As a result of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi's order people on the Big Island will be allowed to resume disposing of old tires in landfills, since tires which are left lying around are a known breeding spot for mosquitoes. There have been 250 confirmed cases of dengue fever on the island since Oct. 29, making it the largest outbreak in the state since the 1940s, according to the mayor's declaration and Hawaii health officials. Dengue fever causes flu-like symptoms and can develop into the deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Starting at the stroke of midnight, when a handful of small towns opened their polls, tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters cast ballots Tuesday, choosing their favorites among the pack of Republicans and Democrats who hope to one day be president.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Princeton University committee that is studying the legacy of alumnus Woodrow Wilson as it relates to race asked nine scholars to submit essays on the topic. Here are excerpts from four, taken as written on the website.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that didn't begin admitting blacks until the late 1940s and women until 1969?
A winter storm that struck the eastern seaboard of the United States in January caused around $2 billion in economic losses, and hundreds of millions of dollars in insured losses, reinsurance broker Aon Benfield said on Tuesday. The storm brought "prodigious snowfall, high winds, coastal flooding, freezing rain, ice, sleet and severe thunderstorms," to the region, killing 58 people, Aon Benfield said in its monthly global catastrophe report. A prolonged period of Arctic cold and snowfall in East Asia, also in January, caused a further nearly $2 billion in economic losses during the month, Aon Benfield said.
Mayor James Knowles III said the vote is scheduled during a council meeting that begins at 7 p.m. CST. The fatal shooting of unarmed Michael Brown, 18, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson exposed tension between the city government and the largely black community.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.