Legislature

FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress' battle over the budget (all times local): 6:25 p.m. House GOP leaders are looking to delay implementation of unpopular taxes on medical devices and generous employer-subsidized health care taxes as sweeteners for a stopgap spending bill that's needed to...
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Sen. Cory Booker D-N.J., questions Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 16, 2018 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist...
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Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., center, poses for a photo with Delali Dzirasa after speaking with members of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore in Baltimore, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Cardin, who has served two terms in the U.S. Senate, is facing a Democratic challenger after Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, confirmed via Twitter on Sunday her intention to run in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chelsea Manning's high-profile bid for the U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. The former U.S. Army private convicted of leaking over 700,000 classified documents has an uphill battle to defeat Sen. Ben Cardin. But Manning's international fame will...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, Emeril Lagasse poses for a portrait in promotion of his television show 'Eat the World' in New York. In Florida, a television producer for "Emeril's Florida" show is fighting a subpoena from legislators seeking records detailing how the show spent millions of dollars it received from the state's tourism agency. Producer Pat Roberts asked a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, to block the subpoena. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)
January 16, 2018 - 1:23 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A television producer for one of Emeril Lagasse's cooking shows is fighting a subpoena to turn over financial records to the Florida House of Representatives. Lawmakers are asking for years of records detailing how the show "Emeril's Florida" spent millions of dollars it...
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January 16, 2018 - 10:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's legislature is calling for a ban on electric pulse fishing, seen by some as a cruel way to kill fish. The trading bloc's parliament voted by a 402-to-232 margin with 40 abstentions on Tuesday. However, it is unclear whether such a ban can be enacted because...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, to travel to Washington. Trump spent the holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago, his club in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 16, 2018 - 10:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin is standing by his description of last week's White House immigration meeting at which he and others have said President Donald Trump described African nations with a profanity. Asked...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a Senate hopeful Roy Moore campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign. Bannon is scheduled to testify before the panel on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, according to a person familiar with the committee's plans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
January 16, 2018 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, arrived early Tuesday for his interview before the House Intelligence Committee. His interview follows his spectacular fall from power after being quoted in a book that he sees the president's son and others as...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a Citibank sign hangs above a branch office in New York. On Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, Citigroup Inc. reports financial results. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 16, 2018 - 8:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup lost $18.3 billion in the fourth quarter as the bank had to take more than $20 billion in accounting write-downs related to the new tax law. The bank had a loss of $7.15 a share, compared with a profit of $3.57 billion, or $1.14 a share, in the same period a year ago...
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, walks in the park with elected Catalan lawmakers of his Together for Catalonia party in Brussels on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
January 15, 2018 - 11:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Monday that the government will keep control of Catalonia if the former regional leader who was ousted for pushing independence tries to resume office from Belgium, where he is eluding Spanish justice. Former Catalan President Carles...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:43 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament on Monday ratified a landmark friendship pact with Balkan neighbor Bulgaria designed to dampen a historic rivalry in a region beset by old ethnic and territorial disputes. Under the treaty, both countries have renounced territorial claims against each...
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