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Rep. Joe Courtney (D.-Conn.) understands it looks a little strange that he issued a letter chastising Steven Spielberg when it was Ben Affleck who helped him get elected. But he finds the idea that Affleck put him up to it — or that he took it upon...
After weeks of unspeakable tragedy, funerals and muted holiday celebrations, Thursday was about normalcy for Sandy Hook Elementary School students -- at least as much as was possible. About 500 students and their teachers were back in class for the...
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It’s the dream of any parent whose child is diagnosed with autism: The symptoms will fade away over time. What keeps the dream alive is that in rare cases it comes true. Several studies over the years have documented cases in which children have...
I'm lying on the floor of my apartment trying to maneuver into a respectable downward dog, but it's not coming easy. Not because I'm injured or overworked (although I admit I could clock more hours in yoga class), rather it's because I'm strapped into a...
If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort? Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be...
Where'd they go? A list of about two dozen ex-Mater Dei basketball players who've transferred once in collegeThe Fabulous ForumSince 1982, when Gary McKnight was hired as basketball coach at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, nearly two dozen ex-Monarchs have transferred from their original Division I college teams. Although Mater Dei has been a national powerhouse for......
Question of the day: Will UConn women beat UCLAâs record of 88 straight basketball wins, and when will they lose? [Updated]The Fabulous ForumWriters from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses, vote in the poll and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Will the UConn women beat UCLAâs record......
Artificial intelligence researcher from Harvard wins Turing Award, considered the Nobel of computingL.A. Times Tech BlogA Harvard University professor whose artificial intelligence work has helped the advent of “thinking machines” has won what is regarded in computing circles as the equivalent of the Nobel prize for technology research. Leslie G. Valiant, who...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesDoug Donnell has traveled with UCLA's alumni tours for more than 15 years. His trips have taken him around Europe "enough times that I don't want to go back," to South Africa, South America, Egypt, Jordan, Fiji, New Zealand, China and Tibet. "When I...
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Question of the day: If the UConn women surpass UCLAâs 88-game win streak, will they be the best college team ever?The Fabulous ForumWriters from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Please check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. John Altavilla, Hartford Courant It is impossible to say with......
The Fabulous ForumThis is quickly becoming a laugher, as Connecticut has made seven of its first 10 shots and has a 25-14 lead with 11:39 remaining in the first half. Maya Moore, who is about twice as good as anyone else on......
The Fabulous ForumESPN is giving this almost NBA Finals-like coverage on their telecast (on ESPN2). Florida State doesn't seem fazed by the largely pro-UConn crowd and are playing a swarming defense. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but believe me, that......
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