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  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • Admiral who coordinated bin Laden raid to be new University of Texas head

    AUSTIN, Texas Adm. William McRaven, whose 37-year career arc has taken him from University of Texas journalism graduate to coordinator of the raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed, is the sole finalist for chancellor of the 15-campus University of...
  • High School Football: Seven in final prep game

    High School Football: Seven in final prep game
    For seven local football players, Thursday marks the end of their high school playing days. The players are a mix of teammates and rivals, but in the 55th edition of the Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game, the seven...
  • University of Texas can use race as factor in admissions, court rules

    The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering...
  • Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass

    Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies. This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...
  • Colleges Must Help Close Graduation Gap

    This month, thousands of students across Connecticut will celebrate a major accomplishment — graduating from high school. Many will head to college in the fall. For some minority and low-income students, for whom the odds are often stacked against...
  • 'Gone with the Wind' exhibit

     'Gone with the Wind' exhibit
    Austin, Texas, is loaded with pleasures ranging from live music to bat-watching, and you can now add one more attraction that will run through Jan. 4. Starting Sept. 9, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin will be celebrating the...
  • Where's the refund for my Air France ticket?

    Where's the refund for my Air France ticket?
    Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money? Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in...
  • UCF wins Raytheon cyber defense contest

    UCF wins Raytheon cyber defense contest
    University of Central Florida beat nine other finalist teams to win the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio over the weekend. The team takes home bragging rights with the Raytheon NCCDC Alamo Cup, and gets their...
  • Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'

    Scientists add new letters to bacteria's genetic 'alphabet'
    For possibly billions of years, the DNA blueprints for life on Earth have been written with just four genetic "letters" -- A, T, G and C. On Wednesday, scientists announced that that they added two more. In a paper published in the journal Nature, bio-...
  • Two Texas men accused of marshaling support for terrorists

    Two men in Texas have been charged with providing support to terrorists, with one of them allegedly planning to travel to Syria to aid radical groups engaged in armed conflict there, U.S. Justice Department officials said Wednesday. Rahatul Ashikim...
  • Two Texas men face charges of aiding terrorists

    Federal authorities in Central Texas have accused two men of aiding terrorists, alleging that one had been recruiting jihadi fighters through an online chatroom and that the other was about to travel to Syria "to conduct violent jihad." Rahatul Ashikim...