Legislation

FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter performs at KTUphoria 2018 in Wantagh, N.Y. Prosecutors in Los Angeles have declined to file charges against Carter after a singer reported last year that he had raped her in his apartment in 2003. Prosecutors said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, that because the woman, Melissa Schuman from the group Dream, was 18 at the time, the statute of limitations expired in 2013. They did not evaluate the merits of Schuman’s story. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 11, 2018 - 2:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors declined to file charges Tuesday against Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys after a singer reported last year that she had been raped in 2003. The woman, Melissa Schuman of the group Dream, was 18 at the time, meaning the statute of limitations for prosecution had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., waits to be sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence during his ceremonial swearing-in at the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, in Washington. After years of trying to demolish former President Barack Obama’s prized health care law, GOP leaders still lack the votes to succeed. Kyl says he’d vote to repeal the “Obamacare” health care law. That’s one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the party’s drive with his fabled thumbs-down vote last year. It could well be too little, too late. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
September 11, 2018 - 5:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the party's drive with his fabled thumbs-down vote last year. It could...
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September 10, 2018 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress last year. They're aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. With midterm elections barely two...
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September 10, 2018 - 4:00 pm
A California utility plans to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of them sparking when hit by tree limbs or other objects, the company announced Monday. Southern California Edison aims to replace the lines by 2025 to align itself with legislation that...
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September 10, 2018 - 2:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official on Monday defended a plan to revamp the Endangered Species Act, saying the proposed changes would result in more effective, quicker decisions on species protection. Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt dismissed criticism by environmental...
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State Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, shakes hands with Gov. Jerry Brown after Brown signed his environmental measure SB100, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. SB100 sets a goal of phasing out all fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, left, who carried the bill in the Assembly, reacts. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 10, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has set a goal of phasing out electricity produced by fossil fuels by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, approved the measure as he...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Kevin Yoder participates in a debate in Overland Park, Kan. Yoder and his Democratic challenger, Sharice Davids are having a hard time keeping their political footing on immigration issues, complicating their efforts to win a competitive swing district in Kansas that President Donald Trump narrowly lost. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 09, 2018 - 8:18 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder and his Democratic challenger are having a hard time keeping their political footing on immigration issues, complicating their efforts to win a competitive swing House district in Kansas that President Donald Trump narrowly lost. Yoder is under...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump looks to GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, giving him the thumbs-up during a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, in Great Falls, Mont. Montana State Auditor Rosendale has made his support for Trump a centerpiece of his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 05, 2018 - 5:06 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled a new television ad Wednesday promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump on veterans' issues as the Montana Democrat sought to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of a Trump visit to the state. The ad is scheduled to...
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FILE - This March 5, 2018, file photo show the East Front of the U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington. Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 04, 2018 - 7:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 04, 2018 - 2:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set for a week of marathon hearings before the Judiciary Committee, where senators will drill down into the judge's background, writings and legal philosophy. Republicans who mostly back President Donald Trump's pick are focusing on...
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