Police ended a hostage crisis at a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia.
In other Australian news, a shark killed a teenager.
Americans believe torture prevents acts of terrorism.
Speaking of torture, Karl Rove wants to feed your rectum.
An APD Officer accidentally shot a civilian on Sunday morning.
Seth Rogen is North Korea's biggest enemy.
The US is the most uncaring nation in the industrial world, and it's all Ayn Rand's fault.
Mother Nature screwed up the day for air travelers in San Francisco.
The liquid in E-ciagerettes is poisonous enough to kill a child.
The Dutch are not happy about Google's privacy violations through data collection.
Walt Disney died on this day back in 1966. He was 65. Here are some inspirational Disney quotes to get you through life or at least through the day.
Ann B. Davis died.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released after five years of Taliban captivity.
Hamburger meat and drama result from the feud over the care of Casey Kasem.
Google will blanket the earth with internet access.
Watch 50 Cent’s amazing pitch.
I like smashed hamburgers.
Shirley MacLaine addressed the graduates of the New Mexico School for the Arts.
Weather Service radar picked up a grasshopper swarm over Albuquerque.
Here’s a photo essay from this weekend’s Pride Parade in Albuquerque.
Happy birthday, Stacy Keach.
Mass murderer Elliot Rodger finally found fame.
Please take care of my baby raccoons.
Lawyer claims Spirit’s Randy California wrote “Stairway to Heaven” and I wouldn’t be surprised.
A woman got engaged at sandwich #257.
There’s a new crater on Mars.
The New York Post covered Kimye’s wedding.
Emma Watson graduated from Hogwarts.
A woman was knocked over by a deer.
It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp Google Glass.
APD encountered a man with a violent past.
Two area teens were injured in a rollover crash.
Happy birthday, John Wayne.
We love you, Henny.
Thanks for the links, Susan Petersen.
A postage stamp honoring Harvey Milk, a gay civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1978, has been unveiled.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert thinks states not defending same-sex marriage bans is “the next step toward anarchy.” If that's the case, chaos couldn't be sweeter.
Google is creating a tablet with “advanced vision capabilities.” If it doesn't make you invisible, I don't care.
Last night, Albuquerque police shot and killed a man who is suspected of attacking a woman and then stabbing a good samaritan who tried to help her.
According to New Mexico State Police, at least six people died in a car crash involving multiple vehicles on I-10.
The oil industry is drawing more folks to certain parts of New Mexico.
Birdland, a local store in Nob Hill, was broken into yesterday morning, apparently another in a series of Nob Hill businesses that have been “compromised.”
After Miami police arrested a strip club employee, she decided to give them a show right in the jail cell.
Albuquerque police and family members are looking for this mentally disabled kid who ran away from school on April 9th. He was last seen (by this writer) in the 4th and Central area yesterday evening.
There was blood on the moon last night.
Google bought a drone company in Moriarty, New Mexico.
Pollution in China is affecting the weather.
Things are heating up in Ukraine.
Dr. Kevorkian painted a lot of surreal and creepy pictures.
There is a smoke ring halo over England.
Munich has "official nudist zones".
It was a long way to the top in this dog eat dog world, but it now looks like the end of the highway for AC/DC.
BP Lawyer cites "irreparable injustices" in how settlement payments are being handled.
Officials probe why a jet that crash landed in San Francisco was flying too slow before it hit the runway.
Authorities search for 40 missing people after a train blast in Quebec town that killed five.
Michael Allen speaks out in speculation over whether Albuquerque police could have spared his brother, Vincent Wood, who was shot multiple times on Friday night.
Albuquerque remembers Austin Hudson-LaPore.
Google Doodle and Roswell? Oh, we're there!
City planners want to make Central a little snazzier! Neon signs anyone?
APS bosses get raises, teachers pissed.
Legislators suspicious of Gov. Martinez filming them in the Roundhouse.
Taco Bell unveils baked potato wrapped in a tortilla.
State cop takes a woman into custody and then has sex with her in his patrol car on their way to jail. No charges are filed.
Guy slices his tongue to get his wife back.
The Tea Party says it’s Romney’s fault.
Your brain and music.
Welcome to Middle-Earth Airlines.
Diane Sawyer, drinking wine, taking meds, making coke jokes.
The worst appearances of musicians in sci-fi movies.
Google unveils JAM, which is, roughly, Garage Band. Here’s other stuff Google has wasted money on.
For balance: Forgotten Apple products of yore.
For x-mas, please buy me a petri dish ornament.
Puerto Rico is thinking it wants to be a state.
Neil Gaiman writes some “Doctor Who,” tries to salvage the glory of the Cybermen.
Thanks to creepy algorithmic autocomplete search capabilities, I was just allowed an enlightening glimpse into the top ten burning questions fellow pilgrims in the area have been posing to the All-Knowing, All-Seeing Oracle, Google.
How do I tell if...
my dog has a fever?
I have bed bugs?
my Mac is 64 bit?
my phone is unlocked?
a girl likes me?
a mango is ripe?
eggs are still good?
my Coach purse is real?
Nukemap is a handy online app that allows you to rain some nuclear annihilation down on your hometown (or any town for that matter). Simply input the GoogleMaps location you’d like to destroy and select the historical payload you want to unleash. (Do you feel like the dainty 16-kiloton “Little Boy” or the whopping 3.3-megaton Chinese ICBM today?) Then, push the button and see if your neighborhood survives. Probably not. It’s scary and fun ... and educational too, I guess.
Beloved elderly man dies in the cold on his porch in La Mesilla, NM.
New state laws for 2012 bring about happy hour bans, fire-breathing regulations and more.
Canadian drug found successful in treating ovarian cancer.
99-year-old Italian man divorcing his wife of 77 years over her 1940's affair.
Amazon, Facebook and Google consider a coordinated anti-SOPA blackout.
Target becomes target (hehe) for large public gathering of breast-feeding moms.
Too bad Christmas is over: I would have wanted a Batman iPod dock with built in taser.
Let's make some New Year's Eve resolutions.
Fox apologizes to Jews for Facebook poll on Jesus' death.
Words of comfort: Russia test fires long-range missile with new warhead.
UNM hires ex-Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to be Lobo football's new boss.
APD fires belly-bumping officers who kicked a suspect in the head on video.
The toast sandwich is two pieces of bread around a slice of toast. It's the 150-year-old brainchild of Victorian food writer Mrs. Beeton.
Art? Or stalking 14-year-old girls?
Avoid penile cancer by abstaining from bestiality.
Sexuality as a force for good.
Mom of Sandusky's adopted son has concerns.
Clothing company folds under Vatican pressure and removes an ad showing the pope kissing an imam.
Google's getting into the music store biz. But there's no Prince. And no Zeppelin.
Katy Perry's Milli Vanilli flute fail.
Norwegians raise a viking ship using viking tools.
Is ScarJo a beard?
Some places in the world remain untouched by Facebook.
The haze in the sky is smoke from wildfires.
Chief justice of the state Supreme Court says he did not buy his job.
Driver facing vehicular homicide charge after cyclist’s death last month.
Arizona sues the feds over medical marijuana.
Unemployment fell in New Mexico.
Google says hackers in China got into hundreds of Gmail accounts. Chinese government says that’s baloney.
Lady Gaga killed the notion of “the album.”
Two senators warn that the government is using the Patriot Act in alarming ways. But they say they can’t talk about it because it’s classified.
The war on drugs hasn’t worked, say politicians around the world. The United States and Mexico disagree.
T-Pain renounces auto-tune.
Europe’s mutant E.coli killed almost 20 people so far.
Nudism is on the decline.
Demand goes up for gluten-free, vegan baked goods, which means they’re becomming more delicious.
You can’t scrub yourself off the Internet.
Revenge bombing in Pakistan may be first of many.
Europe to curtail passport-free travel, stopper immigration.
Robert Krulwich, Radiolab host, gives commencement speech on the future of journalism.
Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google.
Nineteen decapitated bodies found in Durango, Mexico since Monday.
Two cyclists hit by cars Thursday, one dead. Not cool.
NM Forest Service to close several forests due to extreme fire danger.
Murders/suicide in Idaho leaves
Mapfund announces a million in grants to groundbreaking performers.
The Oatmeal instructions for being a bad salesperson.
Man found dead with his throat cut near Mountain and Sixth Street.
Guy goes to the lost and found at Sandia Casino looking for his cocaine.
Bears in Roswell and Belen.
AIDS vaccine works in monkeys. A human vaccine may be just around the corner.
Paramedic says he was discriminated against because of his beard in Española. He's a Sikh, and it's part of his religion.
The M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback-humpback-I River is flooding at historic levels.
Guard for Nazi camp was charged with 28,060 counts of accessory to murder. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
This technology can read your mind.
World wastes more than a billion tons of food every year.
Bin Laden's diary (crushes revealed! jk).
Dems try to repeal tax incentives for big oil, given the companies are seeing profit.
Interpol issues arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Let's not get too excited about this big NASA announcement.
Senate Republicans sign letter promising to block Democratic-backed legislation.
17 children removed from filthy Albuquerque house.
Convicted murderer manages to post party pictures to his Facebook profile from inside prison.
Lobo football players were involved in a fight at the Lotus Nightclub.
Local businesses saw a Black Friday boost this year.
58-years ago today the recipient of the first successful sex-change-surgery debuts.
Chanukah begins tonight.
A new venomous animal discovered in Yosemite National Park.
Did Google buy Groupon?
The French are selling foie gras burgers.
CNET declares the end of the 5-year console cycle.
This genetically engineered apple won't brown, probably also won't taste good.
Movember is over, time to shave.
These $350 hiking stilettos can't be real, can they?
Wendy's has a new burger I haven't tried yet.
Happy birthday Sarah Silverman!