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  • Teen dies at carnival

    1 teen killed, 1 hurt after being ejected from carnival ride in Texas

      EL PASO, Texas — One teenage girl was killed and another was injured when they were ejected from a whirling ride at an El Paso church carnival. The girls were at a parking lot carnival marking the annual Dia de los Ninos holiday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church when they were hurled from a spinning ride called “Sizzler” just before 7 p.m. Friday. A 16-year-old girl hit a metal barricade and died a short time later at Del […]

  • Austin Stephanos (left) 14, and Perry Cohen (right), 14.The two have been missing since Saturday, July 25 2015 when they did not return from a fishing trip.

    New details surface about search for Florida teens missing at sea

    JUPITER, Fla. — An investigative report released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission provides new information about the disappearance of teenage fishermen Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen. In another development, a recovered iPhone belonging to one of the boys will be sent to Apple to see if any data can be retrieved. Austin and Perry, both 14, were last seen July 24 when they left the Jupiter inlet for a fishing trip. CBS affiliate WPEC reported a 128 page […]

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    The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards: airs Sunday night on WHNT

    The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards are tonight, and the show is going to be filled with country’s biggest stars — and some non-country celebrities, like actor Tom Hiddleston, who will present. Here’s what you can look forward to. 1. Tim McGraw’s fan-filled performance: McGraw will make the TV debut of his newest hit single, “Humble And Kind,” with a special twist: He’s including the fans. McGraw invited his fans to submit photos that will be part of his […]

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    Pot activists light up at White House, none arrested

    WASHINGTON– Activists smoked marijuana outside the White House to send their message that the drug shouldn’t be considered dangerous. Protesters planned to display a 51-foot-long inflatable “joint” at Saturday’s demonstration. However, protest organizer Adam Eidinger said the Secret Service wouldn’t allow it, citing security concerns. Possession of up to 2 ounces of pot is legal in the nation’s capital, but smoking in public is illegal. However, U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose says her agency made no arrests. Eidinger said […]

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    Two dead after Amtrak train strikes backhoe, derails in Pennsylvania

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Amtrak says a train traveling from New York to Savannah, Georgia has derailed in Chester, Delaware County. The accident was reported around 8 a.m. Sunday near Booth Street on the Palmetto train 89. According to Amtrak, the train struck a a backhoe that was on the tracks causing the the lead engine to derail. Amtrak says there were approximately 341 passengers and seven crew members on board. Delaware County officials have confirmed that at least two people were […]

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    Report: VA suicide hotline calls went to voicemail

    (CBS News/AP) – A suicide hotline operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs allowed crisis calls to go into voicemail, and callers did not always receive immediate assistance, according to a report by the agency’s internal watchdog. The report by the VA’s office of inspector general says calls to the suicide hotline have increased dramatically in recent years, as veterans increasingly seek services following prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the aging of Vietnam-era veterans. The crisis hotline — […]

  • Hayden Godfrey gives all of the girls in his school flowers for Valentine's Day

    Boy gives all 900 girls in his high school some flowers

    SMITHFIELD, Utah (CBS) – At the young age of 14, Hayden Godfrey learned something new in school: No girl should feel alone on Valentine’s Day. As the middle schooler witnessed students pass out $1 red, white and pink carnations to the same group of girls year after year, he watched the disappointed faces of the dozens who were left out. “I don’t like this,” he told his mom after school. “I feel really bad that things are this way.” That’s […]

  • About 100 protesters gathered Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Burns, Oregon, for a rally in support of a local father and son facing prison time for arson.

    Oregon ranchers reject Cliven Bundy family occupation

    BURNS, Ore. (CBS/AP) – A group of angry anti-government protesters have occupied a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon in what they say is an act of solidarity for a pair of ranchers facing jail time for burning government land. However, the Hammond family, the Oregon ranchers at the center of the dispute, say they don’t want them there, reports CBS affiliate KOIN in Portland, Ore. Ammon Bundy – the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was […]

  • The Greyhound bus involved in a deadly crash near Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 20, 2015

    Greyhound bus crash leaves one dead and multiple people injured near Dallas

    ARLINGTON, Tex (CBS) – One person has been killed and at least 20 hurt after a Greyhound bus crash early Sunday on I-30. The accident was reported around 5:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-30 near Center Street not far from AT&T Stadium. Emergency officials reported more than 20 people hurt.  While most of the injuries were minor, at least one person was taken to the hospital via air ambulance, officials said. MedStar, the Fort Worth-based medical emergency service, […]

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    CBS This Morning anchor Charlie Rose reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

    CBS This Morning Anchor Charlie Rose reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and it’s absolutely charming. He adds such a nice touch to the popular Christmas tale. According to legend, Clement Clark Moore composed the poem on a snowy winter day during a shopping trip on a sleigh. The poem was first published anonymously in the Troy, New York Sentinel on December 23, 1823, and wasn’t attributed to Moore until 1837. Four hand-written copies of the poem are known to exist. […]

  • 60 Minutes

    Director, Composer of ‘The Force Awakens’ featured on 60 Minutes, share opening music for the film

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Six weeks before the movie’s premiere, a crew from CBS’s 60 Minutes dropped by a scoring session for “The Force Awakens.” Composer John Williams, who won an Academy Award for the first Star Wars film, was back – along with the iconic refrain he wrote 38 years ago. Behind Williams, the movie’s Director J.J. Abrams.  “This is like momentous, you know, John Williams conducting his Star Wars music. I mean, as a fan, I can’t even believe I […]

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    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies fire 33 rounds at gunman

      (CNN) — Los Angeles County officials are investigating the shooting of a man killed by deputies who fired 33 rounds. Footage released by the Sheriff’s Department showed Nicholas Robertson, 28, walking down a road in Lynwood on Saturday morning carrying a gun in his left hand. Witnesses reported seeing Robertson behaving erratically and shouting expletives, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Katz said. Katz said at one point, Robertson walked into a pizza store carrying the gun and left. […]


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