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Jackson Co., IL candidate forums set for Oct. 16, 18

In October, there will be two public forums with candidates vying for judicial and Jackson County Board seats.

Melania Trump says she might be 'the most bullied person'

First lady Melania Trump says she thinks she's "the most bullied person" in the world, based on what "people are saying" about her

Kanye West, in 'MAGA' hat, delivers surreal Oval Office show

Kanye West has delivered a jaw-dropping performance at the Oval Office in a visit with President Donald Trump

Polling staff in Cape Girardeau, Co. train to keep elections impartial

The Midterm election is approaching on Nov. 6 and while people will be voting for their parties, getting the polls ready is a neutral effort.

Kentucky voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Kentucky residents are running out of time to register to vote in the November elections

Voter registration deadlines approaching for Arkansas, Missouri

Deadline is approaching for Arkansas, Missouri residents to vote.

Kremlin is working on plans to host Kim Jong Un in Russia

The Kremlin says it is working to host North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Moscow

Board rejects Rauner plan easing rules for dirty coal plants

The Illinois Pollution Control Board has refused to adopt a proposal by Gov. Bruce Rauner to relax limits on pollution from the state's coal-fired power plants

Still Anonymous: White House hunt for op-ed author fades

A month ago, the White House was consumed by a furor over an anonymous Trump administration official who authored an op-ed for The New York Times and claimed to be undermining President Donald Trump's agenda. But since then, little has happened.

Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but she was anything but out of step when children living in an orphanage in Kenya welcomed her to their home with song and dance

Kavanaugh says he 'might have been too emotional' at hearing

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is acknowledging he "might have been too emotional" when testifying about sexual misconduct allegations

Kentucky businesses still adapting to tax changes

The six percent sales tax has been affecting 17 new services since July.

Gov. Haslam’s TNReady listening tour results are in

Results from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's TNReady listening tour have been released, with recommendations to be made in the future.

Melania Trump promotes US agency, Trump wants to cut funding

Melania Trump promotes the work of a U.S. international development agency whose funding her husband has tried to cut.

The Latest: Russian envoy rejects reports of cybercrimes

A top Russian diplomat is warning the U.S. that its allegations of cybercrimes by the Russian intelligence could dangerously escalate tensions

Beard or no beard? Gov. Bevin allowing Kentuckians to choose look for charity

Bevin is allowing voters to weigh in until October 10.

Police boost security at Capitol amid tension over Kavanaugh

The impassioned fight over Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, and some senators using police escorts

Kansas Republican rescinds positive comment on McCaskill

Republican U.S. Pat Roberts of Kansas is asking Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri to remove his name and praise for her from a new campaign ad.

Senate passes aviation bill with $1.7B in disaster aid

The Senate has passed legislation that would provide $1.7 billion to help residents of the Carolinas and elsewhere recover from recent natural disasters

Arkansas governor details plan to shuffle state agencies

Arkansas' governor is calling for a reorganization of state government that would cut the number of departments answering directly to him from 42 to 15

DeVos to miss deadline in easing college fraud protections

The Education Department says it'll miss a key deadline in its push to ease regulations for for-profit colleges, and the delay is a victory for student borrowers

US House passes legislation designed to fight opioid epidemic

Congressman Jason Smith's opioid legislation is passed by US House of Representatives

Site that once hosted job portal for Ky. Gov. Matt Bevin now features Japanese porn

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s website that originally offered a portal to apply for jobs in his administration now hosts a Japanese anime porn site.

WWII veteran’s stolen medals replaced

WWII service medals stolen many years ago from Leslie Burchard were replaced during a special ceremony Saturday, Sept. 29.

Federal judge rules in MO “Motor Voter” case

According to the Mo. Sec. of State, a federal judge ruled that the Department of Revenue violated the "Motor Voter" law.

The Latest: Accusers' lawyers question FBI investigation

Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation

Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Half of young Americans expect a better financial future than their parents

Candidates for Tennessee governor prepare for debate Tuesday

Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean, both candidates for Tennessee governor, will debate for the first time on Tuesday.

Trump says he’d be a ‘mess’ as a drinker

President Donald Trump jokes he'd be a 'mess' if he indulged in alcoholic beverages

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

MO voters get informed with Election Center website

Missouri voters can stay informed with website

The Latest: Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week

Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general

AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people feel anxious about election

AP-NORC/MTV Poll: More young Americans express anxiety over upcoming election

Political scientist weighs in on partisan divide

He explained that to most people, polarization means red versus blue or right versus left – but that the data tells a different story. While elected officials tend to be hyperpolarized, the public’s beliefs span a range of political ideologies, from populist to libertarian, with some moderates drawn

National Voter Registration Day events held across the Heartland today

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 25. Hundreds of events are planned across the nation.

Still employed, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday

As deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had been in charge of the Russia investigation.

Kavanaugh discussions come to Missouri

Tensions continue on both sides as Supreme Court hearings ended this week. Democrats and Republicans are arguing over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Jackson Co., IL Bar Association hosting judicial candidate forum

The Jackson County Bar Association is hosting a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.