SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was, the mayor of San Francisco said, a "shocking start" to the year for a city amid a technology boom with soaring rents and construction cranes, fashionable restaurants and gentrifying neighborhoods.
NEW YORK (AP) — A trio of half brothers who were wrongfully convicted of murder received a $17 million settlement from the city. The family of a mentally ill former U.S. Marine who died in a hot jail cell was awarded $2.25 million. And a man who spent 23 years behind bars before he was exonerated was given $6.5 million.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents will get a glimpse of how Gov. Chris Christie wants to spend their tax dollars when he lays out his 2016 budget plans before a hostile Democratic-controlled Legislature next week.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.