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Police: Policy banning guns for legal pot users under review

The Honolulu Police Department says it’s reviewing the policy requiring medical marijuana users to turnover their firearms following backlash from gun owners.

U.S. putting off planned ban on its use of cluster bombs

The Pentagon has put off indefinitely a planned ban on using certain cluster bombs, which release explosive sub-munitions, or bomblets. The U.S. military considers them a legitimate and important weapon, …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Supreme Court won’t review Maryland’s law banning sales of ‘assault weapons’

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a Maryland law banning the sale of semiautomatic guns with certain military-style features.

Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature’s attempts …

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Turkey bans all LGBT events in Ankara, citing security

Turkish officials have banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country’s capital.

Massachusetts 1st to ban bump stocks since Vegas shooting

Massachusetts on Friday became the first state to impose a ban on bump stocks since the deadly shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Federal officials ban snowmobiles in parts of Idaho forest

Federal officials have released a plan for a northern Idaho forest proposed wilderness area that includes banning snowmobiles.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Trump allows refugee admissions to resume with new screening

President Donald Trump’s four-month worldwide ban on refugees ended Tuesday, officials said, as his administration prepared to unveil tougher new screening procedures.

Do not feed the elk: Central Idaho officials eye ordinance

County commissioners in central Idaho where residents put out food for elk last winter are considering new regulations to prevent the practice.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030.

NRA opposes full ban on ‘bump stocks’ used by Vegas gunman

The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on “bump stocks” like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the …

China: Trump bank ban statement ‘not consistent’ with facts

President Donald Trump’s announcement that Beijing told its banks to stop dealing with North Korea is “not consistent with the facts,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Friday, but he …

New Hotel Act would ban federal agencies from doing business with Trump hotels

Democratic lawmakers are introducing legislation that would ban federal officials from spending any taxpayer-funded travel expenses at Trump-owned properties or locales owned by other senior government officials.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:24 p.m.

U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea takes effect

A U.S. ban on Americans traveling to North Korea took effect Friday amid concerns about the fate of those who have been detained there in the past. The U.S. said …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

U.S. senators call on FDA to ban sale of menthol cigarettes

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes, arguing that tobacco companies disproportionately target African-Americans when they market and promote the cigarettes.

Trump directive sparks criticism among transgender troops

Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Active-duty troops sue Trump over his transgender ban

Five transgender service members serving on active duty sued President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his directive to ban them from the U.S. military.

U.S. ends airline laptop ban as new security measures make the electronics OK to carry on

New security measures added at international airports now allow laptop computers, tablets and other large electronic devices in the cabins of flights to the United States, the Department of Homeland …

California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states

California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.

UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog and cat meat

Taiwan’s legislature has explicitly banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat and increased the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of …

Despite earlier remarks, Pence applauds Trump’s ban on refugees

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis stood directly behind their boss Friday, one man on each side, as President Donald Trump announced an order that will ban …

Former state Rep. Ahern files Spokane initiative banning pot near churches, health care facilities

John Ahern wants churches with child care facilities and hospitals added to the list of locations that require a 1,000 foot buffer zone from marijuana businesses. The City Council has …

IAAF upholds bans on Russian athletes for Rio Games

The IAAF upheld its ban on Russia’s track and field team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday in a landmark decision that punishes the world power for systematic …

NOAA Fisheries bans new commercial fishing for forage fish

The federal government has finalized a West Coast ban on new commercial fishing for forage fish, the small fish that bigger fish, seabirds and marine mammals depend on for food.

Early fire season prompts burn bans across Eastern Washington

City, county and state officials are tightening fire restrictions due to hot and dry conditions across Eastern Washington. The restrictions come after a rash of wildfires that have sprung up …

Starbucks to ban smoking within 25 feet of cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks customers will soon have to stamp out their cigarettes before approaching the cafes.

Court: CA gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court today declared California’s same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. …

Editorial: Texting bill misses root of problem: cell phones

Last year, the Idaho Legislature was on the verge of passing a broadly supported bill that would ban texting while driving, but infighting and parliamentary maneuvering distracted them from reaching …