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Trump, Putin discuss Syria in 'great call'

posted: 11/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin of Russia discussed efforts to forge peace in war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call Tuesday.

Election set to fill seat held by Arkansas senator who died after battle with cancer

posted: 11/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday called for a special primary election to be held Feb. 13 for the state Senate seat that was held by Russellville Republican Greg Standridge, who died Thursday.

Former Fayetteville City Council member sued by former partner; Long didn’t live in ward, filing states

posted: 11/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Fayetteville City Council member who resigned Saturday is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his former domestic partner and of not living in the ward he represented, according to a lawsuit filed late last month.

U.S. tightens noose on N. Korea

posted: 11/22/2017 3:52 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.

Michigan lawmaker confirms complaint

updated: 11/22/2017 3:48 a.m. Comments 3

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staff member but said he "vehemently" denies the allegations against him.

Democrat urges more talk, less yelling

posted: 11/22/2017 3:06 a.m. Discuss

SPRINGDALE -- The secret to converting people is to talk to, not yell at, them, state Democratic Party Chairman Michael John Gray said Tuesday.

Governor sets special election for state Senate seat left vacant by lawmaker's death

posted: 11/21/2017 6:17 p.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday called for a special primary election to be held Feb. 13 for a vacant state Senate seat.

President Trump discounts sexual misconduct accusations against Alabama Senate candidate

updated: 11/21/2017 6:27 p.m. Comments 26

WASHINGTON — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump on Tuesday discounted the sexual assault allegations against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and insisted repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival.

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea, more in hour-plus call

updated: 11/21/2017 4:16 p.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on the agenda, the White House said.

North Korea added to terror list

posted: 11/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday officially designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a move that he said is aimed at dramatically increasing pressure on the rogue nation to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Trump promises America tax cut

updated: 11/21/2017 2:49 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Monday promised Americans a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation.

Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

updated: 11/20/2017 6:12 p.m. Comments 30

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, even as a nonpartisan tax analysis group said the Senate package would leave half of taxpayers facing higher levies by 2027.

VIDEO: U.S. declares North Korea a terror sponsor; new sanctions expected

updated: 11/20/2017 4:44 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Monday the U.S. is putting North Korea's "murderous regime" on America's terrorism blacklist, despite questions about Pyongyang's support for international attacks beyond the assassination of its leader's half brother in February.

Tax bill's care clause flexible, adviser says

updated: 11/20/2017 2:44 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's budget director said Sunday that the White House is open to removing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate from the GOP legislation to overhaul the nation's tax laws if it becomes a hindrance to the bill's passage.

White House grilled on Moore allegations

updated: 11/20/2017 2:42 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Amid a growing number of sexual harassment allegations against Roy Moore, White House officials tried to walk a fine line Sunday -- acknowledging the seriousness of the allegations without outright calling for the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama to step down.

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