Democrat Bob Filner, accused of sex harassment, to step down.
Embattled Democratic incumbent Bob Filner keeps head down.
Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores.
A judge struck down New York City's pioneering ban on big sugary drinks Monday just hours before it was supposed to take effect.
The team released its findings Tuesday, saying in a report to Governor Snyder that "no satisfactory plan exists to resolve a serious financial problem."
The proposed plastic foam ban is the latest in a series of public health initiatives launched by Mayor Bloomberg.
Racially tinged discord flared before Memphis' City Council as it voted to change park names with Confederate-linked names.
In New York City, lawmakers are weighing a sick leave proposal amid a competitive mayoral race.
Chicago aldermen urged state officials to appeal an appellate court's decision tossing Illinois' ban on concealed weapons.
The New York Police Department's practice of stopping and frisking people on the streets has suddenly moved to the forefront as a combustible political issue.
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