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Nevada governor signs bill raising clean energy standard

Apr. 22, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor signed a bill Monday requiring electricity companies to get half of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak was joined by a crowd of Republican and Democratic state lawmakers during the bill signing. "This milestone piece of...

Legislation to comply with ethics reform far from agreement

Apr. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Legislation to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment aimed at ethics reform appeared no closer to agreement Monday than when North Dakota's legislative session began in January. The Republican-led Legislature has been wrestling for months to create rules for the...

Court sides with Philly over same-sex parents in foster care

Apr. 22, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

Philadelphia city government can require that contractor Catholic Social Services does not discriminate against same-sex couples in its foster care program, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the city after it stopped placing children with the Archdiocese of...

Egypt polls close after 3-day vote to extend el-Sissi's rule

Apr. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Polling centers in Egypt closed Monday after a third and final day of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in office until 2030 and broaden the military's role. The results are expected within a week. The referendum is virtually...

Lawmakers scramble to finish work ahead of session deadline

Apr. 21, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Legislature is in a race to finish its work and leave at least a handful of days on the books before the constitutional 80-day limit. Lawmakers had hoped to be finished in less than 75 days to give themselves a cushion that could be used in the future to address...

Egyptians vote on changes that would extend el-Sissi's rule

Apr. 20, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast their ballots Saturday on the first of three days of voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030 and broaden the military's role. Critics have blasted the proposed changes as another major step toward an...

North Dakota Supreme Court may weigh in on Marsy's Law

Apr. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court could soon clarify who is considered a victim under Marsy's Law, which embedded victim's rights into the state constitution. The high court is expected to rule in the upcoming months in a case that uses the 2016 constitutional amendment to dispute...

The Latest: Egypt begins vote on extending el-Sissi's rule

Apr. 20, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on Egypt's vote on a referendum potentially extending President el-Sissi's rule to 2030 (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Egyptian officials are urging voters to turn out in high numbers for a three-day referendum on extending President el-Sissi's rule. Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly...

Key events in Egypt since the 2011 pro-democracy uprising

Apr. 20, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Here are key events in eight years of turmoil and transition in Egypt, leading up to a national referendum on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030. ___ Feb. 11, 2011: Autocrat Hosni Mubarak steps down after 18 days of...

Egyptians begin voting on constitutional amendments aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030

Apr. 20, 2019 3:09 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians begin voting on constitutional amendments aimed at keeping President el-Sissi in power until 2030 .