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Pelosi drug bill up for House vote reflects a Trump idea

Dec. 12, 2019 5:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidate Donald Trump said he could save Medicare billions by negotiating prescription drug prices. Thursday the House will vote on a bill by Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would deliver that and much more. But Trump is not on board. The California Democrat's legislation is expected to pass...

Push to accelerate mustang captures draws fire in Congress

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two House committee chairmen are trying to put the brakes on money for a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of 130,000 wild horses across the West over the next 10 years. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nevada, whose high-desert state is home to about half the mustangs, also...

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,...

House votes to ban drivers under 18 from using cellphones

Dec. 11, 2019 6:54 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Drivers younger than 18 would be prohibited from using cellphones except for emergencies under legislation the Michigan House approved Wednesday. Michigan now bars drivers with a learner's or intermediate permit — those as young as 14 years, 9 months to those at least 16 years...

Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemate

Dec. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his...

GOP support grows for legal medical marijuana in Wisconsin

Dec. 11, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The push to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin gained momentum Wednesday with the unveiling of a bill introduced for the first time by Republican lawmakers. The newfound Republican support comes for an idea that Democrats have tried in vain for years to get passed in the...

Lobbyist had hand in bill sparking ectopic pregnancy flap

Dec. 11, 2019 1:59 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker who proposed legislation extending insurance coverage to a procedure considered medically impossible as a way of fighting abortion worked closely on the bill with a conservative lobbyist, newly released emails show. State Rep. John Becker, a southwestern Ohio...

NY to ban aerial use of pesticide

Dec. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is prohibiting the aerial spraying of an agricultural pesticide that can harm the nervous systems of infants and young children. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's directing the state Department of Environmental Conservation to ban nearly all uses of the pesticide by...

House leaders racing the clock on government spending bill

Dec. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican issued a downbeat assessment of talks on a government spending bill Wednesday, warning that it will require a “laser focus from both parties and both chambers" to meet next week's deadline and avert a federal shutdown. Across the Capitol, House Speaker...

Indian lawmakers pass bill giving citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan

Dec. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EST
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian lawmakers pass bill giving citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.