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  • Clinton: Shutdown shows “scorched earth” politics

    CLINTON, N.Y. Hillary Rodham Clinton says the partial government shutdown is emblematic of too many people in politics choosing “scorched earth over common ground.” In a speech Friday night at Hamilton College in upstate New York, the former senator and secretary of state said that it’s difficult to recall a time when politicians were willing to risk, in her words, “so much damage to the country to pursue their own agendas.” Clinton notes that the government shutdown forced President Barack […]

  • Safety commission: Surge protectors being recalled for potential fire hazard

    Washington (CNN) — More than 15 million surge protectors are being recalled for posing a potential fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer announced Thursday. Seven hundred instances of APC SurgeArrest devices overheating or melting have been reported, according to a press release from the safety commission. Thirteen people were hurt and 55 claims were made for damage caused by smoke and fire. The recall includes corded surge protectors manufactured before 2003 by Schneider Electric IT Corporation. […]

  • House approves back pay for furloughed workers as shutdown continues

    (CBS)–With much of the federal government shut down for the fifth day, Congress has its hands full trying to reach an agreement on reopening the government, but one brief spot of compromise emerged on Saturday, when a broad bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives passed a bill granting back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed during the shutdown. The bill passed by a margin of 407 to zero. Twenty-five members did not vote. In a press conference […]

  • Man Accused Of Shooting At Jehovah’s Witnesses Gets Court Date

    Centerton police arrested a man accused of firing 19 rounds at a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Saturday (Sept. 28). John Baldwin, 35, was released the next day from the Benton County Jail on a $50,000 bond. He is set to be arraigned Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. before Benton County Circuit Judge Robin Green. At arraignments, suspects enter a plea after hearing the formal charges that have been filed against them. According to a probable cause affidavit, three Jehovah’s […]

  • Small jet hits hangar at Santa Monica Airport

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (CBS)– Officials say a small jet has crashed into a hangar after landing at a Southern California airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the twin-engine Cessna Citation went off the right side of the runway at Santa Monica Municipal Airport at about 6:20 p.m. Sunday night and struck the hangar. Gregor says he had no immediate information on how many people were aboard or their conditions. The Santa Monica Fire Department says it is responding […]

  • Optimism fades ahead of government shutdown deadline

    Washington (CBS) –With less than two days before much of the federal government shuts down due to disputes over the budget and Obamacare, Democrats and Republicans continued trading blows on Sunday, offering precious little cause for optimism that Congress will be able to steer its way out of the cul-de-sac before pandemonium arrives on Tuesday. The message from both parties: The other side’s demands are unreasonable, and they will consequently shoulder the blame if the government shuts down. On Saturday, […]

  • Three sentenced to federal prison for distributing methamphetamines

    Two Arkansans and a Texas man who each pleaded guilty to drug charges have been sentenced to federal prison. U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge says Kyle Alexander and Christopher Randolph – both of Bethel Heights – were sentenced to nine years after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Eldridge says Noe Tovias of San Benito, Texas was sentenced to 12 years after pleading guilty to possession of more than 50 grams of meth with intent to distribute. […]

  • Fayetteville Police Officer Dragged 130 Feet After Attempting to Make Arrest

    A Fayetteville police officer suffered injuries to his knees after trying to stop a vehicle on Dickson Street. According to an arrest report, Officer Tim Shepard noticed an Oldsmobile because the radio was loud and then recognized the driver as Melvin Sims, who has a suspended license. Shepard tried to stop the vehicle by reaching into the passenger’s side window. The arrest report then states that Shepard’s feet were lifted off the ground. He was carried about 130 feet before […]

  • Defiant House delays Obamacare; government shutdown looms

    Washington (CNN) — Less than 48 hours before a shutdown of the federal government would begin, House Republican leaders remained defiant in their effort to chip away at Obamacare — with one member of the House GOP leadership insisting the House will continue its effort to undermine the health care law and another faulting the Democratically controlled Senate for not working on Sunday. In a move that makes a shutdown appear very likely, House Republicans approved a spending plan early […]

  • Risking government shutdown, House GOP still seeks Obamacare delay

    The House Republican Conference convened on Capitol Hill Saturday to devise a path forward on the budget debate, just one day after the Senate sent them a spending bill that many Republicans view as unacceptable, and just over two days before much of the government will shut down if Congress fails to reach an agreement. On Friday, the Senate passed a spending bill, called a “continuing resolution,” that would keep the government afloat through mid-November and preserve funding for Obamacare, […]

  • Razorback Fans Turn Out Despite Soggy Start

    Rain didn’t keep Hog fans from packing the Donald Reynolds Razorback football stadium. Some students camped out since Thursday (Sep. 26th) to get front row seats in the student section. Conner Ahrendsen, a sophomore, who was second in line, said he is really excited, “I’m hoping they win.” “Everyone tells me I’m crazy and ask me why I do it and I can’t really answer that.” Ahrendson adds “ I can’t think of a rational answer.” The combination of a […]

  • 2nd major quake in a week rocks southwest Pakistan

    QUETTA, Pakistan (CBS)–A major earthquake rocked Pakistan’s southwest Saturday, killing at least 15 and sending panicked people running into the street just days after another quake in the same region killed hundreds, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8 magnitude quake was felt in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province. Pakistan’s Meteorological Department measured the earthquake at 7.2 magnitude, saying its epicenter was about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of the town of Khuzdar. Baluchistan government […]

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