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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

14 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

14 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

14 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!

4 French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria Freed

(PARIS) — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world’s deadliest conflict for the media. MoreFacebook Removes Jihadist Preacher’s PageAssad Claims a ‘Turning Point’ in Syria As Military Makes GainsMen Charged With Toppling…

Go Ahead And Drink A Bottle Of Wine A Day, Says Alcohol Scientist

The CDC has established that one-in-six Americans binge drinks, but basically everyone else who drinks is, can be, or will become a "problem drinker." Having said that, it's not like the CDC are alcohol scientists or anything. But Dr. Show More Summary

Around Town: Look Around

  Today is just another leisurely stroll through our Flickr pool. [ more › ]

Man Fatally Struck By C Train In Manhattan

A man was fatally struck by a train in Manhattan this morning. According to FDNY, the person was struck by a C train at the 50th Street Station just around 11 a.m. Saturday. The MTA adds that the man, who hasn't been identified yet, was on the road bed when the C train was pulling into the station; he was declared dead at the scene. [ more › ]

Mickey Rooney funeral set for today at Hollywood Forever

A funeral service for celebrated actor Mickey Rooney will be held Saturday afternoon at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, family members said.

Toxicology tests may indicate cause of death of Coachella attendee

Authorities said they were running toxicology tests on a 24-year-old woman who died of a possible overdose after being stricken at the Coachella festival.

Olvera Street's 84th Blessing of the Animals takes place Saturday

Hundreds of pet owners are expected to attend Saturday's 84th annual Blessing of the Animals in downtown Los Angeles.

Weekend Viewing: Hidden Killers The Victorian British Home – Great Documentary!

  Suzannah Lipscomb takes us back to the late Victorian era when cities were expanding and mass consumerism took hold. But from the food they ate to the clothes they wore and the new products that thrilled them, the Victorians were surrounding themselves with killers. Show More Summary

Imprimatur: ‘Unbinding the Book’

In the age of the internet, is print dead? Indie publishers Blurb prove the naysayers wrong with their new artist call out challenging the concept of the book This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. Imprimatur: ‘Unbinding the Book’

The Saturday Morning News

15 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

This Has Nothing To Do With Midterm Elections At All: The Obama administration says it won't decide whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline until after November 4. If they approve it, they'll incur the feeble wrath of progressives and environmentalists. Show More Summary

5 People Hospitalized After NY-Bound Megabus Crashes In Maryland

In case your mother wasn't already freaked out enough about cheap bus travel, five people were hospitalized after a New York-bound Megabus crashed into a guardrail on a Maryland interstate yesterday afternoon. Thankfully, it appears no one was seriously injured. [ more › ]

Man Shot, Killed In Early Morning West Town Car Chase

A teenage man was shot and killed in Chicago's West Town neighborhood early Saturday morning after a car chase ended when the car being pursued hit a moving truck. [ more › ]

Watch Straphangers React To A Squealing Saxaphone

You're on the subway, it's packed, you just want to be home... but you're zoning out to some smooth jams provided by this sax player, so it's pretty chill. Until he decides to start improving with some never-ending high notes. "Why is he doing this to us?," you wonder, as the sax starts replicate the sound of possessed children screaming. [ more › ]

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