10 Things to Know for Today

Sparks firefighters monitor the rising Truckee River, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, where it runs near the Grand Sierra hotel-casino along a line that divides the cities of Reno and Sparks, Nev. More than 1,000 homes have been evacuated due to overflowing streams and drainage ditches in the area, which remains under a flood warning through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. MERYL STREEP JABS PRESIDENT-ELECT
The actress, accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, uses the occasion to chastise Donald Trump, without using his name.
2. WHERE BAD WEATHER IS ROLLING IN
Hundreds of homes are evacuated in Nevada as thunderstorms arrive as part of a massive winter storm that could be the biggest to slam the region in more than a decade.
3. 'LA LA LAND' DOMINATES GOLDEN GLOBES
Damien Chazelle's bright-hued Los Angeles musical takes home seven awards — a Golden Globes' record.
4. AP POLL: OBAMA FELL SHORT AS NATION'S LEADER
Less than half of Americans say they're better off or that Obama brought the country together in his eight years in office.
5. WHY CHINA'S COAL HABIT WILL BE TOUGH TO BREAK
Many Chinese still burn coal for warmth — a dependence that points to the challenges Beijing faces in trying to curb the nation's choking smog.
6. NO LET-UP IN TENSION WITH PYONGYANG
With Trump getting ready to become president, North Korea is talking about launching an ICBM. Washington officials say they'll shoot down anything that threatens the territory of the U.S. or its allies.
7. IN TEHRAN, GRIEF AT DEATH OF EX-LEADER
Iranians pay respect to former Iranian President Rafsanjani as the nation observes three days of mourning.
8. WHAT'S THREATENING TOYOTA'S BIG MONEY-MAKER
The Camry has ruled as the top-selling car in the U.S. for 15 years, but now it's under siege from the SUV craze.
9. SIXTEEN ARRESTED IN KARDASHIAN THEFT
Police in Paris link the suspects to the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West.
10. TIDE ROLLS BEHIND 'SABAN WAY'
Coach Nick Saban's system has carried Alabama to the brink of yet another national football championship.

 

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:54

Arkansas House panel advances competing tax cut plans

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:56

Tennessee woman struck by Little Rock police vehicle dies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a Tennessee woman who was struck by an officer driving a police sport utility vehicle has died.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:47

UCAPD educates community on stalking awareness

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department is partnering with the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Stalking Resource Center for the month of January to promote National Stalking Awareness.

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