Meath Council funds frozen in Hong Kong after cyber attack – RTE.ie

RTE.ieOver €4m belonging to Meath County Council has been frozen in a bank account in Hong Kong after gardaí interrupted an attempt to steal the money. Seven weeks ago, the…

Ronnie Lott With Oakland Raiders Fans, Media, After Council Meeting

Ronnie Lott With Oakland Raiders Fans, Media, After Council Meeting Ronnie Lott With Oakland Raiders Fans, Media, After Council Meeting via IFTTThttp://youtu.be/8-dXbYy6gg4

Shereda Nosakhare: Libby Schaaf Didn’t Want Her To Run For Oakland City Council District Six

Shereda Nosakhare was first reported in this space (yep, story broken here) to be the newest candidate to run for the Oakland City Council Seat currently held by Desley Brooks.…

Oakland News | Oakland City Council District Two Candidates Videos

This Oakland News is focused on the hot race to replace current, legendary, Oakland City Councilmember Pat Kernighan. But you may be wondering who that face is. The woman’s name…

Abel Guillen For Oakland City Council District Two Kicks Off Today

Abel Guillen, who ran against Rob Bonta for the California Assembly District 18 Seat in 2012, has officially tossed his hat in the ring for the Oakland City Council District…

Richmond City Council approves minimum wage hike – Richmond Confidential

Richmond poised to hike minimum wage to highest in Bay Area – Contra Costa Times

Uber turns on marketing engines to pressure Seattle city leaders: Illegal … – GeekWire

GeekWireSeattle city officials say Uber and other alternative transportation networks are operating outside of city law by offering rides to the public through popular apps. Now, with a critical vote…

Seattle clamps down on UberX, Lyft, Sidecar – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Seattle’s city council on Thursday night took steps to limit how many cars UberX, Lyft and Sidecar can have on the road at any given time, an…

Honolulu City Council committee kills trash pickup fee bill – khon2.com

Honolulu City Council committee kills trash pickup fee billkhon2.comThe Honolulu City Council has killed a bill that would require Oahu homeowners to pay $10 per month to have their trash…

New York City Council Swiftly Passes Bill to Extend Paid Sick Days – New York Times

New York TimesThe new, more emphatically liberal City Council was in full swing on Wednesday, expanding New York’s law on paid sick leave from the watered-down version passed last year…

Could Gun Tracing Reduce Violent Crime in Oakland? – NBC Bay Area

Could Gun Tracing Reduce Violent Crime in Oakland?NBC Bay Area“The proliferation of guns on Oakland streets is a terror,” Libby Schaaf said. The Oakland city council member and mayoral candidate…

Ukraine crisis: Yatsenyuk is PM-designate, Kiev Maidan told – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s new interim government has been presented at Kiev’s main protest camp, the Maidan, following last week’s ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. The Maidan council named Arseniy Yatsenyuk to…

Los Angeles mulling proposal to ban electronic cigarettes in public places – CBS News

CBS NewsThe committee approved a proposal that would ban electronic cigarettes from being used at farmers markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, bars, nightclubs and outdoor dining areas, CBS Los Angeles…

Plan to Bring Redskins Back to DC Gets Public Hearing – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonThe D.C. Council wants to hear what you think about a plan to bring the Washington Redskins back to the District. Back in Nov., six councilmembers unveiled their plan…

LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesA Los Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting devices from being used in most workplaces and…

Urban beekeeping generates buzz in Los Angeles – The Columbian

The ColumbianLOS ANGELES — For three years, Rob McFarland has kept 25,000 illegal bees on the roof of his West Los Angeles home — but his hive might not have…

NBA Commissioner: Expansion not a priority – KOMO News

KOMO NewsQuebec City and Seattle are often discussed in talks of expansion in that league. Seattle council members and King County representatives have been skeptical about the financial health of…

Former Brown aide weighing run for Oakland council – Inside Bay Area

Former Brown aide weighing run for Oakland councilInside Bay AreaSo far the only declared candidate in the District 4 race is Jill Broadhurst, who finished in second place four years…

DC Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Decriminalize Pot – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonNews 4’s Mark Segraves reports on possible changes in a proposed law designed to decriminalize the use of marijuana in D.C. Some D.C. council members want to keep smoking…

Egypt’s miiltary endorses commander for president – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorEgypt’s top military council said its commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should heed calls to stand in a presidential election. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said in…

Path Cleared for Egypt’s Military Chief to Run for President – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCAIRO—Egypt’s high military council gave the go-ahead for its senior officer, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, to run for president, paving the way for the popular military…

Egyptian military backs Sissi for presidency, as insurgency becomes more … – Washington Post

Washington PostCAIRO—A powerful council of Egypt’s top military commanders is backing defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi for president, the country’s state-run news agency said Monday, in a move likely to…

Thai govt offers to put off Feb 2 polls – Indian Express

Indian ExpressThe protesters, who launched their anti-government campaign in November, have been demanding that Yingluck should step down and make way for an unelected “people’s council”. Tweet This …Protesters ready…

Indian Supreme Court Orders Investigation Into Gang Rape – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaIndian media reports say the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman allegedly attacked earlier this week on the orders of…

Kangaroo Court in Eastern India Allegedly Orders Gang Rape of Woman – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaBIRBHUM, WEST BENGAL AND NEW DELHI — A group of men from her village in eastern India allegedly raped a woman in her early twenties on January 22…

Indian police say officials ordered gang-rape – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKOLKATA, India (AP) — Police in India’s West Bengal state say a young woman has been gang raped on the orders of a village council because she fell in…

London rolls out smart parking sensors – BBC News

London rolls out smart parking sensorsBBC NewsIf the Westminster-wide trial with firm Smart Parking is successful, it could be rolled out across London. Previously the council tested the system on…

Scargill used Thatcherite policy in bid to buy London flat – BBC News

BBC NewsFormer miners’ union leader Arthur Scargill tried to use laws introduced by Margaret Thatcher to buy a council flat in London, the BBC has found. In 1993 he applied…

Bulgarians and Romanians free to work in UK as controls end – BBC News

BBC NewsAll Bulgarian and Romanian citizens will be free to live and work in the UK after temporary controls in place since 2007 expire on Wednesday. The UK has not…

Iran Boosts Its Team in Charge of Nuclear Talks – ABC News

ABC NewsIran has boosted its team in charge of nuclear negotiations with world powers, adding new members to a high council that directs strategies in the talks. Wednesday’s development comes…

France approves 75 per cent tax on high income earners – ABC Online

ABC OnlineA controversial French tax to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros ($1.55 million) a year has been approved. France’s constitutional council gave…

Thailand: Leader Seeks to Slow Protests – New York Times

New York TimesThe Thai prime minister on Wednesday proposed the formation of a reform council to mollify a protest movement seeking to topple her government, but her opponents immediately rejected…

Ukraine President Suspends Officials over Protest Crackdown – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaIn a conciliatory move toward protesters, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has suspended his deputy security council chief and the head of the Kyiv city administration for their suspected…

Rob Ford: Toronto City Council Strips Mayor Of Some Powers

Rob Ford, in delivering a rather vulgar response to allegations of misconduct that were floated by the Toronto Police, angered that city’s city council. This is what he said: Reacting…