| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Walt Disney Co. and satellite TV provider Dish Network have signed a new long-term distribution deal that includes an agreement for Dish to disable its controversial ad-skipping feature for ABC network shows.
The two companies announced a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window.
"There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Chicago's new ride-sharing services market their drivers as friendly and safe, asserting they have passed stringent criminal background checks.
But a Tribune investigation revealed that one of the companies, Uber, did not check some of the criminal...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Dish Network is hosting its own elimination chamber, with the satellite service it will no longer offer WWE's pay-per-views, including April's "WrestleMania 30."
The move comes as WWE is about to launch a digital network on Feb. 24, which will include...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:30 AM
If prejudice masquerading as journalism were an Olympic sport, the vile diatribe of commentator Mark Nuckols against all things Russian would win gold hands down ("The Sochi experiment," Feb. 6).
The real problem, however, is that Mr. Nuckols' rant is...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Wearing a nitrogen-powered jet pack, Dale Gardner stepped from the space shuttle, alone and untethered, 224 miles above Earth.
Armed with a 5-foot probe called a stinger, Gardner drifted toward a wayward satellite, the Westar 6, which was spinning...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
This article has been updated to reflect the correct field for visual arts professor Eric Smallwood.
Thirty years ago, U.S. colleges and universities awarded 37 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees to women. Today, when that number should...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:02 PM
SACRAMENTO — Electronic monitoring was supposed to help Los Angeles County deal with the influx of thousands of felons moved out of California's prison system to ease overcrowding.
The nation's largest probation department strapped GPS ankle...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Armed with high-tech sensors, a new satellite should help the National Hurricane Center better project where tropical systems might hit, something it already does with near pinpoint accuracy.
The satellite also should better predict how strong storms...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:59 AM
It’s not the apocalypse. It just looks like that.
Every few weeks, bright streaks and colorful, rolling waves appear in the California sky. They can startle those unfamiliar with their source, spurring speculation of aliens or apocalyptic visions....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:06 AM
UPDATE: Kennedy Space Center has changed the end date of the tours to Feb. 23.
Public tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building will end Feb. 23 Feb. 11, officials of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex announced Tuesday.
The attraction's VAB Up-...