Emmett Till accuser, in memoir, denies wanting teen killed
The white woman who accused Black teenager Emmett Till of making improper advances before he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 says she neither identified him to the killers nor wanted him murdered. In an unpublished memoir obtained by The Associated Press, Carolyn Bryant Donham says she was unaware of what would happen to the 14-year-old Till, who lived in Chicago and was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he was abducted, killed and tossed in a river. Now 87, Donham was only 21 at the time.news.yahoo.com
Baltimore woman, 83, wounded while reading in bed
Wounded: An 83-year-old Baltimore woman reading in her bedroom was wounded by gunfire early Friday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images )BALTIMORE — An 83-year-old Maryland woman was wounded Friday when she was struck by a bullet while reading in bed at her Baltimore residence, authorities said. 83-year-old woman reading in bed struck by gunfire in Baltimore home https://t.co/oezd3HGojb — WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore (@wbaltv11) May 28, 2022The woman’s son, Price Tyson, told WBFF-TV that his mother always reads before going to sleep in her first-floor bedroom. What in the world is going on?’” Price Tyson told the television station. It’s just pitiful,” Price Tyson told WBAL.wftv.com
Bison that eluded authorities for 8 months safely captured
Bison found roaming Chicago suburbs (NCD)Tyson the Bison has been caught after being on the run for eight months. The animal was “safely and humanely” removed Wednesday by a professional wildlife specialist, according to the Chicago Tribune. “We are thankful the animal has been removed from the forest preserve safely before Memorial Day weekend when attendance at preserves increases,” Mike Tully, chief operations officer for the Lake County Forest Preserves, said in a statement. Noble then backed his trailer into the barn and loaded the bison into it, removing it to his compound. According to the Department of the Interior, bison can run up to 35 mph, jump high fences and swim.wftv.com
No charges: Mike Tyson will not be charged after punching airplane passenger
Mike Tyson: What you need to know What you need to know: Mike Tyson (NCD)Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will not face charges after he was caught on video punching a man who had been harassing him during a flight. >> Read more trending newsThe San Mateo County district attorney’s Office said the potential case against Tyson was closed, The Associated Press reported. But eventually the man, identified as Melvin Townsend, told authorities he did not want to press charges, KTVU reported. A separate video recorded by another passenger showed Tyson hitting him repeatedly in the head, drawing blood. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 16 Through the years Los Angeles, CA - 1984: Mike Tyson at Summer Olympics boxing trials, Memorial Sports Arena.wftv.com
No charges for Mike Tyson for punching airplane passenger
Mike Tyson Plane Confrontation FILE - Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019. Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month, prosecutors announced Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) (Willy Sanjuan)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month, prosecutors announced Tuesday. He was in San Francisco in April for the annual 420 cannabis festival in Golden Gate Park, where he was promoting his cannabis brand Tyson 2.0, SFGate reported. Tyson was briefly barred from boxing after infamously biting off part of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a fight in 1997.wftv.com
No charges for Mike Tyson for punching airplane passenger
Mike Tyson Plane Confrontation FILE - Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif., Aug. 2, 2019. Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month, prosecutors announced Tuesday, May 10, 2022. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) (Willy Sanjuan)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Authorities will not file criminal charges against former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson after he was recorded on video punching a fellow first-class passenger aboard a plane at San Francisco International Airport last month, prosecutors announced Tuesday. The victim and Tyson both requested that charges not be filed, District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe said in a statement. He was in San Francisco in April for the annual 420 cannabis festival in Golden Gate Park, where he was promoting his cannabis brand Tyson 2.0, SFGate reported.wftv.com
Mike Tyson caught on video punching man on flight to Florida
Legendary former boxer Mike Tyson was caught on camera repeatedly punching a man on a JetBlue flight Wednesday night that was scheduled to fly to Miami from San Francisco International Airport, News 6 partner WPLG-TV and TMZ Sports reported.
Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home
Her organization also tries to help pet owners in need of direction. “These specialty volunteers bring pet care knowledge with them so they can do whatever is needed to help,” she said. How do we get some pet care in place while she’s navigating her end-of-life journey or when she passes?" She adopted a 12-year-old Chihuahua named Jackson with the help of Tyson's Place Animal Rescue in Holland, Michigan. Everybody who knows her loves her.”Jill Bannik-Brecht founded Tyson's Place about six years ago.wftv.com
'Return of Jedi,' 'Selena' added to National Film Registry
Film National Film Registry FILE - Cicely Tyson arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Library of Congress announced Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, that Tyson's 1972 film "Sounder" is among the 25 movies to be inducted into the National Film Registry. Lopez’s starring role in the 1997 biographical film “Selena” and Tyson’s “Sounder” in 1972 made the registry as well. The national library said this year’s selections date back nearly 120 years. The library has selected movies for preservation because of their cultural, historic and artist importance since the registry began in 1988.wftv.com
'Return of Jedi,' 'Selena' added to National Film Registry
This year’s inductees into the National Film Registry include an epic Star Wars and Lord of the Ring films, projects starring Jennifer Lopez and the late Cicely Tyson along with films that took on racially motivated violence against people of color.
1 listeria death prompts Tyson to recall nearly 8.5 million pounds of chicken, USDA says
Tyson Foods Inc. has issued a recall for nearly 8.5 million pounds of frozen chicken products over listeria concerns after one person died as a result of eating contaminated poultry, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
A Louisiana Woman Allegedly Hired Four Teens to Murder Her Ex Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s OfficeIn a fit of romantic rage, a 20-year-old woman in Louisiana allegedly recruited a squad of teenage boys to murder her ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.But the plot went off the rails at the last second, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. Mykia Tyson is said to have driven the four boys she enlisted to the new boyfriend’s house in Lacombe, Louisiana in early June, but when the proposed hitmen arrived, the teenager meant to shoot the boyfriend bainews.yahoo.com
Black Lives Matter activists said a man tried to hit them with his car. The suspect turned out to be a judge.
A court of appeals judge in North Carolina has been summoned by a criminal court after a Black protester told a magistrate that he tried to hit her and other demonstrators with a vehicle earlier this month.washingtonpost.com
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on aliens, supervolcanoes and other cosmic queries
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on aliens, supervolcanoes and other cosmic queries Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is taking on the big questions of the universe in his new book "Cosmic Queries." Tyson talks to "CBS This Morning" about life beyond Earth, what NASA's Perseverance rover could find and how looking to the sky can help people in times of isolation.cbsnews.com
Rural areas still waiting for vaccines: "How can you be patient in a pandemic when people are dying?"
She runs the Health Wagon in Wise, Virginia, a mobile medical clinic providing free crucial healthcare to low-income and underserved people in southwest Virginia. Many people in the area are uninsured, so along with freestanding clinics, the Health Wagon operates a mobile medical clinic serving six counties for free. The Health Wagon, which has more than 5,600 active patients, has not received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. They actually live 10 years less than our counterparts on the Eastern shore of Virginia," Tyson said. While the state waits for more vaccines, Tyson said patience is not an option for her team.cbsnews.com
From 2013: Cicely Tyson on her "Trip to Bountiful"
From 2013: Cicely Tyson on her "Trip to Bountiful" Oscar-nominee and three-time Emmy-winner Cicely Tyson, best known for "Sounder," "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" and "Roots," died on January 28, 2021 at the age of 96. In this profile that originally aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" April 14, 2013, Tyson talked with correspondent Lee Cowan about her return to the Broadway stage after a 30-year hiatus, to star in a revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" (a performance which would earn her a Tony Award).cbsnews.com
Legendary actress Cicely Tyson has died at age 96
Legendary actress Cicely Tyson has died at age 96 Cicely Tyson, the award-winning actress who has appeared in countless TV shows, films and Broadway plays over several decades, died Thursday at age 96. Tyson's work landed her an Oscar nomination in 1973 for her role as a sharecropper's wife in "Sounder." CBS News' Chris Martinez reports.cbsnews.com
Zendaya, Oprah, others react to death of Cicely Tyson
FILE - Cicely Tyson arrives at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES – Reaction to the death of Tony and Emmy-winning actor Cicely Tyson at 96. Thank you Cicely Tyson. Cicely Tyson just published her memoir this week!! "I’m sad to hear the news that we lost our dear Cicely Tyson, the sweetest person I’ve ever met.
Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking Tony award-winning actor, dead at 96
“I never thought in my career that I would be upstaged by a hat! And I did not want to wear it,” Tyson said later. “I said, ‘I can’t wear that hat, I will be blocking the view of the people behind me, they won’t be able to see and they’ll call me all kinds of names.’ He just looked at me and said, ‘Put the hat on.’”chicagotribune.com
Coronavirus Displaces Obamacare as a Driving Issue For Florida Voters
Instead it’s about fighting the coronavirus, which means different things for different Florida voters based on their political affiliations, ages and livelihoods. That’s in line with a recent Florida Chamber of Commerce poll from early October that found the biggest issue voters wanted addressed by the governor and Legislature was COVID-19. Tyson, however, said there’s no clear-cut indication of what exactly that means, though the surveys showed that the handling of Covid-19 also has created an age divide among Florida voters. “If you have a loved one that’s passed away, you have a different issue than a young person who got diagnosed and felt bad for a couple of days,” MacManus said. “If it weren’t an issue with the voters, he wouldn’t be talking about it.”–Christine Sexton, News Service of Floridaflaglerlive.com
Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing
Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Centres colony of 200 grey parrots in August, and soon revealed a penchant for blue language. (Steve Nichols/Lincolnshire Wildlife Park via AP)LONDON – A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots whose keepers say were encouraging each other to swear. Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie joined Lincolnshire Wildlife Centre’s colony of 200 gray parrots in August and soon revealed a penchant for blue language. “We are quite used to parrots swearing, but we’ve never had five at the same time,” said the zoo’s chief executive, Steve Nichols. “It’s brought a big smile to a really hard year.”Nichols said the parrots have been separated to save children’s ears.
Battle rages over Florida Amendment to restore voting rights to felons
Amendment 4 to Florida's Constitution restored voting rights to as many as 1.4 million Floridians who had committed felonies. "Up until Amendment 4, approximately 10% of the voting age population was denied the franchise," he tells Stahl. According to the original amendment, felons could vote unless they were convicted of murder or felony sexual assault, and only after they completed "all terms of sentence including parole or probation." Tyson, a named plaintiff in a lawsuit against the State of Florida, says the law amounts to an unconstitutional tax. He says he has raised over $23 million so far, which he estimates will clear the path for over 20,000 felons to vote.cbsnews.com
Video: Shooting suspects arrested after crashing into detectives vehicle, deputies say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. Two men wanted in connection with multiple recent shootings were arrested after they fled from authorities, raced at speeds of 100 mph on Interstate 4 and eventually crashed into a detectives vehicle, according to the Volusia County Sheriffs Office. Air One video shows the men in a silver Honda speeding through a residential area before getting on westbound I-4 and hitting speeds of 100 mph, records show. Body camera video provided by the sheriffs office shows deputies approaching the scene of the wreck with their weapons drawn. If you wouldnt drive like an idiot, you wouldnt crash into people, a deputy replied. Our deputies went home safe, and two shooting suspects went to jail thats a win for the citizens of Volusia County, and I couldnt be prouder of the work our deputies and detectives did tonight, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said.
Forged in fire: Earth's past and future explored in 'Cosmos: Possible Worlds'
Religion and worship are intrinsically tied with our history as a species, as is fire, and both are recurring motifs in this week's episodes of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds." While we may detect evidence of spontaneous decision-making in animals, Tyson says, can we identify a source of executive authority in them, or a "soul"? Related: Creative creatures: 10 animals that use toolsOn the Monterey Cliffs, "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" host Neil deGrasse Tyson gently rocks a newborn baby. (Image credit: Cosmos Studios)It would seem the only thing that separates us from other animals, Tyson ponders, is our "neurotic need to feel 'special.'" Setting the stage for this new episode, Tyson recalls our own planet's fiery beginnings when it was hammered by a celestial body the size of Mars , which blasted into space material that became Earth's moon.space.com
Cosmos: Possible Worlds' brings the search for E.T. down to Earth
Episode 7, titled "Search for Intelligent Life," focuses specifically on first contact and the search for intelligent life in the vastness of the cosmos. (Image credit: Cosmos Studios)Tyson points out that we've only had the technology to detect radio signals for a little over a century, making FAST a truly monumental achievement. Humans have actually already made "first contact" with other intelligent life that communicates through equations and a symbolic language, Tyson points out: bees. (Image credit: Cosmos Studios)It was Austrian ethologist Karl von Frisch who unlocked the secrets of bee behavior in the early 20th century. "There are all kinds of stories in the struggle to understand the cosmos," Tyson reflects.space.com
'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' episode 5 explores the 'cosmic connectome'
In the fifth episode of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds," host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores questions that have baffled scientists for centuries. "Our brain," Tyson elaborates, "remains almost as much of a mystery as the universe itself." Our brains, Tyson concludes, are as mysterious and vast as the cosmos itself. Our connectome, unique to each individual, contains the wiring diagram of our thoughts, dreams, and fears and may contain the secrets to unlock a greater journey of exploration. "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" premiered March 9 on the National Geographic channel, and new episodes will air Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. CT.space.com
'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' episode 4 explores our eternal quest to end hunger
The fourth episode of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" sees host Neil deGrasse Tyson looking to the past and honoring botanist Nikolai Ivanovic Vavilov, pioneer of modern plant breeding. Vavilov's story is marked by both the tenacity and creativity we've come to expect from subjects in "Cosmos," though Vavilov's story is particularly tragic. Cold and dark, the somber tone of the music sets the stage for the themes the episode explores. "To be human," a solemn Tyson remarks, "is to know the torment of hunger. Vavilov believed science could triumph where government and leadership often failed and save millions of people from perishing from hunger.space.com
'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' episode 2 will make you think
The second episode of the brand new series of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" takes us, as the show so often does, from ancient times on Earth through to the very edge of the galaxy. "Where will we go when our sun's grace leaves us behind for other worlds and Earth is no longer a garden for life? At this distant, future point, the episode takes you to survey the outer solar system, "house hunting" for a new home for the human race. But eventually, we will have to go farther; "to leave our solar system, and brave the vast bottomless ocean of interstellar space," as Tyson puts it. This phenomenon showcased in the episode is used in real life by Earth-based scientists to examine objects at the far end of the cosmos.space.com
Neil deGrasse Tyson sees big business running with government space tech the way it did with GPS
The space industry is long overdue in its shift toward commercialization, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson told CNBC on Monday. "This should have happened decades ago," Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York's American Museum of Natural History, said on "Squawk Box." Tyson, a bestselling author and host of TV shows, pointed to the history of Global Positioning System technology. "That's the future" blueprint for the advancement of space travel and exploration by companies, he predicted. Tyson reiterated his support for a "space force" to protect U.S. interests in space.cnbc.com
Warren's 'Medicare for All' would cost some of our employees their jobs, top health exec says
Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of managed-care firm Kaiser Permanente, told CNBC on Monday that presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for All" proposal could force some of his employees out of their jobs. Tyson added that there is a possibility that many new jobs will be created under the new health-care system. Those on the health-care delivery side of Kaiser's business, for example, would likely fit into Warren's Medicare for All model, Tyson added. Warren's plan calls for the elimination of private health insurance organizations, such as Tyson's business, and replacing it with a universal Medicare plan for all Americans. Warren said Friday her Medicare for All proposal would cost "just under" the estimated cost of the current system, which is $52 trillion over a decade.cnbc.com
America's biggest restaurant chains scored on their antibiotic use
(CNN) - Many of our favorite fast food and restaurant chains continue to contribute to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, according to a report released Thursday by advocacy groups. The report, called Chain Reaction V, focuses on antibiotic use in both poultry and beef food items. Thus advocacy groups have turned to some of the largest buyers of raw beef and chicken -- restaurants -- and asked them to use their purchasing power to force change. McDonald's is in the pilot phase of their commitment, Brook said, with plans to announce reduction targets by the end of 2020. "They're cutting one drug by 20% in less than a third of their beef supply.
Sexual Misconduct and the Plague of Himpathy
By Jill RichardsonEarlier this month, famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson appeared on The Late Show, where host Stephen Colbert asked Tyson about the allegations of sexual misconduct four women had brought against him. One question is this: What do we do with good work by problematic men? Or with problematic men who do good work? Himpathy makes us feel for powerful men who lose their positions of power because of sexual misconduct. What about the careers cut short by problematic powerful men whose behavior went unchecked, or the pain and trauma caused both by the sexual misconduct itself and the fight to be believed after it?flaglerlive.com
Judge gives U.S. a role in chicken price-fixing civil case as it pursues criminal probe
FILE PHOTO: Tyson food meat products are shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoCHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday authorized the U.S. government to intervene in a long-running lawsuit in which customers accused Tyson Foods Inc, Pilgrims Pride Corp and other poultry processors of conspiring to inflate chicken prices. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin in Chicago came after the Department of Justice said it had launched a criminal probe related to allegations of price-fixing, which the poultry processors have denied. The governments now in the case, Durkin said at a hearing.feeds.reuters.com