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  • US/World

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93

    by CBS News on Sep 27, 19:59

    Even to his own people, Shimon Peres was a puzzle. He spoke eloquent Hebrew, but with a foreign accent, lacked formal education yet brimmed with culture, was a mediocre politician, but became a statesman of spectacular vision. Numerous reports have stated that former Israeli President Shimon Peres has passed away at the age of 93. […]

  • Health

    World Health Organization: 9 out of 10 people breathing excessive air pollution

    by CBS News on Sep 27, 13:12

    More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to strokes, heart disease, lung cancer and other problems, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. The U.N. health agency said in a new report that 92 percent of people live in areas where air quality exceeds WHO limits, with southeast Asia, eastern […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Poll: Nearly two-thirds of debate watchers said Hillary Clinton won

    by CBS News on Sep 27, 6:51

    Nearly two-thirds of voters said Monday that Hillary Clinton won the first general election debate that night at Hofstra University while close to a third said the same about Donald Trump, according to a CNN/ORC poll of voters who watched them face off. More of the people polled were more likely to describe themselves as Democrats, CNN […]

  • National

    Marlins’ Jose Fernandez made sick woman’s wish come true day before he died

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 18:17

    The news of Maimi Marlins’ Jose Fernandez’s death hit one of his fans especially hard, because less than 24 hours earlier, she got to meet her favorite baseball player, CBS Miami reported. Cristina Llanes, 20, was on cloud nine Saturday afternoon after a big surprise — meeting Fernandez at Marlins Park. “We’re going to try to win […]

  • Health

    Why morning sickness during pregnancy may be a good sign

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 13:49

    Last Updated Sep 26, 2016 5:35 PM EDT While experiencing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is certainly unpleasant, it might very well be a sign that things are progressing smoothly. According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, these symptoms – commonly referred to as morning sickness, though it can occur at any time […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Polls show tight presidential race nationally in battleground states

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 11:03

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are deadlocked nationally and are virtually tied in two battleground states, according to new polls released Monday. In a head-to-head national contest, voters are split 46 percent to 46 percent between Clinton and Trump, according to a Bloomberg survey. Taking third-party candidates into account, Trump leads Clinton 43 percent to 41 […]

  • US/World

    Family heirlooms “fill vast silences” at new African American museum

    by CBS News on Sep 25, 13:14

    At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, thousands of great Americans are represented by priceless family heirlooms, donated to help them museum to share their experiences. Among them is the freedom paper donated by 83-year-old Elaine Thompson. It belonged to her great, great, great grandfather, Joseph Trammell of Loudon County, Virginia, reports […]

  • Lifestyle

    Food-on-floor ‘five second rule’ debunked

    by CBS News on Sep 21, 13:51

    The “five-second rule” many of us use to feel better ourselves after eating food that fell on the floor has been debunked, reports CBS New York. Researchers at Rutgers University say they’ve “disproven” the notion that it’s OK to eat food that’s fallen on the floor, as long as you do it within within five seconds. Donald Schaffner, a professor […]

  • US/World

    Help rushed to Russian scientists trapped by polar bears

    by CBS News on Sep 14, 10:03

    LONDON – A team of Russian scientists who had been trapped in their remote Arctic weather station by a bunch of hungry polar bears lurking outside has been sent a new supply of bear-scaring flares, and a dog to replace the one the bears ate. Russian news agency TASS reported Thursday that the team, which includes two […]

  • Business/Economy

    U.S. credit card balances may soon top $1 trillion

    by CBS News on Sep 14, 9:18

    Are American consumers supremely confident or financially foolish? Credit card balances may top $1 trillion for the first time since 2008, which would be a net increase of about $80 billion for 2016. That’s a trend personal finance site WalletHub calls “very ominous.” Indeed, consumers added a record $34.4 billion in credit card debt in 2016’s second quarter alone, the second-largest increase for that […]

  • Outdoors

    Study: One-tenth of Earth’s wilderness lost since the 1990s

    by CBS News on Sep 12, 8:35

    It’s a bleak revelation — a new study reveals that about a tenth of the Earth’s wilderness has been lost since the 1990s. Over the last 20 years, a total area half the size of the Amazon and twice the size of Alaska has been depleted. The researchers behind the study, published in the journal Current Biology, say they hope that […]

  • Sports

    The football injuries most likely to take down an NFL player’s career

    by CBS News on Sep 09, 15:26

    When the NFL season kicked off Thursday night with a rematch between last year’s Super Bowl teams, the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, football fans were focusing on which franchise would claim victory this time around. (Spoiler alert: The Broncos won again.) But fears of career-ending injuries lurk in the back of the minds of professional football players every time they take […]

  • US/World

    North Korea angers world with nuclear test, even its friends

    by CBS News on Sep 09, 6:57

    Last Updated Sep 9, 2016 10:17 AM EDT BEIJING – The United Nations Security Council has announced an emergency meeting after North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear test over night. The country claims it’s now able to arm its ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads, and while that’s likely still an ambition, the test is raising serious concerns. A 5.3-magnitude […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Now 50, “Star Trek” continues to live long and prosper

    by CBS News on Sep 08, 19:23

    “Star Trek”’s exploration of the final frontier has spanned five decades now, with more to come, as Faith Salie now explains… “Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise …” It’s a line that launched a pop culture powerhouse — a line that, would you believe, even 50 years later, STILL doesn’t sound […]

  • US/World

    U.S. officials investigating hacking into more state election systems

    by CBS News on Sep 08, 17:25

    U.S. officials are expanding their investigation into the hacking of state election systems as officials believe more states beyond just Arizona and Illinois were affected, a government official has confirmed to CBS News. Law enforcement officials were summoned to Capitol Hill to brief House and Senate leaders on the investigation into the cyberattack on election systems, CBS […]

  • US/World

    Economic recession could take a toll on your health

    by CBS News on Sep 07, 11:34

    To the long list of problems stemming from the great recession – rising unemployment, homelessness, and poverty – researchers say we can also add physical and mental health issues. While previous studies have been done looking at the possible health effects of the 2008 global financial crisis, they yielded mixed results. Now, researchers from England […]

  • US/World

    Obama pledges $90M to clean up old U.S. bombs in Laos

    by CBS News on Sep 07, 8:07

    VIENTIANE, Laos – Acknowledging the scars of a secret war, President Obama on Tuesday said the United States has a “moral obligation” to help this isolated Southeast Asian nation heal and vowed to reinvigorate relations with a country with rising strategic importance to the U.S. Making the first visit for a sitting U.S. president, Mr. Obama said […]

  • Weather News

    Hermine threatens East Coast after slamming Florida

    by CBS News on Sep 02, 21:18

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2016 11:35 PM EDT DEKLE BEACH, Fla. - The first hurricane to hit Florida in more than a decade wiped away beachside buildings and toppled trees onto homes Friday before plowing inland on a path that could send it rolling up the densely populated East Coast with heavy rain, high winds and […]

  • Health

    Big drop in chickenpox cases since 2-dose vaccine began

    by CBS News on Sep 02, 16:06

    Chickenpox, which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, has continued declining in the United States since 2006, when doctors began routinely recommending a second dose of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, U.S. health officials said Thursday. States reporting vaccination data noted an 85 percent drop in the highly contagious disease between 2005-2006 and 2013-2014, according to a report from […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions

    by CBS News on Sep 02, 14:31

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2016 12:27 PM EDT SEOUL, South Korea - Samsung Electronics recalled all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding batteries of some of the flagship gadgets exploded or caught fire. Samsung’s Note 7s are being pulled from shelves in 10 countries, including South Korea and the United States, just […]