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  • Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he has not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a 7-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza war but is continuing work. Video as incoming. (July 25)
  • Rep. Royce Says Putin Has Declared War
    July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Al Hunt recaps his interview with Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He speaks with Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg)
  • What the Immigration Crisis Says About Washington
    July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Greylock Capital's Hans Humes and Bloomberg's Jonathan Allen and Phil Mattingly discuss the immigration crisis with Trish Regan on "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg)
  • Video Released Of Accidental Jail Release
    Video Released Of Accidental Jail Release
  • Obama Advisor Skips House Hearing
    The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Friday, setting up a potential new legal battle in this midterm election year. (July 25)
  • Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire
    Officials in central Washington State say they plan to restore power to much of the wildfire-ravaged Methow Valley on Friday, after a massive wildfire tore through the region. (July 25)
  • 80-year-old man shoots pregnant home invader
    Police are still deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man after he fatally shot an unarmed intruder who, before she died, claimed she was pregnant.
  • UN School In Gaza Caught In Cross-fire; 15 Killed
    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard. Palestinian officials blamed Israel for the shelling, which wounded dozens and came on the deadliest day so far of the current round of fighting, while the Israeli military said it was investigating the strike and raised the possibility the compound was hit by Hamas rockets amid a marked increase in Islamic militant attacks in the area.
  • Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad
    Speaking in Los Angeles, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded "economic patriotism" from U.S. corporations that use legal means to avoid U.S. taxes through overseas mergers. (July 24)
  • Resident, 80, Who Killed Intruder Claiming To Be Pregnant May Still Face Charges
    Resident, 80, Who Killed Intruder Claiming To Be Pregnant May Still Face Charges
  • Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives'
    A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was killed. (July 24)
  • Jersey City couple killed after tornado slams Virginia campground
    he voices in the video tell the story. "Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."
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Summer storm on Wednesday results in damage reports
Storm System Brings Wind Damage to Region (07/24/14)
Summer storm on Wednesday results in damage reports
Big Crowds Enjoy Annual St. Francis Picnic (07/24/14)
Great weather for annual fundraiser for Hall and Gravel Hill cemeteries.
Revitalizing Downtown Rector a Team Effort (07/24/14)
Funding and guidance being offered to aid with organizing project
Stuff the Box School Supply Drive Underway (07/24/14)
Donations to effort will benefit local students
Local Minister, Author Meets Van Impes (07/24/14)
Shelton invited to visit at ministry headquarters in Michigan
Pollard Picnic Draws Good Crowds (07/16/14)
Good turnout for annual New Hope Cemetery fundraiser, despite heat and humidity
Annual St. Francis Picnic is at Hand (07/16/14)
Full schedule awaits visitors on Saturday, July 19
County And Cities Benefit From Sales Tax Dollars (07/16/14)
First returns in from tax approved last October
Meeting Set to Focus On Downtown Rector (07/16/14)
Main Street Arkansas effort coming to Clay County
Magee Seeks Re-Election as Piggott City Clerk (07/16/14)
Announces candidacy for third term in office
Area Seniors Compete in Jonesboro Event (07/16/14)
Rector and Piggott teams take part in Wii bowling tourney at Turtle Creek Mall
Piggott Library Wraps Up Successful Summer Reading Effort (07/16/14)
Annual summer reading program a big success, record numbers of kids reached
Local Team Ropers Competing at NHSFR (07/15/14)
Haney and Murray set to rope at 66th annual event in Wyoming
Piggott Celebrates Fourth of July With Annual Picnic (07/10/14)
Large crowds and moderate weather spell success for annual fundraiser
Rector Museum Grows Through Donations (07/10/14)
Special donors to museum make expansion project possible
Annual Pollard Picnic at Hand (07/10/14)
Full schedule of pageants, activities set for Saturday
Summer Reading Program at Success at Rector Library (07/10/14)
Hundreds turn out for popular summer reading program
Ultimate Oldies Returns to Rector (07/10/14)
Tickets on sale for popular showcase of talent
Piggott Celebrates With Annual Picnic (07/05/14)
Fourth of July Picnic enjoys great weather, crowds
World War II Veterans to Lead Piggott Parade (07/03/14)
Tim Tanner and Norman Steward named Grand Marshals for Piggott Fourth of July parade
Piggott Mayor, Regional Leader, Gerald Morris Dies at Age 80 (07/03/14)
City and region continue to mourn sudden death of Morris
Dr. Clopton, Renowned Physician and RHS grad, Dead at 81 (07/03/14)
Considered the dean of physicians in Northeast Arkansas
4-H Sets Terrific Tuesday Schedule (07/03/14)
Variety of offerings on consecutive Tuesdays in July at fairgrounds
National Headlines
  • Some in 'torture' report denied chance to read it
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement....
  • No truce, but 12-hour lull in Gaza fighting begins
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel and Hamas began a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza Saturday after the efforts of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed to produce a longer truce aimed at ending nearly three weeks of fighting....
  • Holy month of Ramadan is a big boon for retailers
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Glitzy billboards in the Middle East and postage stamps in the U.S. Advertisements for lingerie and sales on modest skirts. Lavish buffets and cellphone apps....
  • Hospital shooting suspect had history of violence
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy history of gun arrests, violence and mental health problems, authorities said....
  • In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
    HONG KONG (AP) -- As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronized nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water's edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift....
  • EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions
    BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Friday extended its Ukraine-related sanctions to target top Russian intelligence officials and leaders of the pro-Russia revolt in eastern Ukraine, official documents showed....
  • Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture....
  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S....
  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis....
  • Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win
    BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members recover from 2012's Superstorm Sandy....
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