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World’s oldest living man dies in New York at age 112

World’s oldest living man dies in New York at age 112

GRAND ISLAND, NEW YORK — Born just before the assassination of U.S. President William McKinley and more than a decade before the outbreak of World War I, Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, the world's oldest living man, died Friday [...]

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Additional Tourism Records for 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Additional Tourism Records for 2012

CHICAGO — Today, citing information from U.S. Travel, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Don Welsh, President and CEO of Choose Chicago, announced that Chicago’s record 2012 visitation resulted in records in several key areas. Travel expenditures in [...]

U.N. Inspectors’ Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Were Used in Syria

U.N. Inspectors’ Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Were Used in Syria

NEW YORK — Rockets armed with the banned chemical nerve agent sarin were used in an Aug. 21 mass killing near Damascus, United Nations chemical weapons inspectors reported Monday in the first official confirmation by scientific [...]

The Business of Guns

The Business of Guns

WASHINGTON, DC — Gun manufacturing and sales is big business in the United States — as it turns out, one of the biggest. In terms of gun ownership, the U.S. is the runaway global leader. There [...]

Mayor Gray Explains Why He Vetoed the Flawed LRAA bill of 2013

Mayor Gray Explains Why He Vetoed the Flawed LRAA bill of 2013

WASHINGTON, DC —  Last week, I vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013, which the D.C. Council passed earlier this summer. Although the supporters of this bill had good intentions, it simply was not an [...]

One Suspect Dead in Navy Yard Shooting; 2 others may be on the loose.

One Suspect Dead in Navy Yard Shooting; 2 others may be on the loose.

WASHINGTON, DC (CNN ) — A suspect is dead after a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a senior Navy official said Monday. Conflicting reports emerged about whether there was another shooter. Ed Zeigler, director of [...]

NASA’s Voyager 1 becomes first man-made object to exit solar system

NASA’s Voyager 1 becomes first man-made object to exit solar system

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NASA's Voyager 1 probe has become the first human-made object to leave the solar system and enter interstellar space, the U.S. space agency announced on Thursday, more than 36 years after the unmanned [...]

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Taps Current DPR Director Jesús Aguirre as New State Superintendent of Education

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Taps Current DPR Director Jesús Aguirre as New State Superintendent of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced that he has selected current Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Director Jesús Aguirre to become the District’s new State Superintendent of Education, directing the work of [...]

Human West Nile Virus Death Reported in the City of Dallas

Human West Nile Virus Death Reported in the City of Dallas

DALLAS – Dallas County Health and Human Services has recorded a West Nile Virus related death in the City of Dallas and Dallas County.   The patient lived in the 75224 zip code and was diagnosed [...]

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Walmart Supercenter in Pullman Neighborhood

Mayor Emanuel Announces New Walmart Supercenter in Pullman Neighborhood

CHICAGO — Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon at the new Walmart Supercenter located in the Pullman neighborhood. The Walmart Supercenter will create 400 new jobs and provide a wide variety of services to the [...]

Joseph J. Lhota Wins the New York City Republican Mayoral Primary

Joseph J. Lhota Wins the New York City Republican Mayoral Primary

NEW YORK — Joseph J. Lhota, the former chief of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, won the New York City Republican mayoral primary, defeating John A. Catsimitidis. Mr. Lhota drew 52 percent of the vote over his [...]

De Blasio Has Wide Lead in Democratic Primary for New York Mayor

De Blasio Has Wide Lead in Democratic Primary for New York Mayor

NEW YORK — Bill de Blasio, who ran for mayor promising to address concerns about income inequality and controversial police practices, won far more votes than any other candidate in New York’s Democratic mayoral primary on [...]

President Obama addressed the nation.

President Obama addressed the nation.

WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered the following address to the nation, saying he will pursue diplomatic efforts to remove Syria's chemical weapons but maintaining military pressure on Damascus in case the efforts [...]

Two men arrested after break-in at Buckingham Palace

Two men arrested after break-in at Buckingham Palace

LONDON, ENGLAND — Two men were arrested earlier this week after one of them scaled a fence to get into Buckingham Palace, British police revealed on Saturday, making it one of the most serious security breaches [...]

Tokyo Wins Bid to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

Tokyo Wins Bid to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

TOKYO — Tokyo was selected on Saturday to host the 2020 Olympic Summer Games, beating out Istanbul and Madrid in a major victory for a country still recovering from a nuclear plant meltdown. Tokyo, which hosted [...]

The Nation’s Future Depends on Its Cities, Not on Washington.

The Nation’s Future Depends on Its Cities, Not on Washington.

WASHINGTON, DC — The rise of the city-state has been a long-term trend, but it's gaining speed. Today, the 388 metro areas in the United States make up 84 percent of the nation's population and an [...]

Syrian Rebels Execute 7 Soldiers

Syrian Rebels Execute 7 Soldiers

NEW YORK — The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men. The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs [...]

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