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Remaining focused on retirement reform

Remaining focused on retirement reform

JACKSONVILLE — Dear Friends: With the renewed efforts of the Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force, we are moving forward again toward financial sustainability. In early July, 11 community leaders selflessly agreed to serve on the task [...]

N.Y. Mayor Says Commissioner Should Decide on Cop Cameras

N.Y. Mayor Says Commissioner Should Decide on Cop Cameras

NEW YORK — The decision to require New York City police officers to wear miniature video cameras should be made by the police commissioner and not by a judge or legislators, Mayor

Filner Is More Than Sloppy Kisses: Supporters

Mayor Filner expected to return to work but meeting instead with key stakeholders Gloria, Faulconer and Allred SAN DIEGO — Mayor Filner was expected to return to work Monday after several weeks away for what his [...]

Mayors see crime as key to votes

Mayors see crime as key to votes

Leaders of Kirchnerite BA districts blame security for primaries loss BUENOS AIRES — Kirchnerite mayors pointed to high crime rates as one of the main reasons why the ruling Victory Front (FpV) lost the primaries in [...]

Petition drive to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kicks off

Petition drive to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kicks off

WASHINGTON, DC — Armed with clipboards and pens, volunteers hit the streets of San Diego to collect signatures they hope will lead to the recall of embattled Mayor Bob Filner. "We're going to be everywhere. We're [...]

26 dead, hundreds missing after ferry sinks off the Philippines

26 dead, hundreds missing after ferry sinks off the Philippines

TALISAY CITY, PHILIPPINES  — At least 26 people have been killed and more than 200 others remain missing after a ferry sank near the central Philippine port of Cebu after colliding with a cargo vessel on [...]

Romanian princess pleads not guilty after cockfighting arrest

Romanian princess pleads not guilty after cockfighting arrest

PORTLAND, OREGON — Princess Irina, the third daughter of the last king of Romania, pleaded not guilty Friday when she and her husband appeared in U.S. federal court after being accused of running a cockfighting business [...]

“ASK DC” Smartphone App Launch.

“ASK DC” Smartphone App Launch.

WASHINGTON, DC — Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Paul Quander and the Mayor's Office of Victim Services (OVS) join community-service providers, leading experts in sexual-assault prevention, and law-enforcement officials from throughout the DC area [...]

Mayor announces new investment in citywide public safety

Mayor announces new investment in citywide public safety

SEATTLE — Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced $400,000 in funding to expand ongoing citywide violence prevention emphasis patrols. These patrols, initiated in early spring to combat the major crimes that typically come with [...]

Ryanair fires senior pilot for questioning airline’s safety on TV

Ryanair fires senior pilot for questioning airline’s safety on TV

DUBLIN, IRELAND — Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has fired one of its longest-serving pilots after he appeared on British television and questioned the airline's safety record, alleging aircraft frequently fly with the minimum of fuel and [...]

Strong earthquake strikes New Zealand, causing damage

Strong earthquake strikes New Zealand, causing damage

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — A strong earthquake struck central New Zealand on Friday afternoon, damaging a number of houses and sending tremors as far north as Auckland and as far south as Christchurch, authorities and seismologists [...]

Snowden says media being “misled” to print false claims about his situation

Snowden says media being “misled” to print false claims about his situation

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the United States after revealing classified and previously unknown details about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, said Thursday that the media has been "misled" [...]

Mayor says Torres Strait a ‘doorway’ into Australia for asylum seekers

Mayor says Torres Strait a ‘doorway’ into Australia for asylum seekers

The mayor of the local government authority of the Torres Strait islands says he expects to see growing numbers of asylum seekers going through his area in an attempt to reach Australia.   TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS [...]

Auckland Mayor learns to drive electric train

Auckland Mayor learns to drive electric train

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — Mayor Len Brown took Auckland's upcoming electric trains for a trial spin this morning, courtesy of a simulator at the newly built train depot in Wiri.  The first of the 57 three-car units, [...]

Murray, McGinn will be talking Ever Greater Seattle

Murray, McGinn will be talking Ever Greater Seattle

SEATTLE — With the primary over political watchers are wondering which way the voters who did not back Mayor Mike McGinn and state Sen. Ed Murray will be leaning. It's a good question since it makes [...]

DavOr’s League of Mayors vows support to province’s dev’t plans

DavOr’s League of Mayors vows support to province’s dev’t plans

MATI CITY, DAVAO ORIENTAL — Members of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Davao Oriental Chapter recently affirmed its commitment to synchronized their programs with the provincial government’s development agenda. They conveyed the support [...]

Report: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Completes Therapy One Week Early

Report: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Completes Therapy One Week Early

WASHINGTON,DC — Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D), who's facing numerous allegations of sexual harassment, completed his two-week therapy session a week early on Friday, ABC's 10 News reported. Finer's chief-of-staff confirmed to [...]

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