Laws

June 18, 2017 - 10:42 am
COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — A mother's grief is behind a bill in New York's legislature that would allow prosecutors to charge dealers of heroin and other opioids with homicide when their wares cause an overdose death. Patty Farrell began pushing for the law after she found her 18-year-old daughter Laree...
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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks before signing Senate Bill 539 during a signing ceremony Thursday, June 15, 2017, in North Las Vegas, Nev. The bill aims to force America's three insulin manufacturers to annually turn over the prices they set and profits they make on insulin. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 15, 2017 - 8:32 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday the nation's strictest requirements for pharmaceutical companies to reveal how they set certain prescription drug prices. The bipartisan legislation focuses on insulin — one of many life-sustaining prescription treatments...
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June 15, 2017 - 3:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day that gunfire shattered the morning calm of suburban Washington, dozens of family members of those killed by past gun violence had gathered in the capital to lobby against Republican-backed legislation to make it easier to buy gun silencers. The lobbying effort and a...
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June 14, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered by lawmakers Thursday as the state prepares for next year's start of legal marijuana sales. Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry...
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In this March 30, 2016 photo, Mildred Musni, right, breast feeds her son Eliseo and is joined by other mothers in protest at the main entrance of the city Human Services Agency in San Francisco. Months before the protest, Musni was forced to cover up by a security guard when she attempted to feed Eliseo inside the facility. With Musni are her older daughter Sentia, left, and step-daughter Vanessa Trujillo, right. Every employer in San Francisco will have to provide a safe and clean room with a surface, chair and electrical outlet where new moms can pump milk under a proposal pending before city supervisors Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
June 13, 2017 - 7:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors approved legislation that requires employers to provide new mothers a clean and private space to pump their milk, adding to the board's long history of trying to make the city more equitable for workers even if that means more regulations for employers...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 13, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on probes into possible contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he recused himself from the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russia because he was involved in the campaign. Sessions...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2010, file photo, then-Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., right, and then- House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., speak to reporters outside the White House in Washington, after their meeting with President Barack Obama. House Republicans headed toward a vote June 8, 2017, on dismantling sweeping financial rules established under Obama that were designed to head off economic meltdowns. Republicans are arguing that the many requirements imposed under what is known as the Dodd-Frank Act have actually harmed economic growth by making it harder for consumers and businesses to get credit.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 08, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House approved sweeping legislation Thursday to undo much of former President Barack Obama's landmark banking law created after the 2008 economic crisis that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes. The largely party-line vote was 233-186, as...
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In this June 5, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room at the White House in Washington. You’ve probably heard all about what’s happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn’t. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that have been pushed to the back burner. Diplomatic initiatives that aren’t fully initiating. Interest groups that can’t stir up much interest. Appointees that haven’t been appointed. ((AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 07, 2017 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — You've probably heard all about what's happening in Washington. This is a story about what isn't. The rapid-fire revelations about the Trump campaign and its Russia connections that are heating up this city are having a chilling effect in plenty of other ways. There are bills that...
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Christina Von der Ahe Rayburn, an attorney who challenged a measure to speed up implementation of the death penalty in California, talks with reporters after a California Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 66, in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
June 06, 2017 - 8:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Supreme Court justices considering whether a ballot measure to speed up executions is unconstitutional expressed skepticism Tuesday about a provision that would require death sentence appeals to be completed within five years. Several justices peppered a lawyer from...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Robert Muller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press has learned.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 02, 2017 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia's government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney...
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