Wild in the Streets: A 24-Hour Field Guide to New York City
But to any New Yorker willing to look for it, nature is visible around the clock. In fact, it can be incredibly durable and persistent — even downright hard to extinguish — as it emerges from cracked sidewalks, makes its home on balconies, flies out ...
July 3, 2015
Today an ISIS supporter might adopt a pseudonym to harass a critical journalist on Twitter, or a right-wing agitator in the United States might smear demonstrations against police brutality by posing as a thieving, violent protester. Any major conflict ...
June 3, 2015
Spinning vinyl into art: Recycling records for novelties
Will Haude In this photo taken, March 12, 2015, Will Haude examines a record that he has passed through a laser cutter at Wrecords By Monkey in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The company cuts and shapes the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall ...
A Teacher's Rape Reveals Massive Security and Mental-Health Treatment Failures ...
Blood gushed from the side of her head, matting her permed, blond hair and staining the front of Harvey's neon-orange prison uniform. She thought she was going to . When nobody came, Harvey hurled the radio against the wall. It fell to the floor in ...
July 8, 2015
No simulated sex; texting lane; pot pollution
POLSON, Mont. — A state judge has rejected a plea agreement in the case of a Polson man who acknowledged mistakenly killing his father-in-law by hitting him in the head with a claw hammer in March 2014. Desmond Mackay, 36, was charged with ...
Teen Wolf: Let's Talk About the Season 5 Premiere!
Also there was the malfunctioning clock. And at one point everyone was reading Time Magazine. Just kidding. But anyway, "Creatures of the Night" was a sensational hour of television bursting with creative thought and emotion and was a huge, huge return ...
Things to Do in Connecticut, July 19 to 25, 2015
A guide to cultural and recreational events in Connecticut. Items for the calendar should be sent at least three weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comedy. HARTFORD Infinity Hall Hartford Ladies of Laughter, stand-up. July 23 at 8 p.m. $24 to $39....
July 16, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — These vinyl records give “remaster” a new meaning. An entrepreneur transforms the lacquered discs into jewelry, clocks, wall art and other novelties, with the perk of keeping a little more trash out of the environment along the way. Patrick Chirico, owner of Wrecords by Monkey in Brooklyn, gets his raw materials from the surplus of used-record stores, which canvas flea markets and estate sales, sell the most popular vinyl, and discard the rest. Chirico pays about 10 cents a disc, and uses mostly 33-rpm LPs for his projects, separating them into thick and thin vinyl. “The thick vinyl we use for clocks and wall art and things like that don’t need to be manipulated,” he says. To reduce his carbon footprint, Chirico says, he uses 90 percent of every record. He calls his customers nostalgic for rock and roll or hip-hop and says they range in age from 20 to 70. Bracelets range from $10-$25, clocks $39-$100 and wall art $19-$100. iPhone amplifiers are $5. As for choosing which records Chirico... If he comes across Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or Frank Sinatra, he’ll grab those, he says, but it’s the record labels from the ’70s and ’80s that really appeal to the nostalgic customer.
"Just the other day, I was called a dirty Jew," Michel Serfaty is telling a Muslim man. "Now, you're going to say it isn't so. ". The man does, indeed, begin to protest - that the remarks are shameful but don't reflect the sentiments of many Muslims. The two men are standing in front of the glass-front headquarters of the Union of Islamic Organizations of France, or UOIF, a popular and conservative association with ties to Egypt's Muslim brotherhood. But Serfaty is not your ordinary rabbi. For the past decade, he's crisscrossed France in a beat-up minibus plastered with slogans like "Solidarity between Jews and Muslims," and "We're more alike than you think. But mostly he wades into tough French neighborhoods, striking up conversations with Muslim leaders, students and even drug dealers. Dialogue is what Serfaty's decade-old Jewish-Muslim Friendship Association is all about. "Some people will take our flyers and throw them into the street, and say 'Jews must be killed,' and 'Hitler hasn't finished his work," Serfaty says. Fears of militant Islam have further fuelled long-simmering tensions between French Jews and Muslims, Western Europe's largest communities of both faiths. Anti-Semitic acts recorded by Jewish authorities have soared in recent years, doubling to more than 850 in 2014, compared to the previous year.
A Las Vegas doctor who is accused of possessing child pornography is also accused of recording himself sexually assaulting unconscious women, according to a police report released Thursday. Las Vegas Metro police said officers arrested 41-year-old Dr. Binh “Ben” Chung on Saturday after a teen girl claimed earlier this month that she was raped by him last year. According to Chung's arrest report, a weeping and shivering girl told investigators that she had been attacked by Chung under the guise of an acne treatment. The doctor picked her up about 10 o'clock the night of the attack and took her back to his office for her treatment. Investigators said they were eventually led to Chung's wife, who showed them videos she had found on a hard drive owned by her husband. The videos appeared to show a man, whom she identified as Chung, having sex with unconscious women. According to the report, the videos prompted investigators to search Chung's office. Ketamine is a prescription narcotic that functions as an anesthetic, and it is also a recreational drug known as “Special K. ”. Detectives said they found hundreds of pornographic videos on the storage devices they seized. Chung has been charged with using a minor to produce pornography and 10 counts of possession of visual pornography of a person under the age of 16. He was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $550,000 bail.
3 Injured When Car Crashes into Applebee's
Pinellas Park police report that 60-year-old Alvonia Morris was attempting to park in a handicap spot just in front of the patio Thursday afternoon. She told officers she was trying ... was partially pinned against a wall. Damage to the patio area included ...
August 7, 2015
Ithaca officer promised long-term health coverage, after being shot in 2012
"I wish we could rewind the clock and make this all go away and we would ... Augustine's mind as he walked out the council chambers, embraced by several police officers who lined the back wall, watching the vote. "They get in a foot pursuit, a vehicle ...
August 6, 2015
Oceanside Chronicles – PD: Season 2, Episode 5
For police officers this mostly meant treating knife or gunshot wounds ... As a result, the day ended a bit early; about three o’clock in the afternoon instead of four or five which had been expected. Tom made sure he had all of Max’s contact ...
August 3, 2015
Baltimore cops, kids team up for baseball game
Northeastern District police officers and city youths gathered Saturday afternoon for community bonding over baseball at Northwood Baseball Field. The game, intended to connect officers and young people, is the first of its kind in the district ...
July 18, 2015
A police officer felt threatened last weekend”: When the media protects cops who kill
The Post and Courier describes the incident as one of regrettable, yet necessary police brutality. “A North Charleston police officer felt threatened last ... the whole meal clocks in at 1,990 calories -- with 42 g of saturated fat, 4,840 mg of sodium ...
April 7, 2015
WSJ: Clock Is Ticking Down on Greece
Alexis Tsipras risks leading Greece to disaster and the clock is ticking down, said a Wall Street Journal report. Commentator Simon Nixon said that from the moment Alexis Tsipras forced snap elections and since the six weeks he became Prime Minister ...
March 12, 2015
Police: Intoxicated man breaks into Allentown apartment, steals wall clocks
An intoxicated 54-year-old man was arrested for breaking into an Allentown home Wednesday night and stealing two wall clocks, according to court records. Randy D. Schoenberger, of Allentown, was charged with burglary, harassment, receiving stolen property ...
September 19, 2014