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Germany to impose tougher penalties on people who break through airport perimeters

Jul. 17, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would impose tougher penalties on people who break through airport perimeters, a response to incidents such as disruptive protests by climate activists. The bill, which must still be passed by lawmakers,...

UK's new government announces legislation for 'national renewal' as Parliament opens with royal pomp

Jul. 17, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new Labour Party government promised to calm the country’s febrile politics and ease its cost-of-living crisis as it set out its plans for “national renewal” at the grand State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. Stabilizing the U.K.’s public...

Rights groups urge Uzbek president to veto law on deporting or barring 'undesirable' foreigners

Jul. 17, 2024 08:31 AM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — More than 25 human rights groups are calling on Uzbekistan's president to veto a proposed law that would allow foreigners to be deported or blocked from entry if they are deemed undesirable for a wide array of reasons including insulting the country. The...

Money from Washington's landmark climate law will help tribes face rising seas, climate change

Jul. 16, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Tens of millions of dollars raised by a landmark climate law in Washington state will go to Native American tribes that are at risk from climate change and rising sea levels to help them move to higher ground, install solar panels, buy electric vehicles and restore wetlands, Gov....

US government must return land it took and never developed to a Nebraska tribe under new law

Jul. 16, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) — The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will soon get back about 1,600 acres (647 hectares) of land the federal government took more than 50 years ago and never developed. A new law will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to return the roughly 2.5-square-mile...

Who is Usha Vance? Yale law graduate and wife of vice presidential nominee JD Vance

Jul. 16, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Usha Chilukuri Vance, Yale law graduate and trial lawyer, was thrust into the spotlight this week after her husband, JD Vance, was chosen as Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Chilukuri Vance, 38, was raised in San Diego, by Indian...

California is 1st state to ban school rules requiring parents get notified of child’s pronoun change

Jul. 15, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California became the first U.S. state to bar school districts from requiring staff to notify parents of their child’s gender identification change under a law signed Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law bans school rules requiring teachers and other...

California governor signs law barring school requirement to tell parents if child changes pronoun

Jul. 15, 2024 18:03 PM EDT
SACREMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor signs law barring school requirement to tell parents if child changes pronoun.

Judge rejects effort by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson to get records from Catholic church

Jul. 12, 2024 21:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state judge said Friday that Attorney General Bob Ferguson is not entitled to enforce a subpoena seeking decades of records from the Seattle Archdiocese, despite his assertion that the records are needed to learn whether the Catholic church used charitable trust funds...

Poland's centrist government suffers defeat in vote on liberalizing abortion law

Jul. 12, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his centrist coalition government suffered a bitter defeat Friday in parliament, where a slim majority rejected legislation that would have eased the strict anti-abortion law. The vote was 218-215 with two abstentions...