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    Trump says military ‘bigger, better, stronger’ at USS Gerald R. Ford commissioning

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 10:32

    President Trump officially commissioned the U.S. Navy’s newest and largest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, applauding the military’s strength. “When it comes to battle, we don’t want a fair fight. We demand victory and we will have total victory, believe me,” Mr. Trump said of the powerful aircraft […]

  • News

    Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of Justine Damond shooting

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 10:29

    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned Friday amid criticism of her response to a string of high-profile police shootings. Harteau’s resignation came at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, who has publicly clashed with the police chief. Hodges said in a statement Friday that she had lost confidence in Harteau. “As far as we have […]

  • Health

    Rise in drug-addicted babies prompts judge’s controversial solution

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 17:23

    America’s opioid crisis is expanding to a new class of victims—unborn children. Infants are being born with symptoms of withdrawal, also known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS. In the last decade, states like Tennessee have seen a ten-fold rise in the number of babies born with NAS. One judge in White County, Tennessee is […]

  • US/World

    U.S. to ban American citizens from visiting North Korea

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 16:00

    American citizens will be banned from traveling to North Korea beginning at the end of August, the State Department announced Friday. “Due to mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement, the Secretary has authorized a Geographical Travel Restriction on all U.S. citizen nationals’ use […]

  • Health

    Major parts of healthcare bill violate Senate rule

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 15:33

    The Senate parliamentarian has determined that certain provisions of the Senate Republicans’ original plan to repeal and replace Obamacare violate the “Byrd Rule,” meaning that they don’t qualify for passage under reconciliation’s 51-vote majority. Instead, they would be subject to a 60-vote point of order during a floor vote. The list of violations was released […]

  • Politics

    Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 9:07

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett has confirmed. Spicer resigned Friday morning, shortly after President Trump selected Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Scaramucci’s hiring was a factor in his resignation, as was Spicer’s diminishing role in the White House, Garrett reports. A source with direct […]

  • News

    Hawaii starting campaign to help people plan for North Korea attack

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 7:42

    HONOLULU — The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is kicking off an educational campaign aimed at helping residents and visitors figure out what to do if the state is targeted in a nuclear missile attack from North Korea, reports CBS Honolulu affiliate KGMB. The agency said the threat to the islands from the rogue nation is […]

  • US/World

    Deadly earthquake shakes Greece, Turkey

    by CBS News on Jul 20, 21:33

    2. #Greece 6.7 or 6.9 magnitude Earthquake. 2 dead. First images out of #Kos, credit: https://t.co/GfmXtx6DDD pic.twitter.com/PngaswiUWt — Το Ρωμέικο (@RomeikoCalendar) July 21, 2017 KOS, Greece — A powerful earthquake shook the Greek island of Kos early Friday morning, damaging several buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than […]

  • Aviation

    Ban on laptops in airplane cabins lifted, federal officials say

    by CBS News on Jul 20, 21:14

    DALLAS — The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, federal officials said Thursday as large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security. Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they don’t contain a bomb, and pulling more people […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chester Bennington, Linkin Park singer, dead at 41

    by CBS News on Jul 20, 16:42

    Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed to CBS News Thursday. He was 41. Early reports from TMZ claimed that Bennington’s death was the result of suicide and that he had hanged himself. His body was found at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California. Band-member Mike Shinoda […]

  • US/World

    Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after blood clot removal

    by CBS News on Jul 19, 16:19

    Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, according to a statement released by his family and the Mayo Clinic. The statement says that following a procedure to remove a blood clot revealed the diagnosis., “On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from […]

  • Health

    Newborn baby contracts illness and dies, likely from a visitor’s kiss

    by CBS News on Jul 19, 15:07

    Most parents know that babies are not born with fully developed immune systems, and as such, newborns are more susceptible to illnesses and infections than the adults around them. What many parents may not know, however, is that something as simple as a kiss can be the start of a devastating infection that can even […]

  • US/World

    Rare view of underwater forest preserved since Ice Age

    by CBS News on Jul 19, 13:53

    An ancient underwater forest found south of Alabama’s Gulf Shores in the Gulf of Mexico could provide a time capsule to a pre-human era on Earth. The cypress forest dates back to an Ice Age more than 60,000 years ago when sea levels were 400 feet lower than today, according to the new documentary “The […]

  • US/World

    How to watch O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing

    by CBS News on Jul 19, 13:38

    After nearly nine years in an isolated Nevada prison, O.J. Simpson could soon walk free. The former football star and convicted felon is set to appear before a parole board from Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada on Thursday in one of the most anticipated hearings in recent memory. CBS News’ 24-hour live stream, CBSN, will carry […]

  • Lifestyle

    Amazon rolls out its own line of ready-to-cook meals

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 18:24

    NEW YORK – Amazon (AMZN) has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They can help households save time; a kit for salmon with soba noodles can […]

  • Health

    Artificial sweeteners linked with weight gain, little health benefit

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 18:09

    Two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and those who diet sometimes turn to alternative sweeteners — including aspartame, sucralose and stevioside — to cut calories. Now, a new review of many studies suggests that doing so might not be the best idea. The scientists took a comprehensive look at more than 11,000 studies and found that, for overweight individuals or those with high […]

  • Health

    Mediterranean-style diet linked to lower risk of dementia

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 18:01

    Eating right may help protect your brain health in old age, according to four new studies. In particular, the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay (MIND) diet lowered people’s risk of dementia, two studies concluded. The MIND diet is a hybrid of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets, both of […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    R. Kelly and alleged victim deny sex cult accusations

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 17:37

    R. Kelly is slamming a BuzzFeed report that he is holding women against their will in a sex “cult.” The singer denied the accusations through his lawyer, Linda Mensch, in a statement to ET: “Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations […]

  • Sci/Tech

    New breed of collaborative robots “work hand in hand” with humans

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 17:31

    On Tuesday’s episode of “Robotics Revolution,” CBS News explores how robots can transform the way we live and work. An estimated 38 percent of American jobs are at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s. Some cities, like Las Vegas, will be hit hard. Research shows that nearly two-thirds of all Las Vegas jobs […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Moon dust-stained bag expected to fetch millions at auction

    by CBS News on Jul 18, 17:24

    Neil Armstrong‘s giant leap for mankind onto the moon allowed him to make several small scoops there as well. Collecting lunar dust and rocks in a specially designed decontamination bag to bring home, the rocks became national treasures. The bag — not so much. It was forgotten about until resurfacing three years ago on a […]