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  • US/World

    North Korea praises new rocket’s “fascinating vapor”

    by CBS/AP on Feb 07, 13:56

    For North Korea’s propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of “fascinating vapor” through the clear blue sky. For South Korea’s president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another “intolerable provocation.” The rocket was launched from North Korea’s west coast only two hours […]

  • Military

    Generals say women should have to register for draft

    by CBS/AP on Feb 02, 14:37

    The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, which are now all open to them, and that women should also have to register for the draft. The military service leaders say they will not lower standards to bring […]

  • US/World

    World Health Organization declares Zika virus a global health emergency

    by CBS/AP on Feb 01, 10:56

      Last Updated Feb 1, 2016 2:26 PM EST The World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas qualifies as a global health emergency, a declaration that is expected to trigger increased funding and coordinated efforts to help stop the outbreak. The agency convened an emergency meeting of independent […]

  • US/World

    Search for 12 missing Marines off Hawaii hurt by high surf

    by CBS/AP on Jan 17, 11:54

    The high surf warning that has complicated the search for 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii was expected to persist Sunday. The waves dispersed the debris and complicated the search, which was expanded to include waters off Oahu’s west coast. “It makes finding things incredibly difficult,” Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr […]

  • US/World

    Security forces raid hotel seized by Islamic militants

    by CBS/AP on Jan 16, 10:15

    Burkina Faso and French forces killed a fourth extremist Saturday after freeing 126 people and killing three other attackers to end the seizure of a luxury hotel by al Qaeda-linked militants, Burkina Faso officials said. In addition to the extremists, at least 23 people were killed in the attack at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the […]

  • National

    Roger ​Goodell: Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis NFL stadiums ‘inadequate’

    by CBS/AP on Jan 10, 12:38

    Roger Goodell says the existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are “inadequate and unsatisfactory,” and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty. A person who has seen the report told The Associated Press on Saturday night that the NFL commissioner sent 48 pages […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Oops! Astronaut dials wrong number from space

    by CBS/AP on Dec 27, 11:19

    Anyone can dial a wrong number, but it’s not often done from outer space. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted an apology on Christmas Day from the International Space Station after calling a wrong number. He wrote “I’d like to apologise to the lady I just called by mistake saying ‘Hello, is this planet Earth?’ – not a […]

  • Money

    Deadline for Sprint, Verizon ‘cramming’ claims fast approaching

    by CBS/AP on Dec 27, 10:30

    Consumers are facing a deadline to claim refunds from a $158 million federal settlement with Sprint and Verizon over unauthorized charges placed on wireless phone bills. The practice is known as “cramming.” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, said the practice has become widespread and causes substantial financial harm to subscribers. […]

  • Military

    Bowe Bergdahl arraigned in military court

    by CBS/AP on Dec 22, 14:35

    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made his first appearance before a military judge to face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl was arraigned Tuesday during a short hearing. He deferred entering a plea and did not decide whether he wants to face a court-martial with a jury or one with just a judge. Bergdahl […]

  • Health

    FDA eases blood donation ban on gay, bisexual men

    by CBS/AP on Dec 21, 16:35

    Federal health officials are lifting the nation’s 32-year-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can donate. The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday it will replace the blanket ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had sex with a man […]

  • Health

    Congress OKs bill banning plastic microbeads in skin care products

    by CBS/AP on Dec 19, 9:43

    Plastic microbeads used in soaps, body washes and other personal-care products will be phased out starting in 2017 under legislation approved by Congress and sent to the president. The Senate approved the bill Friday following House approval last week. Lawmakers said the bill was needed to protect fish and wildlife that are ingesting the tiny beads […]

  • US/World

    Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect in custody, 3 dead

    by CBS/AP on Nov 27, 18:10

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – An alleged gunman surrendered to police Friday, five hours after he opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. Police Lt. Catherine Buckley said two civilians and one police officer were killed. The officer was from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police department, which was among the local […]

  • US/World

    Smoking ban targets U.S. public housing

    by CBS/AP on Nov 12, 16:24

    Smoking could soon be banned in the nation’s public housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule Thursday to require the more than 3,100 public housing agencies across the country to make their properties smoke-free. “We have a responsibility to protect public housing residents from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, especially the elderly and children who […]

  • US/World

    Remains of 7 Pearl Harbor ‘unknowns’ identified

    by CBS/AP on Nov 10, 15:22

    The remains of seven crew members missing since the USS Oklahoma capsized in the 1941 Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor have been identified, the military said Monday. The names of the servicemen identified using dental records will be released after their families have been notified. In June, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency began digging up […]

  • US/World

    FAA to require registration of drones

    by CBS/AP on Oct 19, 17:04

    The federal government will require many drone aircraft to be registered, a move prompted by the growing number of reported close calls and incidents that pose safety risks, officials announced Monday. Pilot sightings of drones have doubled since last year, including sightings near manned aircraft and major sporting events, and interference with wildfire-fighting operations, the government […]

  • US/World

    Deadly earthquake jolts Chile, 1 million evacuate

    by CBS/AP on Sep 17, 7:17

    Last Updated Sep 17, 2015 7:55 AM EDT ILLAPEL, Chile - Thousands of residents of this small city in northern Chile were sleeping outside Thursday after a powerful earthquake destroyed their homes, a tremor that also forced more than 1 million to evacuate and killed eight people in the quake-prone South American nation. Several coastal towns […]

  • US/World

    Gunman in deadly on-air attack dies after manhunt

    by CBS/AP on Aug 26, 6:49

    Last Updated Aug 26, 2015 6:56 PM EDT MONETA, Va. – A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death during a live television interview on CBS Roanoke affiliate WDBJ-TV Wednesday by a gunman who recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media after fleeing the scene. Authorities identified the suspect as a […]

  • US/World

    ISIS leader repeatedly raped American hostage, U.S. finds

    by CBS/AP on Aug 14, 16:03

      WASHINGTON – American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), U.S. intelligence officials told her family in June. “They told us that he married her, and we all understand what that means,” Carl Mueller, Kayla’s father, told The Associated Press on […]

  • US/World

    Cuban embassy opening signals new era in U.S.-Cuba relations

    by CBS/AP on Jul 20, 8:17

    WASHINGTON – The Cuban flag has been hoisted at the country’s embassy in Washington. It’s a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations. Cuba’s foreign minister presided over the flag-raising ceremony Monday, hours after full diplomatic relations with the United States were restored at midnight. Earlier, without ceremony, the Cuban flag […]

  • US/World

    James Holmes guilty in Colorado theater shooting

    by CBS/AP on Jul 16, 15:02

    A jury has convicted James Holmes on murder charges for killing 12 people when he opened fire at a Colorado movie theater in 2012. Jurors deliberated for a day and a half over whether Holmes was a cold, calculating killer or a man in the grips of a psychotic breakdown when he opened fire in a crowded movie […]