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 >>
London (CNN) -- All eyes will be on the pool Thursday on day six of the Games, as U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps seeks to write another page in the history book with a third consecutive Olympic gold in the same individual event.
If he steams to victory in the men's 200-meter individual medley final, he will be the first man to achieve the feat, although two women have managed it.
Phelps will be in lane 3 for the race, but standing between him and history may be fellow U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte in lane 4, in their second showdown of the Games.
Lochte came out on top in the pair's first head-to-head contest, taking gold in the 400-meter individual Saturday while Phelps could only manage fourth.
But Lochte also swims in the 200-meter backstroke final Thursday, just a half-hour before the 200-meter individual medley, giving him little time to recover.
Phelps made sporting history this week when he became the Olympian with the most medals, surpassing Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina's record of 18. The Baltimore native now has 19 medals to his name: 15 golds, two silvers and two bronzes.
If he fails to take gold Thursday, he has only one more chance to make it three in a row at these Games: the 100-meter butterfly final Friday.
He won his heat for the butterfly in a quick time Thursday and is quoted on the official Games website as saying, "I knew today was going to be a fast one. This is my last prelim swim ever, so it was fun to be able to do a fast time."
Phelps also described the moment he received a phone call from President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
"He just got on and was saying how everyone is supporting me and is behind me at home and how proud everyone is of me. That was pretty cool," Phelps is quoted as saying. "And he finished by saying, 'Make sure you tell your mom I said hi.' It was a good call."
Another president is making Olympic news: Russia's Vladimir Putin is expected to attend judo Thursday with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Putin is himself a black belt in the martial art.
"I look forward to taking the president to the judo at the Olympic park, but I note that we will be spectators and not participants," Cameron joked after their meeting at Downing Street.
Back in the pool, American Rebecca Soni set a world record in her semifinal in the women's 200-meter breaststroke and is tipped to win the final Thursday.
Team USA will also be hoping for gold in the women's individual all-around gymnastics final.
Favorite for the top honor is tiny Gabby Douglas, nicknamed the Flying Squirrel, who helped the Americans take the team title. She will be competing against countrywoman Aly Raisman, as well as Viktoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina of Russia.
World champion Jordyn Wieber was excluded from the women's individual all-around competition because she finished fourth but third among Americans, in a qualifying system that allows only two people per nation.
At the equestrian arena, Ann Romney, wife of the soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee, was on hand to see her horse Rafalca compete in dressage, ridden by Jan Ebeling. Mitt Romney wasn't there, though, as he's traveling from Boston to Colorado for campaign events.
The oldest competitor taking part in the London Games, 71-year-old Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan, rode in the same event on his horse, Whisper.
Team USA struck gold in the rowing as the women's eight retained their title, showing their dominance once again.
South Africa took gold in the lightweight men's four after a superb late rally, relegating Team GB to silver, to the disappointment of many in the crowd. Also on the rowing lake, New Zealand won the men's doubles sculls final, the country's first gold in London.
In southwest London, tennis fans can enjoy quarterfinals at Wimbledon in both the men's and women's singles competition.
The lineup includes Novak Djokovic vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roger Federer vs. John Isner, Maria Sharapova vs. Kim Clijsters, as well as Victoria Azarenka vs. Angelique Kerber -- quite a day of tennis.
Cycling moves from the streets of London to the velodrome Thursday, with qualifying rounds and finals in the men's and women's team sprint events.
Team GB, with star cyclists Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton in the saddle, will want to repeat the success of its road cyclists a day earlier, when Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome took gold and bronze in the time trial.
The victory made Wiggins, a former track cyclist, the most decorated British Olympian, with seven medals.
New postage stamps were released in the United Kingdom on Thursday, celebrating Wiggins alongside rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who brought Team GB its first gold medal of the 2012 Games on Wednesday.
Team GB claimed gold and silver in the men's canoe slalom, with Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott taking top spot ahead of David Florence and Richard Hounslow, and a gold in the men's double trap shooting for Peter Wilson.
But American Kayla Harrison beat Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons to gold in the 78-kilogram judo.
Victory in the women's individual archery competition went to South Korea's Ki Bo Bae.
Meanwhile, the fallout from the badminton scandal continues.
One of the Chinese badminton players disqualified from the Games on Wednesday for trying to lose a match has indicated that she is quitting the sport, accusing the badminton governing body of ruining her dreams.
"This is my last match," Yu Yang wrote on her microblog account late Wednesday. "Farewell Badminton World Federation, farewell my beloved badminton."
However, her official team apology, issued after her microblog comments, was less unequivocal.
"I apologize to all our fans because we failed to abide by the Olympic spirit and failed to present a game as it should have been. ... I am ready to do my best in every game of my professional career in the future, to show all of my fans that I've changed," it reads.
Yu, her women's doubles partner, Wang Xiaoli, and six other players were kicked out of the competition Wednesday by the Badminton World Federation in one of the most controversial episodes of the London Games.
The athletes were accused of playing to lose in order to face easier opponents in future matches, drawing boos from spectators and warnings from match officials Tuesday night. The other doubles pairs booted out were from South Korea and Indonesia. They lost an appeal for reinstatement.
On day six of the Games, China and the United States topped the medals table with 30 and 31 respectively. China has had more wins, though, with 17 golds to 14 for the Americans.
After a slow start, two strong days have sent Team GB shooting up to fifth place in the medal table, with South Korea and France in third and fourth place respectively.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:32:13 GMT
TYLER POLICE DEPARTMENT: Lawrence Charles Murphy, Jr. B/M, born 4/23/1993 is a suspect in the homicide that occurred at the American Inn at 1800 West Erwin, Tyler, Texas. A warrant charging Murphy Jr.More >>
Lawrence Charles Murphy, Jr. B/M, born 4/23/1993 is a suspect in the homicide that occurred at the American Inn at 1800 West Erwin, Tyler, Texas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:31:16 GMT
Longview Transit LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - As an alternative to fluctuating gas prices, Longview Transit will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 8th annualMore >>
As an alternative to fluctuating gas prices, Longview Transit will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 8th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 20.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:06:13 GMT
(CNN) - Cases of human papillomavirus (HPV) have significantly decreased since the advent of the HPV vaccine in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numbers have outpacedMore >>
Cases of human papillomavirus (HPV) have significantly decreased since the advent of the HPV vaccine in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numbers have outpaced even their greatest predictions.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:27 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:27:44 GMT
MIAMI (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) -- Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida. His son-in-law, Roy Beagle, says Whitman died Wednesday of heart failure. Whitman's career began inMore >>
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.More >>
TYLER (KYTX) - Millions of obese Americans are now considered as having a medical disease requiring treatment. The vote was cast Tuesday, showing what many doctors have said for years, obesity is an epidemic. ItMore >>
Millions of obese Americans are now considered as having a medical disease requiring treatment.
The vote was cast Tuesday, showing what many doctors have said for years, obesity is an epidemic.
It defines 78 million adults and 12 million kids as being obese.