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Conservative governor, liberal lawmakers clash in Vermont

May. 27, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's fiscally conservative Republican Gov. Phil Scott is clashing with the state's famously liberal Legislature. Scott has vetoed a series of bills dear to many lawmakers. One would have created a paid family leave program and another would have gradually raised the minimum wage...

Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown

May. 27, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief...

Trump steering clear of messy House immigration fight

May. 25, 2018 9:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent recent weeks publicly hammering Congress to crack down on "legal loopholes" he says allow criminals to enter the country illegally. But behind the scenes, Trump has shown little interest in jumping into an intensifying Capitol Hill debate over immigration...

Online political ad bill to be law without gov's signature

May. 25, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A bill to regulate social media platforms such as Facebook and address foreign interference in local elections on social media will become law in Maryland without Gov. Larry Hogan's signature, the governor said Friday, citing "serious constitutional concerns" relating to the First...

Trump to sign measures to help terminal patients, veterans

May. 25, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to sign separate measures in the coming weeks to give people with deadly diseases access to experimental treatments and to provide veterans greater access to private medical care at taxpayer expense, the president's liaison to Congress said Friday. White...

House calls for Pentagon probe of alleged torture in Yemen

May. 25, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives has voted to require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to determine whether U.S. military or intelligence personnel violated the law in interrogations of detainees in Yemen. By voice vote, the House on Thursday adopted the measure as part of the 2019 defense...

Russia's ex-US envoy: Trump wants better ties with Russia

May. 25, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — "Toxic" political infighting is preventing U.S. President Donald Trump from improving relations with Moscow, Russia's former ambassador in the United States and a long-time Trump campaign contact told The Associated Press on Friday. Ties between the two countries...

Pakistan's Senate approves bill to give tribes equal rights

May. 25, 2018 6:30 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's upper house of parliament has passed a bill giving equal rights to 5 million people in the restive northwestern tribal region. It's a key step in bringing the tribes into the country's mainstream life and abolishing a vestige of British colonial rule. The legislation was adopted...

Correction: Right to Work-Missouri story

May. 24, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a right-to-work referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Senate Concurrent Resolution moving the election date did not require the governor's signature to take effect. While some concurrent resolutions do not require a governor's...

Correction: Right to Work-Referendum-The Latest story

May. 24, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a story May 18 about a right-to-work referendum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Senate Concurrent Resolution moving the election date did not require the governor's signature to take effect. While some concurrent resolutions do not require a governor's...