| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Wearable fitness trackers are in survival-of-the-fittest mode.
Touted as the next big thing in technology, wearable tech has spawned a dizzying array of Internet-connected wristwatches and head-mounted devices. Leading the fledgling industry are fitness...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:28 PM
SACRAMENTO —Tim Donnelly arrived at the Assembly in late 2010 with big plans.
First on his list: a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. A plan to dismantle the state's air quality board was close behind.
In a Capitol dominated by...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The thousands of commuters who've so far boarded Central Florida's fledgling SunRail service have experienced its technological amenities: free WiFi, plentiful power outlets — and surveillance cameras.
The cameras are small, black domes resembling...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Orbitz Worldwide not only wants you to join its loyalty program and book hotels rooms and flights on Orbitz.com, it wants you to do so on your mobile device and pay using its new credit card the travel agency introduced Tuesday. In return, Orbitz is...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:29 PM
SACRAMENTO--A bill barring the state's health insurance exchange from hiring individuals convicted of certain felonies failed to advance Tuesday.
Under the proposal by Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare), Covered California would not be able to...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I've been trying to refinance my Georgia home for at least a year. I have a 7 percent conventional mortgage with a big, locally based bank.
I've been told that my loan is a Fannie Mae loan, but I don't qualify...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie and Glenview.
Student athlete unions
This is in response to university student athletes wanting to unionize. Friends of mine can attest to the fact that when I...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has launched a probe of a troubled $55 million anti-violence program Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn put in place in 2010 amid a tough election battle.
A grand jury issued a subpoena seeking documents related...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Ignoring Cold War restrictions, journalist William Worthy had traveled to the Soviet Union in 1955 and made a news broadcast from Moscow, a rare opportunity for an American reporter. So the following year, when Communist China invited him on a month-...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:08 PM
More than 2,000 Social Security numbers of former Johns Hopkins University graduate students were exposed to potential hackers, the university confirmed Saturday.
Hopkins officials discovered on March 19 that the names and Social Security numbers of 2,...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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