Kathryn Myrman

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Scientists dig up giant virus more than 30,000 years old in Siberia

Scientists have unearthed a giant virus more than 30,000 years old from the frozen soil in a remote region of Siberia.<p>While this ancient virus is harmless to people, the scientists behind the discovery warn that the discovery suggests that the thawing of permafrost in polar regions, as a result of …

Staples to close 225 stores

Staples will close 225 stores in North America by the middle of next year as the office supply retailer tries to trim costs in the face of weaker sales.<p>The store closings will come to about 12% of its stores in North America. The closings build upon the 40 stores it closed in the region in 2013. …

Oscar Pistorius murder trial

Weed advocates see gains as opponents mobilize for new votes

With 20 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana, and others weighing its medicinal or recreational use, advocates of looser laws on weed appear to have the advantage.<p>But leading medical groups remain ambivalent, and opponents are now trying to mobilize for upcoming votes in three states.<p>Florida will …

Oscar Pistorius breaks down as trial hears grisly details of girlfriend's killing

Track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Thursday, the fourth day of his murder trial, as a neighbor described the grisly scenes when he tried to save the athlete's girlfriend after a fatal shooting on Valentine's Day 2013.<p>The amputee sprinter, 27, nicknamed "Blade Runner," has pleaded not …

Pistorius cries during graphic testimony - CNN Video