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  • Students compete in 24-hour William and Mary hackathon

    Library tables were littered with empty cans of Monster Ultra Reds, Energy Shots and Dunkin' Donuts coffee, empty bags of chips, popcorn and energy bars. Empty pizza boxes were piled nearby. It was the homestretch of a 24-hour hackathon held in the...
  • Dance walkers make a spectacle on purpose at Lake Eola Park

    Dance walkers make a spectacle on purpose at Lake Eola Park
    First, let's explain the concept of "Dance Walking." Based on a YouTube video gone viral, it's making a complete fool of yourself by dancing down a public street to music like Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and asking strangers to join in. In the video, a...
  • The God Squad: How do we best remember the dead?

    A Facebook friend recently posted a question about the meaning behind the Jewish tradition of placing stones on graves. Andrew is both a sculptor and a carver of memorials, so perhaps his question arises not only from professional curiosity but also...
  • AMC's 'Turn' taps into Revolutionary War spy intrigue

    RICHMOND, Va. — Seth Numrich can't quite get a straight answer. In character as Ben Tallmadge, the leader of a group of Revolutionary War spies known as the Culper Ring and a central character in the new AMC drama "Turn," he is interrogating a...
  • Popular Florida Keys guide celebrates 50 years of catching fish

    MIAMI Capt. Skip Bradeen plunges his forearms into a stinky vat of sand, chum and oats on the transom of his 48-foot charter boat Blue Chip Too. After shaping a chum ball around a piece of cut ballyhoo, Bradeen tosses the messy bomblet overboard and...
  • Fast Made It To NHL More Quickly Than Expected

    HARTFORD — Jesper Fast's goal for his first professional season in North America was to get some playing time in the NHL. Really, though, he expected to hone his skills in the American Hockey League. For a rookie making the transition from Sweden,...
  • Major forest fire in New Jersey sends smoke odor to neighboring states

    Major forest fire in New Jersey sends smoke odor to neighboring states
    Reports of a smoky odor and haze in Philadelphia and parts of New York City, including Long Island, stem from a major forest fire burning in a remote area of New Jersey's Wharton State Forest. Emergency radio dispatches indicate firefighting activities,...
  • Watch bench-clearing brawl during NYPD, FDNY charity hockey game

    Watch bench-clearing brawl during NYPD, FDNY charity hockey game
    Surely, members of New York City's police and fire departments had the best of intentions when they agreed to take part in a charity hockey game on Sunday. But that goodwill fell to the wayside late in the second period of the annual event at Nassau...
  • Michael Cera, Seth Green, Sarah Silverman Get Xbox Series

    Michael Cera, Seth Green and Sarah Silverman are among the newest notable names Xbox Entertainment Studios is turning to as it fills out a slate of original series it will start releasing across Microsoft's video game platforms and mobile devices this...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; acclaimed author wrote 'The Snow Leopard'

    Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; acclaimed author wrote 'The Snow Leopard'
    Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86. His publisher...
  • Peter Matthiessen, an appreciation: He was concerned with the essence of being human

    Peter Matthiessen, who died Saturday at age 86 of complications from leukemia, was complex, even contradictory, in the most compelling sense. Born into privilege, he attended Hotchkiss boarding school and Yale and founded the Paris Review in 1953 with...