Sport

No. 4 NC State women avenge recent loss, top rival UNC 82-63

RALEIGH, N.C. — The memories of an upset loss to a rival fueled Jakia Brown-Turner and the rest of her fourth-ranked North Carolina State teammates. As for coach Wes Moore, he’s hoping these final “dress rehearsals” have the Wolfpack getting closer to postseason mode, too. Brown-Turner scored a career-high 25 points to help the Wolfpack […]

Lifestyle

Psychological ‘signature’ for the extremist mind uncovered by Cambridge researchers

Researchers have mapped an underlying “psychological signature” for people who are predisposed to holding extreme social, political or religious attitudes, and support violence in the name of ideology. A new study suggests that a particular mix of personality traits and unconscious cognition—the ways our brains take in basic information—is a strong predictor for extremist views […]

Business

Microsoft says Teams app technical issue mostly resolved

Microsoft Corp said it had mostly resolved the technical issue that delayed message delivery on its widely used Teams workplace messaging app earlier on Wednesday. The glitch, which was caused by a potential networking issue, affected users in the Americas, the company had said. “We’re monitoring the service to ensure full restoration and will take […]

Technology

Blizzard announces Diablo 2: Resurrected for PC and consoles

Blizzard has announced Diablo 2: Resurrected, a remaster of the hugely-popular 20-year-old action-role-playing game. Diablo 2: Resurrected includes a remaster of the 2000 original game and the 2001 Lord of Destruction expansion, with high-resolution 3D visuals and Dolby 7.1 surround sound. It’s due out later in 2021 on PC, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox […]

News

Charge dropped against Black teenager who was walking home from work in Texas snow

Police near Dallas admitted Monday they had no justification for arresting a Black teenager who was walking home in the snow and had committed no crime. Plano police officers were called Feb. 16 to perform a welfare check of a man walking in the freezing cold in a short-sleeved shirt about 10:47 p.m. local time, […]

Sport

Grimes scores 20, No. 6 Houston routs Cincinnati 90-52

HOUSTON — Quentin Grimes had 20 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Houston used a big first half to roll past Cincinnati 90-52 on Sunday. Tramon Mark scored 12 points, DeJon Jarreau added 11 points and five rebounds, and Fabian White Jr. had 10 points and nine rebounds for Houston (18-3, 12-3 American Athletic […]

Lifestyle

New insights on how inflammatory molecule contributes to skin and pancreatic cancers

Chronic inflammation drives the development of various cancers, including those of the skin, colon and pancreas. Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) who previously demonstrated high expression levels of an immune molecule called interleukin-33 (IL-33) during cancer-promoting inflammation have now uncovered the details behind the molecule’s effects. The research, which is published in The EMBO […]

Business

Facebook blocks news content in Australia as it blasts proposed law

Facebook Inc will block news content from being read and shared in its news feed in Australia, drawing a line in the sand against a proposed Australian law that would require it and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay the country’s news publishers for content. The move, announced in a blog post on Wednesday, represents a […]

Technology

Overwatch 2 didn’t get a release date at BlizzConline, but it did get fresh gameplay

Railgun! New character looks! Hero missions! More! Blizzard didn’t include Overwatch 2 in its BlizzConline opening ceremony, instead choosing to focus on World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo, but it did publish a behind the scenes video with members of the Overwatch development scene that contains fresh gameplay and snippets of new information. In the […]

News

Florida veterinarians remove shoe from stomach of hungry crocodile

The 10.5-foot, 341-pound Nile crocodile, named Anuket, is back home at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. University of Florida veterinarians surgically removed a shoe swallowed twice by the same hungry crocodile, the school said. The 10.5-foot, 341-pound Nile crocodile, named Anuket, consumed the apparently tasty footwear in December when it fell off a […]