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Bratton Chides "Inappropriate" Cops For Turning Backs On De Blasio

34 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has spoken out against the actions of the police officers who spontaneously turned their backs to Mayor de Blasio at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos. "I certainly don't support that action," Bratton said on CBS' Face The Nation. Show More Summary

The Real Chow Baby Abruptly Shutters

Westside's 'create-your-own' stir fry joint closes, plans relocation to Alpharetta.

Family chases down man who stole hearse with relative's casket inside

A South Los Angeles family chased down a man who allegedly stole a hearse containing their departed relative's casket, angrily exchanging words with him before police were called.

Godard Then And Now At The Film Center

It's hard to think of many more who have conducted a career with such uncompromising vigor for as long as this important yet divisive artist. [ more › ]

'Hobbit' dominates strong holiday weekend

It was the most wonderful time of the year for the box office.

Airlines Make Billions By Making Your Flight Miserable

Booking a flight often conjures Proustian flashbacks of the unfriendly skies. Strip-searched pack mules queue up in front of exhausted middlemen staring at 30-year-old computer screens to cram into cubbyholes on tubes filled with fetid air and coffee breath and the screams of children who still have enough innocence to protest. Show More Summary

Around Town - 24 hours in Sydney in January

Got 24 hours to spare? OK then, here's how to do Sydney on the fly

Our Critics' Top Picks for Today

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

THE LAST OF THE SENDAK SETS AT NUTCRACKERNutcracker @ McCaw HallYou probably know by now that Pacific Northwest Ballet has announced that this year will be its last staging of Nutcracker with Maurice Sendak’s beautiful, albeit sometimes...Show More Summary

Police arrest dozens at what they call illegal road race in South L.A.

An illegal car race was stopped in its tracks after authorities arrested several people who attempted to take over a section of the 105 Freeway in South Los Angeles early Sunday, officials said.

Mobile-home fire in Castaic kills woman, sends husband to hospital

An overnight fire ripped through a Castaic mobile home, killing a woman and sending her caregiver-husband to the hospital.

Around Town: Skyline

  We enjoy the beautiful skyline of Chicago today in Around Town. [ more › ]

Bronx Teacher Claims He Was Targeted For Being White Male

A Bronx middle school teacher claims he was unfairly targeted and discriminated against for being a white male. [ more › ]

Japanator Awards 2014: Sal's Top 5

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is almost over. While I didn’t get to watch a lot of anime shows during the year, there were still a few titles that brought joy to my life. I guess you could say that I was lucky with the choices that I made throughout the year. Show More Summary

Morning Box Score: Bulls Stomp Pelicans; Blackhawks Melt Avalanche

The two main reasons to not follow the Bears continued their strong play Saturday night. [ more › ]

Video: Cops Spontaneously Decided To Turn Backs To De Blasio At NYPD Funeral

While the funeral for slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos was a somber affair for the most part, the story of the day was hijacked by fellow police officers standing outside the Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, who spontaneously decided to turn their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio as he gave his eulogy. Show More Summary

‘AIDS Demolition Brigades’ Clear Path for Property Developer

Sometimes muscle isn’t really needed. In some parts of China, just the fear of coming into contact with HIV victims will do almost as well.

Nigerian internet usage skyrockets. Government begins smart cities initiative

Ventures Africa reports Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications Technology has initiated a Smart States initiative aimed at reducing Right of Way (RoW) fees and standardizing state levies and taxes on information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Skate Away

It's a good day to enjoy a little fresh air as you wrap up the weekend and skate into the last few days of 2014. [ more › ]

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