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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is seen in Clawson, Mich. Nessel plans a crackdown on illegal robocalls. On Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, she announced a dozen initiatives aimed at putting a halt to the calls, many of which she says are scams. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
November 15, 2019 - 8:38 pm
It’s looking like an anti-robocall bill will get sent to President Donald Trump this year, helping tackle an infuriating problem in the U.S. House and Senate leaders said Friday they’ve reached an agreement in principle on merging their two versions of bills against robocalls. The House bill had...
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November 06, 2019 - 4:38 pm
DENVER (AP) — Voters have narrowly passed a ballot measure making Colorado the 19th state to legalize sports gambling, with the new tax revenue slated for water conservation projects. The measure allows the parent companies of Colorado's 33 casinos to offer onsite and online betting on professional...
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November 06, 2019 - 12:27 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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November 04, 2019 - 5:16 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government is denying that it intends to introduce a bill targeting homosexuals, dismissing claims by a senior official who wants such legislation. Esther Mbayo, minister in charge of the presidency, said in a statement Monday that the government "does not have any...
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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 - 9:00 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 - 6:51 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 - 9:49 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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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a reception on Republic Day, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Erdogan said Russia has informed Turkey that Syrian Kurdish fighters have " completely been removed " from the areas in northeast Syria. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
October 30, 2019 - 12:15 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey on Wednesday condemned two resolutions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that symbolize deteriorating Turkish-American relations. Addressing his ruling party, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wouldn't recognize the nonbinding House resolution to...
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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 - 4:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit (all times local): 8 p.m. British lawmakers have voted against changing the date of a proposed early election to Dec. 9, sticking with the government's choice of Dec. 12. The House of Commons voted by 315-295 against an amendment by the...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Illinois Rep. Luis Arroyo, D-Chicago, speaks on the House floor during session in Springfield, Ill. Arroyo, has been arrested on a federal public corruption charge, becoming another in a series of top state Democrats targeted over the past year by federal prosecutors. Arroyo appeared in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Prosecutors told a magistrate judge that the Chicago Democrat is accused of "offering an illicit payment to an official." (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
October 28, 2019 - 2:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A state lawmaker at the Illinois Capitol sought to bribe another state lawmaker, offering $2,500 a month in exchange for the senator's support of sweepstakes-related legislation, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Monday. Rep. Luis Arroyo, 65, made the offer on Aug. 2 and...
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