• Brickbats

    A couple in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood wanted to add a garage with a ramp and elevator to their home for their daughter, who uses a wheelchair. But some neighbors opposed it, saying it's not in keeping with the historic nature of the neighborhood. "I understand that the people who purchased the house have a child that requires special needs," Steve Weiss, president of the Old Town Triangle Association, wrote in a letter to his alderman. "I don't mean to be heartless or uncaring but this is...

  • Trump who talks with his hands mocks Beto O'Rourke for talking with his hands

    People who talk with their hands in glass houses probably should throw stones. MSNBC's Brian Williams has more.

  • Stormy Daniels talks whether she’ll run for office and how she ‘sold’ herself out in a talk at The Wing

    “To be quite honest, I’ve slept with a lot of famous people, and if I was going to leak a story it would have been about one of the hot ones,” Daniels said in a wide-ranging conversation.

  • Remembering Mark Hollis, Talk Talk frontman behind Eighties anthem ‘It’s My Life’

    Mark Hollis led the group into the charts and onto later, more ambitious works much admired by critics

  • Brickbat: What an Ash

    Utah's Davis School District says it is investigating a fourth-grade teacher who forced a student to wipe an Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead, telling him it was inappropriate in the school. The boy's grandmother says she spoke to the teacher after the incident. "I asked her if she read the Constitution with the First Amendment, and she said, no," the grandmother said. The teacher and the school district have apologized to the boy.

  • Brickbat: Some Rights Don't Matter

    Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has asked for an investigation after Marti Buscaglia, the executive director of the state Commission for Human Rights, posted a photo on Facebook of a bumper sticker on the back of a truck that read "Black Rifles Matter" and called the slogan racist. Buscaglia also left a note with her business card telling the owner of the truck not to park in the commission's parking lot again. The truck belonged to Brent Linegar, who owns a heating and plumbing business and was...

  • Brickbat: Cutting Them Down to Size

    The Ann Arbor, Michigan, City Council is considering creating permanent "solar easements" to protect the investment of those who install solar panels on their homes. The idea is to prevent people from constructing tall buildings or planting trees that might block sunlight from someone's solar panels.

  • Brickbat: I Know Where You Live

    The FBI is investigating former Bradenton, Fla., police officer Leonel Marines. Marines resigned from the force after an internal investigation found he was using police databases to find women to date. The investigation began after Marines followed a woman from a parking lot to her parents' home and tried to speak with her. It found he'd used databases to perform "several hundred" queries about women. Investigators interviewed nearly 150 women in the course of the inquiry.

  • The Market Knows, But Isn't Talking

    Submitted by Nicholas Colas of DataTrek Research

  • Brickbat: Uniform of the Day

    A Los Angeles county sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to his role in a theft from a legal marijuana business that netted more than half a ton of marijuana and more than $600,000 in cash. Marc Antrim was off duty but wearing a sheriff's office jacket and driving a sheriff's office SUV when he and his partners pulled up to the firm's security gate and showed guards a fake warrant. They locked the guards up and began to rob the place. They were interrupted by Los Angeles Police Department...

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