City councils in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas on Wednesday unanimously approved a .5-percentage point hotel room tax hike that will help pay for a $1.4 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Meanwhile, ...

Sweden will abandon its two year experiment on the six-hour work day after findings revealed that the costs outweigh the benefits. The experiment involved shortening work hours but maintaining pay levels for nurses at ...

The city of Las Vegas is settling a lawsuit with a woman who argued her constitutional rights were violated when she was strip-searched at the city’s detention center. A federal judge in 2015 ruled corrections ...

Every time I read about Seattle’s growing streetcar system “First Avenue streetcar work to get under way in January,” NWFriday, Dec. 30 I am puzzled and wonder “Why streetcars?” How are streetcars a better ...

After a national search, Ally R. Haynes-Hamblen has been named director of the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs. The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved Haynes-Hamblen’s hiring at ...

The state ombudsman has blasted Redland City Council for threatening legal action against two residents over critical social media posts and going as far as to contact one of their employers in what he described as a ...

The city of Las Vegas is renewing its drive to attract a Major League Soccer franchise. The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday voted 5-2 in favor of a contract for up to $80,000 with the New York-based Inner Circle ...

GROVELAND, Fla. — George Rosario has been ousted as mayor of Groveland -- for now. A judge stripped him of his power on Wednesday. Rosario came under fire when a felony drug conviction from the 1980s surfaced. A ...

The city of Las Vegas will grow by roughly 7 square miles, after the City Council’s approval Wednesday of a 4,500-acre annexation. The Las Vegas City Council approved the annexation of Bureau of Land Management land ...

MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge on Monday temporarily suspended Montreal's pit bull ban on the same day the new law was to come into effect. The local SPCA humane society took the city to court over the ban, ...

TANDALE, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The sight of a drone hovering above the streets of Tandale to map the crowded flood-prone neighborhood in the north of Dar es Salaam spread excitement among inhabitants ...

People who turn in hit-and-run drivers would get a reward of up to $1,000 under new legislation in the City Council. Councilman Ydanis Rodríguez (D-Manhattan) will introduce a bill Wednesday to set up a fund to reward ...

Homeless campaigners in Apollo House say the supports being offered to people are not good enough. Home Sweet Home delivered a petition with more than 4,000 signatures to the Department of Finance earlier. It called on ...

Controversial city Board of Elections commissioner Alan Schulkin, who was caught on tape making wild claims about voter fraud, is still on the job even though his term has expired. Schulkin’s term expired Dec. 31, ...

GROVELAND, Fla. — The newly elected mayor of Groveland is fighting to keep his job. George Rosario admits he's a convicted felon, but claims he still has his civil rights and can hold office in Florida. The opposition ...

A small part of East 65th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue caved in on Tuesday after what appeared to be a water main break. The NYPD initially reported a partial collapse due to an underground steam pipe ...

Demolition of a quake-damaged Wellington car park has begun after a brief delay when the massive crane sprung a leak. The taking-down of the Reading car park on Tory St - following damage from the November 14 Kaikoura ...

Irvine Welsh is to spearhead a campaign aimed at reviving a neglected arts venue nearly 30 years after its last show. The Trainspotting author has agreed to become patron of Leith Theatre, which played host to AC/DC, ...

Irvine Welsh is to spearhead a campaign aimed at reviving a neglected arts venue nearly 30 years after its last show. The Trainspotting author has agreed to become patron of Leith Theatre, which played host to AC/DC, ...

After a yearlong legal battle, a Spanish court in Santiago de Compostela issued a decision declaring that a boycott against Israel passed by the city council is illegal.The legal proceedings against the council were ...