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Shenyang bus charred to a crisp after bursting into flames on street

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Yet another reason to fear public transportation. Half of a bus in Shenyang was burned down to nothing but its frame after it suddenly caught fire on Middle Qishan Road yesterday afternoon. Fortunately, all 10 passengers on board had been evacuated before the horrific damage was done. [ more › ]

Jerquan Dickson: Man Accused Of Shooting Teens Who Threw Snowballs At His Car

Jerquan Dickson is apparently not a big fan of snowballs. Police in York, Pennsylvania, say the 22-year-old was driving down West King Street when a group of teenagers threw snowballs at his car. He then stopped the car and got out, following the group to another street. Show More Summary

Bad Luck or Bad Policy: What Happens if You Crash Into Literally a Gold-Plated Car?

Should you be responsible for the types of cars your friends and neighbors drive? Should you have to worry about losing your house if the guy down the street suffering through a mid-life crisis goes out and buys a Bugatti?

Play Me, I'm Yours: Colorful Pianos Left in Public Spaces

yesterdayOdd : Neatorama

We've long enjoyed the works of British artist Luke Jerram and are especially impressed with his interactive public works, such as this enormous slip-and-slide down the middle of a city street and his singing metal sculpture. So it should...Show More Summary

A Man 'Off His Face' On Booze And Cocaine Prank Called David Cameron

A hoax caller was put through to British prime minister David Cameron, posing as the director of spy agency GCHQ. Afterwards, he telephoned The Sun to talk about what he'd been up to and said it was all "so easy". The Downing StreetShow More Summary

6 Things You Secretly Want More Than Anything Else

yesterdayOdd : Thought Catalog

Why can’t you just walk down the street in 2015 with a fat ass joint lit knowing that, even if it’s not necessarily LEGAL in your state, the police have better things to do?

Ben Carson: Gays Should Be Careful Or Someone Will Poison Their Wedding Cake

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"What I have a problem with is when people try to force people to act against their beliefs because they say 'they're discriminating against me.' So they can go right down the street and buy a cake, but no, let's bring a suit against this person because I want them to make my cake even though they don't believe in it. Show More Summary

Google Fiber is (possibly) heading to North Carolina

North Carolina residents might soon see Google Fiber vans driving down the streets. According to several publications, Mountain View has invited local Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham officials to a super secret "Save the Date" event on Wednesday, Januar...

Enjoying the snow at Central Park

There wasn't enough snow to accumulate on city streets, but at Central Park there's enough to toboggan down the hills. And enough for me to do a story for 1010 WINS.

Cop Cars Reading License Plates of All Drivers

Police cars mounted with automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) wind their way through the streets of Oakland like a "Snake" game on an old cell phone. Instead of eating up pixels of food, these cameras gobble down thousands of license plates each day. Show More Summary

PAX South 2015: Notes from a Star Citizen town hall

Star Citizen is such a big fancy deal that instead of having a panel or booth at PAX South 2015, Cloud Imperium booked a theater down the street and hosted 10 straight hours of forums and chit-chats with backers. That's right: ThereShow More Summary

Is MySpace Making a Comeback?

Social networks have come and gone. While some, like GeoCities, are closed down entirely, others like MySpace and Bebo fade into obscurity. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, MySpace might not be dead after all, and the social...Show More Summary

Will Muriel Bowser bring the funk to U Street?

May’s inaugural D.C. Funk Parade was, by nearly all standards, a great success. It brought hundreds of revelers down to the U Street NW corridor for live music, dance performances, workshops, vendors and kids events. However, in the eyes of organizers, the central piece of the Funk Parade — you know, the parade — left […]

Petition Asks For City Officials To Close Down U Street For This Year's Funk Parade

The Funk Parade organizers want the parade to actually take place on U Street this year. [ more › ]

The Wolf off Wall Street

I still haven’t whittled that blog post down to size. In fact it’s now bigger. Meantime here’s another something on the web: a TLS essay I wrote on Martin Wolf’s The Shifts and the Shocks. There’s no paywall. Here’s a snippet, which provides the piece its rather nice illustration: In the 2011 film Margin Call, […]

Is China slowing down? Not much

The Wall Street Journal: China's economic growth slowed to 7.4% in 2014, downshifting to a level not seen in a quarter century and firmly marking the end of a high-growth heyday that buoyed global demand for everything from iron ore to designer handbags. Show More Summary

How To Look Taller Without Wearing Heels

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

Do you ever walk down the street, find yourself standing at the corner next to someone who's at least nine inches taller than you and think to yourself, Wow, I wonder what the world looks like from up there? Well, we may not have a solution...Show More Summary

Syrian Refugees: Prostitution Rises When Aid Fails

During a recent visit to Lebanon, walking along Hamra Street, I was taken back to my childhood. My father and I meandered down this road en route to my favorite spot. Constantly stopped by friends, eager to talk, it seemed to take forever...Show More Summary

Existing-home sales climb in December, but are down for year

Americans purchased more previously owned homes in December, but the increase was less than Wall Street expected.

Over 1,000 people showed up to Product Hunt’s massive happy hour

3 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Product Hunt's happy hour starts in 20 minutes, and the line stretches far down the street. As I stroll through Geary, blocks from the bar, I’m convinced the crowds must be gathering…

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