WASHINGTON — A plan to phase out government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and instead use mainly private insurers to backstop home loans has advanced in Congress.
When her 12-year-old cat needed an antibiotic a year ago, Karen Sable went, of all places, to a grocery store.
PHOENIX — A bill in the Legislature to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics has been described by supporters as a vital tool for health inspectors, who now must get a warrant to make unannounced searches of abortion providers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America’s most dangerous dog — the favorite breed of thugs, drug dealers and dogfighting rings, with a fearsome reputation for unprovoked, sometimes deadly attacks.
Cameron Younglove plays with a pit bull terrier named Sooke at his kennels near Eudora, Kan., Sunday, March 9, 2014. For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America’s most dangerous dog _ but attitudes have softened considerably since then as animal activis…
PHOENIX — Saying the Internet is forever, the state House unanimously approved legislation Monday to make it illegal to intentionally post someone else’s naked photo online.
Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., were two of the three senators who crafted the sexual assault bill.
WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a “good soldier defense” to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2009 file photo, Samuel Bagdorf of San Francisco, who suffers from anxiety disorders, lights his marijuana pipe at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco, Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Law and order may soon be coming to the Wild West of Weed. A Californi…
A California state senator introduced a bill for better oversight of places like Oakland’s Harborside Health Center, which has medical marijuana.
SAN FRANCISCO — Law and order may soon be coming to the Wild West of weed.
In this photo taken Friday March 7, 2014, Eric Henry gases up his car in Sacramento, Calif. Starting 2015 California motorists will be hit in the pocketbook by the state's greenhouse gas reduction law AB32. Signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, AB32 will force fuel distribut…
The state’s greenhouse gas reduction law, signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, includes fuel distributors next year. One study predicts gas prices rising 5 percent-32 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state’s industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees.
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., applauds during a briefing to call for reform of the immigration system on Capitol Hill in Washington. If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they are likely to be …
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., left, speaks, as fellow members of congress, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., center, and Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. listen during a congressional lunch and panel discussion sponsored by the Colorado Association of Commerce and…
AURORA, Colo. — If the apparent slow death of immigration legislation has any political repercussions this year, they probably will be felt in the subdivisions, shopping centers and ethnic eateries wrapped around Denver’s southern end.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it's become an article of faith that the rash of lethal shootings in public places — from the Florida moviegoer who was killed after a texting and popcorn-throwing incident to…
A recent Congressional Budget Office report on the economy added fuel to conservative criticisms of the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that U.S. workers will work up to 2 percent fewer hours — equal to about 2.5 million workers dropping out of full-time work.