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US cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran

Nov. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he is canceling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties. Pompeo also warned Iran’s leadership not to crack down on protests that recent fuel price...

Democrat drops bid to challenge Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. Josh Mahony announced on Twitter that he was ending his campaign, two...

Ex-Arkansas solicitor general confirmed as federal judge

Nov. 8, 2019 1:09 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a former Arkansas solicitor general as federal judge in Little Rock. President Donald Trump nominated 40-year-old Lee Philip Rudofsky for the U.S. District Court in eastern Arkansas. The Senate approved the pick Thursday on a party-line vote. The Arkansas...

2 more presidential hopefuls qualify for Arkansas ballot

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two more presidential hopefuls are among the hundreds of candidates who have filed paperwork to appear on the ballot in Arkansas next year. Representatives for former Maryland Congressman John Delaney filed paperwork Thursday for him to run in the state's Democratic presidential...

Candidates begin filing to run in Arkansas' 2020 election

Nov. 4, 2019 6:17 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and Democratic challenger Josh Mahony filed paperwork Monday to run against each other next year in Arkansas, as dozens of candidates for state and federal seats made their bids official months before a primary that was moved up to attract more...

Reports: US launches review of China-owned video app TikTok

Nov. 1, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

Multiple published reports say that the U.S. government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, popular with millions of U.S. teens and young adults. The reports Friday from Reuters,The New York Times and others said that the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the...

US extends civil nuclear cooperation waivers for Iran

Oct. 31, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is keeping alive one of the last remaining components of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by extending sanctions waivers that allow foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties. The waivers had been due to expire Tuesday but were...

Editorials from around New York

Oct. 16, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Congress shouldn't be distracted by the impeachment hearings The Post-Journal Oct. 14 Are leaders in Congress unable to walk and chew gum at the same time? That is, are they capable of multitasking on major issues? Some are...

Cotton campaign has $4M on hand for 2020 re-elect bid

Oct. 3, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s campaign says he has more than $4 million on hand for his re-election bid next year. The Republican senator from Arkansas on Thursday announced that his campaign raised more than $1 million for re-election during the three-month period that ended Sept....

Trump ordered aid frozen; more Democrats want impeachment

Sep. 24, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation's leader to investigate the family of political rival Joe Biden, a revelation that comes as more Democrats move toward...