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Dangerous Bacteria Survive In Contact Lens Cleaning Solution

Dangerous Bacteria Survive In Contact Lens Cleaning Solution

Source: Robert Preidt / CBS News Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause microbial keratitis. This is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can cause vision […]

Ex-Calif. City Leader Gets 12 Years In Prison For Corruption

Ex-Calif. City Leader Gets 12 Years In Prison For Corruption

Source: AP / CBS News LOS ANGELES - Robert Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell, Calif., was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city. Rizzo, 60, apologized during sentencing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, telling the […]

Sean Combs To Give Commencement Speech At Howard University

Sean Combs To Give Commencement Speech At Howard University

Source: AP / CBS News Rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. Ge will receive an honorary […]

Nearly 10 Percent Of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

Nearly 10 Percent Of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

Source: Serena Gordon / CBS News The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes was 5.5 percent of the U.S. population. By 2010, that number had […]

Rolling Stone Flubs U.S. Constitution Tattoo On Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cover

Rolling Stone Flubs U.S. Constitution Tattoo On Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cover

Source: AP / CBS News The cover image of next month’s Rolling Stone magazine featuring the “Veep” star depicts a nude Louis-Dreyfus with a tattoo of the U.S. Constitution signed by John Hancock across her back. The problem is Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. Louis-Dreyfus jokingly blamed the blunder on Mike McClintock, the fictional “Veep” […]

DOJ: Albuquerque Police Use “Excessive Force”

DOJ: Albuquerque Police Use “Excessive Force”

Source: CBS News On Thursday, the Justice Department announced its findings that the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) has engaged in a pattern or practice of excessive force. The investigation, which was launched on Nov. 27, 2012 and was conducted jointly by the department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New […]

Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman On “Late Show”

Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman On “Late Show”

Source: CBS News CBS didn’t waste too much time finding a new host for the “Late Show.” Exactly a week after David Letterman announced his plans to retire, his replacement has been named. Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” will succeed Letterman. “Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected […]

Nigeria Child Bride Poisons Husband Forced On Her

Nigeria Child Bride Poisons Husband Forced On Her

Source: AP/ CBS News KANO, Nigeria – Police say a child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria prepared a poisoned meal that has killed her groom and three of his friends. They quote 14-year-old Wasila Umaru as saying she used rat poison in the food because she was forced to marry a man she did not […]

Mickey Rooney’s Will Leaves Estate To Stepson, Cuts Out Family

Mickey Rooney’s Will Leaves Estate To Stepson, Cuts Out Family

Source: AP / CBS News LOS ANGELES – Mickey Rooney signed his last will just weeks before death, leaving a modest estate to a stepson who had been his caretaker, but the actor had no intention of ending his Hollywood career anytime soon, his attorney said Tuesday. Rooney’s death Sunday occurred after the actor began to have difficulty […]

U.S. Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills More Than 6 Million Piglets

U.S. Bacon Prices Rise After Virus Kills More Than 6 Million Piglets

Source: AP / CBS News MILWAUKEE – A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more. Estimates vary, but one […]

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