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[Update] Two Police Officers Fatally Shot In Squad Car In Bed-Stuy

Update Below Two police officers were shot in their squad car in Brooklyn this afternoon. According to the FDNY, the shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. at Myrtle Avenue & Tompkins Avenue. Both officers were taken to Woodhull Hospital. [ more › ]

LES Community Board Worried About Synthetic Marijuana

A proposal about the classification of synthetic cannabinoids, a.k.a. synthetic marijuana, or "K2," sparked a debate at this week's Community Board 3 Meeting in Lower Manhattan. The Committee for Transportation and Public Safety has proposed a resolution urging New York lawmakers to pass legislation classifying K2 as a controlled substance. [ more › ]

North Dakota to add Citizenship Test for High School Graduates

Did you know many high school graduates don’t know who George Washington is? I know, shocking! Well, there’s a proposal in North Dakota to force high school seniors to take a ten question oral exam, similar to the one applicants to become US citizens have to take. Show More Summary

Annie: Annie Is Dead, Long Live Annie

The original Annie was such a feature of my childhood that I can’t even properly say if I “liked” it or not—did I like the bed I slept in or the house I lived in? It just was. But going in with a head full of nostalgia might not be the...Show More Summary

McDonald's In Hot Water With Labor Board For Poor Treatment Of Workers

McDonald's has been slapped with dozens of charges by the National Labor Relations Board for violating labor laws, with the NLRB arguing that the company and some of its franchises threatened employees who protested low wages. [ more › ]

Video: Glenn Beck Fills Colbert-Sized Hole In Our Hearts

"Stephen Colbert" rode off into the sunset this week after nine dedicated years of mercilessly witty satire of right wing blowhards. Like many people, we found ourselves asking: who will fill the Colbert-sized hole in our hearts? But that person was here all along, scrawling on chalkboards, warning of dystopian futures, and going on crying jags. Show More Summary

4 sought in theft of items worth $11,300 from Glendale Bloomingdale's

Police are searching for four suspects who were allegedly involved in stealing more than $11,000 worth of high-end belts, scarves and small leather goods from Bloomingdale’s at the Glendale Galleria.

Weekend Playlist: The Best and Brightest of 2014, According to The A.V. Club

Our playlist features artists who made it to our pals the A.V. Club's 20 Best Albums of 2014. Flying Lotus and Mac DeMarco: together at last. [ more › ]

Man killed in multi-vehicle accident in Huntington Beach

A 73-year-old man was killed and several others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Huntington Beach on Friday morning, authorities said.

Young mother with her child robbed at Costa Mesa drive-through ATM

A gunman robbed a young mother who was with her child outside a Costa Mesa bank, according to police.

#Foodgram

Atlanta is nirvana for grab-and-go delights, magnificent meals and global fare. Next time you experience an edible OMG moment, share a pic and some words with a like-minded community, @bestfoodatlanta, using the tag #myfab5. Travelers can scope out options in various cities using the app.

Around Town: Cold Moon

Our 'Around Town' gallery features photos from this month's Cold Moon Concert at Bohemian National Cemetery, where avant-metal collective Wrekmeister Harmonies performed their latest album in full. [ more › ]

Armed Bronx Home Invasion Suspects Rob Man Of $50, Cops Say

The police are hoping the public can help them identify four suspects wanted in a home invasion that took place earlier this week in the Bronx. [ more › ]

A Short History Of Blimpie's, Serving NYC Since The 1960s

Earlier this week we were looking through the Museum of the City of New York's archives of old photos, and came across this screen print of a Blimpie's sandwich shop. Okay. [ more › ]

'Post Mortem Presents: A Very Victorian Christmas,' Post Mortem Movement Theatre, Long Beach, Calif.

The party prelude hooks you. There's a Door Girl (Danielle Kaufman), a vampy pre-Henry Higgins Eliza Doolittle. A long, dark passageway - wait, is this Halloween? Rooms (so many possibilities but, alas, locked) off to the side. You emerge from this dim lit vaguely Christmassy birth canal and - gasp! - light. Show More Summary

Our Critics' Top Picks for Today

X AND THE BLASTERS' UNBEATABLE SONGBOOKS X and the Blasters @ El CorazonEven on their now-34-year-old debut records, X and the Blasters had deeper musical roots than their peers, with X powering their punk with rockabilly beats and deep folk harmonies and the Blasters mining the golden intersection of rock ’n’ roll and country and western. Show More Summary

Video: Area Man Sews Crotch On The Subway

Out of all the gross things one could be doing with their crotch on the subway, this is certainly... benign. Eddie Going passed along the video below of a modern day Betsy Ross performing sartorial surgery on the N train this past week. Desperate times call for desperate stitchings we suppose. [ more › ]

Los Angeles hosts stand down for military veterans

Los Angeles is hosting what is being billed as the largest stand down for homeless and hard-luck military veterans to ever take place in the country.

Authorities search for gunman who killed man in Pico Rivera

Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday in Pico Rivera. 

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