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Secret Service chief resigns as flak builds

Secret Service chief resigns as flak builds

WASHINGTON -- Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, the first woman to lead the agency in charge of protecting the president, resigned Wednesday as criticism mounted over a series of security lapses. Pierson stepped down just 18 months after President Barack Obama selected her...

LR goes online with rundown of police calls

Little Rock began posting time-delayed, computer-automated police dispatches on its website Wednesday morning, providing continuou...
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JOHN BRUMMETT

John Brummett

EDITORIAL

A better effort

Arron Lewis had a long criminal record, though not a violent one.

WALLY HALL

Wally Hall

SPORTS

If Michigan boots AD, Long could get a call

Michigan students showed up at the on-campus home of President Mark Schlissel to demand the firing of Athletic Director ...

BRYAN HENDRICKS

Bryan Hendricks

SPORTS

It's tough to hunt with a screw loose

Jonaus, my assistant at Ace Hardware, had handled the metal pipe for several minutes before he did a double-take.

Severe storms possible Thursday across state

A cold front will usher in the possibility of severe weather, including damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, across much of the state, the National Weather Service said.

Old-building kinks delay Main Street Lofts again

The twists and turns of renovating old buildings have again delayed the move-in dates for tenants of the Main Street Lofts project in downtown Little Rock.

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Arkansas State's Gordon good to go in SBC opener

Michael Gordon's return to practice this week was accompanied by a bulky, hard-to-get-used-to garment pulled over his injured ribs and collarbone.

Names and faces

There was a baby in the audience, and Lena Dunham wondered why. "This is not an appropriate place for babies," she said Tuesday night as she started the tour for one of the season's most anticipated books, Not That Kind of Girl, a collection of adults-only, personal essays.

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Premium fee OK'd for state exchange

In a 5-1 vote, a state board on Wednesday approved a proposal for a 3 percent fee on premiums for plans sold on Arkansas' health insurance exchanges starting in 2016.

Pickups carry auto sales

Americans continued to purchase more vehicles in September. All the major automakers but Ford -- which is seeing stiff competition for its pickups -- posted healthy gains in U.S. auto sales last month.

The WEEKEND TEN

1 Pink A sea of pink will flood downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock for the Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure on Saturday. This year's race will have a different route, starting at Capitol Avenue and Arch Street and ending on Third Street between Louisiana and Center streets.

Secret Service chief resigns as flak builds

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, the first woman to lead the agency in charge of protecting the president, resigned Wednesday as criticism mounted over a series of security lapses.

The oops never stop

Oops. Leslie Rutledge has some explaining to do. Again. Her campaign for Arkansas attorney general keeps running into obstacles--technicalities to her, but big problems to others, usually her opponents.

Arkansas State's Gordon good to go in SBC opener

Michael Gordon's return to practice this week was accompanied by a bulky, hard-to-get-used-to garment pulled over his injured ribs and collarbone.

Texas Ebola monitoring now beyond initial contacts

DALLAS (AP) — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday.

Missing-student suspect doesn't appear in court

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student didn't appear in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges as expected.

Turkey ponders new powers to fight IS militants

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament was debating a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is getting into the automobile sales business.

No action from high court on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage.

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John Brummett:

A better effort

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Like It Is: If Michigan boots AD, Long could get a call

Bryan Hendricks:

Arkansas Sportsman: It's tough to hunt with a screw loose

Michael Storey:

The TV Column: Gracepoint (good), Bad Judge (not) compete

Paul Greenberg:

Columnists: Great leader, little country

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