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East Asian developer emerges in potential Waukegan waterfront deal


The former Outboard Marine Corp. property north of Waukegan Municipal Beach is among the parcels of lakefront land owned by the city of Waukegan. (Lake County News-Sun)

Documents provided to Waukegan aldermen this week reveal the developer behind a proposed …

Gratitude for Invisible Systems


The Flying Scotsman steam engine passes over a viaduct in Bury, Britain, in 2016.

Before asking the question of how technology can affect democracy, I’m going to ask: What is democracy for?

In a developed, post-industrial country at the start …

Feeling flush? Relax with a high-end shabu shabu dinner in Crossroads


This shabu shabu combo at Crab King includes broiled black cod, crab, beef and oyster. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

Attention, Crossroads shoppers: Have you noticed the new corner restaurant opposite Regal Cinemas where the pizzeria used to be? Perhaps on …

How Roger Ailes revolutionized cable news


Roger Ailes, the man who remade cable news — and American politics in the process — died Thursday at the age of 77.

Ailes founded Fox News in 1996. For the next two decades, he ran the company as CEO. …

‘Rick And Morty’ Season 3 Episode 2: Will There Be Another Lab Accident?


After months of speculations, fans were able to breathe a sigh of relief when the first episode of Rick and Morty Season 3 finally arrived last April. But the celebration was short-lived. Apparently, fans will have to endure another round …

Boys accused of raping girl, 6, shouldn’t be tried in children’s court, prosecutors say


Two young boys accused of raping a six-year-old girl at a Sydney school should not be dealt with in a children’s court, prosecutors say.

The boys, who were 12 at the time, should stand trial in the New South Wales …

Killing C.I.A. Informants, China Crippled U.S. Spying Operations


WASHINGTON — The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward.

Current and former American officials …

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts


It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been …

Best laptops for summer 2017: MacBook, HP EliteBook, Asus rank high


(12-inch MacBook. Credit: Apple)

No laptop is problem-free and even some of the top global laptop suppliers ship lemons sometimes. Inevitably, some software programs will cause trouble.

That said, here are some of the best laptops to consider if you’re …

Journalism’s epic week: surprises, scoops and a newspaper war


This has been an epic week in journalism — filled with nonstop surprises, head-spinning scoops and an old-fashioned newspaper war.

Now take a moment to catch your breath. Because it’s not over yet.

Friday’s New York Times, in a Washington-datelined …

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Korean War: Today marks the 64th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

Tensions have been escalating on the Korean Peninsula with the recent test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea that experts warn could reach Alaska, USA.

BBC’s Karen Allen was live from Seoul, South Korea answering your questions.
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