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After Alabama OKs strict anti-abortion bill, Missouri could be next

Alabama's passage of the nation's strictest abortion bill is the latest bid by states in the South and Midwest to stake out a legal challenge on a highly emotional, and controversial topic.      ...

After Alabama OKs strict anti-abortion bill, Missouri could be next

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Alabama Senate delays vote on strict anti-abortion bill Alabama's state Senate on Thursday delayed until next week a vote on the strictest abortion bill in the United States after disagreement arose on the Senate floor about whether to allow women impregnated by rape and incest to have a legal abortion....
10:16, 05/09/2019

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States....
15:48, 05/17/2019

Alabama governor signs strict abortion ban into law Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed a bill to ban all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest bid by political conservatives challenging the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's rig...
16:16, 05/15/2019

Lindsey Graham proposes strict immigration bill amid border crisis Sen. Lindsey Graham debuted a new immigration bill on Wednesday to tackle the "perfect storm brewing at the border," taking aim at Central American migrants who he says have relied on immigration loopholes for too long....
16:00, 05/15/2019

Missouri Governor After Seeing Alabama’s Abortion Ban: Hold My Moonshine The clearly not-so-great-state of Alabama just enacted the most extreme abortion ban since abortion was made legal by Roe v. Wade some 46 years ago. Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed the bill that could punish doctors who perform abortions with lif...
14:48, 05/16/2019

Missouri Joins Alabama in Passing Horrific Abortion Law The Missouri House has passed a bill banning abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant. The state Senate passed the same bill yesterday, and Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it. Most provisions wouldn’t take...
13:16, 05/17/2019

Missouri poised to pass restrictive abortion law, days after Alabama Missouri House lawmakers are expected to pass a bill on Friday to ban most abortions eight weeks after conception, days after Alabama introduced the nation's most restrictive abortion law....
04:48, 05/17/2019

Missouri Senate approves 'heartbeat' abortion bill The Missouri state Senate approved a bill Thursday along party lines to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining similar bills in other states in hopes the issue will get to the U.S. Supreme Court....
09:32, 05/16/2019

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks Missouri’s Republican-led Senate has now passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.        ...
11:00, 05/16/2019

Missouri passes bill banning abortions after 8 weeks Republican Gov. Mike Parson pledged to sign the bill , but it’s unclear when he’ll take action. When pressed on the lack of exceptions, he told reporters that “all life has value.”...
07:48, 05/18/2019

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks Missouri's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical emergencies....
10:00, 05/16/2019

Missouri Senate Advances Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bill The Missouri Senate passed a bill early Thursday that would prohibit abortion at around eight weeks. The State House and governor still need to approve it....
17:48, 05/16/2019

Missouri House expected to pass bill outlawing abortions at 8 weeks JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy and the state’s GOP governor is likely to sign it. The GOP-led House is set to debate the sweeping abortion bill...
23:16, 05/16/2019

Bill targeting wind energy line stalls in Missouri Senate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation that could thwart a large wind-energy power line has hit a roadblock in the Missouri Senate. Senators were unable to come to a vote late Wednesday on a bill prohibiting the use of eminent domain to acquire easem...
09:00, 05/09/2019

Missouri House Sends to Governor Bill Banning Abortion After 8 Weeks of Pregnancy Missouri’s governor got just what he asked for: The state’s House members on Friday passed and sent to him for his signature a bill that would become probably the second-most restrictive abortion law in the nation, banning the procedure after eight w...
21:32, 05/17/2019

After Alabama OKs strictest abortion law in nation, Missouri could be next. Where states stand on abortion bans Alabama's passage of the nation's strictest abortion law is the latest bid by states in the South and Midwest to stake out a legal challenge on a highly emotional, and controversial topic.        ...
11:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' abortion bill, Pat Robertson says Pat Robertson, televangelist and Christian fundamentalist who has long opposed abortion rights says the new anti-abortion bill in Alabama is too “extreme.”...
16:48, 05/15/2019

Alabama abortion bill: What happens next for most restrictive ban in US in 40 years? The Alabama Senate has passed a near-total ban on abortions. Here's everything you need to about the bill and where it's headed next.        ...
11:32, 05/15/2019

Alabama Senate passes bill banning nearly all abortions MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is close to approving a near total ban on abortion after the state Senate passed a measure that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony. If signed into law, it would be the most stringent aborti...
20:00, 05/14/2019

Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions Alabama's state Senate on Tuesday began final debate on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, allowing exceptions only to prevent a serious health risk to the mother....
16:16, 05/14/2019

Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion Alabama's state Senate was due to vote on a bill on Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions, but will first consider whether to allow the procedure for women and girls impregnated by rape and incest....
05:16, 05/14/2019

'It goes after Roe directly': Alabama's abortion bill set to go before state senate Nation’s strictest legislation would ban all abortions at any stage of pregnancy, and backers hope it will fuel a challenge to Roe v WadeJenna King-Shepherd was 17 and had just graduated high school when, a decade ago, she had an abortion at a clinic...
00:16, 05/14/2019

Alabama Senate Set to Take Up Bill Effectively Banning Abortion Alabama lawmakers hope the measure will lead the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, which recognized a constitutional right to end a pregnancy....
11:32, 05/14/2019

Alabama governor signs bill banning nearly all abortion Alabama’s governor on Wednesday signed into law the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation, triggering a fight likely bound for the US Supreme Court. Gov. Kay Ivey said the Alabama Human Life Protection Act “stands as a power...
16:00, 05/15/2019

The Latest: Alabama Gov. Ivey reviewing abortion ban bill MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a proposed (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is not saying whether she intends to sign a proposed abortion ban into law. Ivey told reporters Wednesday that she will review the legislation approv...
13:32, 05/15/2019

Alabama Passes Bill Banning Abortion From Moment of Conception Less than a week after a fight broke out on the Alabama Senate floor over a proposal to ban abortion at the moment of conception, briefly delaying a vote that even Democrats recognized as inevitable, the state has gone ahead and passed it. If signed...
20:32, 05/14/2019

Abortion bill delayed as Alabama Senate falls into chaos The lieutenant governor agreed to remove amendments creating exceptions for rape and incest, leading to anger and arguments on the Senate floor.        ...
11:16, 05/09/2019

Alabama Passes Bill To Ban Abortions, No Exception Even In Rape Cases The Alabama senate passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States on Tuesday that bans any termination of pregnancy and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in......
07:00, 05/15/2019

What female state senators had to say about Alabama’s abortion bill – video Alabama’s new law imposing the strictest restrictions on abortion in the United States was passed by 25 white male Republicans. Minority Democrats introduced a slew of amendments in an attempt to block it. ‘This bill is about control,’ the state sena...
03:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama Senate approves near-total ban on abortion; sends bill to the governor The measure includes the most sweeping restrictions on abortion in the United States, almost certainly guaranteeing a legal challenge.        ...
03:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama Senate approves near total abortion ban, sends bill to governor Alabama's Senate passed a near complete ban on abortion late Tuesday and sent it to Gov. Kay Ivey, who could sign it into law and make the state one of the nation's most restrictive on the procedure....
06:48, 05/15/2019

Emily Ratajkowski poses naked in protest of Alabama's abortion bill passing Emily Ratajkowski is using her social media platform to voice her outrage over the recent passing of the bill in Alabama which makes nearly all abortions in the state illegal and make performing one a felony....
15:00, 05/16/2019

Restrictive abortion bill weighs on Alabama Republicans, who struggle with lack of exceptions for rape, incest Vote scheduled for Tuesday could secure an almost all-out ban on abortion amid hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case and overturn Roe v. Wade....
21:00, 05/13/2019

Alabama Dem opposing abortion bill: 'Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later' A Democratic state representative from Alabama is facing fierce backlash over his remarks in opposition to the abortion ban that was approved in his state, saying that "some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later."...
20:48, 05/01/2019

Utah prosecutor says he won’t enforce strict abortion law SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the county with Utah’s only two abortion clinics says he won’t enforce a new law banning most procedures after 18 weeks. The decision announced Tuesday by Democratic Salt Lake County District ...
12:48, 05/15/2019

To control blood sugar, set strict meal times A small study has found that men who are at risk of diabetes could benefit from following a time-restricted diet, which can improve blood sugar control....
07:16, 05/02/2019

Opinion: Strict US anti-abortion laws harm women A fierce debate is raging in the US over whether women should have the right to terminate pregnancies. The opposition to abortion is driven by misogyny, hypocrisy and ignorance of the facts, says DW's Christina Bergmann....
10:16, 05/15/2019

Germany aims to use strict law to improve work conditions in Africa Unfair wages, exploitation or child labor. When German companies do business with African countries, human rights sometimes fall by the wayside. Berlin wants to change that....
10:16, 05/10/2019

Alyssa Milano Calls for Sex Strike to Protest Strict Abortion Laws Actress Alyssa Milano ignited social media with a tweet Friday night calling for women to join her in a sex strike to protest strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled legislatures. The former star of “Charmed” and “Melro...
20:48, 05/11/2019

GM weighs $1B plant expansion in Missouri General Motors is considering a $1 billion investment at its Missouri assembly plant where it builds large vans and midsize pickup trucks, state officials said....
03:48, 05/03/2019

Missouri man charged with killing, dismembering a Kansas man LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, man has been charged with fatally shooting another man, dismembering his body and then setting the remains on fire. Thirty-year-old Colton Stock was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and three other...
12:16, 05/14/2019

Severe weather damages Missouri speedway A strong storm system damaged the grandstands and buildings at a Missouri speedway and caused the postponement of an upcoming event. (May 21)        ...
17:00, 05/21/2019

Missouri Senators Are Considering Banning Abortions at 8 Weeks (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday called on state senators to take action on a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, the latest GOP-dominated state emboldened by the possibility that a more conservative...
02:48, 05/16/2019

Shooting In Missouri Kills Three, Injures Two: Report Three men were found shot to death and two wounded by gunfire late on Monday at a home on the north side of St. Louis, Missouri, media said, citing police officials....
07:32, 05/14/2019

Missouri senators consider banning abortions at 8 weeks JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators are considering banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Democrats in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday slammed pending the legislation. Lawmakers have a Friday deadline to pass bills. The only ...
12:48, 05/15/2019

Missouri Closing in on Being the Next State to Effectively Ban Abortion Not content with watching Alabama get all the attention, Missouri is now just a couple short steps away from instituting a heinous abortion ban of its own....
11:16, 05/16/2019

Missouri’s GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictiv...
18:16, 05/17/2019

FBI looking at video showing Missouri cop kicking suspect ST. LOUIS (AP) — The FBI is looking at police dashcam video that shows a suburban St. Louis officer kicking in the head a suspect who had his hands up. The officer works for the town of Woodson Terrace. The police chief in neighboring Velda City told...
10:00, 05/09/2019

GM moves closer to securing Missouri tax break State senators passed incentives that would give GM $50 million in tax credits over 10 years in return for a $750 million investment to expand a light-truck assembly plant....
14:16, 05/20/2019

Missouri, Latest US State To Restrict Abortion The Missouri House passed a bill on Friday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, making it the latest US state to pass restrictions on ending a pregnancy....
16:32, 05/17/2019

Missouri man accused of killing cats he found on Craigslist ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man is charged with felony animal abuse after authorities say he killed and dismembered cats he found in online want ads. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says 20-year-old Kaine Louzader was charged Friday. Prosecutors sa...
12:16, 05/11/2019

GM considers investing $1 bln in its Missouri plant, state officials say General Motors Co is considering a $1 billion investment at its Missouri assembly plant where it builds vans and trucks, state officials said on Thursday....
16:32, 05/02/2019

The Latest: Sandbagging seeks to save Missouri levee ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 11 a.m. Residents of a small Missouri town are busy sandbagging yet another levee being threatened by the seemingly ceaseless flood of 2019. The Pin Oak Levee protects a little...
09:48, 05/07/2019

Naked man broke into 2 Missouri homes; no signs of theft COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police in central Missouri are asking for the public’s help to find a man who was naked when he broke into two homes. Interim Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones said the man got into homes about a half-mile apart early Satur...
08:32, 05/20/2019

Missouri governor expected to sign eight-week abortion ban into law Missouri's Republican governor could sign a law as early as this week banning most abortions in the Midwestern state after the eighth week of pregnancy, part of a wave of restrictions aimed at driving a challenge of abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court...
09:16, 05/20/2019

Missouri GOP lawmaker apologizes for ‘consensual rape’ comment A Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is under fire for using the term “consensual rape” while defending an abortion ban proposal. “Most of them were date rapes or consensual rapes,” Missouri Rep. Barry Hovis said Friday about the sexua...
09:32, 05/18/2019

Missouri lawmakers approve extreme eight-week abortion ban The legislation, which is expected to be signed by the governor, echoes even tighter restrictions passed by Alabama this weekMissouri lawmakers on Friday approved legislation to ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, becoming the latest state t...
17:48, 05/17/2019

Missouri moves to replace Benton with Truman at US Capitol JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure that could send former President Harry Truman back to the U.S. Capitol. The measure given final approval Thursday would put Truman’s statue in place of one of f...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Missouri House expected to pass abortion ban at 8 weeks Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers’ final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely rest...
08:00, 05/17/2019

Missouri Legislature passes abortion ban at 8 weeks of pregnancy Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature has approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and GOP Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it.        ...
13:00, 05/17/2019

Missouri the latest state to pass tough anti-abortion law Missouri became the latest state to pass a restrictive anti-abortion law Friday as the GOP-led Legislature approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Republican Gov. Mike Parson was expected to sign it. The proposed ban allows excep...
16:00, 05/17/2019

Mailman admits to stealing money out of greeting cards in Missouri Investigators connected Brandon Holt's actions to 20 victims who reported losses totaling $562.        ...
09:48, 05/08/2019

Missouri child welfare agency head charged with endangerment The head of a suburban St. Louis child welfare agency and alternative school for children with severe behavioral problems has been charged with child endangerment and assault....
12:16, 05/08/2019

Missouri mailman admits to stealing money out of greeting cards Investigators connected Brandon Holt's actions to 20 victims who reported losses totaling $562.        ...
17:00, 05/07/2019

The Latest: Missouri child welfare agency head indicted ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on charges against the head of an alternative school in suburban St. Louis (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The head of a suburban St. Louis child welfare agency and alternative school for children with severe behavioral probl...
17:48, 05/08/2019

Missouri House passes extreme eight-week abortion ban – live State’s Republican-led House joins states such as Alabama by passing sweeping bill, which does not include exceptions for rape or incestSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.00pm BST House minority leader @crystal_quade addresses th...
11:16, 05/17/2019

Missouri teenager fatally struck by train on railroad bridge DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl Missouri girl died when she was struck by a train after she and friends climbed a train trestle to jump into a creek. Jefferson County Sheriff’s spokesman Grant Bissell says five teens were swimming in a c...
06:16, 05/20/2019

Missouri becomes the latest US state to move to restrict abortion laws Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, just days after Alabama signed in the strictest abortion laws in the US....
02:32, 05/17/2019

Missouri man accused of killing free cats found on Craigslist ST.PETTERS, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri man is charged with felony animal abuse after authorities say he killed and dismembered cats he found in online want ads. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says 20-year-old Kaine Louzader was charged Friday. Prosecut...
12:48, 05/13/2019

GM considers investing $1 billion in its Missouri plant, state officials say General Motors Co is considering a $1 billion investment at its Missouri assembly plant where it builds vans and trucks, state officials said on Thursday....
14:48, 05/02/2019

Police investigate Missouri student’s racist video posting SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police have announced plans to conduct a follow-up investigation into a racist video that a Missouri high school student posted on Snapchat. The Springfield News-Leader reports that a student at Kickapoo High School in Springf...
10:32, 05/14/2019

NFL Draft 2019: Broncos trade up for Missouri QB Drew Lock Drew Lock is now a member of the Denver Broncos after the team traded up in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft in order to take the Missouri quarterback....
09:16, 04/28/2019

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09:00, 05/09/2019

Missouri House approves 8-week abortion ban, sending it to governor’s desk The Missouri House on Friday approved a restrictive abortion bill that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy -- one of a slew of such bills in red states that have sparked a heated national debate on abortion rights....
13:32, 05/17/2019

Missouri HOA Threatens to Foreclose on Truck Owner's House Because They Don't Understand Patina Hey! Who here likes Homeowner’s Associations? Ah, gotcha, trick question, absolutely nobody likes HOAs because they’re consistently miserable and disheartening examples of how tiny amounts of power can transform human beings into talking, blistered d...
23:48, 05/08/2019

Oklahoma reels, Missouri declares state of emergency from storm, floods Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashing tornadoes and heavy rain roared through the central United States on Tuesday....
14:32, 05/21/2019

Soggy Midwest, battered Missouri towns brace for more storms, flooding The unyielding rain and flooding that have overwhelmed parts of the Midwest are taking their toll on the once-vibrant Missouri community of Clarksville.        ...
12:32, 05/07/2019

Missouri moves a step closer to enacting eight-week abortion restriction A Missouri proposal to ban abortions after eight weeks — with the exception of a medical emergency for the mother — is a step closer to becoming law....
12:00, 05/17/2019

Missouri officer who ‘let his emotions get the best of him’ allegedly caught on video assaulting inmate A Missouri police officer lost his job and is now facing an assault charge after allegedly choking and shoving a prisoner who had insulted him, officials say....
09:16, 05/14/2019

Missouri man says White Castle patron shot at him for honking his horn in drive-thru line A driver at a Missouri White Castle drive-thru told Fox News that another driver allegedly shot at him because he honked his horn while he was waiting on line....
16:16, 05/14/2019

Former southwest Missouri mail carrier admits stealing mail SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former mail carrier in southwest Missouri has admitted to stealing money from the mail. Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Brandon Holt pleaded guilty Monday to mail theft by an employee, which is a felony. The Springfield ...
12:00, 05/07/2019

McCarthy: Alabama abortion law 'goes further than I believe' The top Republican in the House said Thursday that he believes Alabama’s new restrictive abortion law — the strictest in the nation — goes too far.“It goes further than I believe, yes,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters during a ne...
16:16, 05/16/2019

Sweet Home Alabama? I have a complicated relationship with Alabama because Alabama is a complicated place. Though I’ve lived less time there than anywhere else in the world that could be considered home (fall of 1993 through spring 1997 and only two summers, ever), it i...
14:48, 05/16/2019

Alabama Moved to Outlaw Most Abortions. Here’s What’s Next. The next move on the Alabama bill that would ban most abortions at every stage of pregnancy belongs to governor. But the last word will probably come from the federal courts....
09:48, 05/15/2019

Man sets himself on fire outside Alabama Walmart ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — After a man set himself on fire outside a Walmart store in Alabama, authorities say they are trying to understand why he did it. Athens Fire Chief Floyd Johnson tells news outlets that a man doused himself with gasoline and ran in...
16:32, 05/17/2019

Top recruit Sanders switches from OU to Alabama Drew Sanders, the No. 37 ranked recruit in the 2020 class, switched his college choice from Oklahoma to Alabama after being committed to the Sooners since 2017....
19:16, 04/29/2019

Man convicted in 4 killings set for execution in Alabama MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of murder in a quadruple killing after a dispute over a pickup truck is set to be executed in Alabama. Forty-one-year-old Michael Brandon Samra is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening at the...
23:32, 05/15/2019

Last word of man executed in Alabama was ‘amen’ A man convicted of murder for helping his pal kill four people in 1997 was executed in Alabama Thursday night and uttered the last word “amen” before his death. Michael Brandon Samra, 41, was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m., following his le...
23:16, 05/16/2019

What to know about Alabama's proposed abortion ban The Alabama Senate has passed a near-total ban on abortions. Here's everything you need to about the bill and where it's headed next.        ...
07:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama passes near complete ban on abortion A bill banning nearly all abortions in Alabama passed the House of Representatives 74 to 3, with nearly all Democrats exiting the chamber in protest before the vote....
02:16, 05/01/2019

Alabama legislature votes to ban most abortions Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country. (May 15)        ...
05:32, 05/15/2019

A Day After Banning Abortions, Alabama Is Set to Execute a Murderer The two actions on consecutive days highlighted the contradiction some on the right feel between opposing abortion on sanctity-of-life grounds and supporting the death penalty....
17:48, 05/16/2019

In Alabama, Opposition to Abortion Runs Deep Even before the near-total ban that Alabama’s governor signed late Wednesday, only three clinics remained in the state. The state is aiming for zero....
17:48, 05/16/2019

Samantha Bee: Alabama lawmakers 'wouldn't know a vulva if it bit them' Late-night hosts discussed the damaging effects of Alabama’s strict new abortion law and the problematic nature of its contentsLate-night monologues from Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee focused on the strict Alabama law that has effectively banned a...
09:48, 05/16/2019

Abortion law 'harsher in Northern Ireland than in Alabama' Campaigners say women can face jail sentences up to life in UK owing to 1861 legislationAlabama’s near total ban on abortion mirrors the situation in one corner of the UK: Northern Ireland.But pro-choice campaigners in the region say Northern Irish a...
03:00, 05/16/2019

Ban on rape victims having abortions passed in Alabama Alabama's Republican-controlled state senate has passed a bill to outlaw abortion - challenging a landmark US Supreme Court ruling that legalised abortion across the country in the 1970s....
01:48, 05/15/2019

Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate h...
21:48, 05/15/2019

| #YouKnowMe women open up following Alabama's abortion law Twitter users share their abortion stories under the hashtag #YouKnowMe after the Alabama Senate passed the most restrictive abortion Bill in the US....
11:48, 05/17/2019

Pat Robertson Doesn't Think Alabama's Abortion Ban Is 'Too Extreme' Televangelist and right wing agitator Pat Robertson said on his show “The 700 Club” on Wednesday that he believes Alabama’s new ban on abortions is “extreme” and said the state has “gone too far.”...
17:32, 05/15/2019

| WATCH: Celebrities react to Alabama's abortion law On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that makes abortion a Class A felony. Celebrities immediately took to social media to make their opinions known....
11:48, 05/17/2019

After Alabama Abortion Law, 3 Democrats Propose a New Strategy Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren are taking an aggressive approach in a debate whose terms have long been set by conservatives....
18:48, 05/17/2019

AP Look: Will Alabama's abortion law reach SCOTUS? Alabama's new law which would virtually ban abortions is the latest and most far-reaching state law designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. AP's Mark Sherman looks at its chances of reaching the C...
15:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama’s extreme new law could lead to an end of US abortion rights A wave of extreme abortion laws in the US has started a fight that could end with federal courts overturning abortion protections in place for nearly 50 years...
13:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama’s vote to ban nearly all abortions now in governor’s hands Alabama legislators have given final approval to a ban on nearly all abortions, and if the Republican governor signs the measure, the state will have the strictest abortion law in the country....
04:16, 05/15/2019

Alabama’s abortion law is designed to challenge Roe v Wade: What’s next? The Alabama lawmakers who crafted the strictest abortion legislation in the nation hope it will be the measure that takes down Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established the right to an abortion. When signing the measure Wednesday, Alabama G...
20:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. Republicans who support the measure hope challenges to the law will be used ...
09:16, 05/16/2019

Trump and Romney say Alabama abortion ruling went too far President Trump and GOP Sen. Mitt Romney said they favor exceptions to strict abortion bans recently passed by several states in an effort to get the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade....
13:16, 05/19/2019

Alabama House set to vote on near-total abortion ban Alabama House Bill 314 probably has the votes to pass the House; however the Senate leader expresses unease with lack of rape, incest exemptions.        ...
11:00, 04/30/2019

Romney says he doesn't support Alabama abortion law Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday said he doesn't support a recently enacted law prohibiting nearly all abortions at any point during pregnancy in Alabama. "I don't support the Alabama law," the Utah Republican and 2012 GOP nominee for president told CNN'...
21:48, 05/19/2019

‘Arthur’ episode about same-sex wedding banned in Alabama “Arthur” is one controversial cartoon. Alabama Public Television pulled the Season 22 premiere of the long-running animated series. The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” revolved around the same-sex weddin...
11:32, 05/21/2019

Alabama House approves near total ban on abortion If it passes the Senate and is signed by Gov. Kay Ivey, the measure would be one of the most sweeping abortion restrictions in the nation.        ...
20:32, 04/30/2019

Alabama Public Television won’t run ‘Arthur’ gay wedding BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children’s show “Arthur” because it included a same-sex wedding. The episode “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” aired natio...
08:48, 05/21/2019

Leslie Jones tears into Alabama abortion law Alabama's new anti-abortion law drew the fire of "Saturday Night Live" star Leslie Jones, who proclaimed, "You can't tell me what to do with my body" on the show....
19:16, 05/19/2019

Arizona leaders weigh in on Alabama abortion law TUCSON- Alabama’s new, restrictive abortion law remains in the national spotlight. Arizona leaders are weighing in. Our sister station News 12’s Brahm Resnik got reaction from U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally on the ban. Se...
20:00, 05/20/2019

Alabama Senate votes in favour of near-total ban on abortion The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted 25-6 for the bill that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison....
20:32, 05/14/2019

Alabama abortion law raised hope for execution reprieve A lawyer for a condemned inmate said he hoped Gov. Kay Ivey might a grant clemency request and block the execution after she talked about her belief that "life is precious" in signing a bill to virtually outlaw abortion in Alabama....
12:16, 05/17/2019

Alabama doctor vows to keep providing abortions when ban goes into effect An Alabama doctor has vowed to keep providing abortions when the state’s near-total ban against the procedure goes into effect. Dr. Yashica Robinson, who is the medical director of the Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives,...
12:16, 05/17/2019

U.S. abortion-rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban U.S. abortion-rights activists on Wednesday vowed to challenge an Alabama bill banning abortion in almost all cases, including pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, that is part of an effort to get the Supreme Court to reconsider its 1973 ruling...
08:48, 05/15/2019

Maryland official urges divesting from Alabama over abortion ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s comptroller says he’s urging the state’s pension system to divest itself from Alabama-based companies due to the state’s strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban. In a Facebook post Thursday, Compt...
03:48, 05/17/2019

Alabama governor denies reprieve for condemned killer Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey refused a reprieve for an inmate set for execution Thursday night, the prisoner’s lawyer said. Samra was convicted for a quadruple killing that occurred after a dispute over a pickup truck....
13:32, 05/16/2019

Alabama executes man convicted of 1997 quadruple murder A 42-year-old man was executed in Alabama on Thursday, more than 20 years after he was convicted along with his friend of killing the friend's father, the father's fiancée and her two children after a dispute over the use of a pickup truck....
22:00, 05/16/2019

25 men voted to ban abortion in Alabama. Do they reflect the rest of America? States are passing strict abortion laws and 'heartbeat' bans, but polling shows most Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.        ...
11:32, 05/15/2019

Alabama’s proposed abortion ban nears final vote MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers could soon approve a near total ban on abortion. The Alabama Senate on Thursday will debate the bill to make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of pregnancy. Emboldened by conservative additions ...
00:16, 05/09/2019

Leslie Jones rips Alabama abortion law on 'SNL': 'You can't tell me what to do with my body' On the heels of the Alabama state Senate passing US’ most restrictive abortion legislation, "Saturday Night Live" tackled the topic twice during its Season 44 finale....
14:48, 05/19/2019

An Alabama Restaurant Is Selling the Whitest Sandwich Ever and We Need to Stop Them The ancient prophecies speak of a time when the forces of good will have to unite to fight the ultimate evil. Throughout history, this revelation has been imagined as everything from a zombie apocalypse to a war between angels and demons. But I have ...
14:00, 05/14/2019

Hundreds protest Alabama’s abortion ban at state capitol MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state’s new abortion ban. Protesters chanted “My body, my choice!” and “vote them out!” as they rallied Sunday evening,...
16:00, 05/19/2019

The Latest: Friends visit condemned Alabama inmate ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on an execution set for Thursday in Alabama (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An Alabama inmate awaiting lethal injection for a quadruple murder is visiting with friends and a spiritual adviser. Prison spokesman Bob Horton s...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law A movement to boycott Alabama over its near-ban on abortion gained momentum Thursday as officials in Maryland and Colorado called for economic retaliation and online flyers urged people not to buy anything in, or from Alabama....
16:32, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1997 quadruple killing ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled Alabama execution of a man convicted in a quadruple killing (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Prison officials say 41-year-old inmate Michael Brandon Samra was pronounced dead at 7:33 p.m. following a lethal...
03:48, 05/17/2019

Women share their abortion stories in rebuke of Alabama 'ban' Women are sharing their stories of having an abortion on social media in response to the state of Alabama voting to enforce a near-total ban on the procedure....
23:00, 05/16/2019

Tim Heidecker responds to Alabama abortion ban with charity single, "To The Men" This week, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a law that, in addition to banning most abortions in the state, makes performing one a felony punishable by up to 99 years. Though exceptions are made if the mother’s health is at risk, there are none for those...
15:32, 05/16/2019

Alabama rep blasted for abortion stance calls Don Jr. ‘retarded’ The Alabama state lawmaker being blasted over his bizarre statements on abortion made disturbing comments about Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday, calling the first son “retarded” and saying he should have been aborted. “He’s evidently retarde...
02:48, 05/03/2019

Alabama man executed for brutal 1997 quadruple homicide ATMORE, Ala. (AP) -- A man condemned to die for his role in a quadruple killing that followed a dispute over a pickup truck was put to death Thursday evening in Alabama, after declining to make any last-minute appeals in the hours preceding his execu...
22:16, 05/16/2019

US briefing: Alabama abortion ban, Ebola outbreak and Iran Wednesday’s top story: Alabama Republicans pass nation’s strictest abortion law. Plus, the Midwest towns under existential threat from climate changeSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s esse...
05:32, 05/15/2019

The Latest: Alabama Senate begins debate on abortion ban MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate taking up a proposed abortion ban (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Alabama lawmakers have begun debating a proposal to outlaw most abortions in the state. The GOP-dominated Senate is expected to vo...
16:16, 05/14/2019

Alabama Senate heads toward vote on abortion ban measure MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are headed toward a vote on a proposal to outlaw most abortions that has splintered Republicans over its lack of an exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The GOP-dominated Alabama Senate is...
00:32, 05/14/2019

Alabama A&M-Morehouse to play 1st Black College HOF Classic CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Alabama A&M and Morehouse College will play Labor Day weekend at the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the first Black College Hall of Fame Classic. The season opener on Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. ET will be played at Tom Benson H...
12:48, 05/15/2019

Alabama abortion advocate says the quiet part out loud Alabama state Rep. John Rogers, a Democrat, had a few choice comments last week about abortion — the very sort of comments that abortion's defenders usually know to keep to themselves....
22:32, 05/04/2019

Judge says Alabama failed to protect prisoners from suicide MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After 15 inmate suicides in 15 months, a federal judge says Alabama is putting prisoners in danger by failing to provide adequate suicide-prevention measures. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued the findings Saturday. Th...
16:00, 05/04/2019

Former federal prosecutor on Alabama law: Abortion will 'clearly' be issue in 2020 In response to the controversy surrounding Alabama's recent law outlawing abortion, Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Robert Ray said that the issue will be a divisive issue ahead of the 2020 presidential election....
12:16, 05/16/2019

Alabama professor charged with child porn in 2 states AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An English instructor at Auburn University in Alabama has been arrested in Virginia on child porn charges. News outlets report 52-year-old William Matthew Carter, of Auburn, was held Monday at a Virginia jail awaiting extradition ...
00:48, 05/16/2019

AOC blasts ‘fundamentalists’ for trying to ‘outlaw sex’ in wake of Alabama abortion ban Freshman Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday blasted “religious fundamentalists,” claiming they are trying to “outlaw sex” they don’t agree with by passing laws banning abortion. The Bronx and Queens congresswoman made the asse...
04:32, 05/16/2019

Alabama governor signs nation's strictest abortion ban Alabama's governor on Wednesday signed a bill to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in political conservatives' latest challenge to the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to te...
19:00, 05/15/2019

Top House Republican McCarthy says he opposes Alabama abortion law McCarthy told reporters that the Alabama law “goes further than I believe,” noting that he has voted for exceptions in cases of rape and incest, and when the mother’s life is at risk....
10:16, 05/16/2019

U.S. abortion rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban U.S. abortion-rights activists vowed on Wednesday to challenge an Alabama bill that would ban abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, the latest attempt by conservatives to reverse a 1973 Supreme Court ruling establishing a woman's right to it....
14:32, 05/15/2019

Expelled in 1956, black woman gets doctorate at U of Alabama TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama has bestowed an honorary doctorate degree to Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African American to attend the university. Her brief enrollment came after a lengthy court battle. She had first applied t...
13:32, 05/04/2019

Alabama to ban abortion, including for rape and incest cases Governor Key Ivey signed off on the abortion ban in Alabama, setting the stage for a battle that could end up in the US Supreme Court. Several states are seeking to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe vs. Wade....
23:32, 05/15/2019

Joy Behar: Alabama lawmakers who voted for abortion ban should get a vasectomy Joy Behar, a co-host on “The View,” floated the idea that Alabama state senators receive a vasectomy if they backed a piece of legislation to outlaw almost all abortions....
15:16, 05/15/2019

Alabama abortion law draws some criticism, mostly silence from national Republicans Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress are criticizing a new Alabama law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state as too extreme, saying exceptions should be made for rape and incest and questioning whether it will hold up in court....
16:32, 05/16/2019

1 dead, 8 shot at high school graduation party in Alabama ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks tells news outlets eight other people were hurt in a shooti...
11:16, 05/18/2019

From Alabama to Thailand, timeshare rentals offer deals for travelers Timeshares often rent for about the same price as a hotel room. And they’re found just about everywhere.        ...
09:32, 04/28/2019

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abo...
21:48, 05/14/2019

Alabama gears up for abortion fight activists thought was history As Alabama passes the country's most restrictive abortion law, activists who believe in a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy are bracing for a battle. The Supreme Court could end up deciding the matter....
16:32, 05/16/2019

Surge in pressure on NI abortion laws in wake of Alabama ruling Britons outraged over Alabama's near-total ban on abortion are channelling their anger into attempting to change Northern Ireland's own restrictive rules - where women can face life in jail for aborting a pregnancy....
23:16, 05/17/2019

US briefing: Pompeo and Putin, China tariffs and Alabama abortion law Tuesday’s top story: secretary of state visits Moscow amid US tensions with Iran. Plus, why copying the populist right won’t help save the leftSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential ...
06:32, 05/14/2019

Alabama’s abortion ban is about keeping poor women down | Emma Brockes For the 25 white, male state senators voting for it, this is not about the foetus but about maintaining the social orderA lot of good points were made about the inconsistencies and hypocrisies of Alabama’s 25 white male lawmakers who passed the anti-...
01:48, 05/17/2019

Trump spokeswoman suggests he’s opposed to parts of Alabama’s abortion ban President Trump’s 2020 campaign spokeswoman joined other Republicans in her disapproval of Alabama’s ban on almost all abortions, and suggested the president shared her view. During an appearance on M......
13:48, 05/18/2019

Alabama police arrest suspect in shooting death of officer A man sought for the shooting death of an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and the wounding of two others was arrested without incident early on Monday after a brief manhunt that had the community on edge, authorities said....
11:32, 05/20/2019

Judge Napolitano: Alabama's restrictive abortion law will go to Supreme Court Fox News' senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano referred to Alabama's recent ruling on abortion "the most extreme pro-life legislation in the country," and argued that it was written with the intention of going to the Supreme Court....
07:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama Woman Incarcerated for 17 Months Doesn't Know How She Ended Up Pregnant Days away from giving birth, an Alabama woman sitting in jail for more than 17 months claims to have no recollection of having sex, leaving her searching for answers as to how she wound up impregnated....
14:00, 05/14/2019

#MeToo founder slams Alabama lawmakers in wake of abortion law The founder of the #MeToo movement is speaking out against Alabama lawmakers after a near-total abortion ban was signed into law. Tarana Burke decried the controversial bill in an Instagram post, writing how she founded the movement in Selma, Alabama...
19:00, 05/16/2019

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded A man opened fire on police responding to a call about a domestic disturbance in an Alabama mobile home park, killing one officer and wounding two others, authorities said Monday....
19:16, 05/20/2019

2020 Democrats Condemn Alabama Abortion Measure and Vow to Fight It The measure, approved by the Alabama Senate, would outlaw almost all abortions in the state. “This is a war on women,” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said....
09:48, 05/15/2019

Maryland comptroller calls for economic retaliation against Alabama after abortion ban Maryland's comptroller wants pension fund divestment, other measures against Alabama, which enacted the nation's most restrictive abortion law....
14:00, 05/16/2019

AOC blames Twitter, readers after called out for tweets about Alabama pro-life law Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blamed Twitter's character limitations -- and the reading skills of her critics -- after getting called out for spreading misinformation about the newly signed abortion ban in Alabama....
04:16, 05/16/2019

US briefing: Alabama backlash, Huawei and Camp fire investigation Thursday’s top story: Abortion law spurs protests and lawsuits in Alabama. Plus, how Peppa Pig became a global hitSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
04:16, 05/16/2019

'​You just said to my daughter, you don't matter ' – senator reacts to Alabama abortion ban – video The Democratic minority leader, Bobby Singleton, delivered an emotional speech after a rape and incest exception from the abortion ban bill failed to pass in a roll-call vote. Alabama’s Republican-controlled state senate has passed a bill to outlaw a...
03:00, 05/16/2019

'We're in the fight of our lives': Alabama abortion law spurs lawsuits and protests Women’s health advocates and Democratic leaders vow to fight the measure and the conservative-led effort to challenge abortion rights nationwideThe fight to prevent Alabama from implementing a near-total ban on abortion is set to rage for months afte...
03:00, 05/16/2019

Police Seek Armed Alabama Man Accused Of Shooting Officers AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama are searching for a man they say shot and wounded three Auburn police officers. Local and state law enforcement are searching for 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes, who they say is armed and wearing camouflage ...
05:00, 05/20/2019

Alabama abortion ban: Republican state senate passes most restrictive law in US Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incestThese 25 white men – all Republicans – just voted to ban abortion in AlabamaAlabama’s Republican-controlled state senate passed a bill T...
02:32, 05/15/2019

350 weapons were seized in an Alabama prison. A week later, stabbings continued. On Friday, 11 inmates were involved in an assault that resulted in the stabbings of three Holman prisoners, Alabama Department of Corrections said.        ...
14:00, 04/30/2019

Planned Parenthood readies challenge to near-total abortion ban in Alabama Planned Parenthood president says near-total ban "will cost women's lives;" Ivey mum on whether she will sign it        ...
11:32, 05/15/2019

Hundreds march to protest Alabama abortion ban at state capital The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother’s health. The law provides no exception for rape and ince...
18:16, 05/19/2019

Where does Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey stand on abortion, adoption, birth control? Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has made her positions known on family planning topics like abortion, adoption by couples and birth control.        ...
21:00, 05/15/2019

As States Race to Limit Abortions, Alabama Goes Further, Seeking to Outlaw Most of Them Alabama is advancing a bill to ban most abortions, though exceptions for rape, incest and serious threats to the mother’s health were being considered....
17:32, 05/08/2019

Alabama police officer killed in shooting, wife charged GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — The wife of an Alabama police officer has been charged in his shooting death at an apartment complex in Gardendale. Gardendale police say the homicide happened Thursday at Woodbrook Apartments. Al.com reports Gardendale Police...
13:32, 05/04/2019

Factbox: Alabama abortion ban triggers Twitter reaction storm Celebrities, activists and politicians swarmed social media to air their opinions on a new law, signed on Wednesday, that almost totally bans abortion in Alabama....
13:16, 05/16/2019

Alabama on Refusal to Air Gay Wedding Episode of Arthur: 'It Would Be a Violation of Trust' The 22nd season premiere of PBS’s Arthur included a bit of a surprise, as audiences were treated to a beautiful wedding. But Alabama Public Television refused to air it because it was a sex-same marriage....
18:00, 05/21/2019

Abortion foes eye Supreme Court showdown in wake of Alabama ban Pro-life lawmakers in Alabama lit a national firestorm this week by approving a near-total ban on abortion and imposing harsh penalties on doctors who perform the procedure. But supporters of the legislation do not expect it to take effect without a ...
11:32, 05/15/2019

Alabama Senate Erupts Into Chaos as Republicans Try to Ram Through Vote on Abortion Ban Days after Georgia passed one of the most strict de facto abortion bans in the country, Alabama’s Republicans are following in hot pursuit, trying to pass a bill virtually banning abortion entirely. On Thursday, their attempts to make the bill even m...
22:48, 05/09/2019

Alabama moves to ban abortion, including for rape and incest cases The legislation sets the stage for a legal battle over the right to abortion that could end up in the Supreme Court. It comes as 14 states have sought to restrict abortion in a bid to overturn Roe vs. Wade....
03:00, 05/15/2019

Romance novelists pledge to confront abortion 'taboo' after Alabama ban State senate’s near-total abortion ban prompts demand for genre to treat issue as ‘a normal part of life, not a moral lesson’Dip into the fast-moving world of romantic fiction and it quickly becomes clear that very few of the fictional couples enjoyi...
11:16, 05/17/2019

‘This really is a war on women:’ Leslie Jones attacks Alabama abortion legislation on ‘SNL’ "This is how it starts. I'm out living my life, and I see there are a bunch of states out there trying to ban abortion and tell me what I can and can't do with my body," Jones exclaimed on the May 18 episode of SNL....
13:00, 05/19/2019

The Latest: Alabama gunman hunted; 1 officer dead, 2 wounded AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on shootings of police officers in Auburn, Alabama (all times local): 6:40 a.m. Authorities in Alabama are searching for a man they say killed one Auburn police officer and wounded two others. Local and state law enforc...
05:00, 05/20/2019

The Latest: Terror, confusion at Alabama park amid shooting AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Sunday killing of an Alabama police officer (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Residents of an Alabama mobile home park described moments of confusion and terror as a gunman fired on authorities, killing one officer an...
12:16, 05/21/2019

One Alabama officer dead, another critical, manhunt underway for shooter A manhunt was underway early Monday after an Alabama police officer was shot and killed, another critically wounded and a third injured at a trailer home park, officials said....
04:48, 05/20/2019

Alabama’s Abortion Ban Is Designed to Challenge Roe v. Wade at the Supreme Court. Here’s What Happens Next Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill on Wednesday that would effectively ban abortion in the state, with no exceptions for rape or incest, prompting an outcry from abortion rights activists across the country and setting up a challenge to Roe v. W...
20:16, 05/15/2019

Republican Alabama governor mulling nation's strictest abortion law Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States' strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider women's constitutional right to abortion....
07:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama latest in series of states passing restrictive abortion laws Alabama became the latest state to send a controversial abortion ban to the governor's desk, as advocates on both sides of the abortion debate prepare for a Supreme Court decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade....
11:32, 05/15/2019

'I don't feel safe': Alabama newspapers publish letters by women on abortion ban Three local publications devoted their Sunday editions to essays from women, ranging from fear to grappling with personal beliefsThree major Alabama newspapers devoted their Sunday editions to letters from women across the state, offering an expansiv...
16:16, 05/20/2019

Alabama state senator claims colleagues 'raped women' with abortion ban Democratic State Sen. Bobby Singleton blasted his colleagues in Alabama, suggesting that they "raped women" by passing a ban on nearly all abortions....
11:32, 05/15/2019

Behar pushes forced vasectomies for Alabama lawmakers who supported abortion ban "View" host Joy Behar suggested on Wednesday that Alabama lawmakers should be forced to undergo vasectomies after voting for the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation....
10:48, 05/15/2019

Alabama Public Television refuses to air Arthur’s lovely gay wedding episode The long-running children’s TV show Arthur recently opened its 22nd season with a groundbreaking episode that featured the kids’ longtime teacher Mr. Ratburn’s marriage to anther man. In the episode “Mr. Ratburn And The Special Someone,” which premie...
11:00, 05/21/2019

The betrayal: How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an Alabama Superfund cleanup The EPA wanted to remove toxic waste from a Birmingham neighborhood, which would have cost tens of millions of dollars. The state’s influence machine kicked into high gear....
10:32, 04/28/2019

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Takes On Alabama’s Restrictive Abortion Law “That is either an overreach by the Alabama G.O.P. or some pretty intense viral marketing for the new season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” Colbert said Wednesday night....
02:00, 05/16/2019

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Did Anti-Abortion Activists Overreach in Alabama? In the On Politics newsletter: The president and some allies are distancing themselves from the Alabama abortion ban, worried that the law goes beyond what voters support....
22:48, 05/20/2019

Alabama Senate rejects exception for rape amid debate to ban nearly all abortions Alabama's state Senate on Tuesday debated a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, rejecting an exception for rape and incest, part of an effort by more than a dozen states to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional righ...
19:00, 05/14/2019

Alabama Public Television Refuses to Air Episode of Arthur Featuring a Gay Wedding Alabama’s public television network has banned an episode of the PBS cartoon series Arthur that features a same-sex marriage. The episode, entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” shows the wedding of Arthur’s third-gra...
13:16, 05/21/2019

Arthur: Alabama bans episode of kids' show featuring same-sex wedding Episode was deemed inappropriate for the state’s young viewers by Alabama Public TelevisionAlabama Public Television has refused to air a recent episode of a children’s program that featured a same-sex wedding.An episode of the popular animated serie...
20:32, 05/21/2019

Amazon TV series The Power pulls out of filming in Georgia over Alabama abortion law Reed Morano's upcoming Amazon series The Power has pulled out of filming in Georgia after a controversial bill was passed in Alabama which effects a near-total ban on abortion in the state....
06:32, 05/22/2019

College football Over/Unders: Clemson owns slight edge over Alabama LAS VEGAS — With the release of regular-season win totals just on the horizon, it’s a great time to look ahead at the coming college football season. Bettors will want to be ready to jump on the early Over/Unders wherever they see value. I have resea...
11:00, 05/07/2019

Footballer Héctor Bellerín calls on sport to oppose Alabama abortion ban Arsenal defender says ban also an issue for men, and garners support from Ian WrightHéctor Bellerín, the Arsenal and Spain defender, has challenged fellow football professionals to speak out against the abortion bill passed this week in Alabama, in t...
15:16, 05/18/2019

Colbert thinks Alabama's new viral marketing campaign for The Handmaid's Tale is going a little far It’s been a bad week in America—which is to say, it’s been a bad couple of years in America, and this week saw that badness manifest in one of its most obviously upsetting forms—as a number of states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia...
22:00, 05/16/2019

Trump backs abortion in cases of rape or incest, contradicting Alabama law President suggests abortion will be election issue, tweeting ‘we must stick together and Win for Life in 2020’Donald Trump, in a series of late night posts on Twitter, has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than that just passed by Alabama’...
07:16, 05/19/2019

Why the senators’ race matters in reporting the Alabama abortion ban | Paul Chadwick Readers argued it was wrong to highlight that white men voted in the measure. But lack of representation is central to the storyWhy, demanded several readers, does this headline refer to race: “These 25 Republicans – all white men – just voted to ban...
23:00, 05/19/2019

#YouKnowMe: Keke Palmer Shares Her Story in Response to Alabama’s Virtual Abortion Ban Acclaimed actress Keke Palmer shared her personal experience with abortion in response to the #YouKnowMe thread begun on Twitter by actress and talk show host Busy Philips in response to Alabama’s regressive abortion law, outlawing the procedure in a...
20:16, 05/20/2019

Alabama abortion law: Lady Gaga joins stars condemning near-total ban on procedure Lady Gaga has joined the list of celebrities condemning Alabama's strict abortion law which bans the procedure in almost all cases, including rape and incest....
23:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama abortion law an example of 'emboldened' GOP state houses after Kavanaugh replaced Kennedy, Thiessen says Alabama's new abortion law and other states' pending measures are examples of "emboldened" Republican-majority legislatures in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh filling retired Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat....
19:32, 05/17/2019

University of Alabama's First Black Student Receives Honorary Degree 63 Years After Expulsion In 1956, Autherine Lucy Foster broke racial boundaries when she enrolled at the all-white University of Alabama. Her enrollment was preceded by a lengthy court battle. She first applied to the university in 1952 but her acceptance was rescinded becau...
07:00, 05/07/2019

Clemson, Alabama headline college football's post-spring top 25 for 2019 Clemson and Alabama met in last year's title game and the Tigers and Crimson Tide are at the top of the post-spring college football Top 25 for 2019.        ...
07:16, 04/30/2019

Alabama state Senate passes near total abortion ban in direct challenge to Roe v. Wade The Alabama state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill essentially banning abortion in the state, a move specifically aimed at challenging more than 40 years of federal abortion protection under Roe v. Wade. The bill would make it a felony for a doctor ...
07:00, 05/15/2019

Alabama lawmakers, with eyes on overturning Roe v. Wade, pass nation's strictest abortion ban Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday passed the strictest abortion ban in the country in a test of whether the Supreme Court's longstanding prohibition on such measures can withstand the addition of conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh...
09:16, 05/15/2019

5-year-old girl hospitalized, undergoes surgery after Alabama man allegedly rapes her: report An Alabama man is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl, who was hospitalized and underwent surgery following the attack last Thursday, according to reports....
02:48, 04/29/2019

Alabama high school football coach opens up about his 'Manly Monday' lessons An Alabama high school football coach who went viral for showing members of his team how to change a tire said Wednesday he was surprised to see the video blow up as it did....
18:00, 05/08/2019

Alabama state Rep. under fire for abortion comments: Donald Trump Jr.’s mother 'should’ve aborted him' Alabama Democratic state Rep. John Rogers, who came under fire from conservatives for his extreme remarks about abortion yesterday, responded to criticism that had been leveled at him by Donald Trump Jr. by saying that “His mother should’ve aborted h...
16:32, 05/02/2019

Alabama woman arrested after reporting fake burglary on husband she suspected was cheating: police An Alabama woman reported a burglary to get back at her husband who she suspected of cheating, but the ruse backfired after she was arrested for making a false police report, police said....
23:32, 04/28/2019

Alabama police officer killed, two wounded in shooting; manhunt for Grady Wilkes underway A manhunt was underway Monday in Alabama for a man accused of shooting three police officers in the college town of Auburn.        ...
06:32, 05/20/2019

The Hill faces backlash for putting conservative-centric spin on Alabama Dem's abortion remarks The Hill is facing intense backlash for putting emphasis on the conservative reaction in its news story about the controversial abortion remarks made by a Democratic lawmaker in Alabama. ...
18:32, 05/02/2019

Seth Meyers on Alabama anti-abortion law: Can you imagine how GOP would react if states banned all guns? Late-night host Seth Meyers spent time on Thursday ripping into Alabama's new anti-abortion law, which bans most abortions and does not provide exemptions for cases of rape and incest, saying those praising the law would react differently if it invol...
16:16, 05/17/2019

Alabama's abortion ban shows the chilling effect of Brett Kavanaugh's appointment | Jill Filipovic The goal of anti-abortion campaigners is to overturn Roe v Wade. With today’s radical, activist, rightwing supreme court, they may succeedThere is a war on American women.On Tuesday night, Alabama voted to outlaw abortion entirely. Doctors who perfor...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Alabama police officer killed, two wounded in shooting; suspect Grady Wilkes in custody The Alabama man accused of fatally shooting one police officer and wounding two others near Auburn University was arrested Monday.        ...
11:00, 05/20/2019

Maybe Bill Clinton Should Sit This One Out Former President Bill Clinton probably shouldn’t weigh in on anything to do with the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, given, well, that he’s Bill Clinton....
08:00, 05/06/2019

Bill de Blas-Oh-No Deeply unpopular New York City mayor and gleeful rodent killer Bill de Blasio is expected to announce he is tossing his hat into crowded Democratic presidential field next week, according to multiple sources who spoke with the New York Daily News on ...
14:48, 05/03/2019

Florida teachers can arm themselves under new gun bill Florida's legislature on Wednesday passed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, expanding a program launched after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland with the aim of preventing another such massacre....
12:00, 05/01/2019

Florida Teachers Can Now Arm Themselves Under New Gun Bill Florida's legislature on Wednesday passed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, expanding a program launched after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland with the aim of......
13:00, 05/01/2019

Okay, So Harriet Tubman Might End Up on the $20 Bill After All Remember when Harriet Tubman was supposed to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? If you don’t, I don’t blame you—since the Trump administration seemed to forget too. So here’s a quick refresher....
14:48, 05/16/2019

3 strategies you can use to pay off an unexpected tax bill If you're looking at a whopper of a tax bill, the IRS probably will grant you some leeway. Still, try these tricks to pay it off sooner.        ...
20:16, 05/12/2019

Could a 'heartbeat bill' take down Roe v. Wade? A handful of red states are placing bets on abortion bans in the hopes of having the Supreme Court reconsider Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide for up to 24 weeks into a pregnancy....
21:16, 05/09/2019

5 ways to cut your 2019 tax bill now You filed your 2018 tax return. Don’t stuff it in a file cabinet just yet. Review it to uncover steps you can take now to lower your 2019 tax bill.        ...
09:16, 04/30/2019

10 ways to take a bite out of your tax bill If you want to cut your tax bill, taking any or all of these steps can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.        ...
09:32, 04/29/2019

UK government says it will introduce Brexit bill as soon as possible The British government will introduce the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill to parliament as soon as possible in order to give lawmakers time to scrutinize it, the leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday....
06:16, 05/16/2019

Why New Yorkers mock Bill de Blasio New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's longshot presidential campaign rollout was greeted on Thursday morning with a loud and persistent round of Bronx cheers from police union protesters, a bitter welcome from old rivals eager to dampen his new endeavor....
22:16, 05/17/2019

Bill de Blasio all but admits he’ll never be president Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday all but admitted what the rest of the country already knows: He has a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming president. During his weekly appearance on WYNC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” de Blasio conceded that he cur...
15:32, 05/03/2019

People are calling for boycotts of Georgia and Alabama over anti-abortion bills, and Hollywood stars are threatening to pull their projects from the states AP Photo/John Bazemore The governor of Georgia signed the country's most restrictive abortion bill into law last week, while Alabama lawmakers passed a bill poised to punish doctors who perform abortions at any stage. Abortion-rights activists are n...
23:32, 05/15/2019

U.S. bill aims to thwart China's EV dominance A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle supply chain minerals, as part of a plan to offset China's do...
09:16, 05/02/2019

Apple Reportedly Lobbied Against Right-to-Repair Bill An Apple lobbyist met with legislators in California to kill the so-called right-to-repair bill that would make it easier for consumers to repair their devices....
08:00, 05/02/2019

A Hypebeast Rates Bill de Blasio's New 2020 Fit New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a new job: candidate for president. And as part of his big entrance to national politics, someone somewhere decided the towering 6'5" mayor should get some new clothes....
16:16, 05/17/2019

Right to Repair bill killed, do you think the iPhone is really 'too complex' to fix on your own? Say what you will about trends, but when they get to California, and the Silicon Valley in particular, the stakes usually get sky high, and its landmark electronics repair legislation proposal is no different. Introduced by Assemblywoman Susan Talama...
06:16, 05/03/2019

New state bill would allow inmates to be jailed near their kids State prison inmates may finally be guaranteed placement near their kids, thanks to the Democratic-controlled legislature installed a few months ago....
17:00, 05/19/2019

GOP threat to LGBTQ bill triggers Dem mobilization Some senior House Democrats are privately anxious that GOP floor antics on Friday could jeopardize the fate of a sweeping bill to shield LGBTQ people from discrimination.Democratic leaders have been doing everything they can to beat back the Republic...
20:32, 05/16/2019

Buffalo Bill have player wearing OJ Simpson’s former No. 32 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson’s former No. 32. Running back Senorise Perry wore the jersey number at Buffalo’s spring practices this week. Simpson, whose name remain...
22:16, 05/21/2019

Dreamer bill stalls amid Dem divisions House Democrats have shelved plans to advance legislation protecting “Dreamers” next week, delivering a setback to the caucus on a top legislative priority. The bill is stalled because of an intraparty fight over providing citizenship to undocumente...
15:32, 05/02/2019

Florida lawmakers pass bill that allows teachers to arm themselves Florida lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow teachers to carry firearms in response to the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead. The House voted 65-47, with eight abstentions, o...
18:00, 05/02/2019

Bill de Blasio announces 2020 presidential bid New York mayor has traveled to early primary states such as Iowa and Nevada with a message centered on economic inequalityNew York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, has jumped into the 2020 presidential race, joining at least 21 other declared Democratic cand...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Bill and Chelsea Clinton are starting a podcast The Clintons are getting into podcasting. Former president Bill and his daughter Chelsea, the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, have revealed they're starting a show called Why Am I Telling You This?. It'll include conversations with th...
14:00, 05/02/2019

Ala. abortion bill sparks legal, political battles Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has not said whether she'll sign the abortion ban bill into law, but state residents are already 'disappointed' with the proposed bill. (May 15)        ...
21:00, 05/15/2019

Bill Cosby's latest get-out-of-jail bid turned down again Bill Cosby will continue to sit in his Pennsylvania prison cell after being turned down on his latest bid to be released on bail while awaiting appeal of his sex-crimes conviction.        ...
14:48, 04/29/2019

Gymnasts testify; lawmakers won’t name abuse bill lobbyists AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Olympic and U.S. national team gymnasts have testified in Texas about a bill that seeks to expand the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse victims after lawmakers tried to remove a key provision. The women’s...
17:16, 05/13/2019

Changes to Bill C-69 ‘critical’ for Canadian energy sector: Enbridge CEO The CEO of Enbridge Inc. says it's "critical'' to Canada's energy future that substantive changes are made to proposed federal legislation to revamp how big resource projects win federal approval....
17:00, 05/08/2019

Bill Belichick confidant crushes Mike Maccagnan on his way out Mike Maccagnan never should have even had this perch to fall from. That’s the word from Mike Lombardi, the former longtime NFL executive and briefly the Browns’ general manager, who’s now with The Athletic. Lombardi, who helped begi...
12:48, 05/16/2019

New Zealand introduces bill for zero carbon emissions by 2050 Jacinda Ardern says law will address climate change but faces opposition from farmers over plans to reduce methane emissionsA landmark bill which would set a target of zero carbon emissions for New Zealand by 2050 has been tabled in the New Zealand p...
18:32, 05/07/2019

House approves bill to aid casino bid by Massachusetts tribe WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill reaffirming the right of a Massachusetts tribe to hold land in trust, a crucial step to building a $1 billion casino. The bill, approved 275-146, would allow the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to hold 321 acre...
13:16, 05/15/2019

Bill Shorten Wants Australia to Embrace China. But at What Cost? Mr. Shorten, the front-runner to become prime minister, sees trade with China as crucial to fulfilling his economic promises. Critics fear he could make concessions that increase China’s sway....
13:16, 05/15/2019

Bill de Blasio called a ‘liar’ by protesters outside GMA interview Bill de Blasio’s first interview as a presidential candidate was marred on Thursday by protesters chanting “Liar!” and “Can’t run the city! Can’t run the country!” throughout the live segment. The mayor appea...
07:00, 05/16/2019

Governor signs 'heartbeat bill': Georgia will 'not back down' Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, approved a piece of legislation Tuesday that prohibits abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected — usually around the sixth week of pregnancy....
19:48, 05/07/2019

Massachusetts bill would impose death penalty for cop killers Massachusetts lawmakers recently filed a bill to have the option of sentencing adults who kill police officers to death after a rash of cop slayings in the state....
02:00, 05/19/2019

‘Chick-fil-A’ bill reignites LGBT opposition in Texas AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he’ll sign a contentious measure that Republicans call a defense of Chick-fil-A and religious freedom but was tearfully opposed by gay lawmakers. The Texas House gave final approval to th...
14:00, 05/21/2019

Bill de Blasio's 2020 Campaign Is Off to a Great Start! Well, he finally did it. Large New York City Mayor and rodent extermination enthusiast Bill de Blasio announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, ending months of extremely unenthusiastic speculation about whether he’d elb...
11:16, 05/16/2019

U.S. Senator Introduces Bill To Ban Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) today announced a bill that would ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions in “games played by minors,” a broad label that the senator says will include both games designed for kids under 18 and games “whose develope...
12:48, 05/08/2019

Imprisoning Bill Barr is left’s new rallying cry: ‘Have him locked up’ The battle between congressional Democrats and the Justice Department over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report has reached new levels of vitriol, as some on the left call for Attorney General Bill Barr to be physically dragged in to testif...
08:00, 05/06/2019

If New Yorkers won't back Bill de Blasio, nobody else will | Clio Chang The presidential aspirations of New York’s mayor seem doomed alreadyIn recent history, no other potential presidential candidate has had a more humiliating run of press coverage before even announcing their decision to run than the New York City mayo...
09:48, 05/16/2019

Bill de Blasio could lose his job over White House bid if he’s not careful Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential dreams had better not make him too neglectful of his day job -- or he could lose it, under a never-used clause in the city charter....
16:48, 05/18/2019

Georgia governor to sign 'heartbeat bill' on Tuesday Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is keeping his campaign promise to sign the "heartbeat" abortion bill in the face of Hollywood actors threatening a statewide boycott....
11:48, 05/06/2019

UK's opposition will not back 'fundamentally' unchanged Brexit bill The leader of Britain's opposition said he would not support Prime Minister Theresa May's new attempt to push through her Brexit bill if it was fundamentally the same as the bill that had been defeated three times before....
03:48, 05/19/2019

Bill allowing self-induced abortions advances in Nevada Called the Trust Nevada Women Act, the bill would repeal existing prohibitions on self-induced abortions and drugs causing a miscarriage.        ...
08:16, 05/22/2019

Wall Street Chokes on Cannabis Bank Bill The U.S. cannabis industry could do with backup from Wall Street as it pushes for banking reform on Capitol Hill. But the most powerful banks are steering clear—and there’s little immediate sign of that changing....
04:32, 05/07/2019

Senators reintroduce bill to improve AI adoption in government US senators aren't giving up on their dream of promoting AI use in government. A bipartisan group including Cory Gardner, Kamala Harris, Rob Portman and Brian Schatz has reintroduced the AI in Government Act in a bid to foster the adoption of A...
14:00, 05/08/2019

Here Are the 5 Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Summer Bill Gates isn’t doing much light reading this summer. For his annual list of reading recommendations for the season, he’s picked five books that you can really sink into on vacation. The billionaire philanthropist wants readers to learn ...
18:48, 05/20/2019

Georgia governor signs bill to ban abortion after six weeks Law would ban terminations after fetal cardiac activity detectedLegislation is expected to trigger lengthy battle in courtsGeorgia’s Republican governor Brian Kemp has signed legislation to ban abortion once cardiac activity can be detected – which c...
11:16, 05/07/2019

Pak Senate Passes Bill To Set Puberty Age For Girls At 18: Report Pakistani Senate has passed a bill to fix 18 years as the age of puberty for girls to end the practice of child marriages in the country, triggering objections from some members who said the move was......
03:16, 04/30/2019

| British goverment to put forward Brexit bill in June Prime Minister Theresa May's government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament, a Downing Street spokesperson announced....
10:32, 05/15/2019

Bill Ford: 'Very pleased' with recent stock performance Ford's leadership defended the company's actions during CEO Jim Hackett's first two years on the job, saying 2019 will be proof they've made the right choices....
13:32, 05/09/2019

U.S. lawmakers struggle to draft online privacy bill U.S. lawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May with a Senate committee vote during the summer and are intensifying efforts, but disputes are likely to push that timetable b...
16:00, 04/30/2019

NOT REAL NEWS: Texas bill won’t ban van pools to polls A proposed Texas Senate bill does not prohibit drivers from transporting groups of “elderly, disabled or poor” to the polls to vote as social media posts shared widely suggest. The false claims, which have been shared thousands of times o...
14:32, 05/09/2019

House passes $19B disaster aid bill after Trump opposition WASHINGTON-- The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senat...
10:00, 05/10/2019

House approves $17.2B disaster aid bill for Puerto Rico The House on Friday passed a $17.2 billion disaster relief bill to help rebuild in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, over objections from President Donald Trump....
11:32, 05/10/2019

Bill de Blasio: why won't people take New York mayor's 2020 bid seriously? He runs the nation’s biggest city and has a record of progressive achievements. But his presidential bid has been met with mockeryMayor Bill de Blasio of New York runs the biggest city in the US which, if you’re counting, is more than 80 times the si...
11:16, 05/17/2019

Bill Nye on global warming: ‘The planet is on f–king fire’ Science commentator Bill Nye had some choice words about the need for urgent action to combat global warming. On “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” on Sunday, after the host discussed the Green New Deal, Nye demonstrated an experiment t...
07:48, 05/14/2019

What does European Parliament actually do? One clue lies in your phone bill With the European parliamentary elections just weeks away, one of the biggest challenges for MEPs is communicating to voters what exactly they do. Phone roaming charges are a good place to start....
03:32, 05/13/2019

Putin signs Russian internet isolation bill into law Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will tighten government control over the internet. The new law requires that internet service providers in Russia unplug from foreign servers. It also calls for the creation of...
16:32, 05/01/2019

Arizona governor signs bill legalizing nunchucks PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is lifting the legal restrictions around owning nunchucks. Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation to remove nunchucks from the list of deadly weapons that are illegal to own in most circumstances. The weapons used in mart...
08:32, 05/11/2019

LGBTQ anti-discrimination bill passes House The House passed a bill Friday, 236-173, extending federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans. The Equality Act sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity ...
10:16, 05/17/2019

British Government To Put Forward Brexit Bill In June Prime Minister Theresa May's government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament, a Downing Street spokesman announced on......
22:00, 05/14/2019

We are pleased to inform you that Bill Nighy is a full-on Pokémaniac Detective Pikachu’s titular mouse creature is voiced by Ryan Reynolds, which is a fine enough choice for a role previously filled only by two-syllable soprano exclamations (and, notably, one bizarre instance of a full sentence). The casting could’ve ...
11:48, 05/09/2019

NY bill would create restaurant tax break for oyster shells ALBANY, N.Y. — Legislation before New York state lawmakers would create a new tax break for restaurants who donate oyster shells for environmental conservation. Under the bill, the state would award a 10-cent tax credit for every pound of shells, up ...
03:16, 05/21/2019

Florida bill mandates felons pay all fees before voting TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Most Florida felons will have their voting rights restored under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters, though it won’t just be a matter of walking out of prison a...
19:16, 05/02/2019

NY bill to let US House see Trump’s state returns narrowed ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal that would grant congressional committees access to New York state tax returns filed by President Donald Trump is being revised to address concerns that it could jeopardize the privacy of any of the state’s taxpay...
12:32, 05/20/2019

| WATCH: Australia prints millions of typos on Aus$50 bill Millions of Aus$50 banknotes in Australia have an embarrassing error that was overlooked by the country's central bank before they were printed and circulated....
07:00, 05/09/2019

How Bill Belichick belittles Tom Brady: Gisele, GQ taunts Bill Belichick even called out Tom Brady during the Patriots’ 16-0 regular season in 2007. Former New England fullback Heath Evans shared a few telling tales about the relationship between the legendary coach and quarterback during a recent appearanc...
09:16, 05/14/2019

House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. (May 17)     ...
13:00, 05/17/2019

New Israeli Bill Would Give Netanyahu Immunity From Prosecution An ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a bill in Israel’s parliament to grant lawmakers immunity from criminal prosecution, legislation that would help insulate the premier from corruption charges....
11:16, 05/21/2019

Gymnasts testify; lawmakers won't name abuse bill lobbyists Former U.S. national team gymnasts backing a Texas bill that would allow victims of sexual abuse more time to sue in civil court on Monday urged the state's lawmakers to restore a key provision allowing those individuals to sue institutions....
22:16, 05/13/2019

New York bill would allow kids to run lemonade stands without a permit ALBANY — When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or craft a state law. Last July, 7-year-old Brendan Mulvaney’s entrepreneurial dreams soured when Health Department officials shut down his lemonade stand for not having a $30 selling permit. He was...
13:00, 05/02/2019

Early version of U.S. House bill seeks to bar F-35 from Turkey A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Tuesday released an early version of a spending bill that seeks to prevent the shipment of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, as U.S. officials press Turkey not to buy a Russian S-400 air defense system....
16:16, 05/14/2019

Bill de Blasio considering changes to alternate-side parking rules Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday he plans to investigate whether the city can offer drivers some relief by cutting down on alternate-side parking regulations. “We all want clean streets for sure, but I want to make sure that standard is being applied...
15:32, 05/03/2019

Bill de Blasio expected to announce presidential bid next week "I'm going to make my decision in the month of May and as soon as we have something to tell you, we'll tell you," the mayor said Thursday at a press conference about crime statistics....
15:32, 05/03/2019

Bill de Blasio says decision about his 2020 bid coming ‘this week’ Mayor Bill de Blasio finally committed to providing a decision about his much-teased presidential ambitions “this week,” as speculation continues to mount despite sagging poll numbers and rough headlines in the city. “We’ll make a final d...
12:16, 05/13/2019

California bill to expand privacy protections fails California's senate blocked a bill on Thursday that would have expanded the ability of consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, a win for tech industry groups concerned about wide-ranging privacy lawsuits....
17:32, 05/16/2019

'All out warfare': Hundreds take the streets in Alabama in abortion ban protest Alabama Gov. Kay signed the near-total ban Wednesday, a day after lawmakers declined to add exceptions into the ban for cases of rape or incest.        ...
06:32, 05/20/2019

Alabama’s Abortion Ban Isn’t Only About Abortion. Opponents Are Afraid It May Drive Doctors Out of the State Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on May 15 signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the country, sparking fears not only about abortion access, but also about how the policy could worsen disparities that already endanger the health of women living in the s...
11:16, 05/16/2019

Josh Hawley: Alabama abortion ban is ‘direct response’ to New York’s late-term abortion law Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said that Alabama’s passage of the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bill is a reaction to late-term abortion legislation seen in states like New York, and exaggerated the extent of the proposed measures....
12:48, 05/16/2019

'Today is a dark day for women': Planned Parenthood vows to challenge Alabama abortion ban Planned Parenthood is gearing up for a legal battle against Alabama after state lawmakers passed the most extreme abortion ban in the US.        ...
11:32, 05/15/2019

Bill de Blasio’s neighborhood gym routine isn’t earning him political gains New York’s mayor, and the latest presidential candidate, says he frequents the YMCA to stay connected to the people, but many say he’s out of touchIf you don’t know anything else about New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, you probably know this: al...
07:16, 05/19/2019

Whoopi mocks Bill de Blasio's 2020 announcement on 'The View:' 'What are you doing?' "The View" host Whoopi Goldberg struggled to hold back laughter as she read an announcement that New York City mayor Bill De Blasio threw his hat in the ring for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination....
12:16, 05/16/2019

House passes first-ever bill to outlaw LGBT-based discrimination For the first time ever, the U.S. House passed a bill Friday that bars discrimination against persons in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community -- although the proposal faces an uphill battle in the Senate....
11:16, 05/17/2019

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to raise minimum tobacco age to 21 Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a bipartisan bill Monday seeking to raise the national legal age to purchase tobacco to 21....
18:00, 05/20/2019

UPDATE 1-California bill to expand privacy protections fails California's senate blocked a bill on Thursday that would have expanded the ability of consumers to sue companies over their handling of personal data, a win for tech industry groups concerned about wide-ranging privacy lawsuits....
20:16, 05/16/2019

UK PM May to make 'new, bold offer' in Brexit bill, Labour skeptical British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new, bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through parliament before she leaves office....
09:16, 05/19/2019

Senate passes bill to fix tax hike on Gold Star families The Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday to fix a quirk in the tax code that resulted in Gold Star families seeing huge tax increases on the federal benefits they received....
13:00, 05/21/2019

Theresa May prepares 'bold' last-ditch offer to MPs on Brexit bill Prime minister will ask her cabinet to sign off on concessions this weekTheresa May will ask her cabinet to sign off a package of Brexit concessions this week, as she gears up for one last bid to win over MPs and salvage something concrete from her t...
13:32, 05/19/2019

Berkshire Hathaway dealership bill passes Texas legislature The Texas House approved a bill that would allow a vehicle manufacturer or distributor to also own a dealership, as long as it was for a different type of vehicle than what that company manufactures or distributes....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Maine governor signs bill to ban Native American mascots AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine public schools and universities will soon ban the use of mascots and logos depicting Native Americans. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ office says the bill she signed Thursday will become effective 90 days after the Leg...
17:00, 05/16/2019

No chance of passing Brexit bill by end-July, says Labour's Corbyn There is no chance of getting British parliamentary approval for all aspects of Brexit by the end of July, the leader of the opposition Labour Party said on Friday after talks with the government collapsed....
04:32, 05/17/2019

US energy secretary: Sanctions bill on Nord Stream 2 coming soon United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday that a sanctions bill putting onerous restrictions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 project would come in the "not too distant future"....
03:32, 05/21/2019

Trump calls for trade deal passage before infrastructure bill President Trump told Democratic lawmakers in a letter Tuesday that Congress should take up and pass a trade deal with Canada and Mexico before debating a bill about infrastructure in the US. Trump sent the letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schum...
19:16, 05/21/2019

North Carolina Senate debates bill to fix voter ID denials RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voter ID legislation now goes before North Carolina’s Senate after the House eased rules around authenticating student and employee identification cards for use in next year’s elections. The House bill is set for Sena...
05:00, 05/21/2019

What if we covered the climate crisis like we did the start of World War II? | Bill Moyers In the war, the purpose of journalism was to awaken the world to the catastrophe looming ahead of it. We must approach our climate crisis the same wayToday marks the official launch of Covering Climate Now, a project co-sponsored by The Columbia Jour...
05:16, 05/22/2019

German cabinet approves bill to shoot protected wolves Until 20 years ago, wolves had been wiped out in Germany. The population is growing again. When can farmers shoot them? And how can they be protected? The government has come up with new rules....
05:16, 05/22/2019

Presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio courting that coveted “ska fan” vote When New York City mayor Bill de Blasio launched his presidential campaign last week, the announcement was met with a resounding “why?” The Democratic field is already so populated, and every possible faction and sub-faction of voters seems well spok...
11:00, 05/21/2019

Trump urges lawmakers to pass new NAFTA before infrastructure bill U.S. President Donald Trump wrote in a letter to Democratic congressional leaders that lawmakers should pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact before taking up any infrastructure bill....
17:32, 05/21/2019

The Latest: House Democrats OK bill boosting health care law WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House health care legislation (all times local): 6 p.m. Democrats have pushed legislation through the House that would buttress the 2010 health care law and curb prescription drug prices. But the bill has no chance of ...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Trump calls Bill de Blasio a ‘JOKE’ after he announces 2020 bid President Trump wasted no time Thursday in attacking Mayor de Blasio, slamming him as a “JOKE” after Hizzoner announced his run for the White House. “The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, consider...
08:48, 05/16/2019

Michigan governor criticizes GOP-backed auto insurance bill LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer isn’t embracing a Republican-passed plan to cut high auto insurance premiums, saying it falls short and that her first priority is passing a budget that fixes the state’s roads. The Dem...
09:00, 05/09/2019

Florida passes bill creating hurdles to change constitution TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida would place new regulations on people paid to gather petitions for constitutional amendments under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The language was placed on a bill in the final hours of the Legislature&...
23:16, 05/03/2019

'The planet is on fucking fire': Bill Nye is getting angry about climate change The beloved science educator and children’s show host appeared on Last Week Tonight to help explain carbon-pricingBill Nye is done messing around. Look out, because while you might not typically associate angry talk with the normally-mild-mannered “S...
00:16, 05/14/2019

Cattlemen rip Bill de Blasio’s ‘misguided’ Meatless Monday plan The US cattle industry has got a major beef with Mayor de Blasio. Hizzoner has vowed to cut the purchase of red meat for public schools, prisons and hospitals by 50 percent as part of his climate-change plan. “We think that the mayor’s attempt, while...
22:00, 05/03/2019

APNewsBreak: Montana governor signs sports betting bill HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is the first state in 2019 to authorize sports betting. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the Montana State Lottery to oversee wagering on sports through kiosks and mobile devices. Sports betting is happening in...
14:32, 05/03/2019

Felon voting bill goes to Florida governor amid outcry TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida felons will have to pay court-ordered financial obligations if they want their voting rights restored under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The House passed the bill Friday after outcry from Democrats wh...
14:32, 05/03/2019

The Quiet One review – controversial and evasive Bill Wyman documentary An underdeveloped look at the life of the former Rolling Stone has led to outrage over its portrayal of an alleged sexual predatorIt should probably surprise no one that a new documentary about “the quiet” Rolling Stone, Bill Wyman, has kicked up a c...
09:00, 05/03/2019

The House Just Passed Its First Climate Change Bill in a Decade, and That's Not Even the Sad Part If it were up to the House Democrats, the U.S. would still be a part of the Paris Climate Agreement. In fact, they all voted Thursday to pass a bill that aims to reinstate our role in this international accord. So did three Republicans, reports E&...
06:32, 05/03/2019

U.S. senators offer bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a planned gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries....
16:16, 05/14/2019

Oregon vaccine bill dead as US measles count soars SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Critics say Oregon senators jeopardized public health when they killed a bill aimed at getting more children vaccinated for measles and other preventable diseases in order pass a tax on large businesses. Under the vaccination measu...
16:16, 05/14/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. lawmakers struggle to draft online privacy bill U.S. lawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May with a Senate committee vote during the summer and are intensifying efforts, but disputes are likely to push that timetable b...
17:00, 04/30/2019

House backs Paris agreement in first climate bill in a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate-change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require that Trump administration keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement....
14:16, 05/02/2019

State Senate unanimously approves school bus safety bill The state Senate unanimously approved legislation Wednesday to crack down on New Yorkers who recklessly pass stopped school buses. The bill, likely to pass the Assembly and receive Gov. Cuomo’s signature, would boost fines for first-time offenders fr...
13:00, 05/02/2019

U.S. House backs Paris agreement in first climate bill in a decade The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed its first climate change bill in a decade, voting 231-190 to require the Trump administration to keep the United States as a party to the Paris Climate Agreement....
10:32, 05/02/2019

Florida lawmakers pass bill allowing more armed teachers TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on...
06:00, 05/02/2019

Governor signs bill easing limit on sex abuse lawsuits New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday to ease restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court, an action that comes after a wave of details last year about the abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church...
11:32, 05/13/2019

Bill Shorten faces down hostile questions in solo Q&A appearance Labor leader leaves open option of boosting wages for aged care workersBill Shorten has left open the option of boosting wages for aged care workers, saying the fact that Labor is supporting early childhood educators in this election “does not mean t...
14:48, 05/06/2019

Bill de Blasio slams Ruben Diaz Sr. for refusing to ‘rat’ on sex harassers Mayor Bill de Blasio rapped Ruben Diaz Sr. on Twitter Thursday morning over the Bronx councilman’s refusal to “rat” if he witnessed sexual harassment in the workplace. “Disgraceful and dangerous words, @revrubendiaz,” tw...
14:48, 05/09/2019

Singapore Just Passed a Controversial Bill Criminalizing ‘Fake News’ (SINGAPORE) — Singapore reportedly has passed a law criminalizing publication of fake news and allowing the government to block and order the removal of such content. The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill passed Wednesday ...
23:48, 05/08/2019

Dems look to modify Dreamer bill to break internal logjam House Democratic leaders are eyeing changes to legislation to protect “Dreamers” in a bid to resolve an intraparty dispute that’s stalled a key piece of their agenda. In a closed-door meeting Wednesday, a group of top Democrats floated tweaks to the...
20:16, 05/08/2019

State Senate passes bill to help release Trump’s tax returns ALBANY — The Democrat-controlled state Senate wants Congress to get its hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns. They passed two bills on Wednesday. The first allows New York to release any state tax returns of a New York citizen requested by C...
18:32, 05/08/2019

Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will allow more classroom teachers to carry guns in school, a response to last year’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school. DeSantis signed the bill in priv...
17:48, 05/08/2019

Hollywood filmmakers boycotting Georgia over ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill The movie industry’s D.C.-based trade group has said it will hold off on taking action, and no major studio has said they will move any of their productions out of the state....
13:32, 05/10/2019

Busy Philipps criticizes Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ bill, says she had an abortion when she was 15 Busy Philipps on Tuesday opened up about an abortion she had at age 15 after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law the controversial “heartbeat” bill, saying she is “really scared” for women throughout the country....
14:00, 05/08/2019

The Latest: New York Senate approves double jeopardy bill ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Senate voting to allow congressional investigators to access President Donald Trump’s state tax returns (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Members of the New York state Senate have approved legisla...
11:16, 05/08/2019

New Zealand targets agricultural emissions in climate change bill New Zealand's government will introduce legislation to tackle climate change on Wednesday which includes a target for cutting methane emissions from livestock by at least 10 percent by 2030....
18:48, 05/07/2019

Joe Biden is stuck in the past when it comes to climate change | Bill McKibben Biden thinks fracked gas is an acceptable way to reduce emissions. He is too stuck in the past to be a credible standard-bearer for the Democratic partyOne of the first real debates of the Democratic primary broke out on Friday – and in both timing a...
05:00, 05/11/2019

Hong Kong lawmakers brawl over controversial extradition bill A fight broke out between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers in Hong Kong's Legislative Council. The proposed law would permit extraditions to China despite the Chinese government's poor human rights record....
05:16, 05/11/2019

Texas lawmakers strike down so-called ‘Save Chick-Fil-A’ bill Texas’s so-called “Save Chick-Fil-A” bill got plucked before lawmakers could cast a vote on it. “Hopefully, this is the day … discrimination against the LGBT community dies in Texas,” said State Rep. Julie Johnson, an openly gay Dem...
09:32, 05/11/2019

Hong Kong legislators fight physically over extradition bill A fight broke out in the Hong Kong legislature Saturday as some lawmakers literally fought over a proposal allow criminal suspects there to be extradited to mainland China....
21:00, 05/11/2019

Florida school districts push back against bill to arm teachers School districts in Florida have pushed back against a bill -- awaiting the governor's approval to become law -- that would allow some teachers to be armed....
20:00, 05/06/2019

Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal bill runs to €30bn Group swallows up €1bn Dieselgate legal charge to meet first quarter operating profit forecasts Volkswagen has met its first-quarter operating profit forecasts for 2019, despite taking a €1 billion hit due to legal costs related to the 'Dieselgate' ...
03:48, 05/02/2019

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Ban Chinese Military Scientists From Labs A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced identical resolutions in both the US House of Representatives and the Senate that would require the US government to develop a list of scientific and......
22:00, 05/14/2019

US should pay North Korea hospital bill for Otto Warmbier, ex-envoy says The former U.S. diplomat who secured the release from North Korea of American Otto Warmbier said on Monday Washington should honor its pledge to pay Pyongyang $2 million for the student's hospital care....
22:32, 04/29/2019

Bill Cosby Blasts 'Grossly Immoral' Judge Who Sentenced Him Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby is living well below his best life. So in his quest to overturn his conviction for sexual assault, he’s decided to unload on the judge who presided over his case....
13:32, 05/15/2019

Singapore urged to make changes to proposed bill against online falsehoods Government should cement its pledge not to use the law to stifle free speech by amending key components in the draft bill, such as including a clause to clearly state the act is not targeted at opinions and parody and creating an independent council ...
12:00, 05/01/2019

Minister: Defeating May’s bill will leave Brexit deal ‘dead’ Britain’s chief Brexit minister says Britain will be faced with a choice between a no-deal EU exit and remaining in the European Union if lawmakers reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s flagship Brexit bill next month...
10:32, 05/15/2019

Bill de Blasio officially launches 2020 presidential campaign He’s late—again. After nearly half a year of hemming and hawing, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday entered the 2020 presidential race, becoming the 23rd Democrat to join the jam-packed field. The termed-out politician, known for his habitual tardiness...
04:32, 05/16/2019

U.S. lawmakers drafting privacy bill argue about pre-empting California U.S. lawmakers drafting online privacy legislation zeroed in on a major point of contention on Wednesday of whether their federal law should pre-empt stringent regulations recently passed by California that could hurt corporate profits....
13:48, 05/01/2019

New bill aims to stop China from getting its hands on sensitive US technology A bill introduced by Republican senator Josh Hawley aims to stop the Chinese government from obtaining sensitive American technology by placing limits on the sale of "core technologies."...
15:16, 05/15/2019

Bill Cosby settles defamation lawsuit brought by seven women Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby on Friday settled a federal defamation lawsuit brought by seven women who said the former actor and comedian sexually assaulted them and wrongly called them liars when they went public with their charges years later....
13:00, 04/28/2019

Florida Legislature passes bill expanding program to arm teachers The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday allowing more teachers to carry firearms in school with the approval of local districts....
16:32, 05/01/2019

Judge in Bill Cosby Case Disputes Grounds for Appeal Mr. Cosby’s lawyers had challenged his conviction on 11 grounds, including that the judge allowed five additional women to testify. The appeal will proceed in a higher court....
02:48, 05/15/2019

'Bathroom bill' sponsor Bishop wins N. Carolina GOP primary A state senator best known as the sponsor of a headline-grabbing "bathroom bill" that voided anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people won Tuesday's Republican primary in a special election for a congressional seat vacant since last year's elec...
01:00, 05/15/2019

Bill to overturn education reform fails in Mexico's Senate A measure to roll back part of a contentious education reform in Mexico is on hold after the country's Senate rejected legislation previously passed in the lower house....
17:00, 05/01/2019

Mobile switch: How I canceled Verizon and cut my phone bill in half After I made the last payment on a two-year Verizon device contract, I decided to take a closer look at my mobile bill. To my surprise, i discovered I was overpaying dramatically. Here's the checklist I used to cut my monthly bill by more than half....
09:16, 04/28/2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Run for President (NEW YORK CITY) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump. The mayor ann...
06:00, 05/16/2019

These 20 common grocery store items are driving up the cost of your bill the most Americans today pay an average of 19.1% more on grocery items than they did 10 years ago due to several factors.        ...
09:32, 04/29/2019

Tennessee spikes bill allowing LGBT adoption refusals Tennessee lawmakers have spiked a proposal that would have allowed faith-based adoption agencies to refuse to place children with gay parents and other families because of their religious beliefs....
17:00, 04/30/2019

NASA Marshall, University of Alabama in Huntsville to host NASA in the South Symposium March 28-29; Media Invited Marshall and the University of Alabama in Huntsville will host the 2019 "NASA in the South" symposium March 28-29, examining NASA's impact on Southern U.S. economy, culture and politics over the past 60 years....
09:16, 04/28/2019

Hillary Clinton promotes abortion fund, decries 'attacks on women's lives' amid Alabama abortion ban Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton blasted state-level abortion restrictions, calling on Wednesday for her followers to donate to organizations that either fund abortions or help elect pro-choice candidates....
16:16, 05/15/2019

Senate bill would ban paid loot boxes in games aimed at kids Efforts to crack down on loot boxes in the US might be underway in earnest. Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a bill, the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, that would bar games from including paid loot boxes, pay-to-win mechanics and othe...
13:32, 05/08/2019

Going Dutch on clean energy? Polluters push for state to split the bill In a meeting at the economic affairs ministry in The Hague late last year, Tata Steel's Dutch chief Theo Henrar pledged he would spend hundreds of millions of euros to cut factory emissions - on condition the government invested a similar amount....
11:32, 04/28/2019

Q&A: Melinda Gates on new book, lifting up impoverished women and marriage with Bill Lifting up impoverished communities means first lifting up women, Melinda Gates says in her new book. She also shares stories from her marriage.        ...
09:48, 04/28/2019

N.Y. lawmakers pass bill to release Donald Trump's state tax returns The New York Senate approved a bill Wednesday giving state lawmakers access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns -- fiscal records the president has refused to make public for four years....
17:16, 05/08/2019

House Passes LGBTQ Civil Rights Bill in Historic Vote The House of Representatives passed a sweeping LGBTQ protection bill on Friday, thanks to support from most congressional Democrats and nearly total opposition from House Republicans....
13:16, 05/17/2019

Michael Gove refuses to confirm Brexit bill vote will go ahead Environment secretary says it is time to reflect on May’s ‘new deal’ and consider all optionsAll today’s Brexit news - live updatesMichael Gove has refused to confirm Theresa May will bring forward her withdrawal bill as planned in the first week of ...
02:16, 05/22/2019

Senator Hawley announces bill banning loot boxes, pay-to-win mechanics Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) (credit: Senate.gov) Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today announced plans to introduce "The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act," which would target "the exploitation of children through 'pay-to-win' and 'loot box' mon...
21:32, 05/08/2019

Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed....
15:00, 05/17/2019

Texas Senate restores key part of child sexual abuse bill AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would give child sexual abuse victims more time to sue in civil court after restoring a key provision that allows them to take on institutions. Senate lawmakers approved the legislation una...
18:32, 05/21/2019

American senator pleads for children’s protection in anti-lootbox bill American government officials have finally taken their shot at video game lootboxes. Specifically, Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri announced his intention to introduce the “The Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act” to the US Senate. This is the...
19:16, 05/08/2019

New York Assembly passes bill closing 'double jeopardy' loophole The New York State Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would permit state authorities to pursue charges against a person who has received a pardon from the president....
01:00, 05/22/2019

Ticket prices plunge for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour Tickets to the latest stop on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour were going for as little as $20 on the secondary market as their 13-city adventure continued to struggle to find an audience....
18:00, 05/04/2019

N.Y. lawmakers debate bill that would provide Donald Trump's state tax returns New York State legislators will take up a bill Wednesday that would give them access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns -- fiscal records the president has refused to make public for four years....
06:00, 05/08/2019

Ocasio-Cortez blasts ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill, calls it a ‘backdoor ban’ Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted an anti-abortion bill that was passed by the Georgia governor on Tuesday, calling it a “backdoor ban” on the procedure. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the “fetal heartbeat bill” on Tuesday, a measure...
02:00, 05/08/2019

Bernie Sanders, Bill de Blasio are least-liked 2020 Dems, poll finds Former Vice President Joseph Biden is the only presidential contender going into the 2020 election with clear positive favorability ratings, Quinnipiac University National Poll said Tuesday, with both Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and New York City ...
16:32, 05/21/2019

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer say they will boycott Georgia if the 'heartbeat bill' goes into effect Filmmaker Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have joined the list of Hollywood stars who say they will boycott Georgia after the state's governor signed the controversial "heartbeat bill" into law....
22:16, 05/20/2019

Single vote prevents Kansas Medicaid expansion bill from advancing Legislation to advance the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Kansas failed by a single vote Wednesday, likely killing the bill until the next legislative session....
08:32, 05/02/2019

A Poll Tax By Any Other Name: Florida’s Senate Mandates Bill Payment Before Felons Get to Vote Last week, Florida’s House set things in motion with regard to mandating felons meet certain “financial obligations” before having their voting rights restored, and now Florida’s Senate has followed suit....
20:48, 05/02/2019

Senator Introduces Do Not Track Bill to Block Companies From Collecting Your Data A new bill is trying to create a program similar to The Do Not Call list, except it would stop companies from tracking your online activities.Read more......
03:32, 05/21/2019

Florida approves bill allowing teachers to carry guns in classrooms Governor Ron DeSantis expected to sign controversial bill into law despite widespread opposition from campaigners and teachersA hugely unpopular measure to allow Florida teachers to carry guns in their classrooms was approved by state legislators lat...
16:00, 05/02/2019

California bill: President Trump won't appear on ballot unless he releases tax returns California lawmakers are attempting to force presidential candidates to publicly disclose their tax returns — a move that could bar President Donald Trump from appearing on the state's primary ballot if he does not make the documents publi...
19:32, 05/03/2019

Under threat of indictment, Netanyahu’s supporters are pushing bill to give him immunity Knesset members could not be charged with a criminal offense committed during or before being voted in, unless immunity is waived by the parliament, a draft of the measure said....
08:16, 05/21/2019

Premier Kenney urges Senate committee to scrap oil tanker ban Bill C-48 Alberta's new premier says he will launch a constitutional challenge against a federal government bill to ban tankers off British Columbia's northern coast if it goes ahead....
07:16, 05/01/2019

Joe Biden Downplays Infamous 1994 Crime Bill, But Kamala Harris Isn't Here For It Sen. Kamala Harris is not feeling Joe Biden’s claim that the infamous 1994 crime bill—which he was instrumental in creating in order to thwart “predators in our streets” who were “beyond the pale”—did not lead to mass incarceration in the U.S....
08:00, 05/16/2019

Bill Shorten pledges to establish national environment protection authority Leader has been under pressure to make an election commitment to an overhaul flagged at Labor conferenceLabor will promise to overhaul environmental protection law and establish a National Environment Protection Authority, as Bill Shorten and Scott M...
07:32, 05/04/2019

Theresa May To Make "New, Bold Offer" In Brexit Bill, Labour Sceptical British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new, bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through parliament......
09:16, 05/19/2019

Bill Gates Actually Made a Good Point About the Socialism Debate in America Billionaires Bill Gates, Charlie Munger, and Warren Buffett were interviewed on CNBC this morning, and it wasn’t surprising to hear the three men defend capitalism. But it was surprising to hear Gates make a really good point about socialism. Or, at ...
11:32, 05/06/2019

U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried Is Republican senator Josh Hawley an advocate for video game players or an ambitious politician with a savvy staff who know a win-win argument when they see one? The freshman senator from Missouri, who plans to soon introduce a bill that will ban loo...
11:16, 05/21/2019

GOP leaders: Bevin lacks votes to pass pension bill in House FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin lacks the votes to push his replacement pension bill through a special legislative session he has promised to convene, some top GOP lawmakers said Monday. House Majority Floor Leader John “Bam̶...
16:48, 05/06/2019

U.S. should pay North Korea hospital bill for student prisoner who died: ex-envoy The former U.S. diplomat who secured the release from North Korea of American Otto Warmbier said on Monday Washington should honor its pledge to pay Pyongyang $2 million for the student's hospital care....
20:00, 04/29/2019

Girl’s $143,000 bill for snakebite treatment reveals antivenin price gouging Enlarge / Even this copperhead thinks that's crazy. (credit: Getty | Smith Collection) Snakebites can be painful and scary. But they may seem like weak nips after the hospital’s billing department sinks their teeth in. Emergency treatment for a cop...
04:48, 05/02/2019

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel roast Bill de Blasio over 2020 bid Bill de Blasio’s longshot presidential aspirations became fodder for late-night television on both coasts Thursday night. In their respective roasts, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert pointed to a recent poll that showed 76% of New Yorkers don’t want ...
10:32, 05/17/2019

The Fight for $15's latest win is in Connecticut—the state has passed a bill to raise its minimu The Fight for $15's latest win is in Connecticut—the state has passed a bill to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. More than 30% of the U.S. workforce is now on a path to the $15 minimum wage. Fuck the federal government, anyhow!...
08:48, 05/17/2019

Cory Booker fundraises on back of Bill de Blasio’s 2020 launch Cory Booker is making a hard push for donations on the back of Bill de Blasio’s 2020 announcement on Thursday — in a bid to not get squeezed out of the Democratic primary debates. In order to qualify for the debate stage, candidates must either...
16:00, 05/16/2019

Dems settle differences, push forward on bill to protect Dreamers House Democrats are moving ahead with a key bill to offer protections to Dreamers after largely settling an intraparty squabble over citizenship rights for people with criminal records.The House Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing to debate ...
23:16, 05/14/2019

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she'll veto 'dismemberment' abortion ban bill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, says she will veto legislation passed by the Republican state Senate that would ban a common abortion procedure....
21:00, 05/14/2019

Disaster bill clears U.S. House amid feud over Puerto Rico aid The U.S. House of Representatives approved a multibillion-dollar disaster relief bill on Friday, continuing a quarrel with President Donald Trump and other Republicans who oppose providing more aid to Puerto Rico....
12:00, 05/10/2019

Bill Barr asks Nancy Pelosi at DC event: ‘Did you bring handcuffs?’ Attorney General Bill Barr asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she brought “handcuffs” for him Wednesday at an event at the Capitol, according to reporters at the scene. Barr approached the California Democrat — who had accused the AG of lying about ...
16:00, 05/15/2019

House Democrats introduce climate-focused infrastructure bill with $33B for renewables House Democrats in the energy committee released an infrastructure bill on Wednesday focused on combating climate change that would dedicate tens of billions of dollars to renewable energy and energy efficiency....
16:16, 05/15/2019

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will enter the 2020 presidential race: NBC News De Blasio has faced more resistance to his presidential aspirations – including from his own constituents – than nearly any other Democrat in the race....
18:32, 05/15/2019

AOC invokes Bible to blast ‘usury,’ promote payday loan bill Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invoked the Bible to tout an economic bill she co-sponsored with Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday — and sarcastically suggested she may win some supporters on the religious right. The Bronx congresswoman made the...
23:16, 05/16/2019

U.S. senators plan bill targeting Russia-Germany pipeline: source A group of Republican and Democratic U.S. senators will introduce legislation as soon as Tuesday seeking sanctions targeting the Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany under fire from the United States and some European Union countries....
11:00, 05/14/2019

Bill Hader and Seth Meyers talk the Barry finale and getting loopy at 4 a.m. on SNL Bill Hader’s been making the talk show rounds in preparation for the Sunday season finale of his Emmy-winning black comedy Barry. With his signature blend of unassuming midwestern amiability, roster of at-the-ready impressions, and general storytelli...
05:00, 05/15/2019

California lawmakers consider bill to create state-chartered cannabis banks The fate of a bill that would allow California marijuana firms to receive banking services from state-chartered banks and credit unions could be determined Thursday when a key hearing is held on the legislation....
11:32, 05/14/2019

Selena Gomez And Bill Murray Are The Ultimate Red-Carpet Double Act At Cannes 2019 Gomez donned a matching Louis Vuitton bustier and floor-length skirt paired with an art-deco collar of Bulgari diamonds, but her co-star was still her best accessory...
03:00, 05/15/2019

Bill de Blasio's 2020 presidential run an 'almost farcical' bid by 'inept' NYC mayor, Judge Napolitano says Bill de Blasio has launched his 2020 Democratic presidential bid, but the mayor leads an "inept" New York City Hall and is not going to be taken seriously by the voting public....
17:48, 05/16/2019

We've run out of elections to waste – this is the last chance to make a difference on climate change | Bill McKibben We’ve wasted three decades since scientists first raised the warning I’m no expert on Australian politics – I don’t know all the cross-currents that will determine this week’s balloting.But I do know a fair amount about the climate crisis, having wri...
06:32, 05/14/2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce decision on 2020 run this month New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to announce sometime this month whether he will add his name to the growing list of Democrats vying for president....
18:16, 05/03/2019

Qualcomm reveals Apple's final 5G iPhone desperation bill, Tim Cook is glad it's over with In one fell swoop, Apple cut its self-inflicted Gordian knot of 5G modem supply and paid Qualcomm undisclosed amount to settle the patent litigation and secure a multi-year contract for 5G iPhones. Apple had little choice but to settle, as Intel thre...
03:32, 05/02/2019

Jason Kenney calls environment assessment bill a threat to national unity Jason Kenney will meet face-to-face today with the political foe he attacked relentlessly in his successful bid to become Alberta's premier: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau....
15:00, 05/02/2019

House Democrats pass bill to lower drug prices and shore up Obamacare The House of Representatives approved a three-part bill Thursday to lower prescription drug prices, along with measures to reverse Trump administration regulatory changes to Obamacare that Democrats view as sabotage. The final vote was 234-183....
19:00, 05/16/2019

Bipartisan bill would end glitch in GOP overhaul that raised taxes on Gold Star families Lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday that would eliminate a quirk in the tax code that has resulted in the families of lost soldiers facing sharply higher tax bills on their survivor's benefits. The families were the inadvertent victi...
17:32, 05/02/2019

Bill Cosby slams judge who claimed disgraced comedian had a 'signature crime' The judge who presided over Bill Cosby's criminal case revealed Tuesday that he let five other sexual assault accusers testify at the comedian's trial because their allegations had "chilling similarities" that pointed to a "signature" crime....
05:16, 05/15/2019

Senator Warren offers military housing bill to boost inspections, transparency Senator Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic lawmakers on Friday proposed a bill that offers new protections for U.S. military families facing unsafe housing, following a series of Reuters reports revealing squalid conditions in privately managed ba...
09:16, 04/28/2019

May averts Tory mutiny by agreeing to set her exit date after Brexit bill vote 1922 Committee agrees to let PM wait until after vote on withdrawal agreement bill in early JuneFollow the day’s political developments – liveTheresa May has agreed to set a timetable for her departure as prime minister in the first week of June, whi...
09:48, 05/16/2019

NYC's Bill De Blasio announces 2020 White House run, joining crowded field New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on YouTube Thursday morning that he will seek the Democrat nomination for president in 2020, saying President Trump "must be stopped."...
04:16, 05/16/2019

Fact-checking Biden's claim the '94 crime bill didn't cause mass incarceration During a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire on Tuesday, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden was asked about the 1994 crime bill he helped write as a Senator from Delaware. The question posed to Biden concerned the impact the bill had o...
20:48, 05/15/2019