Drivers caught with lap dogs could face a fine of up to $125, according to a proposed measure in Rhode Island. A similar law was passed in California in 2008, but was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Death and taxes may be connected in ways Ben Franklin couldn't have imagined. Researchers found a six percent increase in fatal auto accidents on the day federal taxes are due. The most likely culprit: stress.
Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has a new radio talk show, and he tells NPR "it's going to be more conversation and less confrontation." That would be a marked departure from the other man who broadcasts in the noon to 3 p.m. slot -– Rush Limbaugh.
The country once associated with drug lords is now increasingly seen as a rising star in South America — stable, diplomatically engaged and a magnet for foreign investment. It's hosting the Summit of the Americas — and President Obama — this weekend.
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