Today, we will begin with a bear walking on his hind legs in a quiet cul-de-sac.
Then, the noise of metal on metal and gunfire; cell phone footage from the latest police shooting.
An experimental serum has improved the conditions of two ebola-infected aid workers in Africa.
The clink of spoons on ceramics is silenced as Albuquerque’s first and only cereal bar closes up shop.
A controversial billboard for a plastic surgeon in Ann Arbor has been vandalized with a body-positive message.
Happy 100th birthday, World War I.
Massive, explosive decompression brought down MH17.
I wonder if Palin TV will show Lidsville.
Watch the trailer for the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode.
Now worry about kissing-bug disease.
Sexual harrassment at Comic-Con exists.
Get ready for the new mass extinction.
Progress Now NM is pushing for $25 fines for marijuana possission.
An Albuquerque hot dog cart was stolen.
Happy birthday, Steve Morse.
Three American soldiers killed by an Afghan pretending to be a cop
The memorial for the Sikh temple victims is happening today.
July: Hottest. Month. Ever.
There was a bomb threat at Pro’s Ranch Market
A new early species of human was discovered
Deceased Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is supernaturally awesome.
You, too, can learn to speak four languages in a year.
Play with Politico’s nifty swing state map
Seven missing athletes from Cameroon probably defected in London. It happens.
“If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.”
Sometimes you love God so much, you just wanna make your children live in an underground bunker for their entire lives.
Romani people in France continue to get merde-ed upon.
“Walking Dead” deleted zombie horde scene
Anonymous hacked Australia.
The Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwell does a mariachi “Golden Brown.”
Have a gooey, flaming National S’more Day!
Westboro Baptist Church appears to have not have actually shown up to the candlelight vigil held last night for the Aurora shooting victims. They were probably too busy being blocked from protesting the funeral of a fallen soldier.
NCAA doles out intense punishment for Penn State.
More than 100 killed in Iraq after bombings and shootings make for the deadliest day this year.
200-year-old Rancho De Corrales Event Center destroyed by fire.
Which would be more likely to provoke you to stab your husband: An obnoxious facebook post, or the fact that he was high on PCP?
AMC says no more masks at their movie screenings. Sorry superhero cosplayers.
You may now smell like books.
That’s the startling opener to Alex Limkin’s column “Flashes of Light,” which is all about staying alive after war.
Limkin, an Iraq War veteran, took a trip with Outward Bound. The wilderness organization leads vets through the backcountry for free. It’s part of an effort to help people cope with post-traumatic stress.
Folks can apply here.
U.S. to ease its combat mission in Afghanistan.
Burqueños prison gang exhibits civic pride.
Foreigners stick their foreign fingers in our chile market.
Reies Lopez Tijerina, a Chicano activist, mounted an armed raid to make a citizen's arrest of New Mexico's district attorney in the '60s. He's speaking at the Statehouse today.
Tour the Old Main, home of the lethal 1980 prison riot.
To protect his riches, this wealthy man adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter.
Anonymous hacks emails and accuses Ron Paul of being linked to a neo-Nazi group.
Washington the state passes a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Komen yanked its funding from Planned Parenthood, so supporters around the country donated enough in a single day to make up the difference.
Baratunde Thurston on how to be Black.
Remember when we sold guns to cartels so we could track them? And then it didn't work out so well?
This cheerleader can dead lift 250.
Meet supergiant—not the band, the amphipod.
Marchers in Egypt protest military mishandling of a soccer riot that killed 74.
The most common regrets of folks at the end of their lives.
Rest in peace:
Sonic Youth collaborator and artist Mike Kelley
"Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius
Poet Wislawa Szymborska
Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee
The man who played Mr. Pitt on "Seinfeld," Ian Abercrombie
Would we have known the name Benjamin Colton Barnes if he hadn’t killed someone else before rushing to his own death in Mount Rainier National Park on New Year’s Day? Or would he have been just another young Iraq War veteran on a suicide trajectory?
Columnist Alex Limkin, also a vet, asks this question in his column From the Foxhole.
A veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes, according to a study published in November. It also indicates military suicides have been on the rise since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.