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  • David Koch, conservative donor and philanthropist, has died at age 79

    Billionaire conservative icon David Koch has died at age 79, CBS News has confirmed, according to a source close to the Koch family. The New York resident was suffering from deteriorating health as of late, according to a letter Koch’s older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials last summer. He wrote at the time: “We are deeply saddened by this, as we miss David’s insightful questions and his many contributions to Koch Industries.” Charles released a statement on his […]

  • Parents pledge to keep smartphones out of their children’s hands

    Thousands of parents all over the country are taking a pledge to wait to give their child a smartphone. 7-year-old Felix loves to play and color. Some of his first grade friends already have their own phones – but not Felix. His mom, Nilopher Naqvi, says her son is too young. “I feel like they’re not developed enough yet to understand the implications of putting things up online,” she said. Naqvi – along with the parents of some of Felix’s […]

  • West Nile virus is a major U.S. health concern as season peaks

    The U.S. is on alert for West Nile virus. It’s the most common virus transmitted by mosquitoes, and cases pick up right around this time of the year. You may have noticed more of those pesky mosquitoes biting recently – and whether they could be carrying West Nile virus is a big health concern now. 36 states are reporting infections in people, birds, and mosquitoes. Dr. Peter Hotez is with Baylor College of Medicine. “We’re right now at around the […]

  • Experts advise parents to monitor their children’s phone apps

    We used to only have to worry about who was lurking outside of our home. Now, we worry about who we bring home with us. Tiktok, Snapchat, and Tinder. There is an app for everything nowadays, but if you don’t monitor your kids, they can be vulnerable to predators or cyber bullying. Many of these apps make it easy for strangers to prey on children because they allow anyone to contact and direct message your child. Some apps, like Snapchat […]

  • Retailers offer bulletproof backpacks

    With kids going back to class soon, parents are thinking about getting school supplies. But some might be surprised by what they see on the shelves at some stores. Backpacks come in all shapes and colors, but now there’s one that can stop a gunshot. Office Depot is among the retailers selling bullet proof backpacks. Marisol Rodriguez is thinking about getting one for her teenager. “Do I have that much money to spend on it? No I do not,” she […]

  • Minor injuries as Florida man drives golf cart through Walmart

    GIBSONTON, Fla. – Video shows a man driving a golf cart through a crowd of people inside a Walmart in Gibsonton. It happened early Thursday afternoon. Hillsborough County deputies say they were dispatched because Michael Dale Hudson, 56, was blocking an entrance, refusing to leave and demanding to talk to a manager. When they showed up, the deputies say Hudson suddenly sped the cart through a crowd — nearly hitting several people who ran to avoid him. Investigators say Hudson […]

  • Burger King’s plant-based Whopper goes nationwide

    Burger King is best known for the beefy Whopper, but now the fast food giant is offering an alternative nationwide: a flame-broiled version that contains no meat. The Impossible Whopper’s patty is a plant-based product that looks like beef. We had Henry Gonzalez try a regular Whopper and the Impossible version. “As far as flavor: it tastes the same,” Gonzalez says, “it’s just as good, I would have to say. CBS correspondent Tom Hanson asked Gonzalez, “If someone were to […]

  • YouTube Camp teaches kids social media skills

    Many parents send their children to summer camp. The outdoor activities give young people a chance to disconnect from social media, but one summer camp is actually embracing it. Carmen Yager is spending part of her summer in front of a computer, but she’s not watching videos, she’s learning how to create them. “If I go to a normal camp, it’s just having fun,” Yager says, “but if I come here, I’m learning while I’m having fun, too.” This is […]

  • Experts say kids “don’t have to die this way,” hot car deaths are preventable

    Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. The group KidsandCars.org says so far in 2019, at least 24 children have died after being left behind in hot cars. Some automakers are creating high-tech options to prevent a tragedy, while one teenager has come up with a simple solution. Juan Rodriguez broke down in court in New York as he pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges. Police say the Iraq War veteran went to work last Friday and […]

  • Technology, simple solutions considered to help prevent hot car deaths

    Wednesday is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. The group KidsandCars.org says so far in 2019, at least 24 children have died after being left behind in hot cars. Some automakers are creating high-tech options to prevent a tragedy, while one teenager has come up with a simple solution. Juan Rodriguez broke down in court in New York as he pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges. Police say the Iraq War veteran went to work last Friday and […]

  • Bank phone scams are on the rise across the United States

    Each year about 24 million Americans fall victim to phone scams. And now an elaborate new con has people believing their bank is preventing a problem when, in reality, it’s a criminal looking to steal money. Candace Terrell says it started with a simple text that read in part, “did you attempt $2,900 on your card?” The text notified her about potentially fraudulent activity on her bank card. Then seconds later, her phone rang and the person calling said he […]

  • Senior distracted driving issues becoming more apparent as smarter vehicles emerge

    Distracted driving often involves smartphones. But a new study finds seniors are struggling with the technology built into the dash of many cars. Infotainment systems have made it easier to find a favorite song or navigate to an address. But a new study from AAA finds the screens can be extremely distracting, especially for seniors. AAA and the University of Utah tested seniors in several newer cars as they tried to use the technology. William Horrey is with the AAA […]

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