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  • AT&T promises 4G WiFi on planes as soon as next year

    AT&T promises 4G WiFi on planes as soon as next year
    Airline travelers who are frustrated with the speed of wireless Internet on planes may have some relief soon. Communications giant AT&T has announced it is working to put 4G LTE wireless Internet on commercial planes by as soon as late 2015. AT&T said...
  • Bill to allow high-stakes raffles at pro sports games clears panel

    SACRAMENTO -- A bill that would allow professional sports teams to hold high-stakes raffles at games to benefit charities won overwhelming support from its first legislative committee. On Wednesday, the Governmental Organization panel voted, 10-2, to...
  • School funding falls short for city gifted programs

    School funding falls short for city gifted programs
    Darius Johnson says he's just an ordinary student, presented with an educational opportunity in his freshman year of high school that led him to extraordinary choices: Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Duke, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Stanford and Washington...
  • Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes

    Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes
    For years, scientists have wondered about the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in one part of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered...
  • Science teacher suspended over 'dangerous' projects returns to classroom

    A Los Angeles high school science teacher returned to the classroom Friday two months after being suspended over concerns that two students had assembled "dangerous" science projects under his supervision. Both projects overseen by teacher Greg Schiller...
  • OR7, the wandering wolf, looks for love in all the right places

    A Hollywood publicist couldn't have planned it better. Just in time for the world premiere of "OR7 -- The Journey," a documentary about a photogenic gray wolf who stole hearts on his 2011 trek from Oregon to California, comes big news from wildlife...
  • Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally as Ford chief executive

    Ford Motor Co. said its Chief Executive Alan Mulally will retire July 1. The automaker chief operating officer Mark Fields will be named Ford president and chief executive and join Ford’s board of directors. The transition was expected since...
  • Pompano outfit fills a need for crew members on cruise ships

    Pompano outfit fills a need for crew members on cruise ships
    David Hirsch knows what it's like not to have access to favorite snacks or to run out of everyday health care items while working at sea. That dilemma led Hirsch, 43, and his wife Ashley to launch Crew Concierge in November 2005 to fill a void he'd...
  • Think the climate change fight is tough? What about the 17th century fight over math?

     Think the climate change fight is tough? What about the 17th century fight over math?
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry knows that climate change is real. In fact, he told an audience in Jakarta, Indonesia, recently that climate change might be "the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction," and those who deny this are just "a...
  • A lesson on the death penalty from a grieving mother in Iran

    Iran is a death penalty machine. More than 600 people were executed there last year, according to the United Nations, many of them in public hangings before crowds filled with children. So far this year, there have been an estimated 188 executions. That...
  • Research is underway to predict who will develop Alzheimer's, but no test available yet

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard on the news that there was a test that can predict Alzheimer's disease three years before it occurs. If that's true, who should be tested, and is there some way you can change the course of the disease in three years?...