Legislation

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are treading water early Thursday, March 23, 2017, as investors wait for news about the fate of the Republican-backed health care bill, a centerpiece of President Donald Trump's business-friendly agenda of cuts to taxes and regulations and greater infrastructure spending. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 23, 2017 - 11:14 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 19,253...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., departs after speaking to the media after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 23, 2017 - 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., departs after speaking to the media after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 23, 2017 - 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier and his wife Sandra, arrives for the fourth day of his trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Spanier is charged with conspiracy and endangering the welfare of children. Prosecutors say he and two other Penn State administrators failed to act on a report of sexual abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky. (Dan Gleiter /PennLive.com via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 8:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The panel...
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Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, depart after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 23, 2017 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Ed Staley holds a sign during a rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah's governor has announced he will sign legislation giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday, March 23, 2017, said he plans to approve the measure lowering the blood alcohol limit to .05 percent from .08 percent. Restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry had urged him to veto the bill, arguing it would hurt Utah's image. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
March 23, 2017 - 8:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert...
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March 23, 2017 - 7:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Senate committee has halted a bill overhauling colleges' disciplinary processes in reports of sexual assault. The Senate Judiciary committee used a legislative maneuver to put the bill on hold on Thursday, halting its progress with only days left before lawmakers adjourn...
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March 23, 2017 - 6:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members want to prevent state pension funds and other money from being invested in companies that are boycotting Israel. The House voted Thursday for legislation directing the State Treasurer's Office to avoid investments in these companies and divest when...
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Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, explains his position to a TV interviewer before his group met with President Donald Trump as the GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" moves to a showdown vote, Thursday, March 23, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 23, 2017 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan's health care bill is costing an Iowa congressman some valuable campaign support. An official with the Congressional Leadership Fund says the political...
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FILE – In this May 24, 2013, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, speaks with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, center, and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, left, cast members of MTV's "Jersey Shore," on the boardwalk where he took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the New Jersey shore's seasonal reopening for the first time since Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. Under legislation inspired by reality TV star Polizzi, no more than $10,000 of state money could go to pay speakers at New Jersey's public universities. New Jersey's Democrat-controlled Assembly was scheduled to vote Thursday, March 23, 2017, on whether to send the bill to Christie's desk. (Kevin R. Wexler /The Record via AP, file)
March 23, 2017 - 6:07 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill inspired by former "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay to speakers was approved by lawmakers Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk. The Democrat-controlled Assembly unanimously passed the legislation to cap...
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