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Mayor Emanuel Announces Major Expansion of After-School and Summer Program Opportunities for Children

Mayor Emanuel Announces Major Expansion of After-School and Summer Program Opportunities for Children

CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel today announced that approximately 4,000 more children across the city will have access to after-school and summer programs over the next year through the City’s continued efforts to invest in these important [...]

District awarded level two establishment grant to build health benefit exchange

District awarded level two establishment grant to build health benefit exchange

WASHINGTON, DC — Mayor Vincent C. Gray today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a Level Two Establishment Grant for $73 million to the District’s Department of Health Care [...]

Magnitude of human rights violations in Syria has dramatically increased – UN panel

Magnitude of human rights violations in Syria has dramatically increased – UN panel

NEW YORK — The scale and frequency of gross human rights violations in Syria has significantly increased in recent weeks, according to a new report by the United Nations independent panel probing abuses committed during the [...]

Kilpatrick Corruption Case A ‘Classic Greek Tragedy’

Kilpatrick Corruption Case A ‘Classic Greek Tragedy’

WASHINGTON,DC — The city of Detroit is preparing for what could be the highest-profile public corruption trial in its history. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick faces federal charges that he used city government to operate a [...]

UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Wraps up Visit With Displaced Syrians

UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Wraps up Visit With Displaced Syrians

NEW YORK — On the last stop of a tour of countries neighbouring conflict-ridden Syria, United Nations special envoy Angelina Jolie on Sunday hailed the Iraqi Government's willingness to host those who have fled the violence [...]

Mayor announces funding for new police officers, purchase of gunshot locators

Mayor announces funding for new police officers, purchase of gunshot locators

SEATTLE – Mayor McGinn today announced new investments in public safety as part of his 2013-14 Proposed Budget, including the hiring of 10 new police officers and the purchase of a gunshot locator system. McGinn’s budget [...]

Mayor announces new funding for basic road maintenance

Mayor announces new funding for basic road maintenance

SEATTLE – Mayor Mike McGinn today announced increased funding for basic road maintenance in his 2013-2014 Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) proposed budget. Guided by the SDOT Action Agenda, the proposed budget includes significant investments to [...]

Secretary-General ban departs for Iran to attend non-aligned movement summit

Secretary-General ban departs for Iran to attend non-aligned movement summit

NEW YORK — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has left New York and is on his way to Iran to attend the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), a United Nations spokesperson said today. “The Secretary-General looks [...]

Seattle Launches Road Safety Campaign

Seattle Launches Road Safety Campaign

SEATTLE — Mayor Mike McGinn joined community leaders today to launch a new effort to improve road safety in Seattle. The Road Safety Action Plan, the outcome of the mayor’s Road Safety Summit, seeks to achieve [...]

Syria – UN official urges international community to boost funds for humanitarian needs

Syria – UN official urges international community to boost funds for humanitarian needs

NEW YORK — The United Nations humanitarian chief today appealed to the international community to increase its funding to help 2.5 million Syrians who are in urgent need of basic services such as shelter, food, health [...]

UN expert calls on U.S to consult with indigenous people over land sale

UN expert calls on U.S to consult with indigenous people over land sale

NEW YORK – A United Nations independent expert today called on the United States Government and authorities in the state of South Dakota to start consultations with indigenous people on a land sale that will affect [...]

Secretary-General ‘deeply saddened’ by death of Ethiopian Prime Minister

Secretary-General ‘deeply saddened’ by death of Ethiopian Prime Minister

NEW YORK – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he was deeply saddened by the death of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and offered his heartfelt condolences to Mr. Zenawi’s family and to the Government and people [...]

Mayor Emanuel announces new opportunities for city colleges of Chicago students  to access top nursing program through college to careers initiative

Mayor Emanuel announces new opportunities for city colleges of Chicago students to access top nursing program through college to careers initiative

CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) Chancellor Cheryl Hyman announced today a new partnership that will give CCC students the opportunity to apply for 50 guaranteed, reserved spots per year in the [...]

London Mayor Blasts Mitt Romney Over Olympic …

LONDON — GOP candidate suggested London preparation was "disconcerting. [...]

Republicans Vote to Block Transparency on Political Ads

Republicans Vote to Block Transparency on Political Ads

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The opponents of a new rule to post political ad information online have opened up another front in a long-running fight, inserting language into an appropriations bill that would bar the Federal Communications [...]

Big Foreclosure Compensation, But Only for the Right Wrongs

Big Foreclosure Compensation, But Only for the Right Wrongs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Can you put a price on the damage caused by a wrongful foreclosure? Banking regulators have. And it’s $125,000. Or $60,000. Or $15,000. Or… it’s unclear. Last November, banking regulators launched a process [...]

Is Your Computer Infected with DNSChanger Malware?

Is Your Computer Infected with DNSChanger Malware?

WASHINGTON, D.C — Approximately 64,000 Americans could lose Internet access on Monday thanks to a criminal organization that infected millions of computers around the world with malware called DNSChanger. This malware was used to direct unsuspecting [...]

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