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Jayme Closs: Hometown Hero
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:17:26 -0400
CBS News journalists explore the courage of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs, held captive for 88 days before escaping, and how she and her community have bonded to help her heal.
Nomadness Travel Tribe creates safe space for black travelers
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:15:00 -0400
Nomadness Travel Tribe is the New Age, international roadmap for African-American travelers
Instagram head Adam Mosseri on deepfakes: "I don’t feel good about it”
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:14:33 -0400
Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the platform is evaluating how to handle so-called deepfakes – phony videos that have been manipulated to look and sound real. Mosseri, who took the helm of Instagram in October, was previously an executive at Facebook, which owns Instagram. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King met him in California on Monday for his first U.S. TV interview? since taking over. In this excerpt of their conversation, King asks Mosseri about a deepfake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Watch more of Gayle King's interview with Adam Mosseri on "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday, starting at 7 a.m. ET.
Trump says U.S. soccer star wrong to protest during anthem
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:10:27 -0400
Rapinoe, who see herself as a "walking protest when it comes to Trump administration," has vowed to not sing or put her hand over her heart during the anthem
Why angry residents blasted Pete Buttigieg at a town hall
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:05:32 -0400
A fatal police shooting has highlighted long-standing tensions between the police department and the city's African American community
New book discusses importance of Constitution in today's political climate
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:53:25 -0400
A new book is examining the Constitution and why it may be more important than ever. CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle joined CBSN to talk about her new book, "How to Read the Constitution and Why."
Three Meals: What South Carolina voters want to see in 2020
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:49:58 -0400
Democratic voters in this Republican state know they have one shot to influence the election: the primary
6/25: CBSN AM
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:42:02 -0400
U.S. Sanctions target Iran's Supreme Leader; SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket
Antetokounmpo wins NBA MVP honors, cries as he thanks family
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:36:39 -0400
Tears rolled down his cheeks as Bucks star thanked his mother and brothers in the audience while crediting his late father for pushing him toward his goals
House to consider $4.5 billion aid bill for migrants at border
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:30:00 -0400
Trump has threatened to veto the House version of the bill, which doesn't provide funding for a border wall
Trump threatens "obliteration" if Iran attacks "anything American"
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:17:55 -0400
He made the threats a day after issuing new sanctions on Iran's supreme leader
Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri sits down for interview with Gayle King
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:17:09 -0400
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King sat down with the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, for his first U.S. television interview since taking over the social media company. King joined CBSN to explain why she enjoyed the interview with Mosseri despite not believing some of the answers he gave her.
Instagram's head insists the app isn't spying on you
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:03:54 -0400
Instagram head Adam Mosseri opened up to "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about how the social media platform targets users
SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy rocket
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:59:47 -0400
SpaceX launched a Falcon Heavy rocket for its third flight, carrying 24 small science and technology satellites into multiple orbits for the Pentagon, NASA and a variety of other agencies. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joined "CBSN AM" to explain the goals of the complex mission and what happened.
Hundreds of migrant children moved from facility described as "squalid"
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:59:47 -0400
Hundreds of migrant children are being moved from a Border Patrol facility in Texas where the conditions have been described as unsanitary. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca joined CBSN from Mission, Texas, with more on where the kids are going.
Missing mom's family responds to theory she staged disappearance
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:57:00 -0400
Lawyer for Jennifer Dulos' estranged husband suggests she staged her own disappearance in a plot similar to the book and movie "Gone Girl"
SpaceX Falcon Heavy makes dramatic night launch
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:48:00 -0400
SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites heads into orbit; also on board: portions of the cremated remains of 152 space enthusiasts
How to watch the first Democratic debate
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:42:00 -0400
The first DNC debates for the 2020 election season are Wednesday and Thursday
Trump announces sanctions against Iran's supreme leader
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:41:03 -0400
President Trump has announced new sanctions on Iran targeting the country's supreme leader and his office. This comes as tensions between the U.S. and Iran are escalating after Iranian forces shot down a U.S. drone last week. Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid joined CBSN to discuss.
Indiana school fires gay teacher days after nearby school refused
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:11:35 -0400
Cathedral High School announced it's terminating a teacher's contract to avoid angering the archdiocese
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‘Obliteration’ could still come to Iran, Trump warns
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:16:52 -0400
‘Obliteration’ could still come to Iran, Trump warnsDespite calling off a military strike against Iran, the U.S. is still poised to hit Iran hard after weeks of mounting tensions between the two countries, President Trump said on Sunday.
Miss Hooters Tennessee finalist arrested, accused of trashing boyfriend's house after breakup
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:04:33 -0400
Miss Hooters Tennessee finalist arrested, accused of trashing boyfriend's house after breakupMadison Rogers, Miss Hooters Tennessee contestant, faces burglary and vandalism charges after police said she destroyed part of ex-boyfriend's house.
Mexico officials detain more migrants as crackdown steps up
Sun, 23 Jun 2019 18:45:39 -0400
Mexico officials detain more migrants as crackdown steps upAuthorities reinforced efforts over the weekend to deter Central Americans and others from crossing Mexico to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north. In Arriaga, a town in the southern state of Chiapas, The Associated Press saw about 100 migrants bused to detention Sunday, while Milenio TV reported that 146 more were pulled from a private home in the central state of Queretaro and more than 100 were taken away from a hotel in the Gulf state of Veracruz. Pressured by the U.S., Mexico's government has deployed some 6,000 agents of the National Guard, its new militarized policing force, along its southern and northern borders this month.
FedEx sues US government over shipment restrictions
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:06:59 -0400
FedEx sues US government over shipment restrictionsAmerican logistics giant FedEx sued the US government on Monday, saying Washington's restrictions on exports and imports due to growing trade disputes and sanctions created an "impossible burden" for delivery firms. The announcement of the lawsuit comes as Beijing and Washington face off in a trade war that has seen both sides exchange steep tariffs on hundreds of billions in exports. A statement by the delivery firm said the restrictions placed "an unreasonable burden on FedEx to police the millions of shipments that transit our network every day" or face heavy fines.
UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with Iran
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:13:36 -0400
UK foreign minister Hunt says cannot envisage joining U.S.-led war with IranBritain does not expect the United States to request that the United Kingdom joins a war with Iran and London would be unlikely to agree to join such a conflict, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday. "The U.S. is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests that they say carefully, but I cannot envisage any situation where they request or we agree to any moves to go to war," Hunt told parliament.
Weird: India Sent a Really Old MiG-21 to Battle an U.S. Made F-16. Why?
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:57:00 -0400
Weird: India Sent a Really Old MiG-21 to Battle an U.S. Made F-16. Why?On Feb. 26, 2019 Indian planes crossed the line of control at India's border with Pakistan and bombed what New Dehli described as a terrorist training camp near Balakot.The Indian air force defended its decision to send old MiG-21 fighters up against much more modern Pakistani F-16s during recent aerial skirmishes.(This first appeared in March 2019.)Several days of aerial fighting followed the bombing raid. On Feb. 27, 2019, Pakistani F-16s and other planes crossed the line of control to attack Indian forces, New Delhi claimed.Indian MiG-21s and other fighters intercepted the Pakistanis and shot down one F-16, killing its pilot, according to the Indian government. Islamabad claimed its forces shot down two MiG-21s, but New Delhi copped to losing just one jet.Pakistani forces captured the MiG-21 pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, and held him for two days before handing him over to Indian officials.India's MiG-21s, while featuring some key upgrades, still are more than 30 years old. The Pakistani F-16 that the Indians shot down reportedly was a Block 52D model that Islamabad in 2005 ordered from the United States."The MiG-21 is in our inventory, why will we not use it?" Indian Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa rhetorically asked reporters when questioned about the aerial disparity.To be fair, India in the 1990s upgraded its MiG-21s to the "Bison" standard with Western-style avionics, a new radar and radar warning receiver and compatibility with modern weapons. "[It] has got better weapons system, better air-to-air missiles," Dhanoa pointed out.But the main reason India sent the MiG-21 into battle is that the type is still one of the most numerous in Indian air force service. "We fight with all the aircraft in our inventory," Dhanoa said.Indeed, the aerial battle in which the MiG-21 and F-16 were shot down involved, on both sides, mixed formations of old and new fighters."The MiG-21 that was shot down on Feb. 27, 2019, was part of a formation of eight Indian fighters which included four Sukhoi 30s, two upgraded Mirage 2000s and two MiG-21 Bisons that were dispatched to engage a package of 24 [Pakistani air force] jets that included eight F-16s, four Mirage III aircraft, four JF-17 Thunders," David Cenciotti reported at The Aviationist.India for years has been struggling to replace a large fleet of old, Russian-made warplanes. In 2018 the Indian air force operated 244 1960s-vintage MiG-21s and 84 MiG-27s that are only slightly younger.The MiG-21s, in particular, are accident-prone. Since the first of 874 MiG-21s entered Indian service in 1963, around 490 have crashed, killing around 200 pilots.
Mahathir Says He Underestimated Challenge of Governing Malaysia
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 01:50:38 -0400
Mahathir Says He Underestimated Challenge of Governing Malaysia(Bloomberg) -- Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he underestimated the challenges of governing the country before his shock election victory last year.“I underestimated because we were on the outside and we didn’t get any information on what was happening on the inside,” Mahathir said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Haslinda Amin in Bangkok at the 5th Bloomberg Asean Business Summit. “We are having a very tough time dealing with damages in the finances as well as the crimes that were committed.”Here are some key comments from the interview:1MDBGoldman Sachs offered “a little compensation” versus the “huge killing” it made, Mahathir said, noting he was unsure where the money lost from the 1MDB scandal has gone.The scandal surrounding 1MDB sprawls from the U.S. to Switzerland, reaching the highest levels of Malaysian politics while ensnaring Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in its first criminal case. Mahathir has raised the amount he wants to recoup from 1MDB to $7 billion after previously saying he sought $4.5 billion that U.S. prosecutors estimated went missing from the state fund. So far, the Southeast Asian country has brought back less than $500 million.Mahathir said in May he was awaiting a response from Goldman Sachs before deciding whether to take legal action against the bank over “too high” fees on 1MDB bond sales. Malaysia had already announced criminal charges against Goldman in December, accusing the lender of misleading investors when it knew that funds raised from the $6.5 billion bond offer it arranged would be misappropriated. The bank said it will defend against the allegations.ChinaMahathir disagreed he was sending a message to the U.S. by taking China’s side on certain issues. It’s “free speech,” he said. “I don’t like the old idea of cooking something up in the West and then asking us to accept them. China is a bit more sensitive to our feelings.”On the resumed multi-billion dollar rail project, he said: “We were able to renegotiate the terms of the contract. It is quite obvious that the contract was overpriced.,” he said. The government considered dropping the project altogether “but did not want to pay huge compensation on it.”The project will now cost 44 billion ringgit ($10.7 billion) instead of the original 65.5 billion ringgit, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office in April.SuccessionLast May, Mahathir led Malaysia to its first change in government since its independence from Britain in 1957. The country is set for another political shift as he is expected to hand over power to Anwar Ibrahim, who said Mahathir had made it “very clear” that Anwar would get the top seat by May next year.Mahathir said he will hand over to Anwar in “a year or so.” He doesn’t want to leave Malaysia in shambles, he said, pointing to the state of the country when his predecessor Najib Razak was ousted.“I made a promise, I keep my promise,” Mahathir said. When asked why he was reluctant to set a date for the handover, Mahathir said it was because “there may be something I need to do before I step down,” noting he wanted to fix Malaysia’s debt.When asked whether he had changed, Mahathir replied: “I don’t know, I’m still myself. Well I want to work for the country. I don’t have much of a future so the last thing I want to do is to go away leaving the country in shambles, like the previous one.”EconomyMahathir has trimmed state spending to narrow the budget deficit to 3.4% of gross domestic product this year, from a five-year high of 3.7% last year. Fiscal recovery remains fragile as the government spends billions rescuing troubled institutions from the Hajj fund to an agency overseeing farmers. His administration replaced a sweeping goods-and-services tax with a more targeted consumption tax last year, and is now counting on state oil company dividends to support revenue.The government would be careful in choosing buyers for beleaguered national carrier Malaysian Airlines Bhd, he said Friday, noting: “If there is a good offer, we will consider.”(Updates with Mahathir comment in 14th paragraph. An earlier version of this story corrected a quote in 3rd and 11th paragraphs from story that moved on Friday.)To contact the reporters on this story: Yudith Ho in Kuala Lumpur at yho35@bloomberg.net;Anisah Shukry in Kuala Lumpur at ashukry2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Ruth Pollard at rpollard2@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
No, it’s not just you: Half of the internet is down, including Google, Amazon, and Reddit
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:51:15 -0400
No, it’s not just you: Half of the internet is down, including Google, Amazon, and RedditWhat better way to start off the week than by not being able to use virtually any online service or access half of the internet's most popular sites? That seems to be the case, as DownDetector (and many tweets) suggest that Google, Amazon, Reddit, and Spectrum -- just to name a few -- are experiencing issues this morning. Those issues appear to have begun around 6 or 7 AM ET, just as the East Coast was starting its day.Although some of these connection problems appear to be clearing up as of 8:40 AM (for example, Feedly is finally loading for me after being inaccessible since before 8:00 AM), it's likely going to take some time before everything is running smoothly again. Reports are still going up on DownDetector as of writing.It's unclear what is causing half of the internet to go down, but an ominous message from Discord refers to the issue as a "general internet outage," which doesn't sound like something that should be possible:https://twitter.com/ChrisGSeaton/status/1143136635153977345About an hour ago, internet service company Cloudflare says that it "identified a possible route leak impacting some Cloudflare IP ranges." [UPDATE: To be clear, Verizon was responsible for the outage, and Cloudflare was just keeping its customers informed during the recovery process.]Cloudflare followed up with another update about an hour later explaining that the leak "is impacting many internet services including Cloudflare," and moments later, announced that the network responsible for the leak had fixed the issues as of 8:42 AM ET. In theory, the worst of the outage is over.We'll be keeping an eye out for any residual issues that pop up in the hours to come, but we also hope to get a more detailed explanation for why this happened from the network responsible in the near future.UPDATE | 3:30 PM: After service was restored, Cloudflare issued the following statement (via TechCrunch):> Earlier today, a widespread BGP routing leak affected a number of Internet services and a portion of traffic to Cloudflare. All of Cloudflare's systems continued to run normally, but traffic wasn't getting to us for a portion of our domains. At this point, the network outage has been fixed and traffic levels are returning to normal.> > BGP acts as the backbone of the Internet, routing traffic through Internet transit providers and then to services like Cloudflare. There are more than 700k routes across the Internet. By nature, route leaks are localized and can be caused by error or through malicious intent. We've written extensively about BGP and how we've adopted RPKI to help further secure it.Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince also offered a biting take of his own on Twitter:https://twitter.com/eastdakota/status/1143182575680143361
2 Infants, a Toddler and a Woman Found Dead Near Border in Texas
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 09:11:33 -0400
2 Infants, a Toddler and a Woman Found Dead Near Border in TexasPolice say they may have been dead for days before being found
Warren has big lead among young progressives, NextGen poll finds
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:34:54 -0400
Warren has big lead among young progressives, NextGen poll findsSen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders have broken out as frontrunners for young voters, according to a new straw poll conducted by the progressive group NextGen, pulling ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden.
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