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  • NASA’s Eyes shows what the eclipse will look like from any location in the country

    A rare solar eclipse will occur on August 21, when the moon will completely cover the sun for more than two minutes. The Great American Eclipse can be seen mainly from North America, where millions will be in the path of totality. Monday’s solar eclipse will be the first total eclipse seen in the United States in nearly 40-years. “We’re just really lucky. Lucky because the moon’s apparent diameter in the sky is the same as the sun so it […]

  • At least 13 people killed in terror attack in Barcelona, more than 50 injured

    BARCELONA, Spain — Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50. Spanish public broadcaster RTVE says one suspect has been arrested. Police are treating the incident as a terror attack. “We confirm the terrorist attack,” Catalan police said. “The protocol for terrorist attacks has been activated.” A regional interior minister confirmed on Twitter that at least […]

  • Drought and extreme heat may impact Italian wine production

    Many people turn to wine during those extremely stressful moments — but that supply may be taking a hit! Italy’s grape harvest is off to its earliest start in a decade, due to soaring temperatures and months of drought. That’s causing a bit of a drop in production, but wine experts say it’s not all sour grapes. A summer heat wave forecasters have nicknamed “Lucifer” is bearing down on Italy and bedeviling grape farmers. They’ve jump-started this year’s harvest an […]

  • PHOTOS: 50K Rubber ducks dumped into Chicago River for Ducky Derby

    A quack-tastic spectacle took place in the Chicago River on August 3. More than 50-thousand rubber duckies raced in the twelfth annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby. The Chicago Department of Transportation says this event is an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Illinois. People paid five-dollars to quote “adopt” a duck for the race. Crowds of people came out to cheer on the ducks, with prizes awarded to the owners of the winning ducks.

  • 101-year-old veteran sets world record for Oldest Tandem Parachute Jump

    A 101-year-old D-Day veteran received a surprise military guard of honor on Monday to celebrate his world record breaking sky dive. On May 14, Verdun Hayes set a new Guinness World Record for the Oldest Tandem Parachute Jump, aged 101 years and 38 days. His heroics at 15,000 feet (4.572 kilometres) helped to raise 3,600 pounds (4,720 US dollars) for the Royal British Legion charity which collects money to pay for seaside holidays for servicemen, veterans and their families. Back […]

  • Bella’s Bumbas is on a quest to bring wheelchairs to toddlers

    Two-year-old Bella Shorr is getting around in ways her family never thought possible. She was born with spina bifida, a birth defect of the spine that often causes paralysis of the lower limbs. “Everywhere we went we had to carry her or put her in a stroller,” her mother, Sonya, told CBS News. That’s when Bella’s great uncle got involved. Using a plan he found on the Internet, he constructed a wheelchair using a bumbo-like seat for kids, some tires, and a wooden board. “She’s […]

  • Tennessee veteran turns to Facebook to find a kidney

    MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Time is precious for Bill Walsh and his wife. Not long ago, doctors told Walsh he needed to start looking for a new kidney – so the 66-year-old did what anyone his age would’ve done. “I got on Facebook,” he said. Doctors told him posting on Facebook could speed up the search. “She also told us that 85% of the people who put in a request for a kidney on Facebook get one. So I got […]

  • UPDATE: 8 people found dead in tractor-trailer in San Antonio, including two teens

    (CNN) — A phone call from a Walmart employee led to the discovery of eight bodies and 30 people severely injured in the back of a tractor-trailer in Texas early Sunday, authorities said. “We are looking at a human-trafficking crime here,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. The employee told authorities the trailer was parked at a Walmart lot in San Antonio. A man who was in it asked the employee for water. The employee brought water for the […]

  • PHOTOS: Get a look inside the quirky Mannequin Mansion

    RICHMOND, TEXAS – The listing for a lovely mansion in Texas has already been seen millions of times, even though it just went for sale. It’s not the beautiful architecture, the outdoor kitchen, or the rolling lawn that slopes into a creek that’s drawing  viral attention. It’s what’s inside the house that is making people look twice, and then maybe even a third or fourth time. Every room is filled with quirky works of art, including lifelike mannequins. Some are […]

  • “Smishing” – Scammers are using text messages to hack your smartphones

    A simple text reply could put vital personal information into the hands of internet-based criminals. With many smartphone users becoming more aware of cyberscams like robocalls and phishing, criminals now have another method of hacking your personal information. “I definitely see more and more smishing attacks.” Smishing is a text message sent your mobile phone similar to this photo. It usually says something about bank card deactivation or fraudulent charges. The messages also includes a weblink or phone number. “The […]

  • Dog Rescues Deer in Water

    PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — When a young deer got in trouble in the Long Island Sound, it took a surprising team to bring it to safety; first a dog, then a few good Samaritans. As CBS2’s Erin Logan reported, it was all caught on video. The owner of Storm, an English golden retriever, knows he’s loyal and caring, but on Sunday morning, Storm really surprised him. “Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, […]

  • Research shows potential health risks from macaroni and cheese

    (CBS) – Some bad news for Macaroni & Cheese lovers, on National Macaroni & Cheese Day. A report is raising questions and health concerns about the chemicals found in the cheese powder found in some macaroni and cheese products. The report was funded by four advocacy groups and says common chemicals known as phthalates, are found in some mac and cheese and other cheese products. Phthalates are chemicals used to make plastics soft and can get into your food during […]