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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...

    US appeals court: Marathon bombing trial can stay in Boston

    The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would receive significant media...

    Former US Rep. Rick Renzi reports to prison for 3-year term

    Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. Renzi previously succeeded in postponing the start of his...

    Ex-New York teacher convicted of raping 16-year-old student

    A New York City jury has found a former high school math teacher guilty of raping a 16-year-old student in 2011. Richard Hovan was convicted in state Supreme Court in Manhattan Friday. His attorney says the jury got it wrong and Hovan will appeal. The...