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    Good News Spicy Food Lovers: You Might Live Longer

    Like spicy foods? If so, science has some good news for you: Eating hot chili peppers may help you live longer. A new study, published in PLoS ONE, found that consumption of hot red chili peppers was associated with a 13 percent lower risk of death. The research is observational, so no cause and effect relationship can be established. Still, the authors say the study strengthens the growing body of evidence that spicy food may have protective health properties that […]

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    Phoenix’s Proposed “Shoot A Snake” Bill Causing Controversy

    PHOENIX – The shaking of a rattlesnake’s tail is as integral to the experience of the American Western desert as cacti and drought, unless you live in a city built there. Residents of Phoenix are debating how to deal with the poisonous reptiles and other vermin they sometimes find in their midst. CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO reports proposed House Bill 2021 would allow citizens to shoot snakes as well as rodents within city limits, so long as people are using […]

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    Third Wave Of Freezing Rain Hits Central U.S.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS News) — A third wave of sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that some meteorologists began acknowledging fell short of dire forecasts. Much of the region remained under an ice storm warning on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as stretches continued getting pelted by rain, often in areas where temperatures hovered around freezing. The freeze made roads harrowing. In Kansas near Kansas City, two […]

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    MLK Day And Lee’s Birthday Debate Heats Up Again In Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) — The debate over separating the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday from the Arkansas state holiday honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee will flare again in 2016, especially ahead of this year’s celebrations on Jan. 18. Civil rights leaders have been joined by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) in calling for a split while traditionalists hope to avoid what they see as a diminished celebration of the Confederate general. “They want to downgrade Robert E. Lee’s birthday,” said Danny […]

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    3,391 Firearms Discovered In Carry-On Bags In 2016, TSA Says

    NEW YORK (CBSNews) — A record number of firearms was discovered in carry-on bags in the U.S. in 2016, the Transportation Security Administration says. In total, 3,391 firearms were found in carry-on bags at TSA checkpoints across the country — averaging more than nine per day and amounting to a 28 increase in firearm discoveries from 2015, when 2,653 were discovered, the TSA said in a blog post on Thursday. Eight-three percent of firearms found at TSA checkpoints last year — or […]

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    WWE Legend Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Dies At Age 73, Days After Charges Dropped

    (CBS SPORTS) — James Snuka, better known as wrestling legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, has died at age 73, according to his daughter Tamina Snuka (real name Sarona), who made the announcement through Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and then posted about it on her Instagram account. Jimmy Snuka had been battling stomach cancer and was given six months to live in December. He was also supposedly suffering from dementia. Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the sad news that her […]

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    Bishop Eddie Long, Controversial And Influential Megachurch Leader Outside Atlanta, Dies Age 63

    ATLANTA (CBSNews) — The influential and controversial megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long has died at age 63, his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said. Long had been battling cancer for a long time, reports CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL. In a statement, the church said: “Bishop Long was known as one of the most influential faith leaders in the world. He stood strong as a Kingdom Builder, pioneering leader, and revolutionary mind changer. Long was a family man and spiritual leader who […]

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    Central Plains Hit With Deadly Ice Storm, Brace For More

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBSNews) — Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday (Jan. 14) with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing wintry weather expected to close out the holiday weekend. “Significant freezing rain across portions of the Central and Southern Plains may cause downed trees, power outages, and travel difficulties,” the National Weather Service said on Saturday (Jan. 14). “Freezing rain is expected to stretch from the Central U.S. into the Mid-Atlantic States this […]

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    18-Year-Old “Had An Inclination” She May Have Been Kidnapped, Sheriff Says

    WALTERBORO, S.C. (CBSNews) — Neighbors knew them for years as a church-going mother and her polite teenage daughter before police swarmed Gloria Williams’ home in this small, quiet South Carolina city. Williams, 51, was arrested on kidnapping charges. Then came the real shocker: Police identified the victim as the 18-year-old woman Williams had raised as her daughter. Investigators said DNA analysis proved she had been stolen as an infant from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. “She wasn’t an abused child […]

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    Polish Gov’t Welcomes U.S. Troops; Defense Chief Says “We Waited For Decades”

    WARSAW, Poland (CBSNews) — Polish leaders welcomed U.S. troops to their country Saturday (Jan. 14), with the defense minister expressing gratitude for their arrival and calling it the fulfillment of a dream Poles have had for decades. The ceremony in the western Polish town of Zagan comes some 23 years after the last Soviet troops left Poland. It marks a new historic moment — the first time Western forces are being deployed on a continuous basis to NATO’s eastern flank. The move […]

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    Woman Died From Superbug Resistant To All Available Antibiotics In U.S.

    ATLANTA (CBSNews) — A Nevada woman has died from an infection resistant to all available antibiotics in the United States, public health officials report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the woman’s condition was deemed incurable after being tested against 26 different antibiotics. Though this isn’t the first case of pan-resistant bacteria in the U.S., at this time it is still uncommon. Still, experts note that antibiotic resistance is a growing health concern globally and call the newly reported […]

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    Powder Falls From Alaska Airlines Plane Vent, Triggers Emergency Response

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (CBSNews) —  A de-icing agent known as glycol is thought to be responsible for a hazardous materials incident that sent a flight-crew member to a hospital Thursday (Jan. 12) evening on a plane that landed in San Jose, California, CBS San Francisco station KPIX-TV reports. Flight attendants in a front galley on Alaska Airlines Flight 322 saw a light powdery substance coming out of a vent in the ceiling. Two of them said they didn’t feel well and […]