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Judd family files notice to dismiss suit over death records

Dec. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The family of country singer Naomi Judd on Monday filed a notice to voluntarily dismiss a lawsuit that sought to block journalists from accessing the police investigation records surrounding her death. Judd died on April 30 at her home in Tennessee at the...

EXPLAINER: Congress is acting on gay, interracial marriage

Dec. 05, 2022 01:07 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Legislation that ensures same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized as legal unions appears headed for final approval and President Joe Biden's signature, a bipartisan agreement that reflects a wider acceptance of gay rights in both Congress and the country. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Dec. 04, 2022 23:28 PM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. December 3, 2022. Editorial: SAFE-T Act revisions move in the right direction but still leave uncomfortable questions No one could realistically have expected that modifications considered and ultimately approved for the controversial...

House OKs bill meant to help owners keep guns in emergencies

Dec. 02, 2022 10:49 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio House lawmakers have advanced a proposal meant to ensure that gun owners' lawfully held firearms and ammunition aren't seized by the government during natural disasters, public health crises or other declared emergencies. The bill that cleared the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 02, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 30, 2022. Editorial: CT transportation has a new driver When it comes to public transportation, it’s all about speed. Everyone is looking for a shortcut. Can the GPS find a way around traffic? Will trains ever get...

Illinois lawmakers OK crime bill cleanup, plan ends bail

Dec. 01, 2022 20:13 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democrats who control the Illinois General Assembly approved followup clarifications of their watershed criminal justice overhaul Thursday, appeasing critics by adding numerous offenses to a list of crimes that qualify a defendant to remain jailed while awaiting trial. ...

Congress votes to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

Dec. 01, 2022 19:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to avert what could have been an economically ruinous freight rail strike won final approval in Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden’s call for federal intervention in a long-running labor dispute. The Senate...

Senate votes to avert harmful freight rail strike threatened for Dec. 9; bill now goes to Biden for signature

Dec. 01, 2022 16:08 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate votes to avert harmful freight rail strike threatened for Dec. 9; bill now goes to Biden for signature.

House votes to avert rail strike, impose deal on unions

Nov. 30, 2022 23:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House moved urgently to head off the looming nationwide rail strike on Wednesday, passing a bill that would bind companies and workers to a proposed settlement that was reached in September but rejected by some of the 12 unions involved. The measure...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...