Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:21 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:21:41 GMT
(CNN) - A tongue-in-cheek controversy is threatening to sink the reputation of a beloved cereal icon. Cap'n Crunch may have a mutiny on his hands! A disgruntled sailor -- okay, a writer at foodbeast.comMore >>
A tongue-in-cheek controversy is threatening to sink the reputation of a beloved cereal icon. Cap'n Crunch may have a mutiny on his hands! A disgruntled sailor -- okay, a writer at foodbeast.com -- pointed out something fishy is up the cap'n's sleeve: three stripes!More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:18 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:18:23 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration says 51 people have suffered fiery deaths inMore >>
Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs and another recall on the Nap Nanny infant recliner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:41:31 GMT
(CNN) - A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloonsMore >>
A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloons into the stratosphere -- equipped with wireless technology that could create a truly global network.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-06-14 14:13:03 GMT
(CNN) - An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today. It's not a place you would expect to find an elephant, even a babyMore >>
An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today.More >>
Thursday, June 13 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-06-13 14:32:18 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. The social network wants to make it easier for users to find content already on Facebook and functionalMore >>
In today's What's Trending report, #Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. More >>
Wednesday, June 12 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-06-12 14:09:28 GMT
(CNN) - Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue fromMore >>
Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue from 2007 to 2012.More >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-06-11 13:50:52 GMT
(CBS) - Law enforcement from San Francisco and New York are holding a smartphone summit this week. They'll meet with representatives from Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft and urge them to create newMore >>
A smartphone summit gets underway this week to tackle the rise in gadget thefts and more than 300,000 Honda Odysseys are being added to a federal probe of faulty air bags.More >>
Monday, June 10 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-06-10 13:53:42 GMT
(CNN/KSDK) - A woman's chance of living at least five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer has gone up from 50% in the 1970's to 85%. But modern science doesn't get all the credit for the healing,More >>
A chair dubbed-- The Healing Chair-- helps seven women recover from cancer. The big brown recliner has been passed down by several ladies who were going through chemo and surgery.More >>
Saturday, June 8 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-06-09 03:48:40 GMT
(CNN) - An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday. Maybe you'll recognize her from appearances.More >>
An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday.
Thursday, June 6 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-06-06 18:16:46 GMT
(CNN) - In Entertainment News, Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized this morning. She's recovering after cutting one of her wrists. A family lawyer said Paris is physically fine. OneMore >>
Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized. More good news for Jennifer Love Hewitt, the actress is engaged.More >>
(CNN) - First came the heat, then killer storms, followed by more summer sizzle.
Millions of people across nine states were reeling without power Saturday to deal with thermostat-popping temperatures after fierce thunderstorms pounded parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.
At least 10 people were killed and three states -- Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio -- declared states of emergency.
After the rains passed, governors cautioned people to stay cool as temperatures climbed again and to stay out of the way of emergency crews working to clear debris and restore power.
"Last night's thunderstorms caused the broadest non-hurricane related power outage in Virginia history," said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
"This is not a one-day situation; it is a multi-day challenge," he said.
Joseph Rigby, president of the electric company Pepco, said it could be a week before power is fully back up in some areas of Washington.
"Given the damage, you can understand this is going to take some time," he said. "The wild card is the weather."
The storms raced east Friday from Indiana through Ohio and into West Virginia and the nation's capital. There was a chance that more storms could move through the region Saturday night.
More than 3.7 million homes were without power Saturday, including nearly 1 million in Virginia alone and 26,000 as far west as the southern Chicago-Joliet area of Illinois.
Saturday morning, the storms' fury -- winds gusted as high as 80 miles per hour -- was visible with downed trees and debris littering roads.
Catherine Estelle Ford of Scottsville, Virginia, died when a tree fell on her after she stepped out of her car and tried to make a phone call, according to the Albemarle County Police Department.
Five others died in Virginia due to downed trees, according to the governor.
A 71-year-old woman in Montgomery County, Maryland, was also crushed by a tree that crashed onto her home, according to Lucille Baur, a public information officer for the county police.
In Washington, a man and his wife were electrocuted when they stepped outside to check on downed trees and power lines, said police spokesman Araz Alali. The man was killed and his wife was is in critical condition with burns. She is expected to survive, Alali said.
In New Jersey, two boys, ages 7 and 2, were killed in Parvin State Park in Salem County when a pine tree snapped and fell on their campsite, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said in a news release.
The boys were cousins from Millville and when the storm began, their families had huddled together in a single tent that ended up being crushed by the tree.
The power outages and debris littering roads led to traffic disruptions and other headaches in several areas.
Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia was expected to be restored by some time Saturday after the storm downed trees and wires across tracks.
In the nation's capital, 19 intersections were without traffic lights at one point Saturday.
The storm's fury was felt online, as well, when digital clouds were knocked out by real ones. Power outages knocked out some Amazon Cloud services in Virginia, taking down sites that rely on them, including Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram.
"Pinterest.com is not currently available due to server outages related to storms on the east coast," the company said. "Unfortunately, several high-traffic sites are being affected. Thank you for your patience -- we'll have you pinning again as soon as possible!"
And they did. The site was up and running Saturday.
But in many ways, the aftermath of the storm was compounded by a forecast of another sweltering summer day.
One in three Americans were baking Saturday in an area of nearly 600,000 square miles experiencing unusually warm weather.
In storm-affected areas, many people had no electricity to run fans, air-conditioning and refrigerators.
Even in places where power was not disrupted, people with no air-conditioning were advised to spend the day in a library, a cooling center or some other such place to avoid heat exhaustion.
This was after temperatures tipped the 100-degree mark in several cities Friday, including St. Louis, Richmond, Nashville, Washington and Atlanta, the National Weather Service said.
In many places, however, it felt much hotter than the official thermostat reading.
"If you don't have a good pair of boots, it'll burn clear through to your feet," said roofer Zach Bruner in Evansville, Indiana, where he said the 103-degree temperatures were spiking to 130 on the job site.
The bad news? Relief is nowhere in sight as the extreme heat is expected to continue through the weekend and beyond.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:58:19 GMT
EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Foggy here in East Texas this morning with a dense fog advisory in effect until 10am. Otherwise, a stalled out front near Lufkin will provide a 20% chance of scattered afternoon andMore >>
Foggy here in East Texas this morning with a dense fog advisory in effect until 10am. A stalled out front near Lufkin will provide a 20% chance of scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorms.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:39:13 GMT
OVERTON (KYTX) - Sidewalk renovation in Overton , it's gone on for about a week in front of Sheryl Thornton's hair salon, The Barber Pole. Thornton says it has already made her lose some business. SheMore >>
Sidewalk construction causes headaches for an Overton business owner.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:50 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:50:52 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) - One man is dead after being shot in a hotel room at 6:55 Saturday morning at the American Inn Motel. Tyler Police said a report of a shooting victim was called in to police. When officersMore >>
Tyler Police are hoping surveillance video will lead them to four men wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:40:53 GMT
HENDERSON (KYTX) - Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal accident near Henderson. Rusk County Office of Emergency Management reports the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Wednesday on State HighwayMore >>
Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal accident near Henderson.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:17:22 GMT
(CBS 11 NEWS) - The smoke had barely cleared, after a veteran prosecutor was shot in broad daylight near the Kaufman County courthouse, when word spread about a possible prime suspect. Law enforcementMore >>
The smoke had barely cleared, after a veteran prosecutor was shot in broad daylight near the Kaufman County courthouse, when word spread about a possible prime suspect.More >>