November 28, 2010, 5am PST
Toronto takes the crown in a new study from the Canadian Centre for the Study of Living Standards, ranking lowest in happiness for the country.
May 31, 2010, 5am PDT
A new amusement and entertainment section has opened at New York City's Coney Island. Long suffering from disrepair and neglect, the new development marks a turnaround. But some locals still object.
June 12, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>A case over land rights in the West going back decades has been awarded to the estate of a deceased property rights activist, who contended that the Forest Service deprived his ranch of water.</p>
February 29, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>According to a new report, more than 1% of the U.S. population is behind bars -- the highest percentage ever recorded. The flood of prisoners is causing major funding problems for many communities and state governments.</p>
December 15, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Come January 1, new car buyers in France may be charged a hefty carbon fee, or conversely, receive a carbon rebate, depending upon the emissions of the vehicle they purchase. The fee/rebate is strikingly similar to a twice-failed California bill.</p>
October 24, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Survey says: Philadelphians are the ugliest (and perhaps the fattest) people in the U.S, while the beach-loving residents of San Diego and Miami are the most gorgeous.</p>
October 2, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Levittown, Long Island held a 60th birthday bash for itself on Sept. 30, complete with parades, to celebrate its creation from a potato field for GIs returning from World War II. It would go on to become America's iconic suburb.</p>
October 9, 2006, 12pm PDT
Could a severe housing market slowdown projected for more than 100 US metropolitan areas lead to a country-wide recession?
August 10, 2006, 1pm PDT
Oslo and London lead the pack, while cities in emerging economies in Asia remain some of the best bargains.
July 6, 2006, 9am PDT
Veterans of America's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are increasingly finding themselves at risk of homelessness.
November 4, 2005, 12pm PST
Bill that would reverse the June 2005 Supreme Court decision giving local governments unprecedented ability to seize and redevelop property receives bipartisan support.