The Latest: Field in Arizona Senate race growing

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's announcement that he is running for the U.S. Senate (all times local):

11:05 a.m.

The field of candidates for the U.S. Senate seat held by Arizona Republican Jeff Flake is growing and may grow some more.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff ...

Schumer: Trump Will Be Blamed for Any Govt Shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said President Donald Trump will get the blame if the government is forced to shut down because of a fight over funds for a border wall, The Hill reported.

Mark Warner: Democrats open to enhanced border security

Sen. Mark Warner said Tuesday that Democrats are open to enhanced border security, adding they would consider supporting a fence on certain parts of the U.S.-Mexican border if experts recommend it.

"We've said as part of major immigration reform, or even part of giving this immediate relief to these ...

Nebraska sentencing bill wins initial legislative approval

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would give former prisoners and jail inmates the chance to have a judge set aside their conviction once they've served their time.

The measure won first-round approval Tuesday with a 37-1 vote.

Nebraska already allows people who have spent ...

Ex-Arizona sheriff, Trump ally Joe Arpaio running for Senate

PHOENIX (AP) - Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was spared a possible jail sentence last year when his political ally President Donald Trump pardoned his criminal conviction for disobeying a judge's order, announced Tuesday he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake.

The 85-year-old ...

Alex Azar, HHS pick, blasted by Dems over Pharma ties, high drug prices

Powerless to stop his nomination, Senate Democrats on Tuesday attacked President Trump's pick to lead the Health and Human Services Department for his tenure at a major pharmaceutical company, saying he oversaw dramatic price hikes without ever blessing a decrease.

Democrats insist that is a blind a spot for Alex ...