CU Students Wake To Find Man Exposing Himself In Their Dorm

CBS Denver

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Two female students woke up over the weekend and found a man standing in their dorm room at the University of Colorado.

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Authorities say a break in by a possibly drunk man happened at the co-ed dorm Smith Hall sometime between 1 and 5 a.m. Sunday. Police say they believe that man later returned to the dorm and entered the students’ room inside. One of the students said a man was standing over her and possibly masturbating.

“Really creepy. It’s kind of worrisome when you live in the dorms and that can happen,” said student Ally Wolf.

The woman’s roommate screamed and the man quickly left.

Since August, this is the third sex related crime reported to campus police.

“But this one is definitely the scariest one of all,” said student Morgan Stefanacci.

It is unknown if the door to the…

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Study: Fear Of The Dentist Is All In Your Head

CBS Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – For some, the thought of going to the dentist evokes anxiety and panic.

Now, researchers think they are closer to discovering an answer as to why this occurs by scanning people’s brains while playing them sounds of dental drills and suction instruments.

According to a report presented at a meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, researchers in Japan found that those who were terrified of dental visits showed marked differences in their brain responses  than those who were more relaxed at the idea.

Japanese researcher and dentist Hiroyuki Karibe said figuring out how the brain reacts to the sounds could help scientists find different ways to make dental patients more relaxed.

“As a paediatric dentist, I’ve seen many patients since 1987, and from my clinical experience, I found that the sound of drilling can evoke anxiety in dental patients,” Karibe explained the South China Morning…

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Philadelphia Jury To Decide Penalty In Execution-Style Murder Case

CBS Philly

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia jury, already witness to a cold-blooded execution murder of a 19-year-old man in 2008, today will begin considering whether convicted murderer Omar Cash will also die or be sentenced to life for this crime.

The jury convicted the defendant in just a half hour last week after considering the evidence, including surveillance video of the crime.

The video shows 32-year-old Omar Cash walk up to victim Maliek Brown, put a gun to the back of his head and fire. The victim was down on his hands and knees shining the tires on his car at a car wash when he was executed.

The jury is considering life in prison or death for this case, but the jury will soon learn Cash is already serving life for other horrific crimes.

Prosecutor Peter Lim says, “This homicide happened on April 21st, 2008, and while…

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Keller @ Large: Conspiracy Theories Devalue Search For Truth

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — As we move through this month of commemoration of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, you will be hearing quite a bit about the many theories that the crime was the product of a conspiracy, not the work of a lone gunman.

The proponents of these theories are so legion and so thoroughly convinced of their position that you may find yourself believing one or more of them.

Polls show up to 75-percent of Americans already do.

And that’s far from the only conspiracy theory swallowed by large numbers of us.

Listen to Jon’s commentary:
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According to polls, millions of Americans believe that Hillary Clinton planned the murder of a colleague, that 9-11 was staged by the Bush administration, and most recently, that President Obama is secretly plotting to tear up…

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Former Atlanta Teacher Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

CBS Atlanta

Atlanta (WAOK) — Former Atlanta Public School Teacher Rashella Reed, 41, was sentenced on Wednesday to 14 years in prison for her role in the trafficking of over $8 million in governmental benefits by United States District Judge William T. Moore Jr. in Savannah, Georgia.

Thirteen others who were accused and charged in the scheme have already entered guilty pleas. Attorney for Reed, Donald Johnstono, believes that the sentence given to his client by  Judge Moore is beyond excessive, given that the two women who he says were the masterminds behind the fraudulent scheme were given less that five years due to their willingness to cooperate with prosecutors and the guilty pleas that they entered. Johnstono maintains that Reed believed that she was one of many participants of a legal and legitimate investment.

Federal prosecutors say that the money laundering plot involved up to 13 grocery stores from across the…

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Report: Ethanol Production Bringing Steep Environmental Costs

U.S.

Politicians touted ethanol as a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels for years, but a new investigation by the Associated Press finds that the rush to produce more biofuels has caused its own environmental damage.

After years of subsidies to grow more corn needed to produce the ethanol, the AP finds:

“The ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits today. As farmers rushed to find new places to plant corn, they wiped out millions of acres of conservation land, destroyed habitat and polluted water supplies.”

During the Obama administration, more than five million acres of land set aside for conservation have been used to grow more corn, according to the report — more land than Yellowstone, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined.

The ethanol industry pushed back hard against the report, calling it a “hatchet job” and…

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