Laws

March 23, 2018 - 8:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Council proposal would protect private-sector employees who don't want to get work emails and phone calls after hours. The Wall Street Journal says Councilman Rafael Espinal introduced the bill Thursday. A fellow Democrat, Diane Savino, is working on a similar...
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FILE - This Jan. 5, 2018 file photo shows Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter speaking to reporters at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Otter on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 quietly signed into law a bill that will require women seeking medical abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures may be halted halfway. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
March 22, 2018 - 7:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion law approved in the conservative state. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed the legislation Thursday,...
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March 22, 2018 - 4:17 pm
Minor league baseball players who make as little as $5,500 a season would be stripped of the protection of federal minimum wage laws under a provision in government spending legislation expected to be approved by Congress this week. The "Save America's Pastime Act" is included on page 1,967 of the...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA receives about 1,000 requests to use experimental drugs for “compassionate use” each year and approves more than 99 percent of them, according to agency figures. The process usually takes about four days, although in emergency cases regulators can grant permission immediately over the phone. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 22, 2018 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The idea is a political crowd-pleaser with a catchy slogan: giving desperately ill patients the "right to try" experimental medicines. Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday became the latest group of politicians to back the effort, sending a bill to the...
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March 22, 2018 - 12:43 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss federal authorities have conducted house searches and seized documents following claims by state-controlled defense contractor Ruag of possible criminal wrongdoing. The investigators are reportedly looking into allegations of shady business practices and bribery linked to...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Leaders from the 28 European Union nations meet for a two-day summit to assess the state of Brexit negotiations, the prospect of a trade war with the United States and how to react to Russia following to the nerve agent attack in Britain. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 22, 2018 - 9:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia, as Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy in its investigation of the poisoning of a former spy. Amid a heated war of words between London and Moscow, Russia's ambassador to...
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The Supreme Court begins to receive a Spring snow fall, Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018 in Washington. Although the court is open for business today, the coming spring nor'easter caused the federal government to close its offices in the Washington area. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
March 21, 2018 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to make it harder for the federal government to use a section of tax law to convict someone of obstruction. The government had interpreted a section of the tax code to give it a broad ability to charge someone with obstructing or impeding the work...
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This undated photo released by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows Zachary Cruz. Cruz, the brother of Nikolas Cruz charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was arrested Monday, March 19, 2018 and charged for trespassing at the same school, authorities said. (Broward Sheriff's Office via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 5:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Florida school shooting (all times local): 5 p.m. A Florida commission formed to study mass shootings and school safety will contain three parents of students who died during the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The members of the 16-member...
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FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Terri Herring, left, a long time Mississippi abortion foe, speaks with House Judiciary B Committee chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, center, and Rep. Chris Brown, R-Nettleton, outside chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the passage of House Bill 1510, which makes the state the first to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday, March 19, 2018, and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 20, 2018 - 9:40 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The nation's most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi's governor. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves late Monday scheduled arguments Tuesday morning over whether he should immediately block the...
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FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Terri Herring, left, a long time Mississippi abortion foe, speaks with House Judiciary B Committee chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, center, and Rep. Chris Brown, R-Nettleton, outside chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., following the passage of House Bill 1510, which makes the state the first to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday, March 19, 2018, and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 19, 2018 - 9:11 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law on Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later. The law and responding challenge set up a confrontation sought by abortion opponents, who are hoping federal courts will ultimately...
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