Arkansas woman dies at 116 after six-day reign as world's oldest person

Gertrude Weaver, who last week became the world`s oldest-known living person, has died at the age of 116 at a senior care facility in Arkansas, officials said on Monday.

Muslim prisoner can grow his beard: US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that an Arkansas prison cannot prevent a Muslim inmate from wearing a half-inch long beard, in keeping with his religious beliefs.

Arkansas issues same-sex marriage licenses

Gay marriage has arrived in the Bible Belt in the US South, beginning with two women who had travelled overnight to ensure they`d be first in line.

Obama pledges help for tornado victims in US south

President Barack Obama has promised federal help for those hurt by deadly tornadoes in the southern US state of Arkansas, after inspecting damage on a brief stopover.

Gunman kills three people, wounds four in Arkansas shootings

Three people, including a 13-year-old girl, were shot dead and four were injured in Arkansas on Saturday before the suspected gunman was found dead in his vehicle, police said.

Arkansas top attorney will defend gay marriage ban

The attorney general of Arkansas today said he supports allowing same-sex couples to wed, but will continue defending his state`s 2004 ban on gay marriage in court because he believes it is his duty to do so.

Tornadoes kill 26 in US

Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26.

Tornado devastation in US, rescue operation starts, 18 found dead

Residents emerged Monday to view the full scope of the devastation left by powerful tornadoes that tore through small towns in south-central United States, killing at least 18 people.

Multiple deaths as tornadoes strike southern US

Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, killing at least 12 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

`Mass casualty event` reported in Arkansas town after tornado hits

A tornado caused a "mass casualty situation" in Vilonia, Arkansas, after ripping through the town on Sunday, a spokesman for the Faulkner County Sheriff`s office said.

US teacher accidentally shows her sex tape to class

In a bizarre incident in Arkansas, US, a teacher accidentally showed a sex tape of her and her fiancée to her students.

Utilities scramble to restore power in US

Hundreds of thousands of Americans spent a second chilly day without electricity as utility crews from as far away as Canada and Arkansas scrambled to restore power lost.

107-year-old man killed in SWAT shootout in Arkansas

A 107-year-old Arkansas man was killed during a shootout with US police and SWAT team members, local authorities said.

Tornadoes hit US states of Arkansas, Oklahoma

All those injured were in Arkansas and two of the injuries were attributed to a lightning strike, according to a report.

US court overturns ban on teacher-student sex

The Arkansas Supreme Court found that people 18 or older have a constitutional right to engage in a consensual sexual relationship.

Thousands of blackbirds perish in Arkansas again

Around 5,000 blackbirds dropped dead from the sky in Arkansas town on New Year’s Eve.

Fright likely killed birds in Arkansas

Fright likely killed thousands of birds which dropped onto a small town in Arkansas, officials have said.

Arkansas bird carcasses being sent for testing

3,000 red-winged blackbirds had fallen down from sky on New
Year`s Eve.

Thousands of dead birds fall from sky in US town

Investigators are probing the falling dead of birds in Beebe in Arkansas.

Crews search for dozens missing after US floods

Rescue crews took to kayaks, horseback and ATVs at daybreak to resume the desperate search for dozens of campers still missing after flash floods.