| 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 18, 2015
| 12:17 PM
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Keep red-light cameras
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:37 PM
For an under-the-radar billionaire whose nickname is Silent Stan, the owner of the St. Louis Rams just made his voice heard loud and clear.
Stan Kroenke has joined forces with the owners of the Hollywood Park site, and they plan to build a massive...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public schools educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards, where he served as an usher for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure.
He was 65.
"Ralph was among the kindest and most...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Grayslake Area Public Library
100 Library Lane
(847) 223-5313; www.grayslake.info
Performance: Those Were the Days Radio Players will perform at 3 p.m. Jan. 25. It is free and all ages are welcome. Return to the bygone days of old-time radio as they...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:39 PM
In his first year with Emory and Henry, Hampton native Curt Newsome was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of Year.
His team finished 8-2, including 5-2 in the conference, to tie for first after being picked eighth...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Zane Ice paces back and forth around his room, pushing up his black-rimmed glasses as he talks.
"You know that this is going to be on national television, millions of viewers," said Zane, 12, the only contestant from Florida picked to compete in this...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:56 PM
Every year, it seems as if more talented Lehigh Valley natives and former residents are hitting the big screen.
In 2015, actors, animators, costume designers, composers, producers and directors are working in movies both big and small. The sheer...