Complaint: NYC Police Violate Rights By Telling Homeless To MoveNew York City police are violating homeless people’s rights by ordering them to “move along” in public places, according to a civil liberties group. The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the city’s Human Rights Commission Thursday on behalf of an organization called Picture the Homeless.
Court Says NYC Can Enforce Rule On Salt Warnings In RestaurantsA New York appeals court on Thursday allowed New York City to enforce a new rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium. The Appellate Division, First Department, lifted an interim order from February that held off enforcement of the rule. Violators will be subject to $200 fines.
San Diego Bus Driver Strike ContinuesUnion bus drivers continue to strike in San Diego. The First Transit union workers walked out Wednesday morning after they and their employer reached an impasse in contract negotiations over wages.
Bullet Train Project Hurt After State Auction Falls Far ShortThe latest auction in California’s cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2 percent of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs including the proposed high-speed rail project. The quarterly auction will provide just $10 million for state programs, including $2.5 million for the bullet train. The rail authority had been expecting about $150 million.
New Report Shows 1.2 Million College Students Drink On Average DayOn an average day, 1.2 million college students drink alcohol, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration . The study, which surveyed about 25,400 full and part-time college students ages 18 to 22, also found that on an average day 703,759 college students used marijuana.
New Home Sales Rise At Fastest Pace In 8 YearsNew home sales in the U.S. posted their strongest month in more than eight years while prices jumped to a record level, suggesting healthy demand alongside limited supplies across the housing market. Purchases of new, single-family homes jumped 16.6% from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 619,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was the fastest pace since January 2008.