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  • Harris Ripps, scientist and researcher, 87

    Harris Ripps, scientist and researcher, 87
    Even as he approached the end of his ninth decade, Dr. Harris Ripps was still pursuing his lifelong passion — unlocking the mysteries of the human brain. The 87-year-old West Boca resident died Sept. 18 in Boston, inciting an outpouring of...
  • Emergency communications agency finds ways to hire friends, skirt competitive bidding

    WASHINGTON As a new federal agency set out in the summer of 2012 on the mammoth task of building a nationwide wireless communications network for more than 4 million emergency responders, an eyebrow-raising pattern took shape. The First Responder Network...
  • Ka-pow! Marvel Comics heroes get academic treatment at Baltimore college

    By John Clarke Sept 24 (Reuters) - The University of Baltimore is making it OK to read Spider-Man and X-Men comic books in class, and even will give you college credit for it. In what is believed to be a first, the school is offering a course next...
  • Hotels expect to spend a record $6 billion on upgrades this year

    Hotels expect to spend a record $6 billion on upgrades this year
    In the wake of the economic crisis, struggling hotels across the country put off most upgrades and expansions, such as installing new carpeting, buying bigger television sets and renovating lobbies. But with the economy rebounding, the nation’s...
  • Practice of beheading not limited to Islamic State

    In 1623, just two years after Native Americans and Pilgrims dined together at the first Thanksgiving, Pilgrim commander Myles Standish decapitated an enemy Indian chieftain and impaled his head on a pike outside of the Plymouth fort. That's the part...
  • Laughs, sparks fly in 'Mrs. Greenblatt's Place In The Universe'

    Laughs, sparks fly in 'Mrs. Greenblatt's Place In The Universe'
    Actresses Elissa Solomon and Janet Weakley are hilarious together in playwright Sharon Goldner's short play "Mrs. Greenblatt's Place In The Universe," running now through Sept. 21 at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale. The Goldner ten minute play is part...
  • NFL's reach holds sponsors

    Corporate sponsors headed for the stadium exits after the racist rant by former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Five months later, domestic violence scandals have rocked the National Football League, but major advertisers have opted merely...
  • Confession may be good for the soul...But not the tween soul

    Confession may be good for the soul...But not the tween soul
    Is your tween telling secrets online to strangers? Is she confessing to being overwhelmed by sadness and feeling helpless? Is he posting pictures of actions you never imagined, such as goofy prank poses or embarrassing glimpses of himself, on Snapchat?...
  • Chiefs reveal nature of DE Catapano's mystery illness

    On Friday, the Chiefs finally revealed the mystery illness that had been plaguing defensive end Mike Catapano for the better part of two months. "Mike had two issues," trainer Rick Burkholder said. "One, he had a virus that was gastrointestinal based. As...
  • Review: 'Feminism Unfinished,' a history of U.S. women's movements

    Review: 'Feminism Unfinished,' a history of U.S. women's movements
    Earlier this month, the National Book Awards released its nonfiction longlist, and it included only one book written by a woman. None were biographies of women. The longlist reinforced a widely held notion within the publishing industry that because men...
  • How I Made It: California Fashion Assn. president Ilse Metchek

    How I Made It: California Fashion Assn. president Ilse Metchek
    The gig: Ilse Metchek is president of the California Fashion Assn., which puts her in the perfect spot to be the connector and self-described "class historian" for the Southland's fashion and retail industry. Metchek oversees a roster of more than 400...