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    U.S. Marines and British combat troops prepare to come home

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – In a ceremony Sunday morning in dusty desert sunlight, U.S. Marines and British combat troops officially marked the end of their operations in Afghanistan, transferring Camps Leatherneck and Bastion to Afghan control. As national anthems from the three countries played, service members from all three countries stood at attention. The Marine flags were ceremoniously furled and cased, in recognition of the end of mission. “This transfer is a sign of progress,” said Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. […]

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    Cancer patient Brittany Maynard explains her decision to die with dignity

    Brittany Maynard thinks she may die before the end of the month — and she seems very sure that she is going to end her life on her terms. But as certain as she seems, there’s a lot of sadness — and also some fear — about what’s ahead, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. “I don’t want to die,” Maynard said. “If anyone wants to hand me, like, a magical cure and save my life so that I can […]

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    Why Alabama’s playoff hopes are intact, despite loss

    (CBS) — Despite the loss at Ole Miss today, Alabama remains the projected SEC champ and a playoff participant. The Crimson Tide still have the best talent in the SEC, and has a relatively favorable schedule. Even though Auburn and Mississippi State have played very well early, if one of them is going to take the division title, they’ll have to go through Tuscaloosa to do it. Alabama will play the Tigers and Bulldogs at home, as well as Texas A&M, while getting Arkansas, […]

  • Ghoulish pumpkins just in time for Halloween

    FILLMORE, Calif. (CBSLA) — A local farmer has struck gold with his harvest of pumpkins resembling spooky Halloween characters. CBS2’s Laurie Perez spoke with farmer Tony Dighera on Saturday, who shared how he grew the pumpkins in a field located on a 40-acre farm. “When I saw how detailed I could get it I knew I had something,” Dighera said. The pumpkins are 100-percent naturally and organically grown here in Southern California. They are designed to resemble spooky Halloween figures such as […]

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    No ransom paid and no promises made but its unclear why ISIS released Turkish hostages

    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The hostages – 46 Turks and three Iraqis – were seized in Mosul, Iraq when militants overran the city in June. They were released and returned to Turkey on Saturday. Turkey said no ransom was paid and no promises were made but it remains […]

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    San Francisco 49ers star Ray McDonald arrested on domestic violence charges

    SAN JOSE, California (CBS News) - Ray McDonald, a star defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, was booked into jail early Sunday on domestic violence charges. He posted bail later Sunday and has been released. San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol told CBS San Francisco officers responded to reports of violence around 2:45 a.m., in an upscale neighborhood. McDonald, 29, was subsequently taken into custody without incident and booked into Santa Clara County Jail. The Sacramento Bee reports McDonald was […]

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    “Knee Defender” leads to fight on plane, flight diverted over argument

    NEW YORK – Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today’s packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination. The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to […]

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    American journalist released from captivity in Syria

    CBS News- The government says an American held hostage for about two years by an al Queda-linked group in Syria has been released. The Obama administration and the hostage’s family identified the man as Peter Theo Curtis of Massachusetts. Curtis, a journalist, had been held since 2012 by Jahbat al-Nusrah, an extremist group fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Curtis’ family said in a statement he been writing under the name “Theo Padnos.” “We are so relieved that […]

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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 […]

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