A review of regional transportation agencies that were established following a change in state law 15 years ago finds most have struggled to meet expectations while spending at least $1 billion in taxpayer money.
Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and didn't wake up. The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which gave out.
The leaders of a Central Texas utility company say its operations are more transparent and efficient a few years after ratepayers discovered excessive pay for executives, their relatives and no-show employees.
The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press.
A Texas House ethics committee will investigate after a Democratic lawmaker accused a Republican colleague of padding the witness list for a bill the GOP member supported and had him removed from a committee meeting.
As a 10-year-old growing up in a rough section of South Philadelphia, Kevin Washington was invited to join the local YMCA, and not long thereafter — still a non-swimmer — found himself standing above the deep end of the pool.