NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot police suspect a man they arrested this week of planning an attack on Israeli interests on the island after they found almost two tonnes of ammonium nitrate in his basement, local newspapers reported on Friday.
If true, this should have the local, state and national lodges in an uproar: Twice in the last week I was listening to WVON, 1690 on the radio, and they took calls from people who said police officers wearing white, blue and brown should be killed. Show More Summary
States depend on a variety of sources for tax revenue, but one of the most common are individual income taxes. This week’s map shows state and local combined individual income tax collections per person in the 2012 fiscal year (the latest data available). Click on map to enlarge. Show More Summary
Nissan’s all-new NP300 ‘D23’ Navara lands in Australia this week, lauching with an initial line-up of 27 variants priced from $26,490 to $54,490 plus on-roads. Replacing both the D40 and D22 models, the new Navara’s local debut comes one year on from its global unveiling in Thailand, where the new model is built. Show More Summary
Toyota’s all-new 2016 HiLux was officially unveiled this week, as the Japanese carmaker prepares for its arrival in local showrooms from October. Precise specifications have yet to be revealed, but Toyota Australia has confirmed that the Workmate, SR and SR5 grades will continue to be offered, along with a new Hi-Rider RWD model. Show More Summary
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your two-sentence local news review. Here are your headlines for the week. Alameda Municipal Power may soon provide a subscription solar power service for residents and business owners who aren’t prepared to install their own solar array. Utility officials pitched the proposal to the Public Utilities
We drove the all-new Audi Q7 this past week and found it to handle remarkably well given its size. It arrives in local showrooms early next year, initially in gasoline and diesel V-6 guises. Further down the track there will be other variants including an e-tron plug-in hybrid and sporty SQ7. BMW announced this week that it's bringing back its ZHP...
First, I'd like to note Sean Nelson's obit for once local, and dear friend to many, Darius Minwalla. I can't remember the last time I saw him, but I always remembered him on the rare occasions I did. He was a nice fellow, condolences all around. Show More Summary
As crews worked on Friday to bag, mop and contain the oil in the Santa Barbara Channel from this week’s pipeline rupture, local businesses worried about the impact the spill would have over Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff for summer.Read full article >>
Earlier this week, folks in the know claimed that Apple's HDTV project had been junked after more than a decade of development. Now, however, Re/code is reporting that the company is still working on an online TV service for its devices, but wants to beat its rivals by being the first to offer live video from local broadcasters. Show More Summary
Toyota’s all-new 2016 HiLux, revealed to the world at simultaneous Sydney and Bangkok events this week, will hit Australia in October. Full local details of the new line-up are still to be confirmed, but Toyota has so far revealed a significant number of the global HiLux range’s mechanical and technology specifications. Show More Summary
The Islamic State this week captured Palmyra, an ancient desert city in the heart of Syria and a UNESCO World Heritage site, and has set about killing local civilians and targeting those suspected of collaborating with the regime. But...Show More Summary
The Santa Barbara coastline is suffering a massive oil spill after an oil pipe broke this week. The slick stretches across nine miles and has affected wildlife in the area, as well as local beaches. As a result of the spill, California Governor Jerry Brown declared an emergency in Santa Barbara County. Show More Summary
Is this the fastest goal of 2015? A few weeks back in youth football in Denmark, SønderjyskE’s under-19s took on FC Vestsjælland in local competition. The match had an incredible start, as SønderjyskE scored after only five seconds of the game. Show More Summary
This week’s decision by the Los Angeles City Council to raise the local minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour by 2020 is part of an intriguing development in urban politics and social policy. Reacting to grassroots campaigns carried...Show More Summary
This is an important moment in Baltimore, and for the whole Jewish and national movement for racial justice. In the past few weeks, the local Jewish community has come together to begin this work. Local rabbis have joined with dozens...Show More Summary
I have an idea on who might have the busiest phone in College Station this week, and it sure ain’t the local DoubleDave’s. Local paper The Eagle reports that Texas World Speedway’s demolition has been pushed back for at least until the end of the year due to issues with the planned development project. Read more...
Masters champion and local favorite Jordan Spieth is preparing for a "crazy" time in front of massive crowds when he competes in this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
Just a few weeks after India-based Micromax launched its Windows 8.1 2-in-1 notebook, the Canvas Laptab, in that country, another local OEM, iBall, is joining the party. This week, it announced a new Windows 8.1 7-inch tablet, the Slide i701, that should go on sale later this week for Rs. 4,999 (about $79).
Whoever said water couldn't burn didn't pollute hard enough. Residents in Bangalore, India, were alarmed earlier this week when a local lake caught fire. For several weeks, Bellandur Lake has been covered with several feet of toxic foam that some have said resembles snow from far away, according to The Hindu. Show More Summary