The Latest: Resolution would expel California senator

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on sexual misconduct in the California Legislature (all times local):

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California's Senate leader has introduced a resolution to expel a senator accused of sexual misconduct as lawmakers prepare to debate punishment.

Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza would become the first lawmaker expelled since ...

Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn’t know if it can

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year's Las Vegas massacre- but officials aren't sure they can.

Trump's surprise order this week comes as officials from the department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ...

Spanish body apologizes over art exhibit censorship spat

MADRID (AP) - A Spanish government-funded body has apologized after it caused an outcry by asking an art gallery to yank a photo exhibit on political prisoners from a prestigious international fair in Madrid.

IFEMA, which runs the venue hosting Madrid's International Contemporary Art Fair, says in a statement the ...

4 governors join forces on gun safety, pledge to share intel

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The governors of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island are forming a coalition of like-minded states on gun control, hoping to make progress where they see the federal government has faltered.

The four Democrats announced the formation of "States for Gun Safety" on Thursday, ...

More Threats Against Schools Since Florida Massacre

The number of threats of violence against schools has dramatically increased since last week's Florida bloodbath - with about 50 menacing messages a day being recorded across the nation, a school-safety group says.That compares to about 10 threats a day on average,...

More Threats Against Schools Since Florida Massacre

The number of threats of violence against schools has dramatically increased since last week's Florida bloodbath - with about 50 menacing messages a day being recorded across the nation, a school-safety group says.That compares to about 10 threats a day on average,...

Nancy Pelosi’s border wall alternative includes ‘mowing the grass’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested this week that "mowing the grass" near the U.S.-Mexico border so that illegal immigrants can't be smuggled through thick vegetation would be a more effective measure to secure the country than President Trump's proposed border wall.

"I'm not the wall's biggest advocate in Congress," ...

Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO, at CPAC calls for more armed security in schools

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, on Thursday called for more trained armed security personnel in schools in the wake of the recent Florida shooting.

He said school districts, PTAs, teachers unions, and law enforcement officials have to come together to implement new protections, ...

Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating at 48 Percent

The latest Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll shows 48 percent of likely voters approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, while 51 percent disapprove.

Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating at 48 Percent

The latest Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll shows 48 percent of likely voters approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, while 51 percent disapprove.

Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating at 48 percent

The latest Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll shows 48 percent of likely voters approve of President Donald Trump's job performance, while 51 percent disapprove.

Trump Wants to Ban Bump Stocks, ATF Doesn’t Know If it Can

President Donald Trump is telling his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stock devices like those used in last year's massacre in Las Vegas. But some officials in the department are not sure they can.The president's surprise order this week comes as the federal...

Schumer Endorses Texas Healthcare Exec for Congress

In a move that puts him at odds with the local and federal Democrats, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has endorsed healthcare executive Tahir Javed to win the Texas seat held by U.S. Rep. Gene Green, a Houston Democrat.

Colorado Bill Allowing Concealed Carry in Schools is Rejected

A bill removing gun restrictions in Colorado public schools was defeated by the state house, The Washington Times is reporting.The bill had been introduced by the state's House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who attended Columbine High School during the 1999 shootings...