October 17, 2018

Mega Millions winning numbers for $667M jackpot drawn; Jackpot grows to record $868M after no winner

The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has grown to a record $868 million.

The jackpot is the largest in Mega Millions history and has a cash option of $494 million.

The winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing were: 3-45-49-61-69 Mega Ball: 9 

October 8, 2018

Vikings' Kirk Cousins is 'excited' to see if Saints' Drew Brees will break all-time passing record vs. Redskins

Kirk Cousins is having a standout start to the NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings, but he's going to keep an eye on the Washington Redskins-New Orleans Saints game on Monday Night Football.
Cousins -- who spent the first six years of his career with the Redskins before signing a blockbuster deal with the Vikings this offseason -- tweeted that he's eager to see if Saints quarterback href="https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/redskins-vs-saints-week-5-date-time-tv-channel-live-stream-how-watch">Drew Brees will break the record for career passing yards against his former team. Brees needs just 201 yards to break the record, which is currently held by Peyton Manning at 71,940 yards.

Chiefs show that Patrick Mahomes doesn't always have to carry them

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Even as they were piling up points at an NFL-leading rate, it was natural to wonder whether the Kansas City Chiefs were legitimate Super Bowl contenders because of a defense that allowed points almost as fast.
The Chiefs might have answered the question on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium. If the 5-0 Chiefs continue to play on defense the way they did against the Jaguars, anything seems possible.

October 5, 2018

Casas móviles, apartamentos, hoteles para damnificados del desastre de gas de la ciudad de Lawrence

La Administración Baker-Polito, MEMA, funcionarios locales y Columbia Gas anuncian opciones de vivienda para los clientes afectados que prefieren no quedarse en sus hogares durante los esfuerzos de restauración
Los clientes afectados de Columbia Gas que decidan ser ubicados en viviendas alternativas deben llamar a la línea de reclamaciones de Columbia Gas al: 1-800-590-5571
LAWRENCE - La Administración Baker-Polito, la Agencia de Administración de Emergencias de Massachusetts, los alcaldes Rivera, Maylor y Flanagan y Columbia Gas anunciaron hoy que se ofrecerán viviendas alternativas a los clientes afectados por el incidente de gas del 13 de septiembre que eligen no quedarse en sus casas, a la vez que el clima se torna más frío. El programa de vivienda, que incluye habitaciones de hotel, apartamentos, remolques de viaje, centros y refugios de calentamiento combinado, está siendo coordinado por Columbia Gas con el apoyo de agencias locales y estatales y otras entidades. Los clientes afectados podrán permanecer en viviendas alternativas hasta que se restablezca el servicio de gas en sus hogares.

October 4, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo accuser had suicidal thoughts after alleged rape, lawyer says

The woman who claims soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas now says the alleged assault left her with post-traumatic stress. Kathryn Mayorga wants an eight-year-old legal settlement of her charges thrown out because psychological injuries made her incompetent to agree to it. Ronaldo denies any wrongdoing. Amid the accusations Ronaldo has been left off Portugal's national team for two upcoming matches, according to the Associated Press. Las Vegas police are now reopening their investigation into the assault allegations. Mayorga's attorney says his client was inspired by the #MeToo movement and is speaking out now in hopes of encouraging anyone who's suffered sexual assault in their past to come forward, reports CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas.

October 3, 2018

What just happened with my phone? FEMA tests 'presidential alerts' for the first time

No need to panic. You aren’t the only one who just received an alert from the president of the United States.
On Wednesday at 2:18 p.m. ET, smartphones in the U.S. were buzzing with a test of a “presidential alert,” managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to warn residents about national emergencies.
The system was put in place due to a law passed during the tenure of former President Barack Obama but didn't get its first test until Wednesday, under the Trump administration.
"The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed," read a statement from FEMA ahead of the alert test.

Packages sent to Pentagon test positive for ricin

Initial analysis of two letters sent to the Pentagon tested positive for the deadly poison ricin on Tuesday. The Secret Service is investigating another suspicious envelope sent to President Trump on Monday. It was intercepted before reaching the White House.
Investigators are trying to figure out if one person or a group is behind the packages. Meanwhile the Pentagon's mail delivery center is under quarantine, reports CBS News' Jeff Pegues. One was addressed to Defense Secretary James Mattis and the other to Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson.

LeBron’s “Posse” Shatter Record With $1 Billion Deal

There’s a saying that 99% of the world follows: “keep your work life separate from your personal life”.
LeBron ignored that advice and hired his 3 closest friends to manage every aspect of his financial life. They’re making a name for themselves as a powerful, influential group and have now solidified their places in the history books by closing the biggest deal in sports history, valued at over $1 billion…
Most people would think it’d be crazy to hire a group of inexperienced friends to manage your multi-million dollar finances. When we say inexperienced, we mean inexperienced. None of them had gone to business school or even finish college for that matter. None of them ever closed a 6-figure deal, let alone the tens of millions LeBron was used to.
But LeBron knew they had talent and “street smarts” and they’d be super successful if they were just given a chance and boy was he right…

September 18, 2018

In a Florence flood, she tried to hold onto her baby. But the water ripped him away.

CHARLOTTE —When Dazia Lee tries to bring order to the disorder of that night, it helps her to think in numbers. She thinks of the exact times of every decision, every call, every bit of bad news — reference points leading until the very last when, at 10:20 a.m. on Monday, she received a call from a county detective saying that the body of her 1-year-old son, Kaiden, had been found 15 feet underwater.
The story of how that happened began the night before, on Sunday, at 7:02.
Credit: The Washington Post

September 11, 2018

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims

NEW YORK — Americans were commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims Tuesday, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation's biggest city.
Margie Miller was among the thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others who gathered on a misty Tuesday morning at the memorial plaza where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood. She came to the site from her home in suburban Baldwin, as she does 10 or so times a year, to remember her husband, Joel Miller. Only a few fragments of his remains were recovered.

August 29, 2018

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled Southern California on Tuesday night and was quickly followed by a 3.4-magnitude aftershock, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Associated Press reported the quake shook buildings in downtown Los Angeles and could be felt 40 miles to the northwest in Sylmar. The quake was also be felt in northern portions of San Diego County, including a location 80 miles away.
The main quake was widely felt, either as a sharp jolt near the epicenter or a rolling motion farther away.
Tuesday night's quake came just a day after the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs was jolted by a magnitude 3.0 quake north of Indio and east of Desert Hot Springs, according to the USGS.