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June 28, 2018 - 9:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government is suing the city of Mount Vernon, saying it violated the Clean Water Act by failing to comply with rules meant to stop raw sewage from polluting waterways. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was announced Thursday by a federal prosecutor and the regional...
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State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, displays his smart phone as he urges lawmakers to approve a data privacy bill during the Senate floor session, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers approved the bill, that would let consumers ask companies to delete their information or refrain from selling it, among other data privacy provisions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 28, 2018 - 7:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will soon have what experts call the nation's most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data under a bill the governor signed Thursday. The law will compel companies to tell customers upon request what personal data they've...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, empty bullet casings sit in a container at the National Armory gun store and gun range in Pompano Beach, Fla. The California Supreme Court will decide whether state laws can be challenged in court on the grounds that complying with them is impossible in a lawsuit over a California law that requires new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 28, 2018 - 7:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit Thursday that sought to block an unusual law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings when shots are fired to make it easier to solve crimes. The court ruled unanimously...
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June 28, 2018 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has sued the city of Mount Vernon, saying it violated the Clean Water Act by failing to comply with rules meant to stop raw sewage from polluting waterways. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was announced Thursday by a federal prosecutor and the regional...
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Charles Rettig listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, Thursday, June 28, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is assessing President Donald Trump's choice to head the IRS, Charles Rettig, a Beverly Hills tax lawyer who would face the colossal challenge of overseeing the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 28, 2018 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under sharp questioning from some Democratic senators, President Donald Trump's choice to head the IRS promised on Thursday to work for the benefit of ordinary taxpayers in administering the massive new tax law. Charles Rettig is a Beverly Hills tax lawyer who has represented...
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President Donald Trump points towards North Dakota Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 28, 2018 - 7:53 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump has urged North Dakota voters to defeat "liberal Democrat" Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, although she is a moderate who strays at times from Democratic positions. Heitkamp is one of the Senate's most vulnerable Democrats seeking re-election, so she is firmly in...
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President Donald Trump points towards North Dakota Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 27, 2018 - 10:48 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged voters on Wednesday to fire "liberal Democrat" Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November, claiming that she promised to be an independent mind but instead has voted in lockstep with her party leadership and against his agenda. Trump called instead for the...
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President Donald Trump points towards North Dakota Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 27, 2018 - 10:05 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged voters on Wednesday to fire "liberal Democrat" Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November, claiming that she promised to be an independent mind but instead has voted in lockstep with her party leadership and against his agenda. Trump called instead for the...
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In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018 photo provided by paralegal Luana Mazon, Lidia Karine Souza, 27, hugs her 9-year-old son Diogo De Olivera Filho as Souza visited her son for the first time since they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border in late May. Her son remained in custody, much of it quarantined in a room because he had the chicken pox, and she has been told the soonest the boy could be released is late July. She filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration. An emergency hearing is scheduled for Thursday. (Courtesy of Luana Mazon via AP)
June 27, 2018 - 8:13 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 6 p.m. The plaintiff in a lawsuit against the separation of immigrant parents from their children says she hopes a judge's order will prompt the government to act quickly. A Brazilian...
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In this Jan. 2, 2007 file photo Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald takes the oath of office as his fiance Susan Lowery, right, holds his Bible during a swearing-in ceremony for statewide elected officials in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa politicians are scrambling to comply with a new and unusual state law that bans them from using taxpayer dollars if there's a whiff of self-promotion. The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board plans to release at least one advisory opinion next month on the law, which goes into effect Sunday, July 1, 2018. The provision prohibits statewide officials and lawmakers from tapping taxpayer dollars to promote their written name, likeness or voice through various platforms like television and radio. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)
June 27, 2018 - 6:53 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michael Fitzgerald, Iowa's longtime state treasurer, in some ways has become synonymous with college savings and helping people find unclaimed property. The Democrat's smiling face and name have been highlighted in decades of promotional material — brochures, newspaper op-...
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