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October 16, 2013
'What's Your Excuse?' Sacramento mom comes under fire for Facebook post

A Sacramento fitness blogger has come to national attention due to a seemingly innocuous photo she posted to her Facebook page. Fox40 gives you the details.

October 9, 2013
Train smashes into truck stalled on railroad tracks

A train high-balling along in West Palm Beach, Fla., had nothing to do but lay on the horn as it slammed into a truck stalled on the tracks in its path. The impact was notable.

October 7, 2013
Gang beating of teen in Florida caught on video

The brutal beating of a teenage boy by several gang members on a porch in Daytona Beach, Fla., is caught by a surveillance camera.

October 6, 2013
Death, injuries as monster truck slams into crowd at Mexican air show

An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens more, officials say.

September 30, 2013
U.S. government speeds toward midnight shutdown

Bloomberg chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook, Bloomberg contributing Editor David Plouffe, Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research and Bloomberg political analyst Matthew Dowd discuss the impending government shutdown and how that plays into a possible default of the U.S. government. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

September 25, 2013
FBI video: Aaron Alexis stalks victims at Navy Yard
September 25, 2013
Raw: Island appears after Pakistan earthquake

Pakistani officials are investigating a small island that appeared off the coast of Pakistan after the quake - apparently the result of earth and mud pushed to the surface by a massive earthquake that struck southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday.

Pakistan quake death toll reaches at least 285

September 25, 2013
Raw: Sen. Cruz reads 'Green Eggs and Ham' in filibuster

Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz delivered an old-style filibuster over President Barack Obama's health care law into early Wednesday morning. He touched on many topics and even recited Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham."

September 25, 2013
Stockton priest announces to parishioners he's about to become a father, quits

A well-known Stockton priest is stepping away from the altar to become a dad, Fox40 reports.

September 24, 2013
Lamborghini splits apart during crash

A Lamborghini Aventador collided with a sedan in a crash that caused the $400,000 sports car to split. Surveillance video shows the Brooklyn crash. Both drivers managed to walk away from the accident.

September 22, 2013
16-year-old transgender student wins Marina High homecoming queen

September 19, 2013
Comparing the lifestyles of the rich and average

How do our Forbes 400 billionaires stack up against the average Joe? Let's find out.

What can you buy with $1 billion?

A billion dollars can buy you power, influence and a wealth of stuff. But there's one thing it just can't buy.

September 17, 2013
Forbes 400: Top 10 richest Americans for 2013

September 16, 2013
Scenes, accounts from shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Raw: Air lift at Navy Yard

A Defense Department official says several people have been killed and as many as 10 have been wounded in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Witness: 'He Raised, and Aimed and Fired'

Witnesses described the chaos at the Washington Navy Yard as shots were fired on workers there. Officials say several people were killed, and police are looking into the possibility of a second shooter.

September 14, 2013
President Obama says Syria must do more than talk

President Obama says Syrian President Bashar Assad must take "concrete actions" to show he's serious about giving up his chemical weapons. He made the comments in his weekly radio and Internet address.

September 14, 2013
Dozens unaccounted for in Colorado flooding

More than 170 people remain unaccounted for in Boulder County, Colo., where epic storms have caused historic flooding and destruction.

September 12, 2013
2014 edition of Guinness World Records Book features plenty of oddities

The Guinness World Records Book for 2014 has been released, and it includes a giant robot dragon, a skateboarding goat, dedicated contortionist, a collection of vacuums and plenty more.

September 8, 2013
Sign company's truck decals getting lots of attention

A Houston sign company was not expecting this reaction from its realistic tailgate decals.

September 7, 2013
Transgender student, 16, vies for homecoming queen

A 16-year-old transgender student is attempting to be chosen homecoming queen at her Huntington Beach high school.

September 6, 2013
Leno appearance leads to suspension for high school teacher

A popular teacher at a Southern California Christian high school is suspended after appearing in a video skit on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Students are calling for his reinstatement.

September 2, 2013
Truck-size boulder misses car, caught on tape

How lucky is this driver?

August 29, 2013
Raw: Nation's largest rocket launched

A rocket known as the Delta IV Heavy carried a spy satellite into space for the National Reconnaissance Office on Wednesday. The Delta is the largest rocket in the US. It's 23 stories tall.

August 28, 2013
Photo of double amputee Marine given piggy back ride by wife goes viral

August 26, 2013
Amazing aerial view of Rim Fire near Yosemite from an air tanker

August 21, 2013
Timelapse of American Fire devouring hill slope and an aerial look at the blaze

Fox40 shares interesting video of the American Fire.

Also, Fox40 takes a look of the American Fire from the air as firefighters continue to battle the blaze.

August 19, 2013
After paralyzing car crash, bride walks down the aisle

Seven years after a car crash left her paralyzed from the waist down, a woman fulfilled a personal promise by walking down the aisle on her wedding day.

August 15, 2013
Adventures in scoring illegal drugs online

Forbes tested out the web's most popular destinations for buying illegal drugs online. The verdict: They work.

Read Forbes' story on Dread Pirate Roberts and black market drug websites here

August 14, 2013
AOL CEO fires employee as 1,000 people listen
August 7, 2013
Report: Grass Valley woman kept diary of her final days

Deputies say an elderly woman found dead in her SUV in the wilderness kept a journal of her final days, according to CBS Sacramento.

CBS13 tentatively identified the woman as a missing Grass Valley senior Wilma Barnhart.

August 7, 2013
Watch President Barack Obama on Jay Leno

The president appears on "The Tonight Show" during his California visit. The president has appeared on the show five times - three while serving as president.

August 6, 2013
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services gets national attention

Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services was featured on the "Today" show on Tuesday morning. The nationally televised program explained that while many food banks around the country offer mostly canned and processed food, the Sacramento nonprofit is giving a new meaning to community growth, providing fresh fruits and veggies and handing out 5 million pounds of food a month.

Take a look:

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August 3, 2013
Hungry bear makes off with loaded Dumpster

A bear found a good place for food, pulling a loaded Dumpster from behind a Colorado restaurant.

July 31, 2013
The full George Zimmerman traffic stop
July 29, 2013
President Obama honors Giants at the White House

President Barack Obama welcomed the Giants to the White House for the second time on Monday, honoring the team for its 2012 World Series victory, a follow-up to the team's 2010 series title.

July 29, 2013
Pope Francis reaches out to gays

Pope Francis' comments about gay clergy on his way back to Rome from Brazil might indicate a shift in the church's position on homosexuality.

July 25, 2013
Raw footage of fatal train crash in Spain

Video shows the moment a train in northwestern Spain derailed Wednesday night, tossing passenger cars on their sides and scattering bodies along the tracks with 80 people dead and as many as 141 injured, Spanish newspapers said.

July 19, 2013
President Obama says, 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

President Barack Obama today addressed the nation about Trayvon Martin and the realities of being black in America.

July 18, 2013
Hot sets of wheels featured on Comic-Con's 'Throttle Thursday'

Think of the rides Ghostbusters and Batman tool around in, then add some new twists, and that will be among the vehicles featured during Comic-Con's "Throttle Thursday."

July 11, 2013
Ranger using Death Valley heat to fry egg asks visitors to lay off

After a Death Valley National Park employee posted a video of an egg being cooked in the desert sun, the park is now littered with egg shells and cartons after visitors are trying the stunt themselves. The national park has even made a public plea on its Facebook page urging people to use a skillet instead of the park ground.

July 9, 2013
Ohio kidnapping survivors break silence thank public for support

The three women held captive in Cleveland for about a decade have ended their public silence. In a YouTube video, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight thanked the public for their emotional and financial support. This clip is 1 min., 34 seconds long.

Here's the entire 3:30-minute YouTube interview.

July 8, 2013
Asiana crash: New footage as it happened

Witness Fred Hayes filmed the crash as it happened.

July 7, 2013
Raw: Running with the bulls in Spain - watch and listen

Several thousand thrill-seekers tested their bravery dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the streets Pamplona, Spain on the first day of the running of the bulls at the annual San Fermin festival Sunday.

July 2, 2013
Raw: Russian rocket crashes after launch

A Russian booster rocket carrying three satellites burst into flames and crashed during a launch shown on live TV Tuesday, the latest in a string of failures for Russia's commercial space program, according to the Associated Press. The Proton-M booster unexpectedly shut down the engine 17 seconds into the flight and crashed about a mile away from the Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan, the Russian Space Agency said in a statement.

June 24, 2013
Supermoon dazzles stargazers around the world
June 24, 2013
Raw: Nik Wallenda crosses canyon on tightrope

Aerialist Nik Wallenda crossed the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon on Sunday. The stunt took him about 1,500 feet above the river. It took him 22 minutes to cross the quarter-mile gorge. Great video captures the feeling.

June 17, 2013
Exclusive clip: 'Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret'

E! Online has an exclusive first-look clip at the TV movie based on the Jodi Arias murder case, Lifetime's 'Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret.'

June 7, 2013
Woman celebrates 102 birthday by base jumping

Dorothy Custer celebrated her 102nd birthday by jumping off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.

June 7, 2013
Archive video: Richard Ramirez, the 'Night Stalker' killer, from 1989

Richard Ramirez was convicted of killing 13 people and was awaiting execution on death row when he died of natural causes in 2013. This archive video originally aired on KTLA 5 on Sept. 20, 1989.

June 6, 2013
Audio, images: First lady confronts heckler

First lady Michelle Obama confronts heckler, reactions mixed. Here are some exclusive images and video of the event.

June 5, 2013
Rare: Doctor delivers baby born inside amniotic sac

See the amazing picture.

June 5, 2013
Courtroom erupts after not guilty verdict in Maxim model murder

The woman accused in the 2008 slaying of an aspiring model and actress was found not guilty of first- and second-degree murder charges Tuesday. Kelly Soo Park, 47, had been arrested after Juliana Redding, 21, was found dead in her Santa Monica apartment in 2008.

Read more: Outrage follows acquittal in death of California model

June 3, 2013
Raw: Cheerios commericial of multiracial family draws attention

Cheerios is standing by an ad featuring a biracial family extolling the "heart health" benefits of the General Mills cereal, despite remarks on YouTube that forced the disabling of commenting, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The ad was viewed by more than 1.7 million people on YouTube and generated tons of comments, many considered to be racist. However, the comments on the video have since been disabled.

Read more: Cheerios stands by ad featuring biracial family

Commentary: Blame Internet trolls for Cheerios commercial controversy

June 1, 2013
Special ed students mocked on social media; did their teacher do it?

A teacher of special education students in Southern California is accused of using social media to mock some of her students and their parents.

June 1, 2013
Tornadoes again tear through Oklahoma

Deadly tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma and other parts of the country's midsection on Friday, devastating all in their path and leaving several people dead.

May 27, 2013
Newborn weighs in at 13 pounds, 10 ounces; child - and mom - are fine

A mother in Whittier gave birth to a 13-pound, 10-ounce baby girl, setting a record for that Southern California hospital.

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May 25, 2013
UCLA patient plays guitar during brain surgery

A patient at UCLA Medical Center shows the remarkable advances in brain surgery technology, as he plays his guitar during a series of tests during his operation.

May 24, 2013
Memorial Day flags placed at Arlington National Cemetery

Continuing a 40 year tradition, the 3rd U.S. Infantry placed flags at the grave markers of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day. The practice is known as, "flags in."

May 22, 2013
Jodi Arias: Death penalty would cause more pain

Jodi Arias tells The Associated Press that it would cause more pain for her family, if she is sentenced to death. Arias has been convicted of killing her former boyfriend in 2008. A jury is deciding if she will be sentenced to death.

Photo gallery: Jodi Arias on trial for murder

May 21, 2013
Dog found in wreckage and other sights and sounds of the Moore, Okla. tornado

Witnesses and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin talk about the devestation, loss and recovery efforts after Monday's tornado on Monday, May 20th.

Dog found during report

May 21, 2013
Raw: Rescuers pull tornado survivors to safety and other powerful videos

A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday. In the city of Moore, emergency responders and bystanders worked together to rescue those trapped by debris.

Raw: Widespread Destruction in Moore, Okla.

The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday cut a wide path of destruction through the center of the city. As of Tuesday morning, 51 were known dead. The medical examiner's office says dozens more may have died.

May 15, 2013
Report: Rich moms hiring disabled guides to cut Disney lines

The New York Post reports some wealthy moms are allegedly paying handicapped tour guides to escort their children through Disney World to avoid the long lines. Is this how the 1% do Disney?

May 15, 2013
Raw video of WTC spire being lowered at 1,776 feet

A camera mounted on a spire captured the moment it was permanently installed atop One World Trade Center on Friday, bringing the New York City structure to its symbolic height of 1,776 feet. If you're not afraid of heights, take a look.

May 14, 2013
Singing Whitney Houston song gets woman booted from plane

A woman's love for Whitney Houston got her escorted off an American Airlines flight.

May 13, 2013
Implosion to bring down building goes wrong

Demolition experts in Australia got it wrong, packing an old multi-story building with explosives that made a racket but only caused the structure to tilt rather than crumble. The building ultimately was pushed over by heavy equipment.

May 10, 2013
Spire stretches One World Trade Center to 1,776 feet tall

The silver spire topping One World Trade Center on Friday brought the structure to its final height of 1,776 feet. Loud applause and cries of joy erupted from construction workers as the spire was gently lowered and secured into place.

May 8, 2013
Elizabeth Smart's advice for rescued Ohio women

The discovery of three women in a Cleveland home who all had gone missing separately about a decade ago brings to mind cases of abductions elsewhere. Elizabeth Smart says she is elated by the women's rescue.

Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003.

May 7, 2013
Great local news interview with Amanda Berry rescuer
May 6, 2013
Dashboard camera captures dramatic shootout with cops

Dramatic video shows man in stopped vehicle get out firing semi-automatic weapon.

May 2, 2013
Mountain Dew and other offensive ads that sparked company apologies

A look at some 2013 commercials that were deemed too offensive and were pulled off the air by companies. Advertising Age Editor Abbey Klaassen breaks down what went wrong in the ads.

April 30, 2013
Mount Etna erupts again

Mount Etna erupted sending lava and ash hundreds of feet into the air over Sicily. It was the mountain's 13th eruption this year.

Here's a news report along with eruption video.

April 30, 2013
Tony nominees revealed: Tom Hanks, 'Kinky Boots'

Tony-winner Sutton Foster and Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson announce the nominees for the 2013 Tony Awards, including "Kinky Boots," which leads with 13 nominations.

ET is front-and-center with Cyndi Lauper and other stars at the premiere of her new Broadway musical "Kinky Boots."

April 25, 2013
George W. Bush speaks at presidential library dedication

President George W. Bush was moved to tears at the dedication of his presidential library in Dallas. In a speech before the current and past presidents, his cabinet members, friends and family, Bush said America's best days are still ahead.

April 16, 2013
Exclusive: Boston Marathon finish line in time-lapse video had a web camera stationed at the Boston Marathon finish line from just after noon time, through Monday evening. The explosions happened around 2:50 p.m. Eastern.

April 16, 2013
President Obama delivering a statement on Boston Marathon explosions
April 13, 2013
Raw video: Passengers hurt as airline overshoots runway

A Lion Air plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew overshot a runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and crashed into the sea, injuring nearly two dozen people, officials said.

April 9, 2013
Navy to deploy laser weapons that could revolutionize warfare

Directed energy weapons will be deployed in the Persian Gulf where Iranian speedboats and drones harass U.S. Navy ships. CBS reports how the new lasers have the potential to revolutionize both the economics and technology of warfare.

Here's raw video showing a demonstration of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS). LaWS can be directed onto targets and allows sailors to defeat small boat threats and aerial targets without using bullets.

April 8, 2013
Bush's White House photog took over 1M pictures

Eric Draper was President George W. Bush's chief photographer and followed him nearly everywhere. CBS News' Bill Plante talks to Draper about his new book, "Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of George W. Bush."

April 6, 2013
Press secretary explains why president apologized for Harris comment

White House press secretary Jay Carney says President Barack Obama apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for the distraction his comment on her looks has created. Carney says Obama did not want to diminish Harris' accomplishments.

April 5, 2013
Off-duty cop takes down violent traveler at Hawaii airport

April 4, 2013
Report: Woman feels targeted by Facebook over breastfeeding advocacy group

A woman who runs a breastfeeding support group on Facebook has been locked out of her account several times. Fox40 reports.

April 3, 2013
Restored video: Martin Luther King Jr.'s killer apprehended, returned to Memphis

Newly restored video shows James Earl Ray, the man who murdered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., being returned to Memphis, Tenn. after his arrest, along with his interaction with authorities as he is read his rights and taken to jail.

April 2, 2013
Woman barely escapes oncoming subway train

This was a close call. For a cell phone?

March 29, 2013
Man tumbles onto subway tracks, is helped by stranger

A Philadelphia man is being called a hero after he jumped onto subway tracks to rescue another man who fell. Christopher Knafelc says he couldn't imagine not trying to help the man.

March 27, 2013
Poll crashes through bus windshield in China giving driver a close call

A power pole or lamp post crashed through the windshield of a bus in China but the driver walked away with minor injuries and none of the passengers were hurt.

March 21, 2013
Man saves toddler's life at convenience store

A life-saving drama unfolds at a convenience store in Australia after a mother carries her lifeless toddler to the checkout line, pleading for help. The child is reportedly doing OK this morning.

March 14, 2013
Parents warned about new party drug 'Molly'

What you should know about the new club drug called Molly, a chemical drug most commonly used in ecstasy and has been glorified in song. It's use is on the rise, cheap and available.

March 14, 2013
Raw: New pope celebrates Mass in St. Peter's

Newly-elected Pope Francis conducted his inaugural Mass in the Sistine Chapel on Thursday afternoon.

March 13, 2013
Habemus Papam: Pope Francis Introduced to World

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.

March 12, 2013
Live from the Vatican: Is there white smoke?

New from The Guardian: Live stream from the Vatican papal conclave. The Sistine Chapel chimney will emit black smoke after an inconclusive vote and white smoke when a new pope has been elected.

Live video for mobile from Ustream

March 12, 2013
Wealth inequality video goes viral

Kids, cats and celebrities? These videos go viral all the time. But here is a video on wealth inequality that has gotten a lot of notice. It's gotten millions of hits and is based on research from Harvard. Take a look.

March 9, 2013
Chimney in place to to help announce conclave's decision on new pope

Workmen today installed a chimney through which smoke - either white or black - will rise, telling the world what cardinals participating the the conclave called to choose a new head of the Catholic church decide.

March 7, 2013
Zuckerburg announces Facebook Newsfeed change coming for users

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg announced a major change to the social media site on Thursday. The text-based application appears to be jumping into the news business.

Read the story about the changes here.

March 5, 2013
Bay Bridge light sculpture steals some S.F. spotlight

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is getting some competition for attention from its neighbor, the Bay Bridge. CBS News' John Blackstone reports.

March 4, 2013
High school marathon dancers raise almost $500,000 in 24-hour-plus event

Hundreds of high schoolers in New York State danced for more than 24 hours over the weekend. They raised money for a combination of people needing medical care, car accident survivors and others who need a helping hand.

March 1, 2013
Mayor talks Kings at State of the City

Here is Mayor Kevin Johnson's address on saving the Kings as presented by The Bee's Hector Amezcua.

February 28, 2013
Little girl writes adorable letter to Yosemite park ranger

A young girl named Evie wrote a letter to a Yosemite National Park ranger returning two sticks she accidentally took from the park. The junior park ranger requested that they be put back in nature. The letter and his response are going viral. Buzz 60 has the story.

February 28, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI's final day heading the world's Catholics

Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell to followers on the day of his retirement, marking a rare passage in the Catholic church.

February 27, 2013
Tokyo high-rise hotel shrinks in new-style urban demolition

Watch it disappear with little noise and particle pollution. A Japanese skyscraper is being demolished floor by floor instead of being blown up with explosives or smashed up with a wrecking ball

February 22, 2013
Fox40: Debate, decision, reaction from elementary school closings

Here is a Fox40 report and video from the decision by Sacramento school trustees to close seven elementary schools, while keeping three others open.

February 21, 2013
Teen plummets 45 feet from ski lift

A teenager was seen hanging onto a ski-lift chair before plummeting more than 45 feet. He's reportedly OK.

February 21, 2013
Teens suspended for Harlem Shake video

It's the latest Internet sensation. But here's when the Harlem Shake goes too far. A group of local teens have been suspended for shooting a Harlem Shake video in a classroom.

Here's some parent and student reaction to the suspension.

February 20, 2013
Raw: Pistorius arrives in court for second day of bail hearing

Olympian and double-amputee Oscar Pistorius appeared in court on Wednesday, for day two of his bail hearing. Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder for the Valentine's Day shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp with a 9 mm pistol.

Read the related story here.
February 19, 2013
Stoned girl gets behind wheel and becomes true believer of not getting high and driving

SeattleInsider brings you dash cam video of a 27 year-old woman driving after smoking increasing amounts of pot, eventually up to 1.4 grams.

Read: California bill targets drug users behind the wheel

February 18, 2013
Stockton one of the least literate cities in U.S.

A few cities in California made the list for most illiterate in the nation. Stockton was one of those cities. Fox40's Tia Ewing reports on more bad news for our neighbor to the south.

February 15, 2013
First person: On board carnival triumph

Passengers are telling horror stories about their experiences on board the Carnival Triumph cruise ship. At the same time, some are giving credit to the crew for putting passengers first and keeping a bad situation from getting worse.

February 15, 2013
Video of sensational Russian meteor that injured hundreds

YouTube users captured large meteor in morning sky.

AP provided this raw footage of a sharp explosion and the meteor trail.

And here's a YouTube video of the meteor:

Read the related story here.

February 14, 2013
Asteroid half the size of a football field nears Earth

An asteroid half the size of a football field is nearing Earth. CBS News contributor Michio Kaku, of the City University of New York, speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the asteroid.

February 8, 2013
Creative Valentine's gifts

Style expert Alison Deyette with very creative and personal gift ideas for Valentine's Day.

February 8, 2013
Jack Ohman discusses working at the Sacramento Bee, draws

Paul Robins and Bethany Crouch talk to Sacramento Bee Cartoonist Jack Ohman about his work.

Jack Ohman takes a crack at drawing Paul, Bethany, and Darren.

February 7, 2013
Police chase ends in fireball on L.A. freeway

A police pursuit of a suspected drunk driver ended in a fiery crash on the 10 Freeway.

February 6, 2013
Raw: Giggly teen curses at judge, flips bird, gets 30 days in jail

A woman facing a drug possession charge was sentenced to 30 days in jail for flipping the bird to a Miami-Dade judge. Penelope Soto, 18, appeared in court on video after her arrest for possession of Xanax. In front of Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat on Monday, she was asked about her assets. Soto appeared as if the hearing was a big joke and laughed off the judge's questions, blurted out "Adios" and gave him the finger.

Read the story: Teen gets 30 days in jail for giving the finger to judge

January 29, 2013
Car stunts stop traffic on I-880 in Oakland
January 26, 2013
Mid-air lightning strike scorches, shakes Turkish airliner

A Turkish Airlines jet landed safely, but only after several minutes of fear and tension caused when the aircraft was struck by lightning about 350 miles south of Istanbul. Passengers and crew were shaken but unhurt.

January 26, 2013
'60 Minutes' preview: Obama, Clinton share interview stage

President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are interviewed in Sunday's upcoming "60 Minutes" episode, and the president takes the opportunity to thank Clinton for her effective work as the country's most high-profile ambassador. Clinton explains why the one-time bitter rivals collaborated together so well.

January 25, 2013
Movie trailers and reviews for this weekend (1-25)

Click on the reviews to read. They are followed by pretty lengthy trailers. I think I like 'Parker' (huge Jason Statham fan) and 'Movie 43' (I laughed throughout the trailer) the best. 'Quartet' looks very well done. And I'm not too sure about 'Hansel' despite my fondness for Jeremy Renner's acting. But check them all out and you decide.

'Hansel and Gretel' review

'Parker' review

'Movie 43' review

Read 'Quartet' review

January 23, 2013
Joe Paterno remembered at Penn State vigil

At least 150 people attended a vigil for Joe Paterno, one year after the former Penn State football coach died. Paterno's legacy was tarnished by the sexual abuse conviction of former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

January 22, 2013
First person: Grading Obama's inauguration speech

Tens of thousands of people attended President Barack Obama's second inauguration. They say they liked that his address stressed inclusiveness and success for all Americans.

Read the text of the president's speech

January 22, 2013
Sheryl Crow's reaction to ex Lance Armstrong's doping confession

Nancy O'Dell sat down with music star Sheryl Crow to ask about her ex-fiance, former cycling champion Lance Armstrong, and his recent doping confession. Earlier, I posted a brief video of her reaction (second video). Here's a little more from the interview (first video).

January 21, 2013
Video reports on sale of Sacramento Kings

Watch news reports from Seattle and Sacramento on the sale of the Kings to a group that plans to move the team to Seattle.

January 21, 2013
Clarkson Performs at Inauguration

Musician Kelly Clarkson performed 'My Country, Tis of Thee' at President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration on Monday.

January 21, 2013
Watch Obama inauguration video reports

Video reports from President Obama's inauguration:

January 19, 2013
Sex shop? Cross dressing? Allegations of Monsignor Meth's secret life

A published report said the 61 year old Monsignor Wallin was suspended from his position as pastor of St. Augustine Cathedral in 2011, because rectory personnel discovered he was cross-dressing in women's clothing at the Cathedral residence - and having sex there.

January 16, 2013
White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly."

Read the story here.

January 16, 2013
Obama takes 23 actions aimed at gun violence

President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don't require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime. (Jan. 16)

January 16, 2013
President, V.P. unveil package of proposals to reduce gun violence
January 11, 2013
Survivors mark one-year anniversary of Costa Concordia crash

Sunday marks the first anniversary of the terrifying capsizing of the Costa Concordia off Tuscany. Here is some coverage of the event. The video includes an illustrative look at how the wreckage will be recovered.


One of's most popular galleries: View photos of when the ship went aground and recent recovery efforts.

Today's news: Survivors still suffering from Concordia disaster.

January 11, 2013
Exclusive video from inside Taft high school minutes after shooting

KTLA 5 shows exclusive video from the Taft shooting in their coverage of the news event. Also, they have exclusive photo of suspect.

January 7, 2013
Popular broadcaster Huell Howser, who traveled to world, dies

Huell Howser, whose unique, down-home style and gee-whiz enjoyment of the sights he saw as he brought his world travels to a dedicated audience, has died. Here's a look at some of his legacy.

December 31, 2012
On thin ice: Rescue on frozen lake caught on video

Revelers playing on a frozen lake in the mountains above Los Angeles averted tragedy, rescuing others who went through the ice when it cracked and broke under their weight.

December 21, 2012
From the NRA news conference ...

RAW: Woman disrupts NRA news conference

During a National Rifle Association news conference, a woman held up a sign and started chanting against the organization. This was the second news conference disruption.

NRA chief calls for armed guards in schools, may have saved Newtown victims

NRA blames violent video games like Mortal Kombat, Kindergarten Killers

December 21, 2012
Once-conjoined twins make public debut

More than nine months after they were born joined at the lower chest and abdomen, twin girls made their public debut Thursday at the hospital where they were separated.

December 14, 2012
News conference on Sandy Hook elementary school shooting

Officials brief reporters on the latest from the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre where 27 people including 18 children were reportedly killed Friday morning.

December 13, 2012
Using cannon, smugglers shoot marijuana into U.S.

The Border Patrol said smugglers used a pneumatic cannon to fire 33 canisters filled with marijuana 500 feet over the fence and into the United States.

December 7, 2012
Sacramento mother drops daughter from burning building before jumping herself

It was a wild scene outside a burning Sacramento apartment complex Thursday as a child was dropped from a window to escape the flames. CBS13 tells the story.

December 4, 2012
CNET's tech gifts for under $50

Five affordable tech gifts that even the most jaded gadget snob can't resist.

November 30, 2012
The story behind NYPD officer buying shoes for homeless man

Senior CBS correspondent John Miller, a former NYPD deputy commissioner, reports on the background of a story that has become an Internet sensation. A New York City police officer who bought a homeless man a pair of winter boots on a cold night has become a hero and inspiration to New Yorkers.

November 29, 2012
Compassionate NYPD cop buys barefoot homeless man socks
November 28, 2012
Comedian Katt Williams leads Sacramento officers on chase

Capitol Protection Officers were engaged with in a pursuit of comedian Katt Williams in downtown Sacramento Sunday. Fox40's Andria Borba reports.

Read Sacramento Bee reporter Bill Lindelof's story here.

November 27, 2012
Empire State Building's colorful new look

New York's legendary Empire State Building has replaced its light fixtures with more than 1,200 LEDs that are computer-programmed, remote-controlled and 73 percent more energy-efficient. CBS News' Jeff Glor reports.

November 27, 2012
South American pole dancing champion crowned

A competitor from Brazil won the South American Pole Dancing championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday. She'll represent her continent at the Pole Dancing World Championship in Europe next year

November 27, 2012
Black Friday brawlers at Roseville's Westfield Galleria arrested

Roseville police tell Fox40 that four people involved in a Black Friday fight at the Westfield Galleria have been arrested, but not because of the brawl. Ben Deci reports.

Here's Ben Deci's earlier report, talking to the person who caught the brawl on video.

November 24, 2012
Confidential police files found in Macy's Parade confetti

Although this data went through a shredder, a little sleuthing puts together confidential information and numbers.

November 23, 2012
Black Friday around Sacramento

Fox40 was at Kohls in Sacramento at midnight as a calm line of anxious shoppers flooded the store for Black Friday deals.

Fox40's Tia Ewing chats with Steve Reed at Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento about how he is making sure shoppers stay safe and have a good Black Friday.

November 23, 2012
Black Friday madness at a Walmart in Georgia

Now let us give thanks. Or not. People fight for products like $5 headphones, children's toys and cell phones at a Walmart in Georgia. Watch the chaos, and be grateful you weren't there.

November 21, 2012
Ultimate gift list: CNET's top 10 tech ideas

From surprise suggestions to must-have favorites, CNET's Molly Wood and Donald Bell count down the 10 best tech gifts you can choose this holiday season.

November 17, 2012
DIY: Make your own Twinkies

Hostess may be closing its doors, ending the era of the Twinkie. But there is no reason why you can't make this so bad, yet so good treat in your own home. Buzz 60 shows us how.

November 17, 2012
Twinkies sell out

Twinkies sell out in Colorado cities.

November 16, 2012
Smuggler swallows 220 diamonds worth $2.3 milion

A man has been charged with trying to smuggle 220 polished diamonds (worth $2.3 million) out of South Africa by swallowing them. A body scan at the airport revealed what he was carrying and police administered a laxative to recover the precious goods.

November 15, 2012
FDA: 5-Hour Energy linked to 13 deaths

A report on the alarming news.

November 14, 2012
Sky-gazers in Australia in awe of rare total eclipse of the sun

Sky-gazers in northern Australia are in awe as the clouds part to allow them to witness one of nature's greatest phenomena -- a total eclipse of the sun.

November 13, 2012
Two car stories: SUV gets T-boned on slippery road; wife runs over husband for not voting in presidential election

T-boned SUV caught on camera.

Woman runs over husband in voting beef

November 9, 2012
Sandy damage estimate: Over 250,000 cars lost

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's latest damage estimate for Hurricane Sandy to the region is $50 billion. A part of that is the estimated 250,000 cars that will need to be scrapped due to flooding and other damage. One company, Fisker, lost $30 million worth of unsold Fisker Karmas at the Port of Newark alone. Take a look.

November 3, 2012
Raw video: Staten Islanders feel forgotten after Sandy

Battered by Hurricane Sandy, people on Staten Island say much needed help is slow in coming.

November 3, 2012
Free gas for New Yorkers, Obama visits FEMA

President Barack Obama said Saturday that "there's nothing more important than us getting this right" as he visited the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for an update on superstorm recovery efforts.

November 2, 2012
Hurricane Sandy video: 1) retrospective of the devastating week; 2) search for gasoline in N.J.; 3) trying to return home

As we end a week that has been nothing short of devastating for those on the East Coast, we take a look back at Hurricane Sandy's fury.

Videos continue on jump

October 31, 2012
Drunk, half-naked man tackled by parents at Colfax prep football game

In case you missed it, here's a look at the drunk, half-naked man "leveled" by parents at a local high school football game.

Read Bee writer Ed Fletcher's story here.

October 31, 2012
Video playlist: In Sandy's wake

October 30, 2012
A look at Hurricane Sandy (Part 2): Darkness, death in NYC; jet skiing through N.J. streets; Bloomberg's address; surge wipes out reporter

After Sandy, darkness and damp in New York

The day after hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy moves ashore, what is left behind is damage on a massive scale. Among the hardest-hit areas: New York City and the New Jersey coast, site of wind, rain and fire.

More videos from superstorm Sandy.

Man jet skiing through New jersey neighborhood

One guy decided to go jet skiing through his neighborhood.

October 30, 2012
A look at Hurricane Sandy: NYC plunged into darkness, 50 homes burn, hospital loses power, Letterman goes audience-less

Mammoth storm Sandy plunges NYC into darkness

Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financial district and subway tunnels and cut power to hundreds of thousands of people.

Raw video: Fire destroys 50 NYC homes

A huge fire destroyed at least 50 flooded homes in the Breezy Point section of New York City's Queens Borough. An FDNY spokesman says nearly 200 firefighters are on the scene.

October 25, 2012
What's Tom and Katie up to? Take a look and catch up

Katie Holmes and her new Broadway role

Katie Holmes is set to star in the Broadway play "Dead Accounts," a new comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck and directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien.

Tom Cruise suing magazine for $50 million

The actor files a lawsuit against Life & Style magazine for publishing a story that accused him of abandoning Suri. Find out all the details.

October 25, 2012
Pumpkin carving tips, including keeping gourd hydrated and smelling good

Create your own Halloween magic with these pumpkin carving and decorating tips from DIY.

October 24, 2012
GOP candidate: God at work if rape causes pregnancy

Just in case you can't believe it, here's a video of Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock saying Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, "it's something God intended." Related story: Mass. GOP senator rejects Mourdock comment.

October 23, 2012
Terrifying elevator prank pulled off by tech company

A terrifying stunt is caught on camera as a technology company goes to new lengths to show how clear are their monitors.

October 17, 2012
Apps for couples only

Tech expert Rich DeMuro takes a closer look at social apps designed with couples in mind.

October 17, 2012
A look inside a Google data center

The tech giant Google has data centers around the world. CBS News' Michelle Miller takes an exclusive look inside one of them, in North Carolina.

Read the Associated Press story here.

October 16, 2012
The Martini Shot: Aniston sheds tears over engagement; Victoria Secret's $2.5 million bra

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Enjoy today's last video shots:

In her first post-engagement interview, conducted by Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Aniston tears up talking about her fiance Justin Theroux. They're happy tears.

Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio rocks the pricey lingerie.

October 11, 2012
VP debate preview: Top 3 past moments;

Vice Presidential debates are great theater -- who can forget Lloyd Bensten's his "You're no Jack Kennedy" takedown of Dan Quayle -- but do they ever make a difference? Buzz 60's take.

The focus will be on the vice presidential candidates as they face-off in their only debate, with pressure on Biden to turn things around and correct the damage caused by the president's first debate last week.

October 9, 2012
The Martini Shot: David Blaine's shocking NYC stunt comes to a close

The Martini Shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot of the day before it's a wrap. Drink this up:

American endurance artist and illusionist David Blaine concludes what he says is his final stunt after channeling one million volts of electricity through tesla coils for 72 hours.

October 9, 2012
Ex-NFL cheerleader pleads guilty to student sex

A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with her 17-year-old former student while she was a teacher at a northern Kentucky high school, a move that will allow her to avoid jail time. She walks out of the courtroom holding hands with the ex-student, who is now 18.

Read the full story here.

October 8, 2012
Family fun: Wedding clash turns into lethal fight

An apparent overabundance of alcohol combined with one too many wedding parties in the same vicinity led to a brawl that led to several arrests and, authorities say, one death from a heart attack.

October 6, 2012
Raw video: Israel downs drone that entered airspace

Israeli jets scrambled to intercept a drone that crossed into Israeli airspace Saturday from the Mediterranean Sea, bringing it down without incident in the south of the country. Watch the hit. Read the story about the downed drone here.