NYC large soda ban was ruled unconstitutional in March, and the decision was upheld Tuesday by a higher appeals court. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's NYC large soda ban would have prohibited restaurants from selling sodas and other sugary beverages bigger than 16 ounces.
New York mayoral candidate and former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner faced further questions about his sexually explicit online correspondence on Wednesday. Though two prominent newspaper editorials urged Weiner to drop out of the race, he said he hopes voters will give him a second chance.
The largest heat wave of the summer has spiked dangerously high temperatures across large swaths of the country for days. Relief from the heat wave is within sight, but cooler weather can't come soon enough.
License plate scanners: A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people's movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.