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Separatist Movements and Sectarian Tensions Turned Violent in India This Week

Tribal rebels killed at least 68 civilians on Tuesday in a series of attacks in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Mostly Adivasi (indigenous Indian minority groups) and Bengali Muslim immigrants working on local tea plantations, at least 80 more are injured with 20 in critical condition, many of them women and children. Show More Summary

Christmas Eve lost and found: Elvis Costello's 'Only Flame in Town'

It was a few weeks ago when an e-mail came across my inbox from a local concert venue saying that Elvis Costello would be coming to town this spring. Should I stay home and save my money or is Elvis the only flame in town?

Pakistan kills 77 Taliban in retribution for school massacre

Pakistan blames Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), one of the local Taliban bands, for the killing of nearly 150 folks, mostly students, earlier this week. So they went and killed bunch of those fellows yesterday in the northwestern tribal areas near Afghanistan, according to Stars & Stripes; The [Pakistani] military said its ground forces late Thursday killed […]

WTF Friday, 12/19/2014

Who’s ready for 2014 to be over? This week: Over a hundred people in a single Cambodian village tested positive for HIV. According to The Cambodia Daily, an unlicensed local doctor is suspected of spreading the virus through improper needle use; ISIS … Continue reading ?

Laura Schlessinger Condemns Pit Bulls; Dog Lovers Strike Back

On Monday of this week, satellite talk show host Laura Schlessinger outraged dog lovers when she talked about going to a local dog shelter. Schlessinger said that she was shocked that there were so many Pit Bulls in the shelter and that...Show More Summary

Deadly Boko Haram Raid, 185 Women And Children Abducted, 32 Killed

Local officials and residents have reported that the Nigerian Islamic terrorist organization, Boko Haram, has launched it’s latest attack against northeastern Nigeria this week in Borno state. On Sunday, December 14, the raid was perpetrated by gunmen that drove into the village of Gumsuri from two directions. Show More Summary

Woman's Babyless Nativity Scene Lets Neighbors Know She Is Childless By Choice

This post originally appeared on As neighbors inflated Santas, reindeer, and snowmen this week, Astoria local Molly Newirth set up a beautiful hand-painted, baby-less nativity scene in her front yard. When asked by concerned...Show More Summary

Beach Water Testing Programs Saved Again

Funding for the EPA BEACH Grants program was saved by Congress for the third year in a row, with the passage of the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill this week. State and local beach water quality monitoring and public notification programs remain in business for at least another year. Show More Summary

Why Is This Great White Shark Lurking Off An Australian Beach?

A single great white shark has been repeatedly observed lurking off Warnbro Sound in Western Australia over the last week, prompting locals to question why the oceanic predator had decided to make its temporary home in the waters off Perth. Show More Summary

'Saturday Night Live' With Host Martin Freeman and Musical Guest Charli XCX Down from Most Recent Episodes

This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host Martin Freeman and musical guest Charli XCX averaged a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters

29 Signs Britney Spears Will Kick Ass in 2015

If you've noticed a shift with Britney Spears this year, you're not alone. Gone are the days when we'd only see her a couple of times a week as she walked in and out of her local Starbucks. Indeed, our pop princess has traded her loose...Show More Summary

Burger Joint Makes Hilarious Allen Iverson Press Conference Parody in Response to Blogger’s Complaint About Napkins (Video)

If you’re a basketball fan or a foodie, I guarantee this video is the best thing you will see on the internet this week. You see, apparently a food blogger in Toronto recently wrote a review about local burger joint Burger’s Priest and complained that they…overcooked the burger? Didn’t put enough cheese on the cheeseburger? […]

2015 Ford Focus here mid-year with substantial upgrades

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The updated 2015 Ford Focus made its Asia Pacific premiere this week at the company’s Go Further 2020 event in Melbourne, some time out from its expected arrival in local showrooms. The refreshed Focus, revealed globally earlier this year, features a revised front end design, incorporating Ford’s new family grille and slimline headlights. Show More Summary

Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 15: Jonathan Stewart has biggest game of the year

Running backs against the Saints do ridiculously well. We break down the fantasy implications. At this point, if your local high school were to face the New Orleans Saints, you'd want to use the high school's running back in fantasy....Show More Summary

'Saturday Night Live' With Host James Franco and Musical Guest Nicki Minaj Rises From Last Original

This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host James Franco and musical guest Nicki Minaj averaged a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating in the 25 markets with local people meters

Microsoft updates Next Lock Screen with local weather info and more

Microsoft has updated its Android-exclusive app Next Lock Screen in the Play Store with a few new features this week, including a way to check the weather from a smartphone user's local location.

NY Man, VT Baby: "Can't Breath," Killed

Here in Vermont, many of us are troubled by the shocking decision not to indict the police officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner in New York City. Also in the news this week we heard another, more local story of a person who could...Show More Summary

Shocked Waitress Gets a New Car as a Tip

Best tip ever? This week in megatipping: Cindi Grady, a waitress at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Branson, Missouri got the surprise of her life when two regular diners tipped her with a brand new car. A local news station reports that...Show More Summary

Analyzing Variations

3 weeks agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

Lesson of the Week My chess students range from beginners struggling to remember how all the pieces move to several of the top local scholastic competitors. In a club for beginners this week, I worked with most of the students individually...Show More Summary

Telstra Now Offering Cisco Cloud Services In Australia

Having offered it in pilot mode since September, Telstra this week has begun generally selling its local implementation of Cisco Cloud Services in Australia. More »      

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