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February 24, 2017 - 2:47 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers pushed forward with a measure that would effectively ban all abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the medical risks to a woman, by requiring doctors to deliver the fetus and try to save it. Critics of the bill said it could be among the most...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, a man stands on a commercial fishing boat docked at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. The bill will be heard in two Hawaii Senate Committees Wednesday, Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
February 23, 2017 - 4:44 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. A 2016 AP investigation found that some fishermen...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 file photo, a man stands on a commercial fishing boat docked at Pier 38 in Honolulu. A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. The bill will be heard in two Hawaii Senate Committees Wednesday, Feb. 23. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
February 22, 2017 - 10:22 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. A 2016 AP investigation found that some fishermen...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 photo Hawaii state Sen. Karl Rhoads talks about legislation he proposed that could change the way foreign fishermen get permits in Honolulu. A federal legal loophole allows the fishermen to fish off the coast of Hawaii, even though they are technically not allowed to enter the United States. Rhoads wants to change that by barring state officials from issuing fishing licenses to crew members who don't have permission to land in the country. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)
February 22, 2017 - 6:52 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to shake up the fishing industry and the permit process for foreign fishermen. An Associated Press investigation found that foreign fishermen were confined to boats off Honolulu and living in subpar conditions. Some are earning...
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February 22, 2017 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement agencies are investigating a bomb threat made to the Anti-Defamation League's headquarters in New York City. ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt says it appears to be no more than a threat. However, he said the organization is "taking it very seriously." Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
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