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Around The World
November 13
Paris rocked by explosions and shootouts leaving dozens dead
related link: Washington Post

President Hollande has closed the borders. (about time!)

posted by CalGal at 11:50pm
August 16
June 18
White suspect arrested in killing of nine at black U.S. church
related link: Sat with congregation for an hour before opening fire

A 21-year-old white man suspected of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina was arrested on Thursday after an attack that the United States is investigating as a hate crime.

Law enforcement officials arrested alleged gunman Dylann Roof after a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina, about 220 miles (350 km) north of Charleston, said police chief Gregory Mullen.

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 07:16pm
June 07
Race like an Egyptian
related link: American Pharoah wins a rare Triple Crown

First in 37 years...

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 03:15am
June 06
Life of a Clown
related link: Sparky the Clown goes forth

Mostly just so I can post this picture:

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 06:16am
May 22
related link: French film festival in full swing

Lots of pretty pictures from the big do, but I like this of big Depardieu...and poor Isabelle Huppert:

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 09:44pm
May 18
Biker Gang Shootout in Waco
related link: Police: Deadly Waco biker gang shooting is capital murder

posted by Damara at 06:44pm
May 15
Tsarnaev sentenced to death
related link: First Islamic extremist facing execution in US

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 09:32pm
April 28
Baltimore explodes
related link: Riots erupt across West Baltimore, downtown

Fifteen police officers were injured in a clash with school-age children that began around 3 p.m., and two remain hospitalized, police Col. Darryl DeSousa said in a press conference Monday night. Earlier, police spokesman Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said one officer was unresponsive and others suffered broken bones.

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 02:56am
April 27
More than 3,700 dead in devastating Nepal quake
related link: Roundup of images

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 02:34pm
April 14
Rubio is in
related link: Marco Rubio announces 2016 bid

Never mind that his mentor, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, 62, is gearing up to run, too. Or that he has not even finished his first term as senator. Or that the GOP has a long tradition of picking older presidential nominees who have paid their dues.

Rubio is a man in a hurry, whose dizzying political ascent — he has never lost a race — is a testament to his quickness to spot openings and go for them.

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 02:31pm
March 26
No survivors in Germanwings crash
related link: One pilot locked out before fatal descent

The investigator told the newspaper that the pilot began knocking quietly on the door, then became more insistent, saying that eventually: "You can hear he is trying to smash the door down."

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 02:25am
March 18
Bibi claims victory
related link: But it's not over, opponents say

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 01:36am
March 14
Putin missing amid lovechild rumors
related link: From Russia with love

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 07:50pm
March 11
Seven Marines, Four Soldiers Missing after Crash
related link: Official: 7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing in crash presumed dead

posted by wyndie at 08:00pm
Talking bout those big fines
related link: Thicke & Pharrell Not Happy

In a landmark decision for the songwriting industry, a jury in Los Angeles has ordered “Blurred Lines” songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement.

Meanwhile, Emily Ratajkowski could not be reached for comment:

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 01:01am
March 03
Netanyahu speaks to Congress
related link: Rare joint session with foreign leader

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 05:56pm
January 25
Trying to read scrolls from Herculaneum
related link: Hard to read burnt, rolled-up vellum

A huge library of scrolls was found at Herculaneum, and Napoleon brought them back to France. They shatter if you try to open them. Big synchrotrons and a lot of software may make them readable. Lost works for the Greeks and Romans are likely here. And it's thought that there's another library, yet unopened.

posted by duck at 01:36am
January 13
Seattle Dog Rides the Bus
related link: Dog On the Bus

Dog sometimes hops on bus alone, gets off at Seattle dog park

A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her Seattle stop.

KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week.

The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live near a bus stop.

Young says his dog sometimes gets on the bus without him and he catches up with her at the dog park three or four stops away.

Continue reading Seattle Dog Rides the Bus

posted by duck at 08:08pm
January 11
Largest rally in French history
related link: Chicgo Tribune

"An official said at least 3.7 million people took part around France in the unity against terrorism, more than the numbers who took to Paris streets when the Allies liberated the city from the Nazis in World War II."

posted by Nicholas Kronos at 08:17pm
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