Thousands of craft beer makers, distributors and just plain beer fans are descending on downtown Denver Thursday for the start of the annual Great American Beer Festival.The event's 40,000 public tickets sold out in just a few days — an indication of how well this growing industry is doing even in a
California is days away from launching a dramatic shift in the way it handles criminal offenders: Starting in October, the state will redirect tens of thousands of nonviolent felons away from state prisons to local facilities.The state's plan is called "realignment."
Over the past decade, the number of roundabouts in the U.S. has increased dramatically, from the low hundreds up to the thousands. Modern traffic circles can cut down on commute time and pollution. Studies have shown that they even reduce accidents.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed on to daredevil Nik Wallenda's request to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls.Cuomo signed a bill Friday that would permit Wallenda, 32, to attempt a feat that would otherwise be illegal.He wants to walk over the falls between the U.S.
"Don't ask, don't tell" is over Tuesday.The ban against gays serving openly in the military has been repealed. Starting Tuesday, gay service members cannot be discriminated against for their sexual identity.