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Australian Man Finds An Extra $123 Million In His Account, Bank Acts Like It’s NBD

An Australian was surprised to find an extra $123 million in his bank account. Even more surprising, however, was the complete and utter lack of concerned that his bank seemed to show about the glitch. As The Sydney Morning Herald reports, Matthew Pearce of Melbourne checked his Commonwealth Bank banking app on his phone one... Show More Summary

Church Funding Anti-Trans Attack Tells Evangelicals "It Ain't Over"

The Church That's Helping Fund I-1515 Tells Evangelical Christians "It Ain't Over" by Sydney Brownstone "I t ain't over," Pastor Jay Smith told his congregation at a recent Sunday morning service at the Cedar Park Church in Bothell.Show More Summary

The Morning News: SeaTac City Manager Wanted to Create a "Tactical Map" of Muslims, Boeing Supplier Apologizes for Mosque-Watch Postcards

by Sydney Brownstone What the hell is going on in the city of SeaTac? cdrin / Shutterstock.com Former SeaTac City Manager Wanted to Create a "Tactical Map" of the City's Muslims: Donny Payne, a military vet and former Seattle policeShow More Summary

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 victims’ families sue Vladimir Putin, Russia in European court

Sydney: Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in 2014, are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus $10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Saturday. The compensation claim was filed with the Strasbourg-based court by Sydney legal firm LHD […]

For the Second Year in a Row, Amazon Shareholders Vote Down a Proposal to Analyze the Company's Human Rights Practices

by Sydney Brownstone But 23 percent of the shareholders did support the proposal. That's something, right? Hadrian / Shutterstock.com At Amazon's annual shareholder meeting this morning, investors were given the opportunity to vote on a proposal that would have made the company analyze its human rights risks. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Police Scoop Up the Wrong Man Bun, Samantha Bee Does a Segment on Seattle's SODO Arena Misogyny

by Sydney Brownstone Those riot gear goggles don't seem like they do a lot for visibility. Ansel Herz Police Say They Accused the Wrong May Day Protester of Throwing a Molotov Cocktail: Charges against 23-year-old Wesley Nielsen were dismissed. Show More Summary

Photos: Arrests, the Indigenous Day of Action, and Kayaktivists at the Tesoro and Shell Refineries This Weekend

by Sydney Brownstone Decisions made about fossil fuel use over the next decade will shape what the world looks like after 2050. Alex Garland Fifty-two people were arrested early Sunday morning after spending two nights camped out on a single railroad track leading to the Shell and Tesoro refineries near Anacortes. Show More Summary

After All That, Margot Robbie Is Definitely 25

The rumor that Margot Robbie has been lying about her age just lost its most damning bit of hard evidence, as the Sydney Morning Herald has issued a correction to its 2008 story identifying the actress as a 23-year-old. Read more...

Olympics Fever: Australians Present Anti-Zika Condoms to Athletes

The Australian Olympic Committee has announced plans to protect its athletes from the Zika virus with special antiviral condoms, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

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The Sydney Morning Herald today: The high-profile Liberal Party candidate who rolled Bronwyn Bishop had described asylum seekers who came to…

Richmond Beat Sydney Swans 101-100 On Kick After The Siren

last weekSports : Deadspin

One of Australian Rules Football’s many byzantine rules is that a player awarded a mark or a free kick as time expires may take a kick after the buzzer. Rarely, this kick can decide a game—but it did this morning as Richmond defeated Sydney Swans 101-100 thanks to Sam Lloyd’s perfect goal. Read more...

The Morning News: A Raccoon-Caused Mass Power Outage, a Vandalized Mosque, and an Ex-SPD Officer Accused of Unlawful Imprisonment

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone i go to glory ;) Miroslav Hlavko/Shutterstock Raccoon Foils 38,000 Seattleites: Nearly 40,000 people in Ballard, Fremont, and Wallingford lost power this morning after an all-hands no-feet trash-cat "wandered into the a substation at 8th Avenue NW and Leary Way and somehow de-energized the system," KING 5 reports. Show More Summary

The Morning News: No NBA Arena Street Vacation, a Hate Crime at Starbucks, and a $500 Million Boeing Tax Break

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone The Seattle City Council voted against selling a part of Occidental Ave to billionaire Chris Hansen for an NBA arena. cpaulfell / Shutterstock.com Seattle City Council Kills Street Vacation for SODO Arena: It came down to a 5-4 vote. Show More Summary

Emilia Clarke Says She Was Drunk And Photoshopped For ‘Esquire’ Photo Shoot

Emilia Clarke has revealed she was drunk doing her sexy Esquire magazine photo shoot, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. On top of that, the Game of Thrones actress was Photoshopped to be featured on the November 2015 cover of the magazine. Show More Summary

White, old man offers tech panel seat to anyone who isn't white, old man

Ever since Facebook was a mere twinkle in Mark Zuckberg's eye, all-white, all-male panels at startup conferences have been the deplorable status quo. On Monday morning, Alan Jones, startup evangelist at the Sydney accelerator BlueChilli, was set to speak on a fintech panel at the CeBIT technology conference in Sydney. Show More Summary

"Washington Won't Discriminate" Packs the Pews to Fight Anti-Trans Ballot Initiative 1515

3 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone "Washington Won't Discriminate" launched the campaign to fight anti-trans bigots this morning. SB Hey, Initiative 1515 supporters: Why do you care where a 15-year-old pees? For Myles Peña, a freshman at Everett's...Show More Summary

The Australian Gun Control Narrative

The Sydney Morning Herald: Australians now own more guns than before the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, according to new research that shows firearm imports hit a record high in 2014-15. The surge in gun-buying over the past 16 years, which has seen 1.02 million guns brought into the country, has been largely a “gun swap”, […]

A guy got bitten on the penis by a poisonous redback spider, so maybe count your blessings.

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

On Wednesday morning, a construction worker took himself to the hospital after a venomous redback spider bit him on the penis while he used a porta-potty (the man, not the spider) at a Sydney work site. Oh, Australia, land of dangerous creatures and extreme conditions, you've done it again. Show More Summary

BREAKING NEWS: Nauru ‘Suicide Island’ Refugee Sets Himself On Fire, But Social Media Has No Sympathy

The Sydney Morning Herald reported just minutes ago that yet another refugee from the quarantined island Nauru has committed suicide, furthering the trend of the island’s residents developing bizarre mental health issues that cause them to commit suicide in unexpected ways. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Ijeoma Uluo's "Lemonade" and a Seattle Woman's Disappearance in Mexico

4 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Beyoncé sings, "I break these chains all by myself." Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com The "Lemonade" Thinkpiece You've Been Waiting For: Is waiting for you over at the Guardian. Seattle's own Ijeoma Uluo writes, "I was not expecting to be cracked wide open by this project. Show More Summary

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