Feline fame in cyberspace gives species a boost

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cats these days aren't associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer.

N. Korean websites suffer short outages after shutdown


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Key North Korean websites suffered intermittent outages Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang.

OMG, the Internet can be a scary place with kids

By Chelsey Byers

Recently, I read an article inquiring about texting acronyms. Being fairly tech savvy and texting daily, I figured I would know most of the acronyms used today.

Wow, was I wrong! Let me just say you should know that I am not TWD, IPN or NIFOC while typing this.

Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

BERNARD CONDON, Associated Press
ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press

Illinois Ancestors: Adoption book an eye-opener

Lori Carangelo has been passionate about the plight of adoptees since her own son was "stolen by a Connecticut foster care agency for secret adoption" many years ago. Her new book, "The Adoption and Donor Conception Factbook: The Most Comprehensive Source of U.S.

Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Rich Warren: Looking for a deal? Wait till the New Year

For those who participated in retail madness over the Thanksgiving weekend, may you enjoy the fruits of your mania. I saw very few advertised "black Friday" electronics specials that were truly special.

Illinois Ancestors: U.S. offers guide for American Indian research

The U.S. Department of the Interior has a helpful 10-page booklet on the Internet, "Guide to Tracing Your American Indian Ancestry," at Whether one wishes to "verify a family tradition" or "just learn more," this publication can be most helpful.

First neighborhood chosen for Internet hookup under new UC2B partnership

Construction could begin soon in an Urbana neighborhood that has been selected as the first in Champaign-Urbana to be part of an expansion of ultra fast high speed Internet.

Illinois Ancestors: Free future webinars scheduled

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) continues to offer free webinars on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. (Central).