Looking to purchase a home? These U.S. cities are the most buyer-friendly.

By Khristopher J. Brooks Edited By Anne Marie Lee May 17, 2024 / 5:00 AM EDT / CBS News Miami ranks among least affordable cities amid housing crisis, market cooldown coming? | Miami Life Miami ranks among least affordable cities amid housing crisis, market cooldown coming? | Miami Life 20:30 Prospective homebuyers in search of less competition and more selection may want to consider moving to the South, according to a housing market heat index from real estate marketplace Zillow. That’s because a boom in construction in Texas and Florida has stabilized home prices and eased competition in those regions, Zillow’s new index shows.  If fewer homes go pending quickly, more listings see price cuts or fewer buyers click on a listing, the index will trend toward buyers.  In most major U.S. cities, buyers this year face slim pickings compared with the number of homes for sale before the pandemic, however, inventory in Texas cities Austin and San Antonio has actually grown higher. In Florida, cities Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville “have among the smallest deficits,” according to Zillow.  The Sunshine and Lone Star states were the

Lainey Wilson the big winner at 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards

May 17, 2024 / 4:50 AM EDT / AP “CBS Evening News” headlines for May 16, 2024 “CBS Evening News” headlines for Thursday, May 16, 2024 00:35 Lainey Wilson took home female artist of the year and the top prize of entertainer of the year at the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’ve been in Nashville for 13 years doing this,” Wilson started her speech. “Everybody in this category has loved on me and believed on me,” she added. “And I love y’all for that.” She joins an exclusive category of women who have earned the top prize: Miranda Lambert was named entertainer of the year in 2022. In 2020, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for the title, the first time ever for a tie and the first time a woman had won the category since Taylor Swift in 2012. Lainey Wilson, winner of the Entertainer of the Year award, Female Artist of the Year, and Music Event of the Year award for “Save Me,” poses in the press room during the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at

Residents, visitors meet with local law enforcement at farmers’ market in San Luis Obispo

Residents and visitors to San Luis Obispo’s popular downtown farmers’ market were met with a special event Thursday evening. It was Law Enforcement Night at the market, part of the county’s National Law Enforcement Week commemoration. The free, family-friendly event allowed children of all ages to engage in interactive educational demonstrations, test out equipment, view tools such as robots and vehicles, and ask law enforcement officers questions, all while celebrating vital county personnel. “This is just a great opportunity for us to interact with our community,” said Grace Norris, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office public information officer. “We are part of this community and we care about this community. Being able to just have conversations with people tonight, being able to talk about what we do as your sheriff’s office, and show our different specialty units … we’re grateful for this opportunity.” Public safety personnel from across the county were represented at over 15 booths throughout the multi-block market area, including search and rescue, the underwater search-and-recovery team, and the county’s bomb task force.

Construction underway in Grover Beach for West Grand Avenue Streetscape Project

Road work began this week in Grover Beachs downtown area. One resident reached out to KSBY asking what it was all about, and it seems they werent the only one who was curious. I was wondering what was going on on Grand Avenue, Grover Beach resident Jen Riles told me. I contacted the city of Grover Beach for more information and it turns out that the construction is part of the West Grand Avenue Streetscape Project, a $4.2 million initiative aimed at enhancing the downtown core, slowing traffic, and encouraging pedestrian use. I feel that it’s going to make it more beautiful,” said Karen Grossini, owner of First Class Seconds. “I mean, it looks really good down the street and I think that continuing on down to 4th Street is going to really improve Grover Beach’s appearance. Construction on the project will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. It’s expected to take several months to complete with a target end date in late 2024. I don’t have things to do, but there’s people that have to get to work,” said

Got a data breach letter? How to handle your data leaked online

Another day, another data breach. Recently, AT&T sent customers a letter informing them that their information had been released on the dark web, making it easily accessible to anyone. “So when we see things like AT&T, you cannot be removed from the AT&T data breach because tens of thousands of people had it now because it’s published on the internet and it’s easily downloadable by anyone,” explained Troy Hunt, creator of the website “Have I Been Pwned.” Hunt’s website allows you to check if your personal information and passwords have been exposed in any of the 760+ data breaches compiled on the site, including leaks from well-known companies like Facebook, Adobe, LinkedIn, and Dropbox. The real danger lies in the fact that when your password is exposed in a breach, hackers often attempt to use it to log into other websites. “It’s mass automated, it’s done at really, really high volumes. And suddenly, because you’ve reused your password across sites, someone’s now into your social media accounts or whatever else it may be where you’ve reused those credentials,” said Hunt. To combat this issue, it’s

Aid starts flowing into Gaza Strip across pier U.S. just finished building

May 17, 2024 / 3:32 AM EDT / CBS/AP U.S. military finishes installing Gaza pier U.S. military finishes installing Gaza aid pier 02:56 Washington — Trucks carrying badly needed aid for the Gaza Strip rolled across a newly built  temporary U.S. floating pier into the besieged enclave for the first time Friday as Israeli restrictions on border crossings and heavy fighting hinder food and other supplies reaching people there. The shipment is the first in an operation that American military officials anticipate could scale up to 150 truckloads a day entering the Gaza Strip as Israel presses in on the southern city of Rafah  and its 7-month offensive against Hamas rages on. But the U.S. and aid groups also warn that the pier project isn’t considered a substitute for land deliveries that could bring in all the food, water and fuel needed in Gaza. Before the war, more than 500 truckloads entered Gaza on an average day. Members of the U.S. Army and Navy and the Israeli military put in place the Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver humanitarian aid on the Gaza coast

Thursday’s high school boys’ volleyball playoff results and pairings

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONALS Thursday’s Results Semifinals Division I Loyola d. Corona del Mar, 25-22, 25-16, 25-18Mira Costa d. Torrey Pines, 25-16, 25-18, 25-18 Division II St. Margaret’s d. San Clemente, 25-19, 27-25, 21-25, 25-20Redondo Union d. Carlsbad, 25-19, 25-20, 30-28 Division III La Costa Canyon d. Sage Creek, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-19West Ranch d. Mission Vista, 23-25, 25-21, 32-30, 25-17 Division IV Arroyo Grande d. Foothills Christian, 24-26, 25-21, 25-20, 22-25, 18-16Grant d. High Tech San Diego, 25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 20-25, 19-17 Saturday’s Schedule (All matches at 6 p.m. unless noted) Finals Division I #2 Mira Costa (37-4) at #1 Loyola (31-1-1) Division II #5 St. Margaret’s (34-4) at #2 Redondo Union (31-8) Division III #4 La Costa Canyon (17-19) at #2 West Ranch (27-11) Division IV #2 Grant (33-8-2) at #1 Arroyo Grande (21-12) More to Read

Passenger Arrested in Fatal Shooting on Metro Bus in Commerce

A man was fatally shot on board a Metro bus in Commerce Thursday and a fellow passenger is in custody. Deputies responded to the 6200 block of Slauson Avenue, between Eastern and Garfield avenues, around 4:50 p.m. regarding a shots fired call, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “Both the victim and the suspect were passengers on the bus,” sheriff’s homicide Lt. Arturo Spencer told reporters. The suspect approached the victim while on board the bus, shot him and then ran off the bus, Spencer added. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died. The suspect was captured near Peachtree and Eastern avenues, a short distance from the shooting, Spencer said. “The tragic incident this afternoon aboard a Metro bus in the Commerce area exemplifies how violence is increasing in society overall and spilling into our local communities. Metro is saddened by this incident and extends our deepest sympathies to the victim’s family,” Metro spokesman Patrick Chandler told City News Service. The shooting came hours after Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board of Directors Chair Karen Bass said she has

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting on Metro Bus in Commerce

A man was fatally shot on board a Metro bus in Commerce Thursday and a suspect is in custody. Deputies responded to the 6200 block of Slauson Avenue, between Eastern and Garfield avenues, around 4:50 p.m. regarding a shots fired called, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “Both the victim and the suspect were passengers on the bus,” sheriff’s homicide Lt. Arturo Spencer told reporters. The suspect approached the victim while on board the bus, shot him and then ran off the bus, Spencer added. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died. The suspect was captured near Peachtree and Eastern avenues, a short distance from the shooting, Spencer said. “The tragic incident this afternoon aboard a Metro bus in the Commerce area exemplifies how violence is increasing in society overall and spilling into our local communities. Metro is saddened by this incident and extends our deepest sympathies to the victim’s family,” Metro spokesman Patrick Chandler told City News Service. The shooting came hours after Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board of Directors Chair Karen Bass said she has ordered

Violent Rolex watch robbery caught on camera in downtown L.A.

Security video captured a robber violently beating a man to steal his Rolex watch in downtown Los Angeles. The incident happened on April 28 as the suspect followed the victim into a building on the 800 block of West 1st Street. The suspect was identified as Pablo Garcia, 25, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Video shows the victim entering the lobby of a building and approaching an elevator door. Garcia, who is wearing a black and white hoodie, is seen following closely behind. As the victim faces the elevator doors, Garcia grabs the man’s Rolex watch on his wrist. As the victim turns around, Garcia punches him in the face, knocking him to the ground. The victim’s sunglasses and possibly his wallet are seen flying across the lobby floor. Garcia struggles to remove the watch from the man’s wrist. As the victim tries to sit up, the suspect repeatedly punches him in the head and face, eventually knocking him unconscious, police said. A suspect was arrested after beating a man unconscious to steal his Rolex watch in downtown Los Angeles on April 28

Suspects wanted for ransacking Target store in Orange County

Security video captured two men ransacking a Target in Orange County and escaping with nearly $1,200 worth of merchandise.  The theft happened at a Target store located on the 13200 block of Jamboree Road in Irvine, according to police. Surveillance video captured the men entering the store and heading directly to the baby care section. They began quickly grabbing the merchandise off display shelves. One man stuffed items into a plastic bag while the other grabbed a box and whatever else he could hold. They were seen sprinting towards the store’s exit, running through a line of other customers who looked on in surprise. Irvine police said the men escaped with around $1,200 worth of breast pumps. They left the area before officers could arrive. From left: Photos of one male suspect and two photos of a second suspect are seen in security video images from the Irvine Police Deaprtment. The two men ransacked shelves at Target, stealing nearly $1,200 worth of breast pumps in Irvine. (Irvine Police Deaprtment) The suspects are seen running through a line of customers with stolen merchandise. (Irvine Police Deaprtment)

Dodgers look flat on Shohei Ohtani bobblehead night

Long lines snaked out from Dodger Stadium entrances a good three hours before Thursday night’s game, and most of the 53,527 fans in attendance were in their seats well before first pitch, a rarity for the notoriously late-arriving Chavez Ravine crowds. The draw? It was Shohei Ohtani bobblehead night, the two-way star’s first as a Dodger since signing a 10-year, $700-million deal in December, with a doll of the slugger in his batting stance given to the first 40,000 fans through the turnstiles. “It’s great for Shohei, it’s good for the Dodgers,” manager Dave Roberts said before the game against the Cincinnati Reds. “I mean, it’s gonna be a hot-ticket item for fans lucky enough to grab one of those.” There were plenty of Ohtani bobbleheads on eBay Thursday night, with asking prices as high as $5,000. For those who arrived too late to get an Ohtani bobblehead, the Dodgers can commiserate. They, too, left Chavez Ravine empty handed, managing only four singles–one a bloop, one that didn’t leave the infield–against seven pitchers in a 7-2 loss to a struggling Reds team that had lost

L.A. Metro rider shot dead hours after MTA’s news conference on transit safety

A suspect is in custody after yet another deadly incident on a Metro transit bus, this time in Commerce, authorities confirmed to KTLA.   Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to Slauson and Boxford avenues just before 5 p.m. on reports of a person suffering from a gunshot wound, authorities said in a news release.   Authorities said that both victim and the suspect were passengers on the bus and that there were at least 7 other riders, as well as the driver, at the time of the incident. “The suspect approached the victim from behind, pointed a firearm at the victim, the victim sustained a gunshot wound, the suspect fled on foot and he was captured shortly thereafter on Peachtree Street and Eastern Avenue,” LASD Lt. Arthur Spencer said. The victim was later taken to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced deceased.   The shooting comes just hours after board members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss a rash of high-profile crimes across the Metro bus and train lines and announce plans

Bus rider fatally shot amid spate of violence on L.A. Metro

A Metro passenger was fatally shot on a bus Thursday afternoon in the City of Commerce hours after Mayor Karen Bass ordered a “surge” in law enforcement amid alarming incidents of violence on the region’s bus and subway system. A Metro spokesperson confirmed the shooting took place on a Line 108 bus. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a suspect, according to Metro. Metro sources said the attack appeared to have been unprovoked. “The tragic incident this afternoon aboard a Metro bus in the Commerce area exemplifies how violence is increasing in society overall and spilling into our local communities,” Metro said in a statement. “Metro is saddened by this incident and extends our deepest sympathies to the victim’s family.” The Sheriff’s Department said the incident happened around 4:50 p.m. on the 6200 block of Slauson Avenue, and the victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The names of the victim and the suspect have not been released. The shooting is the latest violent attack on a Metro rider. Three people were stabbed in two incidents this week. Last month

Bass: Metro Orders `Surge’ in Law Enforcement Visibility on Transit System

Responding to a recent violent attacks tied to the region’s transit system, Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board of Directors Chair Karen Bass said Thursday she has ordered an “immediate surge” in public safety personnel on buses and trains to increase their visibility and deter crime. “The spike in violent crime on Metro that we have recently seen against operators and riders has been absolutely unacceptable,” Bass said during a late-morning news conference Thursday. “And I know that all of my colleagues here today would agree. “Yesterday, as chair of the board of Metro, I directed an immediate surge of law enforcement personnel on Metro buses and rail cars and stations,” she said. “Today, we are following that action with a motion to work to make Angelenos, our riders and our operators feel safe on the system.” Bass said that motion, which will go before the Board of Directors next week, will “increase the daily planned deployment of public safety personnel on Metro and direct public safety personnel to be physically present on buses and trains and proactively patrol areas as well.” The motion will

One Killed in Shooting on Metro Bus in Commerce

A fatal shooting occurred on a Metro bus in Commerce Thursday, according to a broadcast report. Deputies responded to the 6200 block of Slauson Avenue, between Eastern and Garfield avenues, around 4:50 p.m. regarding a shots fired called, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. One person was taken to a hospital, where they later died. The shooting occurred on a Metro bus, KCAL reported, citing information from Metro officials. There was no immediate response to an email sent to Metro from City News Service seeking to confirm the KCAL report. Anyone with information regarding the shooting was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

L.A. Metro rider shot dead hours after MTA’s news conference on transit violence

A suspect is in custody after yet another deadly incident on a Metro transit bus, this time in Commerce, authorities confirmed to KTLA.   Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to Slauson and Boxford avenues just before 5 p.m. on reports of a person suffering from a gunshot wound, authorities said in a news release.   Details are extremely limited and it’s unclear how the fatal shooting unfolded, but authorities say the victim was shot while aboard the bus.   The victim was later taken to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced deceased.   No details were provided on where and how long after the incident the suspect was taken into custody.   The shooting comes just hours after board members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss a rash of high-profile crimes across the Metro bus and train lines and announce plans to increase law enforcement presence throughout the system.  On May 13 alone, there were two separate stabbings aboard the Metro system. In the weeks leading up to those incidents, there was

Ventura County man leaves neighbor paralyzed after shooting

A Santa Paula man was sentenced to prison after nearly killing his neighbor during an argument. Richard Steven Valencia, 45, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in prison for the attempted murder, according to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. On Oct. 9, 2020, Valencia was involved in a verbal argument with his neighbor outside of their Santa Paula apartment complex. Details on what prompted the argument remain unclear. Later that day, Valencia spotted the neighbor walking in the area and confronted him once again. During the confrontation, Valencia pulled out a gun from his pocket and pointed it at the neighbor’s face, authorities said. As the argument continued, Valencia fired two shots, striking the neighbor in the face and neck. He then fled the scene before police could arrive. Richard Steven Valencia, 45, is seen in a booking photo from the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment where he survived the shooting, but was left paralyzed from the neck down. Two days later on Oct. 11, 2020, Valencia was arrested by Santa Paula

4 dead as storms slam Houston again; nearly 1 million customers without power

Updated on: May 17, 2024 / 12:01 AM EDT / CBS/AP Severe storms, tornadoes slam Gulf, Midwest Violent wind, tornadoes and torrential downpours cause widespread destruction 01:30 Deadly thunderstorms blew out windows in high-rise buildings, downed trees and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the Houston area Thursday as Southeast Texas got pummeled for the second time this month . At least four people were killed due to the storms, Houston Mayor John Whitmire told reporters in a news briefing Thursday night. “We have a storm with 100 mph winds, the equivalent of Hurricane Ike, considerable damage downtown,” Whitmire said, adding that the region may have been hit by tornadoes as well.  At least two of the fatalities were caused by fallen trees, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters. Another was caused by a “crane that was blown over by the wind.”   Whitmire urged people to “stay at home.” “There’s trees across roadways across Houston,” Whitmire said.  Several downtown office buildings lost windows. “Glass all over the streets downtown, traffic lights are out,” Whitmire said.  Flash flood

UPS driver fatally shot while sitting in parked van, Irvine police say

A UPS driver was fatally shot Thursday while inside his parked van in an industrial area of Irvine, according to police. The Irvine Police Department said a man was shot near Chrysler and Bendix streets at around 3 p.m. About 3½ hours later, a suspect was taken into custody by a SWAT team, police said. A male assailant drove up alongside the UPS driver and fired multiple times into his van, Sgt. Karie Davies said. Neither the driver nor the shooter got out of their vehicles. Police said there was no evidence of a robbery, and it’s possible the UPS driver was targeted. “He literally pulled up next to the UPS truck, shot him and drove away,” Davies said. “It looks like it was targeted, but we don’t know the relationship yet.” Police said there was no evidence of a robbery, and it’s possible the UPS driver was targeted. (OnScene.TV) Davies said authorities found the victim, whose name has not yet been released, slumped over in the driver’s seat. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told authorities that they recognized the UPS

La historia espera a ‘Vaquero’ Navarrete, pero antes tendrá que domar a Berinchyk en San Diego

Emanuel Navarrete va por el campeonato mundial vacante de peso ligero de la OMB este sábado ante el ucraniano Denys Berinchyk en el Pechanga Arena de San Diego (7 p.m. PT, ESPN+). De ganar, el ‘Vaquero’ se convertiría en apenas el sexto peleador mexicano en capturar por lo menos un título mundial en cuatro divisiones distintas. El oriundo de San Juan Zitlaltepec busca unirse a los selectos campeones como Saúl Álvarez, Juan Manuel ‘Dinamita’ Márquez, Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales, Leo Santa Cruz y Jorge ‘El Travieso’ Arce. Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) tendrá enfrente a un invicto Berinchyk (18-0, 9 KOs) que sabe de la importancia de este choque que lo pondría en el mapa del mundo boxístico. “Ha sido complicado, han habido altibajos”, dijo Navarrete a LA Times en Español. “Todo es difícil, la preparación es un tema, vives todo el tiempo cansado, someterte a las dietas, son cosas que son complicadas, pero son parte del trabajo”. A pesar de todo el esfuerzo que representa para él, Navarrete dijo estar contento y disfruta las oportunidades que se le presentan. “Es un sacrificio necesario importante y