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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, September 3, the 246th day of 2014. There are 119 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 3, 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion

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Public Affairs Calendar

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Man kills teen, shoots self

Dustin Azlin | The Sun
Jonesboro detectives Brandon King (left) and Jeremy Parnell bend down to look at the spot where 17-year-old murder victim Diamond C. Ebron's body was found as Sgt. Cassie Brandon coordinates with other officers on her cell phone. Witnesses said the teenager was trying to enter the passenger side of a car when she was gunned down by suspect Kenneth C. Thomas Jr., who killed himself about 10 minutes later.

By Dustin Azlin, Sun Staff Writer, dazlin@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — "There goes my granddaughter," a man said as a coroner's van drove past waving crime scene tape that surrounded the home where his relative was gunned down.
The grandfather didn't

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A-State’s Rains out; Gordon fine for Tennessee

Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Arkansas State’s Michael Gordon, shown during the first quarter of the Red Wolves’ 37-10 victory over Montana State last weekend, is expected to be ready for Saturday’s game at Tennessee despite missing most of the opener with bruised ribs.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State will be about full strength in time for Tennessee. While an unexpected number of Red Wolves exited the season opener with injuries, all of them will be back this week with the. . . more »

What was Miami quarterback Bob Griese the first NFL football player to wear in a game, in 1977?

What NFL team has spent the longest time in the city of its founding?

Who was the first Swedish golfer to win the U.S. Womens's Open two straight times?

The Atlanta Hawks moved to Atlanta from what city?

What connects the following athletes: runners Zola Budd and Bernard Lagat and basketball player Becky Hammon?

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

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

What did Gussie Moran wear in a tournament in "Egypt nine months after she stunned the staid Wimbledon crowd by wearing white lace--fringed panties?

Extremist leader may be dead in U.S. strike
Islamic State group accused of many war crimes
Pakistani officials back premier amid protests
Witt assured agriculture panel spot if elected
State park lodge set to reopen after renovations
Jet maker begins work on Little Rock expansion
Osceola steel mill schedules groundbreaking
Concerns on global growth result in stocks' loss
Airline passengers rebelling, taking it out on others
Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar chain
Federal bankruptcy trial begins for Detroit
Family: Joan Rivers is on life support after surgery

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

Family: Joan Rivers on life support

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement Tuesday that her mother is on . . .

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said . . .

September 2014