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Oakland mayor doesn't support using tax dollars to keep Raiders

Although she said last year  she will "fight like hell" to keep the Raiders, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is also vowing not use public funds to prevent the franchise from leaving.

Baseball: Trip to Dodger Stadium is on the line in Division II semifinals

Four schools are within one win of reaching the City Section Division II championship baseball game on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dodger Stadium.

Supreme Court to hear case that could change how voting districts drawn

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a major shift in how political districts are drawn nationwide by only counting citizens who can vote, not the total population.

What The Hell Happened This Weekend?

While you were busy this Memorial Day weekend aggressively parenting and aggressively neighboring, and the news kept happening. Here's what went on while you were logged off. [ more › ]

New app lets diners snag last-minute reservations at booked restaurants

Santosh Jayaram, former vice president of operations at Twitter, and Peter Goettner, a venture capitalist, were tired of settling for second- and third-tier restaurants just because they didn’t plan weeks in advance. And during their...Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Plane runs off runway at BWI airport

A small plane went off the runway at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport on Tuesday morning, but no one was injured.It was a small, business jet with two passengers on board, according to Jonathan Dean, an airport spokesman. Show More Summary

Durbin in Ukraine to discuss Russian aggression

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dick Durbin is in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday to meet with top officials to discuss Western support in the face of Russian military aggression, his office said.

Here’s the First Wave of 2015’s ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ Winners

For the first time ever, Estela made the cut. The value of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" list is debatable, but it certainly brings attention to elite chefs around the world. The full 2015 lineup will be revealed next week, but in the meantime, those ranked Nos. Show More Summary

Ducks outduel Hawks in battle of greatest hits

Much has been made of all the hits in this Blackhawks-Anaheim Western Conference finals, mostly because the Ducks like to dish them out. But the Hawks are picking up the physical play, too; they delivered 52 hits to the Ducks' 60 in Game 4. Show More Summary

56 shot -- 12 fatally -- over Memorial Day weekend

At least 56 people were shot over Memorial Day weekend between Friday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.  Twelve people, including three shot Monday afternoon, died from their wounds. Twelve others shot between...Show More Summary

Boy, 5, mauled to death by dog: 'It had him around the neck'

A 5-year-old boy died after being mauled by a dog on the South Side overnight, despite the efforts of neighbors who grabbed what they could find -- a pole, a brick, a chair -- to try and save the boy. The boy was attacked around 9:35 p.m. Show More Summary

YouTube video shows apparent Albany Park shootout

A YouTube video posted over the weekend appears to show a shootout in the Albany Park area on Saturday. No one was injured in the incident about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 4800 block of North Kenneth Avenue in the North Mayfair neighborhood, said Chicago police spokesman Sgt. Show More Summary

Hundreds gather to mourn 24-year-old football coach who fell at Aragon

Hundreds of friends and family members gathered at Bartlett High School on Memorial Day to remember a 24-year-old former football player who died after falling from a catwalk at the Aragon Ballroom over the weekend. Gathering aroundShow More Summary

Morning Roundup: Hot Dog Edition

In the news: Taxi drivers sue over Uber rules, one-year-old survives four-story fall, and more. [ more › ]

Carluccio’s Italian market and restaurant makes U.S. debut in Alexandria on June 3

It has been a few weeks of good news for fans of Italian food: The second location of Arlington's Italian Store opened in Westover last week; the market portion of chef Amy Bradwein's Centrolina opens today in CityCenter; and Carluccio's Italian market, cafe and restaurant will open June 3 in Old Town Alexandria.Read full article >>

NYC: The Best Restaurants Beget the Best Eating Disorders

Well-dressed girl #1: You know what? Well-dressed girl #2: What? Well-dressed girl #1: Throwing up at work really isn’t as bad as it seems. –Prince Street between Lafayette & Mulberry Waif #1: Ugh. I feel so fat…I feel so gross. I’m not going to fit into any of my summer clothes…I’ve been trying to be […]

In Patriot Act debate, a victory for freedom and civil liberties

Somewhere in Moscow, Edward Snowden is smiling. And he ought to be. Almost two years ago now, Snowden leaked information that for the first time exposed the scale of spying conducted routinely, and without warrants, by...

First Slice 5/26/15: Hopes fade for Atlanta-Chattanooga bullet train

44 minutes agoUnited States / Atlanta : Fresh Loaf

Sad news, bullet train dreamers. The 17-year-old plan to build high-speed rail between Atlanta and Chattanooga is probably not going to happen.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Toxic Myth of “Density Creep”

45 minutes agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Residents involved in NIMBY causes across the city may have already gotten their isolationist wish—to the potential detriment of their own property value. “I’m really concerned about my property value going down” is not a statement that’s going to garner much sympathy in Toronto these days. Show More Summary

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