Yabba dabba don’t: California town rejects Flintstones house

California 04/04/19, 00:09

Towering dinosaurs stand among fanciful mushrooms in the sloping backyard. A life-sized Fred Flintstone welcomes visitors near the front door. And by the driveway on the lawn is a giant "Yabba Dabba Do" sign in orange, purple and red.The latest battle in the war between government rules and property rights ...

Inmates deemed ‘dead’ using century-old law in Rhode Island

U.S. 03/27/19, 15:55

Rhode Island is one of the few places where people can still be punished with "civil death" and civil rights advocates want the century-old practice to stop.Inmates serving life in prison are deemed dead, by Rhode Island statute, with respect to property rights, the bond of matrimony and other civil ...

Chinese premier says reforms, not stimulus, vital for growth

Business 11/13/18, 00:26

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather than more economic stimulus. Li said Tuesday in Singapore that China can energize its slowing economy by adjusting policies, such as streamlining bureaucratic procedures like ...

Cemetery case puts property rights issue before high court

Pennsylvania 10/03/18, 20:41

Rose Mary Knick makes no bones about it. She doesn't buy that there are bodies buried on her eastern Pennsylvania farmland, and she doesn't want people strolling onto her property to visit what her town says is a small cemetery.Six years ago, however, Knick's town passed an ordinance that requires ...

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