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Brooklyn (New York City)

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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action

    News of the Weird: A Piece of the Action
    “Fantasy sports” are hugely popular, but when fans “draft” players for their teams, they “own” only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs created Fantex Holdings, which will...
  • Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum

    Contemporary Art From India At The Benton Museum
    In what now seems like an amazingly prescient move, the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut began seriously collecting contemporary art from India in 2004. That was the year the museum mounted a show called "Masala: Diversity and...
  • Area residents receive degrees

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, Albany, N.Y., held graduation ceremonies May 16. Area graduates are: Carly Krall, Perkasie, J.D. ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, Reading, held graduation ceremonies May 25. Area graduates are: Allison Amershek, Mahanoy City, bachelor of science...
  • Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo named to USA Basketball's select team

    Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo named to USA Basketball's select team
    USA Basketball today formally named Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris, Magic guard Victor Oladipo and 11 additional players to its select team. The select team will train with the U.S. national team from July 28-July 31 in Las Vegas as the national...
  • Is Michigan man a war criminal?

    DUBLIN, Ireland They moved in lockstep, nearly 400 of them, to the rhythms of a drummer and a piper. They marched a half-mile through downtown streets in the Irish capital, on their way to the U.S. Embassy. The straight-lined formation of former Irish...
  • Death of N.Y. man sparks closer look at police use of chokeholds

    The death of a New York City man who was allegedly placed in a chokehold by a police officer last week has reignited discussions about an arrest tactic that has been outlawed in most police departments and linked to dozens of in-custody deaths. The case...
  • Facebook Hires NBA's Dan Reed to Head Sports Partnerships

    Dan Reed, president of the National Basketball Association's minor-league operations, is joining Facebook to head up global sports strategy and partnerships with leagues, teams and athletes. Reed will report to Nick Grudin, director of partnerships at...
  • Airman killed in crash 62 years ago finally buried

    Airman killed in crash 62 years ago finally buried
    Thousands of miles from the icy Alaska mountaintop into which his plane crashed in 1952, a 19-year-old airman was laid to rest Friday in South Florida with full military honors. Airman First Class Thomas Lyons was one of 52 passengers and crew aboard...
  • Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest

    Rev. Joseph Messer, Roman Catholic priest
    The Rev. Father Joseph Valentine Messer, a Roman Catholic priest who served in Glen Burnie and Severna Park, died of dementia complications Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Timonium resident was 90. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of...
  • Bushnell Carousel Celebrates A Century Of Amusement

    Bushnell Carousel Celebrates A Century Of Amusement
    Hartford's Bushnell Park Carousel kicks off its 100th birthday with a party and a continuing makeover on Saturday, July 26. "We'll be having the usual birthday festivities," said Louise DeMars, executive director of the New England Carousel Museum in...