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 >>
Wednesday, June 5 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-06-05 14:33:44 GMT
(CNN) - The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico. Americans flock to MexicoMore >>
The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico.More >>
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, after a judge handed down a prison sentence Tuesday for his convictions on child sexual abuse charges.
Judge John Cleland said Sandusky will face no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years, with credit for time served.
He was convicted in June of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period.
The 68-year-old had faced a maximum of 400 years in prison.
His attorneys have 10 days to appeal the decision. They have already vowed to appeal his conviction.
Sandusky entered the courthouse Tuesday wearing a red jumpsuit with a bullet-proof vest underneath. Though he was handcuffed, he clutched a manila envelope and smiled briefly as he got out of a police vehicle. His wife, Dottie, arrived in the parking lot moments earlier.
He had pleaded his case in an audio statement Monday in which he protested his innocence and insisted he was falsely accused.
"They could take away my life, they could make me out as a monster, they could treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart," the former assistant coach said in the recording. "In my heart, I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts."
He accused the judge of bringing the case to trial too quickly, the victims of conspiring together, and the attorneys of trying to make money in future civil suits.
Members of Sandusky's defense team have long maintained that they were denied sufficient time to prepare.
Tom Kline, an attorney for the person identified in court as Victim No. 5, called Sandusky's recording "preposterous."
"If you are to believe Mr. Sandusky, then we have the grand conspiracy, which his lawyers attempted to play out in the court, which involved 10 young men, a janitor, Mr. (Mike) McQueary, the press, the lawyers and everyone else who's involved," Kline told CNN.
"The fact of the matter is that there was no collusion whatsoever. My client came forward only after there was a knock on the door by the police, which led him to a grand jury room. He had never spoken to anyone. He told his story."
McQueary, a former Penn State assistant football, testified that he saw Sandusky in a shower with an underage boy. He filed a whistleblower lawsuit last week against the university, according to a court document from Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Sandusky co-counsel Karl Rominger said of his client's audio recording, "If he wants to say that, God bless the First Amendment."
Penn State University's ComRadio first aired the audio clip on its website Monday evening.
An attorney for Victim No. 4 said Sandusky should at last confess his guilt.
"One thing that's critical for victims' healing is an acknowledgment of guilt. (Sandusky) is stunting that healing," attorney Ben Andreozzi said. "He is either delusional or the victim of one of the most comprehensive conspiracies of mankind."
The attorney for a man who claims he was repeatedly sexually abused by Sandusky while a child said the statement is a reminder that child predators justify their actions.
"Pedophiles often believe they did not do anything wrong. In their twisted universe, they helped their victims and loved them," said Marci Hamilton, who represents Travis Weaver, now 30. Weaver did not testify in Sandusky's trial, but did file a civil action against the former coach.
It has been nearly a year since the Penn State scandal erupted, leading to the firing of iconic head football coach Joe Paterno and the ouster of the university's longtime president.
Jurors determined in June that Sandusky, former defensive coordinator, used his access to university facilities and his foundation for under-privileged youth to sexually abuse the boys.
On June 22, Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse, ranging from corruption of minors to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, which were laid out in graphic testimony by his accusers over the course of the less-than-two-week trial.
Members of Sandusky's family, including his wife Dottie, planned to submit letters of support to the court as did some participants in the Second Mile foundation, Sandusky attorney Joe Amendola said.
During the trial, which garnered national attention and cast a shadow on Penn State's heralded football program, the 23-year-old Victim No. 4 testified that he was only 13 when Sandusky sexually abused him in a university shower.
That account is separate from a 2001 incident that McQueary testified about, saying he saw the former coach pressed up against the back of a boy in the shower room of the Lasch Football Building.
Prosecutors described during the trial how Sandusky showered with the boy, using locker room "soap fights" as a pretext for abuse.
Sandusky's attorneys argued that the jury's opinions in the case were tainted by a prosecution reference to a disturbing interview their client did with NBC's Bob Costas prior to the trial.
But CNN legal contributor Paul Callan called Sandusky's audio statement Monday night another "horrible mistake" akin to the Costas interview and one that likely won't sit well with the judge.
"If Sandusky wanted to give a press interview and tell his side of the story after sentencing, believe me, everyone is looking to talk to him," Callan said. "So why wouldn't you wait, do this in a dignified way, hope for the lowest possible sentence and then take your case to the public?"
"I've never seen anything like this," he said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."
Less than a month after Sandusky's conviction, former FBI Director Louis Freeh released his university-funded report that blamed Paterno, university President Graham Spanier, suspended Athletic Director Tim Curley and ex-Vice President Gary Schultz for taking part in a cover-up to avoid bad publicity.
Freeh also said Paterno could have stopped the attacks had he done more, though neither McQueary, Sandusky nor Paterno -- who died in January -- were interviewed by his investigators.
Attorneys for Spanier blasted the review, calling it a "blundering, indefensible indictment" and "a flat-out distortion of facts" that was "infused with bias and innuendo."
In July, the NCAA imposed sanctions against Penn State, including a $60 million fine, scholarship reductions, the vacating of 112 wins of the football team, five years' probation and a bowl ban for four years.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:16:29 GMT
(KCEN) -- The hearing for accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan is today. The hearing is currently in recess but here is what happened today: The judge explained to Hasan and his defense their rolesMore >>
The hearing for accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was today.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:33:12 GMT
Texas Department of Agriculture: AUSTIN (KYTX) — In an ongoing effort to protect Texans from the costly destruction caused by feral hogs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the TexasMore >>
In an ongoing effort to protect Texans from the costly destruction caused by feral hogs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications to assist regional efforts to control feral hog populations. Grant funds are made available through TDA's new County Hog Abatement Matching Program, or CHAMP.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-06-18 17:09:08 GMT
VAN ZANDT COUNTY (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A 26-year-old Van Zandt County man drowned while trying to save a 5-year-old girl in a Canton reservoir. Travis Williamson, of Edgewood, was swimming withMore >>
A 26-year-old Van Zandt County man drowned while trying to save a 5-year-old girl in a Canton reservoir.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:58:22 GMT
TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's deputies are working an aggravated assault at this hour after a man and woman got into a family argument and she was injured. TylerMore >>
Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's deputies are working an aggravated assault at this hour after a man and woman got into a family argument and she was injured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:56:40 GMT
(KYTX) Since the 1950's thousands of children in Tyler have participated in the Summer Playground Program at Tyler Parks. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to attend this annual summer program that includesMore >>
Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to attend this annual summer program that includes food, sports, arts and crafts, games, special events, contests and moreMore >>