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  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to reboot 'net neutrality' rules

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to reboot 'net neutrality' rules
    You have to give new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler credit: He moves fast for a bureaucrat. Wheeler announced Wednesday that the commission would not appeal a recent court decision that invalidated most of the "open Internet" rules...
  • A good fitness tool made better

     A good fitness tool made better
    If the five-toed shoe and the kettle bell were among the biggest innovations in workout gear in recent years, how do you make them better? That's the question that inventors face every day as they try to improve the seemingly unimprovable. Below, find...
  • John Lurie re-emerges with 'Invention of Animals'

     John Lurie re-emerges with 'Invention of Animals'
    Looking back from the fragmented media landscape of 2014, it's hard to imagine someone like John Lurie was ever possible. An immediately recognizable character actor who appeared in landmark indie films including Jim Jarmusch's "Down by Law" and...
  • Grimke sisters inspire Sue Monk Kidd's 'Invention of Wings'

    Grimke sisters inspire Sue Monk Kidd's 'Invention of Wings'
    Sue Monk Kidd writes that her first encounter with Sarah and Angelina Grimké came during an exhibition of Judy Chicago's artwork "The Dinner Party" in 2007. The sisters are included in a list of 999 important women in history and mythology, their names...
  • Don't scrap California's bullet train for the Hyperloop -- yet

    Don't scrap California's bullet train for the Hyperloop -- yet
    California’s bullet train is taking heat from all sides. Last week, Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock introduced legislation to suspend federal funding for the high-speed rail line, amid concern that the project may not get the state and...
  • Exercise boost — keys to keeping with the program

    Exercise boost — keys to keeping with the program
    How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out — successfully — for years to come. Harley Pasternak, 39,...
  • Obama touts his high-tech initiative to boost economy

    Obama touts his high-tech initiative to boost economy
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Saying he sees a possible "breakthrough" year for the U.S. economy, President Obama touted a new manufacturing institute in this state's technology hub, an election-year attempt to show he can advance his agenda without his...
  • 'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say

    'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say
    A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online. The decision Tuesday could allow...
  • Back to the drawing board on 'net neutrality' rules

    Back to the drawing board on 'net neutrality' rules
    The Federal Communications Commission has struggled for a decade to find a way to preserve what may be the Internet's most important quality: that there are no gatekeepers between users and the websites they frequent. Three successive FCC chairmen have...
  • Report: AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov was tormented over gun's toll

    Report: AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov was tormented over gun's toll
    Mikhail Kalashnikov denied throughout his long life that he bore any responsibility for the millions of deaths caused by his namesake invention, the 100 million-plus AK-47 assault rifles that have been the weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and...
  • Federal appeals court strikes down rules protecting net neutrality

    Federal appeals court strikes down rules protecting net neutrality
    The federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday struck down important segments of the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order, which had kept service providers from blocking or slowing down users' Internet connections to certain...