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  • News of the Weird: Worth the Commute

    News of the Weird: Worth the Commute
    Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700 miles away) for less money than a modest central London rental. (Sixteen commuter days over four weeks a month would run, in pound-dollar equivalents: $2,420 for a West Hampstead rental, $121 council tax, and $188 transit travel card, totaling $2,730. Barcelona, in euro-dollar equivalents: $938 for a three-bedroom flat with three balconies near transit, no tax, $47 daily round-trip on Ryanair, $32 a day in airport transportation, totaling $2,202 — a savings of $528 a month.) Plus, he said, sunny Barcelona is on the Mediterranean. (On the other hand, Cookney luckily can work on the plane, for each flight is two hours long.)
  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...

    Union group seeks quick ruling on Illinois pension reform lawsuit

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A coalition of public labor unions is seeking an expedited ruling in consolidated lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a new Illinois pension law. We Are One Illinois and other parties filed a motion in Sangamon County...

    Australian rugby league players accept one-year bans

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than a dozen players accused of using banned supplements at the Cronulla Sharks rugby league club in 2011 have accepted one-year bans for their role in the scandal, Australian media reported on Friday. The Australian Sports Anti-...

    U.S. brings new charges against accused Silk Road creator

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have brought a trio of new charges against a Texas man accused of creating the underground online drug marketplace Silk Road ahead of his November trial. A new indictment against Ross Ulbricht, 30, filed late on...