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.
Spotty sales, an illegal black market, and corporate favoritism have marred the ticket buying process for this summer's games.
A new memorial, opening today, pays tribute to Muslims massacred during the Bosnian War.
Andrew Altman will step down as CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Londoners are often singularly skeptical toward corporate sponsorship, as the latest fight over McDonald's shows.
"We were screaming for help," residents told reporters.
The state legislature will not let officials use current estimates in their decision-making.
London's traffic is being re-routed, bunting is being hung and public art is sprouting up in advance of the Games.
These before-and-after graphics show just how severe the problem has become.
Why it's a good thing that British mayors are getting more control over their economies and infrastructure.
From "Who wrote this shit?" to "Aloha, motherfuckers."
Also, Texas takes aim at drinking beer while tubing and the less said about Kenya's underwear-based moonshine, the better.