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Today in History

Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On April 24, 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. (The

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Public Affairs Calendar

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A consuming fire

Rob Holt | The Sun
Firefighters and other emergency responders investigate a the scene of a fire Tuesday that killed one person and injured several others at Aspen Gardens Apartments, 1011 Rains St. in Jonesboro.

By George Jared, Sun Staff Writer, gjared@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Tina Johnson was immersed in Bible study when a sonic boom shook her Aspen Gardens apartment on Rains Street.
At first she thought it was someone slamming a door. She continued to

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Anderson satisfied with first spring drills

Kevin Turbeville | The Sun
Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson observes a pass skeleton drill during Monday’s practice.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer JONESBORO — Blake Anderson is all about effort. For the past five weeks, the new Arkansas State football coach has hustled his players onto the field, hustled them through rigorous drills and hustled them. . . more »

London hosts/hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. In which previous years have London hosted the games?

What golfer hit Ben Crenshaw in the head with his putter in 1986, forcing Crenshaw to head for the hospital?

In what year did the NFL require all teams to display the names of players on their jerseys?

Who stormed off court at the end of the 1999 French Open and had to have her mother coax her back?

What is the least amount of points scored by one team in a NBA game and what team?

What golfer had played 87 straight Grand Slam tournaments until a shoulder injury forded him to miss the 1996 British Open?

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

What colours make up the Olympic rings?

Amid Russian warning, Ukraine faces security bind
CIA inquiries report shadows Gitmo trials
Mississippi governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban
Georgia expands gun carry rights
White House weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years
Court nixes child porn victim award
Death-row inmates' claims rejected
Florida executes man convicted of murdering two
Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels leader led lewd workplace
Tax delinquent properties in county set for auction
Jonesboro police probe break-ins, thefts
Police officers investigating suspected DWI wreck
Craighead official warns about scams
Counseling, probation ordered
Sales tax collections rebounding
Court case continued for man suspected of making bombs
Boozman recovering from surgery
Little Rock zoo master plan includes aquarium
Master Gardeners to sell plants Saturday
Assad blamed for new gas attacks
Ferry toll hits 156; search gets tougher
Officials: Car bomb in northern Iraq kills 9

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

Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman. A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirms that Foster wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend. Publicist Jennifer Allen offered no other details Wednesday. E! was the first to . . .

Letterman gets visit from successor Colbert

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman — twice. Colbert, the Comedy Central host, visited the "Late Show" for the first time . . .

April 2014