WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 05/11 — Law enforcement officers in Kansas are now banned from having sex with people they stop for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations under a new state law that many legislators were surprised was necessary.Read more »
By DAVID JORDAN, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 05/09 — The Vermont Legislature has approved a bill making it illegal to take “substantial steps” to threaten to kill or kidnap groups of people,
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/27 — A Vermont teen accused of plotting a shooting with mass casualties at his former high school in a case that led to the first significant limits on gun ownership in Vermont was released Friday into the custody of his father.Read more »
By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press 04/23 – Travis Reinking exhibited multiple warning signs that he was mentally unstable: He talked openly about delusions that he was being stalked by Taylor Swift.
By MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) 04/18 — The Wyoming school district where U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that teachers might need to be armed to protect children from grizzly bears voted Tuesday on doing just that,
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) 04/17 — The conservative backlash against California’s so-called sanctuary law has taken the form of lawsuits and public tongue-lashings.
But one tiny city in Orange County took the step of declaring itself legally exempt.
By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 04/16 — More local governments in California are resisting the state’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown,
By WILSON RING, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/11 — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history,
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/11 — California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops at President Donald Trump’s request,
LONDON (AP) 04/04 — British police say a 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for allegedly stabbing a burglar who had broken into his home.Read more »
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) 04/04 — The Mexican government began handing out transit or humanitarian visas to people in a caravan of Central American migrants,
By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/05 — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/02 — President Donald Trump demanded Monday that Congress pass new border legislation using the “Nuclear Option if necessary”
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/28 — President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment “WILL NEVER BE REPEALED” and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall’s congressional elections because the GOP “must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court.”
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/19 — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers,Read more »
By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN, AP National Writers CHICAGO (AP) 03/15 — It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic “Tommy guns” had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country,
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 03/09 — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected Friday to meet with families of the 17 people who were killed in a school shooting,
By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) 03/05 — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses,
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) 03/02 — A judge has ruled that a Maine state trooper had a legitimate reason to stop a van full of immigrants that he described as the “ICE mother lode”Read more »
By ALICE YIN, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) 03/03 — Michigan legislators and the governor’s office are considering two gun-control proposals: arming trained teachers and removing guns from individuals with mental health symptoms.