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Woman's Babyless Nativity Scene Lets Neighbors Know She Is Childless By Choice

This post originally appeared on As neighbors inflated Santas, reindeer, and snowmen this week, Astoria local Molly Newirth set up a beautiful hand-painted, baby-less nativity scene in her front yard. When asked by concerned...Show More Summary

Beach Water Testing Programs Saved Again

Funding for the EPA BEACH Grants program was saved by Congress for the third year in a row, with the passage of the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill this week. State and local beach water quality monitoring and public notification programs remain in business for at least another year. Show More Summary

Why Is This Great White Shark Lurking Off An Australian Beach?

A single great white shark has been repeatedly observed lurking off Warnbro Sound in Western Australia over the last week, prompting locals to question why the oceanic predator had decided to make its temporary home in the waters off Perth. Show More Summary

'Saturday Night Live' With Host Martin Freeman and Musical Guest Charli XCX Down from Most Recent Episodes

This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host Martin Freeman and musical guest Charli XCX averaged a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters

Burger Joint Makes Hilarious Allen Iverson Press Conference Parody in Response to Blogger’s Complaint About Napkins (Video)

4 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

If you’re a basketball fan or a foodie, I guarantee this video is the best thing you will see on the internet this week. You see, apparently a food blogger in Toronto recently wrote a review about local burger joint Burger’s Priest and complained that they…overcooked the burger? Didn’t put enough cheese on the cheeseburger? […]

2015 Ford Focus here mid-year with substantial upgrades

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The updated 2015 Ford Focus made its Asia Pacific premiere this week at the company’s Go Further 2020 event in Melbourne, some time out from its expected arrival in local showrooms. The refreshed Focus, revealed globally earlier this year, features a revised front end design, incorporating Ford’s new family grille and slimline headlights. Show More Summary

Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 15: Jonathan Stewart has biggest game of the year

Running backs against the Saints do ridiculously well. We break down the fantasy implications. At this point, if your local high school were to face the New Orleans Saints, you'd want to use the high school's running back in fantasy....Show More Summary

'Saturday Night Live' With Host James Franco and Musical Guest Nicki Minaj Rises From Last Original

This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host James Franco and musical guest Nicki Minaj averaged a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters

Microsoft updates Next Lock Screen with local weather info and more

Microsoft has updated its Android-exclusive app Next Lock Screen in the Play Store with a few new features this week, including a way to check the weather from a smartphone user's local location.

NY Man, VT Baby: "Can't Breath," Killed

Here in Vermont, many of us are troubled by the shocking decision not to indict the police officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner in New York City. Also in the news this week we heard another, more local story of a person who could...Show More Summary

Shocked Waitress Gets a New Car as a Tip

Best tip ever? This week in megatipping: Cindi Grady, a waitress at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Branson, Missouri got the surprise of her life when two regular diners tipped her with a brand new car. A local news station reports that...Show More Summary

Analyzing Variations

5 months agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

Lesson of the Week My chess students range from beginners struggling to remember how all the pieces move to several of the top local scholastic competitors. In a club for beginners this week, I worked with most of the students individually...Show More Summary

Telstra Now Offering Cisco Cloud Services In Australia

Having offered it in pilot mode since September, Telstra this week has begun generally selling its local implementation of Cisco Cloud Services in Australia. More »      

480km stretch of Route 66 in Illinois to be electrified

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Last week Illinois governor Pat Quinn announced that the state and local governments and private sector businesses would create a network of electric vehicle charging stations along the prairie state’s portion of Route 66. This 483km (300 mile) sector of Route 66 stretches from the capital Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, to St Louis, [...]

Someone Tell This Florida Councilman You Can’t Censor All The Boobs In Museums

5 months agoLifestyle / Parenting : Mommyish

The mayor of Jacksonville Florida announced this week that he will not pull funding from a local museum or force them to take down a photograph a local city council member found "pornographic.' It's a beautiful portrait of a naked pregnant woman, by photographer Angela Strassheim. Show More Summary

Ferguson Upheaval Has Roots in America's War on Drugs

This week in Ferguson, MO, I joined a delegation of faith ministers to stand in solidarity with thousands of organizers and protesters decrying the injustice handed down by the local grand jury last week. The news of another white police...Show More Summary

Uber is expanding its carpooling service to New York City

Uber's ride-sharing plan, UberPool, is coming to New York City this week, aiming to provide cheaper rides for locals. UberPool was first launched in San Francisco in August. The offering is similar to the company's uberX service — the...Show More Summary

VIDEO>>> SNIPERS TAKE POSITION Atop #Ferguson Rooftops – Protesters VERY UPSET (Video)

Ferguson businesses – the ones that are still standing – brought in local militias this week to protect their property from violent protesters, looters and arsonists. The militia volunteers were members of the Oathkeepers, an organization founded in 2009 to … Continue reading ?

Renault Clio RS set to outsell Megane RS, won’t negatively influence next-gen hot-hatch

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Renault Clio RS is on track to outsell the Megane RS for 2014, a feat the sporty city car hasn’t achieved since 2010. Speaking at this week’s Renault Megane RS275 Trophy and Clio RS Monaco GP local drive event in Tasmania, the French car maker’s local division confirmed that year-to-date sales figures have the Clio [...]

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