2 dead, 116 injured in South Carolina Amtrak crash

2 dead, 116 injured in South Carolina Amtrak crash

Last Updated Feb 4, 2018 12:36 PM EST CAYCE, S.C. — At least two people were killed and 116 others injured when a train traveling from New York to Miami struck a freight train Sunday morning, authorities said. The crash left thousands of gallons of oil spilled at the scene near Columbia, South Carolina. The collision occurred in Cayce around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, Lexington County spokesperson Harrison Cahill said. He said the injuries ranged from…

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Police: $165K worth of jewelry stolen from John Stamos’ fiancee

Police: $165K worth of jewelry stolen from John Stamos’ fiancee

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Police say burglars stole $165,000 in jewelry from a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel that was occupied by actor John Stamos’ fiancee. A police statement says Caitlin McHugh was away from her room Friday evening when a crook or crooks got in and took several items of jewelry. It’s unclear how the burglars got inside. There’s no indication of forced entry.  Police did not disclose if the jewelry was in…

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Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water

Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water

This week, “48 Hours” first reported that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had talked for the first time about their investigation into the drowning death of iconic actress Natalie Wood 36 years ago. They are now calling her husband, actor Robert Wagner, a person of interest. “As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think he’s more of a person of interest now,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant John Corina…

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Janet Jackson ends speculation about Super Bowl appearance

Janet Jackson ends speculation about Super Bowl appearance

MINNEAPOLIS — Together again? Not so much. Janet Jackson has shut down any rumors that she will be joining Justin Timberlake during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. “To put to rest any speculation or rumors as to whether I will be performing at the Super Bowl tomorrow; I will not,” Jackson said in a statement released Saturday. “Thank you for your support and I do look forward to seeing you all very soon.”  Timberlake…

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Tillerson visits Argentina national park on horseback, presses for ecological partnership

Tillerson visits Argentina national park on horseback, presses for ecological partnership

BARILOCHE, Argentina — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed Saturday in Argentina’s stunning Patagonia mountains on a mission to visit the country’s largest national parks on horseback. Donning a pair of jeans, brown cowboy boots and a blue baseball cap embossed with a Secretary of State emblem, Tillerson told Argentinians at the stable that the ride would be a “treat.” Tillerson met with the leadership of the national park but kept reporters away from photographing…

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Paul Ryan tweets about woman’s $1.50 pay increase in tax overhaul, then deletes it

Paul Ryan tweets about woman’s $1.50 pay increase in tax overhaul, then deletes it

House Speaker Paul Ryan sent a tweet Saturday morning calling out a teacher’s comments in an Associated Press article saying she has already seen a $1.50 increase per pay period since the tax overhaul. But the tweet was quickly mocked and Wisconsin Republican deleted his tweet within hours.  In a tweet sent at 11:51 a.m., Ryan linked to an Associated Press article about workers starting to see increase in their paychecks from the GOP’s tax…

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GOP memo fallout: How is the Justice Department responding?

GOP memo fallout: How is the Justice Department responding?

The biggest question that remains about the controversial release of a GOP memo is how it will impact deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel investigation, CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid said. Rosenstein has final approval over any charges that special counsel Robert Mueller could bring.  On Friday, President Trump authorized the release of a memo written by House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes that alleged improper surveillance of the…

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Women accused of burning 5-year-old girl in voodoo ritual

Women accused of burning 5-year-old girl in voodoo ritual

EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Two sisters allegedly tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave, police said. The women also threatened to cut off the head of the girl’s 8-year-old brother with a machete, authorities said. The boy said his sister was tied down on at least two occasions while the sisters blew fire over her face and cut…

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Flu epidemic is not letting up

Flu epidemic is not letting up

The flu epidemic is not letting up. Forty-two states saw high levels of activity last week. So far this season, 53 children have died. Seven-year-old Savanna Jessie loved to draw and color, according to her obituary. The first-grader from Indiana was found unresponsive at home after testing positive for influenza B, strep throat, and scarlet fever. The local coroner is now investigating her death. “We’re seeing deaths increase in children and in adults,” said Dr….

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Deadly flu epidemic not letting up

Deadly flu epidemic not letting up

Last Updated Feb 4, 2018 9:32 AM EST The flu epidemic is not letting up. Forty-two states saw high levels of activity last week. So far this season, 53 children have died. Seven-year-old Savanna Jessie loved to draw and color, according to her obituary. The first-grader from Indiana was found unresponsive at home after testing positive for influenza B, strep throat, and scarlet fever. The local coroner is now investigating her death. “We’re seeing deaths…

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