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Surveillance Video From North Beach Crash Scene May Show 'Hot Cop' Running Away

A brief, blurry, far-away snippet of surveillance video from a parking lot beside which Sunday's pedestrian hit-and-run occurred may show the Hot Cop of the Castro Christopher Kohrs fleeing the scene on foot. [ more › ]

What The Bunk: Portland's Beloved Sandwich Shop Disappoints In Williamsburg Debut

47 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

  Our latest Quick Bites brings us to Brooklyn for some Bunk sandwiches. [ more › ]

Video: Gaze Upon The Gorgeous Floors Of New York City

47 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

There is a saying that real New Yorkers never look up. That isn't true. There's a lot of cool, historic stuff above us and if you aren't looking up at it, you should be. Real New Yorkers look in any goddamn direction they want to, including up and including down... and today we're going to contemplate that downward gaze. [ more › ]

Franchot proposes a bill to combat tax fraud

Legislation would extend the statute of limitations to six years on tax crimes.

Sailing the bay, dredging for oysters and making history on the Chesapeake

Skipjack captain Kermit Robert Lee Travers will be honored as a “steward of living tradition” for work on the bay.

Grant Achatz’s Next Will Debut a French Laundry?Themed Menu

Power couple. The 2016 menu themes for Chicago's acclaimed Next have been announced: In the winter and spring, Grant Achatz will focus on the Alps ("cuisines of the mountain regions of Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria...Show More Summary

City Settles Photojournalist's NATO Police Brutality Lawsuit For $100,000

The city is paying $100,000 to settle a lawsuit from a photojournalist who claims that Chicago police officers beat him and destroyed one of his cameras during the 2012 NATO summit. [ more › ]

Get Ready for Star Wars Ice Cream From Brooklyn’s Ample Hills

Impressive. Co-owner Brian Smith claims Ample Hills Creamery's two new frozen custards are, in all likelihood, "the coolest thing we've ever done," and really, it's hard to find fault in that assessment: New York's beloved ice-cream-maker...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Holds Grand Opening In West Hollywood Today

Planned Parenthood's 20th clinic in L.A. County opens in West Hollywood. [ more › ]

It's December, Which Means It's Officially "Listening to Kiki & Herb's Christmas Album on Repeat" Time

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kiki & Herb, the defunct drag-punk duo, made a Christmas album years and years ago that has long since been out of print. It's such a good album—so beautiful, so funny, so spiteful—I listen to it year-round. It has covers of Nirvana, Radiohead, and Belle & Sebastian on it, mixed up with Christmas songs. Show More Summary

Threat of violence closes Antelope Valley College's two campuses

Antelope Valley College’s two campuses were closed Tuesday after a threat was made against the community college, school officials said. The school announced on its website and Facebook page Tuesday morning that because of “a threat of violence against the college,” the school’s Lancaster and Palmdale...

What's on Today: Frameless Heads, Beer Award Party and Shanghai Sharks Vs. Guangdong Southern Tigers

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist's picks. [ more › ]

Sixty years ago, Rosa Parks told the bus driver: “No.”

Civil rights leader took her stand on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955.

Huffington Post workers vote to join union

The Huffington Post has joined the unionization wave that has been rolling through digital media since the spring. On Tuesday, the editorial staff of the New York City-based Web news giant formally... To view the full story, click the title link.

California water conservation lagged in October, but state is still on course

For the first time since California's emergency drought rules took effect, the state failed to reduce its monthly water consumption by 25%, regulators said Tuesday. The state cut its urban water use in October by 22.2%, compared with the same month in 2013, officials said. That effort fell below...

Five Prison Inmates on Hunger Strike to Protest Knife Attack against Two Political Prisoners

Prison Officials Refuse to Remove Attackers from Ward Two political prisoners, Saeed Madani and Saeed Razavi Faghih, were attacked with knives by inmates with whom they are incarcerated at Rajaee Shahr Prison, and prison officials have neither removed the attackers from the ward nor addressed the attack. Pictures of Madani and Faghih with knife scars on […]

Rouhani Administration Continues Ban on Popular Musician

Singer-songwriter Hossein Zaman, who has been banned from performing for nearly ten years and lost his university teaching post due to his political views, says Rouhani administration officials in Iran are refusing to allow him to resume his artistic career because he has continued to openly express criticism about the country’s affairs.  “I used to […]

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