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Westlake High softball coach accused of sexually assaulting student

A Westlake High School softball coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student athlete, authorities said.

'Next to Normal,' Cal Rep

Directed by Joanne Gordon for Cal Rep, "Next To Normal," with music by Tom Kitt, and story and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, tells the story of a family's reaction to a mother's mental illness. The mental illness itself is a reaction to the death of an infant son. Show More Summary

Tweets From The 4/19/2014 Georgia GOP Senate Forum

Below are select tweets from various Tweeters reacting to a candidate forum of Republicans running for the U.S. Senate. The forum was hosted by the Georgia Republican Party. Most tweets are from Republicans but it seems a couple of Democrats had plenty to say during the debate as well. Enjoy and give your reaction to […]

Babymetal performing with Metallica and Iron Maiden at Sonisphere Festival UK

Babymetal, the band the internet is just now getting around to hyping up, will be performing alongside bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden this year in the UK's Sonisphere Festival. It only seems like just yesterday Hiroko had a nice little chat with them, and now they're taking over the world. Show More Summary

Eugene Yu hits the air in GA-12

There’s no word on the size of the ad buy, but Eugene Yu is out with his first 30-second spot, which, his campaign declares, is the first from any Republican in running in the district. Yu reported $36,027 in individual contributions at the end of the first quarter, according to FEC disclosures. He loaned himself […]

Del Taco customer mistakenly charged $4,050 for 2 tacos and pizza

Dozens of customers at a Del Taco restaurant in Santa Paula were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for their fast-food tacos, drinks and other menu items.

Represent: Nas's Masterful Debut Record "Illmatic" Turns 20 Today

These lines end the first verse of Nas's brilliant debut record, 1994's Illmatic. That verse, which packs 394 words into 40 bars, was recorded in a single take by a 19 year-year-old high school dropout from the city's Queensbridge housing projects. Show More Summary

Three Off-Duty Cops Arrested For Drunk Driving In 27 Hour Span

Bolstering the notion that the enforcers of law are always necessarily the ones who abide by it, three off-duty NYPD officers were arrested in separate incidents on Thursday and Friday and charged with driving while intoxicated. [ more › ]

Poster of the Week

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This poster is pretty darn small here in the paper, so you might want to stop by Everyday Music and take a closer look at what's going on in the illustration. You might also want to go there because they're celebrating Record Store Day by hosting live music all day long. More info at [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

See How Long A Chicagoan Has To Work In Order To Buy A Burger

Using data from FoodGenius, NPR's Planet Money created charts for six cities in the United States—including Chicago—to answer the question of how long would a person have to work in order to buy a burger in their own neighborhood. [ more › ]

Man robbed, fatally shot inside delivery truck in South L.A.

Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in finding the gunman responsible for the fatal shooting of a delivery truck driver in South L.A., authorities said.

Mucca Pazza To Perform With All 3,500 Chicago Children's Choir Members In May

Chicago Children's Choir will have a special guest when it performs May 22 with 3,500 children as part of the organization's annual 'Paint the Town Red' event at Millennium Park's Pritzker Pavilion: 30-piece punk marching band Mucca Pazza. [ more › ]

Check if a health and safety excuse is genuine by contacting the Myth Busters Challenge Panel

Health and Safety’ is often incorrectly used as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible activities going ahead. The Health and Safety Executive has set up an independent panel – the Myth Busters Challenge Panel – to scrutinize such decisions. The Panel is chaired by the HSE Chair Judith Hackitt, with HSE Board […]

Gas Fitter receives suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas work

A Staffordshire fitter has been handed a suspended prison sentence for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives. Glenn Edkins, 43, trading as GPE Plumbing and Heating, carried out faulty gas work while installing a boiler at a home in Barton-under-Needwood between 8 and 22 November 2012. Mr Edkins was not Gas Safe registered as […]

Video: Raptors GM Says "F Brooklyn" Before Nets Playoff Matchup

The sun has set on a disastrous Knicks season, but things have been steadily improving for the Brooklyn Nets in 2014. Despite a terrible start to the season and losing star Brook Lopez, the team finished the year 44-38, in second place in the Eastern Conference with a first round matchup against division leaders the Toronto Raptors. Show More Summary

Queens Residents Now Fighting Over Chicken Coops, Too

Community chicken pets are old news in Brooklyn, so it's only natural that urban chickening efforts and squabbles over coop rules have migrated to the new Brooklyn. Which is Queens, or something. It's hard to keep track. [ more › ]

The Best of Slog: Wage Hikes, Fixing SPD, and Earnest Discussions About Facial Hair

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

So Long Rodney Tom: Here's the news. Here's his legacy. $15 Minimum Wage Movement Files Ballot Measure: Go read this story if you haven't already. Seriously, read it. Nick Licata is talking about how to enforce a wage hike. And if you're...Show More Summary

Got $20? Take a Friend Out for Hangover-Curing Mini-Burgers

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Kelly O The mini-burgers are only $2 apiece. In Seattle? Got $20? You can treat a friend to an upscale Ethiopian feast, sushi that's not Genki, a fried-chicken burrito (yesssss), and tons more. Here are 13 more brand-new places to eat for cheap... Show More Summary

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal event to be livestreamed April 27 on Niconico

Little by little, the pieces are all coming together to form the upcoming Sailor Moon series we've all been waiting for. We're getting dangerously close to the final product, and there's another exciting event to add to the laundry list...Show More Summary

Welcome to Pot Paradise: What's In, What's Out

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

News flash, y’all: Pretty much everyone smokes pot. This ain’t your mother’s Folklife drum circle anymore. So toss your woven stoner poncho and that swirled glass bong that you think of as an “art piece,” and enjoy your dope like a person who isn’t trying to embarrass themselves. We’re here to help!

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