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  • Suspect Named In Kidnapping Of Jayme Closs, Murders Of Her Parents

    The nearly three-month long search for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs is over as the mystery over what happened to her and her parents deepens. The Barron County Sheriff’s Office said Jayme was found alive Thursday afternoon (Jan. 10) in Gordon, Wisconsin, about 65 miles north of where she went missing from her home in Barron. The Barron and Douglas Counties’ sheriff’s offices held a press conference Friday morning detailing the case. They announced that Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, of Gordon, Wisc., was arrested on […]

  • Rare Penny Found In Cafeteria Change Could Sell For Over $1 Million Dollars

    (CBS) — A rare coin a teen received from his school cafeteria could fetch well over $1 million at auction. The penny was produced accidentally in 1943, according to Heritage Auctions, where aspiring buyers are bidding on the coin. The penny was created after “a small number of bronze planchets was caught in the trap doors of the mobile tote bins used to feed blanks into the Mint’s coin presses at the end of 1942,” according to the auction house. Those […]

  • Mother Says Her Son Couldn’t Afford His Insulin — Now He’s Dead

      The drug industry is starting the New Year by hiking the costs on hundreds of prescription medications despite pressure from President Trump. A group that tracks drug costs said about 60 companies increased the price on almost 300 medications. The price of insulin, a life-saving drug for diabetics, tripled between 2002 and 2013. Since 2008 three of the top makers raised the list price of insulin at least 10 times. Now, the state of Minnesota is taking action by suing three […]

  • President Trump Signs Bills Holding VA Accountable For Delayed GI Bill Payments

    (CBS) — President Trump on Thursday signed into law the second of two bills meant to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable for an IT failure that delayed payments to thousands of veterans under the Forever GI Bill. The White House said the president signed the Forever GI Bill Housing Payment Fulfillment Act into law on Thursday, establishing a team to audit housing payments made to veterans and identify those affected by the delay. Another bill, the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, included […]

  • Beware Of Growing Scam Involving Gift Cards

    Best Buy and AARP are joining forces to warn about a growing scam: imposters posing as a loved one, or even the IRS, and demanding gift cards be used for services rendered. The Federal Trade Commission said the number of these reported scams has jumped 270 percent over the last three years. Trinidad Gonzalez is still trying to face the fact that scammers preyed on her emotions to pad their pockets, reports CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil. About three months ago, she […]

  • What To Know Before Signing Up For A ‘Risk-Free’ Trial

    A new report from the Better Business Bureau warns “risk-free” trials may sound enticing, but are often scams. According to the bureau, consumers can be misled into auto-enroll subscriptions and get billed month after month, often without ever knowing. Americans have lost close to $1.3 billion in the past decade in these schemes. CBS News correspondent Anna Werner met a woman outside Chicago who fell victim to an ad with a phony endorsement from the popular TV show “Shark Tank.” […]

  • Family Searching For Blind Woman From Michigan, Reported Missing In Peru

    (CBS News) — The State Department is investigating the mysterious disappearance of a blind Michigan woman who was reported missing in Peru. Carla Valpeoz was last seen a week ago while traveling near the historic city of Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains. Valpeoz’s family says she was in Peru for a wedding and planned to return to Detroit last Saturday, but she missed her flight home and hasn’t been heard from in more than a week. Carlos López has […]

  • Elon Musk, Gayle King Test Drive Tunnel He Hopes Will Solve Traffic Problem

    (CBS News) — From electric cars to spacecraft, tech titan Elon Musk is widely known as an industry disrupter, and as of Wednesday, he’s officially in the tunnel business. Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Musk unveiled the very first tunnel in what he hopes will become a network of underground highways. The first tunnel runs between the headquarters of Musk’s SpaceX company and a parking lot behind a shuttered business a little over a mile away. It’s only for testing purposes and […]

  • Mother In Viral Video Where New York Police Yank Toddler From Her Arms Speaks Out

    NEW YORK (CBS) — A mother who had her toddler yanked from her arms by New York police in a widely seen video said in an interview published Sunday that she went into “defense mode.” “In my head, I told myself they’re not going to let me leave,” Jazmine Headley told The New York Times. “I was so afraid. I was combative with my thoughts.” The video captured the chaotic scene that unfolded Dec. 7 as officers tried to remove Headley from a crowded Brooklyn […]

  • Boston Tea Party Reenacted For 245th Anniversary

    BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Tea was once again thrown into Boston Harbor to mark the 245th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. “By order of his majesty George III I command you and your men to occupy this town!” one reenactor shouted to kick off the event. Sunday was the anniversary of the protest during which colonists protesting taxation without representation threw British tea into Boston Harbor in what is considered a pivotal event that led to the American Revolution. The Old South Meeting House […]

  • CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million After She Accused “Bull” Star Michael Weatherly Of Harassment

    CBS confirms it paid a secret $9.5 million settlement to an actress this year after she accused the star of the hit show “Bull” of harassment. Eliza Dushku was written off CBS’ “Bull” after she confronted Michael Weatherly about his behavior, according to a new report in the New York Times. The Times said when Dushku appeared on “Bull” last year, there were “well-developed plans” to make her a full-time cast member, but those plans allegedly ended after she came […]

  • Trump Was In Room When Michael Cohen Discussed Hush Money Deals, Sources Confirm

    New information ties President Trump to his campaign’s efforts to silence women who claim they had sex with him more than a decade ago. CBS News sources confirm the president was in the room when his then-attorney Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed paying hush money in August of 2015, reports CBS News’ Weijia Jiang. Cohen pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws in connection with hush money payments. In an interview with ABC News, Cohen said the hush money payments […]