Legislature

France's President Emmanuel Macron enters in his car after a military ceremony, at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 03, 2017 - 10:01 am
VERSAILLES, France (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's priorities (all times local): 4 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is vowing to lift a state of emergency that has been in place since 2015, but also to harden permanent security measures to fight Islamic extremism and...
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New Jersey State Park police block the entrance to Bulls Island state recreation area during the state government shutdown in Stockton, N.J. , Sunday, July 2, 2017. New Jersey's government shutdown dragged into a second day Sunday without a resolution to the stalemate between a defiant Republican Gov. Chris Christie and an unmoving Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. (Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 8:11 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The budget stalemate between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-controlled Legislature smoldered on Monday with the state government shut down and state parks closed to the public — but not to Christie and his family — as the Fourth of July approaches. Christie,...
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Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, looks up towards the video boards during the overtime session at the state Capitol, Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois House has approved an income tax increase as part of a plan to end the nation's longest budget standoff. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 7:30 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are back to work after a dramatic vote in the House to increase income taxes by 32 percent. Attention turns Monday to the Senate, where lawmakers will consider the budget measures approved by the House a day earlier. The tax legislation increases the...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron enters in his car after a military ceremony, at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, Friday, June 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 03, 2017 - 5:17 am
VERSAILLES, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will lay out his political, security and diplomatic priorities at an extraordinary joint session of parliament at the chateau of Versailles. Critics who fear Macron is trying to amass too much power are staging protests over Monday's event...
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July 03, 2017 - 4:38 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Opposition parties in the Maldives have submitted a motion signed by a majority of lawmakers seeking to oust the speaker of parliament and wrest control of the legislature. The opposition said Monday that the motion has gained the support of 45 lawmakers in the 85-member...
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In this image made from video provided by Parliament House of Singapore, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivers a speech in Parliament Monday, July 3, 2017, in Singapore. Prime Minister Lee has addressed his escalating family feud in a speech in Parliament, saying his siblings' accusations that he had misused government power were "entirely baseless." (Parliament House of Singapore via AP)
July 03, 2017 - 4:14 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's prime minister addressed his escalating family feud in a speech in Parliament on Monday, saying his siblings' accusations that he had misused government power were "entirely baseless" but he would not sue them. The family dispute has been a rare political dustup in the...
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President Donald Trump waves to the audience as he arrives to speak during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 03, 2017 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — No, the U.S. national debt was not made in China. Or by Canada, or Europe or other trading partners. President Donald Trump wrongly blamed his country's trade imbalance for swelling the sea of red ink the U.S. government is swimming in. But imports are not related to national debt...
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Anne Kille of Flemingsburg, Ky., protests the arrival of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,at the Lincoln Day Dinner, Friday, June 30, 2017, in Elizabethtown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 03, 2017 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pressuring wavering senators to back a Republican bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law but is holding open a repeal-only option if Republicans can't reach agreement over the July 4 recess, Trump's top legislative aide...
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In this June 30, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In firm control of the federal government, Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2017 - 3:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In firm control of the federal government, President Donald Trump and his Republican Party have so far failed to deliver on core campaign promises on health care, taxes and infrastructure. But in New York's Trump Tower cafe, the Gentry family blames Congress, not the president. Like...
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FILE - This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. On the surface, the investigation was routine. Federal agents persuaded a judge to issue a warrant for a Microsoft email account they suspected was used for drug trafficking. But U.S.-based Microsoft kept the emails on a server in Ireland. Microsoft said that meant they were beyond the warrant’s reach and a federal appeals court agreed. In June 2017, the Trump Administration asked the Supreme Court to intervene. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File)
July 03, 2017 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On the surface, the investigation was routine. Federal agents persuaded a judge to issue a warrant for a Microsoft email account they suspected was used for drug trafficking. But U.S.-based Microsoft kept the emails on a server in Ireland. Microsoft said that meant the emails were...
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