Deal reached to avoid partial government shutdown Friday

Deal reached to avoid partial government shutdown Friday

(WASHINGTON) -- House and Senate leaders on Wednesday reached a bipartisan deal to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of Friday's looming deadline.Under the terms of the deal, the House is expected to vote Thursday on a temporary funding bill. The Senate will vote soon after.With Democratic support, the legislation…
Supreme Court divided over ban on rapid-fire rifle bump stocks

Supreme Court divided over ban on rapid-fire rifle bump stocks

(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared open to upholding a Trump-era ban on bump stocks as devices that turn weapons into rapid-fire illegal "machine guns," however it was not clear that a majority of justices would ultimately back such a ruling or agree on the rationale.During oral arguments…
Alabama lawmakers begin debate over IVF protection bills

Alabama lawmakers begin debate over IVF protection bills

(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) -- Alabama lawmakers held a hearing Tuesday to begin debate over two bills that would add protections for in vitro fertilization treatment, allowing physicians to continue providing care a week after a state Supreme Court decision that said embryos should be considered children halted the procedure.The first bill,…
Alabama lawmakers begin debate over IVF protection bills

Alabama lawmakers begin debate over IVF protection bills

(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) -- Alabama lawmakers held a hearing Tuesday to begin debate over two bills that would add protections for in vitro fertilization treatment, allowing physicians to continue providing care a week after a state Supreme Court decision that said embryos should be considered children halted the procedure.The first bill,…
Biden undergoes annual physical ahead of November election

Biden undergoes annual physical ahead of November election

(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden underwent his annual physical Wednesday morning at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in what could be the final health update before the November election.Biden, 81, last received his physical on Feb. 16, 2023. Results have been released on the same day of his exam…
Who might replace Mitch McConnell as the top Senate Republican?

Who might replace Mitch McConnell as the top Senate Republican?

(WASHINGTON) -- With Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell announcing Wednesday his plans to relinquish his leadership role in November, speculation is swirling about what will happen next and who might fill his shoes.McConnell will be leaving a post he's held for about 17 years. And while his announcement Wednesday caught…
McConnell to step down as Senate GOP leader after nearly two decades

McConnell to step down as Senate GOP leader after nearly two decades

(WASHINGTON) -- Kentucky's Mitch McConnell is stepping down as Senate Republican leader in November after nearly two decades in the role.McConnell, who turned 82 last week, announced the decision in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday. He is the longest-serving Senate leader in history."To serve Kentucky in the Senate…