• 21:46

    Obamacare's "keep your plan" fix to be extended

    » CBS News
    Administration will let insurers extend existing health plans beyond October 2014, even if they don't meet Obamacare's minimum standards
    3.04.
  • 21:27

    "NCIS" 250th episode: Watch a sneak peek

    » CBS News
    Guest star Robert Wagner returns as DiNozzo's father in the CBS drama's milestone episode, airing Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
    3.04.
  • 21:23

    Meat, dairy may be as detrimental to your health as smoking cigarettes, study says

    » CBS News
    Middle-aged adults who ate high animal protein diets were four times more likely to have cancer, 74 percent more likely to die early than people who ate little meat and dairy
    3.04.
  • 21:10

    Stocks surge as tensions ebb in Ukraine

    » CBS News
    S&P 500 climbs to new high on hopes for a peaceful resolution to standoff
    3.04.
  • 20:38

    Medical marijuana ads could hit airwaves soon in Chicago

    » CBS News
    One ad that aims to get people cleared for marijuana prescriptions has been getting mixed reviews from industry experts
    3.04.
  • 19:45

    Injuries reported after home explosion in New Jersey

    » CBS News
    Local gas company investigating after several injured by blast whose origin is unclear
    3.04.
  • 19:36

    Russia test-fires ICBM amid tension over Ukraine

    » CBS News
    Pentagon official tells CBS News the U.S. was notified of launch of Russian missile near the border of Russia and Kazakhstan
    3.04.
  • 19:18

    Watch: President Obama gets schooled

    » CBS News
    During a visit to Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., the president joined some preschoolers for a lesson
    3.04.
  • 19:12

    U.N. watchdog pans U.S. states' trend towards legalizing pot

    » CBS News
    Report: Legalization of marijuana in Colo. and Washington hurts international fight against drug abuse, violates treaties
    3.04.
  • 19:09

    Out-of-hospital births increasing in popularity in the U.S.

    » CBS News
    Non-Hispanic white mothers were the most likely to give birth outside a hospital setting; Births out-of-hospital tended to have a lower risk profile
    3.04.
  • 18:46

    New York Times corrects "12 Years a Slave" story -- 161 years later

    » CBS News
    The paper issued a correction for an 1853 story about Solomon Northup, whose memoir was made into the Oscar-winning film
    3.04.
  • 18:27

    Obama's $3.9 trillion budget plan lays out Democratic priorities

    » CBS News
    Budget is "not just about numbers," Obama says from a Washington elementary school
    3.04.
  • 18:18

    Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit

    » Associated Press 3.04.
  • 18:18

    US prepares $1B aid package for troubled Ukraine

    » Associated Press 3.04.
  • 18:16

    Warren Buffett offers 7 key investing -- and life -- tips

    » CBS News
    The Oracle of Omaha offers advice on everything from Bitcoin to stocks
    3.04.
  • 18:16

    Mardi Gras revelers undeterred by dreary weather

    » CBS News
    Cold, gray day greets people on Mardi Gras as Carnival season in New Orleans heads to a crest with unabashed celebration
    3.04.
  • 18:12

    Do We Really Need Lunchables For Adults?

    » Huffington Post

    Oscar Mayer has debuted its newest offering, a meat-cheese-nut pack -- and a lot of people are pointing out that it's essentially Lunchables for adults.

    The new product, called the Portable Protein Pack, reportedly contains 13 grams of protein, "proven effective by thousands of years of human existence."

    There are four different packs: applewood-smoked turkey breast with roasted almonds and reduced-fat marbled Colby and Monterey Jack cheese; applewood-smoked ham with reduced-fat sharp cheddar and almonds; rotisserie-seasoned chicken breast with reduced-fat cheddar and roasted peanuts; and slow-roasted turkey breast with reduced-fat cheddar and peanuts.


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  • 18:11

    S&P 500 Closes At Record High As Ukraine-Russia Tensions Ease

    » Huffington Post


    * Putin says use of military force would be last resort
    * RadioShack closing 1,100 stores after sales tumble 20 pct
    * S&P 500 up 1.4 percent for the year
    * Dow up 1.4 pct; S&P 500 up 1.5 pct; Nasdaq up 1.8 pct
    By Angela Moon
    NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record as concerns about a confrontation between Russia and Ukraine eased, and the market recovered more than all of the previous session's hefty losses.
    President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia's actions in Crimea on Tuesday, saying he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort. His comments relieved investors' fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic could lead to war.
    The day's gains followed Wall Street's worst day in a month, when investors sold stocks and other risky assets as tensions escalated between Ukraine and Russia. Global stocks rebounded on Tuesday while gold, the Japanese yen and Treasuries prices fell. Crude oil prices, up more than 2 percent on Monday, reversed some of that session's gain in trading on Tuesday.
    "Monday's selling and Tuesday's stark reversal have become commonplace in traders' calendars in 2014," said Andrew Wilkinson, chief market analyst at Interactive Brokers LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut.
    "Investors have clearly got an appetite for equities displaying strong momentum, no matter whether geopolitical risks or fears for the health of the recovery stand in their path."
    The CBOE Volatility Index, Wall Street's fear barometer, slid 11.9 percent to end at 14.10 on Tuesday. That was a sharp reversal from Monday, when the VIX rose 14 percent.
    The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 227.85 points or 1.41 percent, to end at 16,395.88. The S&P 500 gained 28.18 points or 1.53 percent, to finish at 1,873.91. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 74.671 points or 1.75 percent, to close at 4,351.972.
    The S&P 500 ended at a record high for the second time since Friday, when the broad index finished February with a milestone. In Tuesday's session, industrials and financials ranked among the biggest gainers. The benchmark index is up 1.4 percent for the year.
    The Wilshire 5000 Index closed above 20,000 for the first time. The index has gained 193.55 percent or $15.9 trillion from its low on March 9, 2009, after the financial crisis.
    "The longer-term trend of the U.S. equity indexes remains positive," but short-term indicators "remain overbought and are peaking as most indexes rally back to resistance at their 2014 highs," said Robert Sluymer, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, LLC in New York.
    Walt Disney Co shares hit a record intraday high after reaching a deal with Dish Network that lets the No. 2 satellite TV provider carry Disney-owned networks such as ABC and ESPN, and deliver the content outside of a traditional TV subscription. Disney shares rose 2.8 percent to close at $81.71, after hitting an all-time intraday high of $82.17.
    Qualcomm Inc rose 3.4 percent to end at $76.11, off an all-time intraday high of $76.79 reached on Tuesday. The world's biggest cellphone chip maker raised its stock-buyback authorization by $5 billion to $7.8 billion, and increased its cash dividend by 20 percent.
    Shares of RadioShack Corp plunged 17.3 percent to $2.25. The struggling retailer said it would close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after a huge drop in holiday sales.
    About 7.4 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges, slightly lower than the 7 billion average for the past month, according to data from BATS Global Markets.
    Advancers beat decliners by a ratio of about 5 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange, while on the Nasdaq, more than four stocks rose for every one that fell.


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  • 18:10

    The Past And The Future Of The Koko Crater Stairs

    » Huffington Post

    Due to the increasing numbers of rescues on the Koko Crater Stairs — the so called “Stairmaster from Hell” — some hikers worry that the city might be gearing up to prohibit access to the trail.

    They point to the uncertain future of the popular


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  • 18:05

    Feds Seize $30 Million Of Cocaine Near Puerto Rico

    » Huffington Post

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have seized $30 million worth of cocaine and charged two men with drug smuggling.

    U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez says agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found more than 1,100 kilograms (2,400 pounds) aboard a boat headed toward Puerto Rico with two men who claimed to be from the Dominican Republic.


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  • 18:03

    With 2015 budget, Pentagon looks beyond Afghanistan

    » Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon unveiled a $496 billion base budget on Tuesday that looks beyond Afghanistan to future U.S. security challenges after a dozen years of war, cutting the military to afford more training and new weapons as it adapts to an era of tighter spending.image
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  • 18:02

    New Mexico Governor to Unveil GOP Candidates Plan

    » ABC News
    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to unveil plan to attract more GOP Latino, woman candidates
    3.04.
  • 18:02

    Lea Michele Opens Up About Cory Monteith, Possible 'Glee' Spinoff

    » Huffington Post

    Lea Michele has nothing but fond memories of Cory Monteith, and would like his fans to have the same.

    In a recently released Seventeen magazine interview, Michele opens up about the relationship she had with her late boyfriend and "Glee" co-star.

    “I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction -- unfortunately, it won," Michele says of Monteith's battle with heroin and alcohol.


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  • 18:01

    Mardi Gras hangover? Scientists suspect it won't slow you down

    » CNET News
    We celebrate, and we pay the price. You might think that having a tough "morning after" would lead people to swear alcohol off for a while. But a new study suggests that might not be the case. [Read more]image
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  • 18:00

    Fluffy Friends: Disabled Dog and Rescue Chicken Bond

    » MSNBC

    Why did the chicken cross the road? Perhaps to get to her best friend, a disabled Chihuahua.

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  • 18:00

    What Lies Beneath: Scientists Get First Peek at Rare Deep-Sea Life

    » MSNBC
    A crushing dive into the ocean's darkest realms has revealed surprising differences among the marine life that populates the Pacific Ocean's deepest depths.
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  • 18:00

    John Travolta: 'Beating Myself Up' Over Name Flub at Oscars

    » MSNBC

    John Travolta issues a statement regarding his mispronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars: "I’ve been beating myself up all day."

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  • 17:58

    Khloe Kardashian And Lamar Odom Reportedly Burglarized, Out $250,000 In Jewelry

    » Huffington Post

    Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have one more thing to deal with before they officially call it quits and move on: Their former home has been allegedly burglarized. According to TMZ, the thieves took off with $250,000-worth of jewelry and watches.

    Per TMZ, Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner realized the trinkets were missing Monday, March 3, when they went back to the house to clean it up before its new tenant, Kaley Cuoco, moves in.

    Kardashian addressed the incident on Twitter, writing to her over nine million followers earlier today:


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  • 17:57

    West Hits Limits in Cowing Putin

    » Wall Street Journal
    Threats by the U.S. and European powers to impose tough sanctions on Russia over its incursion into Ukraine have run into a difficult economic reality: the West has as much at stake as Moscow.
    3.04.
  • 17:56

    Obama Budget's Major Spending, Revenue Categories

    » ABC News
    Summary of spending programs and revenue sources in Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2015
    3.04.
  • 17:56

    Pope Francis Opens Castel Gandolfo Barberini Gardens To The Public

    » Huffington Post

    In his characteristic inclusive fashion, Pope Francis has thrown open the doors to the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo to the public so that more people can enjoy the splendor of the Barberini Gardens. As of March 1, visitors may access the gardens from Monday to Saturday, says the Vatican Insider.

    Castel Gandolfo has traditionally served as the papal summer residence. Located south of Rome, in the Alban hills, the complex includes the Barberini gardens, the papal palace, a 62-acre farm, and the remains of a Roman villa.

    Vatican Radio reported that the director of the Vatican Museums said that Pope Francis personally decided to make the gardens of the Pontifical Villas accessible.


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  • 17:54

    Greenpeace Hangs Banners At Procter & Gamble Headquarters To Protest Deforestation

    » Huffington Post

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A protest in which Greenpeace activists using a zip line unfurled huge banners at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Cincinnati has ended.

    Cincinnati police say nine protesters have been arrested. Police say they were initially being held on charges including vandalism and burglary and were still being questioned Tuesday afternoon.

    The environmental organization says the 60-foot banners on P&G's two towers were in protest of the consumer products company's use of palm oil from a supplier that Greenpeace says is linked to tropical forest destruction in Indonesia.


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  • 17:54

    Replay review in Rangers-Angels confirms call

    » Yahoo News
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — An instant replay review in the exhibition game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels has confirmed the umpire's call.
    3.04.
  • 17:54

    John Travolta Comments On Idina Menzel 'Adele Dazeem' Gaff

    » Huffington Post

    John Travolta has exited a kingdom of isolation to make a statement about his now-infamous Idina Menzel gaff during Sunday's Oscars.

    "I've been beating myself up all day. Then I thought ... what would Idina Menzel say ... 'She'd say, Let it go, let it go!'" Travolta, who introduced Menzel as "Adele Dazeem," said via his publicist. "Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy 'Frozen' took home two Oscars Sunday night!"

    Travolta's flub was an instant viral smash, spawning fake Twitter accounts (here's our favorite) and the "Adele Dazeem Name Generator" (HuffPost Entertainment becomes Hubert Edjans). According to E! News, Menzel herself was not fazed by the mistake: "She thought it was so funny. She was like, 'What are you going to do?'" a source told the website.


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  • 17:53

    Teen Loses Effort to Make Parents Pay High School Tuition

    » ABC News
    A New Jersey family heads to court today with the teenage daughter facing off against her parents in a battle to get them to pay for her schooling and living costs even though she's 18.
    3.04.
  • 17:53

    Orioles sign southpaw Santana after long layoff

    » Yahoo News

    Johan Santana of the New York Mets poses for a photograph during spring training media photo day at Tradition Field on February 21, 2013 in Port St. Lucie, FloridaSarasota (United States) (AFP) - Johan Santana, twice named his league's top pitcher, signed a deal with Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday as he bids to make a comeback after undergoing left-shoulder surgery. Santana last pitched in August 2012 for the New York Mets, the southpaw missing the 2013 campaign while recovering from surgery last April. Santana, who turns 35 later this month, won American League Cy Young Awards as top pitcher with Minnesota in 2004 and 2006. The Orioles signed a developmental-level contract with Santana but offered an invitation to their pre-season training camp to allow him a chance to make the top squad.


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  • 17:53

    Yahoo reportedly testing app-install ads similar to Facebook's

    » CNET News
    To try and rack up advertising revenue from mobile developers, Yahoo is testing an ad unit that would be familiar to Facebook users. [Read more]image
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  • 17:52

    Alan Grayson Denies Shoving His Wife During Domestic Dispute

    » Huffington Post

    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is denying an accusation by his wife that he injured her during a domestic dispute last Saturday.

    In a complaint filed Monday and reported by the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday, Lolita Grayson accused her husband of pushing her against a door at their Florida home, allegedly causing her to fall to the ground.

    A judge has since granted a temporary protective injunction against the congressman.


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  • 17:51

    HUFFPOST HILL - D.C. Council Boards Choomwagon

    » Huffington Post

    John Boehner denounced President Obama's spending bill as "the most irresponsible budget yet," but didn't say whether the increased cigarette and alcohol taxes had anything to do with it. Republicans continue to harangue President Obama over his foreign policy, while President Obama longs for the heady days of dispatching marines to waste sea pirates. And the D.C. Council passed a law decriminalizing marijuana, while the Oklahoma House passed a law allowing people to say "Merry Christmas" in public schools. Good work, representative democracy. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Tuesday, March 4th, 2014:

    WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS UKRAINE HELP PACKAGE - AP: "The Obama administration readied economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday as it formally announced an aid package of $1 billion in energy subsidies to Ukraine amid worries that Moscow would extend its military reach into the mainland of the former Soviet republic. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kiev for a five-hour show of support for the fledgling Ukraine government as it grapples with a military takeover of Crimea, a strategic, mostly pro-Russian region in the country's southeast. Kerry also was to pay homage to the dozens of protesters who were slain Feb. 20 in anti-government demonstrations that days later ousted Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. As Kerry arrived, the White House announced a package of energy aid, training for financial and election institutions, and anti-corruption efforts. U.S. officials traveling with Kerry also said the Obama administration is considering slapping Russia with unspecified economic sanctions as soon as this week." [Associated Press]

    HAVE WE ACHIEVED PEAK #BENGHAZI? "Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that the Russian invasion into Ukraine has its roots in Benghazi. 'It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression,' he tweeted. Russia, of course, undertook a similar action in Georgia over four years before Benghazi… Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin did not appear to be pleased with Graham's tweet, telling him to 'just stop' with that kind of approach." [HuffPost]


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  • 17:50

    Teen Sues Parents, Claiming They Owe Her Money For College

    » NPR News

    Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.

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  • 17:48

    Obama: Putin's moves in Ukraine aren't that clever

    » CBS News
    President says Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to intervene in Ukraine will only push away other allies
    3.04.
  • 17:46

    Obama is “deporter-in-chief,” says prominent Latino group

    » CBS News
    National Council of La Raza, normally a top Obama ally on immigration reform, is growing impatient
    3.04.
  • 17:46

    Parents Take 12-Year-Old Who Is Losing His Eyesight On A Dream Trip To See The World

    » Huffington Post

    Twelve-year-old Louis Corbett and two of his older brothers have a genetic disorder, known as retinitis pigmentosa, that causes eyesight to deteriorate over time. However, Louis has an accelerated version. His mom, Catherine Corbett, told CNN that he's likely to lose his vision soon. So instead of watching the world fade away, his parents have a plan to help Louis see it all.

    "This year we're going to try and fill his world with as many beautiful images as we can," Catherine said. The family explains how on their crowd funding page called "Louis' BIG Trip":

    This trip is to fill his 'visual database' with colours, textures, shapes, sights and sunsets. We also want to equip him with the confidence and resilience to become an strong, confident young man who knows no limits.
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  • 17:46

    Homeless Man 'Wins' Lottery And The First Thing He Wants To Do Is Share The Money With Others

    » Huffington Post

    YouTube prankster Magic of Rahat usually regales us with antics that freak his victims out. (Like the time he made skeletons pull up to drive-thru windows as Halloween approached.)

    But, on Tuesday, the funny guy shared a pretty heartwarming stunt that will bring you to happy tears.

    Rahat decided to give a lottery ticket to a homeless man. But, before handing it over, he gave a store clerk $1,000, and arranged for the clerk to pretend that it was a winning ticket and to give the cash to the homeless man.


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  • 17:45

    Court-martial begins for US general over sex assault

    » Yahoo News

    A member of the 82nd Airborne on May 30, 2012 in Wheaton, IllinoisWashington (AFP) - Court-martial proceedings began Tuesday for a US general accused of sexual assault and other crimes in an extraordinary case that could shape a debate about the military's justice system.


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  • 17:44

    PTSD Before It Had a Name: Vietnam Vets Sue U.S. Military

    » MSNBC

    A class-action lawsuit by Vietnam vets asks the Pentagon to reverse less-than-honorable discharges, due to PTSD symptoms suffered after combat.

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  • 17:44

    Carry-on crackdown: United enforces bag size limit

    » Associated Press 3.04.
  • 17:44

    Obama's budget: Election-year themes to rally Dems

    » Associated Press 3.04.
  • 17:44

    Defiant Putin drops cool demeanor in Ukraine talk

    » Associated Press 3.04.
  • 17:40

    US appeals to Asian allies to improve relations

    » Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appealed Tuesday to its closest Asian allies, Japan and South Korea, to improve their strained relations, saying there's an urgent need to show restraint on "difficult historical issues."
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