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Video: Westchester Cop Draws Gun On Teens For Snowball Fight

48 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

A New Rochelle cop was captured on video drawing a gun on a group of teenagers who were having a snowball fight. Talk Of The Town reports that they received two videos of the officer aiming the gun at a youth kneeling in the snow after police responded to calls of a disturbance this week. You can see one clip below. [ more › ]

Typical events on the last train home after a night on the booze

Today’s slightly silly survey is from goo Ranking as usual, a look at typical occurances catching the last train home after drinking. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 9th and 11th of December 2014 500 members, 250 male and 250 female, of their monitor group completed a […]

Photos: 7-Alarm Williamsburg Warehouse Fire Continues To Smolder

51 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

   Over 24 hours after it started, firefighters are still at the scene of the massive Williamsburg fire. The fire, at the CitiStorage warehouse located at 5 North 11th Street at the corner of Kent Avenue, remains a seven-alarm fire. [ more › ]

Hostage Crisis Deepens Debate Over How to Defend Japan

The deaths of two Japanese men at the hands of ISIS could be trouble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

First Slice 2/1/15: Mayor exploring other options to sell Civic Center

After bids for the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center site came in lower than expected, Mayor Kasim Reed is curious if the city can sell the megaproperty to another group of investors for a larger sum. Or just restart the bid process.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Sunday Photo: The Cliffs in Dorset Made Famous by Broadchurch in West Bay, Dorset For Your Desktop Wallpaper

We have a special treat this Sunday – a lovely photo of the sandstone cliffs in West Bay, Dorset – perhaps most famous now for their appearance in the worldwide hit British TV show Broadchurch. West Bay is a lovely sleepy seaside village with lovely beaches and warm pubs. Show More Summary

Dead Body Found By Sledders In Astoria Park

The police say the body of a fatally shot man was found in a Queens park yesterday afternoon. And the people who discovered it apparently were a family who had been sledding. [ more › ]

Will an SEC Primary Take Away the Power of Blue State Republicans?

This morning, Nate Cohn of the New York Times Upshot tries to answer the question asked by many Tea Party leaning Republicans in southern states: Why does it seem that the GOP presidential candidate always ends up being a moderate, rather...Show More Summary

Two Decatur Railroad Crossings To Close This Week For Maintenance

Both the McDonough and Candler Street train crossings in Decatur will be closed at different times this week for railroad tie maintenance.  Here’s more info from the City of Decatur’s website… CSX will close the McDonough St. railroad crossing Mon., Feb. Show More Summary

London-y Films Not To Miss In February

2 hours agoEngland / London : Londonist

The best from the capital's big screen talent.

Man Bit By Dog at Adair Park Seeks Owner For Rabies Immunization Proof

Ann writes in that her husband was bit by a dog at Adair Dog Park yesterday afternoon and needs to get back in touch with the owner for proof that the dog has had its rabies immunization. They can be contacted at daler6566@gmail.com. The post Man Bit By Dog at Adair Park Seeks Owner For Rabies Immunization Proof appeared first on Decatur Metro.

Super Bowl smackdown

The best Super Bowl preview you’ll read: Compared to America’s official secular holidays (the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving), honoring America’s founding or the importance of family seems like work next to “Super Bowl Sunday,” which goes to all the effort of honoring itself. After even a perfunctory amount of pregame feature pieces, anyone watching […]

"Let's Play Two"

The title of this piece is no less than a ringing church bell at Christmas, the explosiveness of a cannon firing on the 4th of July with the playing of the 1812 Overture, or the words of a "saint" scribed at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago---certainly...Show More Summary

5 Things to Do: Atlanta Comic Convention

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Chinese Fund Assembles Star-Studded Cast of Advisers

A newly formed investment fund that bills itself as a vehicle for putting private capital to work around the globe took a step in that direction last week.

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