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Today in History

Today is Friday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2014. There are 12 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 19, 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S. Senate chamber by

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Donations sought for displaced restaurant workers

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Jonesboro firefighter Michael Jones douses the back of Colton's Steak House with water Wednesday.

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — After a fire that demolished a Jonesboro restaurant Wednesday displaced 56 employees, so the corporate operators of the chain have opened a bank account in an effort to obtain

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A-State concludes road swing

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Amanda Lawson launches a jump shot during the Red Wolves’ exhibition victory over Truman State. ASU closes a four-game road swing with tonight’s game at Missouri State.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State has been very busy during its longest road swing of the year. The Red Wolves just hope all the travel doesn't catch up to them before they get home. ASU faces its fourth opponent. . . more »

Who holds the record for most career field goals?

Who is the All time leading Scorer in NBA history?

Which team won 3 Superbowls in the 1990's?

What is the most points scored in an NBA game and by what team?

Who was the first athlete to rap at a Pro Bowl musical gala, in 1995?

How much is a tennis ball supposed to weigh?

Against what opposing team did Babe Ruth hit his first career home run?

Who is the All time NBA assist leader and how many?

Panel on officials' pay holds first meeting
Growers see trade potential in Cuba
Several states ban atheists from office
3 accused of fraud on food program
Woman accused of drug possession
JETS building bids come in over budget
Trinity hopes to survive
Dog rescued on Black River
Christmas puppet program at Collins
How will U.S. respond to hack?
Congress unlikely to stop Cuba policy
Troops battling militants open key corridor in Iraq
Putin: West wants to defang Russian bear
Rhino import request draws concern
A look at this year's flu season
Dow industrials record biggest gain in 3 years
U.S. jobless aid applications decline

Read about all these and more in today's print edition or online e-Edition.

NYC rapper pleads not guilty to charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Up-and-coming rapper Bobby Shmurda has pleaded not guilty to gun and narcotics charges in New York. Shmurda appeared Thursday in court, where a judge ordered him held on $2 million bail. The 20-year-old Brooklyn-born rapper was arrested . . .

Colbert retiring his 'Report,' host he played

NEW YORK (AP) — Colbert Nation will be leaderless after Thursday night. After nine years, Stephen Colbert is leaving "The Colbert Report." He is retiring this Comedy Central satirical-news show along with the mythical character who served as host — a . . .

December 2014