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  • Family, Friends Gather To Remember Mother Killed On Southwest Airlines Flight

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (CBS/AP) — Family and friends gathered Sunday (April 22) to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair. Nearly a thousand people attended the evening service for Jennifer Riordan, the Albuquerque Journal reported . The service was held at Popejoy Hall on the University of New Mexico campus, her alma mater. “We appreciate the outpouring of support from the community. It truly touches our hearts,” the Riordan family wrote […]

  • Researchers Say Facebook Doesn’t Curb Hate Speech In Developing Countries

    NEW YORK (CBSNews) — A new report outlines the fatal effects of Facebook’s newsfeed in developing countries where misinformation and hate speech allegedly fuel real-world attacks — and the Silicon Valley titan is accused of doing nothing to ease the tensions. The New York Times writes that in Sri Lanka “local media are displaced by Facebook and governments find themselves with little leverage over the company” when users are caught up in online anger. For months, the paper has tracked riots and lynchings […]

  • Sen. Tom Cotton On North Korea

    WASHINGTON (KFSM/CBS) — Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton spoke on national television Sunday (April 22)  giving his thoughts about North Korea’s promise to suspend nuclear-and long-range missile testing programs. Sen. Cotton, a guest on CBS’ Face the Nation,  said he welcomes the announcement — but is also skeptical of it. He’s a vocal supporter of President Trump and said the decision is easily reversible, but also questioned why the country didn’t make a similar announcement about its medium-and short-range missile programs. Despite his […]

  • ‘Austin Powers’ Actor Verne Troyer Dies At 49

    (CBS) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role in the “Austin Powers” movies, died Saturday, his family said in a statement. He was 49. “It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” the statement said. “Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform […]

  • NFL Releases 2018 Regular Season Schedule

    Full slate released for all 32 teams

  • Starbucks Employee’s 911 Call Released After Controversial Arrest Of 2 Black Men

    PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police have released a recording of a 911 call from the Starbucks employee that led to the controversial arrests of two black men at one of its stores. The incident last week has sparked protests and calls for a boycott on social media, and the company has made repeated apologies. In the April 12 recording, a woman is heard saying, “Hi, I have two gentlemen in my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave.” She gives the […]

  • Amazon Goes Global And Is Teaming With Best Buy

    NEW YORK – Amazon (AMZN) has cut a deal to sell voice-controlled TVs at Best Buy, the latest attempt by the online retailer to get its burgeoning suite of tech products out where people can see and touch them. Best Buy already sells the Amazon Kindle and other gadgets, but the deal announced Wednesday makes the electronics retailer the only other place where you can walk in and buy a TV powered by Amazon’s Fire TV software. Investors seemed to like […]

  • New Info In Copter Crash That Killed U.S. Honeymooners

    CANBERRA, Australia — A pilot saw an engine malfunction warning signal moments before his helicopter crashed on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef last month, killing a honeymooning couple from Hawaii and injuring a Colorado couple, a crash investigation reported on Wednesday. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its preliminary report on the cause of the crash northeast of the Hamilton Island tourist resort on March 21 that killed Peter Hensel, 79, and his 65-year-old wife, Sue, who had married in December. They were heading […]

  • Tammie Jo Shults, pilot of Southwest flight with blown engine, praised for “nerves of steel”

    PHILADELPHIA —  Tammie Jo Shults, the Southwest Airlines pilot who made an emergency landing Tuesday after the jet apparently blew an engine, got hit by shrapnel and lost a window, is being praised for her “nerves of steel” in helping to prevent a far worse tragedy after the catastrophe killed one passenger and left seven others hurt. Shults was at the controls of the Dallas-bound Flight 1380 when it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, said her husband, Dean Shults. The twin-engine Boeing […]

  • Hart Family Crash: Body Found In Ocean After SUV Plunge ID’d As Ciera Hart, 12

    WESTPORT, Calif. — A body found 10 days ago in the Pacific Ocean has been identified as missing girl Ciera Hart, one of the six siblings authorities believe was riding in an SUV when her adoptive mother allegedly drove the family off a northern California cliff. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday the body found in the surf near Westport April 7 was identified as Ciera, 12, through DNA analysis due to the condition of the body. The office initially said the […]

  • Diamonds From Meteorite May Be From Lost Planet, Study Says

    BERLIN — Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday. Researchers from Switzerland, France and Germany examined diamonds found inside the Almahata Sitta meteorite and concluded they were most likely formed by a proto-planet at least 4.55 billion years ago. The diamonds in the meteorite, which crashed in Sudan’s Nubian Desert in October 2008, have tiny crystals inside them […]

  • Amateur Duo Finds Buried Treasure Of Medieval King Harald Bluetooth

    A medieval treasure trove that belonged to the legendary King Harald Bluetooth — the Danish ruler who inspired the name for Bluetooth technology — was recently unearthed on a German island by a 13-year-old and an amateur archaeologist, according to news sources. The duo made the unexpected discovery while hunting for riches with metal detectors on Rügen, Germany’s largest island, in the Baltic Sea. When a silvery glint caught their eye, they thought it was a piece of tin foil, […]