10 things you need to know today: May 2, 2015

The Week 1.Freddie Gray’s death ruled a homicide, six officers charged State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced in a Friday press conference that a medical examiner ruled the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died of a fatal neck injury while in police custody, a homicide. Mosby said that charges, including misconduct and… More 10 things you need to know today: May 2, 2015

10 things you need to know today: April 26, 2015

The Week 1.Death toll in Nepal earthquake climbs above 2,200 At least 2,263 people are dead and nearly 6,000 are injured afterSaturday’s catastrophic earthquake in Nepal. A powerful 7.8 magnitude quake and a series of violent aftershocks — one an estimated 6.7 magnitude rumbling on Sunday — rocked the mountain nation, destroying historic buildings and… More 10 things you need to know today: April 26, 2015

Obama Family Reportedly Thinking About Moving to NYC Because Chicago Is a Mess

Upstate New York or Long Island may be their preference. Residing in the city is an option as well… Mediaite How bad is Chicago right now? Depends on where you look (the shootings kind of suck, as does the weather) but apparently it’s losing its allure enough that the Obamas may not move back after… More Obama Family Reportedly Thinking About Moving to NYC Because Chicago Is a Mess

10 things you need to know today: March 27, 2015

The Week 1.French prosecutor says Germanwings co-pilot crashed plane deliberately Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked himself alone in Germanwings Flight 9525’s cockpit and flew it into a mountainside in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday. Lubitz, 28, appeared to have deliberately veered down to crash “for a… More 10 things you need to know today: March 27, 2015

10 things you need to know today: March 23, 2015

The Week 1.Singapore’s founding father dies at 91 Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew died Monday more than a month after being admitted into a hospital with pneumonia. He was 91. Lee served as prime minister from 1959 to 1990, and has been credited with turning the small island trading outpost into one of the wealthiest… More 10 things you need to know today: March 23, 2015

10 things you need to know today: March 9, 2015

The Week 1.Selma march over bridge marks Bloody Sundayanniversary Thousands of demonstrators marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Sunday to mark the 50th anniversary of the brutal assault of civil rights activists in the same spot. Many sang “We Shall Overcome” at the scene of the 1965 clash, known as Bloody… More 10 things you need to know today: March 9, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 20, 2015

The Week 1.Pentagon lays out plans, dates to retake Mosul from ISIS In a briefing on Thursday, a U.S. Central Command official detailed how and when up to 25,000 Iraqi troops plan to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, from Islamic State control, starting in April or May. Twelve brigades will be involved, the official said:… More 10 things you need to know today: February 20, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

The Week 1.Second snowstorm hits already snow-covered Northeast Boston authorities postponed a victory celebration for the New England Patriots after their Super Bowl victory, moving it from Tuesday to Wednesday due to a record breaking winter storm. The second blizzard to hit the Northeast in a week dumped another foot of snow on Boston, which… More 10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

10 things you need to know today – 1/26/2015

 The Week (Via my email.  There is no longer access to the online version without a subscription.) 1. Radical Greek anti-austerity party wins parliamentary election Greece’s radical left Syriza party, which is vowing to end the country’s tough austerity program, moved quickly to form a government Monday, a day after winning a decisive victory in… More 10 things you need to know today – 1/26/2015

‘Daily Show’ trolls NYPD ‘slowdown,’ invites you to ‘sh*ttier New York’

The Raw Story Daily Show host Jon Stewart took a more optimistic tack on the news that New York City police were intentionally cutting down on arrests as part of a grudge against Mayor Bill de Blasio. “A slowdown sounds so negative,” Stewart said on Thursday. “It’s really more of a public safety stay-cation, if… More ‘Daily Show’ trolls NYPD ‘slowdown,’ invites you to ‘sh*ttier New York’