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California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...

In Wisconsin, vote to aid disabled lawmaker turns partisan

Oct. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday approved accommodations for a disabled Democratic lawmaker, despite his objections that Republicans had tied the changes to unrelated provisions aimed at expanding GOP power. Majority Republicans pushed the bill through after hearing emotional...

Wisconsin GOP to let disabled Democratic lawmaker call in

Oct. 8, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A paralyzed Wisconsin lawmaker would be allowed to call into committee meetings he can't attend in person under rule changes Republicans unveiled Tuesday that are designed to meet demands the Democrat made nearly a year ago. But Democrats and Rep. Jimmy Anderson, who is paralyzed from...

Michigan governor signs budget with $1B in line-item vetoes

Sep. 30, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the next state budget Monday hours before the deadline to fund government, while using line-item vetoes to block nearly $1 billion in spending proposed by the Republican-led Legislature. The Democrat enacted the plan amid a standoff with GOP...

The Latest: Green hopes law will change NCAA 'dictatorship'

Sep. 30, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a law allowing college athletes to make money from endorsements (all times local): 3:05 p.m. NBA star Draymond Green said he hopes a new California law allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals will force the...

Johnson refuses to rule out asking EU to veto Brexit delay

Sep. 29, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to be drawn on whether he had asked one of his fellow European Union leaders to veto an extension to the scheduled Brexit departure date on Oct. 31. Johnson came to office in July, promising to leave the EU — do or die — by Halloween. The...

Bill to blunt Trump environment policy vetoed in California

Sep. 27, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Engaged in environmental battles with the Trump administration on multiple fronts, California Gov. Gavin Newsom angered some allies on Friday by vetoing a bill aimed at blunting federal rollbacks of clean air and endangered species regulations in the state. The bill would have...

House rebukes Trump on border wall, but he plans veto

Sep. 27, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House made a second attempt Friday to overturn President Donald Trump's use of emergency powers to raid military base projects such as schools and target ranges to pay for his long-promised border fence. The 236-174 vote sent the legislation to Trump, who is sure...

Trump rebuked on military base project cuts, but veto looms

Sep. 25, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to raid the budget for construction projects on military bases as a way to pay for building his fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Eleven Republicans voted to rebuke the president on a 54-41...

Rival UN resolutions on Syria cease-fire go down to defeat

Sep. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Rival humanitarian resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Syria's last rebel stronghold in Idlib were defeated in the Security Council Thursday, reflecting the deep divisions that have prevented the U.N.'s most powerful body from taking action to end the eight-year Syrian conflict....