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CDC: Smoking bans prove beneficial

The Centers for Disease Control says there’s dramatic new evidence that public smoking bans may be saving lives. Mark Strassmann reports. This video is from CBS’ Evening News, broadcast Jan. 1, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Barkley busted ‘in a hurry’ for oral sex

Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired on New Year’s Eve. Barkley told police that he was “in a hurry” to receive oral sex from the woman traveling with him. This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast Jan. 2, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Airline boots Muslim family from flight

A Muslim family say they were removed from an airplane after discussing which seat would be the safest. One of the family members, Atif Irfan explained, “Basically, my wife and I and my sister-in-law were walking into the plane, we’re discussing normally where we would sit, the wings or the…

CNN: U.S. weapons create Gaza civilian casualties

CNN’s Barbara Starr reported that many of the casualties in the Israel’s conflict with Gaza were killed by weapons purchased from the U.S. Over 400 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict. It’s not known how many civilians have been killed with U.S. weapons. Starr said: “This is part of…

CNN host says ‘d*cks’ during live New Years show

CNN host Kathy Griffin was responding to a heckler when she said, “I don’t go to your job and knock the dicks out of your mouth.” This video is from CNN, broadcast Jan. 1, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Clintons in Times Square for ball drop

Despite a wind chill that makes it feel like 1 degree, hundreds of thousands are welcoming 2009 at New York’s Times Square. Bill and Hillary Clinton were on hand to celebrate The New Year. The Associated Press has more details here. This video is from The Associated Press, broadcast Jan.…

Biofuel powers New Zealand jet

An Air New Zealand passenger plane performs a test flight partly powered on oil from the seeds of a poisonous shrub. This video is from Reuters, broadcast Jan. 1, 2008. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Egypt cancels New Year’s Eve over Gaza ‘massacres’

CAIRO (AFP) — Egypt has cancelled official New Year’s Eve events in solidarity with the suffering of the Palestinians being “massacred” in Gaza, the state-owned Al-Ahram daily reported on Wednesday. “In solidarity with the painful events in the Palestinian territories and the massacres which Gazans are faced with … the…

Priest confesses to sexually abusing boy

The Baltimore Sun reported: “Parishioners at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Little Italy were informed at weekend Masses that their former pastor – who was removed suddenly more than a year ago – molested a 13-year-old boy in the late 1970s at a New York church. Michael Salerno, better known…

Still jobless Gonzales says he’s ‘casualty’ of the war on terror

The onetime Bush Attorney General admitted Tuesday that “skittish” law firms won’t hire him after his departure under fire from the Justice Department surrounding his role in the political firings of nine US Attorneys. He says he considers himself a victim of the “war on terror,” though his firing actually…

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