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  • Wednesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: No. 14 Virginia ends baseball slide at three with win at Liberty

    COLLEGES: Baseball: No. 14 Virginia (15-8) ended its slide at three losses by winning 10-7 Wednesday at Liberty before a crowd of 2,841, a record for a Flames home game. Daniel Pinero reached base five times, and he and Adam Haseley each had three...
  • Growing interest in ancient Chinese game

    Growing interest in ancient Chinese game
    Around Vivian Zimmerman's kitchen table, the tiles move swiftly. Bams and dots get discarded while dragons and jokers are scooped up. As seasoned veterans, the four mahjong players and longtime friends at her table can converse energetically while...
  • Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies. Playing Atari 2600 games from the 1980s may seem a bit...
  • Not your standard mystery novel: 'City of Brick and Shadow'

    It figures. Tim Wirkus sits in a restaurant by UC Irvine talking about his book "City of Brick and Shadow," a novel about the elusive quest to nail down the truth, and his responses stymie a reporter's facile attempts to connect art to life. That...
  • Citrus Cove student takes top honors in chess

    Citrus Cove student takes top honors in chess
    Boynton Beach's Maya Behura, 7, a second-grader at Citrus Cove Elementary School tied for second place (in the second grade category) in the National K-12 Chess Championship that took place last December in Orlando. Maya also was the highest finishing...
  • Life After 'WordPlay': American Crossword Tourney Returns To Stamford

    Life After 'WordPlay': American Crossword Tourney Returns To Stamford
    The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament was founded at the Stamford Marriott in 1978 and was held there every March until 2007. Then Hollywood came calling. A documentary, "Wordplay," was filmed at the 2005 tourney and released to critical and...
  • Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man gets serious about Hollywood

    Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man gets serious about Hollywood
    A sock-clad Method Man padded into the hallway of his Staten Island home. On the stove in the kitchen an inviting dish sat cooling. Floral arrangements filled the dining room table. The local news played unobtrusively in the background. "Welcome to...
  • Library Notes for March 19

    Events for the whole family are being held at local libraries. Antioch Public Library 757 N. Main St. (847) 395-0874; http://www.apld.info Teen workshop: Teens can learn the basics of handling their money and finances at 4 p.m. March 25. The...
  • Nationals are endgame for chess team

    Nationals are endgame for chess team
    With a state championship in hand, the chess team at Naperville North High School is eyeing an even bigger prize. Chess coach Jeff DiOrio said the Naperville North team has a shot at cracking the top 10 at the U.S. Chess Federation's 2015 National...
  • Student who aided girl who had seizure, Special Olympics bowler honored

    Student who aided girl who had seizure, Special Olympics bowler honored
    The School District U46 Board awarded certificates of achievement during their meeting Monday to a teenager who helped a girl who had a seizure, his coach and a Special Olympics athlete. Andrew Wilson, a sophomore at Streamwood High School, was...
  • HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

    HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'
    Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone on to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders." Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better than humans on dozens...