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Bump it? Or Dump It? R. Kelly Cult Accusers Drop A Diss Track… (VIDEO)

The family of R. Kelly’s alleged ‘cult’ victim has decided to take their beef to a rap song. The legendary singer was recently accused of running an abusive sex cult by a family here in Atlanta who says he’s holding their loved one against her will (click HERE if you missed that). Tim Savage, the […] Straight From The A [SFTA] - Atlanta Entertainment Industry Gossip & News

Elon Musk Claims His 'Verbal Gov't Approval' For NYC-DC Hyperloop Is At The 'Federal Level'

12 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Thursday morning Tweet about getting "verbal govt approval...to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins" sent the Internet into a tizzy. The only thing: Local governments had no idea what he was talking about. [ more › ]

New Harlem Resident Declares War On Jingle-Happy Mister Softee Man

13 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

A recent Harlem transplant is trying to silence the ice cream man who parks on her block and plays his truck's jingle in the evenings, and some of her neighbors could not be rolling their eyes harder about it. [ more › ]

LAPD officer at center of cadet scandal charged with sexual assault of 15-year-old girl

The Los Angeles police officer at the center of a scandal roiling the department’s signature youth initiative has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old member of the cadet program, prosecutors announced Friday. Robert Cain, 31, was charged Thursday with two counts each of oral copulation...

Spicer reportedly resigns after Scaramucci hired as White House communications director

President Donald Trump has hired financier Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director, a person familiar with the decision said. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned in protest... To view the full story, click the title link.

Jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies at age 85

Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, whose creations caught the fancy of high society and the QVC crowd alike, has died in New York. He was 85. The executive vice president of Lane's company,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Teachers to march against Trump’s education agenda

Organizers expect thousands for Saturday’s March for Public Education in D.C.

Skip the Franklin Barbecue Line, Try These Five Nearby Places Instead

How to satisfy that meat fix right away Yes, Franklin Barbecue makes some of the country’s best smoked meats ever. It’s equally as true that lines can be really annoying for many factors: it’s too hot, it’s raining, who has that much...Show More Summary

'Catfish' Producers Are Casting A Reality Show About Capitol Hill

This is the true story... of 435 strangers... picked to work in the House...legislate together and have their lives taped... to find out what happens... when people stop being polite... and start getting real. [ more › ]

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A popular online pet-care network is taking aim at a New York City law that makes unlicensed paid pet-sitting illegal. The Daily News says Seattle-based Rover.com hopes to get the law... To view the full story, click the title link.

Quality Italian Executes Classic Regional Fare with a Big City Twist

Wondering what online critics and diners are saying about the hot Cherry Creek North spot? Quality Italian opened in Cherry Creek North this past spring to the delight of New Yorkers and steakhouse aficionados alike. Spearheaded by owner...Show More Summary

The Morning News: State Legislature Breaks Down Over Water Rights, Nazi-Saluting Alex Tsimerman Gets Banned from City Hall

43 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone The Washington State water wars, continued. mel-nik/Getty What the Fuck, WaLeg? State legislators failed to reach a budget deal after ending their third special session last night. Negotiations broke down over aShow More Summary

Minus5 Brings an Icy Beach to the Grand Canal Shoppes

Plus odes to vintage Vegas, Joshua Tree and more Minus5 Ice Experience Address: Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Phone: 702-293-3388 Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. Show More Summary

Atlanta Concerts this week: Charlie Wilson, Barry Manilow

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene FRIDAY Charlie Wilson “Uncle” Charlie Wilson is a regular presence in Atlanta and for good reason – people love him. Even though he packed Philips Arena at the beginning of...

Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Jack Johnson, Florida Georgia Line

BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Saria Canady at scanady@ajc.com. Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call...

Air Force helicopter makes ‘precautionary landing’ in Suitland, Md.

A warning light prompted the landing at a medical center 3 miles from Joint Base Andrews.

Early Addition: Can The President Pardon Himself?

58 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

We're on the brink of an "authoritarian crisis," but take an ice cream tour of downtown Manhattan anyway, and much more in today's midday links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

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