Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs had just won a state wrestling title Saturday in a category he didn't want to be in. But instead of wallowing in a debate about what should or should not have happened this weekend at the…
Reuters built an algorithm to flag and verify breaking news on Twitter
Reuters has developed a tool capable of automatically detecting and verifying breaking news on Twitter, in an attempt to report on events more rapidly and accurately. The tool, known as Reuters...
Surprise council denies Mattamy plan downtown by 4-3 vote
Richard Smith Independent Newsmedia A majority of negative opinions from public commentary and a lengthy presentation by Mayor Sharon Wolcott in opposition to the Mattamy Homes project at Surprise Civic…
Luxury Presence gets $2.13M in funding
The Santa Monica-based luxury brokerage marketing platform will use funds to hire up to 50 people within the next year to expand its marketing management platform
RCSC officials rethink Sun Bowl limits
By Rusty Bradshaw Independent Newsmedia Recreation Centers of Sun City officials will not consider limiting the uses at the Sun Bowl, 10220 N. 107th Ave. The RCSC board had a…
SCHOA offers tips for Sun City winter visitors
By Rusty Bradshaw Independent Newsmedia It is estimated that up to 40 percent of Sun City residents are winter visitors, leaving the community during the hot summer months for the…
Flyers introduce odd-looking mascot, soak in the comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking the place of horror-movie villains and splicing his head onto other disturbing images.
Editorial: Say what?
In the Can't-Believe-They-Just-Said-That Department, Congressman John Shimkus of downstate Collinsville may have established a new record for well-
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Augusta man robbed after inviting escorts to home
An Augusta man contacted police saying he was robbed after responding to an ad for an escort.