| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:08 PM
During the 2014 midterm elections, no one spent political cash like Tom Steyer, the Democratic hedge fund billionaire from San Francisco who has tried to make climate change a paramount issue in American politics.
He dropped more than $74 million into...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:35 PM
New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday.
De Blasio's mayoral ban will...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The U.S. government will sue New York City over widespread violations of civil rights of teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex, the Justice Department said on Thursday, raising the prospect of years of federal oversight of the troubled jail....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Happy new year, Laguna! By now you have probably made a significant contribution to our landfill. The holidays are the last Hail Mary by corporate America to wring every last penny out of us. When it comes to consumption, we're No. 1.
Do you suffer from...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:22 PM
NEW YORK — New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday.
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:51 AM
As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she'd get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers, she had a ready tool at hand: an app that tracks hundreds of city snowplows in close to real time.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 8:10 PM
Michael Douglas will receive a $1-million prize from a group founded by Russian billionaires seeking to strengthen Jewish culture at a time when the Jewish population is shrinking worldwide and Israel is eager for support from international figures,...
| Jan 14, 2015
The scene at Donald Trump's The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach Jan. 4 was nothing short of something straight out of "The Great Gatsby." Nearly a million dollars worth of cars including a Range Rover, Rolls Royce and Ferrari 458 lined the lawn leading up...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:34 AM
New York police received little or no discipline from their superiors in 10 recent case involving the use of the banned chokehold, the city’s first report by the Police Department’s inspector general said on Monday.
The report comes as the...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago on Sunday have taken initial steps toward filing lawsuits tied to one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
William "Billy" Salomon, who oversaw the growth of the Salomon Bros. bond trading house cofounded by his father into a Wall Street giant, died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 100.
He had a gradual decline in health leading to his death, said...