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The Bluest Skies Are in Seattle

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This video for this version of the song "Seattle" is cut with scenes from Here Come the Brides, a sitcom that ran from 1968 to 1970 and concerned a shipment of "marriageable women" that landed in Seattle after a lumber tycoon's wood chucks threatened to leave work because they weren't getting laid. Show More Summary

Healthy eating for your family on a budget in Canberra

1 hour agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

In the comments on my previous story about local shopping many commenters claimed that a single trip to a big supermarket provided the best prices throughout the cart. I have journeyed through the markets, malls and local shopping centres, clipboard in hand, addressing quality but focusing on entry-level price points. Shop around for cereal staples: supermarkets usually [...]

Not a good day for Angels as Athletics, Tigers bulk up on pitching

The Angels are excited, and justifiably so. They are on pace for their first playoff spot since 2009, with an 8 1/2 game lead in the American League wild-card standings.

2014 Floriade NightFest tickets now on sale

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Tickets to one of Canberra’s most exciting after-dark events, Floriade NightFest, go on sale today. Now in its seventh year, the ticketed twilight event will transform Commonwealth Park into an illuminated wonderland featuring brilliant...Show More Summary

Suspect in fatal USC attack entered country illegally, feds say

A 19-year-old charged with murder in connection with last week's fatal assault on a USC graduate student told immigration officials he entered the country illegally about seven years ago, a federal official said.

Maison Premiere’s Labor Day Party; Martha’s One-Year Anniversary

? Maison Premiere will host a Labor Day party on September 1, with doors opening at noon for oysters, chilled seafood, cocktails, chef specials, and live music. It will be first come, first served, and reservations are also available for dinner service from 5 to 11 p.m., with cocktails until 2 a.m. Show More Summary

TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing

Time Warner Cable was patting itself on the back this week after saying it was willing to have a federal arbitrator step in to resolve its long-running dispute with other pay-TV companies over the cost of the new Dodgers channel.

An ’80s Movie That Makes You Look Hard at the Mindless Consumer You Are

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Released in 1988, John Carpenter’s They Live is the rare movie that becomes more and more relevant with every year. When Rowdy Roddy Piper’s drifter uncovers an alien conspiracy to keep us complacent through vapid media and the... KEEP READING > >

Emory University expects Ebola patient; Americans with disease worsen

Two American volunteers stricken with Ebola were said to have worsened overnight, as U.S. officials considered options to evacuate them out of West Africa.

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

7.30 ACT on the ABC Friday August 1st SLIDING SCALES OF JUSTICE – In a climate of government cutbacks, more people are representing themselves – contributing to even further court delays. Lawyers are being asked to do more pro bono work to make up some of the shortfall. The already vulnerable are the most at risk. ANZAC [...]

California Dreaming at Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles

Summer can be a boring season for gallery going: many venues take time off; some leave shows up for longer than usual. The group shows that predominate are often uninspiring or exhausting due to curatorial heavy-handedness or shotgun selections of artists. Show More Summary

Safe Plate heads to Belconnen this weekend

2 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

More than 650 cars have been fitted with tamper proof screws this year as part of ACT Policing’s joint partnership with local businesses, Project Safe Plate – combatting number plate theft. This Sunday (August 3), ACT Policing and Westfield Belconnen will be hosting Project Safe Plate between 10am and 2pm. Motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles [...]

Extra, Extra: Batman Blames Gotham Cops For Spider-Man Fight

A LEGO food truck, potential Met lockout, city dismissing driving summonses, cop-punching Spiderman released and more day's end links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Richard Woods Certified as GOP School Super Candidate After Recount

Following a recount due to the closeness of the race, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp certified the vote totals and recount results for from the July 22nd runoff for the Republican candidate for State School Superintendent. Seven Hundred votes separated the two candidates: Michael L. Show More Summary

Pregnant goat gives birth on animal control truck in Riverside County

A pregnant dairy goat recovered near Perris gave birth while riding inside a Riverside County animal control truck, officials said.

LA Times shifts top foreign, national and metro editors

Kim Murphy to run both Foreign and National, Shelby Grad takes over Metro, Ashley Dunn moves to National and Brandi Grissom joins the Times from the Texas Tribune.

Why China is Going After Its Former Security Czar: An Alternate View

China's investigation into the country's powerful former security czar is not the final shot in President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive, writes CRT analyst Russell Leigh Moses. Instead it's a shot in the arm.

#foodgram: @foodintheair

Who knew holding food in the air next to famous landmarks would look so appetizing? Take some tips from @foodintheair and forget the table. It’s time to start snapping pics of your food in the air

Ex-Bell mayor's remorse may have spared him more time behind bars

After he was handcuffed and led off to jail, the mayor of Bell quickly confessed that he and his colleagues had been paying themselves handsome salaries for serving on boards that seldom, and sometimes never, met.

Groups Continue Beating Drums For Minimum Wage Raise

Several groups pushed for various increases to the current state wage of $8.25 an hour continued their efforts. [ more › ]

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