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Shake Shack opens its second California location in Glendale

Fast-casual burger spot opening near the Americana at Brand had its origins in New York.

A year of bombing in Syria stirs little debate in Russia

Veteran Russian opposition activist Sergei Davidis was among 300 people who showed up to a protest in Moscow against the start of the Kremlin's Syria bombing campaign. But that was pretty much the last demonstration. "As far as I know...Show More Summary

32 People Are Missing in China Landslides Following Typhoon Megi

The landslides were triggered by torrential rain brought by the typhoon, which lashed southeastern China

Verso: Magic Strikes Twice

I got to see Helder Guimaraes perform a few years ago when he was a part of a two-man show, Nothing to Hide. Guimaraes is back in the Big Apple for a run of Verso through January at New World Stages where this time he's on the stage by himself for two hours. Show More Summary

Obama defends Syria policy in face of renewed criticism

President Barack Obama defended his refusal to use military force to end Syria's brutal civil war Wednesday, as diplomatic efforts faltered and a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions unfolded in Aleppo. With just months left in...Show More Summary

Peres to lie in state as Israel honours last founding father

The body of Shimon Peres is to lie in state outside Israel's parliament on Thursday as the world pays tribute to a statesman whose funeral is expected to draw leaders from around the globe. The ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner died on Wednesday at the age of 93 after suffering a stroke. Show More Summary

Quake jolts Nicaragua, one dead

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Nicaragua on Wednesday, killing a woman and damaging homes close to the epicenter in the country's north, officials said. The quake struck at 1048 am (1648 GMT) in the area between the El Hoyo and Momotombo volcanoes, at a shallow depth of 2.9 kilometers (1.8 miles). Show More Summary

More gumption: Fans urge Trump to up debate game

It's 10 days to America's next presidential debate, but some of Donald Trump's most ardent admirers agree: he must do better -- focus more on policy, and hit Hillary Clinton harder. Most mainstream political analysts gave Democrat Clinton,...Show More Summary

Libs pledge funds to boost access to GPs

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

An ACT Liberal government would spend $2.1 million to support general practitioners in a bid to make it cheaper and easier for Canberrans to see a doctor, Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson announced this morning. The Liberals health spokesman said the funding would be aimed at supporting GPs re-entering clinical practice after having a family, attracting new […]

Children bear brunt of alleged chemical weapon attacks in Sudan, says Amnesty

‘War crimes’ condemned as study uncovers horrifying evidence of chemical attacks by government forces on civilians, including babies and young children Sudanese government forces have used chemical weapons repeatedly against civilians,...Show More Summary

Only 5 more Dunwoody Food Truck Thursday's this season.

Brook Run Park 4770 North Peachtree Rd Dunwoody, GA 30338 In 2016, Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays will be held every Thursday (from 5PM until dark) at Brook Run Park from April 7th through October 27th. This week we have another awesome...Show More Summary

Greens would aim to get more women on bikes

3 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Greens have announced the final plank of the transport plan they’ll take to the ACT election: $1.1m over four years to establish a better-resourced Active Travel Office headed by a walking and cycling coordinator in a bid particularly to encourage more women and children to travel by bike. All the Greens’ women candidates – […]

Wanted - Georgia high school student to produce a distracted driving video public service announcement.

How would you like to produce a public service announcement that airs on television? GPB Sports is looking for a Georgia high school student to produce a distracted driving prevention message that will run during their live coverage of GHSA state football championship games in December. Get all the details here: http://www.gpb.org/sports/ heads-up-georgia

LAPD shoot man who escaped from police custody during medical visit at USC hospital

Los Angeles police Wednesday shot and wounded a man who had escaped from custody during an examination at USC’s sprawling medical campus in Boyle Heights, authorities said. The shooting came after officers chased the man, who stole an SUV that crashed into a tree outside USC’s School of Pharmacy,...

Long-lost Inca altar found beside Peru river

Workers doing cleanup along a river in southern Peru stumbled upon part of a pre-Hispanic, Inca-era altar believed to have been long-lost, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday. About 35 percent of the altar -- weighing around 20 tonnes and decorated with detailed carving -- was located on the bank of the Vilcanota River, in the Cusco region. Show More Summary

Napolitano sues Hahn over six-figure campaign contribution violation

Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Steve Napolitano has sued his opponent, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn, demanding that she return hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions deemed improper by county officials. The suit also seeks a court order prohibiting Hahn from spending the...

Gov. Brown vetoes bill aimed at improving bullet train oversight

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday rebuffed lawmakers’ efforts to subject California’s $64-billion bullet train project to increased financial scrutiny, vetoing a bill that had gained bipartisan support.  The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno), would have adopted into law two key...

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