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Retired judge's report: All signatures for Arkansas lawsuits measure could be tossed

posted: 09/28/2016 12:55 p.m. Discuss

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.

Arkansas governor: Medical marijuana would hurt state's businesses

posted: 09/28/2016 12:37 p.m. Comments 15

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.

VIDEO: Congress overrides Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

updated: 09/28/2016 2:40 p.m. Comments 13

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.

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

updated: 09/28/2016 2:36 p.m. Discuss

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.

Clinton seeks campaign lift from Sanders, Michelle Obama

posted: 09/28/2016 11:07 a.m. Discuss

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.

Post-debate rivals look ahead: Trump reassesses, Clinton says course set

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

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.

Placating Flint aid joins bill in House

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

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.

Defense chief: Bill threatens military

updated: 09/28/2016 3:43 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Obama names ambassador to Cuba

posted: 09/28/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

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.

Retired judge: Most of Arkansas medical marijuana signatures valid

updated: 09/27/2016 5:52 p.m. Comments 4

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.

FBI chief says immunity for Clinton aide limited to laptop

posted: 09/27/2016 12:54 p.m. Discuss

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.

Senate blocks stopgap bill to fund government

updated: 09/27/2016 1:55 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The Senate has blocked a spending bill needed to keep the government open beyond Friday's midnight deadline.

Jabs by Clinton, Trump go personal in first debate

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comments 25

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.

House 85 candidates differ on presidential choice

posted: 09/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

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.

FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

posted: 09/26/2016 9:35 p.m. Comments 2

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.

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