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  • I'm glad school reformer Michelle Rhee not coming to Florida

    I'm glad school reformer Michelle Rhee not coming to Florida
    It appears that Michelle Rhee, the bomb-throwing school reformer and favorite of Gov.-elect Rick Scott, will not be Florida's new education commissioner. And that's a good thing. Michelle Rhee was chancellor of schools in Washington, D.C., for three...
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • Dane Cook's Half-Brother Ordered to Repay Him $12M

    Dane Cook's Half-Brother Ordered to Repay Him $12M
    BOSTON -- Dane Cook's half brother and sister-and-law have been ordered to pay the comic $12 million in restitution, after they pleaded guilty to stealing money from him. Darryl and Erika McCauley are accused of embezzling millions from Cook while Darryl...
  • Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music

    Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music
    Lollapalooza: More than 130 bands and artists on eight stages play 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday in Grant Park; all three days sold out. TODAY 8 p.m. Don’t miss Kid Cudi (9 p.m., Perry’s): Psychedelic soundscapes, introspective funk,...
  • Review: Too much cute in TNT's 'Falling Skies'

    Review: Too much cute in TNT's 'Falling Skies'
    TNT and executive producer Steven Spielberg walk a tightrope with the alien invasion series "Falling Skies" (8 p.m. June 19, TNT; *** out of 4). On one hand, they want to attract hard-core genre fans eager for thrilling sci-fi storytelling. On the other,...
  • Report: Dollar bills, receipts tainted with BPA

    Report: Dollar bills, receipts tainted with BPA
    Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition. BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...
  • Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system

    Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system
    County registrar offices across California on Thursday will begin receiving the product of an audacious enterprise — nearly 1.6 million signatures collected by Americans Elect, a group attempting to ride exasperation with the nation's political...
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain to remove Deja Vu coaster

    Six Flags Magic Mountain to remove Deja Vu coaster
    Well, that didn't last long. Six Flags Magic Mountain will relinquish sole ownership of the coveted title of "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" later this year when the Valencia, Calif., amusement park removes one of its record-setting 18 coasters....
  • Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012

    Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2012
    Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations. > Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012 New Six Flags President and Chief...
  • Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers

    Six Flags amusement parks prepare for thematic makeovers
    Wham! Bam! Ka-Pow! A bruising brawl involving comic-book superheroes, Saturday morning cartoon characters and extreme sports icons will change the ride and roller coaster landscape of Six Flags' 11 U.S. amusement parks in 2011. An intellectual...
  • Obama says GOP accepts special-interest money while refusing to cooperate in government

    Obama says GOP accepts special-interest money while refusing to cooperate in government
    President Obama laid out a broad case Saturday for rejecting Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections, accusing his political opponents of cynically refusing to cooperate in difficult times while accepting help from secretive special-...