Hong Kong -
Hong Kong rebel lawmakers swore, shouted, banged drums and railed against "tyranny" Wednesday when they took their oaths of office in the city's parliament, as calls grow for a split from Beijing.
Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly on Tuesday rejected the state of emergency decreed by President Nicolas Maduro, deepening the crisis in the oil-rich South American country.
It's called the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, and it's intended to keep kids safer by making it more difficult for sticky little fingers to get into yummy-looking but highly toxic liquid nicotine.
Congress passed the measure on Monday.
President Barack Obama has recently taken steps to address the problem of prison overpopulation in the U.S.
He has told us something many people probably don't want to hear — there isn't much he can really do about it.
The U.S. Congress must find a way to tax offshore profits stored by some of the world's largest corporations. Currently letting their earnings safely mount up abroad, lawmakers are considering a special "deluxe" tax rate to get money from the companies.
The Honourable House of Deputies of Chile will be discussing a bill that seeks to ban salt shakers in restaurant tables. According to two lawmakers, salt intake has increased significantly in Chile and people need to be educated about it.
Come Saturday, members of a southern Louisiana community of 97,000 known as Lafourche Parish will vote on a controversial ballot proposal aiming to reallocate $800,000 a year from the local library budget to the funding of a new $25 million jail.
A new Rasmussen report finds that a growing number of voters now see most members of Congress as being corrupt. The 46% figure is up seven points from June, and the highest finding to be recorded.
Las Vegas -
Google is pushing Nevada legislators hard to legalize driverless vehicles. Nevada could be the first state in the Union to legalize operation of the self-driving Toyota Prius hybrids on public roads.
Rape is a heinous crime. Volunteers from groups like the Peace Corps have been victims of the crime while working to better the world.Victims found the agency not supportive of them during the aftermath. That lack of care is being reviewed by lawmakers.
United States lawmakers urged in a letter to President Barack Obama to overturn the military suicide condolence rules that now forbids the military to send letters to families of a soldier who committed suicide.
As lawmakers prepare to debate an override of the governor's order that schoolgirls be inoculated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, a group of legislators wants the state to produce a brochure about the vaccine.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts, the only state where gay marriage is legal, voted today to advance a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, a critical step toward putting the measure om the 2008 ballot.
Lawmakers join protesters a few hours before heading for congress to attend President Aquino's address. (L-R: Rep. Mong Palatino of Kabataan Party List, Reps. Luz Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus of Gabriela Party List, Mameng Diuneda of Kadamay, and Rep. Teddy Casino of Bayan Party List)