Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California’s most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21. But he vetoed one measure that would have allowed cities and counties to impose local taxes on tobacco products.
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
"The spirit, the essence of America lies in the hearts and souls of us. Some missed this message. It wasn't sexy, it wasn't a great sound bite." — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, announcing that he is suspending his presidential campaign, which failed to gain traction with GOP voters in a race dominated by Donald Trump.
The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in northern Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars of investors' money in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme."
Ecuadorean immigrants are asking the Obama administration to allow their fellow citizens in the United States illegally to stay here and work while the South American country recovers from a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This new spot from NHTSA examines the impact a simple text can have on you and those you love. Drivers are encouraged to join the conversation by using the hashtag #justdrive. "If you're texting, you're not driving."
US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Don't let a text wreck your life
Dance helps D'Iberville boy overcome ADHD
Watch baby polar bear Nora grow up fast
NASA animates the powerful winter storm headed for the Mid-Atlantic