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  • Review: 'Blackhat'

    "Blackhat" is a thickly plotted disappointment, yet it has three or four big sequences proving that director Michael Mann, who gave us "Thief," "Heat," "Collateral" and others, has lost none of his instincts for how to choreograph, photograph and edit...
  • West Palm student wins $29,203 on Jeopardy!

    West Palm student wins $29,203 on Jeopardy!
    Answer: This West Palm Beach 12-year-old made $29,203 with the help of Play-Doh. Question: Who is Jeopardy! Kids Week Competition winner Zane Ice? Zane, a seventh-grader at Palm Beach Day Academy and an avid fan of the game show since he was 4,...
  • Obamacare advisor apologizes to lawmakers for controversial comments

    Obamacare advisor apologizes to lawmakers for controversial comments
    Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor who worked on the Affordable Care Act, apologized to members of Congress on Tuesday for a series of controversial comments he made about the law, which Republicans have seized on to attack the healthcare legislation....
  • Obamacare Consultant Apologizes; "I Behaved Badly"

    Obamacare Consultant Apologizes; "I Behaved Badly"
    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber apologized on Tuesday for his recent remarks about "the stupidity of the American voter," telling a congressional committee he did not think President Barack Obama's signature healthcare...
  • Students take photos 90,000 feet up in the air

    Students take photos 90,000 feet up in the air
    Fort Lauderdale students Sean Herbert and Will Hinson still can't believe they pulled it off. But the proof is in the pictures. From the middle of the stratosphere, 90,000 feet up the air, scenes captured by the duo show the edge of the Earth...
  • Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board

    Obama to nominate former Bank of Hawaii CEO to Federal Reserve Board
    President Obama said Tuesday that he would nominate the former head of one of Hawaii's largest banks to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, following criticism from some lawmakers about the lack of community banking experience among the...
  • 'Spare Parts' puts a nice heart in a rusty vehicle

    'Spare Parts' puts a nice heart in a rusty vehicle
    2 stars (out of four) Perhaps few studios are rushing to finance a documentary about a team of high school kids who took on mighty MIT in an underwater robotics competition. (If this concept starts your heart a-flutter, begin pooling your cash now.)...
  • Holding one's breath, GOP style

    Holding one's breath, GOP style
    Last month, the Obama administration announced tougher Clean Air Act rules intended to reduce ground-level ozone, the chief component of the smog that plagues the Baltimore-Washington area and much of the nation. With at least half the pollution blowing...
  • How to grow cherry tomatoes and potatoes on one plant

    Q: On TV, they talked about a plant that had potatoes on its roots and cherry tomatoes on the stalk. They gave the name of the seed but I did not write it down and I wonder if you have any details on this plant. Also I have been reading about MIT's city...
  • Woman chokes up describing young marathon bombing victim

    A prospective juror in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev choked back tears Friday as she spoke of the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the attack. The female juror calmly answered questions from Judge...
  • Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'

    Simsbury High Grad Writer Behind Film 'Spare Parts'
    Eleven years ago, four high school boys from Phoenix won a nationwide robotics competition sponsored by NASA, beating students from MIT, among other competitors. They became science-world darlings, a team of undocumented immigrant teenagers from Mexico...