Last year a Shanxi coal baron, Xing Libin, spent 70 million renminbi on his daughter’s wedding with jet aircraft for guests, Ferraris and pop stars, Chinese media reported. Now he’s 30 billion renminbi in debt, the government says.
Federal drug abuse officials called out Colorado by name Wednesday in releasing a new national survey of illicit drug use among teenagers, saying marijuana legalization efforts are clearly changing youth attitudes in a dangerous way.
The temperatures in Denver broke a record high Wednesday, but snow is in the forecast. At 12:53 p.m., the temperature recorded at Denver International Airport was 68 degrees, the National Weather Service reported.
WASHINGTON—Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.
The Jefferson County school board's new majority may have skirted a law that requires them to conduct business openly by hiring an attorney without a public interview process, according to an open-government expert.