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L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar speaks at the star ceremony for Pepe Aguilar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 26, 2012. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)

LA Councilman Huizar was subject of criminal investigation in ’05

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, who recently was accused by a former top aide of pressuring her for sex and retaliating when she rebuffed him, was the subject of a […]

12/20/2013

A model smokes an electronic cigarette. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

NYC expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — Years after being exiled to New York City’s sidewalks by a ban on smoking in indoor public places, some smokers relished electronic cigarettes as a way to come in from the […]

12/20/2013

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  (AP Photo)

Mayor, Council perform damage control on DWP billing problems

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With thousands of customers still receiving inaccurate utility bills following the rollout of a new billing system, the Department of Water and Power should stop sending out water and power shutoff […]

11/22/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, left, confronts Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong at City Council in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Toronto mayor admits he has bought illegal drugs

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted during a heated City Council debate Wednesday that he bought illegal drugs in the past two years, but he firmly refused to step down even after nearly […]

11/13/2013

Socialist candidate for Seattle City Council Kshama Sawant, right, speaks outside City Council chambers in Seattle about her support for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all workers in the city. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Socialist candidate takes lead in Seattle race

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the […]

11/13/2013

In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz laughs after being named the MVP after Game 6 of baseball's World Series, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Ortiz gets Boston mayor votes but didn’t place 3rd

  BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is apparently so popular in the city that some residents think he should be mayor. Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with […]

11/08/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes a statement to the media outside his office at Toronto's city hall after the release of a video on Thursday Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

New video emerges of ranting Toronto mayor

TORONTO (AP) — A new video that surfaced Thursday showed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in rambling rage, threatening to “murder” someone and “poke his eyes out” — deepening the conviction among both critics and allies […]

11/07/2013

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LA City Council OKs rewards in ‘swatting’ cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval today to an ordinance  allowing the city to offer rewards in “swatting” pranks in which people make phony reports to draw SWAT officers […]

11/06/2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addresses the media at City Hall in Toronto, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

Pressure ramps up for Toronto mayor to step aside

TORONTO (AP) — City councilors called on Toronto’s deputy mayor Wednesday to “orchestrate a dignified exit from city hall” for Mayor Rob Ford, who acknowledged smoking crack in a “drunken stupor.” One of the mayor’s […]

11/06/2013

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  (AP Photo)

LA city council investigates DWP billing snafu

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Several Los Angeles City Council members today sought answers as to why thousands of Department of Water and Power customers received inaccurate utility bills following a $59 million overhaul to the […]

11/01/2013

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