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3D-printed prosthetic arm gives boy new independence

An 8-year-old boy in Texas is giving high-fives with a new prosthetic arm that was 3D-printed just for him. Yona Gavino of KTVT-TV has the story.
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Mysterious Human Remains Found During Cleaning of Home in Maine
Maine State Police said it does not believe "there is any threat to the public, and will share more information as it becomes available."
Logan Paul adds extra security after Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s 'kill' threat: 'We take that s--t seriously'
Logan Paul’s face-to-face meeting with Floyd Mayweather Jr. before the two meet in a big boxing bout next month fell into chaos after Jake Paul stole the undefeated fighter’s hat.
U.S. Army awards Medal of Heroism to 3 school shooting victims
The Army is posthumously awarding three victims of the Parkland, Florida, shooting with the Medal of Heroism. One recipient, Peter Wang, was killed while holding doors open for other students to flee to safety.
Israel-Gaza fighting: airstrikes and rocket fire
24 people including children and militants are reported dead after Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that began Monday night. At the same time, Gaza militants fired more than 250 rockets toward Israel, injuring six civilians. (May 11)
Mavericks player Harrison Barnes holds "Black Panther" screening for 150 kids
Dallas Mavericks player Harrison Barnes bought 150 kids a screening to "Black Panther." "What you do on the court is one thing, but what you do in the community, off the court says a whole lot about who you are," Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said about the good deed.
Boy shoots himself at Ohio middle school
A seventh-grader in Ohio has been hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials say the boy shot himself at Jackson Memorial Middle School.
Gordon Ramsay Calls Drive-Thru Worker 'Idiot Sandwich' After Being Served Microwaved Bacon
Gordon Ramsay visited a drive-thru in the U.K. to get a bacon sandwich, but the celebrity chef was left unimpressed when his order arrived.
Volunteers in Tallahassee help Parkland students ahead of rally for gun legislation
Volunteers in Tallahassee are preparing care packages for students traveling to the capital from Parkland, Florida, to speak to lawmakers about gun legislation.
Ohio 7th-grade student shoots himself
Schools in Ohio's Jackson Local School District were placed on lockdown Tuesday after a seventh-grade student shot himself in a school bathroom. Hundreds of parents gathered outside while the school's faculty worked to dismiss students.
Obamacare sign-ups top 1 million during special enrollment period for COVID-19
More than 1 million Americans signed up for health insurance during the special enrollment period for COVID-19, according to the Biden administration.
What's in a name? How the Derby could have been the Bunbury
How the Epsom Derby grew into Britain's richest race and a sporting and cultural spectacle.
Ex-NFL player convicted in woman's 1999 murder breaks his silence
Rae Carruth, a former Carolina Panthers wide receiver who was convicted in 2001 of charges related to the 1999 murder of Cherica Adams, told CBS affiliate WBTV he's "sorry for everything." He also said in a written letter he seeks to develop a relationship with his 18-year-old son, who was born the night of the fatal shooting.
Nashua police investigate road rage incident caught on tape
An alleged road rage incident in Nashua, New Hampshire, was caught on camera Sunday. A witness began recording the altercation when she heard beeping and yelling at an intersection. The video shows a female driver walking up to another car. The male driver in that vehicle got out of his car and pushed the woman forcefully to the ground. Nashua police have identified both drivers and are interviewing witnesses. No charges have been filed.
Georgia men who chased, killed Ahmaud Arbery due in federal court
Three Georgia men were scheduled to appear before a federal judge Tuesday on federal hate crime charges in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot after being spotted running in the defendants' neighborhood.
Lucky Charms adds new magical shape to cereal: unicorns
General Mills' Lucky Charms just unveiled a sweet update to its cereal. For the first time in a decade, it's getting a new, magical shape: marshmallows shaped like unicorns.
"Travel + Leisure" releases 2018 "It List" of best hotels around the globe
Planning a summer vacation? Or just trying to escape the winter cold? Jacqui Gifford, travel director for "Travel + Leisure," joins CBSN with their newly released "It List" of exceptional hotels.
Drivers caught on video facing off in apparent case of road rage
Two drivers faced off in an apparent case of road rage in New Hampshire. Another person on the road caught the whole incident on video, and police are investigating. CBS Boston's Juli McDonald reports from Nashua, New Hampshire.
Figure skater Nathan Chen on his rocky first Olympics
18-year-old Nathan Chen went to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games a contender for the gold medal, but that changed after a number of falls in the men's short program. CBS' Dana Jacobson caught up with Chen to talk about his Olympic experience.
Trump supports improved background checks
The debate over gun control is intensifying in Washington and across the country following the Florida school massacre. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds 77 percent of Americans believe Congress isn't doing enough to prevent mass shootings. 62% say President Trump isn't doing enough either. CBS News White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan takes CBSN through the latest.
Target is launching a line of plant-based food
Target is launching its own line of plant-based foods as demand continues to grow for meat and dairy alternatives.
Should I tell my boss I'm hunting for a new job? Ask HR
It's common for someone to quit a job when there's no growth opportunity. Letting your boss know you're looking for a job depends on the circumstance.
CrushGlobal road trip guides: Making road tripping more inclusive by promoting Black-owned, women-owned businesses
CrushGlobal founder Kristin Braswell is helping travelers discover Black-owned and female-owned businesses all over the US with new road trip guides.
Missing Uber and Lyft driver found alive days later
A man reported missing on Feb. 12 has been found alive in Los Angeles. Police will not say how Joshua Thiede, who drove for Uber and Lyft, went missing, and his friends believe he was drugged.
Billie Eilish details early slumber party gig, love of moshing and more in new book
In her eponymous first book, out Tuesday, Billie Eilish lets fans into her life like never before. Here are some highlights.
McDonald's working with Biden administration to raise COVID vaccine awareness through billboard, new coffee cups
McDonald's hot coffee cups will be updated in July with a "We Can Do This" campaign message and information about COVID vaccines.
Kenny Mayne announces ESPN departure, and network signs Chris Berman to multiyear extension
Mayne, who reportedly declined to take a pay cut to stay at ESPN after working for the network full time since 1994, described himself on social media as a “salary cap casualty.”
Are Childcare and Paid Leave ‘Infrastructure’? Nearly $2 Trillion for Families May Hinge on Congress’ Answer
Three weeks after Bethany Fauteux gave birth to her second child in 2013, she was spending her days surrounded by young children—except they weren’t her own. A single mother whose cash reserves were quickly depleting, she felt she had to return to her job as a preschool teacher in Massachusetts while her Caesarean-section scar was…
McDonald's is changing its coffee cups to promote the Covid-19 vaccine
McDonald's is partnering with the White House to promote vaccination information on its coffee cups as hesitancy grows about taking the potentially life-saving shot.
Suicide Among Black Girls Is a Mental Health Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight
When Dionne Monsanto was pregnant, she decided that she wanted to find a name that means “blessing” for her daughter. Though Monsanto—a Black American—has no specific ties to South Africa, she chose the name Siwe, an adaptation of the Zulu name Busisiwe. Siwe grew to be a talented artist. “She was brilliant. She was beautiful.…
AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble baby’ disease
A gene therapy that makes use of an unlikely helper, the AIDS virus, gave a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one, doctors reported Tuesday.
Does your first-choice college have you on the waitlist? You better come up with a Plan B.
College waitlists don't exist to help students, they exist to help colleges. I've seen schools use and abuse their waitlists for their own needs.
Some consumer-friendly air purifiers destroy the coronavirus, and they have FDA certification to prove it
You can order medical-grade air purifiers that are FDA-approved against the coronavirus.
Federal investigators press for cooperation from two key witnesses in Gaetz probe
Federal investigators scrutinizing Rep. Matt Gaetz are seeking the cooperation of a former Capitol Hill intern who was once a girlfriend of the Florida Republican, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.
Doctors may overlook women's heart attack symptoms
CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus explains why doctors often miss signs of heart attacks in women, especially those under the age of 55, and what patients can do to help protect themselves.
These 10 small towns have the best arts scenes, according to our readers
Our readers voted for the top 10 small town arts scenes in the country, and the results are in.
Rep. Ken Buck: The real goal of cancel culture – first you're canceled, then you're replaced
Cancel culture’s damaging consequences are becoming apparent to anyone paying attention.
Akon's Romance with Dictatorship | Opinion
Akon's clear disregard for democracy in Uganda and support of a murderous regime is an unbearable affront to human dignity.
Real Political Scandals are Rarely About Sex | Opinion
While sex scandals are colorful and easy to understand, they tend to evaporate.
The 30 Best Animated Movies on Netflix, According to Critics
Newsweek rounds up the highest-rated animated movies available on Netflix, according to MetaCritic aggregate reviews.
Unearthing an Origin Story for Gentrification
Historians have always assumed that the medieval city of Angkor, today located in Cambodia, was huge, simply based on how much land its kings commanded. From the ninth to the 15th centuries, Angkor was the capital of the Khmer empire, which at its zenith stretched across modern Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The city was thronged with visitors from all over Southeast Asia—royalty and peasants alike—and was home to large numbers of farmers who kept the city fed, as well as workers who built its palaces, canals, and reservoirs. But precisely how many people lived in Angkor is one of the enduring mysteries in archaeology.The problem is that, centuries after the city’s decline, only the great walled temples at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom remain standing. The city’s residential neighborhoods were made entirely of perishable materials such as wood. Angkor’s city grid quickly disappeared beneath thick vegetation, and farmers ploughed over its far-flung neighborhoods. Though generations of experts have studied the city’s ruins, they’ve been unable to come up with a reliable estimate of its population that would help them make sense of how such a large city was run.Now the Leiden University archaeology researcher Sarah Klassen and her colleagues believe that they’ve found the magic number. Based on a comprehensive analysis using nearly 150 years of data, they peg the peak population of the greater Angkor region at 700,000 to 900,000 people in the 13th century. The only European city approaching that size at the time was Constantinople.“Population is one of those fundamental building blocks to understanding an archaeological site,” Klassen told me. “This number changes everything.” With a solid population number, Klassen can extrapolate how much rice Angkorians needed to grow to feed their neighbors, for example, or how much wood and water they consumed. The estimate restores human activity to the empty halls of the city, revealing all the work people were doing to maintain it. But the estimate also reveals more fundamental patterns in how cities develop over time, as their swelling populations change the urban landscape.Klassen and her colleagues arrived at Angkor’s peak-population number by reading the landscape as a palimpsest left behind by the ancient Khmer peoples. Back in 2012, a team used helicopter-mounted lidar—3-D laser scanning—to measure minute differences in ground elevation beneath tree cover. It revealed an unmistakable grid of housing foundations, roads, farms, and canals sprawling for 1,158 square miles in what the team calls the greater Angkor region, similar to a modern-day metro area like the San Francisco Bay Area, with its multiple urban centers and low-density residential areas in between.Meanwhile, archaeologists broke ground in a number of places across Angkor to verify that the mounds on the lidar maps were truly the remains of homes and not simply natural features. During that process, Klassen’s colleague Alison Carter spotted an unexpected pattern. Carter, a University of Oregon anthropologist, was digging beneath what archaeologists call a “ceremonial center”—a city center with temples and other public buildings—which would ordinarily have attracted a higher population than outlying areas. But when she dug deeper, uncovering the settlement that existed before the temples were built, the quantity of debris and other human-made items suggested the area had already had a very high density of residents.The researchers theorize that local built homes in these proto-centers because they sat atop valuable farmland. Then the Khmer king ordered temples and water infrastructure to be built on top of the already valuable land, making the place even more valuable, in a virtuous feedback loop.Angkor’s density, then, seems to have grown from the ground up, starting with local farmers and ending with kings laying claim to the land with their temples. The process didn’t end there, though. In the most densely packed downtown ceremonial area around Angkor Thom, the researchers discovered that the 12th-century King Jayavarman VII had evicted an entire neighborhood to build the roads around his palace. “When you look at the lidar, you can see … roads and causeways which used to be houses,” Klassen said. “You can just imagine them saying, ‘Sorry, we’re building a road here.’”For Klassen, the most intriguing question is whether the sequence of development she found at Angkor is part of a more universal pattern. Are all cities doomed to see displacement follow growth? In modern megacities, Klassen told me, it’s hard to know for sure what’s causing that pattern—we can attribute growth to a wide variety of technological advances, to transit, or to economic booms. But what if we could strip away all the gleaming machines and look at how cities develop without the thumb of industrial capitalism on the scale? We might get a metropolis like Angkor. “Angkor is like a lab for investigating [urban] relationships without those variables introduced by technology,” Klassen said.If that’s true—and there are some reasons to be skeptical—Angkor offers one kind of origin story for the process that today we call gentrification. Stacey Sutton, an urban-planning and -policy professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, describes gentrification in contemporary cities as the process by which wealthy, privileged populations displace poorer, marginalized ones. One might certainly characterize Angkor’s history in those terms too. In retrospect, it appears that the city’s growth involved wealthy elites pushing people off the land they had made valuable, so that the richest residents could live in city centers while the poorest were displaced to Angkor’s distant suburbs.But scholars who study the early history of cities elsewhere in the world are hesitant to endorse the claim that this sequence is inevitable. Rebecca Boyd, an archaeologist affiliated with University College Cork who studies the origins of Dublin, told me via email that Dublin began as a meeting of two great rivers and five great roads across Ireland. There is no evidence of extensive farming or population density on the site until the Vikings arrived and set up their own town in the winter of 840–1. Local Irish people kicked out the invaders in 902, and continued to develop the city on their own. Great cities, in other words, don’t always begin organically. Sometimes they need Viking invaders to jump-start the process.The archaeologist Sarah Parcak has identified hundreds of urban sites from ancient Egypt using satellite data. Parcak told me that Klassen’s work on population size is incredibly valuable, and provides an excellent model for anyone using remote sensing like lidar or satellite maps in combination with old-fashioned data on the ground, but Parcak is very cautious about applying the growth models Klassen found to ancient Egypt. “Every landscape is different,” Parcak said. “There is so much nuance to understanding specific cultures and places.” In Egypt, for example, some capitals did start as small, organic farming communities based around turtlebacks, or sand formations high enough to stay dry during the Nile floods. But later, once the Romans had colonized Egypt, new cities were built on the orders of the occupying government. “The way cities grow changes over time,” Parcak concluded.Still, the ancient pattern of urban growth identified by Klassen and her colleagues resonates in the modern world: As population density increases, a city’s original inhabitants are typically pushed out, literally marginalized. But if the study of Angkor reveals that the roots of gentrification stretch deep into the urban past, the diversity of ancient urban forms suggests that the pattern represents a choice—and that alternatives exist, if we’re willing to deliberately embrace them.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck: A Timeline of Their Relationship
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, who nearly tied the knot in 2003, are back on everyone's minds. Here's a look back at their whirlwind relationship.
Israel-Palestine Conflict Ignites, Prompting Rocket Fire and Airstrikes
Israel cracks down on Palestinian protests over evictions, prompting military escalation.
Bangladesh's economy, Italy's elections & other hard numbers
Bangladesh needs to create 2 million new jobs every year to keep up with its booming population. And Brazilians are the most worried about fake news in the world. CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer for GZero Media, Alex Kliment, takes CBSN through today's hard numbers.
At least 8 killed in shooting at Russian high school
Officials were quoted as saying that at least 1 teacher was among the dead but most victims were students.
Bone found in Massachusetts shipwreck could belong to infamous pirate
A human leg bone was found in a 300-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Massachusetts. Scientists will test the DNA to see if it belonged to the notorious pirate Capt. Sam Bellamy. CBS Boston's Bill Shields reports.
Ethiopia's political crisis intensifies
Ethiopia's political crisis is intensifying after its prime minister resigned last week. The country is considered a key U.S. ally in the region when it comes to fighting terrorism. CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer for GZero Media, Alex Kliment, takes CBSN through the latest round of unrest and chaos in Ethiopia.
Israel pounds Gaza with deadly airstrikes amid barrage of rocket fire
The conflict in the heart of the Middle East is flaring up yet again, with Israel reportedly killing at least 24 Palestinians, including militants and children.
Robert Mueller charges another person in Russia investigation
Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged another person in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Alex Van Der Zwaan is expected to go before a federal judge and plead guilty to making false statements. He is reportedly the son-in-law of a Russian oligarch. Vladimir Duthiers and Anne-Marie Green report.