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Poachers Push African Elephants to Brink of Extinction

Friday Aug 22, 2014
A new study predicts the African elephant may be extinct within 100 years. Poachers get rich my selling their tusks - a trade that's killing elephants by the tens of thousands. Holly Williams reports.

B&N, Samsung Unveil Reading-Focused Nook Tablet

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Aug 22
Barnes & Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will sell for $179, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

Joanie Pelzer poses with her dog Hubbell, a Chihuahua, in New York.

Pet-Friendly Dating Sites Match People and Pooches

CORPORATE | By Sue Manning | Aug 22
On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships.

After $100,000 Bitcoin Score, 15-Year-Old Creates Startup

FINANCE | Aug 22
Erik Finman, a 15-year-old from northern Idaho, founded an online education program that links students with instructors around the world. Michelle Miller reports on his story.

Patient Advocates Say Insurers Avoiding the Sick

FINANCE | By Richardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Aug 22
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

Iceland Volcano Eruption Threatens Europe's Airspace

CORPORATE | Aug 21
Authorities in Iceland are warning the airline industry about a possible volcanic eruption that could send ash spewing into the sky - and into the path of planes. CBS News' Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Does Pregnant Police Officer Lyndi Trischler Have a Case?

Aug 21
Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Kentucky police officer Lyndi Trischler's discrimination charges against her police department. They say the pregnant officer cannot take an easier job despite her state and Trischler is fighting back.

MATERC Applauds Worcester's Nondiscrimination Protections

LEGAL | By EDGE | Aug 21
The Worcester City Council voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to the city's Revised Ordinances of 2008 enacting nondiscrimination protections based on gender identity or expression.

Mapping the World's Coral Reefs like Never Before

CORPORATE | Aug 21
Jeff Glor tells us about a battle to save the world's coral reefs, waged by scientists and explorers armed with some very special cameras.

A builder works on the construction of new homes in Belmar, N.J.

US Home Construction Jumps 15.7 Percent in July

FINANCE | By Martin Crutsinger | Aug 21
U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines.

A power tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nev.

Emerging Solar Plants Scorch Birds in Mid-Air

CORPORATE | By Ellen Knickmeyer, John Locher | Aug 21
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.