Abortion is the main agenda for Democratic candidates

U.S. 12/04/19, 19:55

Democratic presidential candidates expressed their approval of pro-abortion policies, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times. According to the National Review, a majority of Democratic Party politicians support abortion restrictions after 21 weeks of gestation. Amy Klobuchar, (D-Minn.) suggested that the regulations could be considered in light of Roe ...

Parliament vote forces UK to postpone Brexit beyond Oct. 31

Europe 10/19/19, 14:47

A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he would resist attempts to delay Britain's departure from the European Union beyond the end of the month, though he appeared to have no choice but to seek an extension after Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his Brexit ...

House Democrats unveil $4.5 billion border measure to deal with border crisis

U.S. 06/21/19, 12:10

House Democrats unveiled a $4.5 billion measure Friday, June 21, to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border and the government's responsibility to care for tens of thousands of migrant refugees seeking safety in the United States under its asylum laws. The measure is scheduled for a floor ...

Some NY clerks won’t give licenses to immigrants in US illegally

New York 06/19/19, 16:30

Some county clerks in New York said Wednesday they will defy a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns will go to federal court with his concerns that the law signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo conflicts with ...

Alabama signs law allowing church to hire its own police force

U.S. 06/19/19, 14:37

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed legislation permitting Briarwood Presbyterian Church to establish its own police force for its church and school campuses. The law, approved two weeks ago allows the Birmingham-based church to set up a private law enforcement department to make arrests when crimes are committed on its properties. Church ...

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

U.S. 06/17/19, 18:44

Activists on both sides of the abortion divide clashed Monday on a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of "fatal fetal anomalies."The bill, called the "Roe Act" by supporters, would amend current state law, which allows abortions after 24 ...

Alabama orders ‘chemical castration’ of some child molesters

U.S. 06/16/19, 07:57

Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns and it appears to be rarely used in some states that allow it. The procedure uses medications that block testosterone production in order ...

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

U.S. 06/12/19, 15:59

Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it in her office.Oregon was the first state to legalize such assistance, in ...

Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion

U.S. 06/12/19, 14:29

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping protections for abortion on Wednesday in a new law that establishes access to the procedure as a "fundamental right" for women.The move in the state where Democrats control the House, Senate and governor's office comes as several Republican-majority states have taken up steep restrictions ...

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

World 06/12/19, 13:46

Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony. The violence ...

Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband

Politics 06/11/19, 13:03

Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The ...

University: Return of donor’s money ‘never’ about abortion

U.S. 06/11/19, 11:04

University of Alabama officials have released a selection of emails to back up their contention that their decision to return a record $26.5 million donation had nothing to do with the donor's highly publicized call for a boycott in response to the state's new, near-total abortion ban.Instead, the emails suggest ...

Law allows Texas patrons to dine with dogs in certain areas

U.S. 06/10/19, 14:59

Texas restaurants may soon welcome dogs in outdoor dining areas under a new state law that allows patrons to bring their furry companions at a business' discretion.Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law last week that changed the state's past stance on dogs in dining areas, the Galveston County ...

Doctor killed 25 patients, officials say. Can they prove it?

U.S. 06/06/19, 16:56

Prosecutors face a legal hurdle as they pursue 25 murder charges against an Ohio doctor accused of essentially using his colleagues as weapons by ordering fatal painkiller doses for hospital patients but not directly administering them himself, legal experts say.Critical care doctor William Husel has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer, ...

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:56

Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major parts of the state's response to a 2018 mass shooting at a high school near Houston.School districts will be allowed ...

61 arrested at tenant protection protest at NY state Capitol

U.S. 06/04/19, 17:28

Sixty-one people have been arrested after protesters frustrated by the slow movement of proposals to strengthen tenant protections blocked access to the Senate and Assembly chambers in the New York state Capitol.The group marched through the Capitol chanting protests Tuesday before blocking the legislative doors. They were charged with disorderly ...

Texas governor signs bill targeting rape kit backlog

U.S. 06/04/19, 16:26

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a measure into law on Tuesday that aims to eliminate the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Texas.Abbott's approval comes as states across the country are using legislation to bolster testing requirements and attempt to clear their own buildup of untested rape kits.The ...

Maine legislators OK assisted suicide; bill goes to governor

U.S. 06/04/19, 12:33

The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state's tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate.The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has not indicated whether she will let it become law. Her office said ...

Update: Northam says lawmakers must be second responders

U.S. 06/04/19, 10:00

The Latest on plans by Virginia's governor to call a special legislative session on gun control (all times local):10:30 p.m.Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is calling for a special legislative session on gun control and is insisting that his proposals be voted on by the entire state legislature. He says Friday's ...

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