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A massive power cut crippled the tourist-filled heart of Manhattan for several hours on Saturday, sending theater-goers spilling into the streets, knocking out Times Square's towering electronic screens and bringing subway lines to a near halt. The New York City Fire Department said a transformer fire affected hundreds of thousands of customers along a 30-block stretch from Times Square to about 72nd Street and Broadway. The fire started just before 7 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Con Edison and New York City...

We like to think that police officers exist to protect and serve our community and keep us safe. But, let’s face it, that’s not always the case. Most law enforcement officials are good and honest people, but occasionally you get a bad seed. It’s part of why there has been an ongoing debate over whether cops should be allowed to march in Pride parades. This week, two members of law enforcement made the news for their antigay antics–Beverly Hills police chief...

The start of the summer holidays has meant the start of summer tailbacks. In Croatia, increased traffic from Italy and Slovenia has meant 4 km long queues at border crossings Kaštel and Plovanija, as well as Rupa and Pasjak and at toll booths in Lučko and Demerje heading towards Zagreb. In Austria, a measure is due to come into force preventing travellers from Germany from leaving the A10 motorway near Salzburg to escape the congestion at weekends. It's a bid to help...

By Abdiqani Hassan and Abdi Sheikh Islamist gunmen killed 26 people, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, when they stormed a hotel in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo, a regional state president said on Saturday, the deadliest day in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012. A car bomb exploded at the hotel where local elders and lawmakers were having a meeting on Friday night, and then three gunmen stormed in, police said. It took 11 hours...

L-R Jeff Graves, Nigel Shelby (images via WHNT) A police officer in Alabama who resigned amid controversy after mocking the suicide of a gay teen has been rehired just two months later. Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old high school student, took his own life in April after having been the target of homophobic bullying. Jeff Graves, while working as a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy, commented on a story posted to Facebook about Shelby’s death writing:  “Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ – That’s my kind...

An Alabama deputy who resigned after making homophobic comments in response to the suicide of an Alabama teen has been hired in the next town over. Deputy Jeff Graves stepped down as a sheriff’s deputy from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office after posting comments in an article about 15-year-old Nigel Shelby, who died by suicide after being bullied about his sexual orientation. “Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ. That’s my kind of LGBTQ movement,” Graves wrote in a now-deleted post on a...

Hundreds of protesters occupied the Pantheon monument in Paris on Friday (July 12) to denounce the conditions illegal immigrants allegedly face in France. The "Gilets Noirs" — a nod to France's better-known "Gilets Jaunes" movement — are protesters from 34 migrant housing centres from the French capital and its region. "Today, we immigrants without papers, inhabitants of social housing, tenants of the streets, are occupying the Pantheon", their press release claimed. "In the French Republic, we are paperless, faceless, voiceless",...

The London police said on Friday they have launched an investigation into the alleged leaks of the official memos that led to the resignation of the British ambassador to Washington. British ambassador Kim Darroch quit on Wednesday after US president Donald Trump called him "stupid" and "wacky" following the publication of the confidential memos by a newspaper. In the memos, Darroch had called Trump's administration inept. The London Metropolitan Police said its counter-terrorism command, which takes national responsibility for investigating...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center who have been suffering from cancers and other illnesses as a result of working at the contaminated site. The House voted 402-12 to pass the “Never Forget the Heroes Act” that had been championed by Jon Stewart, the popular former host of the late-night comedy program The Daily Show, and highlighted...

New York Police are investigating after eight posters featuring U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were found vandalized with homophobic slurs. The New York Police Department (NYPD) hate crimes task force said it was investigating after the posters were vandalized with derogatory slurs at the Bryant Park subway station in New York. Police confirmed to USA Today on Wednesday that the posters were cleaned or replaced with help from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority after the vandalism was discovered early Monday morning. Rapinoe...

(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana - whose campaign has been dogged by accusations of systemic racism in his city as he struggles to gain support from African-American voters - on Thursday announced a plan to battle racial inequality in America. Buttigieg, who is white and has seen issues of race flare up in South Bend after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer last month, unveiled...

Former JR’s manager and bartender, Carter Young (image via Carter Young’s Facebook page) This article has been updated with a response from Daniel Heredia, the Dallas resident who first posted Facebook videos of his trans friend being kicked out of JR’s. Last week, Queerty was first LGBTQ news outlet to report on an incident in which JR’s, one of the largest gay bars on Dallas’ gay strip, kicked out a trans female patron for seemingly no reason. Now, after being...

Twitter User, @marcklock, video / Detroit PrideAmerica is imploding with bigotry, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia. Add to that, a gun culture that is so rampantly obsessive that we have still not made one change to gun laws years after a crazed gunman shot up a classroom of 5-year-olds. Welcome to America, where up is down, down is up, and the U.S. Constitution can be distorted by evil men to justify their acts of hatred against others. The National Socialist Movement...

Although no credible terrorist threat has been called in against today’s Pride celebration in Los Angeles, law enforcement sources have told the media that the the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has stepped up security measures to thwart any possible mass attack. TMZ reports, “Law enforcement will be using an array of vehicles as barriers, for the first time, to shore up vulnerable areas along the route and surrounding area. Of course, both uniformed and undercover cops will be on the...

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