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Mud House Design Winners

Results are in from a previously highlighted competition held by NKA foundation: Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together The competition was open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world. Show More Summary

Indiana Boy Shot, Killed After Laughing At Neighbor For Being Robbed

A 13-year-old boy from Gary, Indiana, was shot nine times after laughing at a neighbor for being robbed. [ more › ]

Tonight is NighTraiN's Very Last Show

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Yes, this is it; I've been told this is the end of the line for local group NighTraiN (or at least they're taking "an indefinite hiatus"). If this truly is THE END, I expect these women, tonight, are gonna cut their shit loose on YOUR caboose!! Lordy, I don't think nobody should miss any loose-caboose business. Show More Summary

TODAY: Free tickets to the Shanghai International Beer Fest at WKND @ URBN Hotel

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

WKND is back for a third Sunday with its all-day brunch.booze.chillout session at URBN Hotel from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, with free flow Vedett beer till the keg runs out! They're also giving out tickets to the Shanghai International Beer Fest (happening October 30 - November 2 at Wharf 1846). Show More Summary

Ramps to 2 Freeway in Echo Park closed after report of grenade

Motorists trying to exit the 2 Freeway in Echo Park were trapped in their cars for more than 2-1/2 hours Saturday morning after police received a report of a possible explosive near the freeway entrance.

Master Criminals Wanted In Connection With 21 Burglaries

Police are on the lookout for suspects who are responsible for AT LEAST 21 burglaries over the last five months. Cops are actually not sure whether it is one suspect or multiple suspects—but either way, they have certainly earned the title of 'master criminals' due to this uninterrupted streak. No word on whether police have interviewed these masterminds yet: [ more › ]

Mother Charged With Murder Of 4-Year-Old In Queens Homeless Shelter

The mother of a 4-year-old girl who was found dead in a Queens shelter earlier this week has been charged with her daughter's murder. [ more › ]

Illinois Mandates Three Week Ebola Quarantine For 'High-Risk' Travelers

Along with New York and New Jersey, Illinois is one of three states to impose the mandatory 21-day quarantine for high-risk health workers traveling from Ebola-affected nations. [ more › ]

Utah couple booked in slayings of two Northern California deputies

A Utah man accused of carrying out a one-man crime rampage that left two Northern California sheriff's deputies dead was booked on charges of murder, attempted murder and carjacking early Saturday morning.

Anaheim police arrest two men in shooting death of 9-year-old girl

Anaheim police have arrested two men and charged them with the death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed while playing outside of her home on Wednesday.

Anaheim police arrest two men in shooting death of 9-year-old girl

Anaheim police have arrested two men and charged them with the death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed while playing outside of her home on Wednesday.

Tacos From A VW Bus & More At MePa's New Gansevoort Market

A new marketplace called Gansevoort Market made its debut in the Meatpacking District last week, adding yet another upscale food court-style spot to the growing list in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The new 8,000 square foot space offers over a dozen different food purveyors, from classy coffee shops to sushi to a Greek yogurt bar. Show More Summary

Around Town: October Rust

  More beautiful fall photography for the last weekend in October for today's 'Around Town' gallery. [ more › ]

Historicist: The Tiny Perfect Candidate

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

David Crombie and reformist council candidates rode upon a wave of discontent to capture City Hall in 1972. Victory took a while to sink in for David Crombie. As returns flowed into his campaign headquarters at 887 Yonge Street on December 4, 1972, he sat in a back room for several hours watching television coverage. Show More Summary

The Strange Journey of Ari Goldkind

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Over the past four years, countless Torontonians frustrated with Rob Ford have engaged themselves in municipal politics for the first time. This one decided to run for mayor. There are two Ari Goldkinds: the one before the gunshot, and the one after. Show More Summary

Here's What The SSA Brings To Uptown (Still Time To Vote)

We got a note from Alyssa Berman-Cutler of Uptown United:"Nice piece on the Lawrence House Pharmacy move. Wanted to let you know that the window renovation for this project was supported in part by the SSA’s “Business Beautification Grant” – small grants available to make spaces on the Uptown commercial corridors more inviting. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: October 25, 2014

6 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Election, election, election. It's happening Monday and it's probably all you'll hear about until it's over. (You may well hear about it for a while after, but let's pretend while we can that Monday will be the end.) In the news: Cycle...Show More Summary

2014 Stranger Music Geniuses Industrial Revelation

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Make:Jazz that fucks with punk, soul, pop, rock, and hiphop. Are:Enthusiastic headbangers. Performed:The catchiest tune of the year, "Saying Goodbye (to Rainbow Socks and Hair Dye)," at the Genius Awards. One night while watching D'Vonne...Show More Summary

Take Back Chicago Website Gives 'People's Score' To Chicago Aldermen

Take Back Chicago's score system assigns a 'people's score' on a scale of zero to 100 to let Chicago voters know how much of rubber stamp their alderman is [or isn't.] [ more › ]

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