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US Health Officials Cancel Climate Change Conference; Don’t Say Why

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter NEW YORK (CBSMaimi/AP) — Top health officials in the U.S. canceled a conference on climate change and health next month but aren’t saying why. But a co-sponsor was told by the Centers for Disease and Prevention that the agency was worried how the conference would be viewed by the Trump administration. The incoming administration did not ask or ...

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Route 70 In Cherry Hill Closed In Both Directions Due To Down Wires

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — The Nor’easter battering New Jersey is creating a mess on the roadways. Route 70 on South Birchwood Drive in Cherry Hill has been closed in both directions due to down wires. Cherry Hill Police say a snapped telephone pole strewn wires across the roadway. Route 70 will be temporarily closed in both directions between Springdale and ...

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Shattered Windows, Bacon Placed At Davis Mosque Investigated As Hate Crime

DAVIS (KCBS) – Authorities are investigating a hate crime after a surveillance camera captured a woman shattering windows and placing strips of uncooked bacon on a door handle of a Davis mosque. The vandalism was discovered yesterday at the Islamic Center of Davis. Muslims are prohibited from eating pork products and the Davis Police Department calls the attack a hate ...

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Senate rejects bill targeting protesters who remain at scene

RICHMOND – The Virginia Senate on Monday rejected a bill to increase the penalty for protesters who remain at the scene of a riot or unlawful assembly after being told to leave. The legislation, proposed by Sen. Richard Stuart, R-Westmoreland, was defeated on a 14-26 vote, as several Republicans joined Democrats in opposing it. The American Civil Liberties Union said ...

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Bush Ready To Leave Intensive Care, Wife Barbara Goes Home

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, doctors said Monday. His wife, Barbara, has been discharged from the same facility after completing treatment for bronchitis. The 92-year-old former president was struggling to breathe when he was admitted to the Houston ...

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Tiger Returns To Riviera Where PGA Tour Career Began

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter LOS ANGELES (CBSMiami/AP) — The lion may be the king of the jungle, but the king of golf since the new millennium began has always been a Tiger. It appears that the king has returned. Tiger Woods is roaring into the new year, preparing to play four times in five weeks in his return to the PGA Tour ...

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Revenue department encourages e-filing as tax season opens

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service opened the 2017 individual income tax filing season and began processing individual income tax returns Monday. According to a press release from the revenue department electronic filing of returns is encouraged based on the following advantages. Faster refunds – e-filed returns are processed in 14 days, while ...

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Man bites ear off another man during argument about Trump

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a man bit the ear off another man in Pittsburgh as they argued about President Donald Trump. The 30-year-old victim was bitten at his apartment at around 6:45 a.m. Monday in the city’s East Liberty neighborhood after a verbal argument turned physical. He ran to a gas station for help. Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer says ...

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Sprint buys 33% of Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service

Jay Z’s got 99 problems, but finding a partner for his streaming music service ain’t one. Sprint has agreed to acquire 33% of Jay Z’s Tidal as part of a partnership that will give the carrier’s customers access to the app’s exclusive music content. NEW YORK — Jay Z’s got 99 problems, but finding a partner for his streaming music ...

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Winderman On Whiteside: “He’s Going To Be Here For A Long Time”

Miami Heat beat writer for the Sun Sentinel, Ira Winderman joined the Big O Show on 560 WQAM to discuss the Heat’s 3-game winning streak. They also talk about Monday’s matchup against the league-leading Golden State Warriors, the future of the Heat and the Jimmy Butler-to-Miami trade rumors. On James Johnson and Dion Waiters- “I would trade them away as ...

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Coolest looking firefighter jet-ski dolphin pack, saving lives

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) — Dubai’s latest innovation in firefighting will see firefighters soar into the air to put out fires in difficult places to reach, such as bridges or river banks. The Dubai Civil Defense released a video showing a firefighter approaching the scene of a fire by jet ski, and then being propelled into the air by the dolphin ...

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AP Source: Rangers, James Loney Agree To Minor League Deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) — James Loney, who provided the Mets with a solid presence at first base in Lucas Duda’s lengthy absence last season, has a new team. The free agent has agreed to a minor contract with the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal ...

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AP Source: Rangers, James Loney Agree To Minor League Deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) — James Loney, who provided the Mets with a solid presence at first base in Lucas Duda’s lengthy absence last season, has a new team. The free agent has agreed to a minor contract with the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal ...

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Citizens urge lawmakers to take politics out of redistricting

RICHMOND, Va. – Citizens demanding an end to gerrymandering packed a legislative subcommittee hearing Monday as lawmakers and members of the public all voiced concerns over the influence of politics on redistricting. Critics say the current system, in which the General Assembly redraws the boundaries for legislative districts, allows politicians to choose their constituents instead of the other way around. ...

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Traffic Camera Captures Avalanche Spilling Down Mountainside and Across Roadway in Utah

A Utah Department of Transportation traffic camera captured footage of an avalanche spilling down the mountainside and onto the roadway in Little Cottonwood Canyon Monday morning. The avalanche happened at 9:15 a.m. on SR-210 near mile post 8. John Gleason, spokesman for UDOT, said crews conducting avalanche control triggered 40 avalanches Monday morning, and seven of them covered the road ...

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Nor’Easter Causing Mass Transit Delays, Suspensions Across Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The powerful nor’easter making its way across the Tri-state area is causing massive headaches for commuters heading into the evening rush hour. Downed overhead wires east of Linden are wreaking havoc along NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor line, where service is suspended in both directions between New York Penn Station and Trenton. Amtrak has temporarily suspended service for the Northeast ...

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Nor’Easter Causing Mass Transit Delays, Suspensions Across Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The powerful nor’easter making its way across the Tri-state area is causing massive headaches for commuters heading into the evening rush hour. Downed overhead wires east of Linden are wreaking havoc along NJ TRANSIT’s Northeast Corridor line, where service is suspended in both directions between New York Penn Station and Trenton. Amtrak has temporarily suspended service for the Northeast ...

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Weather Alert: Complex Nor’easter On The Way

BOSTON (CBS) – Snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain, thunder, damaging wind, flooding…you name it, we got it. A multi-faceted, complex nor’easter on the way for tonight and Tuesday morning. Peak impact from storm will be from 8pm – 8am tonight. Heaviest precipitation and strongest wind will taper off by mid- late Tuesday morning. This one is truly all about location, ...

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Judge Throws Out Murder Conviction of Man Who Served 11 Years Behind Bars in Notorious Palmdale Killing of Teenager Michelle O’Keefe

A Los Angeles judge on Monday threw out the murder conviction of a man convicted of killing an 18-year-old in a Palmdale parking lot, ruling that new evidence seems to “undermine the entire prosecution case and point unerringly to innocence or reduced culpability.” Raymond Lee Jennings sits through a court hearing earlier this month. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles ...

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South Bend boy, 11, fatally struck trying to catch bus

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend police say an SUV fatally injured a boy crossing a street to catch a bus to school. Lt. Gene Eyster says 11-year-old Tristian Moore died from his injuries at a hospital following the accident about 7 a.m. Monday. He says the boy’s 5-year-old brother was with him at the time but wasn’t injured. ...

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Gingrich: Madonna should be arrested for White House remark

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Madonna “ought to be arrested” for telling the crowd at the women’s rights march in Washington that she’s “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” During an interview on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, Gingrich said Madonna is part of “an emerging left-wing fascism.” In a statement ...

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From The Vault: Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion In 1986

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — WCBS Newsradio 880 is celebrating 50 years of covering news in New York! To commemorate, the “From The Vault” series brings you a treasure trove of archival audio. Find more 50th anniversary special features here, and be sure to follow the station on Facebook and Twitter.  Photos: WCBS News Coverage Through The Years Listen back to excerpts of ...

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From The Vault: Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion In 1986

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — WCBS Newsradio 880 is celebrating 50 years of covering news in New York! To commemorate, the “From The Vault” series brings you a treasure trove of archival audio. Find more 50th anniversary special features here, and be sure to follow the station on Facebook and Twitter.  Photos: WCBS News Coverage Through The Years Listen back to excerpts of ...

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Samsung Blames Design Flaw & Manufacturing Problems For Note 7 Fires

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Samsung blames both a design flaw and other manufacturing problems for the massive recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. A Samsung executive apologized Monday as he detailed the results of the company’s investigation into what caused the smartphones to overheat and catch fire. Samsung says since it began the recall last September, 700 researchers worked ...

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Courtroom Evacuated After Outburst At Lawrence Murder Arraignment

LAWRENCE (CBS) — The arraignment of a suspect in the weekend murder of a Lawrence woman was interrupted by an outburst from one of the victim’s family members, the Essex District Attorney’s office said. Tony Ventura, 32 of Lawrence, was in court Monday morning, charged with first degree murder in the killing of his girlfriend, 32-year-old Maria Morton. Morton was ...

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Couple killed, truck driver charged in Fluvanna crash

FLUVANA COUNTY, Va. — A Virginia man, his wife, and mother-in-law were killed Monday morning in a crash near the Fluvanna-Buckingham County line. Roderick V. Manifold and his wife Demetria B. Manifold, both 69 of Lake Monticello, and Marion J. Brewer, 91, of Chesapeake, were all wearing their seat belts. “A tractor-trailer loaded with sand was traveling south on Route ...

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Boston To Study Municipal ID Card Plan

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston will consider a plan to issue municipal identification cards, an idea that other cities have used to help immigrants and the homeless. Mayor Marty Walsh said the city is seeking a consultant to study the feasibility of creating city ID cards that could be used to access the city’s services, banks and cultural ...

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