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States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.

February 04, 2016 6:00 pm Photos

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Campus beer, wine sales measure receives committee approval

Campus beer, wine sales measure receives committee approval

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's six public universities could see wine and beer sales on campus at sports and other special events under a plan that a legislative committee approved Thursday.

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States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016 AT 8 A.M. EST AND THEREAFTER; THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016 AT 8 A.M. EST - Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Mond…

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States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016 AT 8 A.M. EST AND THEREAFTER; THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016 AT 8 A.M. EST - This undated photo provided Hollie Ayers shows her son, Michael, at their former home in Belleville, Pa. In 2013, The…

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States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016 AT 8 A.M. EST AND THEREAFTER; THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016 AT 8 A.M. EST - Hollie Ayers poses with a photograph of her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 20…

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Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system.

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Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system.

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Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo an air traffic controller stands beneath a radar screen in the control tower at Washington's Reagan National Airport. House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., is launching a push this week to take control of that system away f…

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Nebraska could ease rules for front-end license plates

Nebraska could ease rules for front-end license plates

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Passenger cars without front-end license plate brackets could drive legally with only a rear plate under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.

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Breastfeeding bill brings talk of 'milking', babies in mines

SALT LAKE CITY — A proposal to require businesses to accommodate breastfeeding mothers at work has passed the Utah Senate despite concerns from one lawmaker who wondered if it would lead to babies in coal mines.

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South Dakota thinks about giving industrial hemp a try

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Some South Dakota lawmakers are attempting to overcome perceptions about hemp's family ties to marijuana to explore the economic potential of the crop with a bill patterned after North Dakota's industrial hemp law.

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The stars and patriarchs campaign for Ted Cruz

The stars and patriarchs campaign for Ted Cruz

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pauses as he speaks during a campaign event at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

January 31, 2016 2:39 pm

Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

BEIJING — A new cottage industry has sprung up in China: drone pilot schools.

January 31, 2016 11:12 am Related

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Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

An instructor teaches about drones at a school run by TT Aviation Technology in Beijing on Oct. 17. There are more than 40 such schools in China.

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State tells southwest Ohio water plants to reduce phosphorus

State tells southwest Ohio water plants to reduce phosphorus

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two large wastewater plants in southwestern Ohio are appealing an order to reduce how much phosphorus is released into a tributary of the Ohio River.

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Legislators advance bill nixing airport smoke rooms

Legislators advance bill nixing airport smoke rooms

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A bill that would prohibit smoking lounges in the Salt Lake City airport has received unanimous approval by a Senate committee.

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Kansas senators consider firearms non-discrimination act

Kansas senators consider firearms non-discrimination act

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The chairman of a panel reviewing a proposal that would ban businesses from discriminating against firearms manufacturers and retailers urged Kansas senators Thursday to reject efforts to broaden the protections to include other individuals or industries.

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Missouri bill would ban abortions for Down syndrome

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri would become one of a few of states that outlaw abortions based on prenatal screening if a proposal before the Senate becomes law.

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Health care fines press millenials as sign-up deadline nears

Health care fines press millenials as sign-up deadline nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama's health care law.

January 26, 2016 6:00 pm Photos

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Senate backs allowing staffers to carry guns in Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Senate has approved a bill that would allow legislative employees to carry handguns inside the Statehouse.

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