Elizabeth Thomas: Sheriff Recounts Tad Cummins' Arrest
A teenager who was denied a lung transplant because he had traces of marijuana in his system has died after failed surgery. Riley Hancey, 19, from Salt Lake City, needed a double lung transplant after a battle with a heavy flu led to pneumonia, before he then contracted the rare fatal lung infection in November 2016. Hancey, who was working in Utah for his brother at a ski resort, needed emergency surgery and was placed on the transplant list by the University of Utah Hospital.
NEW YORK -- A witness says she saw what led up to tense moments that were captured on video Friday aboard an American Airlines flight. Passengers say an American Airlines flight attendant hit a mother of twins with a stroller during boarding of the aircraft, which was preparing to leave for Dallas from San Francisco. Passenger Olivia Morgan said she saw the male flight attendant wrestling the stroller away from the woman, CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports. “He rips it away from her, and it almost hits her little baby’s head,” Morgan said. “I said to him something like, ‘What are you doing? You almost hit that baby in the head!’” Morgan said. “And then he was just
Authorities said it happened in 30 seconds: A throng of up to 60 juveniles mobbed a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Saturday in Oakland and mugged passengers. At least two people were injured and required medical attention. The youngsters were spotted by witnesses hastily jumping over fare gates before boarding a Dublin-bound train just after 9:20 p.m. at the Coliseum Station on San Leandro Street, according the BART Police Department. Once the minors entered the train, police said, they swarmed passengers and robbed six people by force. Another passenger was robbed on the railway platform. Authorities said a purse, duffel bag and five cellphones were taken during the robberies. At least two passengers
The Barrett M107 .50-caliber long-range sniper rifle is a firearm made for the modern war on terrorism. While Barrett’s reputation of “flawless reliability” has made the M107 the sniper weapon of choice, the rifle is just like any other essential tool: It often breaks when you need it most. Don Cook, a Marine veteran who’s been maintaining M107s for more than two decades, told National Geographic in 2011 that he one day received a call to Barrett’s workshop from a harried young Marine. During maintenance of the unit’s M107, the Marine had bent the ears of the rifle’s lower receiver; the next day, after engaging the enemy, they discovered the rifle wouldn’t fire consistently.
North Korea has threatened to sink the USS Vinson, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Information about these modern carriers shows that are immensely difficult to attack successfully. The Vinson was launched in 1980 and has been upgraded several times since then. The United States has 10 Nimitz-class carriers. Each is 1,092 feet long and displaces over 100,000 tons of water. The carriers are fast, and can reach a top speed of 30 knots. They have crews of over 5,000 and can hold 90 planes. According to The National Interest, there are several reasons carriers are very hard to attack, and harder to sink. First, their speed allows them to outrun many other ships, particularly submarines. They have
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, tells TODAY that Kim Jong-un “is starting to flex his muscles because he feels the pressure,” but add that “it’s a new day” when the U.S. and China are working together to contain North Korea.