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Bus driver's family sues FedEx in deadly college trip crash

The family of a bus driver killed along with several high school students and their chaperones in a fiery collision with a FedEx truck earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against the transportation company.

Is It Time to Forgive Eli Manning?

Passionate NFL fans aren't exactly patient or forgiving if things go wrong with their beloved teams. Eli Manning was a victim of the overreaction by Giants fans last season, after he had the worst full year of his career, throwing just 18 touchdowns to 27 interceptions, resulting in a quarterback rating of just 69.4. Show More Summary

Alejandro G. Inarritu on 'navigating the labyrinth' of 'Birdman'

Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy "Birdman" plunges viewers into the not-entirely-earthbound world of Riggan Thomson, a washed-up former superhero actor played by Michael Keaton who's trying to get his mojo back by mounting a Broadway play.

Totally True Horror Story: Part 2!!

3 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In case you missed part one, click on his creepy face. Art by Seth Goodkind Here's what happened next: [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Halloween 2014: One-Night-Only Events on October 31

Since Halloween has turned into a season – and a rather lengthy season at that, running nearly two months – it is easy to forget that the holiday began as a one-night event taking place on October 31, starting at dusk, when costumed children would wander their local streets, blackmailing neighbors with threats of tricks [...]

Counter-Strike on Titan?

Now here's a collaboration I didn't see coming. Attack on Titan is teaming up with the Nexcon developed Counter-Strike Online game in Japan. It's an Asian market version of the popular Valve shooter, which I spent endless hours of my...Show More Summary

President Obama Had Cake for Lunch

Four more slices! This six-layer beauty Obama picked up in Rhode Island was actually the second time in a month he ordered chocolate cake, which is a wonderful precedent to set. [The Hill] Read more posts by Clint Rainey

Out of Frame: Nightcrawler

Thoroughly watchable, but perhaps too slick and distant. [ more › ]

Why national interests are offering cash to D.C. school board candidates

A letter to the editor from Elizabeth Davis and Delvone Michael: Across the country, wealthy business interests and conservative political operatives are buying up local boards of education. And if we don’t stand up and say no, D.C. will be the next notch on their belt. Read full article >>

Midday News Links: Aviation Chief On O'Hare Noise Complaints - 'What Can You Do?'

Outgoing Chicago Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino may as well have said, "it won't be my problem soon." [ more › ]

A Mac & Cheese Competition Plus Unlimited Beer Aren't Bad Ways To Spend The Weekend

If you're not hurting too badly from tonight's festivities, head over to the NYC Craft Beer Festival tomorrow evening to sip from over 150 craft and speciality beers at the Lexington Armory. On hand, dozens of breweries, both large and small, plus quite a few cider options as well. Show More Summary

Encapsulating Toronto’s Past

4 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A look at time capsules across the city—and what's in them. Email, cell phones, Twitter, and even old-fashioned snail mail mean there are plenty of ways to communicate in the present—but if you want to send a message to the future, there’s only one thing for it: a time capsule. Toronto has been squirreling away all sorts of trinkets in time capsules over the past hundred […]

Let's Act Like We've Seen Snow Before, Chicago!

Chicago received its first measurable snowfall on Halloween and there's nary a salt truck in sight. That's called progress. [ more › ]

Expensive Downtown Boutique Criticizes Taylor Swift For Ruining NYC

Taylor Swift's pro-bono work as New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador has her promoting the city to the masses, leading newcomers to discover places like SoHo and the West Village. While tourists may feel as though Swift has ledShow More Summary

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes In California

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Jeff Schultes / This plane is a Virgin Galactic White Knight Two. A White Knight Two plane was reportedly accompanying the SpaceShipTwo today and has landed safely. Not much information is available on this story at the moment. Show More Summary

NYC Homeless Rate Increased 7 Percent in 2014

The city's homeless population climbed up to 67,810 in 2014, according to a new national homelessness survey. [ more › ]

Early Addition: The Most Expensive Rental In NYC

Because you want to see some spooky real estate prices, check out today's mid-day links: Starbucks delivery, learning to waste time on internet, best Halloween video on Internet, candy buyback, horrifying costumes, and dog magician. 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 › ]

Aye Carumba! Ole, Ole! The Dances That Are Connecting People Throughout L.A. and Around the World

Salsa dancers in Pacific Palisades, CA - Photographed by Lisa Konczal/Vérité Creative Los Angeles provides a level of diversity like few other places. Home to nearly four million people (L.A. county at a good ten million) it lends itself...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert announces 'Colbert Report' end date

We all knew it was coming, but now we have the date: "The Colbert Report" is ending on Dec. 18.

Two hurt, one missing after explosion rocks Bay Area apartment complex

An explosion in an apartment building in the Bay Area city of Walnut Creek on Friday morning injured at least two people and left a gaping hole in the complex, fire officials said.

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