The left-leaning city council may have lost legislative power, but it is regaining its influence as the sole chink in Britain’s official policy of Olympic boosterism.
Also, Atlanta outlaws smoking in public parks and a Massachusetts town stops feeding the bears (after one licks a human).
Voters in Troy, Michigan, still seem annoyed at their leader's refusal to accept federal funding.
Many U.S. cities cannot access the skilled workers they need.
Upset over being excluded from the lanes, some 200 London cab drivers blocked traffic in Parliament Square.
With a City Council vote on NYU 2031 imminent, a look back at four classic town-gown confrontations.
The London Games have been an exercise in image control, but that has only encouraged the jokers.
How America's biggest metro areas stack up.
Dozens of G4S staff failed to turn up for guard duty at a Manchester hotel hosting Olympic athletes.
The number of people evacuated from their homes on Japan's Kyushu island due to floods.
After walking out last month, a deal could be signed by next week.
Columbia University planning professor David King on why calling the contest is beside the point.
The mayor discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Also, a tony California beach town shoos away smelly persons from its libraries, and the Olympics outlaws everything.
Photos from around Africa's new most populous city.
According to a new study, community clinics keep costs down and do a better job treating patients.
G4S, which has a record of mismanagement in Britain, faces scrutiny in the press and from lawmakers.
The British Armed Forces could provide up to 16,500 personnel for the Olympics, 7,000 more than are in Afghanistan.
Queens Councilman Peter Vallone wants to end the trend of naming infrastructure after living people.