Los Angeles is the latest city to consider a ban on providing meals to the homeless in public.
A not-so-ridiculous idea.
The FDA is set to release proposed regulations on electronic cigarettes by the end of this month. Confused local governments could sure use them.
Officials recently decided to prohibit people form using bicycles on nearly 200 streets in the central city during the day.
Spain's capital is banning everything from dangerous rollerblading to jumping in a fountain.
New logic from one of the country's most conservative "scholars."
Even a quick snap can cause a massive, dangerous runner pile-up, organizers say.
Also, New York updates its list of offensive license plates, and one rebellious bureaucrat thwarts Pennsylvania's anti-gay-marriage laws.
Denver and Santa Monica are cracking down on fitness classes in public spaces.
Your weekly look at all the stuff our elected leaders are outlawing.
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Your weekly roundup of what cities are banning around the world.
Also, Malibu considers outlawing rat poison and another Mexican city bans bullfighting.
Because it's their fault that married men cheat on their wives, the reasoning goes.
Also, Tampa wants to turn down the bass on car stereos and an Iowa city declares war on poopy geese.
How else will educators get naughty kids to fall in line?
Mexico City's "Menos sal, más salud" encourages restaurant owners to make salt shakers available only for those who request them.
Also, politicians in Racine ban weapons (except for their own) and New York battles a slimy lake menace.
You probably don't want to know.
The mayor says citizens are "irritated by people who speak a different language" and have "different manners."