Gun-rights supporters plan appeal against new legislation

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Gun-rights activists in Vermont are calling for an "emergency appeal" of supporters while several proposed gun regulations move through the Legislature.

The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs is encouraging hunters and other sportsmen to wear orange and spend Tuesday afternoon lobbying legislators for "no new gun ...

Hawaii denies request for phone logs related to false alert

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii officials have repeatedly pointed to a low-level state employee and a breakdown in his agency's leadership as the main cause for a January missile alert that left hundreds of thousands of islanders thinking they might die in a nuclear blast. But efforts to find out more ...

Protests to await Trump’s visit to California border

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Rallies for and against Donald Trump's "big beautiful border wall" with Mexico are expected to mark his first visit to California as president amid growing tensions between his administration and the state over immigration enforcement.

Trump will visit eight towering prototypes of his planned wall Tuesday ...

New York-New Jersey tunnel funding setting stage for shutdown showdown

Lawmakers insist they'll finish writing an omnibus spending bill by a March 23 deadline, but funding for a key New York-New Jersey tunnel project — along with other perpetual hot-button issues — is setting the stage for another potential shutdown showdown.

The White House has reportedly threatened to veto the ...

How to Make #MeToo a Truly Global Movement

Michelle Nunn, Time
The immediate impact of the #MeToo movement inspires us. But the long-term test is not whether it brings down dozens of powerful men in the United States, but whether it lifts up millions of women around the world. Moving beyond International Women’s Day, we should not only recognize that the producer’s couch in L.A. can be a dangerous place, but also imagine what it is like on the factory floor in Cairo.

The Strategy Behind Trump’s Trade Doctrine

Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily
The Trump doctrine as I see it, and this is based on my conversations with him on this subject, is predicated on the undeniable truism that nations like China and Russia need America far more than we need them. We both benefit from the transaction, but they benefit more than we do. Mr. Trump wants to exploit that American advantage. The idea here is very simple: If you have a really nice restaurant that every one lines up to get into on a Saturday night, a good businessman raises the prices on the menu.

Virginia woman says she was fired for concealed carry permit

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia woman is planning to sue a social services department that she says fired her for having a concealed weapons permit.

Storm Durham tells The Roanoke Times she's working with Second Amendment advocacy group Virginia Citizens Defense League to pursue a lawsuit against the Roanoke ...

Prominent Florida donor launching gun-reform group

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A prominent Republican donor says he is among those launching a new group aiming to pressure Congress to enact what he calls reasonable gun legislation.

Florida real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. says more details will be released about the group called "Americans for Gun ...

Maryland Senate passes crime bill combining measures

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A measure with a variety of crime-fighting initiatives has been approved by the Maryland Senate.

The bill passed 36-8 Monday night. It combines other bills and elements of proposals made by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. It now goes to the House.

It comes after Baltimore had ...

Obama-era school safety rules may be repealed

President Trump's new federal commission on school safety will consider repealing an Obama administration policy that discourages expelling or suspending unruly students due to concerns that such disciplinary actions unfairly target minorities.

The president's school safety plan, released in detail Monday, said the commission, chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, ...

Illegal immigrants prosecuted for enticing relatives to U.S.

An illegal immigrant from Guatemala was sentenced to seven months in jail late last month for paying human smugglers to bring his 16-year-old brother-in-law into the U.S., in what officials say is one of the first cases to punish a relative for enticing a family member to make the dangerous ...