posted: 09/28/2016 12:55 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — A retired judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to review petitions for a ballot measure limiting medical lawsuit damages says all of the signatures submitted for the proposal could be disqualified if justices find the campaign didn't follow the law regarding canvassers' criminal background checks.
posted: 09/28/2016 12:37 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' governor and lieutenant governor say legalizing medical marijuana would hurt the state's efforts to attract businesses, targeting two proposals on the November ballot they claim would prevent companies from being able to enforce drug-free workplaces.
updated: 09/28/2016 2:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Congress voted Wednesday to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers, handing Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency.
updated: 09/28/2016 2:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a bill to keep the government running through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.
posted: 09/28/2016 11:07 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton sought Wednesday to build on her debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters whose enthusiasm drove Bernie Sanders' campaign.
posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Donald Trump said Tuesday that he may hit Democratic rival Hillary Clinton harder in their next encounter and that her efforts to get under his skin during their first debate didn't work.
posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans late Tuesday acquiesced to Democrats' demands for aid to address the Flint, Mich., water contamination crisis, when the Rules Committee voted to allow an amendment to a water resources measure that would authorize $170 million in assistance to the city.
updated: 09/28/2016 3:43 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Legislation that would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia over allegations of backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.
posted: 09/28/2016 3:36 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as his choice to become the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than a half-century.
updated: 09/27/2016 5:52 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — A retired Arkansas judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to review a medical marijuana initiative's petitions as part of a lawsuit said Tuesday that more than enough valid signatures were submitted for the proposal.
posted: 09/27/2016 12:54 p.m.
WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday that his agency granted immunity to Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff because agents wanted to inspect her laptop as part of a now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state.
updated: 09/27/2016 1:55 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Senate has blocked a spending bill needed to keep the government open beyond Friday's midnight deadline.
posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed in unusually personal terms during a first general-election presidential debate Monday evening, with Clinton accusing Trump of pushing "racist lies" about President Barack Obama's birthplace and Trump accusing Clinton of lacking the "stamina" to be president.
posted: 09/27/2016 1 a.m.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Who they supported for president drew the starkest contrast in answers between rivals for the District 85 seat in the House of Representatives at a Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Monday night.
posted: 09/26/2016 9:35 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.