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  • Mansion-slaying case: Clues on cellphone put suspicion on victims' son

    Mansion-slaying case: Clues on cellphone put suspicion on victims' son
    A college dropout accused of gunning down his parents in February as they slept in their San Juan Capistrano mansion became a suspect in the double homicide only after authorities unearthed clues on his cellphone, according to a just-released grand jury...
  • Grand jury transcript gives chilling account of O.C. mansion slayings

    Grand jury transcript gives chilling account of O.C. mansion slayings
    Running on at least four sleepless nights and with his heart racing, Ashton Sachs allegedly scaled the wall that ringed his parents' mansion and — clutching a rifle — let himself in the front door. At the top of the staircase, authorities...
  • Duel of the digital assistants

    Duel of the digital assistants
    Siri's got a new frenemy. Her name is Cortana, and she's bringing plenty of underdog attitude to the battle for the title of best digital personal assistant. Who can best fill out your calendar, call a friend or find the nearest Mexican restaurant on...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
  • Bob Stanley's 'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' is crazy in love with pop music

    In 1954, Bill Haley shook, rattled and rolled. In 2003, Beyoncé went crazy in love. That's two pop stars, among the biggest of their time, using similar language (and similar grooves) to describe more or less the same thing. But think of all that...
  • Henry Phillips makes baked spaghetti, and the video is amazing

    Henry Phillips makes baked spaghetti, and the video is amazing
    Could comedian Henry Phillips be the next Emeril Lagasse? Nope. Not in anyone's lifetime. But this new video of him making baked spaghetti is amazing.  "I've found that if you have a really good saute pan, you really don't need someone to share your...
  • Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'

    Film Review: Layers of meaning line 'Venus in Fur'
    Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a...
  • China's Google is working on its own autonomous car

     
    Filed under: China, Technology If you had told us a decade ago that Google, of all companies, would be developing a driverless car, we likely would have asked you what you were smoking. But here we are, watching the Internet giant not only testing such...
  • Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments

    WASHINGTON A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents. The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • WWDC 2014: 10 highlights from Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8

    WWDC 2014: 10 highlights from Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8
    As expected, Apple unveiled the latest versions of its iOS and OS X operating systems Monday morning at the keynote event of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.  Led by Chief Executive Tim Cook and Senior Vice President Craig...
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai

    Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai
    "What is the opposite of memory?" asks a character near the end of Rebecca Makkai's second novel, "The Hundred-Year House." "What is the inverse of an echo?" Fate, of course, is the answer; history spelled backward, with the causality swapped to make past...