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Norah O'Donnell reflects on the crisis at the border
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:32:33 -0400
"CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell went to McAllen, Texas, to look inside the country's largest migrant processing facility. She reflected on her time, and what she saw.
Rescuers rush to save dozens of beached whales in Georgia
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:32:33 -0400
Humans don't always do what's best for whales. But on St. Simons Island, Georgia, people rushed to action to try and save 50 beached whales. Mark Strassmann explains.
Thousands of protesters want Puerto Rico's governor to resign
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:32:19 -0400
Thousands of protesters have filled the streets, demanding the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor. David Begnaud is with them, and reports from San Juan.
CBS News goes inside America's largest migrant processing facility
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:24:27 -0400
CBS News cameras were allowed exclusively inside the largest migrant processing facility in the country along the southern border. "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell spoke with a mother about her journey to the U.S. She also sat down with the Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who said more needs to be done.
Migrant families wait for weeks in Mexico hoping for asylum
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:24:26 -0400
Many migrants come to America illegally because entering as a legal asylum-seeker is getting more difficult. In Mexico, just across the bridge from Brownsville, Mexico, the wait to request asylum seems endless. Mireya Villarreall reports.
House votes to block a resolution to impeach Trump
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:24:26 -0400
The House voted overwhelmingly to block a resolution to impeach President Trump. It was the first impeachment vote since Democrats took back control this year. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
Father who lost family in Ethiopia crash testifies on Capitol Hill
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:24:25 -0400
Boeing 737 jets have now been grounded for 126 days after a deadly crash in Ethiopia. A man who lost his family in the crash went before Congress. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:23:18 -0400
The virus spread this week to a city of two million people
Video shows beachgoers rescuing dozens of beached whales
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:20:00 -0400
Beachgoers attempted to rescue nearly 50 whales that came dangerously close to shore
Extreme heat warnings posted across central U.S.
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:18:28 -0400
Extreme heat warnings are posted across the central U.S. Temperatures in some places feel well over 100 degrees. Errol Barnett reports from St. Louis, where officials are warning people to stay safe.
2020 Daily Trail Markers: 20 Democrats make the cut for second debate
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:18:01 -0400
CNN, which will be broadcasting the debate, will hold a live drawing on Thursday evening to see who will appear each night of the two-day event
Heat wave across central U.S. prompts health warnings
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:15:23 -0400
The National Weather Service's heat warning covers most of Missouri and eight other states
Trump holds rally in North Carolina — live updates
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:13:09 -0400
President Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee are beefing up staffing in the Tar Heel State
Inside America's largest migrant processing facility
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:09:00 -0400
One woman, who is there with her young son, explained how she crossed into the U.S. illegally in search of a safer and better life.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:01:30 -0400
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
House votes down rogue effort to impeach Trump
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:59:50 -0400
Rep. Al Green filed articles of impeachment after the House voted to condemn Trump for his recent racist tweets Tuesday
Migrant families wait in Mexico hoping for asylum
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:56:00 -0400
Just across the bridge from Brownsville, Texas, some people are sleeping on the sidewalk, worried they'll lose their place in line
"The Squad" interview: Read the full transcript
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:36:51 -0400
Democratic lawmakers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Presley talked with Gayle King about the president's tweets about them and their relationship with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
7/15: CBS Evening News
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:34:37 -0400
Democratic congresswomen push back against Trump's racist attacks; meet the women behind NASA's historic Apollo 11 launch
7/16: CBS Evening News
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:34:10 -0400
Congress votes on resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets; inside CBS News' coverage of the historic Apollo 11 launch.
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New York businesswoman and Jamaican immigrant Scherie Murray launches campaign to unseat Ocasio-Cortez
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:47:39 -0400
New York businesswoman and Jamaican immigrant Scherie Murray launches campaign to unseat Ocasio-Cortez"There’s a crisis in Queens and it’s called AOC," said Scherie Murray, a Republican businesswoman who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez in 2020.
Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 18:08:49 -0400
Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe overFederal prosecutors have told a judge in New York they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The closure of the case is the strongest suggestion yet that federal prosecutors have decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone besides Cohen in the scheme to use hush-money payments to protect Trump's reputation during the 2016 presidential campaign.
What If America Lost a Carrier in a War with Iran?
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:41:00 -0400
What If America Lost a Carrier in a War with Iran?The Navy simply lacks enough ships and aircraft to meet the increasing demands of its global mission. The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium. With the United States needing a more robust posture against Iran and confronting renewed challenges in Asia and Europe, several immediate measures and concerted longer-term efforts are critical to ensure America has the carriers it needs.The requirement to maintain carrier presence in the Middle East is a critical part of a broader national security strategy, in which U.S. global security interests necessitate a worldwide force presence. Indeed, the Navy's mission demands remain as high as those of the Cold War, calling on ships to be everywhere seemingly at once, but today's fleet is less than half the size it was 30 years ago.During the Obama administration, a “rebalance” supposedly allowed the Pentagon to focus on Asia and Europe while washing its hands of the Middle East. In reality, we never effectively rebalanced forces in the Indo-Pacific, and the situation on the ground forced us to remain deeply involved in the Middle East. Now with a growing Iranian threat, it would be imprudent to suddenly abandon the region, even as we face renewed challenges in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean.(This first appeared in June 2019.)
Israeli NGO seeks sale of seized Iranian tanker over attack
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:34:12 -0400
Israeli NGO seeks sale of seized Iranian tanker over attackAn Israeli NGO petitioned Gibraltar's top court Tuesday to sell an impounded Iranian oil tanker to compensate parents of a child allegedly killed by Iran-backed Hamas. Shurat Hadin, which wages legal battles worldwide against what it calls "Israel's enemies", says it won a $178.5 million US court judgement against Iran and Syria in 2017 over the death of an American infant killed in an attack in Jerusalem. The Iranian tanker Grace I, capable of carrying two million barrels of oil, was seized on July 4 by police and customs officers in Gibraltar -- a British overseas territory on Spain's southern tip -- with the aid of a detachment of British Royal Marines.
Investigators 'discover mysterious 200lb load' on board MH370 after take-off
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:55:40 -0400
Investigators 'discover mysterious 200lb load' on board MH370 after take-offInvestigators looking into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have discovered a “mysterious 200lb load” added to the flight list after take-off, according to an engineer whose wife and two children were on board. Ghyslain Wattrelos said the cargo was revealed in a report on the passengers and baggage by French investigators. Mr Wattrelos, who believes the flight was deliberately downed, told Le Parisien newspaper: “It was also learned that a mysterious load of 89 kilos was added to the flight list after take-off. A container was also overloaded, without anyone knowing why. It may be incompetence or manipulation. Everything is possible. This will be part of the questions for the Malaysians.” MH370 became one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries when it vanished with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. French investigators who examined flight data at Boeing’s headquarters in Seattle believe that the pilot was in control of the airliner “right up to the end”.  A modern mystery | Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Mr Wattrelos said the investigators told him the data “lends weight” to the theory that the pilot crashed into the sea in a murder-suicide, although they stressed that there was no proof. The investigators expect it to take up to a year to examine the data fully. However, some experts believe a hijack by a stowaway is a possibility and the mysterious load could lend credence to the theory. Tim Termini, an aviation security specialist, told Channel 5 earlier this month: “It’s highly likely that a hijack took place and again, there’s four options for the hijack. "One is the hijack of the aircraft through a crew member. The second is a hijack coming from a passenger. A third option, which is a fairly unusual one, would be a stowaway. And then of course the fourth option is an electrical takeover of the aircraft from a ground-based station.” Mr Wattrelos, 54, who has led a campaign to find out what happened to the flight, acknowledged that “there is a risk that I may never learn the full truth.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a ‘Racist Disgrace’ on Twitter
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:44:28 -0400
Susan Rice Calls Chinese Diplomat a ‘Racist Disgrace’ on Twitter(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice sparred with a senior Chinese diplomat on Twitter in an unusual and heated dispute over race in Washington.In a series of Tweets apparently aimed at making a broader point about diplomatic divisions over the mass detention of Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province, Lijian Zhao, a diplomat posted in Islamabad, said on Sunday that if “you’re in Washington, D.C., you know the white never go” to the southeastern part of the U.S. capital.“You are a racist disgrace. And shockingly ignorant too,” Rice told Zhao on Twitter. Likely assuming that Zhao was posted in China’s mission in Washington, she then addressed her next comment to China’s ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai. “Ambassador Cui, I expect better of you and your team. Please do the right thing and send him home.”Zhao, who is deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy in Pakistan’s capital, is often vocal on Twitter against critics of China’s infrastructure-building projects in Pakistan and other parts of Asia. Beijing has invested tens of billions of dollars in Pakistan, whose leader Imran Khan has previously dodged questions about the issue.‘Shockingly Ignorant’“You are such a disgrace, too. And shockingly ignorant, too. I am based in Islamabad. Truth hurts. I am simply telling the truth,” Zhao fired back at Rice on Monday. “To label someone who speak the truth that you don’t want to hear a racist, is disgraceful & disgusting.”Read More: How China Is Defending Its Detention of Muslims to the WorldZhao didn’t immediately respond to phone calls, an email and a direct message on Twitter seeking comment.In a string of messages that appeared aimed at highlighting U.S. hypocrisy on human rights, Zhao referred to everything from income inequality and school shootings in the U.S. to immigration officers separating children from parents.He tweeted a list of mostly-Western nations that condemned China for its actions in Xinjiang as well as a separate list of other countries -- including Pakistan, Cuba, Tajikistan and Nigeria -- that wrote a joint letter to the United Nations supporting Beijing, which Zhao called “a big slap on the face of U.S. & its western cohorts.”Outspoken DiplomatsChina’s diplomats have become increasingly vocal and outspoken. This month, China’s ambassador to London, Liu Xiaoming, gave a rare televised statement accusing the British government of meddling in Hong Kong, the scene of mass protests against Beijing’s rule.Earlier this year, China’s envoy to Canada publicly accused his hosts of “white supremacy,” while the country’s chief envoy in South Africa said President Donald Trump’s policies were making the U.S. “the enemy of the whole world.”Asked about the Twitter dispute on Monday, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang didn’t comment directly.“I don’t know the specific situation,” he said. However, he added, “we resolutely oppose the interference of the U.S. and individual Western countries in interfering in China’s internal affairs with the Xinjiang issue.”To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in New Delhi at imarlow1@bloomberg.net;Dandan Li in Beijing at dli395@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Chris Kay, Gregory TurkFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Italian, U.S. police make arrests as Mafia clan looks to regroup
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:06:07 -0400
Italian, U.S. police make arrests as Mafia clan looks to regroupItalian and U.S. police have launched a coordinated crackdown against major crime families who were looking to rebuild their Mafia powerbase in Sicily, Italian investigators said on Wednesday. More than 200 police, including officers from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have been carrying out 19 arrest warrants since dawn targeting the Inzerillo clan in Sicily's capital Palermo and the New York-based Gambino family. Sicily's organised crime group, known as 'Cosa Nostra' (Our Thing), has been in a state of flux since the death of the feared boss of bosses Salvatore "Toto" Riina, who died in prison in 2017 after spending almost a quarter of century behind bars.
North Carolina father of 7 dies trying to save his drowning children at beach
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:36:56 -0400
North Carolina father of 7 dies trying to save his drowning children at beachA North Carolina father drowned Sunday while rescuing two of his youngchildren who were swept away by a wave while walking on a submerged jetty atWrightsville Beach
How Kim Jong Un Got Mercedes-Benz Pullman Limos Home to North Korea
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:30:00 -0400
How Kim Jong Un Got Mercedes-Benz Pullman Limos Home to North KoreaResearchers tracked the luxury cars all the way from the Netherlands, in apparent defiance of sanctions.
'Dangerous': Air Force responds to plans to 'storm Area 51' and 'see them aliens'
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:39:14 -0400
'Dangerous': Air Force responds to plans to 'storm Area 51' and 'see them aliens'As more than a million people on Facebook say they're "going" to a joke event to "storm Area 51," the U.S. military has responded to the plans.
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