Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on contraband and criminal activity in the state’s prisons.

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Burger King’s next conquest: Hot dog king

It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers. But Burger King says its ability to flame-grill meat makes hot dogs a natural fit on its menu.

Utah Rep. Susan Duckworth, D-Magna, poses for a photograph at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Utah is one of the latest states to consider making tampons and other feminine hygiene products tax-free, diving into an international debate on whether women are penalized for their biology. Duckworth, said she wants feminine hygiene products tax-free because they are medically necessary items, but her bill would also cut taxes on adult incontinence products and children’s diapers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Debate on tax on tampons arrives in Utah

International debate over whether to tax tampons and other feminine hygiene products has made its way to conservative Utah, where a bill is set to be heard by a committee made of only men.

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014, file photo, young women snap photos of them selves at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during a rainy afternoon in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Philadelphia named top US destination for 2016

Travel guide Lonely Planet said Philly is experiencing a transformation to “its urban core, yet retaining its deep American history and uniquely gritty flavor.”

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Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

Mardi Gras is the city’s biggest tourist attraction, and thousands of people have converged on the city in recent weeks to see the elaborate parades, floats, marching bands and dance groups that wind through the city’s streets.