Cities and counties around the U.S. suspended parts of their recycling programs this year after China tightened import restrictions, and prices for recyclables plummeted. But Scott County, Iowa, is collecting more than ever.69
The rising suicide rate among U.S. military veterans will be a top concern among members of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the new year, Sen. Jerry Moran said, with a focus on new legislation and added resources.6
Police departments across the country are adding training so officers can tell that a dog with perked up ears and a wagging tail might not be all that friendly and know how to calm even an aggressive animal.53
In the height of college application season, more than two dozen New York City high-school seniors got some simple advice on how to write compelling college essays from an unusual expert: the literary lion Salman Rushdie.
Chicago health authorities are trying to track down people who might have been exposed to measles after a traveler infected with the virus visited several locations in the city, including O’Hare International Airport.
Central Queens parents have organized petitions, letter campaigns to politicians and a public records request to challenge a New York City Department of Education effort exploring options to diversify District 28 middle schools.
New York City plans to crack down on dangerous driving during the holiday season, city officials said Monday, with the increased enforcement coming after six pedestrians were killed in a three-day period last week.
California regulators are planning stiffer rules on car insurance sold through occupational, educational and other so-called affinity groups, contending some programs discriminate against low-income people.