Some states make it harder for college students to vote

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University student Will Newell wishes it was easier for college students like him to ca...
13:45 1 March 2022

House approves bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people, the House has approved a bill to ban the sale of ...
17:52 28 February 2022

Parents slam Serbia bill in chilling ‘missing babies’ cases

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Mirjana Novokmet does not believe that a special law that is set for approval in the Serbian par...
13:26 28 February 2022

Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is set to become the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty after lawmakers on Wednesday ap...
22:04 26 February 2022

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legis...
20:15 26 February 2022

Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions...
22:42 25 February 2022

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican senators slipped out of the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, preventing the state Senate fr...
22:22 24 February 2022

Medical marijuana bill clears Alabama Senate committee

1 of 2Cristi Cain speaks to reporters after appearing at a hearing where Alabama lawmakers granted initial approval to a...
19:31 19 February 2022

Speaker: Vote on medical marijuana bill possible next week

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Medical marijuana is getting a serious look in the Kentucky legislature.
17:44 14 February 2022

New Mexico bid for recreational marijuana is all but doomed

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico's bid to become the 12th U.S. state to legalize recreational use of marijuana abruptly fell flat after state senators in a...
22:37 13 February 2022

Sports betting bill stumbles from starting gate in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a state where betting on the Kentucky Derby is seen as a rite of passage, efforts to legalize wagering on other sports have barely...
17:41 7 February 2022

House passes bill easing bids by workers to form unions

WASHINGTON — In a move that supporters said would help working families, the Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill that would make it easier...
2:11 7 February 2022

Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee’s anti-LGBT adoption law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee on Wednesday predicted economic backlash from a ne...
21:52 5 February 2022

The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer delivers response to Trump

WASHINGTON — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local):
4:28 5 February 2022

Kansas considers requiring ‘In God We Trust’ in classrooms

TOPEKA, Kan. — Conservative Republicans are pushing for a law requiring government buildings and schools across Kansas to post the national motto of “...
19:32 30 January 2022

New Mexico recreational pot legalization passes 1st test

SANTA FE, N.M. — A Democrat-backed bill to legalize recreational marijuana businesses in all towns and counties across New Mexico passed its first tes...
1:41 29 January 2022

Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles

TOPEKA, Kan. — Black female legislators in two predominantly white Midwestern states urged their Republican colleagues Tuesday to join a national push...
22:44 28 January 2022

Despite renewed strikes, France pushes on with pension plan

PARIS — Women workers danced in protest and striking Eiffel Tower employees shuttered France's most famed monument Friday — but the government pushed ...
15:05 24 January 2022

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

NEW YORK — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only cre...
22:34 23 January 2022

UK lawmakers remove child-migrants promise from Brexit bill

LONDON — British lawmakers have overturned changes to the government’s flagship Brexit bill made by Parliament’s House of Lords, removing a promise to...
16:47 22 January 2022

AP EXPLAINS: How India ended up in turmoil over citizenship

NEW DELHI — India has been embroiled in protests since December, when Parliament passed a bill amending the country's citizenship law. The new law pro...
1:07 22 January 2022

Cities can’t opt out of legal pot under new state proposal

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico would legalize recreational marijuana sales without exceptions for dissenting cities and counties under a rebooted proposa...
15:53 18 January 2022

California targets companies with highly paid execs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is considering raising taxes on some of the country's largest companies, but the size of the tax increase would depend...
0:21 16 January 2022

Tennessee governor says he will sign anti-LGBT adoption bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he'll sign into law a measure that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-...
23:29 14 January 2022

Lawmakers approve Brexit bill, UK on course for Jan 31 exit

LONDON — Britain passed a major milestone on the road to Brexit when the House of Commons on Thursday approved a bill authorizing the country’s depart...
17:44 9 January 2022

Push to oust US troops from Iraq a risky undertaking

BAGHDAD — A push led by pro-Iran factions to oust U.S. troops from Iraq is gaining momentum, bolstered by a Parliament vote in favor of a bill calling...
19:36 6 January 2022

California eyes climate bond to prepare for disasters

SACRAMENTO, CAlif. — In a state burdened by billions of dollars in wildfire damage, California lawmakers are hoping for an advance loan before the nex...
16:26 5 January 2022

Texans roar past Bills for 22-19 win in OT

HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson’s teammates talked all week about how they never feel as if they’re out of any game when No. 4 is on the field.
3:13 5 January 2022

Chiefs among playoff-bound teams with injury concerns

The Kansas City Chiefs will hope for good news about their depleted secondary during their first-round playoff bye week.
23:59 29 December 2022

49ers-Seahawks prime-time showdown highlights Week 17

The return of Beast Mode. A division title on the line. Possible home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
16:54 28 December 2022