How the world can prepare for AI technology

How the world can prepare for AI technology – CBS News Watch CBS News As use cases for artificial intelligence emerge among students and younger consumers, an understanding of how AI can help and hurt humans is crucial in the years ahead. Alex Kotran, the CEO of the AI Education Project, joins CBS News with some tips on the future of technology. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Is long-term care insurance worth buying in your 40s? Experts weigh in

We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. Long-term care insurance may be worthwhile in your 40s as long as you can afford it.  Getty Images As you age, it’s normal to start thinking about retirement and the joys and challenges that come with it. If you’re in your 40s, it may be some time before you retire. But, planning for that time now can have its benefits.  However, that involves more than simply deciding how much money you’ll save to maintain your current quality of life. There are also added expenses later in life. For example, most older Americans will need long-term care services . Those services include nursing homes and assisted living facilities , as well as home health aides and even adult day care .  And, those services can be expensive. The estimated average cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home in 2024 is $8,929 per month, according to Genworth. And, in 2050, when those in their 40s are more likely to need this type of care, Genworth

House Republicans consider Garland contempt vote

House Republicans consider Garland contempt vote – CBS News Watch CBS News Republicans in the House of Representatives Rules Committee are meeting on a potential resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion reports from Capitol Hill. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Mom, male relative arrested after boy, 3, tortured, officials say

A San Bernardino woman and her relative were arrested for the alleged abuse of a 3-year-old child who was hospitalized multiple injuries, though they tried to blame a “narcotics transaction” gone awry as the source of his wounds. On Sunday, the child, whose identity was not released, was taken to the San Bernardino Community Hospital emergency room by his mother, Destiny Christine Haro, 26, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Haro took the child to seek medical care while her relative, 28-year-old Robert Kelly Ursulo, with whom the boy lived, reported to deputies that he had been “physically assaulted over a narcotics transaction by a male subject” who also entered the child’s room and physically assaulted the boy, authorities said. “Later in the investigation, it was found the male who assaulted Ursulo did not assault the juvenile victim,” who was not present when deputies arrived, authorities said. San Bernardino County couple charged in death of 1-year-old boy Instead, the source of the boy’s wounds to his “head, chest, back, arms, legs, and genitals” was Ursulo himself, with whom Haro had

Joey Chestnut banned from Nathan’s hot dog eating contest

Reigning hot dog champion Joey Chestnut will not compete in this year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest due in part to a plant-based competitor, officials have confirmed. According to KTLA sister station WPIX, Major League Eating “bent over backward to accommodate” Chestnut and keep him in the 2024 competition, including allowing him to compete in another hot dog eating contest on Labor Day, George Shea of Major League Eating told Nexstar’s WPIX on Tuesday. But when Chestnut took on a new brand deal with a plant-based competitor, he could no longer compete at the famed Fourth of July competition in Coney Island. Shea said it’s MLE’s one area of exclusivity. Video shows coyote attack toddler in broad daylight “This was all of his choosing,” Shea said. “The fans want him, we want him there.” Shea likened the deal to Michael Jordan trying to represent both Adidas and Nike at the same time. “For nearly two decades, we have worked under the same basic hot dog exclusivity provisions. However, it seems that Joey and his managers have prioritized a new partnership with a different hot

Man swings golf club at teens celebrating on beach, then returns with gun: Ventura PD

Ventura police arrested a man on Monday they say swung a golf club at a group of teens celebrating on the beach and then fired a gun into the air. The incident was reported in the area of Pierpont Beach near the end of Norwich Lane just before 8:30 p.m. “The callers reported a man, later identified as Robert Felix, had fired a handgun in the air near a large group of people,” the Ventura Police Department stated in a news release. Arriving officers learned that the group consisted of teenagers believed to be celebrating their upcoming high school graduation on the beach. Felix, a 43-year-old Ventura resident who lives nearby, was upset by the partying and approached the group while swinging a golf club, police said. In-N-Out raises prices in response to California’s minimum wage increase “He retreated into his house but came back outside a short time later, brandishing a firearm at the group,” the Police Department stated. Investigators said Felix pointed the gun in the air and fired one round. Ralphs employee attacked after stopping alleged shoplifter in Los Angeles He was

Litman: A jury was right to find Hunter Biden guilty. It’s the prosecutor who was wrong

You can’t fault the jury that found Hunter Biden guilty Tuesday of falsely claiming that he was not a drug user on a federal firearm purchase form. Notwithstanding defense arguments that the government failed to pinpoint Biden’s drug use as occurring precisely when he bought the gun, the jurors had ample basis to conclude that he was in the throes of a crack cocaine addiction before, during and after the transaction. The case’s substantial flaws lay not in the evidence but rather in special counsel David Weiss’ decision to bring it in the first place, in effect throwing the book at President Biden’s son. That was an abuse of prosecutorial discretion. The fact is that it hasn’t been Justice Department practice to prosecute anyone for lying on the federal firearms form unless a gun is used in a crime or, in rare cases, another extenuating factor exists — known involvement in a criminal gang, for example. Hunter Biden, by contrast, possessed his gun for all of 11 days and never used it. Weiss, a former U.S. attorney held over from the Trump administration to avoid

No charges for second-grade teacher arrested after allegedly teaching drunk

A 57-year-old second-grade teacher arrested after allegedly teaching class drunk will not be charged, prosecutors announced Monday. Wendy Munson, 57, was arrested Oct. 2 after Sutter County sheriff’s deputies received reports of a staff member who appeared to be intoxicated at Nuestro Elementary School in Live Oak. Despite the arrest, prosecutors said there wasn’t enough evidence to show a crime had been committed. “While the district attorney’s office agrees that it is highly inappropriate to teach while intoxicated, it is, unfortunately, not illegal,” the statement said. Deputies arrived to find Munson in the middle of class, allegedly showing signs she was intoxicated. In a press release issued at the time of the arrest, deputies said video showed Munson drove to school, and failed a sobriety test afterward. She was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence, and child endangerment. Munson did not respond to a request for comment. On Monday, the district attorney’s office announced no charges would be filed against Munson after a lengthy investigation could not meet the legal requirements of the charges. In a statement, prosecutors said investigators could

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure’s joyous debut proves it was time for stale Splash Mountain to go

Bay Lake, Fla.  —  As we dip into the bayou, the scene before us feels a tad mystical, all glowing fireflies with hues of blue and purple seeping through the trees. While there’s a comfortably paced current carrying our log-carved vessels through the fantasy wetlands, what’s ultimately propelling us forward is the sound of music. In the distance we hear trails of zydeco, and as we come around a bend we’re greeted by an outsize, gregarious alligator, his welcoming green arms swinging to the tune. “This zydeco band … can play!” says the gator, adding an excitedly drawn-out “hallelujah” for emphasis. This is Louis, the friendly trumpet-blasting gator from Walt Disney Animation’s 2009 film “The Princess and the Frog.” Joining him is Princess Tiana, the entrepreneur turned musical archaeologist, dressed here in a regal but loose adventurer’s outfit. We can marvel at how human Tiana looks, with a carefully sculpted warm face and natural hair, or join in the festivities and smile at the band of critters — pay close attention to the rabbit playing a license plate as a washboard — swaying before us

A gun discharged inside a high school classroom. It took LAUSD 3 days to confirm reports

A loud bang heard Friday afternoon at Carson High School was from a gun that discharged inside a classroom with students present, according to Los Angeles school officials, who updated a previous release stating that no shot had been fired. No injuries were reported. The district did not say where the gun was located when it discharged. A student ran out of the classroom and off-campus immediately after a “loud bang,” according to district sources who were not authorized to provide these details and requested anonymity. The gunfire happened three days after a 10-year-old fourth grader brought a loaded semiautomatic pistol to Glassell Park Elementary School. On Friday a district spokesman said in a statement that school police had “investigated a concern of a ‘loud bang’ on campus at Carson HS. Preliminary investigation shows no evidence that a shooting occurred.” But the investigation continued, and on Monday officials said they’d reached a different conclusion. “Over the weekend, our School Police and Facilities departments continued to investigate this matter and a bullet fragment was found in the classroom, near where the loud noise was reported,” Principal

Wreckage of jet that mysteriously vanished in 1971 found in Lake Champlain

June 11, 2024 / 3:14 PM EDT / CBS/AP World War II-era shipwreck found in Lake Superior World War II-era shipwreck found in Lake Superior 00:31 Fifty-three years after a private plane carrying five men disappeared on a snowy Vermont night, experts believe they have found the wreckage of the long-lost jet in Lake Champlain. The corporate jet disappeared shortly after departing the Burlington airport for Providence, Rhode Island, on Jan. 27, 1971. Those aboard included two crew members and three employees of the Atlanta, Georgia, development company Cousin’s Properties, who were working on a development project in Burlington. Initial searches for the 10-seat Jet Commander turned up no wreckage and the lake, which 400 feet at its deepest point, froze over four days after the plane was lost. At least 17 other searches happened, until underwater searcher Garry Kozak and a team using a remotely operated vehicle last month found wreckage of a jet with the same custom paint scheme in the lake close to where the radio control tower had last tracked the plane before it disappeared. Sonar images were taken of the

U.N. adopts U.S. cease-fire resolution, Israel and Hamas leaders express openness to it

U.N. adopts U.S. cease-fire resolution, Israel and Hamas leaders express openness to it – CBS News Watch CBS News The United Nations Security Council on Monday voted in support of a three-phase cease-fire proposal outlined by President Biden. Hamas said it welcomed the move, something U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called a hopeful sign. BBC News correspondent Jon Donnison joined CBS News with more on the latest developments. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Biden Administration to bar medical debt from credit reports

Gov. Pritzker wants to eliminate medical debt for 1M in Illinois Gov. Pritzker wants to eliminate medical debt for 1M in Illinois 00:38 Medical debt will be stricken from credit reports in a change proposed by the White House that could help millions of Americans land a job, rent a home or obtain a car loan. Vice President Kamala Harris and Rohit Chopra, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally announced the proposal to take unpaid medical bills off the table in determining one’s credit worthiness in a news conference on Tuesday. The idea is to no longer “unjustly punish people for getting sick,” Chopra said. He noted the potential financial damage caused by one trip to a hospital emergency room, a debt “taken on unexpectedly and in a time of crisis.” The Biden administration  signaled its intentions in September  to craft the measure, among the more significant federal actions taken to address medical debt.  The three largest credit agencies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — stopped including some medical debt on credit reports as of last year. Excluded medical debt included paid-off bills

3 big reasons to get pet insurance this June

We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. With more time spent outdoors and greater potential for injury, this June may be the time to purchase a pet insurance policy.  Getty Images/iStockphoto June and the warmer summer months come with the prospect of fun outdoors and a return to steady exercise for some pets. For pet owners, however, this June may also mark a smart time to improve their budgets with a robust and cost-effective pet insurance plan. With policies averaging less than $100 per month (often cheaper if paid annually), owners can secure coverage for a wide range of needs (and even some surprising items that they may not have known about). But as is the case with many financial products, there are some better times to purchase pet insurance than others. Fortunately, this June appears to be one of the latter. Below, we’ll detail three big reasons why you should consider buying pet insurance this June. Start by getting a free pet insurance price quote to see what it could cost

AMC Theaters to offer $3 movie tickets during the summer

AMC Theaters is offering moviegoers a way to beat the heat this summer with the return of its summer movie camp program. During the program, which runs from June 24 until Aug. 14, customers can see select movies at participating theaters for $3 plus tax. A new title will be shown each week on Mondays and Wednesdays, a news release said.   ‘A Quiet Place’ haunted house coming to Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights The program will be available at more than 250 AMC locations nationwide. Eight movies from Universal’s Illumination will rotate throughout the program, including recent releases like “Migration” and “Despicable Me 3.” This year’s program is sponsored by Universal’s “Despicable Me 4.” Here is the full list of movie titles and their release dates: June 24/June 26 – “Minions: The Rise of Gru” July 1/July 3 – “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” July 8/July 10 – “Sing” July 15/July 17 – “Sing 2” July 22/July 24 – “The Secret Life of Pets” July 29/July 31 – “Migration” Aug. 5/Aug. 7 – “Despicable Me 2” Aug. 12/Aug.14 – “Despicable Me 3” Spanish dub versions

Chef at Hollywood Filipino restaurant wins ‘Oscars of food’

The chef of a Hollywood restaurant been honored as California’s best by the most prestigious awards in dining. Lord Maynard Llera of Kuya Lord, located at 5003 Melrose Ave., was announced Monday as the winner the James Beard Award for Best Chef: California on Monday, an honor that is commonly referred to as the “Oscars of food.” Kuya Lord serves “Filipino food done my way,” Llera notes on the restaurant’s website. Though Kuya Lord is now a brick-and-mortar restaurant, it began as a series of pop-ups prior to the pandemic. Now, diners come to this “elevated fast casual restaurant” to enjoy “regional Filipino dishes that [Llera] grew up eating in Lucena City, Quezon Province, Philippines,” the site notes. “While the food harkens back to his childhood, Chef Maynard applies his classical techniques in enhancing and reinventing traditional Filipino dishes,” the site adds. Even before this recognition from the James Beard Foundation, local critics were enthralled by Llera’s work. Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Bill Addison called the chef “a gripping new expressionist of Filipino cooking.” “The finesse and power of Llera’s cooking has transitioned seamlessly

The nation’s most polluted beach is in California, study finds

With summer just around the corner and the weather finally heating up, beach season is about to be in full swing, and beachgoers are flocking to the coasts of the United States in search of warm sand and a cool ocean breeze. Many U.S. beaches often get recognition for this appeal, but several beaches recently received a less than favorable acknowledgment from a national environmental group as the most polluted beaches in the entire country. Last year, labs run by Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force processed 9,538 water samples collected from 567 distinct sampling sites around the U.S. Of the 567 beaches sampled, 362 of them yielded at least one high bacteria result that exceeded state health standards. Coyote’s failed attack on house cat caught on video According to the Surfrider Foundation’s latest Clean Water Report, the majority of the water samples that failed to meet health standards were collected from freshwater sources, such as rivers, creeks, and marshes, which are influenced by stormwater runoff, or at beaches near these outlets. The group states in their report that stormwater runoff is the number one cause

Divided Paramount board to vote on David Ellison and Skydance’s takeover

Paramount Global’s board of directors is poised to vote Tuesday on David Ellison’s proposed takeover of the troubled media company amid divisions among board members, which have raised the level of drama in an already tumultuous sale process. Two sources familiar with the sales process confirmed that the lead independent director, Charles Phillips, has long been opposed to Ellison’s production firm Skydance Media’s transaction to assume control and is expected to vote against the proposed deal. Controlling shareholder Shari Redstone did not participate in Tuesday’s meeting. Instead, the five independent directors, who are tasked with looking out for the financial interest of all Paramount shareholders, were set to meet. Redstone has long favored the Ellison arrangement, believing it was the best viable option to preserve the media company her family has controlled for more than 35 years. Any deal requires the Redstone family’s approval because it controls 77% of the voting shares in the company that owns Paramount Pictures, CBS, BET, MTV and Comedy Central. The board meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. Pacific time, one of the knowledgeable people said. More than a week

KTLA’s Sam Rubin to posthumously receive Governors Award at L.A. Area Emmys

Longtime KTLA entertainment anchor Sam Rubin will posthumously receive a Los Angeles Area Emmy Governors Award, the Television Academy announced Tuesday morning. The Governors Award honors an individual, company or organization who has made innovations in the arts, sciences and television industry. The veteran journalist died of a cardiac arrest in L.A. on May 10. He was 64. “Sam was a trailblazer, a pioneer in the modern age of television news. His contributions to entertainment journalism in Los Angeles and around the world are unmatched,” Television Academy Chair Cris Abrego said in a press release. “We are honored to recognize him for his influence and impact to our television community.” Rubin spent three decades working as an entertainment journalist with KTLA. He was a fixture at “KTLA 5 Morning News,” joining three months after its premiere in 1991. The program was unique, putting the focus on morning news rather than the standard focus on evening news. Rubin was a founding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., which created the Critics’ Choice Awards. The organization introduced the Sam Rubin Award this year to honor the

Popular Lake Tahoe beach will soon require reservations on busy days. Here’s how to get them

One of Lake Tahoe’s most popular beaches is implementing a reservation system to handle the influx of tourists who swarm the area every summer. The popular Sand Harbor beach on the lake’s pristine northeastern banks will begin implementing a reservation system next year, with a trial period beginning in August. The destination is routinely crowded in warmer months, with visitors arriving at early hours to try to get a coveted spot before the beach’s parking lot fills. “The reason to implement reservations is to reduce traffic congestion on Highway 28,” said Tyler Kerver, the education and information officer for the Nevada Division of State Parks. “It will improve trip planning for visitors so they do not have to stand in line at 5 a.m. It should relieve some overcrowding on beaches.” Reservations will cost $5. The trial period for the reservation system — to be used only on weekends and holidays — will begin Aug. 17 and continue through Oct. 15, Kerver said. Visitors can make reservations online . The reservation system will become permanent for seven days a week next April, Kerver said. The

Security Heightened at UCLA Following Renewed Pro-Palestine Protest, Arrests

Security remained heightened on the campus of UCLA Tuesday following another night of confrontations between pro-Palestinian protesters and police that ended with approximately 25 arrests, further disrupting a campus in the midst of final exams and in preparations for commencement activities. The protests also came ahead of a scheduled Wednesday meeting in Westwood of the University of California Board of Regents, which is expected to discuss the appointment of a new UCLA chancellor to replace Gene Block, who is set to retire from the post on July 31. The Regents’ agenda includes closed-door and open-session discussions of appointing a chancellor and interim chancellor. The new chancellor will inherit a campus that has been roiled by protests in recent weeks, leading to hundreds of arrests, accusations of unfair labor practices by unionized employees, a congressional inquiry into the campus’ response to antisemitism, lawsuits accusing the university of failing to protect Jewish students and accusations by protesters of excessive force by campus police and interference with free-speech rights. The campus tensions were on display Monday, when about 100 protesters organized by the UCLA chapter of Students for