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As Sinclair's sound-alike anchors draw criticism for 'fake news' promos, Trump praises broadcaster
By Paul Farhi
Apr 2, 2018 3:48 PM
Controversy grows over nation's largest TV station owner ordering on-air stars to denounce other media.
How a smartphone app can find kids' vision problems
By Katlyn Smith
Apr 2, 2018 5:30 AM
Pediatricians are increasingly testing children for potential vision problems through so-called photoscreening even before they need a state-mandated, comprehensive eye exam heading into kindergarten.
Mastodon -- The social network that aspires to #deletefacebook for good
Mar 31, 2018 1:00 AM
The Facebook backlash has had at least one major beneficiary. That's Mastodon, a Twitter-like social network that's had a massive spike in sign-ups recently.
'A sense of normalcy': Former preemie donates infant clothes to Aurora hospital
By Marie Wilson
Mar 31, 2018 12:13 PM
An 11-year-old whose life began in the Rush-Copley Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit has given back to younger premature babies by donating infant clothes and toys.
Commentary: Stop freaking out about Cambridge Analytica -- targeted ads are great
Mar 24, 2018 1:00 AM
Of all the stuff to fear about social media -- from outrage mobs targeting your job, to neo-Nazis harassing you, to creeps finding pictures of your family, to deranged exes stalking you -- it seems that the thing we should least worry about is the sort of practice that Cambridge Analytica has found itself in hot water over these last few days, says commentator Sonny Bunch.
Customers line up for Toys R Us liquidation sale
By Russell Lissau
Mar 23, 2018 4:36 PM
Customers lined up outside the Toys R Us store in Schaumburg early Friday to take advantage of a liquidation sale.
How Facebook played down ties to Cambridge Analytica figure
Elizabeth Dwoskin, Drew Harwell and Craig Timberg
Mar 23, 2018 10:14 AM
The psychologist who disseminated Facebook user data to an analytics firm working for the Trump campaign had a closer relationship with the social network than it has let on, co-authoring a research paper based on a massive amount of data that Facebook provided to him.
Flippy, the fast food robot, temporarily decommissioned for being too slow
Peter Holley and Marwa Eltagouri
Mar 10, 2018 8:32 AM
He was supposed to revolutionize a California fast food kitchen, churning out 150 burgers per hour without requiring a paycheck or benefits. But after a single day of working as a cook at a Caliburger location in Pasadena this week, Flippy the burger-flipping robot has stopped flipping. In some ways, Flippy was a victim of his own success.
Mount Prospect agrees to spend $5.1 million on site for new police station
By Steve Zalusky
Mar 7, 2018 8:05 PM
Mount Prospect trustees voted Tuesday to spend $5.1 million on a 103,126-square-foot industrial building in the Kensington Business Center for a new police headquarters.
Is the future of education paying $90 to watch Werner Herzog tell stories about eating maggots?
By Dan Zak
Mar 7, 2018 1:25 PM
A journey through Master Class, the celeb-studded education program whose ads are filling up your newsfeeds.
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