Friday, May 17 2013 10:44 AM EDT2013-05-17 14:44:44 GMT
(CNN/KVAL) - Eight-tracks and tapes have come and gone, but many music lovers hold a special place for vinyl. It seems records are continuing to thrive despite the digital era. When was the last timeMore >>
Eight-tracks and tapes have come and gone, but many music lovers hold a special place for vinyl. It seems records are continuing to thrive despite the digital era.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-16 16:26:40 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - Comedian Robin Williams has a new weekly gig. He is returning to television. CBS has announced he'll star in the new comedy "The Crazy Ones," from Executive Producer David E. Kelley. WilliamsMore >>
Comedian Robin Williams has a new weekly gig. He is returning to television. CBS has announced he'll star in the new comedy "The Crazy Ones," from Executive Producer David E. Kelley. More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:20:48 GMT
(KHOU/CBS) - A 29-year-old Houston mother, who allegedly suffers from depression and anxiety, is accused of placing an ad on Craigslist to give up her 3-year-old son for adoption. Stephanie Christine RedusMore >>
A 29-year-old Houston mother, who allegedly suffers from depression and anxiety, is accused of placing an ad on Craigslist to give up her 3-year-old son for adoption. Stephanie Christine Redus is now charged with advertising for placement of a child.
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-05-14 14:46:44 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - Where you live could determine how much you pay for health care under the new federal health care law. To keep premiums low, some states are allowing insurance companies to charge patientsMore >>
A plane that once carried U.S. presidents could be yours, if the price is right. Also in Consumer Corner, where you live could determine how much you're paying for health care.More >>
Thursday, May 9 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-05-09 14:24:46 GMT
(CNN) - Fans are remembering a soap opera star, who spent 3 decades playing Katherine Chancellor. Jeanne Cooper died in Los Angeles. The 84-year-old actress was best known for her role as the matriarchMore >>
Fans are remembering a soap opera star, who spent 3 decades playing Katherine Chancellor. Jeanne Cooper died in Los Angeles. Also trending today, a woman gets shot in the jaw with a harpoon.More >>
Wednesday, May 8 2013 11:06 AM EDT2013-05-08 15:06:01 GMT
(CBS/KEYE) - Are you prepared is disaster strikes? Emergency situations like the explosion in West, the Boston Marathon bombings and hurricanes that devastate entire regions can cause mass chaos. SoMore >>
Are you prepared is disaster strikes? Emergency situations like the explosion in West, the Boston Marathon bombings and hurricanes that devastate entire regions can cause mass chaos.More >>
Tuesday, May 7 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-07 15:31:23 GMT
(CBS) - A 14-year study found fast food restaurants have modestly improved the Nutritional quality of their food. Researchers in Minnesota analyzed data from menus of eight restaurants including McDonald's,More >>
A new study finds fast food restaurants have made some strides in their meals nutritional value, but only modestly. Also in Consumer Corner, who does best when it comes to talking to kids about money?More >>
Monday, May 6 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-05-06 13:41:10 GMT
WYLIE (CNN/WFAA) - Texas lawmakers have passed several bills involving concealed handgun licenses, including one that reduce the number of hours required to get one. People in one North Texas town areMore >>
Texas lawmakers have passed several bills involving concealed handgun licenses, including one that reduce the number of hours required to get one. People in one North Texas town are packing handgun license classes to learn how to use their handguns, including an unexpected place, a church.More >>
Friday, May 3 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-05-03 15:13:43 GMT
OREGON (CNN/KVAL) - Forget just looking cute. Some dogs dig in the dirt to make a living. The truffle hunter found a tasty treat that's going to fetch a pretty penny. "They all tend to start out aMore >>
Forget just looking cute. Some dogs dig in the dirt to make a living. The truffle hunter found a tasty treat that's going to fetch a pretty penny.More >>
By Jethro Mullen CNN (CNN) The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tougher sanctions against North Korea.
China, North Korea's key ally, could have vetoed the resolution -- but instead agreed to it.
Leading up to the vote, Pyongyang unleashed an even harsher bout of fiery rhetoric than usual, threatening its enemies with the possibility of a "preemptive nuclear attack."
Despite the strong language, analysts say North Korea is still years away from having the technology necessary to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile and aim it accurately at a target.
The bellicose statement, carried by the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency, came during a week of high tension on the Korean Peninsula as military drills take place on either side of the heavily armed border that divides the two Koreas.
On Tuesday, North Korea said it planned to scrap the armistice that stopped the Korean War in 1953 and warned it could carry out strikes against the United States and South Korea.
In a new statement Thursday, a spokesman for the North Korean foreign ministry suggested the United States "is set to light a fuse for a nuclear war."
As a result, North Korea "will exercise the right to a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors and to defend the supreme interests of the country," the statement said.
Analysts say North Korea is unlikely to seek a direct military conflict with the United States, preferring instead to try to gain traction through threats and the build up of its military deterrent.
South Korea had responded to Pyongyang's earlier saber-rattling with an unusually tough statement Wednesday, warning it would retaliate "strongly and sternly" against North's military command and forces if the "lives and safety of South Koreans" came under threat.
The menacing language from North Korea is consistent with the array of bellicose statements it has made previously -- it has declared the cease-fire to be irrelevant before.
But it comes amid increased concern over Pyongyang's dogged efforts to advance its nuclear and missile technology after a recent long-range rocket launch and underground atomic blast.
The sanctions in the new resolution signal the latest attempt by the United States and its allies to hinder North Korea's weapons programs and pressure its young leader, Kim Jong Un, into taking a less confrontational approach.
But doubts remain over what difference the new measures will make.
Sanctions imposed after previous nuclear tests and rocket launches have failed to deter the North from its pursuit of a strong military deterrent that underpins its approach to foreign relations.
North Korea casts U.N. sanctions as part of an aggressive, U.S.-led conspiracy against it.
The goal of the new sanctions is to stymie the activities of North Korean banks and cash couriers who might be funneling money to the secretive regime's nuclear and missile programs.
The U.N. resolution also outlines measures to step up scrutiny of suspicious sea shipments and air cargo. And it expands restrictions to encompass several institutions and senior officials in the North's weapons industry, as well as a range of materials and technology known to be used in uranium enrichment.
China and and the United States, two of the permanent member of the Security Council, negotiated for weeks on the wording.
Beijing's willingness to support additional sanctions was seen as an indication of its frustration with Pyongyang's decision to go ahead with the nuclear test last month despite Chinese urging not to do so.
"Kim Jong Un is now paying the price for going ahead with a nuclear test despite Chinese warnings not to create trouble during the political transition that has been under way in Beijing the past year," Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the UK-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, said this week.
"The real question, though, is the degree to which China will be willing to implement the U.N. sanctions and to impose punishment of its own," Fitzpatrick added, highlighting future levels of Chinese grain sales to North Korea as a possible indicator of Beijing's commitment to putting meaningful pressure on Pyongyang.
Analysts say Beijing wants to maintain the North as a buffer between its border and South Korea, a U.S. ally.
North Korea said the underground nuclear blast it conducted on February 12 was more powerful than its two previous detonations and used a smaller, lighter device, suggesting advances in its weapons program.
It was the first nuclear test the isolated state has carried out since Kim inherited power in December 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, who made building up North Korea's military strength the focus of his 17-year rule.
The test followed the North's long-range rocket launch in December that succeeded in putting an object in orbit. Pyongyang insisted the launch had peaceful aims, but it was widely viewed as a test of ballistic missile technology.
The start this week of two months of joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, known as Foal Eagle, has added to the simmering tensions.
North Korea has called the annual training exercises "an open declaration of a war," but South Korea says it notified Pyongyang that the drills "are defensive in nature."
Another joint exercise, Key Resolve, is scheduled to begin Monday, the day on which North Korea says its military will declare the 1953 armistice invalid.
On Thursday, came news that North Korea was conducting drills throughout its territory, with the South Korean defense ministry describing them as "unusually grand-scaled."
"We are tightening guard and stepping up readiness in case any unexpected or planned provocation happen from North Korea," said Kwon Ki Hyeon of the South Korean defense ministry.
North and South Korea have technically been at war for decades. The 1950-53 civil war ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.
China supported the North with materiel and troops in the Korean War. The United States backed the South in the conflict, with soldiers from the two countries fighting side by side. About 28,500 U.S. soldiers are currently stationed in South Korea.
Friday, May 17 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:19:27 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU) — A good Samaritan was shot Friday morning while rushing to help a woman being attacked by her estranged husband at a strip center in northwest Harris County. A woman who worked at a nailMore >>
A good Samaritan was shot Friday morning while rushing to help a woman being attacked by her estranged husband at a strip center in northwest Harris County.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:30 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:30:08 GMT
EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Supper Shredder day is scheduled for Wednesday, May, 22 from 5:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. at CBS 19 studios located at 2211 ESE Loop 323. Items will be recycled by STS Electronic Recycling.STSMore >>
Supper Shredder day is scheduled for Wednesday, May, 22 from 5:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. at CBS 19 studios located at 2211 ESE Loop 323.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-05-18 04:07:18 GMT
Students and faculty from Tyler Junior College and UT Tyler finished their week-long service project Thursday.More >>
Students and faculty from Tyler Junior College and UT Tyler finished their week-long service project Thursday, having helped with reforestation, the rehabilitation of a medical office and the expansion of a small school in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:41:34 GMT
LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Lets face it, there's nothing like a pool on a hot day. But The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say be wary of a potential unforeseen danger... E-coli. "BiggestMore >>
What to do if you're worried about e-coli contamination in public pools.More >>
TYLER (KYTX) - Who wouldn't want to take a chance to win $600 million, or even a fraction of that? The Powerball jackpot is expected to hit that number before the drawing Saturday night. And it's drawingMore >>
Who wouldn't want to take a chance to win $600 million, or even a fraction of that?
The Powerball jackpot is expected to hit that number before the drawing Saturday night.
And it's drawing attention from people across the country.More >>
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In light of two new cases this month involving sexual assault in the military -- legislation was introduced Thursday that could ease victims' quest for justice.More >>
In light of two new cases this month involving sexual assault in the military -- allegedly by the service members tasked to prevent such crimes -- legislation was introduced Thursday that could ease victims' quest for justice.More >>