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Defendant in HIV infection case is ordered to stay off dating websites

A 29-year-old man accused of knowingly infecting another man with HIV was ordered by a San Diego judge Tuesday to no longer use Internet dating sites, including the site where he met the alleged victim.

Garrett Popcorn Sued Over Use Of 'Chicago Mix' Name

Don't call Garrett Popcorn's blend of caramel and cheese popcorn the 'Chicago Mix' anymore. [ more › ]

City shuts nine pre-K centers, delays opening 36

New York City is closing nine pre-kindergarten centers and is delaying the start dates at 36 others. Officials in Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration told The Associated Press on Tuesday that... To view the full story, click the title link.

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight... To view the full story, click the title link.

Not guilty pleas in red light camera bribery scheme

A former Chicago transportation manager and his longtime friend both pleaded not guilty today to bribery charges in an alleged $2 million scheme to rig the contract for the city's red light camera program.

New Renderings Inside “The Place on Ponce”, Leasing Begins Next Week

As “The Place on Ponce” rises along West Ponce, you may be curious about the interior.  Well do we have the renderings for you! A press release put out by Carter today also announces that leasing will begin next week and that rates for 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units will be posted on their […]

The Great Bagel Debate: Toasted Or Untoasted?

Listen, we're never going to be able to declare one bagel the Best Bagel here in New York, we need to just agree that, collectively, New York has the best bagels in the world, and move on. But bagel debates go deeper than which establishment...Show More Summary

About.com gets new look, native ads

About.com, the online network of "expert" guides that dates back to the dawn of the Web, relaunched Tuesday with a new look and new code. The top-to-bottom reconstruction is aimed at making its... To view the full story, click the title link.

Scenes from Clusterfest 2014

Clusterfest has come and gone, but the hangover lingers. Thankfully, we've put together a photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Legendary PALM to Close ... New One Opening in Beverly Hills!

all photos by Jay and Palm Flashing back to 1975, it was the year that "Jaws" was released, Billy Martin (remember him?) became manager of my favorite team, the N.Y. Yankees, and it was the first time I heard Bruce Springsteen sing "Born to Run." And on October 25th I went to the opening of a restaurant called THE PALM at 9101 Santa Monica Boulevard. Show More Summary

Oops! An Oregon Newspaper Accidentally Told People to Eat an Extremely Hallucinogenic Mushroom

This is definitely not a matsutake. If you regularly have a tough time separating edible fungi from the psychotropic kind in the wild, at least you now have the sympathies of the Oregonian photo department, which ran a photo of the wrong 'shroom in Sunday's paper. Show More Summary

North Coast Music Festival Day 3: Until Next Year, North Coastizzle

                      Another Labor Day weekend, and the fifth edition of North Coast Music Festival is in the books. [ more › ]

Avoiding Auto Repair Scams

Typically, an auto repair scam involves advising you that you need unnecessary repairs, not doing the stated repairs, or increasing the bill by adding repairs after you get a quote. Commonly auto repair shops can get away with theseShow More Summary

Taxpayers' pension contributions to drop

The contribution rates paid by state and local governments for New York's pension funds will fall as the retirement system continues to rebound from the 2008 downturn, state Comptroller Thomas... To view the full story, click the title link.

Two California judges censured for having sex in their courthouses

Two California judges -- one in Orange County, the other in Kern County -- were publicly censured Tuesday by a judicial oversight panel for having sex with women inside their respective chambers.

The Corruption Beneath Cuomo's Casino Push

Last November New York passed an amendment authorizing up to seven non-Indian casinos to be built in our state. Governor Andrew Cuomo -- who had pushed vigorously for the measure -- declared the outcome a win for New York. In reality,...Show More Summary

Review: D.C. Could Not Have Prevented Relisha Rudd's Disappearance

"I do not believe District agencies could have done anything that would have changed the sad outcome," Mayor Vince Gray said in a statement. [ more › ]

TIFF 2014: What We’d See, If We Were You

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Sexually transmitted hauntings. Viggo Mortensen as a Danish general in 19th-century Patagonia. Here's a look at some of our favourite and most anticipated titles at the fest. Take a look at the offerings for TIFF’s 39th annual kick at...Show More Summary

Hitchcock at the Hollywood Bowl

Who goes to a concert to get scared to death? Those who didn't expect to, that's who! Everyone at the Hollywood Bowl at last night's "The Big Picture: Hitchcock!" was not only scared but also delighted to pieces under the amazing emotional...Show More Summary

Another Booze Delivery Service Will Launch In Some Parts Of D.C. On Thursday

Washingtonians, you now have three apps you can download to get booze delivered to you. Or, you know, get it yourself. [ more › ]

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