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    TSA Shows off confiscated items

    CHEEKTOWAGA, New York (CBS) –  Guns, hatchets and bats are found too often at the flight security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration found 400 pounds of weapons and prohibited items at the Buffalo Airport in the past three months. TSA Spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein warned you need to plan ahead. “We want passengers to think before they come to an airport,” Farbstein said. “Think about what your going to pack. Think about what you’re not going to pack”. They agents at Buffalo-Niagara […]

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    Whale of a tale: Rare fossil found in California

    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA (CBS/LA)-Rescue crews Friday recovered what officials are calling the oldest victim in history. L.A.’s Natural History Museum has asked the L.A. Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team for help recovering an estimated 12- to 15-million-year-old fossil contained on a rock. The fossil, located on a hillside  in Rancho Palos Verdes, is reportedly that of a rare baleen whale. There are only a handful of such fossils in existence. Also known as whalebone whales, baleen whales are […]

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    First American Ebola patient arrives in U.S. from Africa

    ATLANTA, Geo. (CBS) – An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say. A private plane outfitted with a special, portable tent designed for transporting patients with highly infectious diseases arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson confirmed. Earlier, the Samaritan’s Purse missionary group confirmed to […]

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    ‘The Sweet Act’ proposal encourages drinking less sugary soda

    WASHINGTON, DC (CBS Connecticut) - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Wednesday introduced the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET) Act to tackle the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes by discouraging excessive sugar in beverages. The SWEET Act would institute a tax of 1 cent per teaspoon of caloric sweetener, such as sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. This would add about 9 cents to the cost of a 12-ounce can of Coke. “People want to be healthy and they want their kids to be […]

  • When can we expect to see new iPhones from Apple?

    iPhone 6 may be Apple’s biggest launch yet

    (CBS News) – Apple is planning its biggest iPhone production run yet, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Citing anonymous sources, the Journal reports that Apple asked its suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 to 80 million 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones by the end of the year. Apple is betting big on the larger screen models, as larger smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy, have become increasingly popular. Those larger models have helped Google’s Android overtake […]

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    Amazon officially announces Kindle Unlimited

    (CBS News) – It’s official — Amazon has a new service that caters to book lovers, allowing them to freely read over 600,000 Kindle books and thousands of audiobooks. Amazon officially announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited on Friday, after test pages for the new service were found — and later taken offline — earlier this week. The $9.99-a-month service is separate from the company’s Amazon Prime service, which allows members with Kindles to borrow one bestseller a month from […]

  • Apollo 11 45th Anniversary

    Apollo 11: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

      (CBS News) – Flying 69 miles above the far side of the moon, out of contact with Earth and a world-wide audience holding its collective breath, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin fired their lunar module’s main engine for 30 seconds to begin the first piloted descent to the moon’s surface. It was July 20, 1969 – 45 years ago Sunday – and in a little more than one hour, one way or the other, Armstrong and Aldrin would […]

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    Daytona Beach father beats accused child abuser unconscious

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son. Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the father — who was not identified by police — […]

  • McAfee published its second annual study of toxic superheroes. (Image Credit: McAfee, Inc. via CBS News.com)

    Hacked by Superman? The most toxic superheroes to watch out for online

    Superman may be vulnerable to something besides kryptonite. It turns out he’s also a magnet for cybercriminals. The security firm McAfee released its second annual survey of Most Toxic Superheroes today, and Superman tops the list. The lists ranks the characters that result in the greatest number of ‘infected’ Web sites when users search for them online. A McAfee representative explained in an email to CBS News that their researchers look for “bad links, including viruses, malware and sites laden […]

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    Sole survivor of Texas mass shooting speaks out

    SPRING, Tex. (CBS) — The lone survivor of a mass killing in a Houston suburb that took the lives of her parents and siblings thanked her supporters Saturday at a public memorial for her relatives. “I’m feeling a lot better,” said Cassidy Stay, “and I’m on a straightforward path to a full recovery.” She spoke to a crowd of cheering hundreds at the memorial at Lemm Elementary School in Spring, where her siblings had attended, CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reports. “I know […]

  • A screengrab from YouTube video by Marques Brownlee shows the reported iPhone 6 screen standing up to being scratched and stabbed with a knife. (Image Credit: Marques Brownlee/YouTube via CBSNews.com)

    “Indestructible” iPhone 6? YouTube video claims to show new sapphire screen

    If the latest Apple iPhone rumor is correct, the next generation of the iPhone — unofficially dubbed the iPhone 6 — could have a nearly indestructible screen. A YouTube video of what’s purported to be the iPhone 6 front glass panel, made of sapphire crystal, shows it standing up to being stabbed with a knife, scratched with keys and bent as hard as possible. To show just how tough the material is, video producer Marques Brownlee runs the screen through […]

  • Tornado is seen in background during couple's July 5, 2014 wedding day photo shoot near Saskatoon, Canada (PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLLEEN NISKA)

    Tornado swirls in background of couple’s wedding pictures

    (CBS) – You remember your wedding day – but do your pictures look like this? You might say it was ‘stormy’ for a couple who got married Saturday in Canada. According to the CTV television network, a professional photographer from Saskatchewan took pictures of a bride and groom on a rural road with a twister in the distance. “I’ve dreamed about a day like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could NOT wait to post these! Pretty sure this will only happen once in my […]

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