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Today in History

Today is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 23, 1914, Japan declared war against Germany in World War I.
On this date:
In 1305, Scottish rebel leader

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Public Affairs Calendar

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JPD chief suspended without pay

Sun File Photo

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The mayor of Jonesboro suspended the city's police chief for 30 days without pay for remarks he made about a Sun reporter and the newspaper on social media.
Mayor Harold Perrin said

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ASU shifts focus to opener with Montana State

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State's Blaise Taylor, left, takes a hit from teammate Artez Brown during last weekend's scrimmage at Centennial Bank Stadium. The Red Wolves have turned their attention to their season opening opponent, Montana State.

By Matthew V. Roberson Sun Staff Writer JONESBORO — For more than three weeks Arkansas State has focused on itself. The Red Wolves have built up their endurance, worked to improve their fundamentals and put in the final pieces of their playbook.. . . more »

Who won the NBA title in 2010?

Who became the youngest and oldest player to win the Masters, in 1963 and 1986?

What American sister and brother won the mixed double championship at Wimbledon in 1980?

What quarterback got stuck with the given names Yelberton Abraham?

Who is the All time leading Scorer in NBA history?

The largest crowd to see an NBA game was how many?

What did a Buffalo fan hit Chuck Foreman in the eye with during a game, ending his chance of winning the NFC rushing title in 1975?

What NFL team once had Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Maureen Reagan and Danny Thomas on its advisory board?

Obama presents birth control measures for religious groups
U.S. has options for Iraq
Officer's fate could set precedent
Policeman accused of serial sex assault
Man accused of having sex with 12-year-old girl
Woman charged with theft of clothing, school supplies
Woman accused of assault, mischief
Emails show Walker recall election campaign push
Greater Dimensions serves Kingdom Wings, prayer
Warren hopes to expand ministry in Africa
Pope's Iraq envoy: Minorities must be defended
Church services offered at Smith Mountain Lake
Ross, Hutchinson argue over budget planning
Huckabee to GOP: Stop the dispute over Common Core
Officials get look at medical college plans
Mosque attack kills 64 in Iraq; Sunnis halt talks
Syrian war death toll at 191,000
Hamas kills 18 suspected spies
West condemns Russia for convoy

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

Parole denied again for Lennon's killer

NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, . . .

Griffin to Minaj: I want a booty challenge

NEW YORK (AP) — While most people are inviting friends to complete the ice bucket challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj: a booty challenge. The 53-year-old comedian said after watching the eye-popping, rump-shaking music video . . .

August 2014