Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in eight days after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period.

  • Written by KELLY P. KISSEL and ANDREW DeMILLO , Associated Press

Conservative Freedom Caucus backs GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group's opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation in an embarrassing retreat.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative story says

NEW YORK (AP) — A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than 100,000 years ago __ and maybe they were Neanderthals. 

  • Written by MALCOLM RITTER , AP Science Writer