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U.S. releases 2 Algerian detainees from Guantanamo Bay

U.S. releases 2 Algerian detainees from Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Algerian detainees who were being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba for more than a decade have been returned to their home country, part of U.S. President Barack Obama's [...]

UN leaders call for urgent political solution to Syrian crisis

UN leaders call for urgent political solution to Syrian crisis

NEW YORK — The heads of five United Nations (UN) agencies on Monday called for an urgent political solution to Syria's prolonged violent crisis. The UN estimates that more than 70,000 people, many of them civilians, [...]

Former Pa. Senator Rick Santorum hospitalized due to illness

Former Pa. Senator Rick Santorum hospitalized due to illness

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who lost the race last year to become the Republican Party's presidential candidate, has been hospitalized in South Carolina after falling ill while traveling, forcing him to [...]

Mayor Bloomberg announces agreement in city’s first-ever lawsuit against self-storage facilities used to illegally store and sell counterfeit goods

Mayor Bloomberg announces agreement in city’s first-ever lawsuit against self-storage facilities used to illegally store and sell counterfeit goods

Self-Storage Operator to Establish Unprecedented Code of Best Practices in All Current and Future New York City Facilities. An Estimated 44,000 Counterfeit DVDs & CDs Worth More Than $550,000 in Retail Value Seized at Safeguard Facility [...]

Dallas : City investigation into Federal Housing grants

Dallas : City investigation into Federal Housing grants

DALLAS – The City of Dallas and the Dallas Police Department have been investigating allegations connected with the Project Reconnect/Offender Re-entry Program since July 2012. As a result of several months of investigative work, one employee [...]

Son of Leading U.S. Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide

Son of Leading U.S. Pastor Rick Warren Commits Suicide

LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA  — The youngest son of evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who founded one of the largest churches in the United States, committed suicide at his home in Southern California after a lifelong battle with [...]

Famous movie critic Roger Ebert dies of cancer at age 70

Famous movie critic Roger Ebert dies of cancer at age 70

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — World-known movie critic, Roger Ebert, on Thursday died after struggling with cancer. He was 70. Ebert, born in Urbana, Illinois in 1942, was probably best known for his film review column on the [...]

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Joins Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman

CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel joins Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman and other Illinois business and civic leaders to launch the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) in an effort to promote the passage of common sense [...]

Accident at Arkansas nuclear plant kills 1, injures 3

Accident at Arkansas nuclear plant kills 1, injures 3

RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS — One worker was killed Sunday and three others were injured when a heavy piece of equipment fell on them while moving it out of a turbine building at a nuclear power plant in [...]

American billionaire buys Picasso’s “Le Reve” for record $155M

American billionaire buys Picasso’s “Le Reve” for record $155M

NEW YORK CITY — American billionaire and hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has bought a Pablo Picasso artwork for approximately 155 million dollars, according to people familiar with the sale, making it the world's highest-priced artwork [...]

First Lady Michelle Obama to Join Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Help Raise Awareness…

First Lady Michelle Obama to Join Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Help Raise Awareness…

WASHINGTON, DC — First Lady Michelle Obama will join Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a coalition from Chicago’s business and philanthropic communities to support successful community-based programs that serve at-risk youth. The effort, which is being spearheaded [...]

Chicago : New Initiatives will Support Small Business Growth in Neighborhoods

Chicago : New Initiatives will Support Small Business Growth in Neighborhoods

CHICAGO — Today, Mayor Emanuel unveiled the Neighborhood Small Business Growth Strategy, the City’s first strategy designed for neighborhood small business growth and his latest initiative to ensure that every part of the city share in [...]

Seattle : Mayor, Council create Economic Development Commission

Seattle : Mayor, Council create Economic Development Commission

SEATTLE – Today Mayor Mike McGinn and Council President Sally J. Clark officially announced the formation of the Economic Development Commission (the Commission) to examine Seattle’s ability to compete in the global economy of the 21st [...]

6 teens killed, 2 injured after SUV crashes in northeast Ohio

6 teens killed, 2 injured after SUV crashes in northeast Ohio

WARREN, OHIO  — A sport utility vehicle carrying eight people crashed into a guardrail in northeastern Ohio Sunday and rolled into a swampy pond, killing six teenagers and injuring the two survivors, the state's highway patrol [...]

Bill Clinton says anti-gay marriage law should be overturned

Bill Clinton says anti-gay marriage law should be overturned

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Friday called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a law he signed that bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages. It comes just weeks after the current [...]

Chicago : Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction Project In Full Effect

Chicago : Wells Street Bridge Reconstruction Project In Full Effect

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by CTA President Forrest Claypool and CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein this morning to discuss ongoing repair work on the CTA’s Brown Line that will revitalize the 91-year-old Wells Street [...]

Mayors Oppose Move to Cap Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds

Mayors Oppose Move to Cap Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) today called on Congress and the Administration to reject any proposals to hamstring the [...]

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