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    More adults, fewer kids having fatal bike accidents

    by CBS News on Aug 14, 19:44

    The rising popularity of bicycling among adult men for pleasure or as a means of commuting may have a downside: More fatal bike-related accidents, according to a new report. The report did have some good news, however: Fewer U.S. children are dying as a result of bike-related accidents, although that may be due to the fact that […]

  • US/World

    Jurors sentence Colo. theater shooter James Holmes to life in prison

    by CBS News on Aug 07, 15:18

    After a 15 week trial and in the third and final phase of sentencing, a jury of nine women and three men sentenced Colorado theater shooter James Holmes to life in prison without parole, rejecting the death penalty. Holmes was convicted last month of murdering 12 people and trying to murder 70 others inside a movie theater […]

  • US/World

    Victims’ families offer emotional testimony at James Holmes trial

    by CBS News on Aug 04, 21:35

    Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado movie theater where his son was murdered. Tom Sullivan’s voice wavered as he described how his family looks for the very spot where his son Alex was killed while celebrating his 27th birthday and first wedding […]

  • National

    CBS News poll: Donald Trump leads GOP field in 2016 presidential race

    by CBS News on Aug 04, 9:25

    By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto, and Fred Backus Donald Trump (24 percent) leads a fractured Republican field in the race for the GOP nomination in the latest national CBS News Poll. Behind him are Jeb Bush (13 percent) and Scott Walker (10 percent). Trump leads among a wide array of Republican primary voters. […]

  • US/World

    Plane debris found in Indian Ocean fuels MH370 speculation

    by CBS News on Jul 29, 17:28

    Last Updated Jul 29, 2015 6:52 PM EDT Plane debris found on the shore of the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean has fueled speculation on social media that it could be part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which mysteriously vanished more than a year ago with 239 people on board. AFP reported that the […]

  • Health

    An infant car seat aimed at preventing heat deaths

    by CBS News on Jul 23, 22:02

    A product just entering the market uses technology to alert parents before they inadvertently leave their child in a hot car, a scenario that leads to the death of a baby every nine days in the U.S., according to retailing giant Walmart (WMT). Available Thursday on Walmart’s website, the Evenflo Advanced SensorSafe Embrace infant seat […]

  • US/World

    3 dead, including gunman, in Louisiana theater shooting

    by CBS News on Jul 23, 21:40

    Police said three people, including the suspected gunman, were killed in a shooting Thursday night at at a movie theater in Lafayette, La. Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said seven other people were wounded. He said the victims’ conditions ranged from non-life-threatening to critical. Brian David, a spokesman for the Louisiana State Police, told CBSN […]

  • US/World

    Will the Social Security disability fund dry up in 2016?

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 22:06

    The 11 million people who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year – unless Congress acts, the government said Wednesday. The trustees that oversee Social Security said the disability trust fund will run out of money in late 2016, right in the middle of a presidential campaign. That would trigger an automatic 19 percent […]

  • Crime

    Dylann Roof indicted on federal hate crime charges

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 15:35

    The man accused of slaying nine black church members in Charleston was indicted on federal hate crime charges on Wednesday. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the 33 charges at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Lynch said Dylann Roof sought out African-Americans, in particular the African-American church Emanuel AME because of its historical significance. The survivors and the families of […]

  • US/World

    Texas DPS denies dashcam video was edited

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 7:58

    Last Updated Jul 22, 2015 10:34 AM EDT The Texas Department of Public Safety tells CBS News the newly released dashcam video connected with a female inmate’s death was not edited. The spokesperson blamed a technical problem, stating: “The entire video was uploaded to include the audio and video of the conversation the trooper had by telephone […]

  • US/World

    2nd undercover video aimed at Planned Parenthood released

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 17:46

    Anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a second undercover video aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood’s procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers. The video shows a woman identified as Dr. Mary Gatter, a Planned Parenthood medical director in California, meeting with people posing as potential buyers of intact fetal specimens. Much of the conversation on the video deals with how […]

  • Health

    Some sunscreens don’t live up to their SPF claims

    by CBS News on Jul 20, 23:40

    Choosing the right sunscreen SPF is an important step to help protect your skinfrom the blazing summer sun. But according to a new report, the SPF number on the label doesn’t always match what’s inside the bottle, which means certain sunscreens are less of a shield than people may expect. “About a third of the sunscreens we tested this year […]

  • US/World

    Destroyed Iraqi holy sites find new life online

    by CBS News on Jul 20, 15:51

    Researchers are embarking on an ambitious project to bring part of Iraq’s destroyed heritage back to life. Over the past few years the world has watched as ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) has destroyed historical monuments and committed acts of genocide in Iraq and Syria. While the group labels itself “Islamic,” they’ve been destroying both Islamic […]

  • US/World

    OPM chief resigns after major data breach

    by CBS News on Jul 10, 16:33

    Katherine Archuleta, chief of the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is resigning, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett confirmed Friday, following the massive hack in which the records of nearly 22 million people were stolen from OPM computers. Archuleta’s resignation is effective at the close of business Friday, according to the White House. “New […]

  • US/World

    Bridal shop drug bust leads to ‘most unusual’ auction

    by CBS News on Jul 09, 15:19

    The seizure of thousands of bridal gowns and tuxedos from a federal drug bust led to an auction like no other, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. Federal law enforcement broke up a drug ring in Alaska nearly three years ago at a bridal shop. The shop’s owner went to prison, and now the government […]

  • US/World

    After glitch, United flights resume but delays ensue

    by CBS News on Jul 08, 21:04

    Computer issues that on Wednesday grounded all United Airlines (UAL) flights have been resolved, with a ground stop lifted, federal aviation authorities said. “We experienced a network connectivity issue this morning,” United said by email. “We are working to resolve this and apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.” United officials later told CBS News, […]

  • US/World

    Obama: U.S. and Cuba will resume diplomatic relations, open embassies

    by CBS News on Jul 01, 16:41

    President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, marking a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. “Today I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the republic of Cuba and reopen embassies in our respective countries,” the […]

  • US/World

    U.S., Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

    by CBS News on Jun 30, 22:05

    President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. “We will formally announce tomorrow that the United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to re-establish formal diplomatic […]

  • US/World

    Panic, frustration as Greece nears debt default

    by CBS News on Jun 29, 17:38

    The world financial markets took a major hit Monday from the debt crisis in Greece. The Dow lost 350 points. The S&P was down more than two percent, as was the NASDAQ. Greece can’t pay creditors and will likely go into default tomorrow. Greeks will vote this weekend on whether to accept strict austerity in exchange for a bailout […]

  • US/World

    Obama clears the way for hostages’ families to pay ransom

    by CBS News on Jun 24, 16:12

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is clearing the way for families of U.S. hostages to pay ransom to terror groups without fear of prosecution, as the White House seeks to address criticism from those whose loved ones have been killed in captivity. The hostage policy review to be released Wednesday will also state that the U.S. […]