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Obama to visit Arkansas towns hit by tornado

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says President Barack Obama has accepted his invitation to visit the Arkansas communities that were hit last week by a deadly tornado. More News Read more National News Pryor’s office announced Saturday that Obama plans to visit the state Wednesday to survey the tornado damage. Fifteen people died in the storm. Details were not immediately available on which communities the president would visit. The Obama administration has already designated Faulkner County, which was hit hardest Sunday night, as a major disaster area. The visit marks Obama’s first trip as president to Arkansas, a state he lost in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections and…