Legislation

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2009, file photo, the shadow of a helicopter hovers over feral pigs near Mertzon, Texas. Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill to allow hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters. Aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but the work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
March 28, 2017 - 1:06 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters. The Tulsa World ( http://bit.ly/2neDl3i ) reports that aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma. But that work can only be done by trained,...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump sits with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republicans on Monday, March 27, 2017, pointed fingers and assigned blame after their epic failure on health care and a weekend digesting the outcome. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 28, 2017 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Republicans and health care, tax cuts and other issues (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Speaker Paul Ryan says next month's governmentwide funding bill should not get ensnared with a fight over taking federal money away from Planned Parenthood. The Wisconsin...
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EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, left, and Hungarian Interior Minister Sandor Pinter hold a joint press conference after their meeting at the Ministry of Interior in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (Noemi Bruzak/MTI via AP)
March 28, 2017 - 8:39 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's new legislation allowing for the placement of all asylum-seekers in border container camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules. Dimitris Avramopoulos said that EU and...
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March 28, 2017 - 6:51 am
TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN UPDATE: Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin undoing former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming. Today Trump is expected to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., waves to the crowd before he speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
March 28, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal. The measures were unveiled just days before the opening of the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch speaks at a news conference in Annapolis, Md., in support of legislation to continue funding for services provided by Planned Parenthood. Democratic lawmakers in some states including Maryland are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
March 28, 2017 - 2:10 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) — Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future...
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March 28, 2017 - 2:03 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE Intelligence breakdown WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs), should step away from the investigation of Russian interference in the election and ties between the Trump campaign and the...
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March 28, 2017 - 1:12 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation set for a vote in the state Senate. If senators approve the bill on Tuesday, it returns to the House. Both chambers would have to pass the measure before adjourning on Thursday to send the...
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March 28, 2017 - 1:03 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE UPDATE: Intelligence breakdown WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs), should step away from the investigation of Russian interference in the election and ties between the Trump campaign...
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March 27, 2017 - 11:38 pm
TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE Dem calls on House intel chair to recuse himself WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Chairman Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs) should recuse himself from heading the lawmakers' investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and ties...
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