Legislation

Attorney Diane Howard, left, represents suspected East Area Rapist Joseph James DeAngelo during arraignment in Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)
August 23, 2018 - 9:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer suspected of being California's elusive Golden State Killer faced 26 murder and rape-related charges Thursday after prosecutors decided this week to consolidate charges in counties across the state into one case. One family member described the 15-...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate leaders agreed Thursday to hold off on compromise criminal justice reform legislation until after the midterm elections. The delay is intended to head off a nasty debate in the lead-up to the midterms and give supporters more time to hash out...
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August 23, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved an $854 billion measure Thursday that funds much of the government, including $675 billion for the Defense Department. The bill combines military spending with disbursements for Health and Human Services, Education, Labor and other agencies. The bill was...
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In this Monday, Aug.. 20, 2018 photo, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is shown during an interview in his campaign office in Anchorage, Alaska. Walker, an independent, bypassed the primaries and instead gathered signatures to qualify for the general election in November, where he is expected to face Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
August 22, 2018 - 8:39 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The path to the governor's office in Alaska this year may very well hinge on the oil check given to state residents. Each year, the state distributes checks just for living here — residents' share of the state's oil wealth. For some, it's discretionary money used for new...
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Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Director John Felker speaks with reporters in the NCCIC, in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. The center serves as the hub for the federal government's cyber situational awareness, incident response, and management center for any malicious cyber activity. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
August 22, 2018 - 5:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Democratic National Committee thwarted an attempted hack of its massive voter database, an official said Wednesday, two years after Russian operatives sent the party into disarray by breaking into its computers and facilitating the release of tens of thousands of emails online...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2006, file photo, teacher Tara Grinstead is displayed on a billboard in Ocilla, Ga. New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher’s disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Ryan Alexander Duke and Bo Dukes made the admission a month after Tara Grinstead was reported missing in October 2005. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor, File)
August 17, 2018 - 9:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher's 2005 disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Ryan Alexander Duke and Bo Dukes made the admission a month...
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Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, about his decision to join the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
August 16, 2018 - 7:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said in seeking to make history and capture a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico he'll have to give up a few of his favorite activities: marathon biking rides, hanging out in his northern New Mexico "dream" home and tuning...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 16, 2018 - 6:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Reeling from a landmark grand jury report on child sexual abuse, the leadership of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church is under pressure to support a change in state law to give those victims — now adults — a temporary opportunity to file lawsuits on decades-old abuse claims...
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August 16, 2018 - 8:02 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president has vetoed a law on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to get seats. Andrzej Duda said Thursday in announcing the veto that that the...
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Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 15, 2018 - 11:31 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who...
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