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The Latest: Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince

Dec. 13, 2018 3:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senators unanimously...

Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

Dec. 13, 2018 3:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. The bill passed both chambers and holds lawmakers, including those who leave...

Court nixes pension law that prompted teacher protests

Dec. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems, a victory for teachers who closed schools across the state in protest earlier this year. Thousands of teachers filled the state Capitol in the...

Flake's Senate farewell speech cites threats to democracy

Dec. 13, 2018 3:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, President Donald Trump's most vocal Republican adversary in the Senate, cautioned in his farewell address Thursday that the "threats to our democracy from within and without are real." Flake declined to seek re-election to a second term, acknowledging that his...

UK's May, embattled at home, seeks EU lifeline on Brexit

Dec. 13, 2018 3:39 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders offered Theresa May sympathy but no promises Thursday, as the British prime minister, weakened after a leadership challenge, sought a lifeline that could help her sell her Brexit divorce deal to a hostile U.K. Parliament. May acknowledged a breakthrough on her Brexit...

The Latest: Florida Senate leader 'open' to arming teachers

Dec. 13, 2018 3:34 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Florida's Senate president says he is "very open" to a proposal that would allow volunteer teachers to carry concealed handguns if they pass a background check and undergo...

Senate passes resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman is responsible for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death

Dec. 13, 2018 3:31 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman is responsible for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

Dec. 13, 2018 3:30 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office's active shooter policy Thursday, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

Senate votes to recommend US stop aiding Saudi Arabia in Yemen war in fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi death

Dec. 13, 2018 3:28 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate votes to recommend US stop aiding Saudi Arabia in Yemen war in fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi death.

McCaskill: Senate has lost its way, must do better

Dec. 13, 2018 3:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Claire McCaskill has stern words for her soon-to-be former colleagues in the Senate, saying that polarization and fear of political consequences have rendered the body ineffective and unwilling to take on difficult issues. The 65-year-old two-term senator lost to Republican...