Friday, March 7 2014 9:20 AM EST2014-03-07 14:20:03 GMT
(CNN) - A new app will help keep track of your caffeine consumption and answer a key question: do you really need another cup of coffee? The Jawbone's Up Band has been around with much popularity forMore >>
A new app will help keep track of your caffeine consumption and answer a key question: do you really need another cup of coffee?More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 10:00 AM EST2014-03-06 15:00:29 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - Having trouble rolling out of bed? Well, now you can wake up and smell the bacon! Oscar Mayer is introducing a new gadget that plugs into your iPhone and acts like an alarm clock. It wakesMore >>
If you are having trouble waking up in the morning, you could soon wake up to the smell of bacon. Oscar Mayer is introducing a new gadget that plugs into your iPhone and acts like an alarm clock.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:54 AM EST2014-03-05 14:54:11 GMT
(CNN) - March is a time for many things. Hopefully winter will thaw and spring will come soon, but it's also a time for very specific sales and courtesy of "Daily Finance" here are five of the top thingsMore >>
March is a time for many things. Hopefully winter will thaw and spring will come soon, but it's also a time for very specific sales and courtesy of "Daily Finance" here are five of the top things to buy this month.More >>
Tuesday, March 4 2014 9:35 AM EST2014-03-04 14:35:41 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - There's a change in beef prices that's going to hit your bottom line when you shop at the grocery store. Beef prices hit an all-time high last month. The USDA says the average retail priceMore >>
There's a change in beef prices that's going to hit your bottom line when you shop at the grocery store. Beef prices hit an all-time high last month.More >>
Monday, March 3 2014 2:49 PM EST2014-03-03 19:49:24 GMT
(CNN) - When on social networking sites, it's hard nowadays to avoid seeing a selfie pop up. But who is taking more selfies-- men or women. And how is it impacting us as a society? Well, we've seen PresidentMore >>
When on social networking sites, it's hard nowadays to avoid seeing a selfie pop up. But who is taking more selfies-- men or women. And how is it impacting us as a society?More >>
Friday, February 28 2014 9:41 AM EST2014-02-28 14:41:07 GMT
(CBS/CNET) - Put your smartphone's camera to work doing more than just recording memories of your children. It can be a powerful tool to help you remember all sorts of useful things. Treat your phone'sMore >>
Put your smartphone's camera to work doing more than just recording memories of your children. It can be a powerful tool to help you remember all sorts of useful things.More >>
Thursday, February 27 2014 9:21 AM EST2014-02-27 14:21:29 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - A heads up before you snap a selfie with your teen. It could be spreading head lice. That's according to an expert who treats lice. Health experts say lice can be spread from one personMore >>
A heads up before you snap a selfie with your teen. It could be spreading head lice. Plus, a three embryo in vitro fertilization is being considered to help prevent inherited genetic diseases.More >>
Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:40 AM EST2014-02-25 15:40:33 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - The iconic ad slogan "Got Milk?" is no more. The milk industry is going for a different look to get your attention. Instead of a celebrity with a milk mustache, look out for more real people.More >>
The iconic ad slogan "Got Milk?" is no more. The milk industry is going for a different look to get your attention. Instead of a celebrity with a milk mustache, look out for more real people.More >>
Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:37 AM EST2014-02-25 15:37:01 GMT
(CNN) - From Google Glass to Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch, wearable technology is just starting to take off. Now a company known for its high-end sunglasses, ski and snowboarding is getting in onMore >>
From Google Glass to Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch, wearable technology is just starting to take off. Now a company known for its high-end sunglasses, ski and snowboarding is getting in on the action, with their Oakley Airwave smart goggles.More >>
Friday, February 21 2014 10:46 AM EST2014-02-21 15:46:39 GMT
(CNN) - Oprah Winfrey is encouraging people to say "hello" to each other. Her new "Just Say Hello" initiative is designed to combat loneliness, lift spirits, brighten days and improve lives. WinfreyMore >>
Oprah Winfrey is encouraging people to say "hello" to each other. Her new "Just Say Hello" initiative is designed to combat loneliness, lift spirits, brighten days and improve lives.More >>
Russia's foreign ministry vows a continued "tough" offensive against terrorism
An explosion on a trolleybus kills at least 14 people, authorities say
It follows a blast at a train station a day earlier that killed 17 people
The IOC president expresses confidence the upcoming Sochi Olympics will be secure
By Jethro Mullen
Another suspected suicide bombing struck the southern Russian city of Volgograd on Monday, killing at least 14 people and further highlighting Russia's security challenges as it prepares to host the Winter Olympics in less than six weeks.
The explosion hit a trolleybus near a busy market during the morning rush hour, a day after a blast at Volgograd's main train station killed 17 people and wounded at least 35.
Vladmir Markin, a spokesman for the country's federal investigation agency, told the state-run news agency RIA Novosti that both explosions were terrorist attacks.
"This strike, which was cynically planned for the period of preparations for New Year's celebrations, is one more attempt by terrorists to open a domestic front, sow panic and chaos, and trigger religious strife and conflicts in Russian society," said a statement Monday by Russia's Foreign Affairs Ministry.
"We will not back down and will continue our tough and consistent offensive" against terrorists, the ministry's statement said, adding that such an enemy "can only be stopped by joint efforts" involving the international community.
The approaching Olympics
No one claimed responsibility for the Volgograd blasts, but they occurred several months after the leader of a Chechen separatist group pledged violence to disrupt the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics that begin on February 7.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach condemned the bombings as "a despicable attack on innocent people.
"The entire international movement joins me in utterly condemning this cowardly act," Bach said in a statement, adding that he wrote Russian President Vladimir Putin to express condolences as well as "our confidence in the Russian authorities to deliver safe and secure Games in Sochi."
Volgograd is a major rail hub in southern Russia and a main transit point for people traveling by train to Sochi on the Black Sea, just over 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) to the southwest. Each day, thousands of passengers use the station in the city once called Stalingrad.
Two blasts in two days
Video footage from the scene Monday showed the twisted shell of a blue trolleybus, with debris spread around it. The impact of the blast blew out the roof of the bus, as well as windows of several nearby houses.
At least 28 people were reported to be wounded, with several in serious condition, including one 6-month-old child, RIA Novosti reported.
Based on the footage, the blast appeared to have occurred in the back half of the bus. The federal investigation agency said it believes the explosion was set off by a male suicide bomber.
Investigators said the train station blast Sunday also appeared to have been caused by a suicide bomber.
Markin told RIA Novosti that DNA testing will be carried out on the remains of the station bomber, who used the equivalent of 22 pounds (10 kilograms) of TNT in a device containing shrapnel. Investigators said they also found an unexploded grenade at the scene.
Video taken from an outside security camera showed a huge fireball inside what appears to be the main entrance of the three-story stone building, followed by a steady trail of smoke coming out of shattered windows.
Russia's security challenge
In July, Doku Umarov, the leader of the Chechen group Caucasus Emirate, released a video statement in which he vowed to unleash "maximum force" to disrupt the games at Sochi.
The U.S. State Department considers the Caucasus Emirate a foreign terrorist group and has authorized a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the location of Umarov.
The State Department said Umarov organized a suicide bombing outside the Chechen Interior Ministry in May 2009.
His group also claimed responsibility for the 2011 bombing of Domodedovo Airport in Moscow that killed 36 people, the 2010 bombings of the Moscow subway that killed 40 and the 2009 bombing of the high-speed Nevsky Express train in which 28 people died.
In October, a bomber blew up a passenger bus in Volgograd, killing six people and wounding more than 30 others. Russian media reported that a female Islamist suicide bomber from the Russian region of Dagestan was responsible for that attack.
"Most of the militants responsible for terrorist attacks in Russia over the last decade -- including female suicide bombers who have taken part in 20 attacks claiming at least 780 lives since June 2000 -- have come from Dagestan," RIA Novosti reported Monday.
The two young men behind the Boston Marathon bombings lived briefly in Dagestan before coming to the United States, and one of them visited the area the year before the attack.
"Radical Islamist groups tied to the war against the Russian state now have much deeper roots, and are far more active, in Dagestan than in Chechnya," Rajan Menon, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, wrote in a CNN.com column.
Putin has maintained that the Sochi games will be safe and security will be tight. Visitors to Sochi and the surrounding area are subjected to rigorous security checks, and vehicle license plates are monitored.
However, the Volgograd explosions showed the challenge that Russian authorities face in policing the rest of the country amid ongoing unrest in the North Caucasus. That region includes Chechnya, where Russia fought two wars against separatist movements, and Dagestan.
With tight security around Sochi itself, terrorists are believed to be focusing on other parts of the North Caucasus and southern Russia.
"Rarely do you actually have a terrorist group come out and say, 'We're going to try and disrupt these games,'" CNN national security analyst Fran Townsend said Monday. "When al Qaeda-related affinity groups make these sort of statements, you've got to take them at their word."
The fact that the bombers are targeting transportation is "not lost on Olympic committee organizers and security officials," she added.
Athletes are "most vulnerable" when moving between the Olympic Village and the sites of their events, she said.
Townsend, who coordinated with Greek officials before the Olympics in Athens in 2004, said security officials all over the world will be asking Russia for detailed information about these attacks, including whether there were any indications or warnings. They'll also ask about what information Russian intelligence has on the capabilities of terrorist groups to pull off further attacks.
Friday, March 7 2014 9:13 AM EST2014-03-07 14:13:18 GMT
(CNN) - The job market picked up more than expected in February, led by strong hiring in professional and business services. The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs last month, an improvement from JanuaryMore >>
The job market picked up more than expected in February, led by strong hiring in professional and business services. The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs last month.More >>
CBS 19 Exclusive: Desmond Pollard's Family Members Remember Desmond
Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:58 PM EST2014-03-06 03:58:46 GMT
GILMER (KYTX) - A player that filled the stat sheets on the grid iron also filled the hearts of his teammates and family. Pollard's older brother G.J. Kinne is a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.More >>
Family, friends, and an entire school district is mourning the loss of one of their own. 17-year old Desmond Pollard was playing a pickup basketball game with friends, when he suddenly collapsed Sunday. More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 10:38 PM EST2014-03-08 03:38:44 GMT
Malaysia Airlines plane loses contact
(CNN) -- A passenger flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is missing and would likely have run out of fuel, Malaysia Airlines said Saturday. "At the moment we have no idea where thisMore >>
A passenger flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is missing and would likely have run out of fuel, Malaysia Airlines said.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 8:52 PM EST2014-03-08 01:52:55 GMT
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY (KYTX)- The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has arrested a juvenile under the age of 15 for the offense of Arson after a house was burned down on highway 21 E Wednesday Morning. SheriffMore >>
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office has arrested a juvenile under the age of 15 for the offense of ArsonMore >>
NEW: "He definitely wanted her to live, " witness says about Oscar PistoriusMore >>
Track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Thursday, the fourth day of his murder trial, as a neighbor described the grisly scenes when he tried to save the athlete's girlfriend after a fatal shooting on Valentine's Day 2013.More >>
We want "a united and inclusive Ukraine," European Commission chief Barroso saysMore >>
Lawmakers in Ukraine's Crimea region voted Thursday in favor of leaving Ukraine for Russia, which already has the Black Sea peninsula under de facto control, and set a referendum on the move for 10 days' time.More >>