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  • 2014 job growth to ramp up in new and old industries

    2014 job growth to ramp up in new and old industries
    In Palm Beach County, a startup medical device company has plans to expand from 135 employees to about 200 next year, both professional and manufacturing jobs. In Broward, a long-term nursing care and Medicaid provider expects to grow to 800 employees...
  • Gary Shteyngart laughs away life's 'Little Failure'

    Gary Shteyngart laughs away life's 'Little Failure'
    I don't speak a word of Russian. But I've come to believe some sort of strange symbiosis exists between the language of Tolstoy and the language of Shakespeare. Russia gave birth to that master of English-language prose named Vladimir Nabokov. Half a...
  • Snowstorm moves on after causing havoc across Northeast

    NEW YORK — A storm that was blamed for at least 11 deaths in the eastern half of the country moved out to sea Friday, but the icy winds and record-low temperatures left in its wake were prolonging the misery of cities digging out from snowdrifts...
  • PASSINGS: Ben Pleasants, Kenneth Appel

    Ben Pleasants L.A. poet and playwright Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
  • Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer

    Elliott Carter dies at 103; inventive American composer
    Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
  • Steve Franken dies at 80; portrayed rich pal of 'Dobie Gillis'

    Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80. Franken died of...
  • Jane Nebel Henson dies at 78; partner with Jim Henson in Muppets

    Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy. Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
  • Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill

    Jennifer Jaff dies at 55; advocate for the chronically ill
    Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness. "I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live." Decades later she was a...
  • Barrington teen places second in Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Barrington teen places second in Scripps National Spelling Bee
    The pool for the Scripps National Spelling Bee started out with 11 million spellers across the country. Only 281 made it. The semifinals whittled that number down to 42, including four of the 17 Illinois competitors who made the trip the Washington....
  • 'Cannibal Cop' Pleads Not Guilty in Plot to Cook Women

    'Cannibal Cop' Pleads Not Guilty in Plot to Cook Women
    NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer pleaded not guilty to charges he plotted to abduct and cook women so he could eat their body parts. Gilberto Valle entered the plea Monday in federal court in Manhattan. Valle is being held in federal custody...