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  • Research shows married men earn more than any other American group

    Married men are significantly out-earning single men, and both married and single women, according to new research from the St. Louis Fed. Research shows at their income peak at age 47, married men are earning an average of about 86-thousand dollars per year. Meanwhile, the other groups are earning between 45 and 51 thousand dollars per year. Research officer Guillaume Vandenbroucke suggests that being married doesn’t increase a man’s wage. Instead, it might be that men with higher wages are […]

  • Confederate statue ‘Silent Sam’ torn down during protests at University of North Carolina

    CHAPEL HILL, N. C. – (WNCN) – Several hundred people gathered on the University of North Carolina’s campus Monday night to protest the “Silent Sam” statue. Protesters knocked down the statue around 8:20 p.m. CT Monday. Fall semester classes begin Tuesday at UNC. Protestors were calling for the statue’s immediate removal. One student vowed to wear a noose around his neck until it was taken down. UNC Police told CBS 17 that one person who attended the rally was arrested […]

  • Scammers target potential renters with fake online rental ads

    As more people head to Facebook and Craigslist to find homes to rent, scammers are posting fake ads to swindle you out of your hard earned money. Con artists are finding legitimate homes for rent and tricking realtors and lockbox companies into giving them the lockbox code with the key to the house in it. When they post the fake rental ad online, they alter the contact information and give out the lockbox code to potential renters so they can see […]

  • CVS brand nasal spray recalled over bacterial contamination concerns

    A nasal spray sold at CVS pharmacies nationwide is being recalled over fears it may contain a microbiological contaminant, the Food and Drug Administration says. Bottles of CVS Health 12-hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist could be contaminated with a bacterium called pseudomonas aeruginosa. According to the FDA, using the nose spray could be life-threatening for people with cystic fibrosis or immune disorders. More than 16,000 units of the half-fluid ounce bottle are included in the recall. The affected units have a […]

  • Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

    (CNN) — Alan Alda revealed Tuesday that he has been living with Parkinson’s disease. The “M*A*S*H” star appeared on “CBS This Morning” and shared that he was diagnosed three and a half years ago. “I’ve had a full life since then,” he said. “I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook, I started this new podcast.” Alda, 82, said he’s going public now because he’s been doing a great deal of press lately […]

  • Florida man carries alligator in convenience store

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (WJAX) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating an incident in which a Jacksonville man went to a convenience store holding an alligator with its mouth taped shut. The video, which was posted to Facebook, shows a man holding the gator while he goes in to a store for beer. You could hear the man say, “Y’all got beer still? Y’all ain’t out, are y’all?” The video shows him chase another person inside the store while […]

  • WATCH: Texas tanker truck fire shuts down interstate

    SWEETWATER, Texas – An 18-wheeler fire sent giant plumes of smoke into the sky and shut down a Texas interstate Thursday afternoon. The fire started near a truck stop in Sweetwater, Texas, around noon, according to CBS affiliate KTAB. Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion as the fire started. Firefighters were able to get the fire extinguished in about an hour. The driver of the truck was airlifted to a hospital for treatment.

  • Recent survey asks: what age is too old to keep working?

    A CBS report is asking the question: how old is too old to keep working? They reported statistics Monday from a recent survey by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies showing that 53-percent of workers expect to work beyond age 65 and 13-percent say they don’t plan to retire at all. That data begs another question: how long can workers realistically expect to stay on the job? In the same survey, when asked what age might be considered “too old to work,” more […]

  • Defending Nathan’s Famous champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for an 11th time. JOEY CHESTNUT HAS DONE IT AGAIN! pic.twitter.com/YcEgw5VGo8 — ESPN (@espn) July 4, 2018 Miki Sudo held onto her title as the top women’s competitor at the annual Brooklyn eat-off, chomping 37 franks and buns to […]

  • Under-application requires higher SPF in sunscreen, according to new study

    For years, there has been debate about whether using sunscreen over SPF 50 really makes a difference. Now a new study suggests you may want to go higher for better protection. Some people find choosing a sunscreen overwhelming with so many options. Now a new research suggests higher SPF sunscreens may be your best bet to avoid sunburn. A recent study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that SPF 100 was more protective than SPF 50. […]

  • Thousands of people are eligible to collect $1,200 in Do Not Call Registry lawsuit against Dish Network

    Thousands of people who got a telemarketing call for Dish Network in 2010 or 2011 may be able to collect $1,200 per call. If you think that sounds too good to be true, you’re not alone. Lawyers say they are having trouble convincing people to sign up to get the money they’re owed from the $61 million class-action lawsuit over sales pitches to people on the national Do Not Call Registry. There’s been a 120 percent increase in complaints about violations […]

  • Authorities name the Puerto Rican airmen killed in the military plane crash in Georgia, including one Madison resident

    (CNN) — Puerto Rico’s National Guard on Thursday identified the nine airmen killed a day earlier when an aging cargo plane nosedived into a Georgia highway. The WC-130 plane, from the 156th Airlift Wing on the island, was flying from Savannah to Tucson, Arizona, when it crashed shortly after takeoff. “Taking care of our fallen airmen’s families and loved ones is our top priority,” said Brig. Gen. Isabelo Rivera, adjutant general of the Puerto Rico National Guard. The pilot was identified […]