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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
Updated at 10:21 AM

“Unacceptable,” is how President François Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three former presidents and wiretapped two finance ministers.

Updated at 10:15 AM

The art of layering a garden is a special talent. Rarely do you plant an entire garden bed all at once and then walk away. Truth be told, this is a process whereby you put down the first layer, walk away for a while and come back and add to it. Over...

Updated at 10:09 AM

When British filmmaker Asif Kapadia set out to make “Amy,” a documentary about British jazz-pop singer Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27, he didn’t know much about her. He was a fan of her two albums “Frank” and...

Updated at 10:03 AM

How do fireworks work? The same way the universe does, scientists say.

Updated at 9:59 AM

This mountain biker was riding through Canada Olympic Park in Alberta when he came to a road that went right through the biking trail. With an SUV stopped at the stop sign, the biker thought it would stop for him. 

Updated at 9:58 AM

Last week was filled with overwhelming displays of faith.

Updated at 9:56 AM

John Adams said it best in a letter to his wife, Abigail: A day of celebrating independence from Great Britain “ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and...

Updated at 9:51 AM

There’s a show that airs on ESPN called “Pardon the Interruption,” and it gives me agita. It’s a roundup of the day’s sports news hosted by a couple of loud, contentious talking heads with strongly voiced opinions about … everything. It’s kind of...

Posted at 10:10 AM

As the 4th of July draws near, this seems a perfect tim […]

Posted at 10:10 AM

For Andie MacDowell, there's nothing worse than being called a "cougar."The

Updated at 8:36 AM

I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when Donald Trump learned that NBC was cutting all ties with him. Can you imagine the man known for his catchphrase “You’re fired!” actually getting fired?

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