Rahm Emanuel has been elected to succeed longtime Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, accruing enough votes on Feb. 22 to avoid a run-off election in April.
During her husband’s first term as President, First Lady Michelle Obama has advocated for healthier diets and more active lifestyles among Americans. However, some critics have argued that the President’s spouse is not heeding her own advice.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a law that will outlaw smoking in the city’s parks, beaches, boardwalks and other public locations.
Following last week’s string of minor earthquakes in Arkansas, a powerful tremor rocked New Zealand on Feb. 22, killing at least 65 people and injuring dozens more. Prime Minister John Key described it as the "darkest day" in the nation’s history.
President Barack Obama has described Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal as an “assault on unions.” The Republican leader of the Badger State is pushing for collective bargaining reform for public employees in an effort to reduce the State’s deficit.
Research that was conducted at Penn State College of Medicine suggests that individuals with knee osteoarthritis may be able to alleviate their pain and other symptoms by losing weight.
Thousands of protesters have convened outside of the Wisconsin State House in recent days to pledge their support for, or opposition to, a bill that would limit the collective bargaining rights of public employees.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially launched a moving billboard campaign last week in an effort to advocate for stricter gun laws in the United States. The promotional truck, which is equipped with a running tally of gun-related deaths in America since the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz.., is slated to appear in at least 25 states.
An artist in Greenwood Lake, New York has filed a lawsuit against the local government alleging that the town’s mayor and board members have violated her 1st Amendment rights.
Earlier this month, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke admitted that the United States’ economy is "overheated," "growing too quickly" and "short on resources."