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Forever with Fido: NY to Allow People to Be Buried with Pets

Sep 29
New York state will now allow people to be buried with the cremated remains of their pet. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Monday.

Nebraska Town Considers Banning Smoking in Apartments

By Margery M. Beck | Sep 28
Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that's home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside.

Showdown: Congress Looks to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

By Richard Lardner | Sep 27
Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Germany Passes New Sex Worker Protection, No-Means-No Laws

Sep 27
German legislation designed to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of a condom mandatory, and a stricter "no means no" law both passed their final hurdles Friday.

Arkansas Court Rejects Challenge to Medical Marijuana Plan

By Andre DeMillo | Sep 25
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt to block votes from being counted on an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

1,400 Investor Lawsuits Seek 8.2 Billion Euros from VW

Sep 23
A German court says it has added staff and storage space to handle a flood of 1,400 investor lawsuits against Volkswagen seeking damages worth 8.2 billion euros ($9.2 billion).

Florida AG Defends Decision to Take Money from Trump

By Gary Fineout and Michael Biesecker | Sep 21
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday defended her decision three years ago to solicit $25,000 from Donald Trump at the same time questions were arising about Trump University.

Shifting Cuban Voters Could Be the Difference in Florida

By Bill Barrow | Sep 20
Many Cuban-Americans express solidarity with other Latin-Americans who see Donald Trump as anti-Hispanic. Still others hear in Trump's nationalistic populism echoes of the government strongmen they once fled.

Fishermen Upset Over Creation of Atlantic's First Monument

By Jennifer McDermott | Sep 19
Fishermen in New England say President Barack Obama needlessly dealt a big blow to their industry when he created the Atlantic Ocean's first marine national monument and circumvented the existing process for protecting fisheries.

AP Interview: Duke CEO Says Utility Avoiding LGBT Law Fight

By Emery P. Dalesio | Sep 16
Duke Energy Corp. aims to stay out of the fight over North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people, the company's CEO said, noting the company is heavily regulated by the state.

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