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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record lowFed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., second from left, before Fauci's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., watches at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborneTop US scientist reassures lawmakers it's unlikely that Ebola would mutate to become airborne
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This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)
Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactorPennsylvania State Police: Ambush suspect belonged to military re-enactor group
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Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, right, speaks with Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori during an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Watson attended the event organized by women's groups pushing the country's lawmaking body to increase their numbers of elected female senators and deputies. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Emma Watson 'touched' by reception in UruguayBritish actress Emma Watson 'touched' by Uruguay reception, calls for more women in politics
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekendNASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend after 10-month, 442 million-mile journey
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 7, 2010 file photo, Cuban-born actress Maria Conchita Alonso poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. Venezuela's authorities announced on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they began proceedings to revoke Alonso's Venezuelan citizenship.  Alonso, who was born in Cuba and moved to Venezuela at age 5, was a strong critic of the government of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Venezuela threatens citizenship of actress AlonsoVenezuela's leftist leaders move to strip citizenship from actress Maria Conchita Alonso
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
The remains of houses destroyed by fire sit in Weed, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, the saw mill and a church in Weed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Officials: Wildfire destroyed about 110 homesOfficials surveying damage from California wildfire say about 110 homes destroyed, 90 damaged
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
People read newspaper headlines commenting on American President Barrack Obama's announcement on sending troops to fight the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone." President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday that he will order 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to help contain the dreaded disease, which has killed at least 2,400 people. The U.S. is also planning on delivering 17 treatment centers with 100 beds each to Liberia, which has been hardest hit by the outbreak.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledgeLiberia's president praises US Ebola aid, hopes it will spur other nations to chip in
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Palestinian Ahlam Abu Toaimeh, 47, holds a picture of her son Mohammed Abu Toaimeh, 22, as she speaks to an Associated Press reporter at her house in the town of Abasan, in the southern Gaza Strip. Desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars, Mohammed paid traffickers to smuggle him to Europe. But he and dozens of other Gazans are missing amid reports that smugglers sunk their vessel on purpose. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea tripsWith desperation mounting, hundreds of Gazans are trying to reach Europe in risky sea voyages
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
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  • Conway Woman Seeks to Return Lost Love Letter

    A Conway woman is seeking to return a love letter she discovered that was written more than 70 years ago. Paige Hess found the love note at the bottom of a sewing box, stuffed under needles, thread, and stamps. 5NEWSonline.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:54 AM
  • Backers ask court to dismiss alcohol-sales lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot. KAIT-TV Jonesboro, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:34 AM
  • State continues rail study, including high-speed passenger service

    Given the iffiness of continuing work on road projects on account of federal revenue issues, it's hard to imagine Arkansas ever having the federal backing to move forward with high-speed passenger rail service in the state. But we can dream, can't we? To that end, the Arkansas Highway and TRANSPORTATION Department will hold public meetings next week to talk about Arkansas rail service. Arkansas Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:11 AM
  • State narrows top teachers list to 4

    The four Arkansas Teacher of the Year finalists Lindsay Griffin of Greenbrier Middle School, Donna Dillahunty of Marion Intermediate School, Ouida Newton of Poyen High School, and Jayna Moffit of Lincoln Junior High School in Bentonville, celebrate after being selected from a group of teachers from around the state during a ceremony Tuesday at the state Capitol. The two English and two math teachers who were named finalists Tuesday for the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award have worked in the classroom between 13 and 36 years in districts that stretch from the eastern and western borders of the state. NWAonline, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 05:15 AM
  • Watch Victor Epkuk paint to 'Ode to Joy'

    The Arkansas Arts Center has provided this link to a video of 12th national Drawing Invitational artist Victor Ekpuk creating a work on the wall of the gallery while listening to Beethoven's masterpiece "Ode to Joy." Ekpuk started the work at a public event Aug. 21; like all the work in his public painting events, it will be destroyed after the show, "Outside the Lines," goes down Oct. 5. Were you there for the event? Read more about the work at this previous post . Arkansas Times, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 03:11 PM
  • AHTD Seeks Input On High-Speed Rail Plan At Fort Smith Meeting

    The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is scheduled to hold a public meeting in Fort Smith to seek input on a new plan to extend high-speed passenger rail service across the state, according to a news release. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the River Parks Events Building at 121 Riverfront Dr., the release states. 5NEWSonline.com, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:38 PM
  • Jacksonville Votes on Starting New School District

    It's Election Day in Jacksonville as voters decide whether or not the city should have its own school district. The resolution of the 32-year old desegregation case between Little Rock, North Little Rock and the Pulaski County Schools is allowing Jacksonville the opportunity to break away. FOX16, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:21 PM
  • Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur

    David Woodberry isn't typical of the young entrepreneurs you'll find at startup accelerators like the ARK Challenge. ArkansasBusiness.com, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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