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Aria Persian Fast Food, Merrylands

54 minutes agoAustralia / Sydney : Grab Your Fork

Incredible brains and great tongue. (We’re talking Persian sandwiches – what did you think we were talking about?) It’s what everyone’s digging into at Aria Persian Fast Food. They sizzle them to order on the hot plate before pilingShow More Summary

Traffic in the Fast Lane of the 101 Freeway in Silicon Valley: Tesla Model S, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf

TweetThe Model S and the Leaf are the two most popular all-electric cars in Silicon Valley these days, with the very expensive and taxpayer-subsidized Tesla being the more common sighting.

A Midtown Atlanta Staycation

Hopping a plane to an exotic destination sure is nice, but can get expensive, not to mention the hassle of travel. Atlanta has so much to offer, yet many of us never take advantage of many of the cultural and entertainment events or delicious dining offerings in our neighborhoods throughout the city. I recently planned […]

Decatur Police: Wanted Man Arrested

Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross reports that wanted man, Calvin Simms, was taken into custody by Decatur Police on August 31st in the 800 block of Commerce Drive. DPD had previously put out an alert to residents to be on the lookout for Simms back on August 11th.

Man Charged With Throwing 8-Month Old From Car

Joseph Fults, 46, faces a misdemeanor count each of battery and domestic battery, and is due in bond court Tuesday. [ more › ]

Soldier Field goes HD, big-screen

The Bears' big plays on the field are about to get bigger. The team, along with the Chicago Park District, are looking to swap out the video boards at the north and south endzones of Soldier Field for newer, brighter, clearer and bigger...Show More Summary

FULL Lord Of The Rings Trilogy To Be Screened With Live Orchestra At Lincoln Center

  For the first time in NYC, all three of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films will be screened with live orchestral accompaniment. You'll recall that the first two films in the trilogy were screened in NYC with the full live symphonic...Show More Summary

Bemused Chicken: “CHICKEN FRIES ARE BACK!”

TweetBut look at that facial expression: Something’s wrong here. Very wrong. Meat is Murder.

How nude celebrity photos were hacked remains unclear

It remained unclear Tuesday how hundreds of revealing images of Hollywood actresses, including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, were obtained before being posted online, but the FBI has confirmed that it is investigating possible "computer intrusions."

Decatur’s Planned Actions in Response to Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act”

On the agenda for tonight’s city commission meeting – how Decatur will revise its policies in response to Georgia House Bill 60, known as the “Safe Carry Protection Act”.  Here’s Asst. City Manager’s summary to City Manager Peggy Merriss… In response to HB 60, the “Safe Carry Protection Act”, which was effective July 1, 2014, […]

NYPD: This Man Tried To Strangle 88-Year-Old With His Hoodie

Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to strangle an elderly woman with his hoodie in Brooklyn. The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. Saturday on East 2nd Street near Ditmas Avenue in Kensington. Barje Meti, 88, was sitting on the stoop in front of her house when the suspect approached her to talk. [ more › ]

Photos: Festive Costumes & Pumped Crowds At The West Indian American Day Parade

  About a million people gathered in Brooklyn yesterday for the West Indian American Day Parade, to watch thousands strut their stuff in glittery, colorful costumes (some of which left little to the imagination) or reprise Election 2013 mayoral dances. [ more › ]

Keegan Henry-Mathieu Setting His Sights on Ward 7 Council Seat

1 hour agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

First-time candidate will be facing off against incumbent councillor Giorgio Mammoliti in York West. Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) remains competitive in his riding despite a fundraising scandal and his own erratic-at-best behaviour over the years, but Keegan Henry-Mathieu isn’t very interested in discussing Mammo’s foibles. Show More Summary

What The Hell Happened This Weekend? 9 Stories You May Have Missed

While you were busy this Labor Day weekend binging on "The Simpsons" and learning to change toilet paper rolls, the news cycle kept churning. Here's what went on while you were logged off. [ more › ]

1-800-Flowers buying Harry & David for $142.5M

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. is buying Harry & David for $142.5 million to help broaden the assortment of foods that its customers can choose as gifts. The deal includes Harry & David Holdings... To view the full story, click the title li...

Dispatches from England: What Immediately Surprised Me When I Returned to the U.S. for a Vacation

I’m back! After taking the month of August off from the Dispatches from England column, I’ve now got a fresh list of ideas for content to carry through the next few months that I’m excited to write about and share. But tops on my list...Show More Summary

We Need a Serious, Federal Digital Privacy Law

If anything good is to come from this weekend's celebrity phone hack, let's hope it's federal action that finally takes seriously the problem of non-consensual online sexual exploitation -- along with all other forms of digital privacy invasion. Show More Summary

Apple said to partner with Visa, MasterCard

Apple Inc. plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement... To view the full story, click the title link.

What The Hell Happened This Weekend? 10 Stories You Might Have Missed

North Coast Music Festival, post-gender performer Darling Shear, and eight more stories you may have missed this weekend. [ more › ]

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