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Germanwings Victims’ Relatives ‘Appalled’ by Compensation Offer

"The reactions ranged from blank horror and rage to despair and bitterness"

shine a little light

Lights from Sacred Heart School on King William St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Look: Photo reveals China's brand-new unmanned plane

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A photo that's been circulating online since yesterday reveals a rare view of the Condor, China's latest unmanned aircraft. The photos are so clear that the actual size and details of the plane can be observed. [ more › ]

San Diego officer kills man who tried to attack him with a knife, police say

A San Diego police officer shot and killed a 60-year-old man who was attempting to stab him with a knife, police said Friday.

MM: Decatur Park Space, Decatur Resolution Expected, and Electric Car Pollution

Decatur park space lags behind Atlanta, nation [AJC] Longtime Decatur residents making their voices heard [AJC] Decatur senior engineer John Madajewski to retire [AJC] Catch Chef David Sweeney at Cakes & Ale This Sunday [Eater] Where Electric Vehicles Actually Cause More Pollution Than Gas Cars [CityLab] Maps courtesy of CityLab

After years in obscurity, Medal of Honor recipient to be reburied in San Diego, with military honors

After a near century in obscurity and lack of recognition, the remains of a Medal of Honor recipient will be transferred next week to a place of honor at the Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego.

Atlanta weekend food events: July 3-5

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What to Say When Your Friend’s Fringe Show is Horrible

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Look, they can't all be winners. One of the great joys of Fringe is that it’s an unjuried free-for-all. This accessibility allows it to be an exciting launching pad for so many new, young, and up-and-coming voices. Unfortunately, it’s also what causes so many of plays to be the theatrical equivalent of a tire fire. For every fresh new creative genius […]

First Drip (7/3/15): Kerrick attorneys ask again for trial venue change

Attorneys for Randall Kerrick, who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013 while working on the force, have asked a judge for a second time to hold Kerrick's trial outside of Charlotte. The attorneys filed the motion yesterday,Show More Summary

Running in the ‘Meda: Tour de France, by the numbers

By Marty Beene I mentioned the Tour de France in last week’s blog post, as it’s one of my favorite sporting events and it starts on Saturday. It’s unfortunate that there’s such a history of cheating, but I tend to enjoy it from the perspective of trying to imagine riding it myself, and how difficult

Matt Deckard of Glenn’s Kitchen Promises Fried Green Tomatoes at AmericasMart Southern Traditions Cooking Demo July 8

Along with nifty gift ideas and furnishing orders, buyers and merchandisers in town for the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart will take home mouthwatering memories of shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes and other Southern favorites thanks to Matt Deckard, executive chef of Glenn’s Kitchen in downtown Atlanta. Show More Summary

What to buy during July 4th sales

Unlike most other holidays, July 4 is a good time to buy big-ticket items, according to the deal spotters at Dealnews. Look for certain retailers to dominate the discounts, including Macy’s, where...

Alexandria police investigate first homicide of year

Alexandria police are investigating the city’s first homicide this year after Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs, 22, was shot Thursday night.Police responded to a shooting call around 11:32 p.m. and found Elliot-Tibbs, of Woodbridge, suffering from a gunshot wound in the 700 block of North Fayette Street.Read full article >>

Pedestrian Killed By Private Garbage Truck In Bushwick Hit-And-Run

A 46-year-old woman was killed last night when a private sanitation truck fatally struck her as she crossed a Brooklyn street. [ more › ]

Today's Top 5: Friday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 3, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • Bianca Del Rio at McGlohon Theater • 4th of July Festival at U.S. National WhitewaterShow More Summary

First Slice 7/3/15: Drug Market Initiative offers suspected dealers one last chance to stop

“I’m here tonight because you’re worth fighting for. I’m here tonight because y’all are my people.” “We want you to succeed.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

MARTA pilots farmers market pop-up next Friday

Starting this Friday, the West End MARTA station will be home to a pop-up farmstand, showcasing produce from urban farms in Southwest Atlanta. The stand, which will operate every Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. until early October, is a pilot program that MARTA hopes to duplicate across its other 37 stations in Atlanta. Show More Summary

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