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Washington Monument elevator breaks down days after reopening
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 23:03:56 -0400
Visitors were rescued a few at a time by D.C. Fire from a height of nearly 500 feet
Korean War veteran in Puerto Rico struggling 2 years after Maria
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 22:29:05 -0400
A panel is asking FEMA and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help an 88-year-old Korean War veteran whose home still has a blue tarp for a roof
Justice Neil Gorsuch claims Supreme Court not split on party lines
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 21:51:43 -0400
Gorsuch refuted the notion that judges are just "like politicians with robes"
Anti-ICE demonstrators, counter-protesters face off in Colorado
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 21:02:39 -0400
The event ended peacefully, authorities told CBS Denver
Joe Kennedy III launches Senate bid
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 20:29:32 -0400
Congressman Joseph Kennedy III launched his Senate campaign on Saturday in the East Boston neighborhood where his family lived when they came to America in the 1840s. He is challenging Senator Ed Markey for the Democratic nomination.
"A Kennedy is a Kennedy": Joe Kennedy launches Senate challenge
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 20:07:00 -0400
The 38-year-old Kennedy scion is challenging Senator Ed Markey
Thousands attend mostly peaceful Area 51 events in Nevada
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:39:00 -0400
Thousands celebrated their love of UFOs at a number of festivals in the Nevada desert
Suspect arrested for 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:37:00 -0400
The hijackers shot and killed U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem, 23, after beating him unconscious
How to watch the 2019 Emmy Awards
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:31:43 -0400
The final season of "Game of Thrones" leads the pack with 32 Emmy nominations
Camp Pendleton Marines charged for alleged human smuggling
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:23:16 -0400
The Marine Corps said none of those charged were assigned to military support along the southwest border
2020 Democratic hopefuls descend on Iowa steak fry
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:09:54 -0400
Seventeen of the 19 Democrats running for president descended on the Polk County Steak Fry in Iowa on Saturday. The candidates are hoping to court voters in the first-in-the-nation contest state.
"We will rise": 2020 Democratic candidates attend Iowa steak fry
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:55:00 -0400
More than 12,000 attendees are expected to hear from 17 candidates at the event
Funeral held for legendary journalist Cokie Roberts
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:34:00 -0400
Roberts will be honored during a mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
Imelda's rainfall is now 7 times more likely than 30 years ago
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:06:18 -0400
Because of a much warmer Earth, the chance of a historic rain event in the city of Houston will have increased by 20 times in just 100 years' time
Who should be in charge of America's ancient forests?
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:25:29 -0400
On the 25th anniversary of a law protecting more than 24 million acres of federally-owned forests in Northern California, Oregon and Washington, clear-cutting forests on state-owned and private land is coming under scrutiny
Klobuchar focuses on 3 states won by Trump ahead of Iowa Steak Fry
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:12:35 -0400
Democratic candidate Amy Klobuchar is back in Iowa for the annual Steak Fry. The Minnesota lawmaker spent the lead-up to the event touring other key battleground states. CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Bo Erickson joined CBSN to discuss why these states were important to the Klobuchar campaign.
Biden says Trump "could be impeached" based on House probe results
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:03:00 -0400
Biden's comments come amid reports that President Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden's son
5th death linked to Tropical Storm Imelda's aftermath
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:23:56 -0400
The storm caused widespread flooding in southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana.
WWII vet Clarence Smoyer awarded Bronze Star
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:18:29 -0400
On March 6, 1945 Clarence Smoyer, a Pershing tank gunner with the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Division, helped to capture Cologne, Germany's third-largest city. His bravery under fire was chronicled in a recent book, "Spearhead." On September 18, 2019, Smoyer, now 96, was belatedly awarded the Bronze Star in a ceremony at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
China accuses Pelosi of interfering in Hong Kong
Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:06:13 -0400
China is accusing U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of interfering in its affairs with Hong Kong. Bonnie Leung, the vice chair of the Human Civil Rights Front, one of the organizers of the protests currently underway in Hong Kong, joins CBSN to discuss the latest developments.
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AOC's first congressional endorsements reflect subtle shift away from outsider status
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:00:13 -0400
AOC's first congressional endorsements reflect subtle shift away from outsider statusRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appears to be playing more of an insider game in some of her recent endorsements. But she's insisting her insurgency is focused on policy, not merely disruption.
Bill de Blasio's net worth as he pulls out of 2020 presidential race
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:24:00 -0400
Bill de Blasio's net worth as he pulls out of 2020 presidential raceNew York Mayor de Blasio announced that he is officially dropping out of the 2020 presidential race -- here's a look at his current finances.
'It's happening': Alien enthusiasts descend on Area 51 for a UFO party
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:41:14 -0400
'It's happening': Alien enthusiasts descend on Area 51 for a UFO partyAn event that began as a Facebook joke is expected to attract several thousand people to a remote area of the Nevada desert over the next three days.
'Shocked and devastated': Connecticut father, son die in tragic fall after riding ATVs in abandoned quarry
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:55:44 -0400
'Shocked and devastated': Connecticut father, son die in tragic fall after riding ATVs in abandoned quarryA father and son died after they both fell off a 75-foot cliff in Connecticut Wednesday, WVIT-TV reported. 
Scenes of destruction at Saudi oil plant hit by attacks
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:52:31 -0400
Scenes of destruction at Saudi oil plant hit by attacksThe dramatic weekend assault on two Saudi oil facilities saw one of the targets struck four times sparking fires that took five hours to extinguish, the national oil company said Friday. At the Khurais plant in eastern Saudi Arabia, a charred web of pipes and supports was flanked by cranes as staff assessed the extensive damage to an oil stabiliser apparatus. The US has blamed Iran for the attacks, which have been claimed by Tehran-backed Yemeni rebels, condemning them as an "act of war" which knocked out half the kingdom's oil production.
On Kavanaugh and the FBI, time to investigate the investigation: Sen. Whitehouse
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:00:16 -0400
On Kavanaugh and the FBI, time to investigate the investigation: Sen. WhitehouseWhy didn't the FBI pursue tip-line leads and interview witnesses? As a US attorney, I wouldn't have made charging decisions on such cursory work.
With viral moments and hard facts, Democrats seek to seize the moment on gun control
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:34:05 -0400
With viral moments and hard facts, Democrats seek to seize the moment on gun controlThe fall congressional session is not a week old, but there have already been a number of events related to gun control on Capitol Hill. That suggests the furious debate over Second Amendment rights and restrictions will dominate the following months.
Saudis threaten UN-brokered truce in strike near Yemeni port city
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:12:57 -0400
Saudis threaten UN-brokered truce in strike near Yemeni port cityThe Saudi-led military coalition launched an air strike north of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah early on Friday morning, amidst heightened tensions following a weekend strike against Saudi oil installations. The coalition said it had struck only “legitimate military targets,” and had succeeded in destroying four sites used to assemble maritime drones and sea mines by Houthi fighters. “These sites are used to carry out attacks and terrorist operations that threaten shipping lines and international trade in the Bab al-Mandab Strait and the southern Red Sea,” said coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki in a statement. Houthi forces who control the area were quick to brand the strike a “dangerous escalation”, saying it violated a UN ceasefire agreement reached last year in Sweden. While the strike took place north of the city, it was within Hodeidah governate and as such violates the terms of the agreement. “The coalition will bear the responsibility of this escalation which is also a test to the United Nations,” said Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam on Twitter. But some argue this is only the latest in a series of violations on both sides. “There has been so much escalation in and around the city, but often when the Houthis break ceasefires they are labelled skirmishes,” said Fatima Alsarar of the Middle East Institute. “The focus has been so much on the Saudi-led coalition because it’s a partner to the United States and you expect them to behave responsibly, but the Houthis are expected to behave like a militia so the bar is so much lower.” “There’s also pressure to see Hodeidah agreement work, and this is unfortunate because the UN always says the ceasefire has been successful otherwise. But people have died. This is just an effort to make the agreement look more successful than it has been.” Yemen displaced Hodeidah is a vital port city on the Red Sea, not only for humanitarian access but because it is used by the Houthis to smuggle in missile parts and small weapons from their backers in Iran. As a result, the city has been at the centre of conflict for the majority of the five-year war. The Saudi-led coalition, which receives Western backing, have been engaged in Yemen's civil war since 2015 after Houthi forces, backed by Iran, ousted the internationally recognised government in the capital Sana'a in late 2014. Some suspect Friday’s strikes were a retaliation for attacks on Saudi oil installations on Saturday, which were later claimed by the Houthi movement. But experts have ruled out Houthi responsibility, arguing forensic evidence shows the attacks came from Iran, the Houthis’ principal ally in the region. “This attack seems symbolic and packaged for a domestic audience,” said Peter Salisbury, Senior Analyst at Crisis Group. “The Saudis likely felt the need to demonstrate their willingness to respond to Houthi cross-border attacks. They’ve struck this site before which raises questions about the utility of such a strike expect for show.” “Yemen, in the eyes of some in the Riyadh and elsewhere, represents the low-hanging fruit in terms of demonstrating a willingness to retaliate against Iran,” he added. The Houthis, for their part, are happy to be used as a scapegoat in Yemen for Iran in order to reach their ultimate objective, according to Ms Alasrar: “Iran thrives on creating confusion, it aims to deflect and say: look at the Houthis, look at the Saudis, we’re not doing anything. They’re sending a message to the US that they need to respect their authority while also denying involvement.”
History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:41:19 -0400
History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake MichiganA diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago. Bernie Hellstrom, of Boyne City, Michigan, said he was looking for shipwrecks about 10 years ago when a depth sounder on his boat noted a large obstruction about 200 feet (60 meters) down on the lake bottom near Beaver Island. "I've made hundreds of trips to Beaver Island and every trip I go out the sounder is on," he told The Associated Press on Friday.
Officials: Tour bus crash near national park in Utah kills 4
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:38:07 -0400
Officials: Tour bus crash near national park in Utah kills 4A tour bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities said Friday.
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