Legislature Headlines

  • China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

    China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular briefing that the sale...

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  • Lebanon’s parliament approves Arms Trade Treaty

    Lebanon’s parliament has approved the international Arms Trade Treaty angering legislators of the militant Hezbollah group some of whom walked out of the hall in protest

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  • With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

    Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations drive me out of this process" as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomination. Trump and Republican leaders accused Democrats on...

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  • Philippine president’s fiercest critic ordered arrested

    A court has ordered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critic in Congress arrested after the president revoked the senator’s 2011 amnesty as a rogue military officer and revived rebellion charges against him

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  • Business Highlights

    ___ Why the 'gig' economy may not be the workforce of the future WASHINGTON (AP) — The "gig" economy might not be the new frontier for America's workforce after all. From Uber to TaskRabbit to YourMechanic, so-called gig work has been widely seen as well-suited for people who want the...

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  • Russian national held in Norway suspected of spying

    A Russian national has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying after he attended a conference on strengthening cooperation between Europe's parliamentary administrations, his lawyer said Monday. Russia strongly denied the charges and demanded the release of the man it identified as...

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  • Employers giving paid leave getting tax credits in new law

    Employers who offer paid family and medical leave to their workers earning up to $72,000 a year can receive tax credits under the new tax law, the government has affirmed. The Treasury Department issued guidelines Monday for the tax credit, which is available to employers for leave paid...

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  • AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'

    A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China. Legislation passed earlier in September by the U.S. House of Representatives...

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  • Russian national held in Norway suspected of spying

    A Russian national has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying after he attended a conference on strengthening cooperation between Europe’s parliamentary administrations, according to this lawyer

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  • The Latest: Conway says unfair if #MeToo topples Kavanaugh

    The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Kellyanne Conway says the country shouldn't make Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pay for "pent-up" demand by women incensed about sexual misconduct. She said on CBS "This Morning" that the...

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  • New misconduct accusations roil Kavanaugh nomination

    A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his...

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  • The Latest: GOP's Graham assures respectful hearing for Ford

    The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 11 a.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham says Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will be treated "respectfully" by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but both...

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  • Police: Maoist rebels fatally shoot Indian lawmaker

    Police say Maoist insurgents have fatally shot a state lawmaker visiting a rural village in southern India. Visakhapatanam district police superintendent Rahul Dev Sharma says at least 40 Maoist rebels carried out the attack on Kidari Sarveshwara Rao, an Andhra Pradesh state assembly member...

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  • Details of Thursday hearing for Kavanaugh accuser to be set

    Details must be worked out on a tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her decades ago. Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan...

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  • Police: Maoist rebels fatally shoot Indian lawmaker

    Police say Maoist insurgents have fatally shot a state lawmaker visiting a rural village in southern India

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  • Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

    Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and...

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  • Overconfident? Dem optimism surges as midterms approach

    The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared...

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  • Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

    The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans. In a letter to the plant's three owners, the Department of Energy said late...

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