Pryor, Cotton spar over student loan availability

PINE BLUFF — The race between U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton heated up Wednesday with each campaign critiquing each other regarding access to loans and grants to pay for college.

House approves aiding Syrian rebels to combat ISIS

WASHINGTON — After six hours of debate, the House on Wednesday agreed to grant President Obama the authority to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of his plan to wipe out the so-called Islamic State.

24th suspect in alleged drug ring arrested

LITTLE ROCK — A 24th suspect wanted in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking ring based out of a Little Rock auto shop has turned himself in, the U.S. attorney’s office in Little Rock said Wednesday.


Mitchel Makes Impact in Return

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema was surprised when cornerback Tevin Mitchel approached him with a request a few weeks ago.


Editorial: Memories of 9/11 are always near

Fifty years ago, people talked about the amazing beauty of the mushroom clouds that developed after atomic bombs were detonated in tests. The brilliance, the wide spectrum of color visible, the graceful development of the cloud itself: It was a terrible beauty to be sure, but a beautiful sight just the same, and one seared into the memory of all who saw it.