Maywood, Calif., has become a ‘culture of participation’ to help solve its pollution problems, particularly with contaminated water.
Maywood, Calif., residents Minerva Ayala and her son Alexis play by a monitoring well near a Superfund site that regulators have declared safe. City officials still worry about long-term exposure to contaminants.
A few police in San Jose, Calif., will test ear-mounted video cameras to record their interactions with the public. The pilot technology advances the police point of view at a time when bystander cellphone video often shapes perceptions of police behavior.
Children are seen sledding in Coulsdon, Surrey, outside London.
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Fewer people received a death sentence over the past 12 months than in any year since 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. One reason: Some state prosecutors are growing more hesitant to seek a death sentence in cases that might later be upended because of DNA evidence.
The first state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, California leads the country in decriminalizing the sale and use of cannabis. Other states are considering the issue, too, but critics warn of the impact on young people.
Attorneys in Alabama convince a judge to delay the trial of civil case so fans of Crimson Tide football can attend the BCS National Championship Game in California.
Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to vote on final passage of the healthcare reform bill on Christmas Eve.