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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod issued orders denying the export privileges of three Russian … more
The Arkansas Department of Transportation is inviting public comment on a proposed amendment to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan, or STIP, concerning electric vehicle … more
When the Harrison Board of Education met in April, it recognized some staff members for financial and professional accomplishments.  Superintendent Dr. Stewart Pratt introduced Jenny Cowling, … more
Students from the Harrison High School Art Club and EAST Initiative have been painting some windows in downtown Harrison in honor of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to the U.S. … more
APRIL 1 – 7, 2022 Russian troops left behind crushed buildings and residents in dire need of food and aid in the northern Ukrainian city of Bucha. Protests around the world condemned the … more
APRIL 1 - 7, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from North America made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. The selection was curated by … more
Amazon plans to file objections to the union election on Staten Island, New York that resulted in the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the company’s history. The e-commerce giant stated its plans in a legal filing to the National Labor Relations Board made public Thursday. Among other things, the company accused the Amazon Labor Union, a group of former and current employees who spearheaded the union drive, of threatening warehouse workers to vote in favor of the organizing effort. Eric Milner, an attorney representing the ALU, said claims were “patently absurd.” The federal labor board is giving the company until April 22 to back up its objections. more
At a home in Bucha, from where Russian soldiers recently retreated, municipal workers remove a dead body. In a school yard in Chernihiv, a boy clutching a loaf of bread is part of a crowd receiving … more
U.S. government scientists calculate that levels of the potent heat-trapping gas methane rose at a record pace last year. Thursday's announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration raised new climate change concerns. Methane traps more heat than carbon dioxide but it doesn't last that long in the air and isn't as plentiful. Cutting methane is seen as low-hanging fruit in the fight to curb global warming. However, for the second straight year methane levels in the air rose at record fast pace. This is despite the pandemic. Methane comes from energy use, agriculture and landfills and is also natural. more
JASPER — Newton County Sheriff Glenn Wheeler said a man and woman from Mt. Judea were arrested Wednesday on drugs and weapons charges after apparent hallucinations led to a house being shot … more
McDonald’s investors will consider a proposal for a civil rights audit of the company. Shareholder advocacy group SOC Investment Group __ which successfully submitted a similar measure at Apple last month __ wants McDonald’s board to oversee a third-party audit that would analyze the company's civil rights record and provide recommendations for improvement. McDonald's objected, saying a public audit could hurt the company's defense in several ongoing lawsuits. But the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said this week that the proposal should remain on McDonald's proxy statement. McDonald's hasn't set a date for its next annual meeting, but they are usually held in May.  more
Nobel Peace Prize-winning newspaper editor Dmitry Muratov says he was attacked on a Russian train by an assailant who poured red paint on him, causing severe discomfort to his eyes. Muratov told Novaya Gazeta Europe, a project launched by newspaper staff after the paper suspended operation last week under government pressure, that the Thursday assault happened on a train heading from Moscow to Samara. He said the assailant shouted: "Muratov, here’s one for our boys.” Novaya Gazeta, Russia’s leading independent newspaper, announced March 28 that it was suspending operations for the duration of what it referred to in quotation marks as “the special operation” in Ukraine, the term that Russian authorities insist media must use for the war. more
A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department documents reveal. The social media posts fanned across a variety of popular Instagram and TikTok accounts that have a combined following of 5 million people who follow their videos, photos and content about travel destinations, sports, fashion and women’s issues. The Chinese Consulate in New York paid $300,000 to New Jersey-based firm Vippi Media to recruit the influencers.  more
Scientists have calculated that a fundamental particle of physics has more mass than expected. If verified by other experiments, the results published Thursday in the journal Science would mean that the model physicists use to understand the workings of the universe may need to be revised. Researchers at Fermi National Accelerator Lab crashed atoms together over 10 years to measure the mass of fleeting fundamental particles called W bosons and were surprised by the result. They now wonder if there's an undiscovered particle that would account for the difference, or perhaps an entirely new phenomenon.  more
The Newton County Extension Service is having a Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) course for those that need to apply or recertify for their restricted use pesticide license. This training is … more
1:07 a.m. — A male subject called to report he and his girlfriend had been in a disturbance at an address on West Nicholson and he was trying to leave, but she was yelling and screaming at him. … more
New Beginnings School of Cosmetology has a new home. The cosmetology school will open the doors at … more
ConAgra is cutting its outlook for the year with inflation outpacing the price hikes put into place by the major food producer. The cost of goods increased 10.1%. during the quarter and the Chicago company said it expects full-year gross inflation to be approximately 16% compared with its previous guidance of 14%. The maker of Birds Eye, Slim Jim and Reddi-wip said another round of prices will be needed. Shares slipped about 1% Thursday at the opening bell.  more
A report from Facebook owner Meta finds a big jump this year in disinformation and propaganda linked to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The company, which also owns Instagram, says its review also has found an increase in domestic disinformation and propaganda in countries around the world, suggesting that the tactics pioneered by foreign intelligence organizations are now being used more widely for political and financial motives. Meta says it's trying to stay one step ahead of groups trying to exploit its site, but executives at the company acknowledge their adversaries are adapting, too. more
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