As school year ends, many NYC principals forced to cut staff because of reduced budgets

Mark Cannizzaro, president of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, said not all schools are facing reductions; some with increased enrollments will even see more funds. “It’s really varied out there right now,” he said. “Some schools are feeling more pain than others.” For example, parents and educators have reported their schools are losing … Read more

Austin home leads as one of Airbnb's most popular 'unique' properties

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A self-proclaimed “Willy Wonka”-esque house in west Austin is one of Airbnb’s most popular “unique” rental properties, and the company is working to expand the number of unusual and bizarre homes among its listings. Airbnb launched Wednesday the OMG! Fund, a $10 million initiative to finance “100 of the craziest and most … Read more

Siberian tiger at Six Flags gives birth to an unusually large litter

A Siberian tiger at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey gave birth to five cubs – a litter equivalent to 1% of the endangered species’ population in the wild.  The large litter is quite uncommon for Siberian tigers, which typically give birth to two to four cubs.  MORE: Dog daycare in Northern Liberties to host … Read more

El Toro Bruto breakfast tacos are back in Resident Culture’s new coffee bar

Resident Culture, the all-day brewery, will now feature a full-service coffee bar and extend hours of operation. The new addition is located inside the South End taproom and opens Sunday, June 26. What’s happening: The new coffee shop will serve Mostra Coffee, a San Diego-based coffee shop, plus specialty drinks inspired by El Toro Bruto’s … Read more

Supreme Court expands gun rights, striking New York limits

WASHINGTON — In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed. The decision came out as Congress and states debate gun-control legislation. About one-quarter … Read more

Stephen Port: Families of men murdered by Grindr killer demand Met Police ‘put things right’

The families of four men murdered by Grindr killer Stephen Port after basic police failures say officers have blood on their hands and must “put things right”. Anthony Walgate, 23, Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, and 25-year-old Jack Taylor were killed in Barking, east London, between June 2014 and September 2015. Their deaths were … Read more