What to watch when Virginia legislature convenes this week

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The 2018 Virginia legislative session starts Wednesday with a crop of new Democratic members swept into office in a November tidal wave powered by antipathy toward President Donald Trump.

Republicans saw their near super-majority in the state House of Delegates shrink from 66-34 to 51-49. Unless ...

Paul Ryan confirms GOP talking about earmark revival

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan confirmed Tuesday that his troops are beginning a conversation about restoring the practice of earmark spending — though he said they were just conversations at this point.

"I want our members to have conversations," he told reporters.

Mr. Ryan said he's "encouraged" GOP lawmakers to ...

Rhode Island lawmakers offered sexual harassment training

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's lawmakers for the first time are being urged to attend sexual harassment training.

The 2.5-hour session scheduled for Wednesday is for state representatives and is being offered after a House member in October said she was told by a more senior lawmaker that sexual ...

China, France promise cooperation on climate, security

BEIJING (AP) - The presidents of China and France promised closer cooperation Tuesday on climate, counter-terrorism and other issues as their governments try to gain influence in a shifting global political landscape.

President Emmanuel Macron's visit was billed as an effort to expand European ties and cooperation with China as ...