The Pacific Northwest is dotted by small, low-lying, coastal cities where populations tend to cluster. These communities can be isolated and are susceptible to devastation from major storms that bring substantial wind, waves and storm surge. Show More Summary
As California endures its fourth year of a crippling drought, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday the state’s first mandatory water restrictions, ordering cities and towns to cut water use by 25?percent. Read full article >>
This sort of pro-worker campus propaganda was everywhere today. Ansel Herz Just in time for Seattle's new minimum wage law to take effect, the UW announced yesterday it will raise the minimum wage of all non-student employees to $11 per hour, starting today. Show More Summary
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least four people died after a fire broke out on an oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of 302 workers, Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said.
(Reuters) - Oregon's biggest city on Wednesday banned the use of an insecticide on city lands blamed by conservationists as a factor in the decline of honey bees in recent years.
Last night, I spent some time at Bowery Ballroom and caught MisterWives' Our Own House Tour. The tour, which kicked off this past February, finally made it to the band's hometown of New York City. NYC did not disappoint in welcoming them home, selling out the venue in 30 minutes. Show More Summary
The city is planning on spending $1 billion over the next 30 years to fix our depressing sidewalks. [ more › ]
The wiley coyote spotted Sunday atop a Long Island City bar seems to have disappeared without a trace after eluding cops, authorities said.
A New York City police officer went from "Cop of the Year" to convict after being busted in a South Florida sting operation.
Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks (45-29) are on the road to take on Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-32), Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Dallas leads the season series 2-1, with the Mavs winning the last meeting, 119-115. Tipoff : 8 p.m. Show More Summary
It's 7 p.m., but it feels like midnight. The city of Patan in Nepal is already sleeping. The large city subsumed in the greater Kathmandu area is known to have a calm character compared to the capital's buzz. But as the sun sets, Patan...Show More Summary
Also, Disney World gets a new tiki-themed bar and restaurant. LOS ANGELES — Franklin BBQ is making its way from Austin to the City of Angels. Aaron Franklin will join Adam Perry Lang in creating a meaty two-night-only pop-up inside Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo's Animal on Fairfax Ave. Show More Summary
After clashes with groups loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Houthis took control of the Presidential Palace in the city of Aden.
THE DISTRICTCity to drop appeal of judge’s gun rulingThe District will drop its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling last July that struck down the city’s long-standing ban on carrying firearms in public to focus on defending its new law to regulate weapons against constitutional challenge, D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Wednesday.Read full article >>
Several more cities and states have announced they're banning travel to Indiana over the discriminatory, anti-gay "religious liberty" bill. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has banned city-funded travel to Indiana: “To ensure a constant voice in policy and practice in the...
“You want to see our sensor?” Pierre Forcioli-Conti gestures at a high window that leads to the roof. “You’ll have to climb over Matt’s desk and go out the window.” No problem. I wriggle through the window and climb out on top of the the refurbished 1940s movie theater on Mission Street in San Francisco. It doubles as his office. Read more...
Living in London is getting more and more expensive, and those most affected by the increasing costs are raising their voices for the whole city to hear. Rebecca Ross, a communication design lecturer at Central Saint Martins school, helped launch a platform for Britons to speak their mind on the lack of affordable housing in the U.K. Show More Summary
The city is chock-full of creative types and even more suits than usual this week, as many of the networks present their 2015-2016 slate of programming during the annual Upfronts. I was lucky enough to snag some time with Ron Moore,Show More Summary
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says concerns about religious freedom could unite Republicans and rally conservative Democrats to the GOP in 2016. The Republican presidential candidate told an audience in Sioux City, Iowa, on Wednesday that a new Indiana law is awakening like-minded voters of various political stripes.
On June 21, 2005, the luminaries of the gay rights movement huddled together in a Jersey City hotel room to plan the future. After years of calamitous losses in the courts and the legislatures, gay rights advocates had finally scored two wins, with gay marriage in Massachusetts and sexual liberty at the Supreme Court. Show More Summary