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MO Governor Calls in National Guard to #Ferguson After Bashing Local Cops

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (Democrat) called in the National Guard to Ferguson after a week of looting and violence. This comes after the Governor attacked local police for their “aggressive” actions to the rioting and looting on the street. Now, … Continue reading ?

Missouri Gov. Nixon: ‘Thunderstruck’ by Images of Militarized Police

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Embattled Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) answered charges from ABC News' Martha Raddatz on Sunday morning's This Week about the over-militarization of local and county police forces in response to protests over the shooting of Michael Brown.

Ashley Richardson: Mom Jailed For Getting Groceries As Her Four Kids Played in Park

Ashley Richardson is a struggling mom of four kids, ranging from six years old to eight, who found herself behind bars this week after she let her children walk to a local park while she went to get food for her family at a nearby food bank. Richardson faces four counts of negligent child abuse

Against Any Further US Intervention in Iraq

Earlier this week we posted Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill’s interview with Sadiq Al Timimi on the current conflict in Iraq, in historical, local, and international contexts. Given the mounting ex post facto justifications for another round of heightened US military intervention in Iraq, already well underway and with no defined limit in either the scope […]

Chicagoist's Beer Of The Week: Local Option's Voku Hila

While we weren't too enthusiastic about the drop in temperatures this week, we were able to find something suitable to drink that made us forget the weather for a while. [ more › ]

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Register, Skully, And Summer Time-Sinks

3 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

This week, Amazon announced a Square competitor in the form of the Amazon Local Register, undercutting Square’s transaction fee. Meanwhile, the makers of the Skully smart motorcycle helmet finally opened up the pre-order, setting the Indiegogo record for the fastest funded company to hit $1 million in pre-orders. Show More Summary

House Dem Readies Bill to Demilitarize Local Police

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police -- something on full display this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where officers in riot gear have been showering largely peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Stops at the Smile; Pink Hangs at the Surf Lodge

Swift also went to Telepan Local. This week, the usual crowd flocked to the Hamptons — the Sterns, the Baldwins — while the younger set stayed in the city, visiting restaurants like Tamarind, Stanton Social, and Tao Downtown. Read all about it, straight ahead. Show More Summary

Merry Maker Sisters Recipe Share: Paleo Raw Chocolate Raspberry Cake

3 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Local girls Emma and Carla Papas, also known as The Merry Maker Sisters, share one of their favourite paleo recipes with us this week. Just in time for the weekend with a nice cuppa perhaps? Paleo Raw Choc Raspberry Cake serves: 12 prep time: 1 1/2 hours freezer time: 2 [...]

Quirky Cocktails That (Can Make You) Go the Distance

3 months agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It's no secret that we love drinking in hotels here at HotelChatter. In fact, hotels might be our favorite "local." So all this week and next, we'll be pouring out some drinks for you during our second Hotel Cocktail Week(s) -- newly-expanded because there?s just so many drinks to share. Show More Summary

Texas Teen Runs Away, Lives in Walmart for Four Days

According to a local CBS affiliate, an unnamed 14-year cleared ran away from home this week and took up temporary residence in a Corsicana, Texas Walmart. For four days. Reports confirm the teenager cleared two spaces behind the store's...Show More Summary

The Pentagon gave nearly half a billion dollars of military gear to local law enforcement last year

The events in Ferguson, Missouri this week are an uncomfortable reminder of the militarization of America's small town law enforcement agencies. The photos coming out of the town--of heavily armed officers in full combat gear squaring off against unarmed protesters--look like images we're used to seeing from places like Gaza, Turkey, or Egypt, not from a […]

Larry Bird: Pacers Didn’t Offer Roy Hibbert for Goran Dragic

In a chat this week with local reporters, Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird and head coach Frank Vogel addressed Paul George’s devastating leg injury, the team’s application for a Disabled […] The post Larry Bird: Pacers Didn’t Offer Roy Hibbert for Goran Dragic appeared first on SLAMonline.

New York: All About That Basil: Go On a Basil Cocktail Crawl at These NYC Hotels

4 months agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

It's no secret that we love drinking in hotels here at HotelChatter. In fact, hotels might be our favorite "local." So all this week and next, we'll be pouring out some drinks for you during our second Hotel Cocktail Week(s) -- newly-expanded because there?s just so many drinks to share. Show More Summary

Dog Elected Mayor In Minnesota

Dreams do come true -- even for canines. This week, a 7-year-old dog named Duke was elected mayor of Cormorant, a small town in Minnesota. The 12 residents each paid one dollar to cast their vote, local outlets report. (Story continues below.) In other election news, this dog is now the mayor of Cormorant, Minn. Show More Summary

Ma’Lik Richmond Returns To Steubenville Football Team After Serving Sentence In Rape Case

Ma’Lik Richmond, one of the teens convicted in the Steubenville rape case, is back on on the football team at the local high school as of this week. Richmond, 18, was released from a juvenile detention center earlier this year after serving 10 months of his sentence. His co-defendant, Trent Mays, is still in the

Report: LAPD Shot and Killed an Unarmed Black Man This Week

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Ezell Ford, 25, was shot and killed by LAPD officers near his home in Los Angeles' Florence neighborhood Monday evening. Ford was unarmed, and a man who identified himself as a witness told local news outlet KTLA that cops shot Ford multiple times in the back while he laid down on the sidewalk. Read more...

Watch Arcade Fire Mime Loverboy’s “Working For The Weekend” & Cover Feist’s “I Feel It All” In Calgary

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

On their most recent tour, Arcade Fire have been covering some locally significant song in just about every city they visit; it’s how they ended up covering Huey Lewis & The News’ “Back In Time” earlier this week. Last night, the band treated the crowd in the Canadian city of Alberta to two such covers [...]

Tandy Wilson at Gunshow, Sella & Mosca Wine Dinner at Ink & Elm and More in This Week's Dish!

Tandy Wilson, chef/owner of the sensational City House in Nashville, brings his talents to Gunshow for this month's Hired Guns guest chef series on Tuesday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 13. Wilson's passion for local ingredients and cured meats will be on full display as he shares his dishes with diners. Show More Summary

Local News Station is All Over McDonalds Chicken Sandwich Controversy

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

A McDonalds in North Carolina was forced to issue a public apology this week after one of its employees burned a swastika on the inside of a customer's chicken sandwich. Read more...

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