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Lawmakers push to approve unified veterans’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's desk by the end of the month. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Former lawmakers in Kuwait sentenced over insult

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s top court on Sunday sentenced three former opposition lawmakers to 20 months in prison for insulting the Western-backed country’s ruler, though they will be allowed to remain free on bail, their lawyer said. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Philippine lawmakers ask court to halt new U.S. defense pact

A group of left-wing Philippine lawmakers on Tuesday petitioned the Supreme Court to immediately halt a new defense pact with the United States, saying it was barred by the constitution. The petition by members of the lower house of Congress was the second legal challenge this week to the pact, and is bound to draw […]

Gunmen storm Libyan parliament, raid offices of lawmakers: MP

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Gunmen stormed the Libyan parliament on Sunday and raided lawmakers’ offices, a deputy said. Lawmaker Omar Bushah told Reuters gunmen had entered the General National Congress (GNC) and set the building on fire. State news agency LANA said unidentified gunmen had closed the streets leading to parliament. Gunfire rang out through several […]

In world’s largest democracy, more lawmakers charged with crime

More legislators charged with crimes will sit in India’s new parliament than previously, a democracy watchdog said on Sunday, in a reminder that crime still pays in the world’s largest democracy. Prime minister-elect Narendra Modi, who made fighting graft a central plank of his victorious campaign, won a stunning mandate to govern India by claiming […]

Fear of Pfizer-AstraZeneca job cuts voiced by U.S. lawmakers

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of the U.S. Congress from Maryland and Massachusetts expressed concern on Saturday that thousands of jobs in their districts could be at risk if U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc completes a buyout of UK-based AstraZeneca Plc . I’m really concerned about it,\” said Democratic Representative John Delaney, whose Maryland […]

Paul Ryan tries to ease tensions with black lawmakers on poverty

(This April 30 story was corrected to fix surname of congressman to Clyburn from Rayburn in the final paragraph) By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Representative Paul Ryan, who angered black lawmakers in March with his comments about the causes of inner-city poverty, met with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday and pledged to […]

Lawmakers say they won’t abandon death penalty

DALLAS (AP) — A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Lawmakers want resolution of whistle-blowers probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress are urging the Pentagon to finish an investigation into two whistle-blower pilots in Virginia who complained about problems with the F-22 fighter jet. View full post on Congress News Headlines – Yahoo! News

New Jersey lawmakers subpoenaed on bridge probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jams at the heart of the scandal engulfing Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that federal prosecutors have ordered them to share documents they have gathered. View full post on Crime and Trials News Headlines – Yahoo! News