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Smart offers advice to Wisconsin town on teen's kidnapping

Mar. 16, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says it's OK for residents of a northwestern Wisconsin town to "smile, but don't stare" if they bump into a 13-year-old local girl recovering from the killings of her parents and her own abduction. Smart spoke to about 1,300 people Friday night at...

Today in History

Mar. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2019. There are 294 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 12, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assumed command as General-in-Chief of the Union armies in the Civil War. On this date: In 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA had its...

Kelly interview becomes a spotlight moment for Gayle King

Mar. 6, 2019 8:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King's composure during an interview with an emotional R. Kelly about the sex abuse charges against the singer likely helped her more than any answers helped him. King proved unflappable as a crying Kelly leaped up in anger. In the excerpt aired on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday, she...

Elizabeth Smart set to speak in Wisconsin on Closs rescue

Mar. 6, 2019 4:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart is scheduled to speak in northwestern Wisconsin next week to help the region cope with a high-profile double homicide-kidnapping. Prosecutors have accused 21-year-old Jake Patterson of breaking into 13-year-old Jayme Closs' home just outside Barron in...