Is it time for Universal Motorcycle Helmet Laws?

Motorcycle helmet laws exist in most states but not all of them make wearing a helmet a universal requirement for motorcyclists. States with those laws also see increased helmet use and that keeps riders...

Zimmerman Phone Call Audio To Wife Released Today

In a half dozen phone calls between a locked-up George Zimmerman and his wife, the couple talk about their confidence in the future and how to move around money, just-released recordings reveal. Special ...

Colorado governor signs bill on bath salts

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill establishing criminal penalties for the illegal use of synthetic drugs known as bath salts. Hickenlooper signed the bill Thursday. Earlier this year, health authori...

New York soda ban will boost Colorado efforts

New York City can do by edict, generic apparently, purchase what it takes activists decades of work to accomplish in the real world. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort to Bash the Big Gulp is a head-turne...

New York and New Jersey moving ahead on health care

New York and New Jersey are both moving forward with plans to comply with the national health care law, help which would extend coverage to the uninsured by 2014. An analysis by The Associated Press shows 13 ...

Kansas to comply with Planned Parenthood order

Kansas officials said Wednesday the state will obey a federal judge's order to immediately fund Planned Parenthood clinics while the state pursues an appeal. The state is appealing a decision that blocke...
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Law curbs McDonalds Happy Meal Toys

A new law passed this week will go into effect on December 1 that makes giving away free toys in unhealthy children’s meals like the popular McDonald’s Happy Meal illegal.  Santa Clara County in California...