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Tesla’s production growing at expense of worker safety?

A new report obtained by "CBS This Morning" shows the number of recordable injuries in 2015 at Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, was 31 percent higher than the industry average, and the rate of serious injuries was about double the industry rate. Watch Carter Evans' interview with employees Thursday on "CBS This Morning," which airs 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT. Read More »

$110.5 million Basquiat painting makes history

An untitled painting sold for $110.5 million at auction Thursday marking the first painting by an American to sell at auction for more than $100 million. The piece from 1982 is the work of a then 21-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat whose paintings just two years earlier had been selling for less than $100. Tony Dokoupil reports. Read More »

4 Times Square Crash Victims Remain Hospitalized In Critical Condition

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —  Four people who were hit by a car in Times Square  on Thursday remained in critical condition Friday at two local hospitals. One woman is in very critical condition. Alyssa Elsman, 18, o f Michigan, was killed and 20 others, including Elsman’s 13-year-old sister, were hurt when Richard Rojas drove through dozens of pedestrians on the sidewalk in Times Square around noon Thursday, police said. Her family drove up from Michigan overnight and her father told CBS2’s Jessica Layton he is a distraught dad but knows his daughter did not suffer. She was killed instantly. The victims have injuries ranging from broken bones to internal bleeding and head trauma, CBS2’s Magdalena Doris reported. In all, nineteen people were treated at local hospitals. At least eight were still hospitalized Friday. The one patient in very critical condition is a 38-year-old woman from Canada, police said. “We also have Alyssa’s 13-year-old sister Eva, who is being treated at Cornell Hospital for a collapsed lung and broken pelvis,” said William Aubry, the NYPD’s chief of Manhattan South detectives. The incident began as Rojas was driving south on Seventh Avenue through Times Square, police said. “As he approaches 42nd Street, he makes a quick U-turn on to the west side street, the west side sidewalk of Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street,” Aubry said. “He proceeds on that west side sidewalk for three and half blocks, where he hits a stanchion.” The car went flying and also caught fire when it struck the stanchion along the sidewalk at 45th Street. One man lying underneath the wreckage was Thomas Henry. “I could see this dark-colored car, and I did not know,” he said. “I thought it was a dream.” Beside him was his nephew, Christopher Beekhary. “The car came down, crashed on the pole and when the car came down, it hit his head,” said Beekhary. Beekhary, his wife and two small children were visiting Times Square from Guyana. “I just run and just pushed the child away,” said tourist Sunita Prasad. “Because I don’t want them to get hurt, and then when I turned around, I saw him down on the ground. I don’t know what to do.” Henry walked out of Bellevue Hospital on Thursday night. Others are not as fortunate. CBS2 spoke to the son of retired Brooklyn teacher William Nelson Sr., who said he is on a breathing machine after being hit. Elsman, who died instantly, was a college student and worked at a restaurant. Alyssa Elsman, 18, was struck and killed by a suspect who plowed through Times Square on Thursday, May 18, 2017. (via Facebook) “She was just a great person and a great friend, and she always was,” said friend and coworker Tramaine Carmouche. “Just made me happy.” If you are missing family members who may have been near Times Square, please call 311 for help filing a missing person’s report. — NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) May 18, 2017 The mayor’s office tweeted Thursday that anyone missing family members who may have been near Times Square at the time of the crash should call 311 for help filing a missing person’s report. Rojas, 26, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated vehicular homicide. He was arraigned Friday, but did not enter a plea. He is due back in court next week. Read More »

Would-Be Robber Shot In The Chest By Marijuana Dispensary Guard

LOS ANGELES (  — A would-be robber is hospitalized Thursday after being shot by the guard of a West Adams medical marijuana dispensary. Police say the armed man was shot in the chest by a security guard just after 11 p.m. Wednesday at the West Adams Collective, 4856 West Adams Blvd. Surveillance video matched up with the guard’s account of the shooting, so he has not been arrested, police said. According to police, the suspect has not yet been charged. Read More »

Social Media Asking ‘What Was That Light In The LA Sky?’

LOS ANGELES (  — A flash of light Thursday in the night sky over Los Angeles sent observers to social media to ask what it was and whether anyone else saw it. Vandenberg Air Force Base said it launched no missiles Thursday, and experts at Griffith Observatory were checking into what people might have seen. Huge #Light in the #Sky here above #Los #Angeles what was that ? #Missile test ? #Meteor ? Anyone else saw it ? #California — DJDonDi (@DonDiakaBankz) May 5, 2017 Anyone else in LA see the sky just light up for a second? What was that? — Don Meeg (@Donball) May 5, 2017 Why did the sky out here in LA just light up like a meteor entered the atmosphere or something??!! — A.B. (@supatrain) May 5, 2017 Did anyone else see that weird light in the sky in mid city? — Ivan Martinez⚽ (@Ivanthegreat_13) May 5, 2017 Read More »

2 Vacant Homes In Compton Go Up In Flames

COMPTON (  — Investigators are combing through the burned remains of two vacant Compton homes that went up in flames Thursday morning. The fire at the homes at Bradfield and Bales broke out just before 5 a.m. Compton fire knocks dwn 2nd of 2 fires this morn. CompFire says both abandoned, both arson. @CBSLA @KCBSKCALDesk @KNX1070 @VickyMooreNews — Mark Dunn (@mobile2markdunn) May 4, 2017 About 20 firefighters put out the fire within 40 minutes, according to a Compton Fire dispatcher. The homes were declared a total loss. Arson investigators are on the scene. Read More »

Tenn. teacher found with teen in remote Calif. cabin arrested

A 50-year-old Tennessee teacher, accused of kidnapping his teenage student, is under arrest after more than five weeks on the run. Tad Cummins was arrested at a remote northern California cabin Thursday. He disappeared with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas in March, prompting a nationwide manhunt. Carter Evans reports from Cecilville, California. Read More »

ISIS claims responsibility for Paris attack

ISIS is claiming responsibility for Thursday's Paris police shooting. Fran Townsend, CBS News national security consultant and former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, spoke to CBSN about what is known so far about the attack. Read More »

Video Shows Pit Bulls Attacking Man, Dog On Catalina Island

LOS ANGELES ( – A man was airlifted to a Los Angeles hospital after two pit bulls attacked him and his Jack Russell terrier on Santa Catalina Island. The attack, which occurred Wednesday on the Avalon Pier, was caught on cellphone video by a tourist. The victim, John Brady of Huntington Beach, told CBS2 Thursday from his hospital bed that he had taken a boat trip out to Catalina with his dog, Josh. He said the two were strolling on the pier when two 11-year-old pit bulls went after his dog. When he attempted to protect Josh, the pit bulls came after him, ripping out a piece of his calf and biting both his arms, he said. Avalon Harbor Patrol officers eventually pulled the dogs off of him. Brady was airlifted to UCLA Harbor Medical Center. “They attacked my little dog, Josh,” Brady said. “Almost killed him, almost killed me.” The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the pit bulls are owned by a woman who lives on a boat in Avalon. She agreed to have both of them euthanized, deputies said. Brady told CBS2 he will have to undergo numerous surgeries. Meanwhile, Josh underwent surgery Thursday for a gash under his leg. He is expected to make a full recovery. “My dog is alive, and I put my body over him because he’s my best friend in the world,” Brady said. There was no word on whether any charges would be filed in the case. Read More »

Carlos Beltran’s First Astros Home Run Of 2017 Helps Down Angels, 2-1

HOUSTON (AP) — After hitting his first home run for Houston in 12½ years, Carlos Beltran was asked to recall the last time he went deep for the Astros. “I don’t remember,” he said. “I swear to God. I wish I could. Playoffs maybe. But I don’t remember where.” Jake Marisnick also homered on Thursday in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Beltran’s previous homer for Houston came on Oct. 17, 2004, in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against St. Louis, capping a postseason in which he hit eight homers with 14 RBIs in 12 games. He then left as a free agent to sign with the New York Mets. Beltran’s home run Thursday came with one out and the first inning off Matt Shoemaker (0-1), and Marisnick’s second homer this season made it 2-0 in the fifth. Beltran has 422 big league homers as his 40th birthday on Monday approaches. “I don’t get caught up in homers,” he said. “For me it’s about trying to put up quality at-bats. I think if I put quality at-bats, I know those are going to come.” Lance McCullers (2-0) scattered three hits and struck out eight over 6 2/3 scoreless innings as Houston won for the seventh time in eight games. “We had a couple chances but not a lot,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “He’s pitched us tough in this park and we just haven’t figured him out yet.” Chris Devenski allowed home run to Mike Trout starting the ninth inning and back-to-back singles with one out before fanning Cameron Maybin and Danny Espinosa for his first save . At 11-5 the Astros are off to their best start since 2006. They lead the AL-West a year after a 7-17 start put them in a hole too big to climb out of last season. Shoemaker allowed three hits and two runs while striking out seven in a season-high seven innings. Trout’s homer was the only extra-base hit on Thursday for the Angels, who have lost eight of their last nine games. Beltran put Houston ahead with his first-inning homer. Alex Bregman doubled with one out in the second before Evan Gattis drew a walk. But they were left stranded as Shoemaker struck out Marwin Gonzalez as the first of 10 straight Astros he retired. Houston didn’t have another baserunner until Marisnick’s home run made it 2-0 with two outs in the fifth inning. McCullers plunked Kole Calhoun with one out in the first inning and walked Maybin with two outs in the second inning. The Angels didn’t get a hit until Andrelton Simmons singled to start the fifth. But he was picked off trying to steal second base and McCullers retired the next two batters to end the inning. McCullers was lifted after walking consecutive batters with two outs in the seventh inning. Houston’s Carlos Correa was 0 for 2 with a walk in his return to the lineup after sitting out three games with a sore right hand after being plunked on Saturday in Oakland. TRAINER’S ROOM Astros: Houston placed right-handed reliever Jandel Gustave on the 10-day DL with tightness in his right forearm and called up right-hander James Hoyt to take his spot on the roster. DEVENSKI’S K’S Devenski, who pitched 2 1/3 innings on Thursday, has struck out 25 in 13 1/3 innings this season. The performance leaves him with a 1.35 ERA and a 16.88 strikeouts per nine innings ratio. It was his second career save, and he believes working through the jam in the ninth inning on Thursday will help him in the future. “Big time going forward,” he said. “Definitely something that I know what’s that like now. Especially in a tight situation like that, so it was good.” THEY SAID IT Trout on coming up just short on Thursday: “We had an opportunity. We just couldn’t come up with the big hit. You’ve got to look at the positives. We’ve got a seven-game homestand (up next).” UP NEXT Angels: Alex Meyer will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday to make his first start of the season when the Angels open a four-game series against Toronto. Meyer is 0-0 with a 4.80 ERA in three minor league starts this season. Astros: Mike Fiers looks for his first win this season when he starts on Friday in the opener of a three-game series at Tampa. Fiers is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts this season and allowed six hits and five runs in four innings in his last start. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Read More » USA, LLC
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