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  • Johnny Cash's family slams white supremacists

    Posted 2017-08-18 21:34:45 by: Nap-Sack ....

    Johnny Cash's family members don't want his name anywhere near white supremacists and neo-Nazis. The legendary musician's children wrote a Facebook post saying they were "sickened by the association" after seeing video of a self-declared neo-Nazi in wearing a Johnny Cash t-shirt. Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy and Tara Cash said that their father would have been "horrified" to see a neo-Nazi wearing his name across his chest. "We were alerted to a video of a young man in Charlottesville, a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi, spewing hatred and bile," they wrote. "He was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the name of Johnny Cash, our father. We were sickened by the association."They continued and pointed out Cash's history of activism: "He championed the rights of Native Americans, protested the war in Vietnam, was a voice for the poor, the struggling and the disenfranchised, and an advocate for the rights of prisoners. Along with our sister Rosanne, he was on the advisory board of an organization solely devoted to preventing gun violence among children. His pacifism and inclusive patriotism were two of his most defining characteristics."The Cash family called neo-Nazis and white supremacists "poison in our society, and an insult to every American hero who wore a uniform to fight the Nazis in WWII ... To any who claim supremacy over other human beings, to any who believe in racial or religious hierarchy: we are not you. Our father, as a person, icon, or symbol, is not you. We ask that the Cash name be kept far away from destructive and hateful ideology." A message from the children of Johnny Cash: We were alerted to a video of a young man in Charlottesville, a...Posted by on  © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights ...

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  • Ex-Vanderbilt football player sentenced to 15 years in rape

    Posted 2017-08-18 21:03:07 by: Nap-Sack ....

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A former Vanderbilt University football player has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student.The judge delivered the minimum sentence to Brandon Banks, who was The jury found Banks not guilty on five other counts.During his trial, Banks testified he was Prosecutors dismissed the claim as an excuse made up because there was video evidence.Prosecutors leaned on graphic photos and videos, some shot by Banks and others by his teammates, to rebut the 23-year-old's argument that he feared he would get beat up if he didn't participate in the assault.  A letter from the victim was read during the sentencing hearing. Banks' father was among four people who testified on his behalf Friday.Two other ex-players also were convicted and sentenced to 15 and 17 years in prison. A fourth ex-player awaits trial after testifying against the others. © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this ...

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  • Steve Bannon out at White House -- live updates

    Posted 2017-08-18 20:58:52 by: Nap-Sack ....

    Announcement comes days after sources told CBS News that chief strategist's job was in serious ...

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  • Hot stock tip: Chicken Soup for the Soul

    Posted 2017-08-18 20:49:24 by: Nap-Sack ....

    "These are the times that try men's souls," was written more than two centuries ago, but given events this week, they could have popped up in any blog or tweet in recent days.What better time then, for a little Chicken Soup for the Soul?The provider of positive vibes is becoming a publicly traded company Friday, and not a moment too soon.The company, called Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc. (), offered 2.5 million shares for $12 each.Chicken Soup produces television programs and online videos, but is best known for the books sold under the same name, with more than 250 published titles in 40 languages. Health Communications The company was founded by motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen in 1993. They sold what was still essentially a company focused on books in 2008.Since then, Chicken Soup has turned to video production and distribution. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment CEO William Rouhana described it as a Netflix for Chicken Soup fans.The positive content offered by the company is important right now given the divisions among Americans, Rouhana said.Chicken Soup held what is known as a "mini initial public offering," which gives smaller investors and individuals the ability to buy shares.Startups, through a mini IPO, can raise up to $50 million. Chicken Soup is raising $30 million. Rouhana said that the company's offering is hopefully laying the groundwork for other companies to do small cap IPOs.Already an investor in Chicken Soup is actor Ashton Kutcher, who has been active with startup companies for years.Chicken Soup bought Kutcher's media company A Plus late last year, and Kutcher became an investor in Chicken Soup for the Soul.Other investors weren't feeling cheered on the first day of trading, however. Shares of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment slid about 12 percent Friday. ...

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  • "Twin Peaks" actor accused of attacking girlfriend with bat

    Posted 2017-08-18 20:19:03 by: Nap-Sack ....

    SPOKANE, Wash. - A Washington actor who recently guest starred on the series "Twin Peaks" is charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking his girlfriend with a bat at the Spokane business where she works, according to news reports.The incident happened Wednesday night. 41-year-old Jeremy Lindholm had been fighting with his girlfriend during the day and became enraged when she said she was leaving their home to get Kool Aid for Lindholm, but didn't return before she went to work. He allegedly showed up at the novelty lingerie store where she is employed and struck the woman 13 times with a baseball bat, the station reports.The victim's co-worker Daniel Graves told KREM he tried to de-escalate the situation, but couldn't stop the assault."The guy grabbed a baseball bat and basically started beating her up with it," Graves said.Officers responded and were able to arrest Lindholm as he attempted to flee out of the back of the business, still carrying the bat, Spokane Police said in a statement. After interviewing the victim and witnesses, police say they determined the incident was domestic violence related. Surveillance video showed an "extremely violent" assault on the woman, and police say they believe the woman's life was in danger and Lindholm intended to kill her. The video also shows Lindholm choked the woman, flung her on the ground and jumped on her, landing on his knees on her chest, Court documents cited by KREM say Lindholm told officers he didn't intend to hurt the victim, but wanted police to shoot him in front of her. He allegedly admitted to punching the woman in the face.The woman was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Spokane Spokesman-Review reports Lindholm is an actor who recently appeared in an episode of "Twin Peaks" and was a regular background actor in "Z Nation." The Showtime network, which is airing the newest season of "Twin Peaks," did not immediately return calls for ...

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  • Oldest known American celebrates her 114th birthday

    Posted 2017-08-18 19:40:54 by: Nap-Sack ....

    HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania. The state Aging Department says Delphine Gibson hit the milestone Thursday and got a personal greeting from the governor. Gibson was born in South Carolina in 1903 and moved to Pennsylvania after marrying Taylor Gibson in 1928. She's been a resident of AristaCare in Huntingdon Park for the past 15 years. Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne says Gibson attributes her long life to a faith in God. She's a member of Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Gibson's status as the nation's oldest person is according to the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks people older than 110 worldwide.  © 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or ...

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  • Tina Fey tears into Trump while eating cake

    Posted 2017-08-18 19:39:39 by: Nap-Sack ....

    tore into President Trump, white supremacists and a sheet cake on a special "Weekend Update." The comedian joined hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che to talk about the at her alma mater, University of Virginia, last Friday and slammed Mr. Trump while digging into a sheet cake.Fey, who graduated in 1992, said, "I graduated a virgin and I still liked it ... So it broke my heart to see these evil forces descend upon Charlottesville." Fey took a fork and angrily stabbed a piece of cake, shoveling messy bites into her mouth while saying, "[Mr. Trump] condemns ... 'Many sides,' Colin, and I'm feeling sick because I saw 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and I wasn't confused. No, Colin, neo-Nazis are always bad."Fey then talked about how there are nine more alt-right rallies planned around the nation, including in New York, and she cracked, "Part of me hopes these neo-Nazis try it in New York City. I hope they try it and get the ham kicked out of them by a bunch of drag queens." But why cake? Fey said it's a good alternative to getting violent. "You support maybe a Jewish-run bakery or an African-American-run bakery, order a cake with an American flag on it and then, um, just eat it," she explained. She also claimed that "sheet-caking" is a grassroots movement. "Most women I know have been doing it once a week since the election," she said. Che joined Fey in sheet-caking as well.Fey also slammed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and offered up a variation on sheet-caking that involves grilled cheese. © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights ...

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  • "Still Processing" hosts say "national dialogue" on race isn't enough

    Posted 2017-08-18 19:36:45 by: Nap-Sack ....

    New York Times writers Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham take a critical look at cultural issues in their popular podcast, "Still Processing." They've discussed subjects ranging from climate change to Kanye West since their first episode last year. This week they discussed the violence in Charlottesville.Wortham and Morris joined "CBS This Morning" Friday to talk about to the white supremacist rally, the role white people need to play in conversations about race, and why more needs to be done.Wortham, a University of Virginia graduate, said watching was "unsettling." "I saw the photo of the people with the tiki torches on the lawn we walked down to graduate," she said. "Charlottesville's a town that really has styled itself as sort of a liberal arts haven, as a very cultural and safe space, but the history of Charlottesville is very dark. It's really predicated itself on the exclusion, discrimination and just removal of black citizens throughout its entire history." Listen to on Much of the protest footage shows confrontations between white people, which had some observers wondering who was fighting for which side. The "optics" of the clashes struck both "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King and Morris. "This is a civil rights clash but it primarily – and refreshingly, we would say – involves white people," Morris said. "If there's gonna be any solution to this, if we're gonna get any closer to resolving it, I actually do think that white people have to play a majorly significant part." said this week that getting white players to join in NFL protests would be helpful. Morris and Wortham both agree. "Baseball players are saying things, you know? I mean, a few, but for anybody in baseball to take stand on this seems like a big deal," Morris said. "Would it have made a difference to you if President Trump had strongly condemned the protesters?" King asked. "I think in his mind, he's done ...

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  • DNA test results may not change health habits

    Posted 2017-08-18 19:14:21 by: Nap-Sack ....

    NEW YORK - If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?You'd quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right?The scientific evidence says: Don't bet on it.DNA testing for disease risk has recently expanded in the U.S. The company that evaluate the buyer's genetic risk for certain disease or conditions. That go-ahead came in April, about three years after it was told to stop selling such kits until it got the OK from regulators.The field also gained a new entrant in July, when a company called Helix launched an online marketplace for DNA tests, including some for genetic health risk. Helix decodes a consumer's DNA and passes the results along to another company for analysis. A request for the currently available health tests must be approved by a physician's group that reviews the customer's medical history. for diseases typically assess genetic predisposition to getting sick. They don't provide absolute predictions about whether or not a disease will strike. Genetic risk is only part of a person's overall risk, which includes influence from other things like a person's lifestyle.While some disease are caused by a single malfunctioning gene, more common illnesses are influenced by multiple genes, and often each gene nudges a person's risk only slightly.A 23andMe test that includes ancestry and other information goes for $199. Helix's decoding costs $80, while the currently available health-risk analyses cost $150 and $125. Both companies use a saliva sample for the test.Last year, researchers published an analysis that combined 18 studies of people who got doctor-ordered DNA test results about disease risks. None involved direct-to-consumer tests; participants were drawn mostly from medical clinics or elsewhere. Eight of the 18 studies were done in the United States.The result? ...

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  • Arrest after body found in shopping cart on NYC street

    Posted 2017-08-18 18:55:19 by: Nap-Sack ....

    NEW YORK - Police have made an arrest following the on a New York City street.The NYPD said on Friday that 57-year-old Darryl Orr was charged with concealment of a corpse. The name of his lawyer was not immediately available.The body of a woman was found on Wednesday night in the Bronx by two people collecting bottles, Police said her remains were inside a cardboard box covered with a black flag in a folding shopping cart.Police originally said the victim was a male, but have since said the body was that of a 27-year-old woman, the station reports. Her identity has not yet been released pending family notification.The medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death. © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this ...

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