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2017 Toyota Camry could go turbo in move to new TNGA platform – report

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Toyota’s next-generation Camry could bring more than just new looks and a new platform to the party, if a new report this week proves accurate. Expected to appear in 2017 – in time for a local debut to coincide with the end of Toyota’s Australian manufacturing operations – the new Camry will replace the facelifted […]

Cheap school supplies aren’t just for school!

Our local Walmart stores really bring down prices for school supplies in the last weeks of summer.  Maybe yours do too.  Take advantage of this. A few days ago our family was playing Boggle.  (This game was a yard sale find.)  We each have our own single-subject spiral notebook when we play. Show More Summary

Apple increases its presence in China with new flagship Hong Kong store

23 hours agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Apple is set to open its 23rd Apple Store in China this week — with Hong Kong’s fourth retail outlet opening its doors, Thursday local time, in the city’s tourist-heavy Tsim Sha Tsui district. This represents another step in Apple’s massive Chinese retail expansion, which Tim Cook has said will result in 40 stores in […]

News in Brief: Area Man Still Talking About Crazy Productive Afternoon 4 Months Ago

yesterdayHumor : The Onion

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL—Repeatedly referring to himself as “on fire” and “in the zone” on that particular day, local office worker Kenneth Michelson was reportedly still talking this week about an incredibly productive afternoon he had nearly four months ago. Show More Summary

'DUAL' Gets Soccer-Inspired 'Deflect' Update This Week

Sebastian Gosztyla's DUAL [Free] is a fun multi-device local multiplayer game where two people square off with their devices facing each other and either blast away at each other in competitive play or work together to destroy AI eneies in a cooperative mode. Now, the game is getting its first big update this week with

Local leaders – Anna Petridis (Patissez)

Patissez in Manuka is probably the most famous café in Canberra, and maybe even one of the most famous in Australia, after receiving international media coverage in the last few weeks. Most of this attention is attributed to its freakshow milkshakes. Small business success on this scale does not just happen. There is no luck involved. Anna Petridis [...]

Salvos’ style army comes to Canberra

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 3 September 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] As part of National Op Shop Week, Salvos Stores is bringing its style army to Canberra this September. From the media release: The Style Army encourages consumers to shop in their local Salvos Store and ‘Reinvent Fashion’ that is unique and affordable, to feel better by helping The Salvos continue their great work in the community, and [...]

Wells Fargo Moves to Sell Nonprofit Art Space’s Home Out from Under It

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

After supporting and promoting local artists' work for over 54 years, a nonprofit contemporary art center in a converted Elizabethan-style home in New Haven, Connecticut, will likely shut down this week.

Williston’s Ban On Food Trucks Is Doing More Harm Than Good

It seems to this observer that local leadership in the Williston area, central to North Dakota’s oil patch, has a bias against certain types of businesses. Specifically mobile, temporary businesses. Last week I wrote about Williams County cracking down on so-called “man camps” which are dormitories run by private businesses giving oil workers somewhere to...

'Saturday Night Live' Encore With Host Chris Hemsworth & Musical Guest Zac Brown Band is Saturday's Top Non-Sports Telecast in Adults 18-49

This week's encore episode of Saturday Night Live with host Chris Hemsworth & Musical guest Zac Brown Band averaged a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters

Odin Sphere HD will be localized for 2016 western release

Odin Sphere fans will be pleased to know Atlus will release a localized version of the upcoming HD remake. Announced for Japan earlier this week, the remake of the original PlayStation 2 game is in development for PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita. Titled Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, it will be released in 2016 both digitally and […]

Native American skull found in Kentucky sinkhole could be 3,000 years old

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A human skull found earlier this week in Kentucky is up to 3,000 years old. The remains are thought to belong to a person indigenous to the eastern United States, local ABC affiliate WKYT reported Friday. A farm worker discovered the skull in a 12-foot-deep sinkhole near Frankfort, the state...

Atlus localizing Odin Sphere HD remake in 2016

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is coming to the Americas sometime next year, Atlus confirmed today. The high-definition remake of Vanillaware's gorgeous PlayStation 2 role-playing game was unveiled earlier this week. On top of cosmetic upgrades,...Show More Summary

See How Obama Is Depicted in Africa’s Political Cartoons

Local political cartoonists are setting their sights on President Obama for his two-country trip to Africa this week. Check out some of these cartoons on exhibit in Kenya

Feds Seize Emails, Phones in Ga. Teen Found Dead Inside Gym Mat Investigation

Federal marshals took emails from a Lowndes County, Ga. sheriff’s office this week as part of a probe that has been carrying on more than two years since local investigators said there was no foul play in the death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, CNN reports.

Newport News Shipbuilding to Layoff More Than 1,500

  Newport News Shipbuilding could layoff more 1,500 employees by the end of 2016, the company revealed this week. The layoffs were announced in a letter to employees by Newport News Shipbuilding President, Matt Mulherin, local news reported. Show More Summary

Illinois Paid Dead Residents $16 Million In Public Aid Over 2 Years

Chicago's dead have long been presumed to vote in local elections—and until this week, some of them have been collecting millions in public aid. [ more › ]

California Arts Council Bumps Up Community Grants By $1 Million

“The round of grants issued this week … gives boosts to ‘Local Impact’ projects that are aimed at helping small arts organizations work in poor and rural communities that lack cultural resources. Another category is Creative California Communities, in which nonprofit arts organizations use grant money to connect with neighborhoods in ways aimed at helping […]

This Letter To The Editor Shoots Down Every Argument Against Gay Marriage In Just 150 Words

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The good people of Fresno, CA, have been in a heated debate over marriage equality since the Supreme Court ruling last month. For weeks residents of the conservative city in central California have been writing their local newspaper, The Fresno Bee, to vent their emotions, and a good many of them haven’t been so favorable. Related: This […]

Hot Topics at ALEC's 2015 Meeting This Week in San Diego

Co-authored with Brendan Fischer This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or "ALEC," will bring together hundreds of corporate lobbyists with state and local politicians at a posh hotel in San Diego for the group's annual...Show More Summary

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