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Obama gives out hugs, vows long-term flood aid

updated: 08/24/2016 4:03 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave."

Trump hints at softening on immigration stance

updated: 08/24/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, a sign that the Republican presidential nominee is considering easing the stance he has taken since the beginning of his campaign.

Trump holding off on party donations

updated: 08/24/2016 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Donald Trump's July fundraising provided the Republican National Committee with less than half as much as Mitt Romney's efforts four years ago, an Associated Press review of the campaign-finance documents found.

Foundation donors rife on Clinton's calendar as secretary

updated: 08/24/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money -- either personally or through companies or groups -- to the Clinton Foundation.

In LR, Kaine vows fight for state in November

updated: 08/24/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

Democrats may be underdogs, but they will fight hard to carry the Natural State in November, the party's vice presidential nominee said Tuesday.

Appeals court hears voting case

updated: 08/24/2016 3:44 a.m. Discuss

A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election.

5 states sue over transgender health rules

updated: 08/24/2016 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back rules by President Barack Obama's administration to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.

Bomb kills GI on Afghan patrol

updated: 08/23/2016 3:39 a.m. Discuss

A U.S. soldier was killed by a bomb near the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah and another was wounded, officials said Tuesday, days after more than 100 U.S. soldiers arrived there to help plan the strategic city's defense amid weeks of losses to the Taliban.

Biden: U.S. 100% committed to NATO

updated: 08/24/2016 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. was "absolutely, thoroughly, 100 percent committed" to NATO and that its Baltic allies should ignore Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Vacationers steering away from Zika zones

posted: 08/24/2016 3:32 a.m. Discuss

With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun-seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation.

The nation in brief

updated: 08/24/2016 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Ohio axing of week's early voting upheld COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law that trims a week of early voting in the swing state, reversing a judge's decision that had restored the time.

Names and faces

updated: 08/24/2016 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has charged in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. Defendants in the lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan state Supreme Court include William Shine, who was named co-president of Fox News after Ailes resigned because of a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed by another former anchor, Gretchen Carlson.

In the news

updated: 08/24/2016 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Kevin Miller said he could have used the $3,400 he found in a wallet in a shopping center parking lot but decided to turn it over to authorities, who returned it to an Orlando, Fla., woman who dropped it while visiting the beach with her children.

State's 20 to assist fire crews out West

posted: 08/24/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A crew of 20 firefighters, eight of them with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, has been assembled in Arkansas and sent to help fight a wildfire in California.

Tim Kaine in Little Rock today for fundraiser; $2,700 minimum to get into event at attorney’s home

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine will visit central Arkansas today for a private fundraiser in Chenal Valley, party officials said Monday.

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