{FD} Palm Springs to remove ‘segregation’ trees between golf course, black neighborhood

Palm Springs, Calif., says it will remove a row of trees dividing a neighborhood and a golf course after residents complained that the trees evoked feelings of “segregation” and “discrimination.”

{FD} Christie allies got promotions, raises at troubled NJ transit agency: report

New Jersey Transit, the agency that operates state-run bus and rail lines, reportedly promoted 10 employees connected to Gov. Chris Christie‘s administration — and even gave raises to some as the agency struggled to fund its operations.

{FD} Kentucky lawmaker’s death stuns Statehouse already beset by sex scandal

The death of a state representative — who apparently committed suicide Wednesday after being accused of molestation — sent more shock waves through a Kentucky Statehouse already rocked by other sexual misconduct scandals.

{FD} 5 years after Newtown, no easy answers in gun debate

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., left 26 dead in December 2012, lawmakers across the U.S.  made attempts to prevent similar horrors. Five years later, the results are uneven at best.