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Elderly woman dies and her dog is saved in Fairfax County house fire

Woman dies, dog survives a house fire in Fairfax County. Officials say electric heating pad likely the cause.

Virginia Governor accepts deer tribute from Native American tribes

The day before Thanksgiving, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) participated in a 338-year-old ritual outside the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, where two tribes each presented a deer as payment in lieu of taxes.

We Have a Two WinnerS for the Thunderpussy Ticket Giveaway! Listen to their Winning Entries

8 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Neumos. Contestants Christine Mitchell and Brian Barker will both be going (with guests) to see Tickets on sale here. Thank you for participating in our contest. The results are in and the esteemed panel of judges has taken the unprecedented step of awarding not one but TWO pairs of tickets to tonight's amazing rock show at Neumos. Show More Summary

Showcasing local collections held at the John Oxley Library

Taking part in the Regional Libraries Queensland training course in Brisbane recently, Sue Laycock, Injune Library Service Officer and Jan Norton, Boulia Library opted to spend a short amount of time visiting the John Oxley Library to build an understanding and awareness of the collections and services available at the John Oxley. It was great... Read more

Lightning Strikes Twice with Creed

23 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

If you have a special place in your heart for the 1976 Oscar winner Rocky, and firmly believe it was never topped by any of its five sequels—yes, even the beloved Rocky III with Mr. T—you and I are in agreement, and have much to discuss. Show More Summary

Gov. Rauner grants clemency to 10, denies 200

Gov. Bruce Rauner granted clemency to 10 people while denying 200 other requests as his office works through a backlog of 1,200 petitions from previous administrations, Rauner's office said Wednesday. Rauner's office said the 210 clemency petitions acted upon by the governor date to April 2007....

Setsuko Hara, Japanese movie star of exquisite power, dies at 95

She starred in a trilogy by Yasujir? Ozu, including “Tokyo Story” (1953), which critic Roger Ebert called “one of the greatest films of all time.”

This Thanksgiving, StoryCorps wants kids to record interviews with elders

StoryCorps wants to gather more interviews this weekend than it has in its 12 years of existence.

WA State Representative Who Made Islamophobic Comments Makes Fun of Democratic Spokesperson's Lebanese Surname

54 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Don't worry: Rodne has Muslim friends. WA.GOV Two weeks ago, after the attacks in Paris, Washington state representative Jay Rodne posted a typo-ridden comment on Facebook, saying Islam was "incompatible" with Western civilization and imploring Americans to "arm" themselves. Show More Summary

Where are the most liveable suburbs in Sydney?

Another week and another list of “most liveable something or others”. This one is for Sydney suburbs but like all league tables there’re more problems than virtues Where are the most liveable suburbs in Sydney?

Frank Cassano's Imbecile Parade! What Are You Grateful for This Thanksgiving?

54 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm grateful for my family, my friends, and, most of all, my best friend Captain Purrcard! He's my cat!—Ken Bunn, 10, Central District Here's a fun fact about kitties, kid: Only assholes put their goddamn cats in the same sentence as...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: This Guy Is Expertly Trolling Target's Black Friday Ads

55 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

Wu-Tang's $1 million album, the Korean American Museum is getting a new home and more end of day links. [ more › ]

Are councils dealing effectively with the problem of inner suburban parking?

A recent court decision highlights the inability of local and state governments to deal effectively with the problems of parking in inner suburban areas where density is increasing Are councils dealing effectively with the problem of inner suburban parking?

Local digest: Nov. 26, 2015

A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

OMAKASE Black Friday deal gets you some stylin' anime goods

Black Friday is here again along with the insanity but not all deals are to be had in stores since a lot of the anime goods you want aren't in brick and mortar stores these days. One great deal I stumbled upon for the post-turkey day shopping holiday is the OMAKASE subscription goodie box by online video streaming service Read more...

"At First, I Thought It Was the PA Cracking Up." Eagles of Death Metal Talk to Vice about Bataclan Terrorist Attack

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The band's account is harrowing but necessary. This is some heavy material, but you should really take 26 minutes and watch it. The way the band members describe the events is powerful and necessary. I can't imagine a scenario in which...Show More Summary

Day Around The Bay: Homeless Woman Gives Birth In Bus Stop

Nextdoor drama, SF is apparently the "roommate capital of the US," and a homeless woman gave birth in a bus stop. [ more › ]

A dad was trying to break up a fight. Then he was fatally shot.

A Md. man is sentenced to 30 years in killing of father who intervened when his 16-year-old got into a fight.

Ask RiotACT: So, the GST is Going to Increase…?

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can anyone answer some of these questions in relation to what appears an almost certain increase in the GST from 10% to 15% : 1) If the prices of goods/services rises, will not the law of demand hold true and generally, sales will decrease? How will that affect projected revenue raised? 2) If tax payers/families/fixed income recipients/self [...]

Woman raped, abducted at gunpoint from Alexandria hotel room

She arranged online to meet a man at the hotel, then he held her at gunpoint.

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