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  • Andrea Bocelli: Better than a box of chocolate

    Andrea Bocelli: Better than a box of chocolate
    You think the average couple feels pressure every time Valentine's Day rolls around? Well, imagine being the focus of thousands of dates, with a cost that can surpass a high-end dinner and a nice piece of jewelry. That's what Andrea Bocelli faces....
  • U.S. Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked

    U.S. Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked
    The Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command were taken over Monday by hackers claiming to be working on behalf of the Islamic State militants.  Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the...
  • Jury selection begins in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Jury selection begins in Boston Marathon bombing trial
    Some of the prospective jurors who could decide Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fate got their first look Monday at the young man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, and they seemed transfixed by the sight of the shaggy-haired 21-year-old. Tsarnaev, for his...
  • Renee Green's constellation of personal moments

    Renee Green's constellation of personal moments
    Renée Green’s installation at the MAK Center’s Schindler House is difficult at best. Filling the low-slung modernist structure with layers of sound, video, text and photographs, the artist and MIT professor has created a complex, three-...
  • Jury selection expected to take weeks in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    As some prospective jurors got their first look at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the young man accused of bombing the renowned Boston Marathon, it became clear that choosing a jury in the closely watched terror case would not be a quick or simple process. U.S....
  • William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer

    William B. Poland Jr., aerospace engineer
    William B. Poland Jr., a retired aerospace engineer who enjoyed participating in Civil War re-enactments, died Jan. 25 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from diabetes. He was 88. The son of William B. Poland, a civil...
  • Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals

    Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals
    Before his arrest Tuesday, one of the last times anyone had seen Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far...
  • Alternative school would tap into Allentown students' passions

    Alternative school would tap into Allentown students' passions
    In a North Philadelphia school that has captured the attention of Allentown educators, 14 ninth-graders sit at round tables, their eyes on the instructor who is holding a brain. "Who felt the brain last week?" asks Diana Huang, a Temple University...
  • Actually, that 'off target' 1995 anti-Internet column was amazingly on-target

    Actually, that 'off target' 1995 anti-Internet column was amazingly on-target
    Back in 1995, astronomer and computer expert Clifford Stoll wrote an article for Newsweek dismissing all the excitement about something called the Internet. It was headlined, "The Internet? Bah!"  Stoll ridiculed the claims of "Internet hucksters" ...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1975, Allen and Dieruff meet in the district boys basketball title game for the first time

    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. March 2 1995—Franklin & Marshall, the country's No. 1 team, gets revenge for a loss to Muhlenberg in the MAC title game a week earlier by beating the...
  • Five questions with Baltimore Public Markets Corp. executive director Robert Thomas

    Five questions with Baltimore Public Markets Corp. executive director Robert Thomas
    For decades Baltimore has wrestled with falling sales at its public markets. The biggest challenge: the "world famous" Lexington Market on the city's west side. The city has embarked on an effort to overhaul the market, hiring a consultant to hash out...