Legislation

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman speaks during a news conference in New York. The prosecutor appointed to investigate allegations that former New York Attorney General Schneiderman physically abused women says she has closed the case without bringing criminal charges, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Schneiderman said in a statement he didn't consider the decision an exoneration. He also apologized "for any and all pain that I have caused." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 08, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that she couldn't bring criminal charges over allegations he physically abused women he dated, in part, because current state law doesn't explicitly outlaw such behavior. In closing...
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Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila, left, welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the Prime Minister's official residence Kes'rantain, in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Center-right leaders and senior politicians from across Europe on Wednesday thrashed out their strategy to hold power in the next EU elections and weighed whether Hungary's stridently nationalist ruling party should remain part of their political family. (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 12:36 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Hungary's ruling party pledged Wednesday to respect democracy and the rule of law as center-right parties across Europe weighed whether to eject it and the Hungarian prime minister from the biggest and most influential political group in the European Union. Fidesz party lawmakers...
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November 06, 2018 - 2:23 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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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 - 6:26 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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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 01, 2018 - 10:47 pm
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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In this Sept. 15, 2018, photo, Democratic candidate for Georgia Secretary of State John Barrow greets people outside Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus before an NCAA college football game between Georgia and Middle Tennessee in Athens, Ga. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams is gaining national attention for her potential to become America’s first black female governor. Barrow’s campaign for secretary of state is notable for a different reason. He’s the most prominent white man running as a Democrat in Georgia this year. And it’s a tricky balancing act. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
October 28, 2018 - 8:05 pm
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — At the annual fundraising gala for Bulloch County Democrats, one orator after another roused the crowd with criticism of President Donald Trump and tributes to the most diverse, liberal ticket the Georgia Democratic Party has ever assembled for a statewide election. "We're...
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FILE - This 1989 file photo provided by the Matthew Shepard Foundation shows Matthew Shepard in San Francisco. The ashes of Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, will be laid to rest Friday morning, Oct. 26, 2018, in Washington National Cathedral. Shepard's remains have for 20 years been kept by his family in Wyoming, where the 21-year-old college student was killed in 1998. (Dennis Shepard/The Matthew Shepard Foundation via AP, File)
October 26, 2018 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After 20 years without a permanent resting place, the remains of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old college student whose brutal murder in 1998 has come to symbolize the plight of the LGBTQ community in America, were interred at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday. More than 2...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo, Delmiro Trevino and his wife Oralia pose in front of a building in Independence, Ore., where the Hi-Ho restaurant used to be located. It was in that restaurant, in 1977, that Delmiro Trevino was in when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman came in and demanded he show documents proving he was American. The racial profiling of Trevino, an American born in Texas, led to Oregon becoming America's first sanctuary state. Now, Oregonians are deciding in the Nov. 6 election whether to repeal the law, even as some other states, like Vermont, have adopted sanctuary policies and others, like Texas, have banned towns from adopting them. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
October 25, 2018 - 1:55 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Delmiro Trevino, a U.S. citizen born in Texas, was waiting for a meal in a restaurant in Independence, Oregon, in 1977 when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman demanded he show documents proving he was an American. "I was ashamed. It wasn't right, what they were...
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President Donald Trump holds a pen up after signing bipartisan legislation to confront the opioid crisis in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 24, 2018 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to put an "extremely big dent" in the scourge of drug addiction in America as he signed legislation intended to help tackle the opioid crisis, the deadliest epidemic of overdoses in the country's history. Nearly 48,000 people died last...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 30, 2018 file photo, former CIA director retired Gen. David Petraeus speaks during a discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. Writing Friday Oct. 19, 2018 in the Times of London, the former commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan said the United States' military cooperation with the U.K. could be threatened by the growing use of human rights laws to target British soldiers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 19, 2018 - 4:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The former commander of American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan warned Friday that the United States' military cooperation with the U.K. could be threatened by the growing use of human rights laws to target British soldiers. Writing in the Times of London, retired Gen. David Petraeus...
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