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Rain could put damper on SF’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival

Rain could put damper on SF’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival A heat wave that brought people out to the beach last Sunday will soon be a distant memory as temperatures cool off to a high of just 58 this Sunday with a 20 percent chance of rain in the city for the first time in five months. Show More Summary

Taste of Chamblee on Saturday from 5 to 9 pm

http://www.tasteofchamblee.net WHAT The 10th Annual Taste of Chamblee returns with cuisines that range from Mexican to Italian and celebrate the diverse restaurant community in Chamblee. In addition to amazing food, the event will have live music and a family friendly kid zone. Show More Summary

Bellevue Arts Museum Is Struggling Again

22 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Will BAM be able to bring shows like this anymore? This Givenchy gown by Alexander McQueen was featured in the recent exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. Courtesy of BAM Eleven years after Bellevue...Show More Summary

Vallejo couple parks gigantic bra in front yard to show support for Hillary Clinton

A Vallejo couple with a whole lot of "bra"vado parked a gigantic bra-shaped art piece in their front yard to show support for the Democratic presidential nominee.

Jim Jarmusch's Stooges Documentary Gimme Danger Gets Loose October 28

22 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dave Segal Aw, look out! Almost every rock musician worth a damn over the last 45 years—and many who aren't—has claimed influence and/or inspiration from the Stooges. It seems odd that there aren't already a dozen documentaries about...Show More Summary

D.C. losing black residents west of the Anacostia, census data show

Attempts to preserve affordable housing have been “a huge failure,” an analyst said.

Photos: You Can Now Add Descanso Gardens To Your List Of Brunch Spots

Now you can make a whole day out of strolling through Descanso Gardens, after a hearty Southern and Latin-inspired brunch. [ more › ]

Measure seeking to halt L.A. 'mega-developments' goes to March ballot

An initiative seeking a two-year ban on zoning changes that would allow for high-density construction around Los Angeles is heading to a popular vote after the City Council on Friday approved placing it on the March 7 ballot. The unanimous decision on the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative came...

Crisis-hit Socialists prepare for leadership showdown

Spain's crisis-hit Socialists geared up for a key meeting on Saturday that could help end the country's prolonged political deadlock and decide the fate of embattled party leader Pedro Sanchez. The roughly 300 members of the party'sShow More Summary

US: Talks with Russia on Syria 'on life support'

Two days after threatening to suspend talks with Russia on the crisis in Syria, the United States confirmed Friday that negotiations continue but insisted they are "on life support." US Secretary of State John Kerry called Russia's Foreign...Show More Summary

Pakistan urges UN chief to act to defuse Kashmir tensions

Pakistan urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to personally intervene to help defuse rising tensions with India over disputed Kashmir. "This is a dangerous moment for the region," Pakistan's Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told AFP after meeting with Ban at UN headquarters in New York. Show More Summary

Disgruntled customer runs amok at Apple store in France

French prosecutors said Friday they would seek a fast-track trial against a young man -- apparently an unsatisfied customer -- who ran amok in an Apple store, smashing phones and tablets with a metal ball. The scene, captured on camera and posted on the Internet, has gone viral in France. Show More Summary

Colombia police arrest 238 suspected drug dealers

A nationwide police raid nabbed 238 suspected narcotics dealers and hitmen, dismantling 15 criminal gangs suspected of enlisting minors and homeless people to sell illegal drugs, authorities in Colombia said Friday. Those captured "are...Show More Summary

Trump, Clinton feud by tweet-storm over beauty queen

In an extraordinary clash that took an already bitter presidential contest down into the gutter, Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to check out an alleged "sex tape" of a former Miss Universe who backs Hillary Clinton, provoking the...Show More Summary

Moscow accuses US of sparing Syria jihadist group

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday accused the United States of protecting a jihadist group in Syria in its effort to overthrow the beleaguered regime of President Bashar al-Assad. In an interview aired Friday on BBC World...Show More Summary

Clinton seeks to cement lead in pivotal Florida

Hillary Clinton embarked on a two-stop Florida swing Friday, looking to strengthen a fresh lead in the pivotal swing state and capitalize on a spasm of setbacks for her presidential opponent Donald Trump. The Democratic candidate was...Show More Summary

Sweden to join NATO strategic comms centre: director

Non-aligned Sweden will join NATO's Strategic Communications Centre based in nearby Latvia amid heightened tensions with Russia in the Baltic Sea region, the centre said Friday. "Joining NATO's STRATCOM Centre of Excellence as a contributing partner is a natural step for Sweden," Janis Sarts, director of the Riga-based unit told AFP. Show More Summary

Dutch summon Russian ambassador over MH17 comments

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has summoned Russia's ambassador to the Netherlands over "unacceptable" comments by Moscow criticising a report into the downing of Flight MH17, officials said on Friday. "Responding to the presentation of the initial findings... Show More Summary

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