Gay couples began tying the knot in Minnesota early Thursday and prepared to do so in Rhode Island, as the two states became the latest to allow same-sex marriage.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
A 20-year-old beauty queen from Rhode Island has been crowned the new Miss Universe.
When Rhode Island became the 13th state to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at public colleges, supporters heralded the move as one that would give students the kind of advanced education they need to succeed in the workforce.
David Kahn, a former swimmer at the University of Texas, finished the race in just over four hours.