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Today in History

Today is Wednesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2015. There are 120 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War

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Public Affairs Calendar

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City will contribute to convention center project


Will Bowden | The Sun
Charles Keller Jr. (from left) and Chuck Keller visit with Mayor Harold Perrin following a meeting about a 152-room Hyatt Place hotel and convention center that is planned to be built at the site of the old Arkansas Services Center on McClellan Drive.

BY WILL BOWDEN, Sun Staff Writer, wbowden@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — The developers of a long-planned hotel and convention center near U.S. 63 are excited to finally get the project off the ground.
"It's been quite a while, but we are happy to

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Money only part of ASU’s scheduling strategy


Amy Smotherman Burgess | Knoxville News Sentinel, AP
Arkansas State wide receiver Tres Houston (15) drags Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams into the end zone on a touchdown reception during the Red Wolves’ 34-19 loss to the Volunteers last season in Knoxville, Tenn. ASU opens the 2015 season with another “power five” conference opponent Saturday, traveling to eighth-ranked Southern California.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer JONESBORO — Arkansas State will bank its biggest game guarantee ever from Saturday's visit to eighth-ranked Southern California. While the amount of money is important to the athletic department's budget,. . . more »


Kentucky clerk defies high court on marriage — A3
Police seek suspects after officer killed — A3
Police address mix-up results in two injuries — A3
Stocks fall after Chinese manufacturing report — B4
Health law tax not just levy on luxury — B4
Panel says airlines should disclose fees — B4
UNESCO chief condemns temple destruction — A11
Lebanon protesters' end game uncertain — A11
Migrants travel light on journey to Europe — A11
Judge Joe Brown leaves Memphis jail — B7

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

Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba 'too street' for 007

LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007. In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper published over the weekend, Anthony Horowitz, the author of . . .

Donald Trump among next week's guests on 'The Tonight Show'

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is returning to NBC. Not to his old show, "The Celebrity Apprentice," but to "The Tonight Show," where he'll be a guest on Sept. 11. Currently leading the Republican field in the 2016 presidential race, Trump will sit down . . .


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