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Law Legislation

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. Trump tells CBS' "Face the Nation,"'' I've had things that were tougher, although I'll let you know that better at the end of eight years. President Donald Trump says if he's unable to renegotiate a long-standing free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, then he'll terminate the pact.

  • TOWN OF OASIS, Wis.— Cris Van Houten thought he was getting a little bit of paradise when he built his house on Huron Lake in Wisconsin's central sands region. The shoreline has receded at least 20 feet, leaving Van Houten with a new beach he never wanted, his dock high and dry, and scuba diving impossible. Like other lake property owners, Van Houten blames the...

  • President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. And environmental law and policy experts questioned Trump's authority to reverse Obama's withdrawal of certain areas in...

  • The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. President Donald Trump later signed the legislation, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office. Congress for months has been tied in knots trying to untangle $1 trillion in...

  • BRASILIA, April 28- Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes ordered the release from jail of former mining and oil magnate Eike Batista, once the country's richest man, ahead of his trial on corruption charges, the court said on Friday. He is expected to stand trial along with an ex- Rio de Janeiro governor who allegedly took millions in bribes from the former...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 28- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges. The measure will increase excise taxes on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon, from the current...

  • Tom MacArthur has experienced personal tragedy and understands the need for health insurance. "We had over $1 million of medical bills. Yet MacArthur opposes the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's law that has brought health insurance to millions more Americans.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 28- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges. The measure, increasing excise taxes on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon, from the current rate...

  • The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The measure now goes to President Donald Trump to sign into law, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office. Congress for months has been tied in knots trying to untangle $1...

  • LOS ANGELES— California is trying to get control of its unruly medical marijuana industry. Jerry Brown seeks to square the recreational pot law with the rules for medical marijuana. Hezekiah Allen, president of the California Growers Association, an industry group, called the draft rules "a major step toward a well-regulated cannabis industry."

  • Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns. Patrick Meehan, R- Pa., said the rewritten bill "doesn't change the fundamental concerns I had at the outset... making sure people with serious medical conditions could get affordable and adequate coverage. "Count him among the GOP moderates who remain opposed.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Puerto Rico's financial oversight board on Friday approved fiscal plans for four public agencies, including a liquidation of the island's Government Development Bank, as the struggling U.S. territory stares down a potential bankruptcy filing next week. The oversight board, appointed under the Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The Republican-led Congress averted a U.S. government shutdown on Friday, giving lawmakers another week to work out federal spending through Sept. 30, with tricky issues like defense spending still unresolved. The Senate passed a stopgap measure by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The...

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who sided with the previous administration's EPA to defend the Clean Power Plan, brushed off the court's move, saying it simply puts the litigation on hold for 60 days. Todays temporary pause in the litigation does not relieve EPA of its legal obligation to limit carbon pollution from its largest source:...

  • *Lawmakers must settle $1 trillion in spending priorities. The Senate passed the stopgap measure by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The measure now goes to Republican President Donald Trump to sign into law, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office.

  • The Trump administration won a legal victory over a climate policy implemented under Barack Obama

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who sided with the previous administration's EPA to defend the Clean Power Plan, brushed off the court's move, saying it simply puts the litigation on hold for 60 days. Todays temporary pause in the litigation does not relieve EPA of its legal obligation to limit carbon pollution from its largest source:...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. Congress on Friday passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year, with contentious issues remaining to be resolved. Congress has been tied in knots over $1 trillion in spending priorities for months.

  • LAS VEGAS— In a story April 19 about a woman injured by an exploding air bag inflator, The Associated Press reported erroneously that there is no federal law prohibiting salvage yards from selling recalled parts taken out of wrecked cars. LAS VEGAS— A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year. After the House passed the measure by a tally of 382-30, the legislation went the Senate, where Republican...