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  • Democrats see good in Rebel statues' exits

    WASHINGTON -- Leading Democrats on Sunday morning talk shows defended moves by local governments to remove monuments of Confederate leaders, saying that the unrest in Charlottesville, Va., last week showed that the statues had become rallying points for white supremacists instead of educational tools about the nation's history.

  • U.S. to Afghans: We're with you

    CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan -- Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you."

  • Border Patrol jobs stay unfilled

    WASHINGTON -- Five days after President Donald Trump took office, he signed an executive order that promised a swift, sharp crackdown on illegal immigration -- immediate construction of a border wall, quick hiring of 5,000 new Border Patrol agents and stepped-up deportation of illegal aliens.

  • Data, not decor, define new state website

    A redesigned state website is ditching glossy images for a down-to-business design that emphasizes state services.

  • U.S. destroyer, tanker collide near Singapore

    SEOUL, South Korea -- Ten U.S. Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker three times its size collided near Singapore early today.

  • Tal Afar next objective for ISIS-chasing Iraqis

    ABU GHADDUR, Iraq -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday began a multipronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group.

  • Comedian, actor Jerry Lewis dies

    LOS ANGELES -- Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.

  • Location of molester creates stir

    EDMOND, Okla. -- A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime.

  • Power providers prepared for eclipse

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When the moon passes in front of the sun during today's eclipse, California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun.

  • Some spots border on solitude

    NORTON, Vt. -- It can be slow at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing between Norton, Vt., and Stanhope, Quebec, where agents have watched moose amble through while waiting for people and cargo.

  • Spain intensifies hunt for suspect

    BARCELONA, Spain -- Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants.

  • West backs rebels, can't help, Assad says

    DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups.

  • The world in brief

    Roadside bomb kills Lebanese soldiers

  • The nation in brief

    3 countries end 1st round of NAFTA talks

  • Names and faces

    Germany welcomed the release Sunday of a writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant and accused Turkey of abusing the international system used to hunt down fugitives.

  • Weather ripe for state to see today's eclipse

    Today's forecast: Mostly sunny with a slight possibility of rain and a 100 percent chance of the sun disappearing.

  • VA cemetery filling fast in NLR

    An uptick in burials at a state veterans cemetery in North Little Rock has officials thinking of expansion sooner than expected.

  • Alcohol-sales vote sought by 2 cities in Pulaski County

    Jacksonville and Sherwood are now squared away for each of their respective city councils to approve a resolution calling a special election to allow alcohol sales in a dry pocket of the urban area.

  • Agency weighs views on proposal to meet haze-reduction rule

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality finished accepting comments last week on its proposed method of implementing a federal air rule that has been debated by environmental groups and utilities.

  • NW city will build new site for EMS

    FORT SMITH -- Work is scheduled to begin Sept. 1 on construction of a larger ambulance station in Greenwood to keep pace with Sebastian County's growing Emergency Medical Services operation.

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  • Medical Examiner: George Flowers’ death a homicide

    The state Medical Examiner has determined that George Flowers died of complications from blunt force physical trauma, ruling his death a homicide, and 10th Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen has charged Flowers’ alleged assailant with murder. Jeremy Huskey, the 38-year-old Drew County man suspected of assaulting Flowers in July, is charged with aggravated residential burglary, second-degree murder, and evidence tampering in connection with Flowers’ death. Because he is charged as a habitual offender, Huskey faces … Continued

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  • Lakeport​ ​to​ feature​ heritage​ ​of​ ​Mississippi​ ​Delta​ ​Chinese

    Grasping Shadows: Evolution of the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum will be the subject of the Lakeport Legacies history talk on August 31 at the Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village. The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m., with refreshments and conversation, and the program starts at 6 p.m. The Lakeport Plantation is located at 601 Highway 142 in Lake Village. Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history talk at the Lakeport Plantation. Each month a topic … Continued

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  • George Carrol Flowers

    George Carrol Flowers, 67, of Monticello, died Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born on January 12, 1950 in Dermott. Mr. Flowers was a 1968 graduate of McGehee High School and a longtime employee of B&F Motor (NAPA) Auto Parts store. He loved music and he played in several local bands. He was preceded by his grandparents, C.L. and Margaret Minchew; his parents, J.H. “Cutter” Stuart and Gwen Minchew Stuart and his friend, Arlene Ashley. … Continued

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  • Margaret Earle Pugh

    Margaret Earle Pugh, 66, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Hamburg, passed away in the early morning of August 14, 2017 at her home. She was born on March 31, 1951 in Hamburg and was the daughter of the late George Butler Pugh, Sr. and Mary Margaret Pugh. Margaret Earle was a graduate of Hamburg High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, and a 1973 graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, … Continued

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  • Melissa Ann Hays

    Melissa Ann Hays, 44, of New Edinburg, died on August 14, 2017 at Bradley County Medical Center. She was born October 19, 1972, in Warren. She was a school teacher and a member of Emmaus Baptist Church. Ms. Hayes was preceded in death by her mother, Nell Gullett Dal Santo and a stepbrother, Brandon Temple. Survivors are her father and stepmother, Dennis and Sherry Hays of Hermitage; stepfather, Walter Dal Santo and wife Sandra of … Continued

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  • Vita Rae Bordenaro Blasengame

    Vita Rae Bordenaro Blasengame, 77, of Star City, died on August 14, 2017 at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock. She was born on June 4, 1940 in Bonita, Louisiana to the late Nick and Mamie Ada Marten Bordenaro. Mrs. Blasengame was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Blasengame; two brothers, Joe Bordenaro and Nick Bordenaro; and two sisters, Mary Dennis and Sally Cotton. Survivors … Continued

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  • MAD grand opening to feature ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Migos & more

    The Murphy Arts District (MAD) in El Dorado will celebrate its $100 million revitalization project grand opening with a 5-day music celebration in September featuring a full lineup of top entertainers and recording artists. The event will be held in conjunction with the El Dorado MusicFest. The lineup includes ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Migos, X Ambassadors, Smokey Robinson, Train, Ludacris, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, John Hiatt, Natasha Bedingfield, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, … Continued

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  • Junk Hunt Loop in Southeast Arkansas set for this fall

    The second annual Junk Hunt Loop, a 3-day multi-county yard sale along highways 79 and 63 in Southeast Arkansas, has been set for October 5 through October 7. While there will be sales all along the the route, there will be several hubs where a multiple vendors will sell their “junk” at a central location. The beginning/ending point of the 25-mile Junk Hunt Loop route will be at the Pine Bluff hub at Carrie Scott’s … Continued

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