Kyle Potter, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 3:01pm
Minnesota's Senate narrowly rejected a Democratic plan to borrow $1.5 billion for public construction projects across the state on Thursday, providing just the latest reminder of the wide divide between Republicans and Democrats as the legislative session winds down with little settled.
In a rare move, a Colorado city has agreed to pay dozens of people, most of them homeless, who were sent to jail because they couldn't afford to pay fines for minor offenses like panhandling and jaywalking.
Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 2:41pm
Riders who use a subway line that goes through the lone tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart are facing a "Would you rather" question they would rather not be asked.
Matthew Perrone, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 1:30pm
The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer some protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.
Meg Kinnard, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 1:00pm
A ropes course where a Florida teen died last summer was exempt from state inspections governing amusement rides, South Carolina regulators have concluded, a reversal of what they said immediately after her death.