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Israeli fire hits U.N. facility in Gaza, killing 15

Israeli fire hits U.N. facility in Gaza, killing 15

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forwar...

State creating own exchange gets price tag

The director of a state-created nonprofit exploring a possible state-run health insurance exchange said she will recommend next mo...

Tolls on I-40 seen in study as a way to add more lanes

Tolls could generate enough money to build an additional lane in each direction on the 110-mile section of Interstate 40 between N...

Pulaski County jail reopens again to all offenders

The Pulaski County jail reopened again Thursday after having been closed since July 1 to people arrested for minor, nonviolent off...

Jogger in hit-and-run dies; no leads yet, LR police say

The Little Rock jogger struck by a vehicle near his midtown residence died late Tuesday, according to police. Barry Livingston, 76...
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JOHN BRUMMETT

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Grab a blanket

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a guest column Tuesday for the New York Times arguing the glorious notion that ...

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Arkansas, Georgia have a tough road ahead

It has become common knowledge that the Arkansas Razorbacks have one of the toughest schedules in the nation this ...

CAROLYN HAX

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You're family; give pingpong playing in-laws a friendly 'no'

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband's family likes to play games, like pingpong, bean-bag toss or cards. I am not a ...

Bald Knob man pleads innocent in fatal shooting, assault

SEARCY — A Bald Knob man has pleaded innocent to accusations that he fatally shot his father-in-law and assaulted his wife.

Wal-Mart names new CEO of U.S. discount division

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says U.S. discount-store chief Bill Simon is stepping down.

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Power Five plan OK with Benson

NEW ORLEANS -- The Sun Belt Conference doesn't appear to be fretting over the proposed governing structure unveiled by the NCAA last Friday that would give the biggest conferences more influence over college rules.

Chickasaw Nation aims to cast film

TULSA — The Chickasaw Nation plans a casting search in Tulsa for Native American actors to star in a film about a trailblazing tribal entertainer.

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State creating own exchange gets price tag

The director of a state-created nonprofit exploring a possible state-run health insurance exchange said she will recommend next month that the board request $91 million to $133 million in federal grant money to pay for the exchange's setup costs.

SEC to end $1 a share for some funds

WASHINGTON -- Regulators voted by a narrow margin Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry -- the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds -- at least for some money funds used by big investors.

State creating own exchange gets price tag

The director of a state-created nonprofit exploring a possible state-run health insurance exchange said she will recommend next month that the board request $91 million to $133 million in federal grant money to pay for the exchange's setup costs.

Grab a blanket

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote a guest column Tuesday for the New York Times arguing the glorious notion that we should do away with party primaries.

Power Five plan OK with Benson

NEW ORLEANS -- The Sun Belt Conference doesn't appear to be fretting over the proposed governing structure unveiled by the NCAA last Friday that would give the biggest conferences more influence over college rules.

Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison.

Chicago police arrest man in 11-year-old's death

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a sleepover last week.

Ukraine accused of targeting civilians in east

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — War literally came to Alexander Litvinenko's living room, when a missile punched a gaping hole into the wall of his ninth-floor apartment. The 53-year-old college philosophy teacher had just stepped into his study to check the news online, barely escaping death.

US new-home sales plummet in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.

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Like It Is: Arkansas, Georgia have a tough road ahead

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Tell Me About It: You're family; give pingpong playing in-laws a friendly 'no'

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