying firm last year.

Windstream seeks fixed-asset trust

Windstream Holdings Inc. shares surged 12 percent Tuesday after the company said it would spin off some of its assets into a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

Salsa recipes offer myriad ways to spice things up

From eggs to tacos, a dollop of salsa enlivens almost any food it touches.

Gaza toll 128 in bloody day

Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza fighting on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.

Mend it, don't end it

"I would say in 90 percent of these cases, there was no question they were registered voters. It's the ID requirement that prevented them from casting a ballot and being counted."

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.

Argentina heads into default as debt talks fail

NEW YORK (AP) — Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives.

Argentina heads into default as debt talks fail

NEW YORK (AP) — Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with U.S. hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."

House approves VA health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

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