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  • Heini Halberstam, 1926-2014

     Heini Halberstam, 1926-2014
    His mother's foresight saved mathematician Heini Halberstam from the Holocaust and brought him to England, where chance led to a career in number theory and a focus on the puzzle of prime numbers, whole numbers like seven and 13 that can be divided only by one and themselves.
  • Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest

    Deadly storms spawn more than 80 reports of tornadoes in Midwest
    The scale of Sunday's deadly storms became clearer today: Six people dead in Illinois, hundreds of homes flattened and splintered, more than 80 tornadoes reported through the Midwest, 358 reports of damaging winds, 40 reports of large hail. Since 1986,...

    Coal City man sues Will Co., deputy who arrested him on looting suspicion

    Coal City man sues Will Co., deputy who arrested him on looting suspicion
    A Coal City firefighter arrested on suspicion of looting following the tornadoes that struck Illinois last Sunday has filed a lawsuit against the Will County sheriff's deputy who arrested him. Although officials at one point Monday said Michael Barrow...

    Illinois tornado survivors dig out from the wreckage

    WASHINGTON, Ill. — The tornado that leveled Beth and Dennis Doolans' home scattered their belongings like trash, a fate shared by many residents in the twisters' path. Sometime later and some 80 miles away, a photograph fluttered into a yard. It...

    Trip Advisor lists Ellicott City among spookiest U.S. destinations

    Trip Advisor lists Ellicott City among spookiest U.S. destinations
    Claims that Ellicott City is haunted are old hat. The historic mill town dates to the 1700s, is the subject of a new paranormal book and offers ghost tours. It has survived hurricanes, devastating floods, fires and hooligans - making it an ideal setting...