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Chicago boy, 15, killed in south suburban Harvey shooting

A 15-year-old Chicago boy was fatally wounded Sunday morning in a shooting in south suburban Harvey, said officials.<p>Nicholas Campbell of the 5800 block of South King Drive, was shot multiple times in the 17100 block of South Halsted Street in Harvey, according to the Cook County medical examiner's …

Kate visits NYC kids; Prince William joins Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince William sat down with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday and unveiled an effort to curtail illegal …

Demonstrations, violence go on in Bay Area cities

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Protests in New York and Missouri have died down, but angry crowds in one California city famous for activism spent much of …

Garner Protests Bring NYC to Standstill

Protests that have erupted since a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner are now nationwide, but New York City is at the center of it all.<p>Protesters filed down avenues between lines of cars backed up for blocks. They stopped traffic on the broad …

Home of Sandy Hook shooter transferred to Newtown

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown has taken possession of the Colonial-style home where school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother in a deal with a …

White policeman kills unarmed black man in Arizona

Officer shot father of three after mistaking pill box in his pocket for a gun in another incident of police using lethal force against an unarmed black man<p>A white police officer shot dead a black man in Arizona when he mistook some pills for a gun, authorities said Thursday, amid protests in New …

Police helicopter finds huge swastika in bottom of pool in Brazil

Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.<p>One of their helicopters was assisting in a kidnapping investigation this week when officers spotted the symbol on a property in Pomerode, Brazil in the southern state …

Teacher Pulls 38 Children to Safety During Bus Fire on Florida Highway

A math teacher saved the lives of 38 schoolchildren when she pulled over the bus she was driving Wednesday morning moments before it erupted in flames, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Kristina Buhrman's quick actions allowed her to usher out the Polk County middle school students to safety before …

Middle School

A history of hating Dwight Howard

There are hated players in the NBA, and then there's Dwight Howard. From fans to NBA stars past and present, the league's best center can't catch a break. Where did this all come from?<p>It shouldn't be so rough for Dwight Howard. The Houston Rockets' big man with the massive shoulders and biceps, …

Anthony Davis Steals the Show in Kevin Durant's Return and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

Kevin Durant tallied 27 points in 30 minutes on Tuesday night in his first taste of action since returning from a foot fracture that had sidelined him since preseason tuneups in mid-October. But his solid season debut wasn't enough to avert yet another loss en route to the Oklahoma City Thunder's …

Basketball

Outage sends Detroit students home early

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said a power outage put city schools, firehouses, police stations, City Hall and Wayne State University in the dark Tuesday morning.<p>Speaking at a press conference, Duggan said power had been restored to about one third of the customers by 2 p.m. ET and that power probably …

Sheriff: Social media clues in 4 killings

A West Virginia man who fatally shot four people and then himself was apparently disappointed with people in his life, including his ex-girlfriend, Monongalia County Sheriff Kenneth "Al" Kisner told CNN on Tuesday.<p>On Monday, Jody Lee Hunt, 39, of Westover, killed his ex, a man she was having a …

Mystery of missing University of Texas brains solved

AUSTIN -- The mystery of the missing brains at the University of Texas<p>appeared solved Wednesday afternoon.<p>UT officials released a statement saying the 100 brains believed missing from a neuroscience lab were actually destroyed in 2002 as part of routine disposal of biological waste.<p>"We believe the …

2 children, 1 adult killed in Tennessee school buses crash

Three people, including two young girls, were killed when two school buses crashed in Knoxville, Tennessee, officials said Tuesday.<p>Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch told reporters the children on the bus were in kindergarten through third grade. An female aide on one bus was killed in the …

Florida State Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

Florida State University police shot and killed a gunman who had opened fire in the crowded university library around midnight. Three people were wounded.<p>Michael DeLeo, Tallahassee, Fla.'s chief of police, said the gunman appears to have acted alone.<p>"It will take not only hours but days to put all …

8-story-tall billboard to light up Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — The lights in Times Square are about to get a lot brighter.<p>A megascreen is set to light up Tuesday night in front of the Marriott Marquis hotel. It's billed as Times Square's biggest and most expensive digital billboard.<p>It's eight stories tall and runs the length of a football …

Lance Stephenson on Returning to Indiana Tonight: "I Think I'm Going to Get Booed"

Back in July, <b>Lance Stephenson</b> decided to sign a three-year, $27 million deal with the <b>Hornets</b> instead of re-signing with the <b>Pacers</b>. There were several …

Ex-NFL player who made $25 million quit football at age 29 to become a farmer

Five years later, after earning more than $25 million of that contract, Brown is a farmer who is helping to feed the hungry.<p>CBS News caught up with Brown in Louisburg, North Carolina, where he runs a 1,000-acre farm after learning how to grow crops on YouTube.<p>Brown was drafted 124th overall in 2005 …

Lava flow comes to standstill outside Hawaii town

Slow flowing lava from a volcano in Hawaii appears to have come to a standstill around the rural town of Pahoa.<p>The hot lava began bubbling out of a vent of the Kilauea volcano in June and has been moving at a rate of about four kilometres a month since then.<p>It burns everything in its path and last …

Search is on for Bad Breath Bandit as FBI gets creative with nicknames

A Northern California bank robber with an affinity for face masks could have been dubbed as the "SARS Bandit," the "Surgical Mask Bandit" or the "I Hate Smog Bandit."<p>But the FBI settled on the "Bad Breath Bandit" when they came up with a moniker for a bank robber who favors a white surgical …

Tech to show football game in concourse during men's hoops game

Tech to show football game in concourse during men's hoops game<p>Athletics department aiming to provide best of both worlds for Hokie fans<p><b>BLACKSBURG –</b> …

College Sports

Top-ranked Kentucky thumps No. 4 Kansas

Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and # 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out # 4 Kansas 72-40 in Tuesday night’s Champions Classic in Indianapolis.<p>The Wildcats (3-0) shot 43.1 percent from the field, but they were so good on defense that it didn’t matter. Kansas …

Kobe Bryant scored his 32,000th NBA point in the most Kobe Bryant way possible

There Kobe Bryant was, passing an NBA milestone, in the perfect Kobe way.<p>It was a clutch moment in the game between the Lakers and the Hawks, with the Lakers up by three with a little more than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Bryant got the ball at the elbow, then held…and held…and you …

Missouri executes man who killed gas station attendant | Reuters

(Reuters) - Missouri on Wednesday executed a Kansas City man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in front of the attendant’s stepdaughter during a robbery 20 years ago.<p>Missouri death row inmate Leon Vincent Taylor, 56, is seen in a picture released by the Missouri Department of Corrections …

Historic Snowstorm Buries Western New York, Kills 7

<b>Updated 1:30 a.m. ET Thursday:</b><p>Another 2 to 3 feet of snow is expected to fall in the Buffalo area by late Thursday. At least seven deaths in western New York have been blamed on the storm — at least four of them from heart attacks.<p><b>Original Post:</b><p>Driven by the lake effect, a massive snowstorm dumped …

Boy Scouts find human remains while hiking in Arizona | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Boy Scout troop from Utah discovered a skull and other human skeletal remains while hiking in Arizona and the local sheriff’s office is investigating, authorities said on Monday.<p>The grim find was made on Saturday in a remote northwestern part of the state known as the Arizona Strip, …

9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui claims Saudi involvement

From his cell in a maximum security prison, terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui is reviving old allegations and making new ones against al Qaeda and a handful of Saudi royals.<p>The 46-year old French national is claiming that Saudi Embassy officials were involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One to …

American tourist tries to ship Thai body parts

A parcel delivery company in Bangkok put three packages bound for the United States through a routine X-ray and made a startling discovery: preserved human parts, including a baby's head, a baby's foot and an adult heart.<p>The body parts were stolen from the medical museums of one of Bangkok's …