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A test of Landrieu's popularity in New Orleans

02/01/2014 12:38am
Crime and punishment loomed large as issues in New Orleans' elections Saturday _ a test of the popularity of incumbent Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who won big four years ago, and the survivability of the city's sheriff, Marlin Gusman, who was heavily criticized after a video surfaced last year showing blatant drug use and the waving of a loaded gun in the jail he runs.

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley hospitalized

02/01/2014 3:27pm
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was hospitalized in an intensive care unit Saturday after feeling ill the night before while returning to Illinois from a business trip in Arizona.