The Atlanta city council approved legislation that will prohibit plastic utensils and bags in all city buildings and at Hartsfield Jackson Airport.
Michigan has temporarily halted the sale of marijuana products intended for vaping so that they can be tested for a compound linked to lung illnesses.
President Donald Trump has backed away from a proposal to ban flavored e-cigarettes, The New York Times reported Sunday.
Legislation that would effectively ban "medically unnecessary" surgeries on intersex children prior to their ability to give informed consent in New York will be announced Friday by state Sen. Brad Hoylman.
Washington state passed an emergency rule that bans the sale of flavored vaping products as of Thursday.
Hong Kong's leader invoked rarely-used emergency powers to ban people from wearing face masks during public assemblies, a move that enraged thousands of protesters who marched through streets across the territory on Friday night.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bold plan to tackle single-use plastics has been scrapped.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has called for a temporary statewide ban on the sale of all e-cigarettes and vaping products in response to a nationwide outbreak of lung injuries associated with vaping.
The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it will suspend a program allowing solo tourists from 47 cities to visit Taiwan, amid rising cross-strait tensions.
The North Carolina House Agriculture Committee voted Friday afternoon to pass an amendment to the 2019 Farm Act which could deal a major blow to the budding hemp industry in the state.
San Francisco is on course to become the first US city to effectively ban the sale of e-cigarettes once its board of supervisors votes on Tuesday.
Faced with the prospect of a transportation squeeze as the College World Series sets up shop, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has issued an executive order to halt a ban on dynamic pricing, so-called surge pricing, by Uber and Lyft drivers.
A helicopter crash Monday in Manhattan highlighted the hazards of letting helicopters fly over the densely populated area and renewed calls for more restrictions on those flights.
Connecticut lawmakers are planning to vote on a bill to ban plastic bags and foam containers on a statewide level.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that women have the right to an abortion under the state's Constitution.
Sophie Jones, the footballer who received a five-game ban after being found guilty of racially abusing an opponent, has quit the sport after claiming her trial was heard in a "kangaroo court."
A federal judge in Maryland cleared the way Thursday for the Pentagon to put in place a Trump administration policy banning most transgender individuals from serving in the military, a move advocates said left only one temporary block in place against the ban.
The Washington state Senate passed a bill Monday that would prohibit businesses from handing out single-use plastic straws. But, there's a catch.
A West Richland gun shop will continue selling semi-automatic rifles to adults under the age of 21 until July 1 despite new restrictions meant to raise the age limit from 18.
After Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed last month that she secretly taped White House chief of staff John Kelly as he fired her in the Situation Room, a change was made to the West Wing's phone policy.
Halogen light bulbs will be banned in Europe on September 1 to encourage consumers to switch over to the more energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) technology.
Facebook is blocking sites that provide instructions for creating 3D printed guns and deleting content related to the creation of such weapons.
The Walt Disney Company plans to eliminate single-use plastic straws and plastic stirrers at all Disney-owned and operated locations by the middle of 2019, the company announced Thursday in a news release.
Europe is proposing a ban on single-use plastic items such as cutlery, straws and cotton buds in a bid to clean up the oceans.