| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The request to put up a pair of familiar brown street signs on North Clark Street in Rogers Park sailed through the Chicago City Council, joining the 1,500 other honorary roadways aldermen have approved for 50 years.
This one, however, didn't end up a...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's trip to China in October was notable not only for being his first state visit, but also for what his delegation brought back to Kabul: unspent money.
Officials in the presidential palace were caught off-guard when a...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:44 AM
Student organizers of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Wednesday that they will seek a direct dialogue with China's top leadership during an important international summit in Beijing next week.
Three to five representatives of the Hong Kong...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check.
It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000.
But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend.
The deaths of...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:47 AM
In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
The change quietly went...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The proposed repeal of the California law that requires food workers to wear gloves has inched its way through the state Assembly and Senate and is in its "final push" to go to Gov. Jerry Brown. On Thursday morning, the state Senate voted 32 to 0 to...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that repeals a law requiring chefs and bartenders to wear gloves while handling certain foods.
Brown signed the repeal measure on Saturday and it took effect immediately.
According to the Jan. 1 law, cooks and...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural practices in other states.
But the only state that...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Don’t look for gambling to be a hot topic in Florida’s race for governor.
Charlie Crist visited the SunSentinel’s Editorial Board on Tuesday, and our staff was able to squeeze in a question or two about gambling.
Crist said about the...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the former officers of Digital Domain Media, accusing them of defrauding the state and local governments out of $82 million.
Digital Domain Media was the former owner of the Venice visual effects...