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  • U.S. Politics

    Trump tweets about Democrats, Freedom Caucus after health care bill fails

    by CBS News on Mar 26, 18:01

    President Trump initially publicly blamed Democrats for the failure of the Republican health care bill. But on Sunday morning, he hit the Freedom Caucus and outside groups, too, tweeting that Democrats in Washington are “smiling” after the conservative Republicans “saved” Planned Parenthood and Obamacare. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Last call for the phone booth?

    by CBS News on Mar 26, 11:12

    For some of our younger viewers, a phone booth might as well be a monolith from another world. With Mo Rocca, we remember the good old days…  Some of you may recognize this coin-operated curiosity: It’s called a phone booth. Phone booths used to be everywhere, providing an office for agent Maxwell Smart … and […]

  • US/World

    4 dead, including attacker, in car rampage, knife attack in London

    by CBS News on Mar 22, 7:51

    Last Updated Mar 22, 2017 11:38 AM EDT LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the attacker, and […]

  • Sci/Tech

    How auto dealers can use GPS and ‘starter interrupter’ tech to disable your car

    by CBS News on Mar 21, 21:01

    The auto industry could be reshaped by a repossession device for cars. “Starter interrupter” technology makes a vehicle impossible to start after the owner misses a payment, but federal regulators are asking questions about how at least one auto finance company uses the equipment, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. Willie Conner needs a kidney […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Should companies be allowed to demand your genetic test results?

    by CBS News on Mar 20, 13:50

    Your genetic profile can reveal whether you have a disease or a predisposition to problems like cancer. So there is concern over a bill that would let companies request genetic testing, and effectively charge employees more for health insurance if they refuse. The bill aims to clarify rules for workplace wellness programs. Employers would be […]

  • Health

    Not much saving going on in Health Savings Accounts

    by CBS News on Mar 17, 12:45

    NEW YORK – Health Savings Accounts feature prominently in the new health care bill being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives, with a variety of changes in store. But research shows not many participants are actually saving money beyond the initial tax break. More than 20 million Americans currently have these accounts, which allow […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Bark helps parents monitor kids’ online activity but preserve some privacy

    by CBS News on Mar 15, 14:41

    A service called Bark is trying to help parents navigate the digital world, analyzing their children’s social media activity and text messages for signs of cyberbullying, sexting, depression and suicide. But the company works to maintain the children’s trust and privacy by walking a “balanced line.” “Our goal is actually to give the child more […]

  • US/World

    Trump tax return gives rare look at president’s finances

    by CBS News on Mar 15, 10:10

    Americans are getting a rare look at President Trump’s finances. The White House confirmed details of the president’s 2005 federal tax return after its first two pages were leaked Tuesday. Mr. Trump reported more than $150 million in income in 2005. He paid $38 million in federal income taxes. Most of that reportedly came from […]

  • Health

    When is it OK not to treat cancer?

    by CBS News on Mar 12, 12:03

    The Hippocratic Oath advises doctors to first do no harm … words many doctors today are taking to heart when it comes to decisions about cancer treatment. Here’s Barry Petersen:  Lisa Mann was readying for a double mastectomy when she consulted Dr. Laura Esserman and heard two critical words. “Well, she said, ‘First of all, […]

  • US/World

    Antarctica’s record high temperatures documented in new report

    by CBS News on Mar 02, 10:22

    Temperatures on the Antarctic continent reached a record-breaking high of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit in 2015, according to a new report of balmy records for the bottom of the world. And things got even toastier back on Jan. 30, 1982, when the thermometer peaked at 67.6 degrees F at Signy Research Station on Antarctica’s Signy Island, […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bill Paxton, a Hollywood mainstay, dead at 61

    by CBS News on Feb 26, 11:01

    Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and “Titanic” while also cherishing his work in “One False Move” and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series “Big Love,” has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61. A family representative issued a statement […]

  • US/World

    Pothole mosaics: Street art that fills a need

    by CBS News on Feb 19, 12:05

    Potholes are the bane of many a driver’s existence this time of year, except for a Chicago man who’s turned them into a ROAD SHOW. Here’s Lee Cowan: The light at the end of our long winter tunnel is ahead. But so are the calling cards winter leaves behind: the black holes of the asphalt […]

  • US/World

    Bowe Bergdahl lawyers likely to cite Trump in his defense

    by CBS News on Feb 13, 8:24

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will try Monday to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy because of highly charged statements made by President Donald Trump. The pretrial hearing before a military judge at Fort Bragg is expected to […]

  • U.S. Politics

    U.S. appeals court to hear arguments on travel ban reinstatement

    by CBS News on Feb 06, 21:33

    An appeals court in San Francisco will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. In a filing on Monday evening, government lawyers argued that the ban does not discriminate based on religion — it targets country of origin instead. Lawyers for two states urged the appeals court not to reinstate President […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Neil Gorsuch is President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    by CBS News on Jan 31, 17:34

    Donald Trump has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Supreme Court justice, filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost a year ago, he announced at the White House Tuesday night. “I am a man of my word, I will do as I say, something that the American people […]

  • US/World

    Protesters gather at airports across the country over immigration action

    by CBS News on Jan 28, 18:02

    Last Updated Jan 28, 2017 8:49 PM EST NEW YORK — Protesters gathered outside John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Saturday demanding the release of refugees blocked from entering the United States. “We Are All Immigrants,” read one sign held by a protester. “Let Them In,” read another. Others read: “Refugees Welcome,” […]

  • Crime

    Criminals use high-tech tactics to steal cars

    by CBS News on Jan 24, 23:21

    While the number of cars stolen in the U.S. has been slashed in half over the past 20 years, authorities are now seeing more break-ins using some sneaky high-tech tactics. Two years ago, Michael Shin of Los Angeles captured of footage of a man opening his car holding just a backpack. Shin — who always […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2017 Oscars: And the nominees are…

    by CBS News on Jan 24, 7:33

    Last Updated Jan 24, 2017 10:30 AM EST The coveted list of nominees for the Oscars were announced Tuesday morning from Hollywood. “La La Land” led the pack with 14 nominations. Academy unveils big changes for announcing Oscar nominations Former Oscar nominees, including Jennifer Hudson, Gabourey Sidibe and Guillermo Del Toro, talked about what it was like […]

  • Military

    For 1st time since Cold War, U.S. tanks roll into Russia’s backyard

    by CBS News on Jan 09, 17:36

    Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. has been drawing down its military presence in Europe. But at the main docks in Bremerhaven, in northern Germany, that’s no longer the case. In fact, CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports, quite the reverse is the order of the day. All the massive hardware of […]

  • US/World

    Is President-elect Trump’s critique of intel community misplaced?

    by CBS News on Jan 07, 17:32

    President-elect Donald Trump has openly questioned and mocked the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia was behind cyberattacks during the 2016 campaign. Before his Friday briefing on the hacking with leaders of the CIA, FBI, NSA and the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Trump told the New York Times he thought the focus on Russia […]