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US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Death has come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and almost two dozen other birds, fish and other species. The U.S. government is declaring them extinct. [field59_video account="WBBJ" key="eb0f92ff7cb847c9774ed87d094832cd3035f4de" vtitle="US says ivory-billed woodpecker,…

Petito’s dad: Give same attention to all missing people

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of slain traveler Gabby Petito has implored the public and news media to put the same energy into helping find other missing people as they did Petito, a 22-year-old woman who vanished on a…

COVID-related attacks prompt hospital to issue panic buttons

Nurses and hundreds of other staff members will soon begin wearing panic buttons at a Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cox Medical Center Branson is using grant money to add buttons…

Tom Hardy, Andy Serkis sink their teeth into 'Venom' sequel

NEW YORK (AP) — Not everything worked in the first “Venom” film, a darker, slimier spinoff adjacent to Sony Pictures’ “Spider-verse” Marvel world. But as led by Tom Hardy’s Jekyll and Hyde act, it managed to break free of some…

Alan Jackson reveals he's living with degenerative nerve condition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Alan Jackson revealed in an interview that he has a degenerative nerve condition that has affected his balance. The 62-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer said in an interview Tuesday on NBC's “Today” show…

Burglar dies attempting to break into restaurant

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man who apparently tried to break into a restaurant in a southern New Jersey strip mall died after he got trapped in an exhaust fan on the roof of the building. The…

VIDEO: Biden gets Pfizer booster shot

(CBS Newspath) -- WATCH: President Biden received his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot while taking questions on Monday (9/27). The president said, "a quarter of the country can't go unvaccinated and us not…

Johnny Ramone's guitar sells for more than $900,000

BOSTON (AP) — The guitar played by Johnny Ramone on all 15 Ramones albums and at nearly 2,000 live performances by the rock band sold at auction over the weekend for more than $900,000. Boston-based RR Auction said in a…

Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

Instagram is putting a hold on the development of Instagram kids, geared towards children under 13, so it can address concerns about the vulnerability of younger users. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, wrote in a blog post Monday that…

John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, to be freed from oversight

A federal judge says the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan four decades ago can be released unconditionally from the restrictions he's been living under next year if he remains mentally stable. John Hinckley Jr. was 25 when…