NJ Woman Beaten, Sexually Assaulted At Gunpoint, Police Say

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey authorities are searching for a man accused of beating and sexually assaulting a 36-year-old woman Sunday evening. Police say the woman was walking on Harper Avenue in Highland Park when the suspect confronted her at gunpoint and forced her into the basement of a nearby apartment building. Once inside, police say the man, ...

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For The Fourth Day In A Row, Chicago Breaks Record For Warmth

CHICAGO (CBS) — So much for the groundhog’s forecasting prowess. For the fourth day in a row, Chicago has set a record for warmth in February, a trend that easily could continue the next couple days. Monday afternoon, the city’s official temperature reached 67 degrees at O’Hare International Airport, breaking the previous Feb. 20 record of 64 set in 1930. ...

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FPL Accelerates Plans To Add Solar Power

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Many experts contend that solar energy is the future of consumer power in the United States. Florida’s largest electric utility intends to double its solar-energy plans for the coming year, leading solar proponents to praise the announcement — and say they would like to see more. A month after outlining plans to build four solar ...

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Hilarious Love Song Lip Sync Video Goes Viral

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis couple created a hilarious lip sync video for Valentine’s Day with nearly two dozen love songs, and it quickly went viral. Kristin and Danny Adams have been married for eight years and have two kids, ages 6 and 3, according to CBS4Indy.com. Danny and Kristin posted their first lip sync video in June ...

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Penn State and Oklahoma are off to hot recruiting starts

Welcome to The Crootletter (sign up to get this in your inbox every morning!), SB Nation’s daily college football recruiting newsletter. SB Nation spent the weekend in Orlando for the Nike Opening Regional Camp, and will have much more on Florida’s top prospects in the coming days. Let’s get caught up on all the weekend’s news. Penn State currently has ...

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President tweets further criticism of Sweden

West Palm Beach (AP) – President Donald Trump is tweeting further criticism of Sweden’s immigration policies. The president tweeted Monday that: “The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!” People in Sweden have been scratching their heads since Trump suggested during a rally Friday that some sort of incident ...

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Police Officer Killed, Second Officer and Suspect Injured During Shooting in Whittier

WHITTIER — One Whittier police officer has died and another officer was wounded in a shooting that also left a male “suspect” injured Monday morning, authorities said. The shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. in the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street in Whittier, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The two police officers and the suspect were ...

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Tacos, Tequila & Margaritas Festival is coming to Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A new festival will have tacos from some of the best restaurants in Indianapolis this summer. The Tacos, Tequila & Margaritas Festival is hosted by The Pavilion at Pan Am on June 24 and includes a taco eating contest, margarita sampling, giveaways and music including a DJ and mariachi bands. According to Cebronica Scott, one of the ...

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Jared Odrick hits free agency after release from Jaguars

The move saves Jacksonville $8.5 million. The Jacksonville Jaguars have released defensive end Jared Odrick two years into his five-year, $42.5 million contract, according to Odrick’s agent, David Canter. Odrick, a first round pick by the Dolphins in the 2010 draft, spent his first five seasons in Miami. He racked up 16.5 sacks over four seasons of consistent play. He ...

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Thousands Attend ‘Not My Presidents Day’ Rally In Columbus Circle

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Thousands of people across the country are attending what’s being billed as “Not My Presidents Day” rallies, including one in Columbus Circle outside the Trump International Hotel. Stretching back several blocks, crowds gathered Monday on Central Park West to protest President Donald Trump’s policies. Some demonstrators waved signs reading things like, “Reject hate,” “Dump Trump” and ...

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Father and son killed when trucks collide head-on in Alabama

BANKSTON, Alabama — A father and son in Alabama were killed in a most unthinkable way — they crashed into each other in a head-on collision. Jeffrey Morris Brasher and his son Austin Blaine Brasher of Bankston, Alabama, died early Saturday morning. Jeffrey Brasher was driving a 2006 Ford pickup and his son was driving a 2004 Chevrolet truck when ...

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‘His Name Will Not Go In Vain’: Father Of Slain 6-Year-Old King Carter

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s been one year since 6-year-old King Carter was shot and killed in the crossfire of a shootout in the apartment complex where he lived. His family, devastated by the loss, has thrown himself into a campaign against the gun violence that took his only son. Santonio Carter, who won’t call this day an anniversary because ...

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Report: Jets Tampered With Darrelle Revis Using Private Cell Phones, Leaving No ‘Paper Trails’

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Public confidence in investigations led by the NFL is falling at a perpetual rate. And with good reason. On Monday, the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta provided the latest example why. According to Mehta, the tampering committed by the Jets which we all believed to be one simple public statement from team owner Woody Johnson ...

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How To Properly Clean And Store Luggage

By Randy Yagi Whether you’re a frequent traveler or a casual vacationer, chances are your luggage has picked up some dirt and grime and handled by everyone from airport employees to Uber drivers. Along the way, your luggage may have also picked up plenty of unwanted guests, e.g. viruses and bacteria. While your reliable luggage can be professionally cleaned, the ...

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10th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup Announced

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Roots have announced the lineup for their 10th annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. For a decade, the legendary Roots crew have gathered the latest and greatest artists of today’s music scene for their annual takeover of Festival Pier better known as The Roots picnic. Youngest Sibling Is The Funniest, Study Shows  Pharrell backed by The Roots ...

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13-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By SUV In Streamwood

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 13-year-old boy was fatally struck by an SUV Sunday night in northwest suburban Streamwood. Ronald Guidry was crossing Irving Park Road near Sunnydale Boulevard about 7:40 p.m. when he was struck by a Chevrolet Suburban heading east, according to Streamwood police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Guidry, of Streamwood, was taken to St. Alexius ...

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IMPD investigating person shot on city’s northeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting near 38th Street and Butler Avenue. IMPD was called out to the 3900 block of Butler Avenue just after 1:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the victim is currently “critical but stable.” #BREAKING: #IMPD working a person shot in the 3900 blk. of Butler Ave. Person shot is critical ...

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Long Beach City Council To Vote On Boardwalk Alcohol Sales

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A plan to sell booze from boardwalk businesses is all the talk in Long Beach — but will it be allowed? More: Waterfront Restaurants On Long Island | Best Beaches Near NYC Supporters argue that allowing alcohol to be served at some food service concession stands along the famed Long Beach boardwalk would be good for ...

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Former Hermitage football standout arrested on heroin charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former Hermitage football star was arrested, along with other current and former University of Charleston student athletes, late Saturday night at a motel in Charleston, according to WSAZ. Kaimire Hodge, Juan Morgan, Justin Hall and Nicholas Covington were arrested by Charleston police officers Saturday on drug charges. Hodge, a defensive back and wide receiver, graduated from ...

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One Person Dead In Head-On Crash In Westmoreland County

NORTH HUNTINGDON TWP. (KDKA) — One person is dead after a head-on collision in Westmoreland County. North Huntingdon Police say it happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday on Route 993 near Southside Drive. Investigators say a Honda Civic was traveling west on Route 993 when it crossed over the center line and struck a Ford F350 pickup truck. Join The Conversation On ...

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It’s A Working President’s Day Holiday For Trump

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – President Donald Trump spent most of the President’s Day holiday at his Mar-a-Lago estate, but it wasn’t exactly a day off. The president was reportedly focused on replacing Obamacare and finding a new National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump is expected to unveil a new immigration and travel ban this week. ...

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Coroner’s Office IDs 2 Children Killed in Victorville Crash

Two children who died after a multivehicle car crash in Victorville over the weekend have been identified by the San Bernardino County coroner’s office. Pedro Basua Jr., left, and Teresa Basua, right, are seen in photos posted on a GoFundMe account set up for the family’s behalf. Pedro Basua Jr., 12, and Teresa Basua, 10, both of Adelanto, sustained “traumatic” injuries ...

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Study: LA Has World’s Worst Traffic

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  — A new study has confirmed what many Los Angeles residents already know: we have the worst traffic in the world. LA drivers spend more time stuck in traffic during peak hours than do drivers in any other city on Earth, according to the study, released by traffic research firm INRIX. Angelenos spent an average of about 104 hours stuck ...

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Russia’s Ambassador To The United Nations Dies Suddenly In NYC At 64

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — Russian officials say its ambassador to the United Nations has died suddenly in New York City. Vitaly Churkin was 64. Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told The Associated Press that Churkin became ill in his office at Russia’s U.N. mission and was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, where he died Monday. His cause of death ...

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Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Ambassador To United Nations, Dies In NYC At 64

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at the mission, Russian officials said. Churkin, 64, was rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York, where he died, Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told The Associated Press. His cause of death wasn’t immediately known. Churkin had ...

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