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North Macedonia parliament dissolved ahead of early election

Feb. 16, 2020 2:44 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s parliament was dissolved on Sunday, ahead of an early election. The April 12 election is taking place eight months before the normal expiration of the parliament's four-year term. All major political parties agreed to the early election proposed by...

Florida AG grants reparations for wrongfully convicted man

Feb. 16, 2020 12:58 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Attorney General’s office announced Saturday that it was wrong to deny reparations to a Jacksonville man who was wrongfully convicted of murder. According to the Times-Union, the AG's Department of Legal Affairs sent a letter granting a petition to compensate...

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., joined at left by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, meets with reporters just after the Senate advanced a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

Feb. 13, 2020 4:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House. The rebuke was the Senate's first major vote...

Guatemala lawmakers OK controversial NGO regulations

Feb. 12, 2020 6:37 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan lawmakers approved changes to laws on non-governmental organizations that would give the executive branch the authority to allow such groups to operate or shut them down if they are deemed disruptive. The measure prompted alarm on the part of civil society groups that...

Maine Legislature sustains governor's veto of sports betting

Feb. 11, 2020 6:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers did not muster enough support Tuesday to override a veto of a sports betting proposal, and the governor urged lawmakers to “slow down" and see how it plays out in other states. The 85-57 vote in the Maine House fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, a four-story mixed-use building is under construction adjacent to an older, single-family home in Seattle. A massive influx of new residents and an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents. On Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a ban on evictions during December, January and February. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Many winter residential evictions banned in pricey Seattle

Feb. 11, 2020 12:13 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Many residential evictions in pricey Seattle have been banned for the city's coldest and wettest months of December, January and February but city leaders decided against invoking the ban for November and March. The move aimed at helping low- and moderate-income tenants from being ousted...

In this Friday, Jan. 10 photo, children play on a hay farm where residents from the Indios neighborhood of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, have set up shelter after earthquakes and amid aftershocks in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. A 6.4 magnitude quake that toppled or damaged hundreds of homes in southwestern Puerto Rico is raising concerns about where displaced families will live, while the island still struggles to rebuild from Hurricane Maria two years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat

Feb. 7, 2020 12:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory's slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017. The legislation, approved by a mostly party-line ...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at left by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, speaks during a news conference about the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House passes bill easing bids by workers to form unions

Feb. 6, 2020 9:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that supporters said would help working families, the Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions and bargain for higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions. The “Protecting the Right to...

Kansas House Taxation Committee Chairman Steven Johnson, R-Assaria, front left, confers with Rep. Jene Vickrey, R-Louisburg, during the House's session Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Johnson said continued monthly surpluses in state tax collections make the case for cutting income taxes more compelling. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Rising Kansas revenues fuel GOP anger over lack of tax cuts

Feb. 3, 2020 5:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has collected more tax revenue than expected almost every month for more than two years, and Republicans are growing increasingly angry that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly still insists that the state can't afford income tax cuts favored by the GOP-controlled Legislature. The state...

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., accompanied by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks during a news conference on a measure limiting President Donald Trump's ability to take military action against Iran, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House backs measures asserting congressional war powers

Jan. 30, 2020 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Refocusing a debate on war and peace in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved measures reasserting congressional authority over war powers. In separate votes, the House passed a proposal to repeal the 2002 congressional...