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MLB will test for opioids following death of Tyler Skaggs
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:03:37 -0500
The new policy also removes marijuana from the list of banned substances.
10 ex-NFL players charged in health care fraud scheme
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 20:00:00 -0500
Five former players on the Washington Redskins, including Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers, are among those charged.
FBI investigates deadly New Jersey shootout as a domestic terrorism
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:53:33 -0500
The FBI is investigating the deadly New Jersey shootout as domestic terrorism. CBS News has learned a manifesto was found in a truck the suspects used containing a list of grievances and groups they hated. Four victims were killed in Tuesday's rampage, including a police detective. Don Dahler reports.
Exit polls show Boris Johnson leading UK election
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:52:12 -0500
Exit polls show Conservative Party leader and current Prime Minister Boris Johnson leading in the United Kingdom's general election. Mark Phillips and Amanda Sloat joined "Red & Blue" to explain what this means for Brexit.
White House and Republican leaders clash about Senate trial
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:50:59 -0500
GOP lawmakers continue to push for a swift resolution as the full House votes to impeach President Trump. The Senate would then hold a trial to determine if he should be removed from office.There is a growing divide between the White House and Republican leaders in the Senate on how to conduct the trial. Paula Reid reports.
12/12/19: Red and Blue
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:50:26 -0500
House cmte. debates articles of impeachment; Sixth Dem debate to held in L.A. next week.
House Judiciary Committee debates impeachment articles
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:46:37 -0500
The House Judiciary Committee debated amendments to the articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Francesca Chambers, and Keir Dougall joined "Red & Blue" to explain the next steps in impeachment.
Former refugee's new video game promotes peace
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:34:21 -0500
A new video game that premiered Thursday may be like none you have ever seen. Perhaps because its developer Lual Mayen faced challenges few of us will ever experience. Jan Crawford reports.
Barnard College freshman found dead near Manhattan campus
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:34:03 -0500
The New York City Police stepped up their patrols after the brutal stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman near the school’s Manhattan campus. Errol Barnett reports.
Votes tallied to decide Brexit's future
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:34:03 -0500
Votes are being counted in Great Britain in an election that could go a long way to determining if and how the country finalizes its divorce from Europe. Mark Phillips reports.
Former NFL players face health care fraud charges
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:34:03 -0500
On Thursday, 10 former NFL players including some big name stars could face years in prison after federal fraud charges were filed. Catherine Herridge reports.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Thursday, December 12, 2019
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:19:03 -0500
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
House of Representatives moving toward impeaching Trump
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:19:02 -0500
The House of Representatives is moving toward impeaching a president for only the third time in history. Thursday has seen passionate debate in the Judiciary Committee, and Democrats have been beaten back by repeated Republican attempts to throw out articles of impeachment. Nancy Cordes reports.
MLB announces new tests for opioids after Tyler Skaggs' death
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:16:24 -0500
Major League Baseball is making major updates to its drug testing policies. The league announced Thursday it will starting testing for opioids and cocaine, but has removed marijuana from its list of banned substances. The announcement comes after the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. CBSN Los Angeles reports.
U.K. exit poll shows Johnson's Conservatives on track to win
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:03:00 -0500
Polls have closed across the U.K. and ballots are being counted, with official results expected early Friday.
American Airlines cancels Boeing 737 Max flights until at least April
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:58:02 -0500
The FAA pushed back on the company's timeline for bringing the aircraft back into the sky after two deadly crashes.
Man from refugee camp develops video game in search of peace
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:57:28 -0500
Lual Mayen, now 25, escaped northern Uganda and developed Salaam, a game that focuses on survival and fleeing violence.
2020 Daily Trail Markers: CBS News to co-host debate in South Carolina
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:24:39 -0500
The debate is one of four announced for 2020 by the Democratic National Committee in the early-voting states.
Home Depot CEO blames opioids for warehouse thefts
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:12:29 -0500
Retailer is working with law enforcement to stop what it calls a recent surge in stolen products.
Last teen who escaped from Nashville detention facility captured
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:06:25 -0500
The other three teens who escaped alongside 17-year-old Brandon Caruthers were apprehended earlier this month
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Trump executive order on anti-Semitism stirs confusion
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:15:01 -0500
Trump executive order on anti-Semitism stirs confusionInitial reports of the president’s plans to expand protections against anti-Semitism on campus prompted fear and confusion among many American Jews.
AOC explains why she won't go on Fox News: 'Unmitigated racism'
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:38:28 -0500
AOC explains why she won't go on Fox News: 'Unmitigated racism'Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., lashed out at Fox News hours after host Tucker Carlson and a guest had criticized her climate policy proposals, while suggesting her district is “dirty” due to its immigrant population. 
Yes, China's New Submarine-Launched Nuclear Missiles Could Destroy America
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 10:00:00 -0500
Yes, China's New Submarine-Launched Nuclear Missiles Could Destroy AmericaBut that's why we have M.A.D.
Newly discovered Indonesian cave painting could be the world's oldest figurative artwork
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:37:54 -0500
Newly discovered Indonesian cave painting could be the world's oldest figurative artworkAn Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world's oldest figurative artwork, dating back nearly 44,000 years, a discovery that points to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research.Spotted two years ago on the island of Sulawesi, the 13-foot-wide painting features wild animals being chased by half-human hunters wielding what appear to be spears and ropes, said the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
Texas inmate executed for killing prison supervisor in 2003
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:03:58 -0500
Texas inmate executed for killing prison supervisor in 2003A Texas inmate was executed by lethal injection Wednesday evening for killing a supervisor at a state prison shoe factory in Amarillo nearly 17 years ago. Travis Runnels, 46, was convicted of slashing the throat of 38-year-old Stanley Wiley on Jan. 29, 2003. Runnels was executed at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.
Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in Berlin
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:51:07 -0500
Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in BerlinGermany contradicted Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying it was not aware Russia had requested the extradition of a Georgian man who was murdered in Berlin in August. In an escalation in already tense relations, Germany last week expelled two employees at the Russian embassy in Berlin, saying Moscow was not cooperating sufficiently in the investigation into the murder. Putin described the victim on Monday as a "cruel and blood-thirsty person" who had fought on the side of anti-Moscow separatists in Russia's mainly Muslim north Caucasus region, and said Moscow's requests for his extradition had not been heeded.
How an Obscure Part of the Paris Climate Agreement Could Cut Twice as Many Carbon Emissions — Or Become a 'Massive Loophole' for Polluters
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:43:41 -0500
How an Obscure Part of the Paris Climate Agreement Could Cut Twice as Many Carbon Emissions — Or Become a 'Massive Loophole' for PollutersAn obscure part of the Paris Climate Agreement could cut more carbon emissions — or make them worse. Here's what you need to know about controversial carbon markets.
Saudi Family of Pensacola Gunman: 'Even We Don't Know the Truth' of Motive
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:10:48 -0500
Saudi Family of Pensacola Gunman: 'Even We Don't Know the Truth' of MotiveAL AHSA, Saudi Arabia -- Not long before a 21-year-old Saudi Royal Air Force trainee shot and killed three American sailors Friday at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, he called his mother and his brother back home.The trainee, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was wearing his uniform, they could see on the video call -- the uniform he had always wanted to wear as a child, when he dreamed of becoming a pilot.With his elder brother, Abdullah, he joked around on the call: "You're the eldest," Alshamrani teased, "but I'm going to get married first." Talking to his mother, he promised he would be home as soon as he finished his training. "Just a few more months," he said.What was missing was any hint of what was to come: opening fire in a classroom building at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, shooting three fatally and wounding eight more before being killed by a sheriff's deputy.Alshamrani seemed utterly normal in that last conversation, his family insisted in interviews this week in Saudi Arabia. Four days later, they are still baffled."He never had a secret, he was never hiding anything," Saeed Abdullah Alshamrani, 55, the lieutenant's father, said at the family's home in eastern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday evening. "It's such a mystery. Even we don't know the truth.""Are you sure he's dead?" his father asked during the interview, surrounded by several relatives, acquaintances and others whose relationship to the family was not clear. "We haven't even been given any proof of whether he's dead or alive."No motive for the shooting has been determined, although the FBI is treating it as a presumed terrorist attack. The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it was suspending operational training for all of the nearly 900 Saudi military students in the United States.Among the few clues to emerge was a tweet from an account that may be connected to Alshamrani, which condemned United States foreign policy decisions in the Middle East, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist activity online. There was also a complaint the lieutenant filed earlier this year against one of his instructors for mocking his mustache in class.But in Saudi Arabia, the American focus on possible radicalization has left family and acquaintances bewildered, forced to answer for their son and friend to other Saudis.Sensitive to Western stereotypes that often reflexively brand Muslims as terrorists, and aware that the kingdom cannot afford to lose Washington's support, many Saudis have been eager to portray the lieutenant as a monstrous outlier. A hashtag declaring that he "does not represent" Saudis has dominated Twitter in the kingdom, and the media has echoed the point."This work can only be done by a cowardly villain," Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri, a political scientist, wrote in the Arab News, a Saudi newspaper. "He has betrayed his country, which trusted him and spent millions on his education. Instead, he stabbed her in the back."The Saudi government is also extremely sensitive about the case, fearing it could jeopardize a relationship already frayed by criticism in Washington over the war in Yemen and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year. King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other top officials have all condemned the shooting. Alshamrani's family has said they were questioned by government officials.In interviews, his father, brother, cousins and a family friend said that Alshamrani had always seemed content to be in the United States, working toward his longtime goal, never mentioning difficulties."Since he was a kid, he'd dreamed of being a pilot, and he worked so hard for it," said his brother, Abdullah Alshamrani. Once he arrived in the United States, "he loved it so much, really," his brother said. "He was amazed by America's military force, just really impressed by the military."The third child in a family from Tabalah, a farming town in southern Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Alshamrani grew up in Al Ahsa, not far from the Saudi Aramco compound in eastern Saudi Arabia. His father had moved there to work in the local airport, eventually rising to be a security official.The family spent summers with extended family back in Tabalah, with its date farms nestled amid the undulating desert and stark mountains. They built another house there and frequently came back for weddings and other family events. On summer evenings, with other entertainment scarce, young men like Alshamrani and his brothers and cousins would gather at rented guesthouses in the desert to play cards and watch soccer on TV late into the night.Alshamrani always seemed more serious and less boisterous than the other young men, recalled Galat bin Mitshoosh, a retired longtime detective with the local prosecutor's office in Tabalah who knows the family."I never heard anything political from Mohammed," he said. "He was quiet, just a normal guy. He might talk about sports sometimes."The Alshamranis were observant Muslims who prayed, he said, but their practice of Islam was not considered especially strict.A person familiar with the investigation in the United States has said that friends and classmates told investigators that Alshamrani seemed to have become more religious when he returned from his last visit home in February.During that visit, relatives said, he took his mother to the holy city of Mecca to perform the umrah, a type of pilgrimage that many Muslims routinely undertake. In his relatives' eyes, however, they said there was nothing to indicate his Islamic beliefs had changed or hardened. He did not seem different, they said, except that he had shaven his chin clean.Always a good student, Alshamrani cemented his place as the pride of his family when he became one of the two students picked from his air force academy class of several hundred to enter the training program in the United States on a scholarship. Saudi Arabia has sent hundreds of thousands of young students overseas to study in Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States in recent years, but it was so rare for someone from rural Tabalah to study in the United States that the last young man from the town to do so before Alshamrani is locally famous."I was so proud of him. He's the role model of the family," his brother Abdullah said. "I'm the eldest son, but Mohammed is a big deal."Starting in August 2017, the Saudi government paid for him to spend a year learning English at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio before he moved to Pensacola for military training. He had already received weapons training at his academy in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, the family said. But he did not appear to acquire a gun in the United States until July, when he legally purchased a Glock 45 9-millimeter handgun in late July, shortly after obtaining a state hunting license, the FBI said Tuesday.Over his years in the United States, he shared with his family pictures of himself smiling in Times Square and in uniform with one of his American trainers.A video he took in Florida showed friends splashing around in kayaks, as he laughed behind the camera. When he called home -- almost every day, his father and brother said -- he talked about traveling around the United States, hanging out with his Saudi roommate and coming home after graduation. He was counting down the months.So was his family. His father had told neighbors and friends in Tabalah that he would throw a huge graduation party for his son when the family visited next summer, according to bin Mitshoosh, the retired detective. All the men from all six of the town's tribes would be invited.When he called his family Friday, Alshamrani offered to send his brother some extra money. He promised to be home soon."I'll call you later," he told Abdullah.Only hours later, that night, would they learn the news.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company
Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:13:02 -0500
Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objectedThe FAA administrator will be questioned by Congress today over its certification of the change to the 787 Dreamliner as well as the 737 Max.
The Real Locations That Inspired 13 Famous Paintings
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:31:09 -0500
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