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) -- Legendary track star and chairman of the
London Organizing Committee Sebastian Coe congratulated his fellow Britons for a
"glorious" Olympic Games on Sunday night.
"When our time came, Britain, we
did it right," Coe told the 80,000 gathered at Olympic Stadium for the closing
Coe said these "two glorious
weeks" would "inspire a generation."
International Olympic Committee
President Jacques Rogge declared the London Games officially over.
He echoed Coe's sentiments.
"These were happy and glorious
Games," he said. "The legacy of the Games of the 30th Olympiad will become clear
in many ways. Concrete improvements in infrastructure will benefit the host
nation for years to come. The human legacy will reach every region of the world.
Many young people will be inspired to take up a sport or to pursue their
As the Games came to a close, the
United States led the medal count with 104 overall, 46 of them gold.
China finished second, with 87
medals, with Russia third with 82. Great Britain finished with 65, its best
total since 1908.
Singers from all eras performed.
There was rock great Ray Davies, pop heroes George Michael and Annie Lennox, and
new boy-band One Direction. Even comedian Russell Brand joined in, singing The
Beatles "I Am The Walrus."
The crowd gave the Spice Girls a
rousing ovation after they performed two of their hits.
Other performers payed tribute
to some of the artists who didn't attend or had passed away.
Singers Jessie J and Taio Cruz
teamed with rapper Tinie Tempah to sing "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees
(born on Isle of Man). Ed Sheeran led a quartet with Pink Floyd drummer Nick
Mason, Richard Jones of the Feeling and Mike Rutherford of Genesis in covering
"Wish You Were Here."
Later Monty Python actor Eric
Idle led the crowd in singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."
To close the music medley Jessie
J also joined Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, belting out "We Will Rock
The Who closed out the ceremony
with a medley of the band's hits, ending with "My Generation."
In a new twist, the 10,000-plus
athletes entered the stadium through the stands, some high-fiving members of the
audience as they descended the steps to the field.
There was also one final medal
ceremony as Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda was awarded his marathon gold and
listened along with the spectators to his national anthem.
The White House released a
statement that said President Obama called British Prime Minister David Cameron
congratulating London on an "extremely successful" games.
One of the U.S. golds came as
expected on the basketball court, but in a tougher contest than expected.
Led by Kevin Durant's 30 points,
the United States fought off a stiff challenge from Spain to win the gold medal
The Americans defended their
title from four years ago in Beijing, also against Spain.
"This game was fun. It was a
challenge, but we stepped up to it," Kobe Bryant told NBC, an official
broadcaster of the Games.
LeBron James had 19 points and
Bryant scored 17 for the Americans, who led by only one point after the third
"We all respect each other,"
Durant said. "We all know it's our common goal."
Russia narrowly edged out
Argentina for the bronze.
London itself took center stage
on the last day of the Olympics on Sunday, with the men's marathon course
running past the city's major landmarks from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace.
Kiprotich won a thrilling race
in 2:08:01, dueling for miles with early leader Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and his
compatriot Abel Kirui.
The Kenyans worked together to
try to box the Ugandan in, but as the race neared its end, he blew past them to
finish with a commanding lead, giving Uganda its first medal of any color in
Kirui took silver and Wilson
Kipsang Kiprotich took the bronze, with Eritrea-born American Meb Keflezighi
coming fourth, about three minutes behind the winner.
The hosts snatched yet another
boxing gold medal later Sunday, with super heavyweight Anthony Joshua winning
gold for Britain. Italy, whose Roberto Cammarelle won silver, launched an appeal
after the fight ended 18-18. Joshua was awarded victory on countback -- using
the scores of all five judges, not just the middle three scores.
"It was a tough first round. The
judges will always do their job and I do my job," the champion said. "I have had
close decisions in other tournaments but I just take it on the chin."
The Italian said the decision
"I did everything I could. I
don't understand the score," he said. "Where did they get all the points they
gave him at the end?"
Team USA picked up another gold
medal earlier, when Jacob Stephen Varner won the 96-kilogram freestyle wrestling
"I came here to win a gold medal
and that's what I've done," he said. "I played more defense then I wanted to,
but it's awesome for the United States."
Uzbekistan's Artur Taymazov
became first man to win three consecutive freestyle wrestling golds, defeating
Davit Modzmanashvili of Georgia.
"I wanted to get the third
gold," said Taymazov, who also won a silver at the Sydney Games in 2000. "There
was also a time pressure, because I am 33. But it was my time."
At the 2000 Olympics,
Greco-Roman wrestler Alexander Karelin won three straight golds and then a
"I'm glad I have equaled his
medal total," Taymazov said, "but he has won more world championships than I
have won so I must do more over the next two seasons."
In men's water polo, Ratko Rudic
guided Croatia to an 8-6 victory over Italy in the gold medal match, a record
fourth win for the a coach. Rudic has led three nations -- Yugoslavia, Italy and
his native Croatia -- to gold as well as winning a silver medal in 1980 as a
player with Yugoslavia.
Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania
won the final gold medal of the London Games with an Olympic record score in the
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 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:10 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:10:38 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) - There is an investigation into an issue during STAAR testing at Tyler ISD. The school district isn't releasing much information -- but a spokesperson says the district was notified aboutMore >>
There is an investigation into an issue during STAAR testing at Tyler ISD. The school district isn't releasing much information -- but a spokesperson says the district was notified about a complaint over a testing irregularity.More >>