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Second City Theater Offices Destroyed In Massive Fire

  The Second City theater is safe after an extra alarm fire ripped through the building next door to the famous comedy troupe Wednesday afternoon. [ more › ]

Barclays Center Will Host Its First-Ever Beer Festival

All the beer you can drink and more. When you build a giant arena, you have to keep finding new events to put in it: So, Brooklyn's Barclays Center has high hopes for its first-ever beer festival, Tapped, which will take place on October 25. Show More Summary

First Drip (8/28/15): Driver's ed to drop from CMS programs next week

Driver's education will no longer be offered to CMS students through the school system when the temporary school budget expires next week. The law currently requires 16- and 17-year-old kids to take driver's ed to get a license, but the Senate budget would only require 85 hours of driving with a licensed adult and a score of at least 85 percent on the written DMV test.…

Remember Rand McNally? The map publisher is charting a course back to glory

More than a century ago, New York was the country's unquestioned capital of mapping. A firm called J.H. Colton Co., based at 172 William St., enjoyed a 30% market share publishing railroad maps after... To view the full story, click the title link.

Drilling down on the burgeoning tech sector

This week's Stats and the City feature shows the enormous growth in the city's tech industry using the most rigorous study of the sector published recently by the Federal Reserve Bank of New... To view the full story, click the title link.

WDBJ7 pays tribute to journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward

WDBJ7 in Virginia returned to the air, paying tribute to journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were shot dead by an ex-employee during a live broadcast the day before. The station held a moment of silence, and anchor Chris Hurst spoke on camera, remembering his girlfriend, Alison Parker.

Alligator Snapping Turtle Found In Long Island Stream

A kayaker and his son stumbled upon a 25-pound alligator snapping turtle while fishing in a Long Island stream last weekend—an unlikely event, since the creatures are generally found in the southeast. [ more › ]

NYC Panhandlers Open Up About Drugs, Dangers, & These Summertime Oogles

On a recent afternoon near Grand Central Station, Will Colby leaned against the wall at his usual spot on East 42nd Street and fumed about the seasonal encroachment of a class of people he considers fair weather interlopers: summer panhandlers. [ more › ]

About Tonight: August 27, 2015

Eat and drink to benefit DC Central Kitchen, and more. [ more › ]

Clark Howard: Find a good car repair shop

All over America, people complain about the conditions of their roads. These poorly maintained roads are taking a real toll on our finances. Transportation research group TRIP reports the average driver spent $516 on repairs...

The OED Acknowledges "Manspreading" Is A Real Word

"The practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats." This is the definition of manspreading per the Oxford English Dictionary, where it is has now joined other words. Like awesomesauce :( [ more › ]

Woman Accuses Bulls Star Derrick Rose Of Drugging And Gang Raping Her In Lawsuit

Bulls star Derrick Rose is being sued by a woman who says that he and two of his friends drugged her, broke into her apartment and then gang-raped her. [ more › ]

Excessive heat brings dangers to Southern California, weather service warns

A heat wave that has been baking Los Angeles all week is expected to peak Thursday and could be a danger for the very young and the elderly, the National Weather Service said.

Apartment Therapy’s new book aims at Millenial homeowners

In an exclusive interview about his latest book, Apartment Therapy: Complete + Happy Home, founder Maxwell Ryan tells us why today’s homebuyers care more about making their home happy than perfect.

Kasim Reed on Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter: “People want it gone”

"Peachtree-Pine doesn’t work. And we haven’t found a case in Georgia where a city was using eminent domain to create a public safety facility where they didn’t prevail."

Atkins Park Virginia-Highland Lip Sync Battle Mouths Off August 27

Sync or swim? Opt to “sync” and command the mic in the first-ever Lip Sync Battle at Atkins Park Virginia-Highland on Thursday, August 27 at 10 p.m. There’s room for individuals, duos and groups in the epic reveal of lip sync and showmanship skills hosted by the Mayor of Ponce and Atkins Park’s own Star-Tender. Show More Summary

Tropical Storm Erika brings disastrous flooding to the island of Dominica

Over six inches of rain has fallen on the island of Dominica in the Lesser Antilles in the past six hours.

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