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uk mps back brexit bill critics call 'power grab'


after more than 13 hours of speeches, members of parliament vote in favour of bill seen as first big brexit hurdle.






uk lawmakers back key brexit bill, but fight still looms


british lawmakers voted a key brexit bill past its first big hurdle in parliament early tuesday. but many legislators branded the bill a government power grab, and vowed to change it before it becomes law.






brexit bill passes first vote in british parliament


british mps voted in favour of a bill tuesday to end britain’s eu membership, a key moment for the government’s brexit strategy despite opposition accusations of an unprecedented power grab. lawmakers voted by 326 to 290 in favour of backing the legislation, after more than 13 hours of d...






uk govt warns of brexit chaos if lawmakers don't back bill


britain's minister for leaving the european union says brexit will descend into chaos if lawmakers don't approve a bill designed to lay the legislative groundwork for the country's eu exit.






uk brexit chief rejects 100 billion-euro brexit bill


london (ap) — the british government minister charged with overseeing the country’s withdrawal from the european union has rejected the notion that britain will be forced to pay a 100 billion-euro ($109 billion) brexit bill. david davis told television station itv that the eu was not able to arbitrarily set a figure and that the […]






may brushes off eu calls to settle brexit divorce bill first


london (ap) — britain’s prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its “divorce bill” from the european union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good brexit deal. theresa may was speaking a day after 27 eu leaders formally backed the bloc’s brexit negotiating guidelines. they […]






uk’s house of commons set to p bill authorizing brexit


london (ap) — britain’s house of commons is set to approve a bill authorizing the start of exit talks with the european union — a major step on the road to brexit. the bill sailed through an earlier vote last week and is very likely to p and move to the house of lords, keeping […]






may brushes off eu calls to settle brexit divorce bill first


britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the european union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good brexit deal.






uk's house of commons set to p bill authorizing brexit


britain's house of commons is set to approve a bill authorizing the start of exit talks with the european union — a major step on the road to brexit.






uk’s house of commons set to p bill authorizing brexit


london (ap) — britain’s house of commons is set to approve a bill authorizing the start of exit talks with the european union — a major step on the road to brexit. the bill sailed through an earlier vote last week 498-114 and is very likely to p its final commons test wednesday evening, keeping […]






uk's house of commons p es bill authorizing brexit


britain's house of commons has given final approval to a bill authorizing the government to start exit talks with the european union, despite fears by opposition lawmakers that the u.k. is setting out on brexit path with a sketchy roadmap.






critics: bill would have let abortion-seekers kill anyone


concord, n.h. (ap) — new hampshire state lawmakers have fixed a fetal homicide bill that critics said could have unintentionally let pregnant women kill anyone with impunity. the bill would allow murder charges to be brought against those who cause the death of a fetus. nearly 40 other states have fetal homicide laws. it would […]






british mps approve first stage of brexit bill


british lawmakers approve first stage of brexit bill after nearly 17 hours of debate in the house of commons.






uk parliament passes brexit authorization bill


britain has moved closer to leaving the european union, with parliament giving prime minister theresa may the power to file for divorce from the bloc. a bill authorizing may to start eu exit talks has passed its final vote in parliament's upper chamber, the house of lords. the house of commons...






u.k. parliament passes brexit authorization bill


britain has moved closer to leaving the european union, with parliament giving prime minister theresa may the power to file for divorce from the bloc. a bill authorizing may to start eu exit talks has passed its final vote in parliament's upper chamber, the house of lords. the house of commons...






theresa may suffers house of lords setback over brexit


upper house of parliament refuses to adopt brexit bill without amendment to guarantee rights of eu citizens in the uk.






jeff sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say cri


congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government’s ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the attorney general to set federal drug policy. the bipartisan legislation, sponsored by powerful committee chairs in both chambers of congress, would allow the attorney general to unilaterally outlaw certain unregulated chemical compounds […]






eu says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of brexit talks


brexit negotiators will discuss monday britain's financial obligations to the european union as the long, complicated and potentially perilous process of the u.k. leaving the bloc finally gets underway.






critics of gop health bill get ammunition from budget score


critics of gop health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade.






critics of gop health bill get ammunition from budget score


critics of gop health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade.






changes to whistleblower legislation unlikely to sway critics


sen. jacob candelaria has made a number of changes to a bill that would impact whistleblowers in new mexico -- but the changes don't appear to be winning over his critics.






brexit creeps closer: british parliament votes to give pm power to start split f


once the bill receives royal assent - which should happen within hours - may will be free to invoke article 50 of the eu's key treaty, triggering two years of exit negotiations






uk government begins fight to pass key brexit bill


london (ap) — the british government is battling to pass a major plank of its brexit plans through parliament, amid faltering progress in divorce talks with the eu. lawmakers are starting debate thursday on the european union (withdrawal) bill, which will revoke thousands of eu laws and regulations and replace them with domestic statute on […]






uk government begins fight to pass key brexit bill


the british government is battling to pass a major plank of its brexit plans through parliament, amid faltering progress in divorce talks with the eu.






london tabloids’ inky fingerprints are all over ‘brexit’


the “brexit” vote has reinforced the power of britain’s tabloids, which supported the measure relentlessly. they are courted by politicians and tv news follows their lead.






critics back bill to suspend suffolk's red light cameras


a parade of opponents of suffolk's red light camera program, which brings in $31 million in revenue annually, backed a republican bill wednesday to suspend its use until the county does a study to evaluate its impact on public safety.






texas house considers child welfare bill that critics say discriminates


the republican-dominated texas house of representatives is set to consider this week a measure affecting adoption and other child welfare services that its sponsor says would protect faith-based groups, but critics say could allow for discrimination based on religion or sexual orientation. the bill ...






ask amy: do i have to i call her back if i miss her call, even if she leaves no


sibling wants an immediate call back. i don't think i need to.






six graphs show the state of the uk economy a year after the brexit vote


it has been a year since british voters went to the polls and voted by a narrow margin to leave the european union. the brexit referendum triggered a heated debate about the potential economic effects of brexit. but what has actually happened to the uk economy in the year since the brexit vote? thes...






f1 sauber driver wehrlein hits back at critics over absence


sauber driver pascal wehrlein has hit back at critics who questioned why he missed the first two races in formula one.






belgian prime minister: british expectations of brexit talks are ‘not realistic,


ap () — — belgian prime minister: british expectations of brexit talks are ‘not realistic,’ hefty bill will have to be paid.






a look at philippine leader's stormy first year in power


it's been a remarkably turbulent first year for philippine president rodrigo duterte, whose war on drugs has left thousands of suspects dead and prompted critics to call his rule a "human rights calamity." one accused him of crimes against humanity before the international criminal court.






critics of gop health bill get ammunition from budget score


washington (ap) — critics of gop health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade. the findings from the nonpartisan congressional budget office could make prospects for the legislation backed by […]






uk parliament approves bill authorizing government to trigger brexit


britain lurched closer to leaving the european union monday when parliament stopped resisting and gave prime minister theresa may the power to file for divorce from the bloc. but in a blow to may's government, the prospect of scotland's exit from the united kingdom suddenly appeared nearer, too....






east contra costa county: bill would take money from parks for fire safety


east bay regional park district calls bill a tax grab, but sponsor says bill would save lives and protect property in eastern contra costa county