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Today in History

Today is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks go back one hour.
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Facebooking by the fountain


Staci Vandagriff | The Sun
Hero McIntyre of Van Buren, a freshman at Arkansas State, relaxes by the fountain in front of the Carl R. Reng Student Union Thursday night while browsing Facebook on her iPad.

Hero McIntyre of Van Buren, a freshman at Arkansas State, relaxes by the fountain in front of the Carl R. Reng Student Union Thursday night while browsing Facebook on her

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Red Wolves resume SBC play at Idaho


Leslie Westbrook | The Daily Advertiser
Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten looks for a receiver during the Red Wolves' 55-40 loss at Louisiana-Lafayette on Oct. 21. ASU visits Idaho this afternoon.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — The race is far from over. Arkansas State has been in this position and the one thing it knows better than anyone is nothing is decided. It's the Red Wolves' belief that anything can happen, and. . . more »

Who was the only player to win the U.S. Open on three different surfaces, grass and clay at Forest Hills and hardcourt at Flushing Meadows?

Considering that India has a population exeeding one billion people, how many gold medals did India win at the Beijing games of 2008?

Which speedway was built in 2001?

Who holds the record for most career fumbles?

At which Hills was US Open tennis played before it moved to Flushing Meadow?

Who was the NBA leader in rebounds per game during the 2009-10 season?

What breakthrough was made by Lili de Alvarez on center court at Wimbledon in 1931?

Who was tennis star Monica Seles playing in the 1993 Citizen's Cup Tournament in Hamburg, Germany, when she was stabbed in the back by a spectator?


Judge rejects attempt to isolate Maine nurse
Liberia opens large Ebola treatment center
A sigh of relief after murder suspect caught
SpaceShipTwo explodes in flight; one killed
Girl wounded in school shooting dies in hospital
Christie visits Arkansas to tout GOP candidates
Former police lieutenant sentenced to prison
Arrest warrant issued for Ark. housing chief
Wall Street caps wild October with rally
September consumer spending down 0.2 percent
Consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high
Medicare pays for medications after death

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

Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already. Swift's new gig as New York City's global welcome ambassador is getting a Bronx cheer (not that she knows what that is) from locals who questioned her street . . .

Rowling reveals new tidbits on Pottermore site

LONDON (AP) — Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick. The creator of boy wizard Harry Potter published a 1,700-word essay Friday revealing the real-life inspiration behind one of her most . . .


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