New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tells residents "the best part of wisdom is to prepare for the worst and to hope for the best."
Hand-emptied toilets could be outlawed, but they're not likely to disappear any time soon.
The tropical storm left at least 19 people dead, causing flooding and mudslides.
The once homogenous community of San Marino has been rapidly diversifying for decades.
The problem is not that the rest of the world seems so meaningless, it's how numbed we've become to the horror stories in our midst.
Between 2007 and 2011, about 90 percent of those arrested were African American. How did this happen?
In southern California, the number of Asian suburbs is growing rapidly.
An update on the chances that an awful lot of comb-overs could get blown to smithereens.
The city has plenty of experience putting on the NFL's big event. But hosting a convention will be something different.
Also, Oklahoma City outlaws Michigan sportswear and a face-kicking preacher is turned away from the U.K.
Scenes from Aleppo, Syria.
As an out-of-towner applies for historic designation, a city considers changing its rules on preservation.
Satellite images show just how critical the situation has become.
A new book offers a sweeping look at how fire – and the way we’ve responded to and manipulated it – has shaped cities in every part of the world.
One columnist believes it has.
Istanbul's religious teetotalers, newly powerful with Islamism's rise, want to separate out the sinners.
Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.
The city prohibits police and social agencies from asking about immigration status and offers classes in Spanish. Will it work?
As a candidate, Obama promised to bring this transformative program to 20 cities around the country. That didn't pan out, but is the president to blame?