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  • Woman killed and boy critically injured in Paisley attack

    3 June 2017 11:15 AM 80

    A woman has been killed and a 16-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after an incident in Paisley. Police responded to reports of two people being injured in Penilee Road at about 16:55 on Friday. A 52-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The 16-year-old was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. The area was cordoned

  • Amid Trump climate turmoil, France to push stability in India talks

    3 June 2017 5:59 AM 67

    PARIS, June 3- France and India will seek to show a united front to tackle climate change when the their leaders meet on Saturday with President Emmanuel Macron likely to underline his country's stability in talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Climate will obviously be one of the first topics discussed. It's a personal commitment from Modi so it's crucial

  • Anthony Rizzo had a 24 hours that will be impossible to top

    2 June 2017 11:29 PM 61

    The Chicago Cubs put a miserable 0-6 road trip behind them on Friday, rallying to defeat the rival Cardinals 3-2 at Wrigley Field. His “Bryzzo” associate, Kris Bryant, was not surprisingly among the first to offer his congratulations. It’s a great time to be a part of the Bryzzo company. In addition to helping lead the Chicago Cubs to the franchise’s

  • NASA spots a curious, deep pit on Mars

    2 June 2017 6:02 PM 61

    The Mars landscape offers up another exotic feature with a round indentation that could have a couple different possible origin stories. NASA's Mar Reconnaissance Orbiter peered down and caught sight of an unusual-looking pit formation in the region of the Red Planet's South Pole. It's late summer there, the sun is low and NASA notes, "subtle topography

  • Britain urges United States to take climate change seriously

    1 June 2017 7:11 AM 59

    LONDON - Britain wants the United States to take a leading role on addressing climate change, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday but he would not be drawn on what his response would be if President Donald Trump pulls out of the Paris accord. "We're not there yet. We continue to lobby the U.S. at all levels to continue to take climate change

  • Blondie On World Cafe

    30 May 2017 10:00 AM 74

    Forty years in, Blondie has a new record called Pollinator. The band's 11th studio album, it features original members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke. In true Blondie style, Pollinator pulls musical influences from anywhere Blondie wants. But this time around, the group has invited some of today's tastemakers to collaborate. Pop-punk diva Charli

  • Asus ZenBook Pro has plenty of inner pieces

    29 May 2017 8:44 AM 81

    Asus' ZenBook Pro was the most expensive machine on offer at Asus' press conference at Computex, but once you peek inside you'll see why. That 15.6-inch 4K display is powered by an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti, which somehow lives inside the 18.9mm chassis. Weighing 1.8kg (3.9 pounds) and keeping it tight with the "nanoedge" slim bezel design that kept popping

  • Dozens of pelicans found sick, dying along southern Calif. coast

    29 May 2017 3:05 AM 78

    VENTURA, Calif. -- A local rescue group has found dozens of sick and dying pelicans along the Ventura and Santa Barbara coasts. The Ventura County Star reported Saturday that one cause of the condition of the pelicans is likely domoic acid poisoning. Domoic acid is a naturally occurring toxin in algae. Animal Care Director for the Santa Barbara Wildlife

  • Barbra Streisand Mourns Loss of Dog Samantha

    27 May 2017 8:44 PM 74

    Her beloved Coton de Tulear was 14. Barbra Streisand's beloved dog Samantha, aka Sammie, died Friday at the age of 14. Streisand shared the news on her social media channels, posting the last photo of herself with the Coton de Tulear pooch. "This is the last time my picture was taken with my beloved girl Samantha," wrote the iconic actress. "May she rest in peace

  • Roll for initiative: Girt by CNET podcast 111

    26 May 2017 3:40 AM 84

    This week brush off your polyhedral dice, because we're talking to Mike Mearls, the lead designer on Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition. Ahead of the big live announcement of Dungeons & Dragons' new storyline, we chat with Mike Mearls, the lead designer on the granddaddy of tabletop role-playing games. Talking design, appeal, direction of the game and a few anecdotes