| Mar 25, 2015
| 8:48 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:45 AM
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.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 12:38 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Tuesday night word that Mexico’s popular former light-middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is in advanced negotiations to fight James Kirkland May 2 at San Antonio’s Alamodome on HBO is like a chess move.
It is meant to...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 10:15 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 10:39 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:36 PM
A union contractor tradesman who's working inside the BP Whiting refinery plant has joined dozens of other workers who've contacted me since United Steelworkers union members joined a national strike on Feb. 7.
The tradesman is not a member of USW and...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:56 AM
This year's Academy Award-nominated screenplays in the "adapted" category include a trio of variously effective and affecting whitewash jobs based on real people ("American Sniper," "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything"); a ripping melodrama...