Christie says N.J. should not tax Airbnb, online rentals like hotels

TRENTON — Saying it would “do real harm” to the state’s economy, Gov. Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a bill that would mandate online marketplaces such as Airbnb that offer short-term housing rentals be taxed the same way hotels are in New Jersey. The Democratic-sponsored legislation would allow municipalities to impose sales and use taxes, as well as occupancy fees, …

John Heard, “Home Alone” actor, dies at 72

Last Updated Jul 22, 2017 1:30 PM EDT John Heard, the actor best known for his roles in “Home Alone” and the 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” has died, the Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to CBS News. He was 72. Early reports from TMZ said Heard was found dead in his hotel room in Palo …

Unusual Discovery About Usain Bolt’s Stride Debunks Speed Theory

DALLAS — A new study funded by the U.S. Army has found something surprising about the world’s fastest man, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Using a new technique for analyzing video footage of runners, researchers at Southern Methodist University found that Bolt’s stride is asymmetrical. That is to say, there is a difference in how hard …