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The Latest: Trump wants those who 'invade' sent right back

Jun. 24, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says people who "invade" the U.S. must immediately be sent back to their countries and not be given a court hearing. Trump tweets Sunday that the U.S. immigration system is "laughed at all over the...

Connecticut lawmakers weigh whether to override any vetoes

Jun. 24, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to override any of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's seven vetoes, including one bill that revamps a plan to pay off $550 million of Hartford's debt. The Democrat says the legislation makes "detrimental" changes to the Municipality Accountability...

Louisiana utility regulators agree to wind farm project

Jun. 24, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Utility regulators have agreed to allow a northwest Louisiana electric company to buy part of the nation's largest wind-power project, the $4.5 billion Wind Catcher Energy Connection project in Oklahoma. The Louisiana Public Service Commission voted 4-1 to let Shreveport-based...

Trump tweets, hard-right voters hamper GOP immigration push

Jun. 24, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump's next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders' election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure...

Egypt's president approves law for ride-hailing apps

Jun. 24, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi approved a law governing popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licenses, the country's official gazette reported Sunday. The law establishes the basis for operating licenses and fees, and...

Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

Jun. 24, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another...

New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

Jun. 24, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida's Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach? In one coastal county, a new state law is set to rekindle that uproar just in...

Bill would expand diabetics' access to therapeutic shoes

Jun. 24, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators wants to use federal legislation to give diabetic people better access to therapeutic shoes. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown say their legislation would allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to certify...

Transgender rights battle returning to North Carolina court

Jun. 24, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than a year after North Carolina undid its "bathroom bill," a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it. A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments from transgender advocates who claim in a lawsuit that the replacement law still discriminates against the LGBT...

Iowa part of national trend placing limits on local control

Jun. 24, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Since winning control of both legislative chambers two years ago, Iowa Republicans have moved aggressively to block city and county government actions, leaving local officials frustrated but matching a trend seen in other states with single-party control. Legislators in Iowa last...