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Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that...Show More Summary

Justice Department Reportedly Replaces Investigators in Eric Garner Chokehold Case

51 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

In a highly unusual move, the Justice Department replaced the team investigating the controversial 2014 death of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old black man who was choked to death on camera by police officers. In 2014, a local grand jury refused to indict the NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo most involved Garner’s death. Show More Summary

Trump refuses interview with female Florida reporter unless she gives him questions in advance

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican nominee Donald Trump made a campaign stop in St. Augustine, Florida on Monday where he conveniently dodged an one-on-one interview with a tough local reporter, Florida Politics reports. Action News Jax reporter Jenna Bourne had set up a one-on-one interview with Trump on Monday following...

Third Parties in America: When Will the Media Become Democratic?

The history of U.S. electoral politics shows that, despite current appearances, third parties have been an active part of national, state and local races. The Founding Fathers were said to have abhorred the idea of political parties, essentially wanting candidates to be elected on their merits. Show More Summary

Shooting Festivals and Events – Tips for Travel Photographers

Festivals, fairs, and carnivals are a great visual opportunity for any travel photographer because they provide us with a glimpse into the local culture. I remember working in the Gion Matsuri festival in Japan. While one can say that...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Parties

It was the best of ads. It was the worst of ads. That’s how you can summarize the county races in Burlington County this year. When you get right down to it, these local races transcend party philosophies. Of the...Read more


MAN WRITES TONGUE-IN-CHEEK LETTER TO THE EDITOR ABOUT YOGA PANTS. The result? Death threats, vulgar voice mail and a wave of outrage on local social media accounts which resulted in hundreds of women showing up in front of his house to protest. “His life was disrupted and he’s been turned into a villain, all over […]

Game Localization Link Roundup – September 2016

After a relatively calm summer, September was richer in game localization-related content. Besides the Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse story, which ended with an official apology from Atlus, a few interesting interviews with veterans of the industry popped up, and…

Motorcycle Stuntwoman Talks About Her Career of Riding Around the Wall of Death on a Nightly Basis

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Great Big Story traveled to the British town of Ipswich in Suffolk to speak with Kerri Cameron, a rider in the the locally famous Ken Fox Troupe, who performs stunts to amazed crowds while riding a motorcycle around a circular wall known as the “Wall of Death“. Cameron had found her career after getting laid […]

Women Fight for the Right to Wear Yoga Pants

The saga began Wednesday with a letter to the editor in a local Rhode Island newspaper criticizing women over 20 who wear yoga pants in public. Quickly, it snowballed into a "Yoga Pants Parade" Sunday afternoon with hundreds of people walking past the letter writer's house -- who said he had only intended satire. Show More Summary

Local Trade Bodies Claim 40% Decrease in Made In China Sales This Diwali; Is #BoycottChinese Working?

The brand value and power of ‘Made in China’ has certainly shaken, and stirred after calls for #BoycottChinese erupted across social media in India. Although some Chinese companies reported bumper sales this festive season, and state-run...Show More Summary

How to troubleshoot a swollen Photos cache folder

6 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Michael McKissack writes in with a great mystery: I have a massive Photos library and use iCloud Photo Library stored on an external HD to maintain a local backup of all pictures. However, my wife and I use a large number of shared albums...Show More Summary

Walmart Vs. Food Co-ops: Taking Back Our Food Chain

If you walk into any of the 4,132 Walmarts in America that sell groceries, you will find only 11 percent of its produce was grown in the same state where it's sold. That's Walmart's definition of "local produce." Six years ago this month Walmart announced a formal commitment to put more locally grown food in their U.S. Show More Summary

6 Ways to Celebrate Girls’ Special Friendships

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Whether they bond over a love of shoveling sand into buckets at the local park or their mutual affinity for the blue chairs in pre-school, finding that first friend is a milestone for little girls. Of course,...Show More Summary

SWITZERLAND: Police Blamed For Being Unaware After 5000 Extremists Attend Neo-Nazi Concert

6 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Local reports: Police in the canton of St Gallen are under fire for allowing a music festival for right-wing extremists to take place on Saturday night. More than 5,000 people turned out to the festival in the usually tranquil commune...Show More Summary

Two Clough penalties send Bolton second in League One

Two penalties from Zach Clough give Bolton Wanderers a 2-0 victory in League One away at local rivals Bury.

Person dressed as a tree had an average Monday

A human tree spotted blocking traffic at an intersection Monday afternoon is killing it in the costume department. A local TV editor posted a video on Twitter Monday afternoon of what appears to be a man dressed convincingly as a tree on a crosswalk in Portland, Maine. Show More Summary

The Stranger Releases its 2016 Newsroom Diversity Report in Advance of #JournalismSoWhite

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tricia Romano Panelists from the #JournalismSoWhite event at Town Hall. Tomorrow is the #JournalismSoWhite talk at a Town Hall. The panel discussion is being led by local journalists:...Show More Summary

Fall Cocktails at the Local Craft Food & Drink Spice Up the Menu

Since opening in 2011, Coral Gables' the Local Craft Food & Drink has been known for its fine pub grub and extensive beer selection. With nearly two dozen well-curated items, it's a great choice for beer lovers. If, however, you simply opt for a brew when dining, you're missing out on Will Thompson's cocktails.

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