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  • Lifestyle

    Curvy, tall, petite: Barbie gets 3 new body types

    by CBS News on Jan 29, 7:32

    Since 1959, Barbara Millicent Roberts – better known as Barbie - has been a household name. At 11 and a half inches tall, Barbie has had more than 180 careers and has become a pop culture icon, leading the toy industry as a billion-dollar business. But after decades of dominating the doll world and just weeks short […]

  • US/World

    Several killed in blasts, gun battle in Jakarta, Indonesia

    by CBS News on Jan 14, 5:22

        Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area of downtown Jakarta and waged gun battles with police Thursday, leaving bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from high-rise windows. There were unconfirmed media reports of explosions in other parts of the Indonesian capital. Police said […]

  • US/World

    Powerball jackpot hits estimated $1.4B — a world record

    by CBS News on Jan 11, 12:09

    Twenty-five lucky people walked away with a nice consolation prize of $1 million Saturday, but the big Powerball payout is still up for grabs. At an estimated $1.4 billion for Wednesday’s drawing, the jackpot would be the largest ever anywhere on Earth — and hard to resist, even for those who rarely play, reports CBS […]

  • US/World

    U.S. intelligence skeptical North Korea detonated H-bomb

    by CBS News on Jan 06, 16:08

    Last Updated Jan 6, 2016 3:40 PM EST U.S. intelligence is “highly skeptical” that North Korea actually detonated a thermonuclear device in spite of claims that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test, CBS News Pentagon Correspondent David Martin reported. The rogue nation said Wednesday that it tested a “miniaturized” hydrogen bomb, which, if confirmed, would represent […]

  • US/World

    N. Korea’s H-bomb claim rattles neighbors’ nerves

    by CBS News on Jan 06, 7:07

    North Korea said Wednesday that it had conducted an underground test of a Hydrogen bomb. If confirmed, it would be North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, and a hydrogen bomb would be a significant leap forward in North Korea’s efforts to advance its nuclear arsenal. The claimed test has sparked widespread condemnation. CBS News correspondent Seth […]

  • US/World

    Report: Rape rates at big football colleges spike on game day

    by CBS News on Jan 05, 20:28

    The danger to young women on college campuses is well known now, but a new federal study shows an alarming new aspect: days of celebration lead to more rapes. In a working paper (PDF) from the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers report “significant and robust evidence that football game days increase reports of rape victimization among 17-24 year […]

  • US/World

    ​The Lusitania disaster: A “maritime grassy knoll”

    by CBS News on Jan 03, 14:11

    Before air travel, the departure of a great liner was considered news … and Cunard’s Lusitania was the greatest, the fastest, the most luxurious liner afloat on May 1, 1915 as she prepared to leave New York City for Liverpool. It was news that the glamorous and rich Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt was aboard, a member […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Natalie Cole, Grammy winning singer, dies at 65 years old

    by CBS News on Jan 01, 11:11

    Renowned R&B and jazz vocalist Natalie Cole died on Thursday at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She was 65. The daughter of the late Nat King Cole died of congestive heart failure related to ongoing health issues, CBS News has confirmed. Cole faced many medical problems in recent years. In February 2008, the singer […]

  • Health

    New norovirus strain found amid recent outbreaks

    by CBS News on Dec 26, 10:02

    The new year may be a big one for the norovirus after numerous outbreaks have infected hundreds across the United States, including one outbreak found with a new strain of the virus, which the CDC warns can increase infections by 50 percent. The Minnesota Department of Health announced that it found the new norovirus strain in connection […]

  • US/World

    U.S. quietly tweaks airport screening rules

    by CBS News on Dec 23, 14:03

    The AAA estimates that more than 100 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles over Christmas and New Year’s for the first time. Most holiday travelers will be driving this year, but heightened airport security measures may cause inconvenience for the nearly 6 million who are expected to get on an airplane. In light […]

  • US/World

    ​The second most-famous Christmas story ever told

    by CBS News on Dec 20, 11:07

    ‘Tis The Season for classic Christmas stories — which is why so many readers say “What the Dickens!” Mo Rocca has been to London: If you want to see London through the eyes of Charles Dickens, tour guide Richard Jones is your man. “This is the heartland of Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol,’” he said. “This is […]

  • US/World

    Obama offers to work with Russia against ISIS under one condition

    by CBS News on Nov 18, 17:21

    The Russian prime minister said that the best way to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is to unite with the West, and Russia is already coordinating airstrikes with France. While President Obama seems to agree, he said there is a catch: Russia must first help end the Syrian war. Just days after Russia […]

  • US/World

    NHTSA pushes for seat belts on school buses

    by CBS News on Nov 09, 17:41

    Sixteen-year-old Ashley Brown’s life ended on the way to a high school soccer game, when the bus she was riding in crashed. Her father Brad Brown believes a seat belt would have saved her. “Not a day goes by that we don’t think of her.Wounds are refreshed every time we see an accident happen that […]

  • Money

    Debt collectors shut down for abusive practices

    by CBS News on Nov 04, 19:42

    The Federal Trade Commission, joined by other federal and state agencies, are bringing charges debt collectors across the U.S. for allegedly abusive or deceptive practices. Among the illegal tactics used by the collectors were phony threats of wage garnishment, arrest and lawsuits, as well as harassing phone calls, according to the FTC. Some firms also […]

  • US/World

    ​French to pay $60M in reparations to Holocaust survivors in U.S. and beyond

    by CBS News on Nov 03, 20:50

    Several thousand Holocaust survivors in the U.S., Israel and other countries can now apply for compensation from a $60 million dollar reparation fund for victims who were transported to Nazi death camps aboard French trains. “We consider this a very important day. People have waited seventy years,” Stuart Eizenstat, the U.S. special adviser on Holocaust […]

  • US/World

    Keystone XL pipeline company asks U.S. to suspend review

    by CBS News on Nov 02, 22:02

    TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast, has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of the project. TransCanada said Monday it had sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting that the State Department suspend its review of the pipeline application. The pipeline […]

  • US/World

    Death rates ticking up for middle-aged whites

    by CBS News on Nov 02, 16:02

    The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up — middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed. Deaths rates for other races have continued to fall, as they have for whites 65 and older. But death rates for whites 35 […]

  • US/World

    NTSB: Recall system for defective tires is ‘broken’

    by CBS News on Oct 27, 16:02

    Only about 1 in 5 defective tires is being removed from the road through the safety recall process, a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday. The recall system is “broken” because manufacturers are unable to contact most tire owners to warn them, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. Another 24 percent of […]

  • US/World

    Prepaid calling card companies fined for false ads

    by CBS News on Oct 21, 21:18

    A half-dozen companies were fined $30 million for deceptively marketing prepaid calling cards, the Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday. The companies falsely advertised that their low-cost prepaid calling cards could allow consumers far more calling minutes than were in fact being sold, the federal agency said. The cards, frequently marketed to immigrant communities for international calling, are […]

  • US/World

    Department of Transportation to announce drone registration requirement

    by CBS News on Oct 16, 21:55

    The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to announce a registration requirement for drones and will form a task for to help implement the process, sources tell CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave. Van Cleave reports the task force will include the drone industry as well as other stakeholders. An official announcement is expected Monday. […]