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  • Sci/Tech

    HBO to launch online-only service in 2015

    by CBS/AP on Oct 15, 14:36

    Last Updated Oct 15, 2014 5:12 PM EDT For fans who want to watch “Game of Thrones” or other HBO hits without paying for premium cable, a new option is coming next year. HBO has announced plans to offer a stand-alone version of its popular online video-streaming service in 2015. CEO Richard Plepler said the service will […]

  • Health

    2nd health care worker with Ebola in Dallas took plane day before symptoms showed, officials say

    by CBS/AP on Oct 15, 8:15

    Last Updated Oct 15, 2014 12:25 PM EDT The second health care worker to test positive for Ebola in Dallas traveled by air the day before presenting symptoms and being isolated, the CDC announced Wednesday. The revelation has raised alarm about further spread of the disease, which is transmitted through body fluids such as blood and saliva after […]

  • US/World

    U.S. airports, border crossings to check travelers for Ebola

    by CBS/AP on Oct 08, 13:13

    Last Updated Oct 8, 2014 3:25 PM EDT WASHINGTON – The government is taking new steps aimed at preventing more Ebola cases from showing up in the U.S. undetected. Beginning Saturday, officials will take the temperatures of travelers from West Africa as they arrive at five American airports: John F. Kennedy in New York, Dulles outside Washington, O’Hare […]

  • Health

    Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola victim in Texas, has died

    by CBS/AP on Oct 08, 7:36

    Last Updated Oct 8, 2014 12:06 PM EDT Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus on U.S. soil, has died, hospital officials confirm. Duncan, 42, was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where he was admitted Sept. 28 and kept in isolation, according to spokesman Wendell Watson. Wendell said […]

  • US/World

    Hong Kong leader: I will not step down in face of protests

    by CBS/AP on Oct 02, 9:19

    Last Updated Oct 2, 2014 12:36 PM EDT HONG KONG  – Hong Kong’s embattled leader has offered to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but says he will not accept their demand that he resign. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters late Thursday that he has asked the territory’s top civil servant to arrange […]

  • Health

    U.S. kids exposed to Ebola case being monitored

    by CBS/AP on Oct 01, 10:47

    A handful of school-aged children who had contact with the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. are being monitored. Health officials learned Wednesday that five children have been identified as having contact with the man and are being monitored at home. The man has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas since […]

  • Money

    Ford issues recall for 850,000 vehicles

    by CBS/AP on Sep 26, 17:54

    Last Updated Sep 26, 2014 1:48 PM EDT The Ford Motor Company (F) is recalling approximately 850,000 vehicles due to a potential issue with the restraints control module. The company said in a press release Friday the recall affects some 2013-14 Ford C-Max, Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and Lincoln MKZ models. Ford said the module can experience […]

  • US/World

    Chicago air traffic halted over fire at FAA facility

    by CBS/AP on Sep 26, 8:32

    Last Updated Sep 26, 2014 12:57 PM EDT All flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control center that authorities said was deliberately set by a contract employee. The ground stoppage at two of the nation’s busiest airports sent delays and cancellations rippling […]

  • News

    Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

    by CBS/AP on Sep 25, 9:34

    Last Updated Sep 25, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Attorney General Eric Holder will announce today that he plans to step down after six years as head of the Justice Department. Holder has agreed to keep his role as the nation’s chief law enforcement official until his successor is confirmed, a Justice Department official confirmed to […]

  • National

    Roger Goodell breaks silence on domestic abuse: “I will get it right”

    by CBS/AP on Sep 19, 21:06

    Last Updated Sep 19, 2014 5:01 PM EDT NEW YORK – Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the NFL has dropped the ball on the issue of domestic violence, apologized for mishandling the Ray Rice case and pledged Friday that “now, I will get it right.” “Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much […]

  • Sci/Tech

    iOS 8: Should you update now or wait?

    by CBS/AP on Sep 18, 9:00

    Apple’s iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting – but not necessarily right away. Those with an older device, such as an iPhone 4s or an iPad 2, might want to wait to see whether others have difficulties using iOS 8 with slower processors. Some of the new features won’t be available on those three-year-old devices anyway. […]

  • National

    Adrian Peterson reinstated by Vikings

    by CBS/AP on Sep 15, 9:32

    The Minnesota Vikings reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, three days after benching him because he was facing a child-abuse charge in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf said the decision to bring back Peterson for practices and Sunday’s game at New Orleans was […]

  • National

    Ray Rice cut by Baltimore Ravens after damning video emerges

    by CBS/AP on Sep 08, 11:59

    Last Updated Sep 8, 2014 4:45 PM EDT The Baltimore Ravens cut star running back Ray Rice from their roster Monday afternoon after video emerged earlier in the day appearing to show him punching and knocking out his then-fiancee and now-wife Janay Palmer. The team announced the move on their Twitter feed. Coach John Harbaugh was expected […]

  • US/World

    2 feared dead as U.S. plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

    by CBS/AP on Sep 05, 13:34

    Last Updated Sep 5, 2014 7:50 PM EDT KINGSTON, Jamaica – A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot traveled more than 1,700 miles before crashing Friday into the ocean north of Jamaica, U.S. and Jamaican officials said. The pilot and his wife were both presumed dead. “We can confirm that the plane has gone down,” […]

  • US/World

    Police reports shed light on girl who fatally shot instructor with Uzi

    by CBS/AP on Sep 03, 13:02

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2014 3:19 PM EDT PHOENIX – A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday. Her family members were focused […]

  • US/World

    Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS

    by CBS/AP on Sep 02, 10:10

    Last Updated Sep 2, 2014 2:43 PM EDT BEIRUT – An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria(ISIS), just days after Sotloff’s mother had pleaded for his release. The extremist group called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff, 31, […]

  • US/World

    Marine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued

    by CBS/AP on Sep 01, 16:09

    A Marine helicopter carrying 25 U.S. service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but all aboard were rescued, according to the Navy. Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter when it crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. All were aboard the ship following […]

  • US/World

    Ferguson police say teen shot by cop was suspect in robbery; officer’s identity revealed

    by CBS/AP on Aug 15, 21:05

    Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly before he was killed. Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the officer who fired […]

  • US/World

    Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire, U.S. says

    by CBS/AP on Jul 31, 15:54

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. “This is not a time for congratulations or joy or anything except a serious determination – a focus […]

  • US/World

    U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    by CBS/AP on Jul 28, 20:35

    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Barack Obama and […]