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Young Mayor's Alleged Dark Past Is Haunting Him

But Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia denies all charges

(Newser) - Elected at age 23, arrested three years later: That's the latest on Jasiel Correia, the youngest-ever mayor of Fall River, Mass., and alleged defrauder of investors in a tech startup, the Boston Globe reports. Before turning mayor in 2015, Correia allegedly spent $231,000 in investors' money on everything... More »

Osaka Mayor to San Francisco: We're Done

Japanese city outraged at statue depicting 'comfort women' during WWII

(Newser) - San Francisco has nearly 20 "sister cities" worldwide, fostering goodwill through cultural, educational, and economic exchanges. Osaka was its first, but after more than 60 years—and months of the Japanese city threatening to cut ties —it looks like the split is happening. "I have arrived at... More »

'Rising Democratic Star' Drops Out of Race, Cites PTSD

Democrat Jason Kander says he's 'done hiding' his post-traumatic stress disorder, depression

(Newser) - "I suffer from depression and have PTSD symptoms. After 11 years, I'm finally ready to do something about it." That was the surprise tweet Tuesday from Jason Kander, an Afghanistan war veteran and "rising Democratic star" who'd hoped to become the next mayor of Kansas... More »

Robot Sex Is Coming to This US City. The Mayor's Not Happy

Sex-doll brothel out of Canada is headed to Houston

(Newser) - "Sex Robot Battle" sounds like the name of a B-movie one might stumble on during late-night channel-surfing, but that's actually how KTRK depicts a war brewing between the mayor of a Texas city and the owner of a "sexbot business" out of Canada. The owner of KinkySDollS,... More »

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pleads Guilty to ... a Lot

Dwaine Caraway pleaded guilty to two federal charges

(Newser) - Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, in part through a phony consulting agreement, gambling money, and trips to Las Vegas and elsewhere, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Caraway, the second highest-ranking elected official in Dallas, pleaded guilty to two federal charges in... More »

Mayor Assassinated During Flag-Raising Ceremony

Philippine mayor had been linked to drugs

(Newser) - A Philippine provincial city mayor known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot and killed Monday during a flag-raising ceremony in front of horrified employees, the AP reports. Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan city in Batangas province, south of Manila, was... More »

This Mayor Just Wants to Jog. One Voter Is Not Amused

'Apparently some seem to think I'm obligated to stop and talk,' Jim Fouts posted on Facebook

(Newser) - Mayor Jim Fouts gets high marks for his healthy jogging routine, but he may need to work on his diplomacy skills. The 70-something mayor of Warren, Mich., felt so strongly about his twice-a-day 45-minute exercise regimen that he posted a note on Facebook that he’s “available 24/7 but... More »

London Breed Makes History as New SF Mayor

She's city's first-ever black female mayor

(Newser) - San Francisco Supervisor London Breed emerged victorious Wednesday to become the city's first African-American woman mayor after narrowly defeating a rival who was seeking to become the first openly gay man in the position. It took eight days of counting after Election Day for Breed to build a large... More »

Nashville Mayor Resigns, Owes City $11K Over Affair

Megan Barry will repay the city to cover payments to former bodyguard

(Newser) - It was a scandal she couldn't survive: Nashville Mayor Megan Barry not only resigned on Tuesday, she pleaded guilty to felony theft related to her affair with a former bodyguard. As part of her plea deal, Barry agreed to repay the city $11,000—in part to make up... More »

Nude Photos May Show Mayor's Affair Was a Crime

TBI says they were taken when bodyguard was on duty

(Newser) - Investigators in Tennessee say nude photos recovered from a former police officer's phone could be evidence of two crimes—or possibly three, since Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says if the photos are of her, they were taken without her consent. In an affidavit, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says... More »

Nashville Mayor Admits Affair, Says She Won't Resign

Megan Barry had relationship with security chief

(Newser) - "We had an affair, and it was wrong, and we shouldn't have done it," Nashville Mayor Megan Barry told the Tennessean on Wednesday, admitting to an extramarital relationship with the police officer who served as head of her security detail. Both Barry and Sgt. Robert Forrest Jr.... More »

San Francisco Being Led by Black Woman for First Time

London Breed becomes acting mayor after Ed Lee's death

(Newser) - San Francisco native London Breed became the city's acting mayor Tuesday following the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee, and is the first African-American woman to lead the city in the midst of a seemingly endless technology driven economic boom. Breed, 43, is a lifelong San Francisco resident who... More »

Mayor's Unexpected Death Rattles San Francisco

Heart attack killed Edwin Lee at age 65

(Newser) - It was a most unexpected and unwelcome middle-of-the-night email. "It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12, at 1:11am at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital," read the email sent from the mayor's... More »

Teen Last Seen on Labor Day May Have Witnessed Murder

There have been some odd twists in the case of Jabez Spann

(Newser) - A Florida teenager who has been missing since Labor Day may have witnessed a murder a week before he vanished, according to a newly surfaced police report. The report seen by the Herald-Tribune states that 14-year-old Jabez Spann was leaving a home in Sarasota on Aug. 28 at the same... More »

NYC Candidate Stunned His Old Hijacking Try Isn't an Issue

Would-be mayor Aaron Commey tried to hijack a plane years ago; was found to be mentally ill

(Newser) - A New York City mayoral candidate says he's "shocked" that so little attention has been paid to his arrest for trying to hijack an airliner at gunpoint 17 years ago. In July 2000, Aaron Commey (it's pronounced KOH-may) boarded a National Airlines plane in New York and... More »

Trump Called Her 'Nasty.' This Is Her Response

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz wears T-shirt with that very word during TV interview

(Newser) - The back-and-forth between President Trump and Carmen Yulin Cruz continues. The San Juan mayor gave a TV interview Wednesday to offer an update in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and she sported an instantly noticeable wardrobe choice: a black T-shirt with the word "NASTY" sprawled across it in white... More »

Trump Goes After Mayor of London Again in Tweet

'Pathetic excuse'

(Newser) - President Trump isn't letting up on his controversial criticism of London's mayor in the wake of that city's terror attacks. "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement," tweeted Trump on Monday.... More »

Seattle Mayor Has Big News for Tearful Supporters

Ed Murray says abuse claims are untrue, but he's dropping re-election bid

(Newser) - For weeks Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pushed ahead with plans for his re-election campaign despite claims by men he sexually abused them decades ago when they were teenagers, allegations Murray vehemently denied. But Murray announced Tuesday he was abandoning his bid for a second term, saying it would be best... More »

Seattle Mayor Hit by Sex-Abuse Allegations

Suit says Ed Murray molested crack-addicted teen in '80s; 2 more accusers come forward

(Newser) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, the AP reports. Two other men tell the Seattle Times that Murray abused them in the 1980s, when they lived in an Oregon center for troubled children. The allegations were... More »

Stereotype-Defying Mayor, 35, Could Be Next DNC Chief

Buzz is building around Pete Buttigieg

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg may not be a household name, but the youthful Indiana mayor just might end up becoming the next chief of the Democratic National Committee, which chooses its new leader Saturday. The South Bend mayor, who turned 35 last month, is being seen as somebody who could break through... More »

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