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Mon, 08 Oct 2018 21:42:19 +0000
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FBI foils man's alleged plan to attack White House
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:31:33 +0000
A man who planned to attack the White House with explosives and an anti-tank rocket is under arrest, federal prosecutors said. Hasher Jallal Taheb is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the U.S. using fire or an explosive. Jeff Pegues reports.
Kids impacted by government shutdown get creative
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:27:49 +0000
Sources tell CBS News there is increased talk in the White House about ending the partial government shutdown, but not without border wall funding. As the shutdown enters day 27, it continues to take a toll on federal employees and their families. With hundreds of thousands of parents out of work or working without pay, children are now pitching in to help. Jan Crawford reports.
Model claims to have dirt on Russian oligarch
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:36:45 +0000
A model who claimed that she had proof of Russian involvement in helping Donald Trump become president was jailed for almost a year in Thailand. Anastasia Vashukevich claimed she had provided escort services to a Russian oligarch and that she has recordings of him talking about interference in the 2016 election. Reena Ninan has more.
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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:17:08 +0000
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Tempe police: Suspect fatally shot by officer was 14
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:39:44 +0000
Police in Tempe say a burglary suspect who was fatally shot by an officer was a 14-year-old boy and wasn't in possession of a real handgun, but an airsoft gun. The name of the teen and the officer involved in the shooting weren't immediately released
Trump cancels Pelosi's overseas trip
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:33:02 +0000
President Trump wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday informing her he was denying her use of military aircraft for a scheduled overseas trip. The move comes after Pelosi asked the president to delay his State of the Union address because of the shutdown. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joined CBSN with more.
Giant ice disk spins over Maine river vortex
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:52:01 +0000
The frigid cold temperatures are creating a frozen spectacle in Maine. A giant disk of ice in a river near Portland is drawing international attention. The icy wonder was spotted Monday. David Begnaud reports.
94-year-old woman still works six days a week, hopes to inspire other seniors
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:05:28 +0000
Don't let her cuteness fool you, this great-grandmother is tough. She's 94 years old and still works six days a week – and she's hoping to inspire other seniors to do the same.
Change your diet to help the planet, experts say
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:15:07 +0000
An international panel of experts recommends people eat less meat and dairy to improve their health and the well-being of planet Earth. CBS News' Tina Kraus reports.
3 Chicago cops acquitted of trying to cover up Laquan McDonald shooting
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:39:05 +0000
Three Chicago police officers were found not guilty of attempting to cover up a fellow officer's 2014 shooting of 15-year-old Laquan McDonald. The judge issued the verdicts Thursday.
Trump reacts to ISIS attack that killed 4 Americans in Syria
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:57:45 +0000
President Trump offered condolences for the four Americans killed Wednesday in an ISIS-claimed attack in Syria. This comes after Mr. Trump announced the U.S. will pull troops out of the country. On Thursday, he also announced a new missile defense plan. CBS News chief national security correspondent David Martin has more from the Pentagon.
Rudy Giuliani denies saying Trump campaign didn't collude with Russia
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:49:23 +0000
In a CNN interview, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said he cannot say if Trump campaign officials colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign, but insisted the president himself did not. CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid and Scott Wong, a senior staff writer for The Hill, joined CBSN from Washington with more.
Could AG nominee William Barr set back marijuana legalization?
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:21:43 +0000
William Barr, President Trump's nominee for attorney general, said he supports a federal ban on marijuana but wouldn't target businesses in states where cannabis is legal. Erik Altieri, the executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, joined CBSN to discuss his stance.
Thousands more migrant children may have been separated than previously reported
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:33:40 +0000
It is unknown how many children have been separated from their families by U.S. immigration authorities, but the total could be thousands more than the government has previously acknowledged, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. CBS News' Graham Kates joins CBSN with details.
Michael Cohen confirms he hired a firm to rig polls in Trump's favor
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:54:35 +0000
President Trump's former fixer says he hired an I.T. firm during the campaign to help rig online polls in Mr. Trump's favor. CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid joined CBSN with more.
Deadly ISIS bombing triggers new worries over U.S. withdrawing troops
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:39:37 +0000
A deadly ISIS bombing in northern Syria has sparked new concerns over President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the war-torn country. Four Americans were among the 19 killed in Tuesday's attack. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin joins CBSN to explain the latest.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: You deserve privacy online
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:04:38 +0000
Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling for greater online privacy for consumers and asking Congress to pass legislation to help make it happen. In a Time magazine op-ed, Cook says government should regulate how data brokers can store and sell your data. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson explains what lawmakers can do and what role Apple can play.
Intermittent fasting: The good, the bad and the hungry
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:07:38 +0000
CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joined CBSN to talk about one of the latest diet crazes, intermittent fasting. Dr. Agus explains who should and shouldn't try this, and some of the best ways to lose weight.
Dance team comprised of women in wheelchairs inspires young girls
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:48:02 +0000
A dance troupe made up solely of women in wheelchairs is teaching young girls how to dance – and giving them confidence. "Dance is dance, whether you're walking or rolling," the team's founder said.
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'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:27:30 -0500
'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threatTrump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a strong advocate for his pro-fossil fuels agenda - a choice that cheered business interests and drawn scorn from environmentalists. "I would not call it the greatest crisis," Wheeler said at his confirmation hearing when asked if he believed the increasingly urgent warnings from scientists about the threats from global warming. Wheeler's confirmation is expected to sail through the Republican-controlled Senate despite Democratic opposition.
Kenya attack: At least six killed in Nairobi hotel complex terror siege
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:29:21 -0500
Kenya attack: At least six killed in Nairobi hotel complex terror siegeIslamist terrorists detonated explosives and fired automatic weapons as they mounted a deadly attack on a hotel and business complex frequented by Westerners in Nairobi on Tuesday. Six people have been confirmed killed in the attack, while a Kenyan police officer told reporters 15 bodies had been taken to the mortuary. A mortuary worker added that identification papers indicated that 11 were Kenyan, one was American and one was British, while the other two did not have documents on them. Nationalities of the dead remain unconfirmed. Hundreds more remained trapped inside buildings  16 hours after the attack began. Local security forces freed scores of civilians as they fought their way into the grounds of 14 Riverside, a compound housing a hotel, restaurant, bars and office blocks in the city’s Westlands district.  But the reported six gunmen were still in control of parts of the five-star Dusit Hotel, part of a Thai-owned international chain that appeared to be the chief target of the attackers. The Somali militant group al-Shabaab, which has longstanding ties to al-Qaeda, claimed credit for the attack, revisiting the city in which they killed 67 people during an attack on the Westgate shopping mall in 2013. Cars are seen on fire at the scene of explosions and gunshots in Nairobi Credit: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Just as at Westgate, barely a mile way, this was a carefully chosen target designed to bring terror to one of the prosperous parts of an increasingly prosperous city and target Westerners and rich Kenyans alike. Several multinational firms, from America’s Colgate Palmolive to the German chemical giant BASF housed their local headquarters at 14 Riverside. Several British firms were also based there, the consultancy groups Control Risks and Adam Smith International among them. From the outset it was clear that this was a highly sophisticated attack. A suicide bomber blew himself up close to the entrance as two vehicles carrying the attackers breached a security barrier, regarded as one of the most efficient in Nairobi, at the entrance to the complex. Some of the attackers, lobbing grenades and firing automatic rifles, reportedly killed several people at the Secret Garden restaurant, a spot popular for business meetings close to the restaurant, before continuing on to the Dusit hotel.  “There was a big bang and then a lot of gunfire, up to 100 shots or more,” said Philip Coulson, a lawyer working in a nearby office block. “Later, I saw people fleeing and others being carried out with looks of pain or anguish on their face.” Terrified office workers in the complex’s five blocks, said to house more than 1,000 employees, hid under desks and barricaded doors. Others, caught in the open, ran frantically for cover.  “Run, run!” one man shouted from behind a low wall as colleagues stumbled on lawns and crawled along the ground in a desperate bid for safety as shots rang out. “Down! Down!” Extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital  Credit: AP Photo/Brian Inganga Kenya’s security forces earned an ignominious reputation during the Westgate attack, after army units were accused of opening fire on their police colleagues, killing the officer in charge and then embarking on a looting spree. But this time, the initial response appeared more professional and coordinated. Army and police units, assisted by emergency crews, were quick to seal off the perimeter and rescue people from the office blocks, at least some of which appeared to be ignored by the attackers. Many were rescued within hours, fleeing under armed guard with their hands in the air before streaming in their scores across a footbridge to the safety of a nearby university campus. Everywhere signs of extreme emotion were visible. Shaking and often weeping, some survivors — mostly Kenyan, but some Westerners too — embraced anxious relatives waiting outside the police cordon. Others sank to the ground and gave thanks to God. Security forces at the scene in Nairobi Credit: AP Photo/Ben Curtis “After the first blast, after we saw the restaurant had been blown up, we ran and hid under tables,” said Elizabeth Maina, an employee at AC Nielsen, an American global research firm housed in the Belgravia building close to the entrance. “There was shooting everywhere. We called and sent messages to the police. After an hour, we saw men in uniforms and plain clothes enter the room. They shouted ‘police, police’ and led us out.” Workers in office blocks, with plenty of hiding places and lockable doors, were always more likely to survive. Those in the hotel, whose foyer opens out onto a restaurant, bar and swimming pool, would have had much less of a chance — as their attackers surely knew. Just how high the death toll could be is unlikely to become clear until the attack is over, although witnesses said they saw at least five bodies and reported body parts strewn on the ground outside the hotel. “There was no time to count the dead but it is true that there are people who have died,” said one police officer involved in the operation. A woman is reunited with her family after her evacuation from DusitD2 compound Credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images Kenya has long been in al-Shabaab’s sights, even before it sent troops across the border into Somalia in 2011 in an attempt to root out the militants behind the abductions of Western tourists on the Kenyan coast, Britons among them.  In 1998, an al Qaeda attack, which involved a number of Somalis, on the American embassy in Nairobi killed more than 200 people. The number of attacks soared after 2011.  Westgate aside, 147 students were killed in an attack on a university in the northern town in Garissa in 2015 while scores more had previously died when suspected al Shabaab militants struck at villages on the northern Kenyan coast. Improved intelligence, aided by tactical and training support from Britain, has seen a halt to large-scale attacks since 2015, although often deadly ambushes on Kenyan forces near the Somali border remain frequent. Despite mounting domestic opposition and al-Shabaab attacks on their bases, Kenyan forces remain in Somalia. The attack on 14 Riverside came on the third anniversary of an al-Shabaab attack on a Kenyan military base in the Somali town of El Adde. Kenya has refused to release details of the death toll, but analysts say they believe more than 140 Kenyan soldiers were killed.
Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:38:33 -0500
Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachersLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers walked picket lines for a second day Tuesday, joined for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools.
'Indefensible.' Why Republicans Finally Condemned Steve King
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:09:04 -0500
'Indefensible.' Why Republicans Finally Condemned Steve KingWhen Rep. Steve King wondered aloud when white supremacy became offensive, he crossed a line for many in the Republican Party.
'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec says
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:19:59 -0500
'We're going to electrify the F-Series,' Ford exec saysFord F-150 and Super Duty surprises are in the works as Ford executives lay out plans for strengthening the company.
Brits in Spain see glimmer of hope in UK Brexit vote drubbing
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:54:20 -0500
Brits in Spain see glimmer of hope in UK Brexit vote drubbingJávea (Spain) (AFP) - On the sun-drenched eastern coast of Spain where British pensioners and business-owners are uncertain for their futures as Brexit ticks closer, the crushing parliamentary defeat of Theresa May's EU divorce deal has sparked a glimmer of hope. "This might not happen," Lyle Starritt told AFP, the day after May suffered a historic drubbing in the House of Commons on Tuesday, when MPs rejected the deal she struck with the European Union. Britons interviewed by AFP, all of whom were keen on Britain staying in the EU, also said they were confident that even if Brexit takes place Madrid would preserve their rights, providing London reciprocates for Spaniards living in Britain.
Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks player
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:20:00 -0500
Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks playerTurkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest and extradition of New York Knicks enter Enes Kanter, accusing him pf being a member of an "armed terrorist group". Mr Kanter is accused of ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkish authorities allege is behind the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016, the Daily Sabah reported. Mr Gulen has repeatedly denied any involved in the failed coup.
Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:30:40 -0500
Procter & Gamble’s Toxic SanctimonyRecognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched a Gillette ad campaign blanket-demonizing men as ogres and bullies. At home and at work, in the boardroom, on the playground, and even while barbecuing in the backyard, Gillette sees nothing but testosterone-driven trouble.
See the New 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider in Photos
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:58:00 -0500
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New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:43:57 -0500
New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential RaceGillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which is why I believe health care should be a right and not a privilege,” Gillibrand said, listing her reasons for running.
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