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The J Train Is Getting FASTRACKED For Two Weeks In Lower Manhattan

The L train preview shutdown might be the sexy transit repair news, but FASTRACK repairs are still around too, and they're coming to the J train stops in lower Manhattan in the first two weeks in May. [ more › ]

Silvio Berlusconi briefly hospitalised after fall

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was briefly hospitalised after a fall, the mayor of a Tuscan town where he was due to attend a meeting of his political party Forza Italia said Saturday. "He slipped, he was injured and briefly hospitalised and will not join us this afternoon," said Massimo Mallegni, mayor of Pietrasanta. Show More Summary

World's only Tiananmen museum returns to Hong Kong

The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown will once again open its doors in Hong Kong after a months-long closure as the city prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover to Beijing. The June 4th...Show More Summary

Japan's Abe warns of 'confusion' without UK/EU Brexit deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday urged Britain and the European Union to secure a "smooth and transparent" separation, saying that open trade in Europe was "a matter of concern to the world". Abe met with British PrimeShow More Summary

The Five Most Interesting Restaurants to Open in Miami in April 2017

Miami saw many interesting restaurants and eateries open in April 2017. From a new brewery to a proper deli to a place to get freshly baked cookies, here are the tastiest new places to check out.

Hungary's Orban accepts EU rights demands: party

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has pledged to quickly meet EU rights demands over a controversial education law, the bloc's centre-right political group said Saturday. Orban was summoned to a meeting with top officials from the...Show More Summary

L.A. sheriff's watchdog decries lack of transparency in the department on discipline and force

A little more than two years ago, the primary watchdog over the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department laid out numerous ways the agency was failing to provide the public with basic information about how often deputies use force, the number of complaints alleging misconduct and how many deputies...

Le Pen will name eurosceptic Dupont-Aignan as PM if elected

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Saturday that if she wins France's May 7 runoff she would name eurosceptic Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her prime minister.

25 years after the Rodney King riots: Photos from the Bay Area protests

The Bay Area saw its own share of protests and rioting in the days following the verdict, with several businesses damaged from looting.

Former Dodgers officials recall home game when 1992 L.A. riots erupted

The Dodgers were having a bad game in an already bad season, but it was a typically nice evening to catch a baseball game in Chavez Ravine. More than 36,000 fans packed into Dodgers Stadium to watch the home team take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Miles away in a Simi Valley courtroom, a jury...

Yakiniku party for two

The Japanese display a giddy fondness for the 'insert food here party'. Said gathering might involve but two people and the title food, however, if you call it a party, it's a party. Although it's really not. Anyway, what's in name? And who cares what it is when it involves yakiniku, the theme of tonight's, errrm, 'party'. Show More Summary

Four years later, 15th and Mission proposed condo tower hits yet another snag

Four years later, plans to develop a mixed-use seven-story tower on the corner of Mission and 15th Streets are going back to the drawing board. The history Purchased for $1,300,000 in August of 2013, the Kevin Stephens Design Group (KSDG) initially submitted plans to the San Francisco Planning Department that would build a residential and

Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS: Erdogan

Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn the Islamic State group's defacto capital of Raqa in Syria into a "graveyard" for the jihadists, the Turkish president said on Saturday. "The huge America, the coalition and Turkey...Show More Summary

Turning a Mother’s Dream Into a Reality with NOLA Women Build

Every day, Monica goes out of her way to drive past the same empty lot on her way home from work. Even when she’s tired from a long shift at the restaurant, and even though it doesn’t look like much right now, she always passes by. That’s because this lot represents her family’s future. Monica […]

Hamas to amend controversial charter in bid to ease ties

Hamas is to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called for the destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its international isolation, party officials said. Leaders of the Islamist movement have long spoken of...Show More Summary

Rare victory for persecuted journalist highlights Mexico's press freedom crisis

Pedro Canché has finally won an apology for being jailed after he criticized a state governor. But, he asked, what about the 104 journalists killed since 2006? Pedro Canché, an indigenous journalist and activist in the southern Mexico...Show More Summary

Tea made from deer antlers may cause botulism; health officials issue alert

Tea made from deer antlers may have sickened two Orange County residents with botulism, a serious illness caused by a bacteria that can cause paralysis, breathing difficulty and is potentially deadly. One adult has a confirmed case of botulism, and the other has a suspected case, the Orange County...

As gentrification pushed blacks out of a seaside enclave, some used the Rodney King verdicts as an excuse to push back

Not too many commutes stick out in my memory, but I will never forget the drive from downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach the evening of April 29, 1992, hours after a Simi Valley jury acquitted four white officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Before I’d left the newsroom, I’d already...

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