By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's program to create a nearly uniform taxi fleet with cabs from Nissan Motor Co will face a renewed challenge, after fleet operators opposing the "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan won permission to take their case to the state's highest court. In a brief order on Thursday, the state appeals court in Manhattan that had in June authorized the plan said the operators may challenge that ruling before the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. The plan had been one element of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's transportation agenda. ...
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.
NEW YORK (AP) — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.