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Metro offers way to boost on-time performance by cutting service

Jim Hughes, one of Metro’s top planning officials, spent years working on the rail service program that made room for the Silver Line trains and added service to central Washington, where new neighborhoods are blooming.Read full article >>

Illinois Day Trip: Greenville, Pocahontas, & Lebanon

My husband and I enjoy taking day trips, they’re inexpensive and interesting. Recently we went to Greenville & Lebanon Illinois, passing through Pocahontas between them. We’re both car guys so we don’t need much excuse to check out a car show. We took a break from viewing classics and had a...

Morning Reads for Friday, July 3, 2015

Taking bets that very few will read this – hopefully you’re off with family/friends, whoopin’ it up for an Independence Day extended celebration. Be safe. Be patriotic. Especially if you’re shooting mortars off the dock at… oh wait,Show More Summary

Wednesday One-Liners Get a Reltney

Hipster girl: And he's always like, "oh god, I'm so hard!" and I'm always just like, "really?"–Kimmel Cafeteria, NYULoud passenger: I'm so horny I'd fuck a potato right now.–Metro-NorthOverheard by: fingerlingGuy: I've had a hard-on all day! I need to polish my lid.–Hard Rock CafeBearded hipster to another, on blanket in the park: Like, I […]

Once with a medical suite, this home is anything but sterile

For years, pediatrician Arthur Kreischer saw patients at his American University Park home. When he built the house in 1987, he had the first floor constructed as a medical suite with exam rooms and a laboratory. He and his family lived on the upper two floors.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Showers today, persisting into tonight; Lesser rain risk on Independence Day

More rain is ahead, but with some luck it won’t damage holiday plans too heavily. Clouds and rain chances are keeping things “cool” at least.

Heather Gave Sir Paul Exactly What He Wanted

Hobo to one-legged girl walking by: Damn you're sexy, even without that leg!Bag lady: He wants you to fuck him with your nub.–Thompkins Square Park

He Needs to Do Laundry Now

Hobo: Excuse me, do you have a dollar you could spare? Guy: Sorry, man. Hobo: Do you have 4 quarters? –Central Park Overheard by: Charlie

Paradox: If All Men Are Liars, Did he Cheat or Not?

Girl: Just tell me!Guy: Well what do you think? Do you think I cheated on you, yes or no? Girl: No!Guy: Wrong.–WilliamsburgOverheard by: Emma

A Summer Wedding Outfit

  I totally love how Lar has simplified her wardrobe. I’m trying to do the same, but I’m going at a much slower pace than her. I did pretty well with my last trip to the mall, but I did break down two weekends ago and buy this dress for a friend’s wedding.   BB […]

You Really Do Get a Little Something Extra with a Columbia Education.

College miniskirt #1: Wow, I feel so nauseous. College miniskirt #2: It must be all the Adderall we took. College miniskirt #1: You're right, I'll probably just throw it up when we get to the bar.–110th St & Amsterdam AveOverheard by: Nikki

Well, Those Are the Two Options

Chick: So, you’re working here now? Barista guy: Well, had they taught me karate from a young age like they were supposed to I would be fighting shoguns in Japan right now. –Park Slope coffee shop Overheard by: kendell chambers

S&P raises its credit rating on CA to highest in 14 years

Standard & Poor’s raised its credit rating on California by one notch to its highest level in 14 years. S&P now rates the state’s general obligation debt AA-, up from A+. “The rating action follows enactment of California’s 2015-2016 budget, which, in our view, marks another step forward in the state’s journey toward improved fiscal

Man accused of scrawling graffiti against vaccine law in Beverly Hills

Police in Beverly Hills arrested a man Thursday on suspicion of scrawling graffiti condemning California's new mandatory vaccine law, SB 277, in various locations around Los Angeles County.

A casino in Atlanta?

It’s way early in the process, but there’s talk that MGM Resorts International may be interested in building a casino in downtown Atlanta. Given how Charlotte wants what Atlanta has, that’s a potential game changer here in the Queen City. Of course, we’ve got a big wildcard here in North Carolina already, with the Catawbas […]

Van filled with fireworks explodes, traffic backed up from Las Vegas to L.A.

A van stocked with fireworks ignited Thursday afternoon on Interstate 15 near Barstow, sending sparks flying and snarling traffic on the busy freeway connecting Los Angeles and Las Vegas, authorities said.

Walking in Williamsburg: A Guide to Styles, Snacks, and Sounds

Photo by Jaspermaz via Wikimedia Commons A hipster paradise within the sprawling boroughs of New York, Williamsburg is just a short ride on the L train out of Manhattan. Known for its diversity of culture, food, and fashion, the neighborhood...Show More Summary

And, If So, Is It Above or Below It?

Traveler: Does this A train go near 33rd St?Conductor: Sure. Get off at 34th St.Traveler: Is that near 33rd St?–A Train

Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend Besides Watching Fireworks

Even this guy has had enough fireworks. Susan Schmitz/Shutterstock FRIDAYAMBER WAVES OF BRAINSeattle improv vets Blood Squad (Molly Arkin, Jon Axell, Brandon Felker, and Elicia Wickstead) present an improv show that may have more ofShow More Summary

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