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Dunwoody Police will start using the social media site Nextdoor - register today.

Join Nextdoor At a conference I attended last week I heard several good stories of the social media site Nextdoor and now the Dunwoody Police Department has announced that they will start using it too. The registration process forces...Show More Summary

Tencent QQ takes Guinness World Record for most simultaneous online users

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Tencent QQ entered the Guinness World Records for having the most simultaneous online users on an instant messaging platform, making it the first Chinese instant messaging platform to join the bulk of (occasionally) praiseworthy records. [ more › ]

Start your Engine! Kamen Rider Drive's full trailer shifts into overdrive

With two more episodes left until Gaim ends, a new trailer for Kamen Rider Drive has entered the fast lane. Surprisingly, I've come to terms with the show's title, since it occurred to me that Knight Rider's main character doesn't use a motorbike. Show More Summary

Dodgers fall in blowout loss to Rockies, 16-2

AT THE PLATE: With Hanley Ramirez out of the lineup for a second consecutive game because of a strained elbow, the Dodgers were shut down by starter Jorge De La Rosa, who limited them to two hits over six scoreless innings. The Dodgers didn't score until the eighth inning, when Darwin Barney...

Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria

A day after his top military advisor opened the door to putting U.S. combat troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appeared to slam it shut again Wednesday, declaring that American troops "do not and will not have a combat mission."

College football: It's a good week to reflect

It's mid-September and people are taking more summer vacation. What is this, France?

Nature Conservation Bill 2014 is a commitment to a sustainable future

4 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A new Nature Conservation Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly today forms a key part of the ACT Government’s commitment to a sustainable future for Canberra, Minister for the Environment, Simon Corbell, said today. The Bill is a result of a review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980. The review has benefitted from several years’ [...]

Thousands diverted onto 110 ExpressLanes, then fined by toll operator

Thousands of drivers who were diverted onto toll lanes following a dramatic gun battle in Los Angeles last month were fined for not having the transponder needed to travel on the pay-to-drive lanes.

UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment

A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence investment decisions.

It’s not about the Scots, it’s about the Scotch

TODAY the Scots plod off to vote on a referendum to decide if Scotland should become an independent country. While the constitutional validity of the referendum remains an open question, the Cameron Government of what may turn out to...Show More Summary

Facebook talks delayed, drag queens plan to sass social media into the 21st century

PHOTO COURTESY OF HEKLINA A cadre of drag queens, LGBT rights supporters and politicos trekked in their glamorous best to Facebook HQ today, to negotiate the reinstatement of Facebook profiles for those who don't use their legal or birth names. What'd they get? Bupkiss, zip, zero, nada, nothing – for now. Show More Summary

Around Town - Sydney Architecture Festival 2014

01-10 Nov This year’s Architecture Festival is looking at infrastructure, transport and what keeps out cities moving. There will be talks, open houses, tours,...

SL Letter of the Day: Can't Live If Living Is Without You

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'm 32, and I've been with my live-in boyfriend for eight years now. He's bipolar, on SSI, and undergoing treatment—and he's doing much better in the last year than he ever has before. However, he still depends on me for a great many...Show More Summary

Indian Joe suffers a tragic injury, keeps his sense of humor

We spotted Indian Joe, an iconic San Francisco character who’s famous for emulating the look of rock legend Alice Cooper, on the sidewalk outside the Bay Guardian office Monday morning. Donning his signature top hat, he beamed and said hello. But something was wrong. Joe was sitting in a wheelchair, and the lower half of his right leg was gone. Read more »

Film - Moonlight Cinema 2015

11 Dec-29 Mar 2015 Saturday night live music sessions will be more than enough reason to get a big group of friends together and get to the Sydney Moonlight Cinemas this...

Italian American Yells at City Council Members About Indigenous People's Day

5 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Zvonimir Atletic/Shutterstock THE GUY WE SHOULDN'T BE CELEBRATING Here's a statue of Columbus in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. At a Seattle City Council committee hearing this afternoon to pass a resolution calling for an Indigenous People's Day on the same day as Columbus Day, a group of Italian Americans showed up to protest. Show More Summary

Arizona's Jonathan Dwyer arrested in domestic assault case

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault for two incidents that involved a 27-year-old woman and his 18-month-old child at his home in July, Phoenix police said Wednesday afternoon.

Dave Jones for state insurance commissioner

The two candidates running for state insurance commissioner present a stark contrast. The incumbent, Democrat Dave Jones, has used his regulatory authority to push insurers to slow the growth of premiums for auto, home and other property and casualty insurance. His challenger, Republican...

Is Urban Outfitters waving the bloody shirt?

It was the hand-me-down from hell: a Kent State University sweatshirt, faded, hole-filled and splattered with red dye — or was that blood? — offered online by Urban Outfitters last weekend for $129.

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