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How San Diego Will Hold Up Its Green Transition Promise

Last week, San Diego's city council voted to transition to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, becoming the first major American city to enter a legally binding agreement to do so.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>San Diego has made a commitment to using only renewable energy. And it's the …

San Diego

Magnetic nanoparticle chains offer new technique for controlling soft robots

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for using chains of magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate elastic polymers …

Nanotech

'Real Housewives' star to get out of prison before Christmas

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One of New Jersey's "Real Housewives" is set to be freed from the big house just days before Christmas.<p>Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) will be released Wednesday from the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in Connecticut, her lawyer said. She will then head home to her husband, …

New Jersey

49ers WR Torrey Smith could sit for first time in career

Torrey Smith was limited to one catch and 27 snaps last week, sat out two practices this week and suggested Friday he really doesn’t know if he’ll play today against the Bengals.<p>“At the end of the day, what I’m dealing with, I have to be smart,” Smith said. “I’ll make the right decision.”<p>Smith is …

Barcelona Club World Cup win reveals chasm between Europe, South America

The Club World Cup performed its annual function of highlighting the chasm that now exists between club football in Europe and the other continents. …

Soccer

Microsoft Acquires Big Data Silo-Breaker -- Redmond Snaps Up Startup Metanautix

Microsoft did a little last minute Christmas shopping just before the weekend and bought itself a shiny new data compute engine in the shape of Metanautix. Pronounced ‘meta-naugt-ix’ Redmond’s latest toy is no toy… the firm is a data management for business analytics company — but what does that …

Big Data

Europe just had a year from hell — and next year could be worse

Not since 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell and communism crumbled across eastern Europe, has the continent's geopolitical kaleidoscope been shaken up so vigorously.<p>But unlike that year of joyous turmoil, which paved the way for a leap forward in European integration, the crises of 2015 have …

Europe

Here’s How Much The Average American Gets From Social Security -- How Do You Compare?

The easy answer is $14,700 per year, but it's more complicated than that.<p>Of course, not every American receives Social Security. But for those who …

Retirement
Globalization

Coming to LAX: 13 'comfort dogs' for frazzled fliers

For those airline fliers who get so frazzled by holiday travel that they start to bark at seatmates,<p>United Airlinesis offering an all-natural way to relieve stress: dogs.<p>Through a program called United Paws, the Chicago-based carrier is deploying more than 200 dogs to the airline's seven airport …

World Trade Organization strikes 'historic' farming subsidy deal

<b>Countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) have agreed to abolish subsidies on farming exports.</b><p>Developed countries agreed to stop the subsidies immediately and developing nations must follow by the end of 2018.<p>The WTO, which represents 162 countries, called it "the most significant outcome on …

World Trade Organization

Release of man convicted over Delhi gang-rape sparks protests

Man who was 17 at time of crime was sentenced to three years in a reform facility in August 2013 over fatal attack that triggered outrage<p>The youngest convict in a fatal gang-rape in New Delhi has been released from a youth correctional facility, sparking street protests and condemnation from the …

Crime

Late On Your Taxes? The IRS May Be Coming For Your Passport

The government may start stripping passports from delinquent taxpayers. Can that really be done?<p>The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform …

Investing

Convict in Indian gang rape, murder case is released

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> One of six men convicted of taking part in the savage 2012 gang rape of an Indian physiotherapy student on a moving Delhi bus was released Sunday after completing his full three-year sentence behind bars, an Indian government official said.<p>He had participated in the most heinous …

India

National Geographic Travel

7 Best Holiday Roasts

It's time to roast!<p>Few things say holiday like a big roast beast. The secret to any Christmas roast is to be sure you have a working meat thermometer …

Cooking

Newt Beaut: Prague Zoo Claims to Have the Longest Salamander on Earth

PRAGUE — Prague Zoo says it likely has the longest Chinese giant salamander now on Earth.<p>The critically endangered animal is also the largest amphibian on the planet.<p>In a statement Sunday, the zoo in the Czech Republic said that Karlo, a Chinese giant salamander it received 19 months ago from the …

Amphibians

Donald Trump on Putin: 'Nobody Has Proven That He's Killed Anyone'

Donald Trump doubled down on his defense of Vladimir Putin, saying on Sunday there’s no evidence the Russian president has had any political …

Donald Trump