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OKCupid Protests Firefox Over Mozilla CEO’s Anti-Same Sex Marriage Contribution

Users of the New York-based dating site OKCupid were greeted with a protest message Tuesday, if they used Firefox to get to the site.

04/01/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Long-Term Study From Harvard Finds Benefits Of Mammograms May Be Overstated

One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.

04/01/2014

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens DA: DNA Links Convicted Felon To 1996 Cold Case Rape

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Richard Thomas was arraigned on first degree rape and sodomy charges for the July 1996 attack.

04/01/2014

Henry Hudson Bridge (file/credit: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Toll Evasion Up Nearly 800 Percent On Cashless Henry Hudson Bridge

One in three drivers who receive a bill in the mail never pay it, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

03/31/2014

The world headquarters of General Motors at the Renaissance Center in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

General Motors Recall Expanded To Include 824,000 Vehicles

The recall extends to all model years of the Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice and Saturn Ion and Sky models in the U.S.

03/28/2014

Distracted Driving (file/credit: ClipArt)

Survey: More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

Safety advocates are lobbying now for a total ban on driver phone use, pointing to studies that headsets do not reduce drive distraction.

03/27/2014

A new emergency notification system could save lives and reduce response time during school shootings. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Cop Sync’ System Could Greatly Reduce Police Response Time During School Emergencies

Keeping kids safe at school is a challenge for administrators everywhere and it has some looking beyond the traditional 911 system to new cutting edge, potentially life saving, technology.

03/25/2014

Stories from Main Street (credit: CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Jersey City EMS Uses Data To Predict Next Emergency

EMS dispatch uses color-coded maps to track and to anticipate emergency calls. The program is called MARVLIS, or Mobile Area Routing Vehicle Location Information System. Based on its predictions, ambulances are pre-positioned in different neighborhoods.

03/24/2014

New York Genome Center/IBM Watson join forces (credit: New York Genome Center)

IBM’s Watson Computer Working With New York Genome Center To Combat Brain Cancer

Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corp. already has a partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where Watson is also used to help treat cancer.

03/19/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

‘Predictive Policing’ Proving Effective On Long Island

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties credit the new method for some of the lowest crime stats on record. The programs were modeled after the NYPD’s CompStat efforts.

03/18/2014

Screen capture from Yik Yak website

Seen At 11: Yik Yak, Anonymous Texting App, Stirs Up Controversy

With the help of the app Yik Yak, nameless users across the country are making shooting and bomb threats, causing school lockdowns and even evacuations.

03/11/2014

A voice mail by scammers appears to come from an official Verizon customer service phone number. (credit: CBS 2)

Scammers Manipulate Caller ID To Target Verizon Customers

The special offer looks like it’s coming from an Verizon Wireless customer service phone number. But it’s really a scam.

03/11/2014

Apple's iPhone 5. (Photo: Apple)

Study: Smartphone Obsession Leading To More Examples Of ‘Distracted Parenting’

Children trying to get their parents’ attention have some serious competition. You could call it “distracted parenting,” when mom and dad pay more attention to their smartphone than their kids.

03/10/2014

Dispatcher (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LI Lawmakers Seek To Make Radio Frequency Jamming A Criminal Offense

Democratic Rep. Steve Israel and Republican Rep. Peter King said they will introduce the bill, titled the Emergency Responder Radio Communications Protection Act, in Congress this week.

03/10/2014

New non-surgical pacemaker device being tested in U.S. (credit: CBS 2)

Smaller, Non-Surgical Heart Pacemaker Being Tested For Use In U.S.

About 200,000 cardiac pacemakers are implanted every year in this country. Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital are the first in the U.S. to implant the new, experimental pacemaker that is smaller than a AAA battery.

03/07/2014