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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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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 21:38:45 +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 21:31:13 +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.
Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as 'terrorists' killed
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:22:13 -0500
Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as 'terrorists' killedKenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday that gunmen who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing 14 people, had been "eliminated" after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued. The attack was claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab, which has repeatedly targeted Kenya since it sent its army into Somalia in October 2011 to fight the jihadist group. At least one suicide bomber blew himself up and gunmen engaged security forces in numerous shootouts during the assault on the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, spa, restaurant and office buildings.
'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.
Pelosi tells Trump to postpone State of the Union over record-long government shutdown
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:23:00 -0500
Pelosi tells Trump to postpone State of the Union over record-long government shutdownThe speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has asked Donald Trump to postpone his annual State of the Union address amid a government shutdown now into its 26th day. The move could deny the president the grandeur of the annual platform, which he is likely to use to criticise Ms Pelosi and Democrats over the shutdown. Democrats have said they will not sanction $5.7bn (£4.4bn) funding for Mr Trump’s proposed border wall which the president has made a central demand for reopening the government.
Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy law
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:36:34 -0500
Apple boss Tim Cook attacks 'shadow economy' of data in call for new privacy lawApple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called for the US to introduce a national privacy law, attacking a “shadow economy” in which people’s personal data is bought and sold without their knowledge. Mr Cook said companies should have to collect as little data as possible and make it easy for people to delete the information that is held about them. It is the latest attempt from Apple to position itself as the steward of consumers’ privacy, and to draw a line between itself and companies such as Facebook and Google. Mr Cook said that people need to “win back their right to privacy” and that companies that sell data should have to register with the Federal Trade Commission, the US consumer watchdog. “I and others are calling on the US Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation - a landmark package of reforms that protect and empower the consumer,” Mr Cook wrote in Time Magazine. He singled out “data brokers”, companies that purchase, bundle up and sell data on individuals, such as credit reference agencies, saying that most people were unaware of how companies transact in their data. “Right now, all of these secondary markets for your information exist in a shadow economy that’s largely unchecked. Let’s be clear: you never signed up for that,” Mr Cook wrote. The US does not have a national equivalent to the UK’s Data Protection Act or the European privacy legislation, GDPR. Facebook, Amazon and Google have all said they would support a law, but failed to put forward any concrete proposals. Mr Cook said companies should aim to minimise the amount of data they collect and make it easier for people to delete or correct it. Mr Cook has played up Apple’s privacy credentials in recent months, as sales of its iPhones stumble and as Google and Facebook have been embroiled in repeated data controversies. Its privacy commitment has come under scrutiny, since Apple receives billions of dollars a year from Google to be the default search engine on the iPhone. Mr Cook has defended the deal, saying the company has built in controls to limit how much users can be tracked.
The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:29:34 -0500
The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 responseBARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):
Iconic US retailer Sears saved from the brink - for now: reports
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:46:30 -0500
Iconic US retailer Sears saved from the brink - for now: reportsHistoric but failing US retail chain Sears got a reprieve on Wednesday after a billionaire hedge fund manager won an auction to keep the remaining stores alive -- for now, according to reports. Edward Lampert, who steered the company into bankruptcy last year in order to restructure it, won the bid to buy the remaining assets, beating out others who would have killed off the brand, according to news reports. The deal with Lampert's ESL hedge fund could keep up to 50,000 people in work and 425 stores open, but requires approval from a bankruptcy court.
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.
In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:11:52 -0500
In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 electionsMillions of people took part in the women's marches in Washington and other cities in the United States and abroad on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after the Republican president was sworn in. Vanessa Wruble, a co-founder of the original Women's March on Washington who left to start March On, a separate grassroots coalition, said the movement has evolved from being a reaction to Trump's presidency. Women's March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, is using its #WomensWave marches in Washington and elsewhere on Saturday to roll out a 10-part policy platform that includes raising the federal minimum wage and protecting reproductive rights.
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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