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JetBlue offers to fly police to NYPD officer funerals

cbsnews.com — JetBlue Airways ( JBLU) is offering free flights to two officers from any U.S. law enforcement agency who wish to attend the funerals of slain New York City policemen Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. The carrier, which is based in New York, said it is also offering flights at no charge to the families of the murdered officers.
Dec 24, 2014

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Dec 24, 2014

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Flashback: Hacker interrupts HBO's film in 1986

cbsnews.com — Long before "The Guardians of Peace" ever claimed to have hacked into Sony Pictures and threatened the release of "The Interview," there was a hacker by the name of "Captain Midnight." In the video above, former CBS News correspondent Joan Snyder tells the story of the day HBO's showing of "The Falcon and the Snowman" was suddenly interrupted.

Caramel apples recalled due to listeria concerns

cbsnews.com — WASHINGTON -- A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to an outbreak of the deadly bacteria.
Dec 25, 2014

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As drones are gifted, the FAA issues a warning

cbsnews.com — WASHINGTON -- These quirky robotic flying machines may be the gift of the season. Manufacturers say they've sold 200,000 new unmanned aerial vehicles. While hobbyists are thrilled, the FAA is worried about a burgeoning fleet of personal drones flying into increasingly crowded skies.

CDC lab worker may have been exposed to Ebola

cbsnews.com — A mishap at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta may have exposed a lab worker to to the Ebola virus. The CDC said the incident happened after an Ebola sample researchers were working on in a high-security lab was mistakenly transferred to a lower-security lab on the CDC campus.

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' most overpaid actors list

cbsnews.com — Forbes has come up with its list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, and Adam Sandler has earned the top "honor" for the second consecutive year. The magazine also placed Johnny Depp and Tom Hanks on the list, which was released Tuesday.

Tempers flare after cop shoots suspect dead near Ferguson

cbsnews.com — A large, angry crowd gathered Tuesday night after a Berkeley, Missouri police officer shot a suspect to death at a gas station. Berkeley is roughly two miles from Ferguson, where a white cop fatally shot black teen Michael Brown in August, setting off large-scale protests. St. Louis County police Sgt.
Dec 24, 2014

RT @CBSEveningNews: Violent protests break out in the St. Louis area after a police officer shoots man who pointed gun at him: cbsn.ws/1wFzfT6

Dec 24, 2014

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​Battle of the Santa trackers

cbsnews.com — NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) has been following Santa's every move since the winter of 1955. Google got into the tracking game much later, starting its Santa surveillance in 2004 and only building a dedicated site two years ago. Unsurprisingly, the two handle the job very differently.

"Public outrage had an impact" on Sony's decision to release "The Interview"

cbsnews.com — CBS News contributor and Republican strategist Frank Luntz joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the strategy behind Sony's release of the controversial movie that prompted cyberattacks and threats to moviegoers.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

cbsnews.com — HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized Tuesday night, a spokesman said. Mr. Bush's office said in a statement the 90-year-old "was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution after experiencing a shortness of breath earlier this evening."

Christmas Eve shooting at Louisiana shopping mall leaves 1 dead

cbsnews.com — GRETNA, La. -- Authorities say "bedlam" broke out at a suburban New Orleans shopping mall after a man was shot and killed inside a store on Christmas Eve. CBS affiliate WWL in New Orleans reported the shooting happened about 4:21 p.m.

DC's panda cub Bao Bao, startled by "hot wire," hides in tree

cbsnews.com — WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she's doing fine after spending the night in a tree. Members of the public can watch a live feed online of the zoo's pandas.
Dec 24, 2014

RT @CBSEveningNews: Baby panda Bao Bao at the @Nationalzoo spent the night in a tree after being startled: cbsn.ws/1wGJQ08 pic.twitter.com/24ReJKAHAi

States move closer to taxing you by how far you drive

cbsnews.com — How would you feel about being taxed for every mile you drive? With gas tax revenues falling, at least 18 states have given some consideration to taxing motorists by how far they drive. And next year a pilot program in Oregon will help measure the feasibility of such a tax.

Did the FBI get it wrong on North Korea?

Dec 24, 2014

RT @MichaelKelleyBI: Cybersecurity firm Norse says Sony "was essentially nuked from the inside" & hack wasn't master-minded by North Korea …

Dec 24, 2014

Expert suggests Sony ex-employee named Lena could be connected to hack, questions N. Korea tie cbsnews.com/news/did-the-f…

Dec 24, 2014

So yeah, now a lot of experts are saying the Sony hack was not North Korea but rather an inside job. 'Red herrings.' cbsnews.com/news/did-the-f…

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D.C. "Pajama Lady" helps kids in need on Christmas

LAPD chief: Song mocking Michael Brown under investigation

cbsnews.com — GLENDALE, Calif. -- A video of a song parody mocking the deadly officer-involved shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown has surfaced, CBS Los Angeles reports, and the chief of the LAPD says the department is investigating.
Dec 24, 2014

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Dec 24, 2014

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GPS ankle bracelets used to track immigrants caught at border

cbsnews.com — WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets. Immigration and Customs Enforcement earlier this month launched a program to give GPS devices to some parents caught crossing the Mexican border illegally with their children in Texas' Rio Grande Valley.

Concerns grow over listeria outbreak in caramel apples

cbsnews.com — Five days after federal health officials blamed a deadly listeria outbreak on pre-packaged caramel apples, the first lawsuit has been filed by the family of one of the victims, and a major supermarket chain has pulled the product from its shelves.

White Christmas expected for Hawaii mountains

cbsnews.com — HONOLULU -- A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate above 11,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Dec 24, 2014

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