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  • California man has rare triple-organ transplant

    LOS ANGELES – This Father’s Day is especially meaningful for one California man. He’s alive thanks to a rare triple-organ transplant after a genetic health condition nearly killed him. Wayne Darrington takes nearly 30 pills a day to keep his body from rejecting 3 new organs. The 57-year old’s health issues started more than 20 years ago when he began having trouble breathing. His wife, Jennifer Darrington, says “When he would come home, it would take him 15, 20 minutes […]

  • Indiana school tests new school bus technology to improve overall safety

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (WTTV) – Reports across America say that 17 children have been killed in school bus loading and unloading accidents. Three of those children were killed in Indiana. Now, one central Indiana school district is experimenting with a new bus safety system to reduce the danger. Russ McQuaid got a look at the new technology and takes us inside. If only there had been a system like this….”Stop, get back.” on a school bus in Rochester last year when […]

  • Recycling starting to cost communities

    Recycling is good for the environment. But much of what people put in the recycling bin can’t actually be recycled. That’s become a costly problem. Communities across the country used to make money on recycling, but that changed when China stopped taking much of our paper, cardboard and plastic. Now, for the first time, places like Lowell, Massachusetts are paying to dispose of it. Gunther Wellenstein, recycling coordinator for Lowell, says the city could be on the hook for $500,000. […]

  • Missouri’s last abortion clinic says it may lose its license this week

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The last remaining abortion clinic in Missouri says it expects to be shut down this week, effectively ending legal abortion in the state. In a statement to be released later Tuesday, Planned Parenthood said Missouri’s health department is “refusing to renew” its annual license to provide abortion in the state. If the license is not renewed by May 31, Missouri would become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1973 when Roe v. Wade […]

  • Companies offer day care in the office to attract employees

    Imagine the convenience of dropping off your kids at a day care that is right at work. More companies are offering child care in the office as a benefit to attract and retain employees. There’s a daycare center called “Pepstart” at PepsiCo’s headquarters in Purchase, New York. 70 kids ranging in age from 6 months to 5 years old do yoga, play with blocks, and paint masterpieces at “Pepstart.” Matt Del Giudice works at PepsiCo and checks on his daughter, […]

  • Major companies starting to offer daycare at work

    Imagine the convenience of dropping your kids off at daycare – right at work. Working mother Jessica McKenzie doesn’t have to choose between spending hours behind her desk and making time for her three-year-old daughter, Haley. That’s because there’s a daycare center just feet from her office at PepsiCo’s headquarters in Purchase, New York. Initially, McKenzie saw Haley quite often. “When she first started, I’ll be quite honest, I came down here frequently – probably four or five times a […]

  • Fighter jet crashed into California Air Reserve base warehouse

    MORENO VALLEY, Ca. – Authorities confirm that a fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse at March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley, California according to CBS LA. Area firefighters requested a full hazardous materials response because the aircraft was reportedly loaded with ordnance. CBS LA reports that the pilot is believed to have ejected onto the airfield before the crash. The California Highway Patrol shut down the interstate near the area because of apparent concerns about explosions.

  • Drone Vehicles: The ride of the future?

    More and more, drones are being used in our everyday lives. Now, some companies are developing drone-based vehicles that could change the way we get around. Police in Dubai are training on their newest ride, a drone-based vehicle called a Hoverbike. Joseph Segura-Conn is with Hoversurf, the company behind the flying bikes. The company’s newest prototype is a handmade carbon fiber machine with toggles to control its direction and altitude. At 250 pounds, it’s capable of flying up to 15 […]

  • CBS News announces anchor changes at “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Evening News”

    Gayle King will be joined by Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil as co-hosts of “CBS This Morning,” and Norah O’Donnell has been named anchor and managing editor of “CBS Evening News,” CBS News announced Monday morning. O’Donnell will also be the lead anchor of political events for the network and continue as a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.” John Dickerson, currently a co-host in the morning, will shift roles to report for “60 Minutes” and contribute to election specials. The […]

  • Amazon bows to pressure to accept cash at its brick-and-mortar stores

    Amazon is being forced to rethink its policy of not accepting cash at its 42 brick-and-mortar stores as lawmakers from San Francisco to New York propose — and pass — legislation requiring that all retail establishments accept greenbacks. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to CBS MoneyWatch that “Amazon is working to accept cash at its stores.” The company offered no further details on the state of its plans. Businesses argue that cashless retail policies cut costs, speed transactions and protect workers […]

  • Ridesharing companies expand market to include unaccompanied children

    A handful of rideshares have emerged in recent years that are just for kids. After school, you’ll find 10-year-old Carter Tartisel at tutoring or the Boys and Girls Club. But sometimes the only way he can get to and from his activities is through a rideshare. Carter uses a company called HopSkipDrive. Miss B is one of the drivers. She says “It’s like an Uber, but for kids only.” Carter’s mom, Sandi Tartisel, says her son was having to miss […]

  • Muscle Shoals PD makes it to finals of Lip Sync to the Rescue special on CBS; Vote now to help them win!!

    The Muscle Shoals Police Department has made it to the finals of the #LipSyncChallenge competition for their viral lip sync and they need your help to win! Inspired by the recent viral video phenomenon #LipSyncChallenge, CBS announced a new one-hour entertainment special, Lip Sync to the Rescue, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, star of CBS’ hit comedy The Neighborhood, to be broadcast later this year on the CBS Television Network. Lip Sync to the Rescue is an interactive countdown special where viewers vote […]

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