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India's Parliament passes contentious citizenship bill

Dec. 11, 2019 11:56 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers approved legislation granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, even though critics said it undermines the country's secular constitution. The Citizenship Amendment Bill seeks to grant Indian nationality to Buddhists,...

Mississippi budget plan: Spend slightly less in coming year

Dec. 11, 2019 3:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Amid lagging teacher salaries and unsafe bridges, Mississippi legislative leaders are recommending that the state spend slightly less money on state government services during the coming fiscal year. Members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee met Wednesday and adopted a broad...

Sea-Tac airport officials opt out of facial recognition

Dec. 11, 2019 7:58 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — At least for now, controversial facial-recognition technology won’t be installed at boarding gates at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The decision makes the airport the first in the country to resist the rollout of a federal biometric identification program. The Seattle Times...

Lamont, lawmakers agree to transportation vote in January

Dec. 10, 2019 7:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Democratic legislative leaders are planning to vote in early January on a proposal to upgrade the state's infrastructure. The Democratic governor and the lawmakers announced Tuesday they have agreed to convene a special session of the General Assembly...

Lamont doesn't rule out January vote on transportation bill

Dec. 9, 2019 5:49 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he hopes Connecticut lawmakers will vote next week on a transportation improvement plan that includes truck-only tolls, but isn't ruling out a possible vote in January. The Democratic governor and legislative leaders have discussed the possibility of...

Nebraska district says drivers not stopping for school buses

Dec. 9, 2019 10:06 AM EST

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school district is asking drivers to obey state traffic laws after getting reports that some drivers aren't stopping for school buses with their stop sign arms extended. Hastings Public Schools officials have gotten reports of motorists putting student safety at risk by...

Female minister, 34, tapped to become Finland's youngest PM

Dec. 8, 2019 3:26 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A 34-year-old transport minister and lawmaker has been tapped to become Finland's youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. Finland's ruling Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 late Sunday to name Sanna Marin over rival Antti Lindtman to take over...

Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution

Dec. 8, 2019 12:02 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent days, prompting officials to ban freight vehicles from the roads, cancel all outdoor public events and warn citizens to remain indoors. Officials have also reduced...

Lawmakers to learn more about Connecticut hospital tax deal

Dec. 8, 2019 9:35 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers will learn more this week about a long-awaited settlement agreement reached between the Connecticut Hospital Association and Gov. Ned Lamont. Members of several key committees in the General Assembly will participate in a hearing on Friday at the Legislative Office...

Cowboys for Trump group now says sand wasn't from monument

Dec. 6, 2019 7:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Iconic gypsum sand that the group Cowboys for Trump had said was from White Sands National Monument in New Mexico and was sent to Washington for the U.S. Capitol Tree lighting ceremony this week was actually gathered just outside the monument, one of the group's co-founders said...