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NYPD: Trio Ransacked Newsstand Of $20,000 In Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

The police hope the public can help them find three suspects in a Midtown Manhattan robbery. [ more › ]

Best Gigs In London This Week: 27 October-2 November 2014

1 hour agoEngland / London : Londonist

Our weekly pick of the best small and medium gigs in town.

Great British Art: The Battle of Trafalgar by Joseph Mallord William Turner

In honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar this week, we present one of our favorite Turner paintings. The Battle of Trafalgar is an oil-on-canvas painting, created by J.M.W. Turner in 1824. The painting was ordered by King...Show More Summary

Hubei farmer constructs 1000kg submarine in 5 months

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 44-year-old farmer in Hubei made headlines this week when he announced that his handmade submarine managed to make a successful dive 10 meters deep underwater. [ more › ]

The Global Search for Education: China Comes to New York

"Chinese traditional culture is especially important today, when the society is gradually losing its moral standards due to utilitarianism and materialism." -- Lee Shu Ping The number of Chinese students seeking to be educated in the...Show More Summary

Vote "NO" on Initiative 591, Because It Aims to Keep the Gun Show Loophole Wide Open

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

carroteater/Shutterstock IN WASHINGTON STATE, criminals can avoid background checks by purchasing their weapons at gun shows. Initiative 591 is put forward by gun nuts and aims to preempt Initiative 594, which we've endorsed. It tries...Show More Summary

Look: Guangdong military police flex their guns at fitness competition

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A total of 15 muscular officers showed off their bods during a fitness competition held by the Guangdong armed police yesterday. [ more › ]

Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'

As you listen to Aretha Franklin's new album, it's hard not to sense an unspoken message to the world: "Step aside, ladies — here's how it's done."

Country-style living in La Cañada Flintridge

Original mahogany walls and limestone flooring at the entry of this rebuilt and expanded Irish country-style manor in La Cañada Flintridge recall the gracious living of an earlier era. Streams, bridges and mature trees complete the grounds of the estate.

Retiring flight attendant looks back on nearly 50 years of change

When Diane Hansen first clipped on her stewardess wings as an 18-year-old, "stews" couldn't be married and had to submit to weigh-ins, girdle checks and hairdo inspections before every flight.

Sanrio looks to give Hello Kitty, at 40, new life

At age 40, Hello Kitty has enjoyed a career that any Hollywood movie star would envy.

Lisa Madigan leads big in attorney general race, Tribune poll finds

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan holds an overwhelming advantage against her Republican challenger as she seeks her fourth term, a Chicago Tribune poll finds.

Jesse White has big lead as he seeks record 5th term

As he seeks a record fifth term, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White holds a better than 3-to-1 lead over his Republican opponent, according to a Chicago Tribune poll.

Illinois treasurer's race tight as election nears

Republican Tom Cross has a slim lead over Democrat Mike Frerichs in the race for Illinois treasurer, but as the race comes down to the wire, 1 in 5 voters remain undecided, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.

Saucer gown: The latest in unexpected, completely unwearable dress creations

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Joining the ranks of household-item-fashion-absurdity, so far featuring the likes of this gauze mask wedding gown and these toilet paper dresses, is a skirt constructed entirely out of of saucers and teacups. It's fierce. It's quaint. It's on your dinner table. [ more › ]

Aunt of infant abused with needles commits suicide

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The 26-year-old, identified as Liu Hongyun, reportedly consumed a lethal amount of phorate at her home in Liaocheng, Shandong province, Shanghai Daily reports, citing Qilu Evening News. She was rushed to the hospital upon being found, but doctors were unable to save her. [ more › ]

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