Nine states plus the District of Colombia now ban the use of a cellphone by adults while driving. But in some states, police must have another reason to stop drivers before citing them for using a cellphone. Many more states restrict or prohibit the use of cellphones by teenagers. Some cities have moved on the issue without the state legislatures. For example, Chicago, Detroit, and Oahu, Hawaii, have cellphone and driving bans now, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Text messaging while driving is specifically banned now in 30 states. Where can't you use a cellphone? Check out the list and the kind of restrictions.
09/23/2010 05:39 pm
Economically, the GOP's Pledge to America, released Thursday, is aimed at small businesses, repealing health-care reform, for example. But the document is also a clear pledge to 'tea party' supporters: You can trust us.
09/23/2010 03:31 pm
Wild horses are found in their greatest numbers in Western states, and at one time could also be found in large herds throughout the southeast. Today, they're confined to a few isolated spots in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.
09/20/2010 04:07 pm
Stadium deals are notoriously one-sided: Clubs get revenues, governments pay costs. What has Baltimore gained - or lost - from Camden Yards?
09/20/2010 12:02 pm
Mums remind a gardener of five things about summer she won't miss.
09/17/2010 04:36 pm
Doughoregan Manor, in Howard County, is the ancestral Maryland home of Charles Carroll – the longest-lived and last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. Efforts are afoot to help his descendants with the costs of keeping up the property.
09/16/2010 04:57 pm
Rail guns, which use a magnetic field to accelerate a mass to high speeds, are being looked at by NASA as a potential space launch system.
09/14/2010 08:33 pm
Gallery Primary Day 09/14
Democrats will be watching the Republican contests closely, hoping for additional upsets by tea party-backed candidates. Democrats hope the Republicans will be saddled with unelectable candidates. Republicans are looking to ride a wave of voter anger over the sputtering economy and politics-as-usual to regain control of Congress. The competition between traditional Republicans and their tea party counterparts is particularly strong in Delaware, New Hampshire, and New York. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland also hold primaries Tuesday.
09/14/2010 01:45 pm
So far in Election 2010, voters in 35 states will confront 149 citizen-backed initiatives and referendums. Evidence is mixed on how ballot measures affect voter turnout.
09/09/2010 04:03 pm