The University of Illinois scientist walked into Paul Magelli's business consulting office and handed him a piece of paper with an algebraic equation.
As he tells it, Magelli looked at the equation and said, "I know math, but I don't know this level math. What does it do?"
The scientist, computer expert Ping Fu, told him, "It makes things perfect."
Here is a transcript, provided by the White House, of remarks by President Obama at the memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa, for Nelson Mandela.
WASHINGTON (AP) The troubled health insurance website is going offline until Sunday morning.
The Health and Human Services Department says a technology team will be working on HealthCare.gov, so people won't be able to apply or enroll through the site.
The site will be down from about 9 p.m. Saturday to about 9 a.m. Sunday.
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed 51-year-old William Happ for the 1986 rape and strangulation of a woman he encountered by chance in a convenience store parking lot.
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Illinois' Senior Senator said he's hopeful that more lawmakers will break ranks and vote to end the partial government shutdown and also to raise the debt limit.
Democrat Dick Durbin pointed to his fellow Illinois lawmaker, Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who recently said he would vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Durbin said more of that type of attitude is needed.
Remarks of President Barack Obama as prepared for delivery to the United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 24, 2013. Provided by the White House.
A transcript, provided by the White House, of President Obama's remarks at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 2013, marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Here is a transcript, provided by the White House, on the speech on Wednesday in at Knox College in Galesburg by President Obama.