updated: 05/17/2013 12:02 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction stopping a new Arkansas law that bans most abortions at 12 weeks from going into effect.
updated: 05/17/2013 10:20 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislature has formally ended this year's legislative session.
posted: 05/16/2013 6:45 p.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials have identified the Fort Hood soldier accused of sexual assault, including possibly arranging for at least one woman to have sex for money. He is Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, coordinator of a sexual assault prevention program at the Texas post.
posted: 05/16/2013 6:27 p.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit.
posted: 05/16/2013 8:57 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The White House release of some 100 pages of e-mails and notes about the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year has failed to satisfy congressional Republicans, who are demanding more information.
posted: 05/16/2013 8:19 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The nation's top defense leaders were summoned to the White House on Thursday to talk about the military's sexual-assault crisis as the Pentagon's top general said women in uniform were losing confidence the problem will be solved.
posted: 05/15/2013 6:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure, President Barack Obama on Wednesday released a trove of documents related to the Benghazi attack and forced out the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following revelations that the agency targeted conservative political groups. The moves were aimed at halting a perception spreading among both White House opponents and allies that the president has been passive and disengaged as controversies consume his second term.
updated: 05/15/2013 3:08 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Wednesday that a serious national security leak required the secret gathering of telephone records at The Associated Press as he stood by an investigation in which he insisted he had no involvement.
posted: 05/15/2013 11:09 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas is hosting a Twitter town-hall meeting to answer questions about the farm bill and other agricultural issues.
posted: 05/15/2013 10:24 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A House committee chairman Wednesday asked a retired diplomat who helped lead an independent review of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, if he will agree to be interviewed by committee investigators.
posted: 05/14/2013 7:13 p.m.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee officials say they fired Jenny Wright as director of the school's office of student judicial affairs for refusing to cooperate with a university investigation into whether she had inappropriate relationships with student-athletes.
posted: 05/14/2013 6:51 p.m.
JUNEAU, Alaska — Gov. Sean Parnell is in New York meeting with banks and rating agencies about Alaska's budget and economic outlook.
posted: 05/14/2013 11:39 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Senators weighing the immigration overhaul bill defeated an effort by Republicans on Tuesday to require biometric identification — such as fingerprinting — to track who is entering and leaving the country.
posted: 05/14/2013 10:18 a.m.
MARKED TREE — A special election has been scheduled for voters in Marked Tree to fill the unexpired term of Mayor Wayne Nichols, who died earlier this month.
posted: 05/13/2013 4:06 p.m.
The city of Sherwood will hold a special election on Tuesday to determine the fate of Ordinance 1953.