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In Alaska, budget cuts threaten the fight against climate change

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The 47th Earth Day on Saturday was marked by hundreds of rallies around the world to support the sciences and defend climate research that the White House is threatening to no longer fund.  Alaska may be ground zero for these cuts, despite environmental changes that have scientists deeply concerned. Jeremy Mathis, …

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WikiLeaks releases more CIA docs as U.S. weighs charges

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WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks released what it claims is the 31-page user guide for a CIA device code-named “Weeping Angel.” It can turn some Samsung TVs into surveillance tools with an implant for recording audio from a TV’s built-in microphone. Posted online Friday, the release is the latest dump of classified …

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Ala. congressman fields tough questions during town-hall marathon

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Congress goes back to work Monday after a two-week recess. Some Republicans who returned to their districts avoided tough questions from constituents, but not Congressman Bradley Byrne. The Alabama lawmaker held 11 town halls in four days. He drove himself and his staff across rural Alabama, where he fielded concerns …

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Berkeley reverses course on Ann Coulter speech

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BERKELEY — The University of California, Berkeley, reversed its decision Thursday to cancel a speech by conservative commentator Ann Coulter over security concerns. They are now offering a make-up date at a more secure venue. On the Berkeley campus, opposition to Ann Coulter’s appearance adds to a growing impression that …

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Possible conflict of interest involves Ivanka Trump

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WASHINGTON — The Trump family has vowed to keep its vast financial interests separate from the government. But on Tuesday, CBS News learned of a possible conflict of interest involving the president’s daughter and top adviser, Ivanka.  China gave her business potentially lucrative trademark approvals on the day that she …

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How McDonald's workers led cops to Facebook slaying fugitive

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HARBORCREEK Twp., Penn. — The man who randomly gunned down a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook killed himself Tuesday during a police chase in Pennsylvania that began when McDonald’s employees recognized him at a drive-thru and attempted to stall him as they contacted police. It …

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Police: Facebook murder suspect kills himself

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Last Updated Apr 18, 2017 12:09 PM EDT ERIE COUNTY, Pa. — The man suspected of killing of an elderly man and posting the gruesome video to Facebook shot and killed himself Tuesday in Erie County, Pa., police say. Steve Stephens, 37, was wanted in the Sunday killing of Robert …

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