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Stories with subject: Travel laws and regulations
  • Lawmakers in Louisiana House take aim at Jindal travel costs 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:53 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Tired of Gov. Bobby Jindal's extensive out-of-state travel, lawmakers in the Louisiana House want the governor's office to carry the burden of those security detail costs, rather than the state police.

  • China denying passports to restrict critics, minorities 
    Updated: May-20-15 4:50 am

    BEIJING - Hand your passport to police or it will be canceled, read the notice to all 4.4 million residents of far-northwestern China's Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture.

  • Lawmakers say they didn't know Azerbaijan paid for 2013 trip 
    Updated: May-13-15 4:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of House lawmakers say they had no idea that a 2013 congressional trip to Azerbaijan was paid for by that country's government.

  • House GOP approves cuts to Amtrak budget despite crash 
    Updated: May-13-15 4:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Republican-controlled House panel on Wednesday approved deep spending cuts to Amtrak's budget just hours after a deadly crash in Philadelphia.

  • Dad avoids jail time in amusement park fight over knife ban 
    Updated: May-12-15 8:07 am

    BRENTWOOD, New Hampshire - A Vermont man has received a six-month suspended sentence on several charges following a fracas last summer that erupted at a New Hampshire amusement park when his family was told they couldn't carry their knives.

  • Idaho lawmakers spend nearly $300,000 in travel expenses 
    Updated: May-11-15 6:06 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Idaho taxpayers footed a bill of nearly $250,000 to cover expenses for lawmakers traveling to and from Boise during the 2015 legislative session and another $50,000 for them to travel outside the state over the past fiscal year.

  • Indonesia lifts travel ban for foreign journalists to Papua 
    Updated: May-10-15 10:03 am

    MERAUKE, Indonesia - Indonesia's president on Sunday announced the lifting of a travel ban for foreign journalists to the country's easternmost province, a day after freeing five Papuan political prisoners, part of government efforts to improve human rights in Papua.

  • Businesses not yet seeing tangible deals from Turkey trip 
    Updated: May-09-15 9:55 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Nearly a year after Gov. Maggie Hassan's controversial trade mission to Turkey with representatives from seven New Hampshire businesses, there are few tangible results such as new sales, contracts or distribution deals. But when it comes to international trade, officials say it's too early to see any deals inked and that the weeklong trip last June launched new relationships that are likely to prove beneficial down the line.

  • Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:44 pm

    HAVANA - The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.

  • DHS No. 2 regrets perception of favoritism in visa cases story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas steadfastly defended his work on three foreign-investor visa cases while testifying before a House committee Thursday, following allegations that he used his post to help well-connected Democrats.

  • Florida's ban on educational travel to Cuba stays in place 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:34 am

    MIAMI - The Florida Board of Governors says the state's ban on educational travel to Cuba will stay in place until the U.S. and Cuba re-establish full diplomatic relations.

  • House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration's recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba.