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Mayoral couple flee after attack on Mexican students

Iguala De La Independencia - With their designer clothes and jewelry business, Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria de los Angeles Pineda had risen to the pinnacle of this Mexican town, flaunting their wealth and power.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with cancer

Toronto - The lead doctor from Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's medical team announced that the mayor is facing a battle with a very rare cancer. Ford will undergo chemotherapy as soon as possible.

Rob Ford withdraws from Toronto's race for mayor

Toronto - At the last minute Friday Mayor Rob Ford's director of communications Jeff Silverstein put in the paperwork for resignation at Toronto's City Hall. Ford's brother Doug name has been added to the list of mayoral candidates.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with abdominal tumor

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to a hospital due to a tumor. While Ford has dealt with abdominal pain for three months, it became much worse in the last 24 hours.

Don Iveson: Transforming Edmonton Special

Edmonton - Edmonton's Mayor Don Iveson is an active user of social media with many ambitious outlooks for his time in office. He took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about his plans, visions, and goals for the city.

5-year-old mayor in Minnesota loses re-election to teenager

Mendota - Robert "Bobby" Tufts failed to be elected as mayor of Dorset for a third consecutive term after losing out to a 16-year-old on Sunday.

City's first African-American mayor: 'We're moving forward' Special

Inman - The city of Inman, South Carolina may know him as Cornelius Huff the mayor, but outside of city hall he is a family-driven man that lives for The Lord.

Toronto mayor back at work after rehab, wants 'another chance'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted he had been in "complete denial" about his drug and alcohol abuse, but asked voters for another chance as he returned to work following a stint in rehab.

Notorious Toronto mayor set to return

Toronto - Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is to return to work Monday more popular than ever after a stint in rehab for his internationally publicized alcohol and drug abuse.

Port St.Lucie has a mayor with a heart Special

Port Saint Lucie - It is rare today to find a public official with an open genuine heart, but it is not impossible. JoAnn Faiella, mayor of Port St. Lucie, is such an individual.

Ferry disaster clouds key vote for Seoul mayor

Seoul - South Korea's ferry disaster has cast a heavy shadow over upcoming local elections, especially the key race for Seoul mayor -- a high-profile post seen as a possible springboard for the presidency.

Jealous man castrates and kills French mayor

Paris - A jealous man castrated and murdered the mayor of a hamlet in northern France whom he suspected of having an affair with his girlfriend, officials said Friday.

Police reopen probe into Toronto mayor's drug use

Ottawa - Police reopened an investigation into illicit drug use by Toronto's scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford, who left for rehab Thursday after a new video emerged allegedly showing him recently smoking crack.

Toronto's crack-smoking mayor to enter rehab

Toronto - Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he is taking a leave of absence in order to enter rehab, after a new video emerged allegedly showing him smoking crack days ago.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to seek help for substance abuse

Toronto - Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto, says he’s “ready to take a break” from the mayoral election campaign to “go get help” after media outlets released new recordings allegedly showing him intoxicated.

Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor launches re-election bid

Toronto - Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack, has launched his bid for re-election.

Downtown Toronto sees anti-Ford election signs surface

Toronto - A series of campaign signs featuring outlandish promises popped up in Toronto on Monday morning in an effort to quell Mayor Rob Ford's reelection plans.

NYC mayor shifts from pre-k funding to affordable housing

New York - A sweeping liberal agenda tops Mayor Bill de Blasio’s task list following consensus and closure on the budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City.

Toronto's oft-lampooned mayor to guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who became a popular target for late-night TV hosts after admitting to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor", will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and may join the comedian at the Oscars, Canadian media ...

Sochi's mayor says homosexuality not accepted in his region

The mayor of Sochi, the Russian city hosting the Winter Olympics next month, said homosexuality was not accepted in his Caucasus region, but that gay visitors would be welcome at the Games if they respected Russian laws.

Toronto 'crack mayor' caught out on new video

Ottawa - A new video has surfaced showing Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor -- who pledged to stay off alcohol after admissions of crack smoking and binge drinking -- in an apparent drunken stupor.

New video surfaces of Rob Ford allegedly drunk in Toronto

Toronto - A new video, reportedly shot at a restaurant in the Rexdale area of Toronto last night, shows Rob Ford mumbling incoherently and in a mimicked Jamaican accent, as well as lashing out at Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair.

Rob Ford attacks reporter Daniel Dale, suggests he's a pedophile

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford may have dragged himself down to yet another low when, on a taped interview airing Monday night, he implied a Toronto Star reporter was a pedophile. There's no substance to the allegation but that seemed immaterial to Ford.

Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, bobblehead is a hot seller

Holiday shoppers in Toronto got in line to grab possibly the hottest toy to arrive in Toronto, a bobblehead doll of Rob Ford.

Rob Ford: 'I have smoked crack cocaine'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted today to media questioning that he has smoked crack cocaine, adding, "[It was] probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably about a year ago." He later told reporters he would continue serving as Toronto's mayor.

Boris Johnson finds Spanish family sleeping rough in London

London - London's outspoken mayor, Boris Johnson, says that he was shocked to recently discover a Spanish family, sleeping rough in the city. He says this shows a complete failure of the euro project.

Laughing Toronto Mayor Ford says he 'smoked a lot' of marijuana

Toronto - Since federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau told media last week he smoked marijuana as recently as three years ago, the question de jour of Canadian politicians has been if they've smoked it and, if so, when. It was a question Rob Ford didn't shy from.

Spanish PP mayor: 'Franco's victims probably deserved to die'

Baralla - A conservative Partido Popular (PP) mayor in Baralla, in the north of Spain, has sparked anger and controversy by claiming that those who were sentenced to death during the regime of former Spanish dictator Franco "deserved it."

Cat running for mayor in Mexico?

Xalapa - Meet Morris, a candidate running as mayor in the Eastern Mexican city, Xalapa. But there's one exception; he's not a person, but a cat.

CTV News claims police knew of Rob Ford video before news broke

The so-called Rob Ford crack video, in which the Toronto mayor is alleged to be smoking crack cocaine, was known to Toronto police weeks before the public got wind of it. CTV news said a "highly-placed source" told them police heard of it on wiretaps.
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