• Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 19, 2016, before joining a bipartisan group of senators at a news conference to discuss legislation to improve the federal regulation of chemicals and toxic substances.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House set to approve bill to regulate toxic chemicals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday easily approved a bipartisan bill that would for the first time regulate tens of thousands of toxic chemicals in everyday products from household cleaners to clothing and furniture.

  • Louisiana set to expand hate crimes law to include police

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews.

  • In this May 10, 2016, file photo, Jerry Ilo holds a gun that he uses to teach the Hawaii Department of Natural Resources hunter education training course in a classroom in Honolulu. Ilo was one of several Hawaii residents to speak out against a bill passed by lawmakers to allow Hawaii gun owners to be registered in a federal database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. (AP Photo/Marina Riker, File)

    Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

  • The Latest: Court hears woman’s feticide conviction appeal

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an Indiana woman’s appeal of a feticide conviction in the death of her premature infant (all times local):

  • Draft law supports Hungarian bid for 2024 Olympics

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers have submitted draft legislation to support Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.

  • Correction: Declawing Cats story

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a New York legislative proposal to prohibit declawing cats, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a veterinarian. Her name is Jennifer, not Jenner, Conrad.

  • In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Purvi Patel is taken into custody after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent on at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind. Attorneys for Patel will urge the Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday, May 23, 2016 to reverse her 2015 convictions on charges of feticide and neglect of a dependent resulting in death. The state's attorney general's office will defend the northern Indiana jury's decision. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Indiana court to hear woman’s appeal of feticide conviction

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana appeals court judges grilled an attorney for the state Monday over whether there was evidence a woman found guilty of neglect and feticide in a self-induced abortion knew she had given birth to a live child.

  • In this May 17, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters after speaking at a rally in Carson, Calif.  Bernie Sanders' campaign is mining deep into voter data from Hispanic enclaves, scouting for hidden supporters in an effort to undercut Hillary Clinton in a contest that he has vowed to fight to the end. Clinton ran up a 2-1 advantage with Hispanics in her 2008 win in California over Barack Obama and is making a strong push to do that again.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Sanders breaks with White House on Puerto Rican rescue plan

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico’s $70 billion in debt, saying the legislation would make “a terrible situation even worse.”

  • Bondholders sue over Puerto Rico debt-moratorium l

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Holders of bonds from Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank are suing to challenge aspects of a debt-moratorium law that island officials say is crucial to maintaining essential services as the U.S. territory struggles under a nearly $70 billion debt load.

  • In this May 18, 2016, file  photo, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin walks on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City. Gov. Fallin has vetoed legislation that would make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion, a measure that would have effectively outlawed the procedure in the state. The Republican governor issued her veto Friday, May 20, 2016, saying the bill was vague and would not withstand a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

    Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing abortion

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Republican state senator who authored the bill that would effectively outlaw abortion in the state said Saturday that he hasn’t decided whether he’ll try to override the governor’s veto.