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Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on sweeping police reform

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers voted Saturday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes of three far-reaching police reform measures that supporters say...

The Latest: Lawmakers aim to limit state emergency powers

NEW YORK — State lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to limit the emergency powers of governors — not just in the current...

Lawmakers seek long-term limit on governors’ emergency power

As governors loosen long-lasting coronavirus restrictions, state lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to significantly limit the power they could wield in future...

In GOP strongholds, a big push on ‘culture war’ legislation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is...

Arkansas lawmakers enact transgender youth treatment ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth,...

Arkansas governor vetoes transgender youth treatment ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender...

The Latest: California prisons to resume in-person visits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California state prisons will soon resume limited in-person visits with inmates more than a year after they were halted because of...

In South Dakota, Noem bends — partially — on transgender ban

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem initially appeared eager to deliver a win to social conservatives on a top, culture...

Portugal’s euthanasia law goes for constitutional review

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president on Thursday asked the country’s Constitutional Court to evaluate a recent law passed by parliament that allows euthanasia...

The Latest: Miss. says out-of-staters showing up for vaccine

JACKSON, Miss. — Officials in Mississippi say about 2% of the coronavirus vaccinations given so far in the state have gone to people with...

Law allowing euthanasia in Portugal moves a step closer

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s parliament approved Friday the final wording of legislation allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill and gravely injured...

GOP rebuffs Trump on $2K aid, defense as Congress wraps up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate wrapped up a rare New Year's Day session with Republicans rejecting President Donald Trump's demand for $2,000 COVID-19 aid...

Trump vetoes Calif. fishing bill over seafood trade deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a bill Friday that would have gradually ended the use of large-mesh drift gillnets deployed exclusively in...

In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Friday overrode President Donald Trump's veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office...

GOP rebuffs Trump on $2K aid, defense as Congress wraps up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate wrapped up a rare New Year's Day session with Republicans rejecting President Donald Trump's demand for $2,000 COVID-19 aid...

Shutdown, impeachment, virus: Chaotic Congress winds down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ending a chaotic session, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in U.S....

Trump lashes out at GOP after override vote on defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at congressional Republicans a day after the House easily voted to override his veto of a...

Trump lashes out at GOP after override vote on defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at congressional Republicans on Tuesday after the House easily voted to override his veto of a...

House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, setting the stage for...

GOP blocks $2,000 checks as Trump leaves COVID aid in chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sudden demand for $2,000 checks for most Americans was swiftly rejected by House Republicans as his haphazard actions...

Asian shares mixed with most markets closed for Christmas

Stocks rose in China and were little changed in Japan on Friday with most world markets closed for Christmas holidays. ...

GOP blocks $2,000 checks as Trump leaves COVID aid in chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sudden demand for $2,000 checks for most Americans was swiftly rejected by House Republicans on Thursday as his...

Stocks close higher in holiday shortened week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed slightly higher on Christmas Eve, as investors went into the holiday weekend not bothered by President Donald Trump’s...

Trump threatens COVID relief bill, testing loyalty of GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to tank Congress’ massive COVID relief and government funding package, President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger aid checks for Americans...

Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up possible override vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has...

Asian stocks gain after Trump criticizes economic aid bill

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested he may veto a $900 billion economic aid package. ...

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump late Tuesday threatened to torpedo Congress’ massive COVID-19 relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and...

Trump raises China concerns as reason to veto defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a new rationale Sunday for threatening to veto the annual defense policy bill that covers the military's...

Senate sends Trump defense bill he has vowed to veto

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Friday approved a wide-ranging defense policy bill, sending it to President Donald Trump, despite his threat to veto...

Sen. Rand Paul delays defense bill vote over troop drawdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate vote on a wide-ranging defense policy bill was delayed Thursday after Kentucky Republican Rand Paul objected to the measure,...

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward...

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward...

Senate falls short of halting Trump’s $23B arms sales to UAE

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate fell short Wednesday in trying to halt the Trump administration's proposed $23 billion arms sales to the United Arab...

House approves defense bill with veto-proof margin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Tuesday easily approved a wide-ranging defense policy bill, defying a veto threat from President Donald Trump and...

House approves defense bill with veto-proof margin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Tuesday easily approved a wide-ranging defense policy bill, defying a veto threat from President Donald Trump and...

Virus talks drag on liability as Congress preps stopgap aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are giving themselves more time to sort through their end-of-session business on government spending and COVID-19 relief, preparing a one-week...

Congress swats back Trump’s veto threat of defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing out his relationship with Congress with one more power jab, threatening to veto a hugely popular...

Trump threatens defense veto over social media protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to veto a defense policy bill unless it ends protections for internet companies that shield them...

Poland, Hungary PMs meet over EU budget veto strategy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland and Hungary have declared openness to new proposals from the European Union regarding the bloc's next budget and major...

Defense bill in danger over Confederate-named military bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — An annual defense policy measure that has passed Congress every year since the Kennedy administration is in danger of cratering next...

EU leaders fail to solve political fight blocking big budget

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders made no progress Thursday toward resolving a dispute to unlock a 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) budget and pandemic...

EU hit by new crisis, this time over money and values

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The European Union still hasn't completely sorted out its messy post-divorce relationship with Britain — but it has already been...

Hungary sticks to veto of EU budget over rule-of-law issue

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Wednesday called the European Union's proposed mechanism to link the rule of law to budget disbursements...

EU urges Poland, Hungary to sign up to big money budget

BRUSSELS (AP) — With the European Union on the verge of an embarrassing crisis, Germany on Tuesday urged all member states to put divergences...

Poland, Hungary veto EU budget over rule-of-law issue

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland and Hungary on Monday vetoed the European Union's next seven-year budget and a massive coronavirus recovery plan due to...

Republicans retain power in states despite Democratic push

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a costly and intense political battle for control of state capitols, the composition of state legislatures and governors'...

State legislative elections key to redistricting power

HOUSTON (AP) — Not long ago, Berta Patterson’s corner of Houston was as symbolically red as they come. ...

California panel recommends limits to police crowd control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers' latest basketball championship, Gov....

Polish leader vows to veto EU budget in face of ‘blackmail’

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader is threatening to veto the European Union's economic recovery plan and long-term budget if the bloc...

EU leaders overcome Cyprus veto, agree to Belarus sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to impose sanctions on dozens of senior officials in Belarus accused of falsifying presidential election...

California Gov. Newsom surprises, disappoints with vetoes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Labor unions in California celebrated earlier this month when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed laws expanding paid family leave and making...

California governor mixes decisions on labor, crime, housing

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was no rigid ideologue when it came to his decisions on the hundreds of bills sent to him in an...

Ban on chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin...

Governor vetoes California bill requiring ethnic studies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom late Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement,...

California governor vetoes bill to help displaced workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill late Wednesday that would have guaranteed most laid-off hospitality workers would be first...

California governor vetoes bill to aid low-income immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have authorized California to give low-income immigrants $600 to buy groceries. ...

California governor vetoes bill that sought to give $600 to low-income immigrants to buy...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor vetoes bill that sought to give $600 to low-income immigrants to buy groceries.

Pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day...

Florida governor vetoes bill because of liquid nicotine ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill to raise the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 because...

US vetoes UN resolution over Islamic State fighters’ return

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

House passes bill to reverse changes blamed for mail delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — With...

Seattle mayor to veto City Council’s cuts to police, budget

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle...

US faces opposition to demand to ‘snap back’ Iran sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

Florida sheriff bans masks for deputies with some exceptions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)...

Despite COVID crisis, Congress seeks to do its day job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even...

Trump, GOP ally vow Confederate base names won’t change

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Congress defies Trump veto threat on Confederate base names

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

WH threatens defense bill veto over Confederate base names

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

23 AGs sue DeVos over student loan forgiveness policy

Democratic attorneys general in...

Wisconsin Democrats raised record-high $10M over 3 months

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

UN approves aid to Syria’s rebel area through 1 crossing

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

Wisconsin high court gives mixed ruling on partial vetoes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

Seattle City Council approves new tax on big business

SEATTLE (AP) — The...

House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Trump: I’ll veto defense bill to keep Confederate base names

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Dems push campaign-season health care bill through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats...

Pelosi pushes Senate with House passage of George Floyd bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Passage...

Democrats fail to override Trump veto on student loan policy

House Democrats on Friday...

House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd’s death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Mississippi gov might not block change to rebel-themed flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) —...

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