AP FACT CHECK: Ad attacking Arkansas Supreme Court justice misleading

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has some of the roughest elections for judges in the nation even though they are nominally non-partisan. A conservative group spent more than $600,000 two years ago targeting a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court during her unsuccessful bid to be chief justice. That group is back, spending more than $160,000 to air a new ad criticizing Justice Courtney Goodson as she seeks re-election to the state's highest court on May 22.

  • Written by By ANDREW DeMILLO , Associated Press

Volcanic 'curtain of fire' sends people fleeing Hawaii homes

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Kilauea volcano sent more lava into Hawaii communities Friday, a day after forcing nearly 1,500 people to flee from their mountainside homes, and authorities detected high levels of sulfur gas that could threaten the elderly and people with breathing problems.

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  • Written by CALEB JONES and MARCO GARCIA , Associated Press

'Were you lying?' Sanders faces new credibility questions


WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing a barrage of questions about whether she purposely misled the American people amid fallout over Rudy Giuliani's stunning revelation about hush money paid by President Donald Trump's lawyer to a porn star who alleges a tryst with Trump.


  • Written by By JILL COLVIN , Associated Press

Trump's new 'Stormy' story stuns many in West Wing


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his reimbursement of a 2016 hush payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels had nothing to do with his election campaign. But the surprise revelation of the president's payment clashed with his past statements, created new legal headaches and stunned many in the West Wing.