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  • Upstate NY county legislature wants to keep options for I-81

    A central New York county legislature is urging state transportation officials to keep a tunnel or depressed highway as options for rebuilding Interstate 81 in Syracuse. Onondaga County legislators voted 13-2 on Tuesday in support of a formal...
  • Obama: Congress delayed 'far too long' on Homeland Security

    President Barack Obama says Congress delayed 'far too long' before passing a bill funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. The House voted 257-167 Tuesday to approve the bill. Obama says he'll sign it as soon as he...
  • China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

    China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market,...
  • Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law

    Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law
    The case that comes before the Supreme Court on Wednesday with the potential to unravel President Obama's landmark healthcare law began in a conference room at the American Enterprise Institute, a few blocks from the White House and the K Street corridor....
  • O.C. Assembly members' bill would block freeway toll lanes

    O.C. Assembly members' bill would block freeway toll lanes
    As rush-hour traffic on the 405 Freeway hummed in the background, two California Assembly members introduced a bill Tuesday morning aimed at prohibiting the state transportation agency from adding toll lanes to any freeway in Orange County without voter...
  • US Sen. Markey files bill to curb drone data collection

    U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for tighter restrictions on the use of drones The Massachusetts Democrat teamed with U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, a Vermont Democrat, on a bill to create safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals from the expanded...
  • Bill would make only 1 hospital follow open-meetings act

    Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill that passed a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 2407 was prompted by massive problems...
  • Senate passes bill requiring greyhound injury reporting

    The Florida Senate says greyhound racing tracks and trainers should be required to report injuries to their dogs to the state. The Senate passed a bill unanimously Tuesday requiring the reports. Democratic Sen. Eleanor Sobel of Hollywood sponsored the...
  • New Hampshire House to vote on tanning ban for teenagers

    Before Jay Farley died from melanoma last year at the age of 30, he asked his parents to educate others about the dangers of using a tanning bed, which doctors linked to his cancer. Gary and Brenda Farley of Danville are now urging New Hampshire...
  • Tesla offers concessions to help pass Connecticut bill

    Electric-car maker Tesla Motors on Tuesday offered to make some compromises to help state lawmakers pass legislation this year allowing direct sales to Connecticut consumers. Tesla currently operates a repair shop in Milford but state law prevents it...
  • Family and medical leave expanded to gay spouses

    Family and medical leave expanded to gay spouses
    Florida workers who are gay and married in the state can now apply to their employers for leave to care for their spouses with a health condition, under the revised Family and Medical Leave Act. "This is wonderful news. It ends what had been a nightmare...