On Thursday evening we outlined what we called the “pension ponzi”, whereby state and local governments resort to the issuance of pension obligation bonds to plug underfunded pension liabilities. The idea is to arbitrage the spread between...Show More Summary
ADEN (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when local militia attacked Shi'ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive them from the district, residents and fighters said.
A dramatic rescue in Sachse, Texas quickly took a turn for the funny on Friday, when a local cop was brought on a lengthy joyride over a farm. In the video above from FOX 4 news, the unnamed officer is airlifted by a Department of Public...Show More Summary
Talking to strangers never seemed to come easy to Charnice Milton. She was petite and soft-spoken, not the first person you’d expect to be asking the tough questions at a community meeting.But Milton, a local journalist who was shot dead Wednesday night on her way home from an assignment at an Eastern Market community meeting, did just that.Read full article >>
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - At least seven people died and 12 were injured when twin bomb blasts by suspected Boko Haram militants struck a wedding party in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Friday, locals said.
Authorities in southern Ohio are trying to identify a body found not far from where several local women disappeared over the past year. According to the Ross County Sheriff's Office, someone found a body in Massieville on Friday afternoon, in an area near Trego Creek road. READ: 'These Girls Knew Each Other'... Show More Summary
I was sitting with a new friend at a popular local coffee shop in Austin talking about the truths of life when my friend threw me a curve ball: How are you keeping up with your life now that you're brand new to Austin? Hold on a second!...Show More Summary
Here’s my latest local Nashville cartoon from the Nashville Scene altie-weekly that is all over town. This cartoon came out on the day that the crazy building project next to my house in West Nashville was scheduled to be reviewed for...Show More Summary
Granting of autonomy to regions in the Eastern Ukraine, which will remain a part of the country, but have their own local government and administration, may help to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing said.
Last week, President Obama issued an executive order to regulate the use of military equipment within local police departments, as part of an ongoing effort to address police violence in communities of color. Images of officers rolling through the streets of Ferguson – and, more recently, Baltimore – in armored tanks pushed...
Google today announced at its annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco a new security effort called Project Vault — a micro-SD card for keeping the most sensitive data on hand in local storage with strong encryption. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group developed Vault with the intent of having at least 1 GB […]
An inner courtyard is the focal point of this modern residence designed by Purple Ink Studio in Bengaluru, India. The Courtyard House was planned after researching the climate of the area: “The site is east facing and has a vast public green space on the North side. Show More Summary
Remember back in 2012 when a local Fox affiliate thought some crazy iPhone 5 concept with a built-in laser keyboard and hologram projector was real? The video featuring that iPhone concept phone has since amassed more than 69 million views on YouTube, and it looks like at least a few of those views were Lenovo employees. Show More Summary
When more women were elected to the Austin, Tex., City Council this year, Anthony Snipes, a city official, decided to take it upon himself to dish out advice on how to deal with women in local government, the Associated Press reports, since Snipes said women ask a lot of questions and shy away from dealing with financial issues.
Jason Aldean was still a teenager when he landed a job at a Pepsi plant in rural Georgia. He held onto the job for years, delivering soda cans to local convenience stores during the day and playing shows around the Macon area at night. Aldean hung up his Pepsi uniform for...
A proposal to put a medical marijuana clinic in Norwood Park near Superdawg is heading to the city council this week but the local alderman is balking. [ more › ]
Rules on using local produce made Scandinavian cooking the most fashionable in the world but now chefs want more freedom
Congratulations to the IWRA, the local planning committee, and main sponsors the Scottish Government and WaterAid UK for holding an excellent World Water Congress in Edinburgh. This'll be hard to top. If you are looking for an excellent conference venue, try the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). It's conveniently located,...
Natasha Bowens—farmer, activist, and author of The Color of Food—sees something missing in our new local, farm-to-table food culture: people of color.
It's easy to get caught up in tourist traps and miss out on local favorites when visiting a new city — e specially in a big city like Chicago, where visitor options are seemingly endless. In order to help you avoid this, we asked some...Show More Summary