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  • Suhail al Chalabi, urban planner who helped city, suburbs, dies at 74

    Suhail al Chalabi, urban planner who helped city, suburbs, dies at 74
    Urban planner and consultant Suhail al Chalabi was a master at analyzing the economic impact of developments, from high-profile proposals like those for a south suburban airport and the Illiana Expressway to more mundane and less visible infrastructure...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boko Haram is just as vicious. Why does the Islamic State get all the headlines?

    Boko Haram is just as vicious. Why does the Islamic State get all the headlines?
    Americans are obsessed with the Islamic State. Ninety-one percent see the terrorist group as a threat to the vital interests of the United States, according to a September Washington PostABC News poll. That same month, President Barack Obama called...
  • 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...
  • New Trier student's holiday lights raise cash for charity

    New Trier student's holiday lights raise cash for charity
    For New Trier High School freshman Christian Tingle, the holiday season is all about the lights. To be precise, roughly 50,000 twinkling, shimmering and digitally programmed Christmas lights that festoon the Tingle family home at 145 Evergreen Lane in...
  • You can earn $13,000 a year selling your poop

    You can earn $13,000 a year selling your poop
    You can donate blood, plasma, eggs, and sperm. Why not poop? Yes, your feces are perhaps your greatest untapped monetary resource. Thanks to a nonprofit organization called OpenBiome, you can cash in to the tune of $13,000 a year -- and save lives while...
  • National Signing Day: Lake County area athletes

    National Signing Day: Lake County area athletes
    The following list of athletes was compiled after contacting area athletic directors. If Pioneer Press accidentally omitted an athlete who is signing a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, please email ppnpreps@pioneerlocal.com and let us know the...
  • Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges

    Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges
    A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city....