'High-End Weapons a New Form of Bling' in India

Maureen O'Connor · 02/21/12 11:35AM

What's up today in India? "India, the land of Mohandas Gandhi, known for its Hindu belief in the sanctity of life, is anything but gun-shy. Rising incomes have made high-end weapons a new form of bling, and rising crime and memories of Mumbai's 2008 terrorist attack have left Indians eager to be armed and dangerous," The Los Angeles Times reports. There are still only 3 guns for every 100 people in India, compared to 89 for every 100 Americans, though. [LATimes, image of Indian gun factory via AP]

New York Gets Al Jazeera English Today

Jeff Neumann · 07/31/11 11:27PM

Starting today, New Yorkers with Time Warner and Verizon FiOS cable can watch Al Jazeera English for 23 hours a day through a subletting deal the channel reached with a suburban New York channel, RISE. [NYT]

Amy Winehouse 'Died Alone In Bed'

Jeff Neumann · 07/25/11 12:18AM

A rep for Amy Winehouse, Chris Goodman said the singer was found dead by her personal security guard: "At this stage no one knows how she died. She died alone in bed." [TMZ]

Record-Setting Heat in New York

Maureen O'Connor · 07/22/11 01:08PM

Central Park set an all-time heat record today: 102 degrees. Newark also set an all-time heat record: 104 degrees. Show offs. [City Room]

Rudolf Hess Dug Up to Keep Out Pesky Neo-Nazi Pilgrims

Seth Abramovitch · 07/21/11 11:49PM

Hitler's right-hand brah Rudolf Hess was dug up, cremated, and scattered in a lake. Neo-Nazis have been flocking to his grave in Wunsiedel, Germany since his 1987 suicide. Mayor Karl-Willi Beck called the move "the right thing to do." [NYT]