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  • Auburn assistant basketball coach freed on $100K bond in federal bribery scheme case

    Three coaches charged in a college basketball bribery scheme have each been freed on $100,000 bond and forced to surrender their passports, after initial appearances in a New York federal court. Suspended Auburn Associate Head Basketball Coach Chuck Person declined to comment as he left a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday. In all, ten men were arrested last month after an FBI investigation uncovered various crimes that helped to steer young athletes toward schools, shoe sponsors and agents using hundreds of thousands of dollars in […]

  • Tom Petty’s family confirms he passed away at age 66

    LOS ANGELES — Rock legend Tom Petty, 66, passed away on Monday according to his family. They say he suffered a cardiac arrest at his Malibu home, was rushed to the hospital, and could not be revived. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/FGCVI5yIaa — Tom Petty (@tompetty) October 3, 2017

  • White House glows pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the White House was lit pink Sunday evening. “During October, we raise awareness and encourage people to take steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer,” said First Lady Melania Trump. “I encourage all women to talk to their healthcare providers about mammograms and other methods of early detection and what can be done to reduce that risk.” As President Donald J. Trump stated in a proclamation on September 29, “our nation […]

  • Advocates discuss effects of ending DACA program on Alabamians

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Trump Administration’s rescission of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was met with support and criticism Tuesday. The Obama-era program granted deportation protections to an estimated 800,000 people brought into the US as children. The Department of Homeland Security wrote: “Current DACA recipients will be permitted to retain both the period of deferred action and their employment authorization documents (EADs) until they expire, unless terminated or revoked. DACA benefits are generally valid for two years from […]

  • Georgia police officer under investigation, told driver “We only kill black people” at traffic stop

    COBB COUNTY, Ga. – “You’re not black. Remember, we only kill black people.” That’s a direct quote from an officer seen in dash-cam video during a traffic stop in Cobb County, Georgia. That officer is now on administrative duties, and the chief is working to terminate him. Cobb County Police Chief Mike Register reports the incident happened on July 16th, but he didn’t receive the dashboard video until August 25th. A police spokesperson says Lieutenant Gregg Abbott was placed on […]

  • Thousands of animals expected to flood shelters after Harvey

    SAN ANTONIO — Hurricane Harvey has forced more than 30,000 to seek emergency shelter in Texas along with countless animals who are now abandoned or homeless. An estimated 600,000 animals were killed or stranded during Hurricane Katrina and there’s a mounting effort to prevent it from happening again. The Humane Society expects thousands of animals to be impacted by the storm, spokesperson Samantha Miller told CBS News. The agency is working with San Antonio Animal Care Services which will serve as a temporary […]

  • 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 […]