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Thousands of people took to the streets of Manhattan on Monday to march in protest of the killing of a gay man who was allegedly jeered with homophobic slurs. The crowd marched in honor of Mark Carson, 32, after he was shot point blank in the face this weekend while walking through Greenwich Village with a companion. His alleged attacker was charged with murder as a hate crime.
The crowd marched through the Village, which is near the place where the [...]
Steven Miller has testified that an increase in the workload led to “foolish mistakes” and political discrimination in the IRS at a congressional hearing. Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the Republican-led panel portrayed the controversy as animalistic, with conservative groups having to deal with exploitation by the IRS. Democrats who were present also voiced their anger at the targeting of conservative groups that were seeking tax-exempt status, but were quick to point out that it was former President George W. [...]
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has purchased a part of two of Mexico’s first division soccer teams. Slim is well known for owning a number of different businesses in the country, including banks, chain stores, and telephone and internet companies. He purchased 30 percent of shares in the Leon and Pachuca teams.
Owners of the Mexican first division clubs have now organized a meeting to discuss whether one company can own more than one team. Because each team is given one vote [...]
President Thein Sein becomes the first Myanmar president to visit the White House in 47 years. This visit is considered to be a move towards the country’s restoration, as it has separated itself from the rest of the world for many years. Activists protest the president’s arrival because while he has led the country away from its tradition of military rule, he has also been unable to lead reform or stop ethnic violence within the country.
The visit is a symbolic [...]
Yahoo has reportedly signed a deal to purchase the blogging site, Tumblr, for $1.1 billion. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Yahoo board has approved the deal. It is also believed that the company will be announcing the news at an event in New York City on Monday.
The acquisition is one of the many new moves made by Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer during her first year in the position. Some of her previous changes have included a revitalized Yahoo [...]
A student of Hofstra University was killed by police gunfire on Friday during a confrontation between authorities and a home intruder. Police responded to an emergency call to an off-campus house, finding Andrea Rebello, 21, being held at gunpoint by the suspect. Rebello was shot in the head by an officer as the police fired at the suspect.
The suspect has been identified as Dalton Smith, 30, of Hempstead. He invaded the home Rebello shared with her twin sister and two [...]
Microsoft is preparing to reveal the next generation of its Xbox entertainment console. Its release will take place during a presentation on Tuesday at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash.
The last Xbox to be released was revealed in 2001, and a high-definition console was released in 2005. Microsoft has led the gaming industry with Xbox for the past two years. In April, consumers spent $208 million on Xbox equipment. The console rivals Nintendo, and Sony.
Microsoft’s presentation will allow consumers [...]
A D.C. fire department says seven construction workers have gotten sick due to carbon monoxide. The workers have been sent to area hospitals.
Fire department spokesman Lon Walls says 10 people were working at the National Press Club on Monday night and were affected by the fumes. The construction workers were removing asbestos from the building.
Six of those taken to the hospital are in relatively good condition. The seventh is more seriously affected, but is expected to survive.
A D.C. woman says her calls for help went unanswered after an attempted robbery. A 28-year-old woman claims someone wearing a ski mask pulled out a gun and attempted to rob her in Northeast on Sunday night.
The robber ran away shortly afterwards, but when the woman tried to call the police, she was hung up on twice and on the third attempt, received a recording. The woman claims that she was explaining the situation on the phone and received [...]
Police are investigating whether a report of shots fired near an elementary school and a shooting victim found at an emergency clinic are connected.
On Monday, just before 5 p.m., shots were fired near Stedwick Elementary School in Montgomery Village. Not long after the shooting occurred, a victim suffering from gunshots wounds was taken to the Germantown Emergency Care Center by a private car.
According to police reports, the victim was in serious condition.
Paul McCartney is kicking off his North American portion of his “Out There” tour in Colorado. The production, which requires 31 trucks’ worth of equipment, includes state of the art video displays, lasers, and huge pyrotechnics.
Earlier this month, McCartney performed to a sold out crowd of 55,000 in Brazil. He performed hits such as “Band on the Run”, “Hey Jude”, “Yesterday” and “Let it Be”. McCartney will perform at the Orlando Amway Center on Saturday and Sunday night. This [...]