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  • READER SUBMITTED: Naugatuck Teacher Named National PE Teacher Of The Year

    Honoring the elite of the physical education, adapted physical education, school health and dance education professions, SHAPE America, formerly the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) announced the National...
  • Marlon Wayans is in it for laughs, but his career is no joke

     Marlon Wayans is in it for laughs, but his career is no joke
    "How you doin', baby?" Marlon Wayans said, leaning down to kiss a doll on the lips. The toy, a prop from Wayans' latest movie, "A Haunted House 2," was propped up in a chair across the table from the actor at a stuffy Beverly Hills restaurant. The doll,...
  • Getting angry with your spouse? Quick, eat something!

    Getting angry with your spouse? Quick, eat something!
    Sound familiar? Your normally cheerful spouse has suddenly, and inexplicably, turned cranky and an otherwise pleasant day is fast becoming a scene from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." When you see those storm clouds gathering in your significant...
  • Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

    Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High
    Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward. Created by then-Granada Hills resident Ken Forsse, the...
  • 'Heartbleed' blamed in attack on Canada tax agency, more expected

    BOSTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's tax-collection agency said on Monday that the private information of about 900 people had been compromised as hackers exploited the "Heartbleed" bug, and security experts warned that more attacks will likely follow. The...
  • Burbank couple honored for saving boy who fell from window

    Burbank couple honored for saving boy who fell from window
    The Burbank City Council on Tuesday honored a Burbank couple who saved a 3-year-old boy — using a box spring and some quick thinking — when he plunged out a third-story window last month. Jennifer and Konrad Lightner were moving out of their...
  • Audit finds guitars, plane tickets among $255,000 of improper purchases on state credit cards

    Audit finds guitars, plane tickets among $255,000 of improper purchases on state credit cards
    Four Maryland employees made about $255,000 in improper purchases — including guitars, plane tickets and toy soldiers — with state credit cards intended for business spending, a state audit of the program found. The audit concluded that...
  • Workplace Prank Led To Multimillion-Dollar Business

    Workplace Prank Led To Multimillion-Dollar Business
    GLASTONBURY — The same fevered imagination brought the world a blue gingham inflatable ice-holding tray for outdoor picnics, obnoxious magnetic bumper stickers and an oversized ceramic mug shaped like a toilet. "Our toilet mug, I think, it defines...
  • Pasadena mobile games developer Industrial Toys raises $5 million

    Pasadena mobile games developer Industrial Toys raises $5 million
    Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Accel Partners. As part of the financing, the Pasadena company is also announcing the launch of its first title, "Midnight Star," which will be available this...
  • Play and replay

    Play and replay
    “Everyone dies with secrets, why can’t I?” Convalescing at home after a fall, Lilith Fischer, age 87, is snappish with her son on the phone, rude to her in-home aide and determined to keep the memories of her youth buried. A ghost...
  • Tablets and apps for children are on the rise

    Tablets and apps for children are on the rise
    Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...