NEW YORK (AP) - Federal labor officials say they haven't decided whether to support a request by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to stop a union-backed group from encouraging worker walk-outs that are expected to culminate Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville,... more »
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney says he didn't realize how effective Paul Ryan would be as a campaigner when he picked him as his running mate. Speaking to donors Wednesday in Little Rock, Ark., Romney praised Ryan for drawing large crowds on the campaign trail, raising money... more »
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A 12-year-old girl whose parents were slain is back in Arkansas after her adopted brother took her to Memphis. Authorities say 33-year-old Antonio Whitlow is suspected in the deaths of his parents, whose bodies were found in their Little Rock home Saturday. Whitlow also is... more »
FT. SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Navy veteran Clint Davis says it's disheartening to know Americans devour details about celebrities but know next to nothing about troops who've died for the country overseas. He says often, all that ends up being published about a service member killed in Iraq or Afghanistan... more »
BEEBE, Ark. (AP) - When she plucked a winning lottery ticket out of the trash, Sharon Jones' luck changed instantly. The $1 million prize let the Arkansas woman pay off debts, give thousands of dollars to her children and buy a gleaming new pickup truck. But now her jackpot is... more »
Tyson Foods Inc. says the negative publicity over "pink slime" has hurt demand for beef and will reduce beef supply in the long term. A number of consumers, schools and grocers are shunning beef products that contain the low-cost filler known as "pink slime" as concern about it has grown... more »
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A forensic psychiatrist says a man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a Little Rock military recruiting station suffers from a delusionary disorder.
Dr. Shawn Agharkar testified Friday that Abdulhakim Muhammad has delusions of grandeur and thinks he's being persecuted.
Muhammad is... more »