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From the Archives: Martians destroy Los Angeles City Hall

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Phil Bath, using a high-speed 35-millimeter camera, was present during special effects filming for the movie "War of the Worlds." Four of these photos were published in the May 9, 1952, Los Angeles Times. An accompanying story explains: The City Hall was blasted...

African press review 20 September 2017

The Kenyan Supreme Court has been explaining why it annulled the second round of last August's presidential election. MPs in Uganda haver come to blows over the move to change the constitutional rule limiting the maximum age of a presidential candidate to 75. And there's more bad new for the South African economy.

ACT Police looking for a green-thumbed thief

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police are looking for a green-thumbed thief who appears to have a serious case of garden envy. The male thief has stolen plants from the front garden of a Conder home four times in the past four months, with the plants having a total value of $1,000. His furtive night-time raids have been caught on […]

French press review 20 September 2017

French Socialists may be forced to sell their Paris headquarters to make ends meet. There'll be 10 billion human beings by the year 2050, unless Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart act on some of their belligerent threats. And a Paris laboratory is trying to find out why some people talk in their sleep.

‘A more efficient university’: UT-Austin raises on-time graduation rate.

Around the country, most students take longer than four years to get a bachelor’s degree.

Have you been affected by the earthquake in Mexico?

Central Mexico has been hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. If you’re in the region, you can share your experiences with us Your safety is most important. Do not take any risks when recording or sharing your story At least 224 have been killed by a powerful earthquake in central Mexico. Show More Summary

Il Divo’s David Miller Spills Some T – Part 1

As Il Divo gets ready to blow the roof off The Venetian Theatre, with their limited-engagement residency, THIS IS YOUR NIGHT; the classical-crossover quartet’s David Miller discusses Popera, Vegas, and Barbra [Part 1 of 3]

'A country teetering on the precipice': Castro's Cuba in pictures

As an American in 1990s Cuba, Tria Giovan risked being branded a traitor. But the photographer continued to visit and, from the dance hall to the hair salon, she captured the resilient spirit of the Cuban people Continue reading...

Residents and rescuers search for victims in aftermath of Mexico earthquake – video

Rescuers and residents look for victims amid the ruins of a building knocked down by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake that jolted central Mexico damaging buildings. The president, Enrique Peña Nieto has called for calm amid the emergency, which has left at least 224 people – including 20 children – dead. Show More Summary

At least 20 children killed after quake reduces Mexico City school to rubble

President Enrique Peña Nieto reveals death toll at the scene outside Enrique Rebsámen school surrounded by anxious parents Mexico earthquake – latest updates The earthquake striking Mexico City has claimed the lives of at least 20 children, when their private school collapsed, trapping them in the rubble. Show More Summary

Mookie launch this Thursday – FREE burgers, concretes, fries

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What’s more amazing than delicious Mookie burgers? FREE delicious Mookie burgers! Mookie is officially opening it’s doors to Canberrans this Thursday (21st September) at 5 pm. Located in the heart of the City at 4A/21 Genge Street, Mookie is sure to be a crowd pleaser. To celebrate the launch they are giving: The FIRST 100 people […]

Where To Find Dim Sum in Las Vegas

These 12 Chinese restaurants with their roving carts can satisfy your dim sum cravings Legend has it that the Emperor of China loved eating and trying new food. He became frustrated with his many chefs when he wasn’t able to try all of the delicious food that his chefs were constantly creating. Show More Summary

New bill to launch Canberra’s cash for cans scheme

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A bill will be introduced into the ACT Legislative Assembly tomorrow which will enable Canberrans to exchange discarded water bottles and empty soft drink cans for cash – addressing one of the city’s biggest litter problems. The bill paves the way for a Container Deposit Scheme to be set up in the territory early next […]

Outlook bleak for biz after the primaries

After four years of progressive new rules and laws, city business interests should brace for more. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Democratic primary rout of three challengers suggests he will double... To view the full story, click the title link.

Extra, Extra: The Full Story Behind The Internet's Favorite Brownie Recipe Comment

Because there's a mad pooper on the loose, check out today's end-of-day links: new Morrissey single, Chance The Rapper's sign language translator, WFMU billboard, infiltrating far right groups, 'The Deuce' renewed, greatest Internet recipe comment ever, and cat goes for bird. Show More Summary

Coalition wrangling looms for Merkel after German poll

Chancellor Angela Merkel may be on track to win a fourth term in Sunday's election, but exactly what Germany's next government will look like is anyone's guess as thorny coalition talks loom. Despite having a double-digit poll lead,Show More Summary

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