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  • The Latest: Tennessee advances ‘triggered’ abortion ban

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on abortion bills moving through the Tennessee General Assembly (all times local): 7 p.m. A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade is headed to the governor’s desk. State lawmakers in both the House and Senate overwhelmingly advanced […]
  • California Senate OKs ban on hairstyle discrimination

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become one of the first states to outlaw racial discrimination because of hairstyles — such as braids and dreadlocks — in a move aimed at challenging long-held standards of professionalism in the workplace. The California Senate voted 37-0 on Monday to approve a bill that would update the state’s […]
  • California utility seeks higher rates for wildfire safety

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. is asking state regulators for another increase in rates and profits, saying it’s needed for wildfire safety and to attract investment as the utility goes through bankruptcy. The Sacramento Bee reports Monday that the request and a previous one could result in average PG&E […]
  • The Latest: Buttigieg: It’s clear Trump deserves impeachment

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): Midnight South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has “made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment,” but he will “leave it to the House and Senate to figure that […]
  • Appeals court nixes condo’s coed swimming restrictions

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A federal appeals court says a New Jersey condominium association violated women’s rights in setting separate swimming hours for male and female residents. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the schedule adopted by A Country Place’s condominium association was “plainly unequal in its allotment of favorable swimming times.” […]
  • Mayor wants to ban new glass skyscrapers to cut emissions

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30%. In announcing his Green New Deal on Monday, the democratic mayor said all-glass facade skyscrapers are “incredibly inefficient” because so much […]
  • Trump threatens crackdown on high visa overstay countries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering suspending or limiting entry to the U.S. for individuals from countries with high rates of short-term visa overstays — a proposal vaguely reminiscent of the controversial travel bans President Donald Trump pursued during his first year in office. In a memo signed Monday, Trump directs officials to […]
  • Arizona joins 47 other states with cellphone-driving law

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving, according to the Insurance […]
  • The Latest: Family: Doomed flight was property scouting trip

    DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a Texas plane crash that killed all six people on board (all times local): 10 p.m. The family of one of the six people killed in the crash of a twin-engine aircraft in the Texas Hill Country says the flight was to survey some property when the plane crashed. […]
  • Man to plead guilty to threatening Boston Globe journalists

    BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles man will plead guilty to threatening to kill journalists at The Boston Globe over the newspaper’s criticism of President Donald Trump, his lawyer said on Monday. Robert Chain was arrested in August after authorities say he made a series of calls threatening the lives of Globe staff in retaliation […]
  • Dem leaders stress more Trump probes, downplay impeachment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee leaders making their case on a conference call […]
  • North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

    GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office says its deputies were trying to serve a warrant at a home on Sunday when 27-year-old Kyle […]
  • Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for founder Richard Liu said Monday that surveillance video showing the Chinese businessman in an elevator and walking arm-in-arm with a woman who has accused him of rape provides a different account of what happened that night. Two edited videos of Liu and his accuser were posted Monday to […]
  • Impeachment, felons voting divides Democrats at CNN forums

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment on Monday as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency. Harris’ unexpected support for impeachment follows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth […]
  • Footage fuels controversy around Louisiana police shooting

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Body camera footage shows a police pursuit in which a white officer fatally shoots a black man who brandished a BB gun in southwestern Louisiana. The Associated Press obtained video last week of Officer Jonathan Landrum of the Lake Charles Police Department fatally shooting Juston Landry. The shooting happened Jan. 11 […]
  • Former Wyoming doctor goes to trial for causing Arizona woman’s death

    A former Wyoming physician accused of dealing drugs that caused the death of an Arizona woman goes to trial this week.
  • Court sides with Philly over same-sex parents in foster care

    Philadelphia city government can require that contractor Catholic Social Services does not discriminate against same-sex couples in its foster care program, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the city after it stopped placing children with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s agency because it would not permit same-sex couples […]
  • Prosecutors examine video altercation between teen, deputies

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are examining the actions of a Florida sheriff’s deputy who slammed a pepper-sprayed teen’s head into the ground. Broward County State Attorney Mike Satz announced Monday that his staff will meet Tuesday with the 15-year-old student who had an altercation with two deputies. The deputies had responded to a […]
  • The Latest: House chair subpoenas former White House lawyer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn for testimony following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller. Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York announced Monday that he is […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report by the government’s overseers of Medicare and Social Security urges lawmakers to “take action sooner rather than later” to address shortfalls in the financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans. The report says Medicare is […]

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