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  • 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 […]

  • Health

    Just an hour a day on social media can affect kids’ happiness

    by CBS News on Jan 03, 10:39

    Everywhere you go, you see teens and tweens obsessively checking their social media feeds on their phones. But, behind the smiling selfies, teens might not be that happy with what they see in their constant day-to-day digital streams. A new study published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics suggests they may actually feel less […]

  • Sci/Tech

    More cases of Russian cyberattacks come to light

    by CBS News on Jan 02, 17:23

    U.S. government officials have been notified of new cases of attempted or potentially successful cyber intrusions, CBS News has learned. Officials would not go into specifics or reveal the number of new cases. But the revelation raises concerns that Russian cyberattacks have been more extensive than originally thought. Since the U.S released a report on […]

  • Business/Economy

    What identity thieves do with stolen credit cards

    by CBS News on Jan 01, 17:22

    The convenience of modern digital commerce comes with an unfortunate side effect: it makes identity theft more convenient as well. The 2016 Identity Fraud study from Javelin Strategy and Research found that 13.1 million consumers in the U.S. were victims of identity theft during 2015, to the tune of $15 billion. Over the last six […]

  • Health

    How optimism may help you live longer

    by CBS News on Jan 01, 14:18

    Having an optimistic outlook on life may do more than just boost your mood. It may actually help you live longer, according to new research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that women who were optimistic had a significantly lower risk of […]

  • Health

    Prognosis for Rx in 2017: more painful drug-price hikes

    by CBS News on Dec 30, 13:09

    If there’s a remedy for rising drug costs, it’s not likely to be available to many Americans in 2017. Prescription drug costs for Americans under 65 years old are projected to jump 11.6 percent in 2017, or at a quicker pace than the 11.3 percent price increase in 2016, according to consulting firm Segal Consulting. […]

  • US/World

    Heavy snow, wind and thunderclaps slam New England

    by CBS News on Dec 29, 20:04

    BOSTON — A powerful nor’easter rumbled across northern New England Thursday bringing a possible 20 inches of snow and all manner of nasty weather including heavy snow, sheets of rain, damaging winds and possibly thunderclaps. The storm is projected to be the most powerful in the region in nearly two years. It’s slated to last […]

  • Lifestyle

    More Americans are retiring outside the US

    by CBS News on Dec 27, 13:56

    Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012. “I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live off my Social Security,” she said. “The weather […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iconic ‘Star Wars’ actress dies at age 60

    by CBS News on Dec 27, 9:17

      Carrie Fisher, who was born to Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher but became famous in her own right as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died days after suffering from cardiac arrest aboard a flight. She was 60. Fisher fell ill Friday on a flight from London to Los Angeles […]

  • Crime

    Suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack shot dead in Italy

    by CBS News on Dec 23, 6:51

    Last Updated Dec 23, 2016 9:21 AM EST The Tunisian man sought as the primary suspect in connection with the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market this week was killed early Friday morning by Italian police near Milan, Italy. Anis Amri, whose bid for asylum in Germany was rejected in July, became the subject […]

  • Weather News

    North Pole temperatures climb near melting point this Christmas week

    by CBS News on Dec 22, 18:31

    Temperatures around the North Pole will almost certainly pass the melting point, 32 degrees Fahrenheit, in the days leading up to Christmas, as global warming wreaks havoc on some of the world’s coldest and iciest areas, scientists say. “High up into the Arctic and close to the North Pole, the temperatures are very, very possibly […]

  • Lifestyle

    Vans marks 50 years of sneakers and street culture

    by CBS News on Dec 17, 16:35

    When 1982’s “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” made Sean Penn a star, the actor from Santa Monica carried a local sneaker company along with him. That movie vaulted Vans from a California brand to a company with a national footprint. This year, Vans has been celebrating its 50th anniversary. Over the past five decades, the […]