Bills

November 15, 2019 - 11:16 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of conservative lawmakers in Ohio has introduced a bill to outlaw abortion outright. State Rep. Candice Keller is a Republican from Middletown and says backers are tired of taking an incremental approach to ending abortion. The legislation was introduced Thursday. It...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2014, photo shows the Pancake Rocks in Greymouth, New Zealand. New Zealand lawmakers have joined together across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change. The Zero Carbon bill aims to make New Zealand reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to the point the country becomes mostly carbon neutral by 2050. (AP Photo/Carey J. Williams, File)
November 06, 2019 - 9:50 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand lawmakers on Thursday joined forces across the aisle to pass a bill aimed at combating climate change. The Zero Carbon bill aims to make New Zealand reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to the point the country becomes mostly carbon neutral by 2050. It...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2019, file photo, Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, attends the opening day of the 2019 WADA annual symposium at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Because the International Olympic Committee provides half of WADA’s annual $34.6 million budget, its members hold six of the 12 seats on its executive board, which makes most of the key decisions. Reedie is an IOC member, soon to be replaced by Witold Banka, who also serves as Poland’s minister of sports.(Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 2:01 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Not long after a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies advanced in the U.S. Congress, world Olympic and anti-doping leaders made clear how they felt about the development. They started lobbying for changes in Washington. The International Olympic...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., second from right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. He is joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 06, 2019 - 12:32 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is co-sponsoring a bill with West Virginia's two U.S. senators and others aimed at preserving the pensions of about 92,000 retired coal miners, as well as the health-care benefits of another 13,000 working miners. Democrat Joe Manchin...
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A protester prepares to hurl a molotov cocktail toward police during clashes in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used water cannons Saturday to swiftly break up a rally in downtown Hong Kong by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
November 02, 2019 - 6:00 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters attacked the Hong Kong office of China's official news agency in a show of anger against Beijing after chaos broke out downtown on Saturday, with police firing tear gas to repel gasoline bombs. Streets in the upscale Causeway Bay shopping area and nearby...
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Connor Gorman of Davis, Calif., joins a rally on behalf of Cambodian refugee Tith Ton, who is awaiting parole from a murder conviction but could be deported to Cambodia, at the California Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Immigrant rights groups are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to end policies they say ease the transfer of prison inmates to federal authorities despite California's efforts to provide a sanctuary to those who are in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
November 01, 2019 - 3:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Immigrant rights groups called Friday for Gov. Gavin Newsom to end policies they say ease the transfer of prison inmates to federal authorities despite California's efforts to provide a sanctuary to those who are in the country illegally. The groups asked Newsom to stop...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019 file photo, Marcus Henley, operations manager for Hudson Valley Foie Gras duck farm, holds a Moulard duckling, a hybrid farm Peking duck and a South American Muscovy duck in Ferndale, N.Y. The sale of foie gras in New York City is about to be a faux pas. City council members on Wednesday, Oct. 30, are expected to pass a bill that bans the sale of fattened liver of a duck at restaurants, grocery stores or shops. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
October 30, 2019 - 6:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose considered a culinary delicacy for centuries. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would forbid the...
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A man arranges Union flags and an Ulster Banner outside the Houses of Parliament on the day that Members of Parliament debated whether or not to hold a General Election to resolve the Brexit deadlock, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Britain appeared on course Tuesday for an early general election that could break the country's political deadlock over Brexit, after the main opposition Labour Party said it would agree to the government's request to send voters to the polls in December. (Luciana Guerra/PA via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 1:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Britain is set to hold an early election on Dec. 12, after a bill authorizing the vote was passed by the House of Commons. Lawmakers voted 438-20 in favor of the bill to give Prime Minister Boris Johnson the early...
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FILE - In this Dec.17, 2011 file photo Mannequins with veils are seen on display at an exhibition hall for the Muslim World Fair in Le Bourget, outside Paris. France's Senate is voting Tuesday Oct.29, 2019 on a bill that would forbid Muslim mothers from wearing headscarves on school field trips, amid resurgent tensions around the country's unusually strict interpretation of secularism. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)
October 29, 2019 - 11:19 am
PARIS (AP) — The French Senate is debating a bill that would require Muslim mothers who wear headscarves to remove them on school outings. The bill under consideration on Monday comes amid a weeks-long uproar over French secularism and headscarves at the center of the debate. The thorny topic moved...
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld addresses students and guests during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 24, 2019 - 1:50 pm
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's Republican challengers says he'd vote for Joe Biden "in a heartbeat" against Trump in the 2020 general election. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says, "Could I vote for a Democrat? Hell yes. If it's Trump against Joe Biden, I'm with Biden in...
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