Did Los Angeles ban meat?

The L.A. City Council didn't ban meat, but it passed a resolution last week asking residents to observe "meatless Mondays," a day during which the whole city would eat vegetarian. The meat-free resolution was part of an international campaign started in 2003 by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which says eating less meat reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

How many women are in the U.S. Senate?

With the election last week of five new female senators, there will be a record 20 women among the chamber's 100 members when the new Congress convenes in January. The newest senators include one Republican, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, and four Democrats: Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. There are now 17 female senators, but two are retiring.

What kind of car do people keep the longest?

People who buy Volvos tend to keep them longer than any other brand purchased in the U.S., the website 24/7 Wall St. reported. The average age of a Volvo trade-in is 7.05 years. That's just slightly older than the average Jaguar (7 years) when it's turned in by its owner. Rounding out the top five models kept longest by owners are Buick, Mitsubishi and Chrysler, the website reported.