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Women are reflected on silver panels of the French luxury brand Louis Vuitton flagship store at the Central Business District in Beijing, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, a top economic official said Wednesday, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the current China-U.S. trade dispute. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 06, 2019 - 12:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — China will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, a top economic official said Wednesday, addressing a key complaint at the heart of the China-U.S. trade dispute. The provision is contained in a foreign...
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March 03, 2019 - 9:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — New laws being considered at the Georgia state Capitol would regulate electric bikes and scooters in the state. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the machines are also the focus of new rules in some local communities. One of the bills proposed in the General Assembly...
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FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada said Friday, March 1, 2019, it will allow the U.S. extradition case against Wanzhou to proceed. She is due in court on March 6, at which time a date for her extradition hearing will be set. Meng is wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges that she misled banks about the company's business dealings in Iran. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 01, 2019 - 10:23 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Friday it will allow the U.S. extradition case against Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to proceed. Canadian Department of Justice officials issued a statement saying they diligently reviewed the evidence and the case can go ahead. Meng is due in court on March 6, at...
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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows marijuana plants at a home in Honolulu. Hawaii is among the bluest of states, but when it comes to legalizing marijuana, it is out of step with liberal stalwarts such as California and Vermont. A bill that would legalize marijuana in the islands faces significant obstacles from leaders worried about contradicting federal law and jeopardizing Hawaii’s existing medical marijuana program. It faces a Friday, March 1, 2019, deadline to pass committee. (AP Photo/Marina Riker, File)
March 01, 2019 - 4:29 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — On the political spectrum, Hawaii is among the bluest of states. Democrats control all the levers of power at the state and federal levels, and voters back Democratic presidential candidates over Republicans by some of the widest margins in the U.S. The state has committed to the...
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February 28, 2019 - 2:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A 'religious liberties' bill that aims to add greater protections for personal beliefs has renewed a recurring debate in Georgia about discrimination and religious freedom. Republican state Sen. Marty Harbin of Tyrone said Thursday his proposal was drafted to mirror a federal law...
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February 28, 2019 - 9:42 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's legislature passed a cybersecurity bill on Thursday that would allow authorities access to people's personal information without a court order. The Cybersecurity Act addresses computer hacking crimes, but activists fear it will allow the government sweeping access to...
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Republican House Speaker Elijah Haahr speaks during a news conference after the House passed a sweeping bill to further restrict abortion Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri's Republican-led House has passed a bill to ban almost all abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The legislation would ban abortions except in cases of medical emergencies. The ban would kick in if the Supreme Court overturns its landmark ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion. If Roe v. Wade remains, the legislation also would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. (AP Photo/Summer Ballentine)
February 27, 2019 - 5:57 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House on Wednesday took steps to outlaw most abortions in the state should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, an effort that's part of a broader Republican push amid renewed optimism that the high court might be more open to increased restrictions,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., pauses while speaking during a news conference to announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 27, 2019 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years. Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Timo Boll carries the flag of Germany during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes in Germany have scored a victory over Olympic restrictions on games-times advertising. A German federal agency says "abusive" limits on Olympic promotional activities should be relaxed. The Federal Cartel Office says the Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct." (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 27, 2019 - 12:38 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a win for athletes over Olympic restrictions, a German anti-trust agency has ruled that "abusive" limits on games-time promotional activities should be relaxed. The Olympic Charter's rules are "too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct," the Federal Cartel Office said in...
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February 26, 2019 - 7:23 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Tuesday advanced a bill that would ban almost all abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. And if the high court doesn't switch course, the Missouri bill would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can...
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