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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 Tr...

House approves bill to aid casino bid by Massachusetts tribe

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House passes tribal casino bill one week after Trump urged GOP to oppose it The president had urged Republicans to vote against the measure, which is opposed by a key White House ally. Nearly four-dozen Republicans crossed party lines to join Democrats in backing it....
14:00, 05/15/2019

Ponca Tribe scores win in fight to keep Iowa casino open OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has secured another legal win to keep its new casino in western Iowa open, despite the best efforts of the states of Iowa and Nebraska. The National Indian Gaming Commission ruled Wednesday in the tribe&...
10:00, 05/02/2019

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

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

UPDATE 2-Wynn Resorts in talks to sell $2.6-bln Massachusetts casino to MGM Wynn Resorts Ltd is in talks to sell its nearly finished $2.6 billion casino outside of Boston to rival MGM Resorts International, the two companies said on Friday....
04:00, 05/18/2019

Wynn Resorts in talks to sell $2.6-billion Massachusetts casino to MGM Wynn Resorts Ltd is in talks to sell its nearly finished $2.6 billion casino outside of Boston to rival MGM Resorts International, the two companies said on Friday....
02:32, 05/18/2019

Wynn Resorts Cleared to Open Casino as Massachusetts Levies $35 Million Fine Massachusetts regulators said Wynn Resorts can retain its license to open a new casino in the state but sharply rebuked Chief Executive Matt Maddox over his leadership of the company amid sexual-misconduct allegations against founder and former CEO S...
21:48, 04/30/2019

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

Massachusetts bill that would allow death penalty for cop killers would send 'clear message', lawmaker says A Massachusetts state bill that would allow judges to sentence cop killers to death is designed to send a “clear message that we are not going to tolerate this,” a lawmaker says....
10:00, 05/21/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump’s tweet derails House bill opposed by lobbyist with close White House ties Matthew Schlapp is lobbying for the operator of two casinos that could lose business if H.R. 312 is passed. Schlapp’s wife, Mercedes, is White House strategic communications director....
17:48, 05/08/2019

House approves measure to keep US in Paris climate agreement WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has approved legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from following through on his pledge to withdraw the United States from a landmark global climate agreement. The bill also would ensu...
10:00, 05/02/2019

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

House Approves Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Aid Over Trump’s Opposition The House again passed a massive bill to help the victims of floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, but President Trump’s opposition to Puerto Rico relief could doom it....
10:48, 05/10/2019

House Panel Approves Contempt for Barr After Trump Claims Privilege Over Full Mueller Report The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt after President Trump asserted executive privilege over the full Mueller report....
14:48, 05/08/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio becomes 24th Democrat to seek White House New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday, arguing that his record of progressive accomplishments in the country's biggest city positioned him as the perfect foil to President Donald Trump....
11:48, 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

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

With Insurance Bill Passage, House Democrats Begin Health Care Blitz The House on Thursday passed legislation to roll back waivers on the coverage mandates under the Affordable Care Act, the first of a dozen health care bills coming....
16:48, 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

House Passes $19 Billion Disaster Aid Bill Despite Trump Opposition to Funding for Puerto Rico (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...
12:00, 05/10/2019

House Democrats pass bill directing Trump to stay in Paris climate deal Only a few Republicans crossed party lines to vote for the measure, which Mitch McConnell said will ‘go nowhere’ Democrats on Thursday passed their first significant climate change legislation since gaining control of the House of Representatives thi...
14:48, 05/02/2019

House Democrats reject Trump budget cuts, roll out $46.4B energy and climate spending bill House appropriators on Tuesday sought to increase funding to combat global warming, releasing a fiscal year 2020 energy and water spending bill that rejects President's Trump's proposed budget cuts....
17:00, 05/14/2019

Texas House passes bill allowing unlicensed handgun owners to carry in public during disaster The Texas House approved a measure that lets gun owners to carry their weapons in the open or concealed for a week after a government declaration of a disaster. The vote was 102-29. The next step will be a state Senate hearing....
14:48, 05/02/2019

North Carolina 'bathroom bill' sponsor wins Republican nod for rerun of 2018 U.S. House race A state senator who was a leading sponsor of North Carolina's much-maligned "bathroom bill" won a decisive victory on Tuesday in a special primary to choose the Republican nominee for a rerun of a 2018 congressional race marred by election fraud....
21:48, 05/14/2019

House Judiciary Committee Democrats introduce bill to hold presidents accountable for alleged crimes House Judiciary Committee Democrats on Friday introduced a bill that would ensure presidents can be held accountable for alleged criminal conduct -- a direct swipe at the White House amid the heated battle over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Tribe says South Dakota governor not welcome on reservation A Native American tribe has told South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Kristi Noem she’s not welcome on one of largest reservations in the country after she led efforts to pass a state law targeting demonstrations such as those in neighboring No...
17:00, 05/02/2019

US tribe can hunt in Bighorn National Forest says US top court An 1868 treaty which gave Crow tribe members the right to hunt did not expire after Wyoming became a state, the US Supreme Court has ruled. The decision holds federal government accountable to its obligations....
16:32, 05/20/2019

Opting Out: Some of China's '996' Tech Tribe Quit, Seek Less Stress The protests point to a mindset shift in the tech industry, whose penchant for long hours has been praised by Western executives as a reason for China's economic rise....
06:32, 05/16/2019

Court to hear tribe’s appeal in predatory loan lawsuit RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing a small Native American tribe in Michigan of running a predatory loan scheme. At least five people from Virginia say they borrowed from BigPictureLoans.com af...
09:48, 05/06/2019

A pod of orcas is starving to death. A tribe has a radical plan to feed them The Lummi Nation is dropping live salmon into the sea in a last-ditch rescue effort: ‘We don’t have much time’Bobbing on the gray-green waters west of Washington state’s San Juan Island, Sle-lh’x elten Jeremiah Julius lifted a Chinook salmon from a 2...
07:32, 05/01/2019

High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest. The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Clayvin Herrera. He argued that when his tribe gave up land...
08:32, 05/20/2019

The Complicated Story Behind Trump’s Casino Tweet On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump shot off a tweet that knocked a proposal he characterized as “a special interest casino Bill.”...
05:32, 05/09/2019

Philadelphia casino fined for serving 17 drinks to gambler PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A casino in Philadelphia that served a gambler 17 free drinks over an eight-hour period has been fined $17,500. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports state regulators imposed the fine Wednesday on the SugarHouse Casino...
12:48, 05/15/2019

Casino Upstarts Give U.S. Operators a Run for Their Money in Asia American gambling companies that have won big in Macau are facing increased competition from casinos popping up across Asia to tempt away Chinese high-rollers and tourists....
08:48, 05/06/2019

Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino is finally making money ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino says it will finally turn a profit after months in the red. The Ocean Casino Resort says it has greatly reduced its debt and will return to profitability in May. A new marketing...
09:00, 05/05/2019

Wynn Resorts in talks to sell $2.6-billion Encore casino to MGM Wynn Resorts Ltd is in talks to sell its nearly finished $2.6 billion casino outside of Boston to rival MGM Resorts International, the two companies said on Friday....
13:48, 05/17/2019

A round of mergers and takeovers may be coming to the casino sector, investor says There could be more mergers and acquisitions in the gambling industry, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, said Adam Dawes, a senior investment advisor at financial services company, Shaw and Partners....
09:48, 05/08/2019

Oglala Sioux Tribe Tells South Dakota Governor ‘You Are Not Welcome’ in Dispute Over Right to Protest Keystone Pipeline The Oglala Sioux Tribe has yanked the welcome mat right out from under South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s feet, basically telling her to stay off their lawn....
20:16, 05/03/2019

Macau's April casino revenue posts worst drop in nearly three years Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau fell 8.3 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop since June 2016, due to tempered demand from high rollers amid a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy....
23:32, 04/30/2019

Neil Gorsuch was the deciding vote in a Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Crow Tribe’s 1868 treaty Neil Gorsuch was the deciding vote in a Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Crow Tribe’s 1868 treaty today, marking the second time he’s joined the Supreme Court’s liberals to uphold tribal law....
11:00, 05/20/2019

Former B.C. casino supervisor blows whistle on when Macau-style money laundering may have exploded She didn’t know exactly what she was seeing, but one woman's documents appear to provide a view from the casino floor as frightened staff witnessed the arrival of casino gangs....
08:16, 05/01/2019

Massachusetts fines Wynn Resorts $35M over sex misconduct claims Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday fined Wynn Resorts Ltd $35 million for not disclosing sexual misconduct allegations against founder and former CEO Steve Wynn but allowed the casino operator to keep the license for its new $2.6 billion casi...
04:00, 05/02/2019

14-year-old Massachusetts boy killed by pack of dogs he was tending A 14-year-old boy Massachusetts boy was mauled to death Thursday night by a pack of dogs that he was tending for a homeowner who was out of town.        ...
11:00, 05/11/2019

Massachusetts gas company reaches $80M settlement for explosions, fires A gas company responsible for an explosion that cause dozens of house fires and killed at least one person last year reached an $80 million settlement with the affected communities Tuesday....
17:16, 05/07/2019

2 Massachusetts officers cleared on charges of raping woman SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two Massachusetts police officers have been acquitted of charges that they raped the same woman. Springfield officers Joshua Figueroa and Derrick Gentry-Mitchell were found not guilty by a judge Thursday in a jury-waived tri...
12:32, 05/09/2019

Reports that casino money laundering dates to 1990s more proof public inquiry is needed: B.C. Greens Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver pointed to Global News reports showing money laundering in B.C. casinos goes back to the NDP governments of the 1990s....
00:48, 05/02/2019

Warren's rebound? Massachusetts senator regains footing in polls Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the populist senator who’s put out one progressive policy proposal after another during the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, is enjoying a fresh rise in the polls....
08:32, 05/22/2019

Massachusetts latest state to push ban on tackle football for kids Lawmakers argue that the ban would be for kids' safety, citing research on brain trauma. Some parents and coaches are calling it government overreach....
15:32, 05/03/2019

UPDATE 1-Wynn Resorts keeps Massachusetts gaming license with $35 mln fine Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday fined Wynn Resorts Ltd $35 million for not disclosing sexual misconduct allegations against founder and former CEO Steve Wynn but allowed the casino operator to keep the license for its new $2.6 billion casi...
23:32, 04/30/2019

Wynn Resorts keeps Massachusetts gaming license with $35 million fine Massachusetts gaming regulators on Tuesday fined Wynn Resorts Ltd $35 million for not disclosing sexual misconduct allegations against founder and former CEO Steve Wynn but allowed the casino operator to keep the license for its new $2.6 billion casi...
19:48, 04/30/2019

Massachusetts teen found guilty of beheading classmate, tried as an adult Mathew Borges of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was convicted Tuesday of beheading Lee Manuel Villoria-Paulino, then 16, in a dispute about a girl.        ...
15:00, 05/15/2019

'You are not welcome to visit our homelands': Tribe threatens to banish SD governor The Oglala Sioux council demanded that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem rescind her support for her two bills aimed at Keystone XL pipeline protesters.        ...
19:00, 05/02/2019

Massachusetts power plant cooling towers demolition draws spectators Two 500-foot cooling towers of a Massachusetts power plant came crumbling down within seconds Saturday morning during a controlled demolition that drew crowds of spectators who celebrated the concrete structures being destroyed....
12:48, 04/28/2019

Jealous Massachusetts teen found guilty of killing, beheading classmate The Massachusetts teen accused of beheading and cutting off the hands of a classmate in a jealous rage was found guilty during his trial this week — and could spend the rest of his life behind bars, according to new reports. A Salem Superior Co...
13:32, 05/16/2019

Massachusetts veteran, 72, embarks on cross-country walk to support other vets A 72-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran is on a one-man mission to make sure ordinary Americans don’t forget about the needs that returning combat veterans require....
08:16, 05/16/2019

Police probe Massachusetts 14-year-old’s mauling death by dogs he was caring for _____ Police are investigating the mauling death of a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy by dogs he was caring for. Ryan Hazel died after the attack by a group of dogs in Dighton, about an hour south of Boston, NBC Boston reported. The incident happened T...
15:16, 05/11/2019

Massachusetts says Wynn Resorts can retain gaming license with fine, other conditions Massachusetts gaming regulators said on Tuesday that Wynn Resorts Ltd can retain its gaming license needed to run a $2.6 billion casino built outside of Boston with a fine and license conditions....
17:00, 04/30/2019

Freia David, woman with Down syndrome who worked at Massachusetts McDonald's for 32 years, dies at 55 Freia David — a woman with Down syndrome who was a beloved employee at a Massachusetts McDonald’s for 32 years and praised by Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election — died on April 30. She was 55....
18:16, 05/08/2019

A Broken System: Massachusetts’ Courts Are Still Working Through A Massive Backlog Of Pending Witch Trials It’s no secret that America’s judicial system is in desperate need of an overhaul, and a mounting crisis in the Bay State shows just how bad things have gotten: According to newly uncovered documents, Massachusetts’ courts are still working through a...
17:00, 05/16/2019

Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage Taiwan’s legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first for Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who championed the cause for two decades....
01:16, 05/17/2019

Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody. Taiwan’s Constit...
01:16, 05/17/2019

Spain approves changes to Copa del Rey and Super Cup The Spanish soccer federation has approved format changes to the Copa del Rey and the Super Cup despite opposition from the Spanish league        ...
10:00, 04/29/2019

Judge approves Musk, SEC settlement over Twitter use The deal approved by a federal judge lays out in more detail what types of statements by CEO Elon Musk must be reviewed by Tesla's legal counsel before publication, such as financial statements, previously unreported production or delivery numbers, a...
05:00, 05/01/2019

Judge approves Musk, SEC agreement over Twitter use by CEO A federal judge on Tuesday approved a deal struck between Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Musk's use of Twitter, a court filing showed....
18:00, 04/30/2019

FDA approves sale of new electronic tobacco product A new electronic tobacco device has been given the green light to enter the U.S. market, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, adding that this does not mean it is either safe or FDA approved....
01:16, 05/01/2019

Pentagon approves 320 more personnel to Mexico border The U.S. military said on Monday it would send about 320 Defense Department personnel to the border with Mexico in roles that would increasingly put them in contact with migrants, including driving them in vehicles and "monitoring" their welfare....
15:32, 04/29/2019

Pima County approves Operation Stonegarden 3-2 TUCSON – Pima County Board of Supervisors approved to accept the Operation Stonegarden grant 3-2 during Tuesday’s scheduled meeting. Pima County Board of Supervisors votes 3-2 to approve Operation Stonegarden funds, with certain conditio...
15:32, 05/07/2019

China approves used-car exports to boost sales In its latest bid to prop up the auto sector, China started allowing used-car exports from ten cities and provinces including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong....
05:00, 05/06/2019

Austria approves headscarf ban in primary schools Law refers to ‘ideologically or religiously influenced clothing’ but Sikh and Jewish headwear not affected Austrian MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing governm...
03:00, 05/16/2019

Taiwan Legislature Approves Asia's First Same-Sex Marriage Law Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation....
10:48, 05/17/2019

Taiwan’s legislature approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s legislature approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia....
03:48, 05/17/2019

Days before elections, EU approves new cyber sanctions regime The European Union will directly penalize computer hackers after governments agreed on Friday a new mechanism to target individuals anywhere in the world, freezing their assets in the bloc and banning them from entry....
07:16, 05/17/2019

Judge approves agreement between Elon Musk and SEC over the CEO's Twitter use A federal judge on Tuesday approved a deal struck between Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Musk's use of Twitter, a court filing showed....
18:16, 04/30/2019

SEC Approves CBOE Holdings' Proposal To Trade SPXpm CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved its rule filing to launch, on a pilot basis, SPXpm, its proposed new S&P 500 Index option product...
22:48, 05/01/2019

Pope approves visits to contested Bosnian shrine Pope Francis has approved pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a village in Bosnia that is steeped in controversy over whether the Madonna appears to local people, the Vatican said on Sunday....
05:48, 05/12/2019

EU approves cyber-attack sanctions ahead of election The European Union has agreed to an automatic set of sanctions to punish any future cyber attackers. Just a week ahead of the EU Parliament elections, officials in Brussels on Friday approved a cyber sanctions regime that would impose asset freezes a...
15:32, 05/17/2019

Egypt Approves New Muscle for el-Sisi, Its Strongman Leader Voters approve constitutional amendments giving President el-Sisi new powers, reversing gains of the Arab Spring and allowing him to rule until 2030....
10:16, 04/28/2019

SEC approves a stock exchange built for tech startups For tech companies, going public is often fraught with pressure -- they're suddenly expected to deliver positive news every quarter, and they might push innovation to the wayside in the quest to become proftiable. They should soon have a better...
13:16, 05/12/2019

U.S. State Dept approves possible $314 mln sale of missiles to S.Korea The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million in possible sales of air defence missiles to South Korea, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions re-emerge on the Korean peninsula....
04:00, 05/18/2019

The Latest: Kansas Legislature approves $18.4 billion budget TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on an impasse in Kansas over the state budget and Medicaid expansion (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Kansas legislators have approved a budget that includes extra funds for higher education and the state’s prison sy...
22:32, 05/04/2019

FDA Approves a Cigarette Alternative That Heats Tobacco Without Burning It (WASHINGTON) — U.S. health officials will allow Philip Morris International to sell a cigarette alternative that heats tobacco without burning it. But the Food and Drug Administration has not yet decided whether to allow the device, iQOS (EYE-k...
15:32, 04/30/2019

Saudi Arabia approves permanent residency for first time Saudi Arabia approves creation of permanent residency permit for the first time for certain expatriates that allows them to own real estate in the kingdom and reside in the country without a Saudi sponsor...
12:16, 05/15/2019

Britain provisionally approves PayPal-iZettle deal Britain's competition watchdog on Tuesday provisionally cleared PayPal Holdings Inc's $2.2 billion takeover of Swedish fintech startup iZettle, saying the deal did not raise competition concerns....
05:16, 04/30/2019

US Approves Nearly $6 Billion In Weapons Sales To Gulf Allies The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $6 billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages, the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying......
19:32, 05/03/2019

Nearly every country in the world approves pact to reduce plastic pollution, except the U.S. GENEVA — Nearly every country in the world has agreed upon a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste except for the United States, U.N. environmental officials say. An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic w...
22:16, 05/11/2019

Pentagon approves plan to shift $1.5B for wall along US-Mexico border The Pentagon has approved a plan to spend an additional $1.5 billion to build 80 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News Friday....
13:00, 05/10/2019

FDA approves expanded label for Regeneron/Sanofi's cholesterol drug The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's cholesterol drug Praluent as a treatment to cut the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other major cardiovascular events....
11:00, 04/28/2019

Georgia athletic board approves naming field for Dooley ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia athletic association’s board of directors has unanimously endorsed naming the field at Sanford Stadium in honor of former longtime coach Vince Dooley. The athletic board’s vote came in a teleconference meeti...
14:32, 05/03/2019

Federal Court approves NetComm acquisition vote in June The NetComm acquisition vote by shareholders will take place next month after receiving the green light from the Federal Court, and following an independent assessment recommending it take place....
00:16, 05/03/2019

U.S. judge approves Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions settlement A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday approved a $307.5 million civil settlement for about 100,000 U.S. owners of Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles that the government said had illegal software that allowed them to emit excess emissions....
22:00, 05/03/2019

KHSAA Approves Spectator Conduct Policy To Protect Referees (LEX 18)– The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has a new message for disruptive fans — if you get kicked out, you may not get to come back. The KHSAA approved a new, tougher Spectator Conduct Policy on Wednesday. Any adult fan ej...
05:32, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. judge approves Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions settlement A federal judge in San Francisco on Friday approved a $307.5 million civil settlement for about 100,000 U.S. owners of Fiat Chrysler diesel vehicles that the government said had illegal software that allowed them to emit excess emissions....
15:16, 05/03/2019

Judge Approves Deal Spelling Out Oversight of Elon Musk's Tweets A federal judge approved a new deal clarifying how Tesla must oversee Elon Musk’s use of Twitter, an outcome that erases the risk its chief executive would be punished for violating the original agreement....
21:00, 04/30/2019

U.S. State Department approves possible $314 million sale of missiles to South Korea The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions re-emerge on the Korean peninsula....
04:00, 05/18/2019

U.S. State Department approves possible sale of Apache helicopters to Qatar: Pentagon The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3 billion sale of Apache attack helicopters to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday....
16:16, 05/09/2019

China approves 20.76 GW of subsidy-free solar, wind power projects China approved its first batch of subsidy-free wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of 20.76 gigawatts (GW), the country's top planning agency said on Wednesday....
23:16, 05/21/2019

The Mad King's Minions Tell Former White House Lawyer Don McGahn Not to Testify Before House Committee The White House has reportedly directed former White House counsel Don McGahn not to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, arguing that as a former senior adviser to the president he is not legally required to appear before the com...
15:32, 05/20/2019

White House asserts 'executive privilege' as House panel takes aim at Barr The White House on Wednesday took the aggressive step of invoking "executive privilege" to block the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report as a Democratic-led U.S. congressional panel moved toward holding Attorney General Wil...
08:32, 05/08/2019

As ex-White House counsel defies subpoena, U.S. House Democrats weigh response Former White House Counsel Don McGahn ignored a subpoena to testify on Tuesday to a U.S. House of Representatives committee, fuelling talk among Democratic lawmakers of possible legal action against him and potential impeachment of President Donald T...
10:32, 05/21/2019

White House said it will not provide details on individual security clearances to House panel House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) called the stance “the latest example of the president’s widespread and growing obstruction of Congress.”...
10:16, 05/01/2019

House Democrat says impeachment inquiry needed if ex-White House counsel does not testify A Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee said on Monday an impeachment inquiry would be warranted if former White House counsel Don McGahn does not respond to a congressional subpoena to testify before the panel....
17:00, 05/20/2019

House panel to interview ex-White House security clearance chief The Democratic chairman of a congressional committee has put off holding a former White House security clearance chief in contempt until after the panel interviews him about decisions made on some of President Donald Trump's advisers....
09:16, 04/28/2019

U.S. House panel requests White House provide nondisclosure agreements The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform on Tuesday reissued a request made last year for copies of the nondisclosure agreements signed by White House staffers under President Donald Trump....
12:32, 05/14/2019

White House rejects House request for documents for Trump investigation The White House on Wednesday rejected a request by the House judiciary committee for documents related to an investigation into possible obstruction of justice and abuses of power by President Donald Trump....
23:16, 05/15/2019

Libyan forces push back against Haftar in house-to-house battles Forces backing Libya's internationally recognized government fought house-to-house battles with troops loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar in southern parts of the capital Tripoli on Sunday and appeared to be gaining ground....
14:16, 04/28/2019

Former White House Counsel Donald McGahn Skips House Hearing, Defying Subpoena (WASHINGTON) — Former White House Counsel Donald McGahn is a no-show at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, defying a subpoena for his testimony. President Donald Trump directed McGahn to ignore the committee’s subpoena to testify...
09:16, 05/21/2019

White House Memo: A Strategy Emerges to Counter House Democrats: Dare Them to Impeach The president seems eager to force the hand of Democrats who are investigating him as if they were conducting an impeachment inquiry without actually calling it that....
17:32, 05/09/2019

Amid White House defiance, U.S. House panel weighs holding Barr in contempt A Democratic-led U.S. congressional panel met on Wednesday to vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt over his refusal to comply with a subpoena seeking an unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia inquiry report...
07:48, 05/08/2019

House Judiciary chief calls White House stance on panel probe 'preposterous' U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Wednesday that the White House's refusal to cooperate with his panel's probe of allegations of obstruction of justice and abuses of power by President Donald Trump was "preposterous" and ...
14:32, 05/15/2019

House Democrats subpoena ex-White House staffers Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson Donaldson was chief of staff to former White House counsel Don McGahn, who on Tuesday defied the Judiciary panel's subpoena to testify about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Hicks is the former White House communications direc...
13:16, 05/21/2019

Jay Cutler Checks Out a Location for His Future Butcher Shop--and Kristin Cavallari Approves! Did Jay Cutler just find his butcher shop? Maybe! Kristin Cavallari's husband takes a big step toward making his store owner dreams a reality in this clip from Sunday's Very......
12:48, 05/07/2019

U.S. Senate panel approves Trump nominee Rosen as deputy attorney general The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to approve President Donald Trump's deputy attorney general nominee, Jeffrey Rosen, an action that paves the way for a confirmation vote on Rosen by the full Senate....
12:32, 05/09/2019

House Judiciary Committee schedules hearing for Don McGahn, despite White House move to block subpoena The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for Don McGahn next week, but it is unclear if the former White House counsel will agree to appear—the latest development in the battle between congressional Democrats and the White House for test...
10:00, 05/14/2019

House Judiciary Committee issues subpoenas to former White House staffers Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and a former aide in the White House counsel's office....
14:32, 05/21/2019

# MEMBERSHIP APPROVES CBOE'S DEMUTUALIZATION; Restructuring Transaction Approved by Vote of 96.2% of Memberships Voted CHICAGO, IL, May 21, 2010 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today announced that the Exchange's membership has overwhelmingly approved CBOE's planned demutualization. In a special meeting of the membership held today, there were 870 votes ...
23:32, 05/01/2019

Roche: FDA approves drug combo Venclexta plus Gazyva for previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia Roche said on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved a treatment using its drugs Venclexta plus Gazyva for people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia....
00:32, 05/16/2019

Paddington Cucumber tower: Westminster council approves plan for 42-storey skyscraper with hundreds of new London Zone 1 homes Westminster council has approved a new 42-storey skyscraper, which, thanks to its inky terracotta cladding, white ridges and distinctive curved profile has been dubbed the Blue Marrow....
05:48, 05/01/2019

Security Ministry approves roll-out of tasers across security forces, police Officers will "be able to deal with situations" which do not require the use of force "without employing firearms," new Security Ministry decree declares....
11:00, 05/07/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

| 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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 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

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

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

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

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

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.        ...
11:32, 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

| 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 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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Singapore parliament passes bill against online falsehoods amidst heated debate As expected, the Singapore government has voted to pass the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill despite strong urging from industry observers and global technology companies to reassess the legislation, which they say gives the go...
12:48, 05/08/2019

Video game ‘loot boxes’ would be outlawed in many games under forthcoming federal bill Video games popular among kids would be prohibited from offering "loot boxes," or randomized assortments of digital weapons, clothing and other items that can be purchased for a fee, under new federal legislation previewed by Republican Sen. Josh Haw...
10:32, 05/08/2019

Cannes 2019 week one roundup: zombies, babies and a sleeping Bill Murray Jim Jarmusch embraces the undead, Ken Loach continues his career resurrection and Les Misérables goes 21st-century reinventionIt’s the opening day of the 72nd Cannes film festival and all is calm on the promenade. The sky is a warm blue, the sea is s...
17:48, 05/18/2019

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat to PM Scott Morrison Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten has conceded defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the country’s general election. Shorten made the announcement to supporters of his opposition Labor party late Saturday night in Melbourne. Shorten said...
09:32, 05/18/2019

N.B. Green Party makes progress in bill that promotes municipality-based renewables The plan - which passed second reading on Thursday - would amend the Electricity Act to allow local governments and First Nations to partner with local renewable energy power producers....
16:16, 05/17/2019

Senate committee chair vows to block Albany’s ‘walking while texting’ bill ALBANY — A powerful state senator said he’s blocking legislation aimed at outlawing pedestrians who text while walking across the street. The measure, which would slap fines on New Yorkers who are looking at their smartphones or other electroni...
01:32, 05/18/2019

UPDATE 1-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....
11:32, 05/17/2019

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

Dean Cain: Hollywood boycott of Georgia over 'heartbeat' bill is an 'absolute joke' Actor Dean Cain said it's an "absolute joke" that Hollywood celebrities are boycotting filming in Georgia over the state’s controversial “heartbeat” abortion bill....
07:16, 05/13/2019

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

Robert Mueller Criticized Bill Barr's Depiction Of Russia Probe: Reports US Special Counsel Robert Mueller complained to the attorney general over his characterization of the Russia probe that allowed President Donald Trump to declare himself cleared of obstruction of......
03:16, 05/01/2019

Presidential hopeful Warren unveils bill to protect U.S. military from climate change Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday she is introducing a bill to toughen the U.S. military against future climate change damage and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at certain bases in a little over 10 years....
14:32, 05/15/2019

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

Bill Bennett: Front-runner Biden will be 'damaged' by 'gaffes,' 'rehash of his history' A new Monmouth University poll shows that Joe Biden is the clear front-runner for New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Democratic primary, but former Education Secretary Bill Bennett is cautioning there’s a “long way” to go....
10:00, 05/10/2019

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

Georgia’s abortion bill has some Hollywood filmmakers vowing a boycott. But the studios are standing pat. Several production companies said they won’t do business in the state, and more than 50 actors signed a letter to legislators saying they will seek to stop production in Georgia....
18:48, 05/10/2019

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

Hong Kong lawmakers clash over what democrats call 'evil' extradition bill Hong Kong legislators clashed on Tuesday over a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, after ugly brawls in the legislature over the weekend....
03:48, 05/14/2019

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

Democrats Harris and Biden clash over 1994 crime bill in New Hampshire stops U.S. Senator Kamala Harris said during a presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday that she disagreed with former Vice President Joe Biden, who said a day earlier that his Senate vote for a 1994 crime bill did not contribute to mass in...
15:16, 05/15/2019

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

NYC cops call Bill de Blasio ‘unmitigated disaster,’ Trump calls him ‘a joke’ New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s strut into the 2020 Democratic primary is getting rebuffed by the city’s biggest police union which warned American voters that he would be an “unmitigated disaster” in the White House....
10:48, 05/16/2019

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

US lawmakers push bipartisan bill to raise the federal minimum buying age for tobacco to 21 A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Tuesday introduced bicameral legislation that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, weeks after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would introduce his own bill....
10:00, 04/30/2019

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

Scott Morrison claims animal testing bill is 'action' on extinction crisis PM’s claim after landmark UN report turns out to be a law that restricts testing of make-up on animals Scott Morrison has identified a bill that restricts testing make-up on animals as an example of his government “taking action” on the extinction of...
01:16, 05/09/2019

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

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

Senate committee recommends feds don’t proceed with tanker ban bill: Alberta senator The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has recommended not to proceed with a controversial bill aimed at limiting tanker traffic along the B.C. coast, according to an Alberta senator....
19:16, 05/15/2019

Senate bill wants to make it easier for ex-prisoners to start a business | Gene Marks The New Start Act plans to use ‘the power of entrepreneurship’ to help people who have been in prison build something specialShould someone who committed a crime and served time in prison be allowed to start a business? One senator thinks so, and he’...
08:48, 05/09/2019

John Oliver enlists Bill Nye to rebut bad faith arguments about the Green New Deal Last Week Tonight started late on Sunday because of some sort of dragon incident, and, according to Oliver, was desperate to keep viewers’ interest so that people wouldn’t switch off before the Game Of Thrones rerun so that they could see “what garb...
04:00, 05/13/2019

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

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

McConnell, Kaine to introduce bipartisan Senate bill to raise the federal smoking age to 21 Sens. Mitch McConnell and Tim Kaine plan to introduce a bill Monday that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 in hopes of curbing what regulators are calling an "epidemic" of teen vaping....
11:32, 05/20/2019

“This Is An Actual Crisis.” John Oliver and Bill Nye Talk Climate Change on Last Week Tonight On Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver joined the growing chorus of voices pointing out that we aren’t doing enough to save our planet. Oliver sounded the alarm in light of a new report on climate change from the Unit...
08:00, 05/13/2019

Here's why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other investors are pouring billions into clean-tech ventures Billionaire investors Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and others are pouring billions into clean-tech ventures as renewable-energy technology advances....
09:32, 04/28/2019

Come Jan. 1, Abortion Will Be Virtually Outlawed in the State of Georgia as Governor Signs So-Called Heartbeat Bill Into Law With a stroke of a pen Tuesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp basically outlawed abortions in his state, signing into law the so-called heartbeat bill....
21:48, 05/07/2019

Trump reportedly approved a $2 million hospital bill from North Korea for Otto Warmbier President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million bill issued by North Korea for the care of Otto Warmbier, who returned to the U.S. in a coma, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Trump tweeted that "no money was paid to North Korea."...
09:48, 04/28/2019

California bill would give tax incentives to film, TV productions that leave states banning abortion A California Democratic lawmaker on Monday formally introduced a bill to offer tax breaks to film and television productions that relocate from states with restrictive abortion bans....
10:00, 05/21/2019

AG Bill Barr tells Fox News public must know if officials 'put their thumb on the scale' in Russia probe In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Attorney General William Barr explained how he is trying to get to the bottom of whether or not “government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale” in the earliest days of the Russia pro...
17:48, 05/16/2019

Trump's got US economy booming, Bill Maher admits in exchange with 2020 Dem: 'We can't ignore that fact' "Real Time" host Bill Maher was placed in a strange position on Friday night's show. The liberal comedian found himself acknowledging President Trump's positive effect on the U.S. economy during a heated conversation with U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, ...
00:48, 05/11/2019

'Worst mayor ever': Bill de Blasio heckled by protesters during Trump Tower press conference New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's press conference on his city's version of the "Green New Deal," which took place within the lobby of Trump Tower, was mired by the protesters heckling him on Monday....
17:32, 05/13/2019

’Leave my family out of it’: Nurse turned legislator gets death threat over controversial vaccine bill Being the face of a political effort to try to encourage people to get vaccinated has made Rep. Kyle Mullica the target of threats. Mullica received an email that likened him to a Nazi doctor and said that he deserved to die....
17:48, 05/02/2019

Bipartisan bill aims to give families of Beirut bombing victims $1.68B in Iranian funds Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress have drafted bills to give the families of the 241 Americans killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing access to $1.68 billion of Iranian funds being held by a Luxembourg-based firm....
17:32, 05/16/2019

LGBT groups and tech companies warn that a Texas bill could cost the state billions The LGBTQ community and major employers say a bill passed by the Texas Senate is a license to discriminate, giving professionals the right to turn away people based on religious beliefs. Amazon, Dell, Apple and Facebook urged Texas to drop the bill....
10:00, 04/28/2019

Jay Inslee signs clean-power bill, aims to cement himself as the climate change candidate Democratic presidential candidate and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday that aims for 100% carbon-free electricity in the state by 2045 and 100% coal-free electricity by 2025....
13:32, 05/08/2019

NY state bill could bring bigger tax bite to golf clubs, including Trump's Briarcliff course Two Democratic lawmakers in New York state proposed legislation that could take a financial bite out of private golf clubs, including Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor....
08:00, 05/03/2019

Anjelica Huston calls out Bill Murray over his treatment of her during 'Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou' Legendary actress Anjelica Huston, who has worked with practically everyone in Hollywood, says Bill Murray was “a little shi--" to her while they worked together on “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” 15 years ago....
00:00, 05/03/2019

Sanders's and Ocasio-Cortez's Banking Bill Shows How Racial Justice Is Good Policy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders have unveiled a new bill that would effectively wipe out the payday lending industry in the United States....
16:00, 05/09/2019

Eric Trump clashes with Bill De Blasio on Twitter over New York City, Green New Deal Eric Trump and Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had a nasty spat on Twitter following the mayor's Green New Deal rally he held in the lobby of Trump Tower. ...
16:48, 05/14/2019

Bill Ackman pitches spare office space while celebrating hedge fund’s prosperity Bill Ackman’s hedge fund is up nearly 40 percent this year — but that isn’t distracting him from pitching some spare office space he co-owns in Hell’s Kitchen. “If you’re interested in renting space, give me a call,” Ackman joked on a Tuesday call wi...
19:32, 05/14/2019

Bill Maher attacks Barr's, Kavanaugh's Catholic faith: 'Strange cult he's never been able to leave' HBO host Bill Maher went on a long diatribe in which he appeared to air his grievances with his childhood faith of Catholicism, suggesting that public officials like Attorney General William Barr and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sought power...
11:48, 05/18/2019

Evan Rachel Wood jokes men should get 'mandatory vasectomies' after Georgia 'heartbeat' bill signed into law Evan Rachel Wood jokingly suggested on Thursday that men should get "mandatory vasectomies" until they're ready to have children after the state of Georgia signed a bill into law making it illegal to get an abortion once a heartbeat is detected....
07:00, 05/12/2019

Graham unveils bill to end asylum claims at US border, return minors to home countries Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would end asylum claims from Central America at the border and return unaccompanied minors to their home countries -- a targeted effort to tackle the escalating migration crisis....
11:32, 05/15/2019

Kristen Wiig and Reed Morano pull projects from Georgia over anti-abortion bill The entertainment industry’s backlash against Georgia’s extremely restrictive anti-abortion law is officially starting to hit, with Time reporting that Emmy-winning Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano has chosen not to film her upcoming Amazon show ...
19:00, 05/21/2019

Rep. Nunes on Bill Barr's Fox News interview: 'I could take up whole show' with questions on Russia probe's origins Rep. Devin Nunes responded Friday to brand-new information from Attorney General Bill Barr's exclusive Fox News interview, saying he still has a lengthy list of questions about how the FBI's Russia probe began in 2016. ...
09:48, 05/17/2019

Bill de Blasio's energy plan isn't as green as it looks | Kartik Amarnath, Ashley Dawson and Shay O'Reilly Last week, New York’s mayor unveiled a big new energy plan. Unfortunately, it represents a squandered a chance to be bold on climate changeNew York prides itself on being a green city. It is often ranked as the most sustainable city in the US: as a r...
10:16, 05/20/2019

Bill de Blasio is reportedly going to announce a 2020 run for president, but all signs point to his campaign being a disaster in the making Lucas Jackson/Reuters New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce a 2020 presidential campaign next week, the New York Daily News reported on Friday. De Blasio would be the 22nd candidate to join the Democratic presidential field, but all sign...
17:48, 05/03/2019

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

Bill Barr reveals Russia probe review to focus on Trump dossier briefing, leaking Attorney General Bill Barr, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, revealed that the recently announced review of the origins of the Russia probe will focus in part on a controversial briefing that intelligence officials gave President Trump shortl...
11:16, 05/17/2019

Animal cruelty bill signed strengthens penalties for people who abuse domestic animals in Arizona TUCSON- Governor Doug Ducey signed HB2671 into law Wednesday, strengthening penalties for people who abuse domestic animals in the state. Animal cruelty is despicable — and Arizona will not tolerate it. Proud to sign #HB2671 to strengthen penalties ...
02:00, 05/10/2019

CNN's Don Lemon slams AG Bill Barr as 'political hack', 'mercenary for president' over summary of Mueller report CNN’s Don Lemon assailed Attorney General William Barr as a “political hack” amid Special Counsel Robert Mueller complaints about the way his report was characterized....
07:32, 05/01/2019

'The Good Place' actress Jameela Jamil criticizes Georgia's heartbeat bill, reveals she had an abortion “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil revealed that she had an abortion when she was young while criticizing Georgia’s controversial new “heartbeat” bill....
09:00, 05/14/2019

Selena Gomez Jokes She and Bill Murray Are ''Getting Married'' After Viral Cannes Film Festival Photos Selena Gomez is most certainly enjoying her time at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where she made her red carpet debut at the fête on Tuesday. The 26-year-old actress and her co-star Bill......
19:16, 05/16/2019

After Georgia Passes Restrictive Anti-Abortion Bill, Film Companies Vow to Bounce Productions to Other States Several film production companies say they’re taking the midnight train the hell out of Georgia until the state reverses its recently passed anti-abortion law, which is now among the most restrictive in the nation....
23:00, 05/10/2019

This Louisiana town is moving to higher ground as taxpayers foot the bill for growing climate crisis Residents of Pecan Acres are some of America's first climate refugees. The plan to move them could become a blueprint for other endangered towns....
19:16, 04/28/2019

Illinois Republicans push bill to separate Chicago from rest of state: Rural areas 'not being equally represented' Some Illinois Republicans believe the state's rural areas are not getting fair representation due to the city of Chicago's outsize influence and are now pushing to separate the Windy City from the rest of the state. ...
08:32, 05/20/2019

Florida governor, in wake of Parkland shooting, signs bill to allow more classroom teachers to carry guns in school TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida governor, in wake of Parkland shooting, signs bill to allow more classroom teachers to carry guns in school....
17:48, 05/08/2019

Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams to shoot series in Georgia, donate proceeds to fighting heartbeat abortion bill The upcoming HBO series “Lovecraft Country” will continue shooting in Georgia as planned, but will donate money from the production to two charities....
07:00, 05/12/2019

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in general election CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in general election....
08:48, 05/18/2019

Cory Booker and Ayanna Pressley Introduce Sweeping Bill to Prevent Pregnancy-Related Deaths Among Black Women Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) will unveil on Wednesday legislation aimed at tackling America’s rising maternal mortality rates, particularly among black mothers, among whom death rates related to childbirth and pregnancy are highest....
09:00, 05/08/2019

Tulsi Gabbard mocks Bill and Hillary Clinton's speaking tour, unleashes on 'blatant' liar James Clapper in Joe Rogan interview Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard had some laughs at the expense of the Clintons for their revived speaking tour and blasted former DNI director James Clapper during her Monday appearance on the podcast, "T...
16:48, 05/14/2019

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

Bill Cosby attacks his trial judge – again – in new effort to get out of jail on appeal Bill Cosby continues to rage at his fate from his Pennsylvania prison cell, seeking release on bail and attacking his trial judge as racially biased.        ...
11:00, 04/28/2019

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06:16, 05/02/2019

No candy. No chips. Texas bill would prevent SNAP recipients from using food stamps to buy junk food A proposed Texas bill would ban residents from using food stamps to purchase junk food, including energy drinks, candy and potato chips.        ...
19:48, 05/05/2019

Iowa signs sports betting and fantasy sports bill into law Iowa became the latest state to allow gambling on college and pro sports since the Supreme Court opened the door for sports betting last year.        ...
18:00, 05/13/2019

How you can afford to buy a house The housing market may seem unaffordable, especially to first-time homebuyers. But many factors you control can help you afford a home.        ...
04:16, 05/07/2019

The house that dares to be different There’s nothing fusty about this colourful and quirky old rectoryWe’ve had 35 years to make this place our own,” says Lucy Abel Smith, ushering me inside her Cotswolds rectory. It’s a rambling, comfortable place stamped with the art historian’s bohem...
12:16, 05/11/2019

Popular Move: Maine Senate Passes Bill to Give All of State’s Electoral Votes to the Winner of the Popular Vote in 2020 There’s a movement afoot in some quarters to get rid of the Electoral College, the institution that really elects the president of the United States....
00:16, 05/16/2019

How to Correctly Set Up a Mason Bee House Mason bees are pretty damn awesome: They’re docile, easy to raise and are amazing pollinators of spring flowering fruit and nut trees. These bees don’t use hives the way honey bees do, instead preferring to place their eggs in narrow holes, plugged u...
20:00, 05/06/2019

What's on TV: 'Knock Down the House,' and 'Ingress: The Animation' This week the playoff are rolling along and Game of Thrones is buzzing, but some of the most notable new stuff is coming to streaming services. That includes Ingress: The Animation, a new anime series tied to the Niantic game of the same name that�...
02:00, 04/30/2019

‘Nobody Is Above the Law’: House Democrats Are Furious With Barr Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, threatened to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress after he did not appear at a hearing. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that he lied to Congress. “That’...
10:32, 05/02/2019

Red Sox contingent honored at White House Some members of the Boston Red Sox celebrated their 2018 World Series title with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, as the team downplayed the decision of nearly a dozen members of the team not to attend....
18:16, 05/09/2019

House Dems Are Getting Serious About Trump's Taxes Fed up with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s almost-certainly-illegal stonewalling of their request for six years of President Donald Trump’s taxes, House Democrats upped the ante Friday afternoon, subpoenaing the president’s returns from both Mnuc...
19:00, 05/10/2019

Promoted: Get the best seats in the house for the French GP Historic Paul Ricard is one of the most exciting and evocative venues on the Formula 1 calendar. Motorsport Live looks at the best places to watch the French Grand Prix...
09:16, 05/15/2019

This house is free but it comes with a ‘godawful’ catch There is such a thing as a free house — though, like with lunches, there’s always a catch. A Minnesota woman is selling her historic home for a whopping zero bucks. But the lucky homeowner will be stuck with the costly task of moving the darn t...
10:48, 05/02/2019

'House of Cards' actress: 'I had to bring it' Editor's note: The UN estimates that around 17 million people born in India live outside its borders. The group is considered the world's largest migrant population. From the NBA's first Indian-origin player to the descendant of an indentured laborer...
10:00, 05/21/2019

Mueller’s House testimony likely off until at least June House Democrats are backing away from plans to hold a blockbuster hearing this month with Robert Mueller after talks stalled out with the special counsel and his representatives.Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and a senior Democratic committ...
21:00, 05/17/2019

Silicon Valley Is Coming for Your House Offering “instant buying,” companies like Zillow and Opendoor are bringing liquidity to the housing market. Critics fear they could also be bringing risk....
04:00, 05/07/2019

House Democrats take on school segregation Gates Foundation forms commission to look at post-high school certificates, degrees — Study: D.C. voucher program didn't affect student achievement...
10:00, 05/16/2019

Tiger Woods at the White House Tiger Woods was presented with the Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.        ...
16:48, 05/06/2019

Country House (65-1) wins Derby via DQ Country House, a long shot at 65-1, won the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby after a rider's objection led to the disqualification of Maximum Security, who crossed the line first at Churchill Downs on Saturday....
18:48, 05/04/2019

White House Escalates Feud With Fed Top White House and Federal Reserve officials squared off over interest rates in a public clash over how to manage the economy at a time of strong growth and historically low unemployment....
14:16, 05/03/2019

Country House Will Not Run In The Preakness Stakes (DRF) – Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form reports that Country House will be sitting out of the Preakness. According to the horse racing website, the default Derby winner is being pulled out of the second leg of the triple crown due to a cou...
09:48, 05/07/2019

Sleep in a glass house in Chile At the new Puro Vik, hotel guests sleep in one of 19 isolated, luxurious glass houses. They're situated in the gorgeous Millahue Valley in Chile's wine country....
10:48, 04/28/2019

US to house more immigrants in tents at the border The U.S. government is opening two new facilities that could start taking immigrants Thursday. The facilities in El Paso, Texas and the Rio Grande Valley offer bathrooms, recreation areas and sleeping quarters. (May 3)      ...
04:00, 05/03/2019

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

LVMH Launches New Fashion House With Rihanna The luxury conglomerate has created a new fashion house with Rihanna, betting the recording star and social media powerhouse can bring the same cachet to a brand as the industry’s celebrity designers....
18:48, 05/10/2019

Trump welcomes Red Sox contingent to the White House President Trump welcomed the World Series champion Boston Red Sox to the White House on Thursday — even though some players and team manager Alex Cora balked at making the visit. “Each Red Sox player is a shining example of excellence living out an A...
19:48, 05/09/2019

White House Ratchets Up Trade Fight Prospects for a speedy conclusion to the U.S.-China trade fight dimmed Monday after U.S. officials accused Beijing of reneging on its promises and vowed to raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports to 25% starting Friday....
19:48, 05/06/2019