Legislation

November 09, 2018 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting President Donald Trump's tax returns is high on the list of Democratic priorities now that they have won the House. By law, the leaders of tax-writing committees in the House and Senate can obtain tax returns and related information from the Internal Revenue Service. The...
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November 08, 2018 - 2:20 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The party of Mexico's president-elect has submitted legislation to legalize marijuana possession, public use, growing and sales. Sen. Olga Sanchez Cordero presented the measure Thursday, saying that "every person has the right to carry up to 30 grams (one ounce) of cannabis."...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo House Financial Services Committee ranking member Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., asks a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, Waters is now expected to become chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, the committee that oversees the nation’s banking system and its regulators. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 07, 2018 - 6:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Come January, the banking industry is going to be on Rep. Maxine Waters' time. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, the California representative is expected to become chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the nation'...
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November 06, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has pledged to revise legislation on stray animals after a teenage girl drowned in a river while trying to escape a pack of feral dogs. Police say the dogs went after the girl on Monday in a public park in the city of Gostivar. The 17-year-old's body...
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HOLD FOR STORY- FILE- This Oct. 23, 2018 file photo shows Sen. Bill Nelson campaigns in Orlando. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has spent tens of millions of his own money. He has tried to make the election about Nelson's lengthy tenure in Washington, but instead he has been put on the defense over the environment, health care and his finances. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File
November 03, 2018 - 2:59 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could help determine control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday as they decide whether to keep three-term incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in office or replace him with Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Nelson has been viewed as one of the nation's most vulnerable Democrats...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pauses before speaking during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. A U.S. judge Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, struck down a California law challenged by the Trump administration that aimed to give the state power to override the sale of federal lands. "The court's ruling is a firm rejection of California's assertion that, by legislation, it could dictate how and when the federal government sells federal land," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. "This was a stunning assertion of constitutional power by California, and it was properly and promptly dismissed by the district judge." (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 02, 2018 - 7:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge struck down a California law challenged by the Trump administration that aimed to give the state power to override the sale of federal lands. The law unconstitutionally regulates the U.S. government and discriminates against people seeking to buy federal public...
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In this Oct.. 11, 2018 photo, Jennifer Krauel, left, Gary Larson, center, and Doug Kronaizl, right, go door knocking in support of a South Dakota government ethics amendment in Brookings, S.D. Supporters of the ethics ballot question are counting on lingering frustration over state lawmakers' repeal of a similar measure last year to help pass the November initiative.(AP Photo/James Nord)
November 02, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — After watching South Dakota Republicans undo government ethics rules that voters had just imposed, Jennifer Krauel was angry enough to volunteer for a new anti-corruption ballot measure that lawmakers couldn't overturn. In a college town north of Sioux Falls, Krauel reminded...
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The Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 photo shows the Kahala Nui retirement home in Honolulu. The American Civil Liberties Union demanded that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
November 02, 2018 - 2:26 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2009 file photo, children play at a resort beach in Ngerkebesang, Palau. In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. Oct. 25, 2018, signed legislation that bans "reef-toxic" sunscreen from 2020. Banned sunscreens will be confiscated from tourists who carry them into the country, and merchants selling the banned products will be fined up to $1,000. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
November 02, 2018 - 1:25 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President Tommy Remengesau Jr. last week signed legislation that bans "reef-toxic"...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, an exchange shop displays rates for various currencies, in downtown Tehran, Iran. A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president’s biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won’t be tough enough. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
October 29, 2018 - 7:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle is brewing between the Trump administration and some of the president's biggest supporters in Congress who are concerned that sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran early next month won't be tough enough. As President Donald Trump prepares to re-impose a second batch of Iran...
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