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  • US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

    August 31, 2014 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday but officials cannot penalize doctors or clinics for breaking it while a challenge is heard. The law would... more »
  • German Parliament blocks Switzerland tax treaty

    November 23, 2012 7:08 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - Opposition parties in Germany's upper house of Parliament on Friday blocked a new agreement with Switzerland aimed at ending a long-running dispute over German tax cheats who hide their money in Swiss banks. The deal, which was to have gone into force Jan. 1, would have allowed... more »
  • Senate Blocks GOP Bid to Speed Offshore Drilling

    May 19, 2011 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has rejected a GOP bid to speed up and expand offshore oil drilling in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices. A procedural vote failed Wednesday, 57-42, on a GOP bid to speed decision-making on drilling permits and force the government to conduct previously scheduled lease... more »
  • Senator blocks Obama nominee over drilling halt

    December 9, 2010 10:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration won't be able to fill a key science position until it testifies about a decision to block areas of the eastern Gulf and Atlantic seaboard from new oil and gas drilling, a Republican senator said Thursday. Sen. David Vitter, R- La., said in a... more »

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