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Top U.S. military commander travels to Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:55:13 -0400
CBS News correspondent David Martin is traveling with Gen. Frank McKenzie
Tlaib says Trump is "biggest bully" she's dealt with in her lifetime
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:54:24 -0400
Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King
Officer involved in Eric Garner's death won't face federal charges
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:51:08 -0400
Federal charges will not be brought against a white officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. His last words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry against police brutality. Jeff Pegues reports.
Top U.S. commander travels to Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:51:07 -0400
The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East boarded his plane for a trip to the Persian Gulf just as news was breaking that Iran seized an oil tanker. David Martin is the only network correspondent traveling with him.
Apollo 11 moon mission "captured everybody's imagination"
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:50:05 -0400
It's been 50 years since astronauts took off in a rocket bound for the moon. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the significance of that flight and how it changed history.
Jeff Bezos and Caroline Kennedy on the future of space exploration
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:48:14 -0400
Bezos and Kennedy sat down with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell ahead of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11
Congress votes on resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:48:03 -0400
Congress is voting on a resolution to condemn the words of the president. It comes after President Trump targeted four Democrats in racist tweets. Nancy Cordes reports.
Tlaib calls Trump "the biggest bully I've ever had to deal with"
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:47:33 -0400
After four Democratic congresswomen were targeted by the president with racist tweets, they spoke to "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King. Rep. Rashida Tlaib called the situation a "distraction."
Facebook questioned over cryptocurrency plans
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:45:03 -0400
Facebook officials were on Captiol Hill for a hearing on the company's plan for a cryptocurrency called Libra. The social network has faced scrutiny over the years for issues with data security, and now lawmakers are voicing concern about the security of users' financial information. CNET editor-at-arge Ian Sherr joined CBSN with details.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:41:37 -0400
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google execs testify on Capitol Hill
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:40:24 -0400
Leaders from Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon all took turns publicly defending their companies during an antitrust hearing on Capitol Hill. They said their platforms all rely on a vibrant social ecosystem that encourages competition, but lawmakers voiced concerns about the growing power of big tech companies. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined "Red and Blue" with more.
Leana Wen out as Planned Parenthood president
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:28:35 -0400
Planned Parenthood has removed Dr. Leana Wen as president of the organization. This comes as Planned Parenthood and the future of abortion rights have come under fire in several states in recent months. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss.
Five Democratic candidates collected 73% of second quarter fundraising
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:28:34 -0400
Just five Democratic presidential candidates raised nearly three-quarters of the $137 million raised between the end of March and the end of June. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Wall Street Journal politics reporter Tarini Parti spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about candidates' second quarter fundraising.
Groups cut ties with Sackler family over OxyContin lawsuits
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:11:54 -0400
Museums and universities are cutting ties with the Sackler family amid lawsuits against them and the company they run, Purdue Pharma. They're accused of engaging in aggressive marketing tactics for the painkiller OxyContin, which fueled the opioid crisis. Wall Street Journal reporter Jared Hopkins joined CBSN to discuss.
Could Taylor Swift re-record her songs to spite Scooter Braun?
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:05:14 -0400
Artists have been known to re-record their music catalogues to get out of legal binds
Chaos on House floor after Pelosi calls Trump tweets "racist"
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:04:00 -0400
Trump tweeted Sunday that a group of Democratic congresswomen of color should "go back" to their own countries
"It was shameful": Puerto Rico's embattled governor responds to scandal
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:02:02 -0400
Rosselló's office has been rocked by high-profile corruption arrests and escalating protests following his vulgar private messages with staff
Trump looks to make "The Squad" the faces of the Democratic Party
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:54:57 -0400
More Democratic presidential candidates are criticizing President Trump for his string of racist tweets and comments targeting four freshman members of Congress. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns spoke to CBSN's Reena Ninan about the response to the president and the overall state of the race.
Trump says congresswomen can go "wherever they want"
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:48:00 -0400
President Trump said of a group of progressive women lawmakers that "it's my opinion they hate our country"
Pearson ditches print textbooks for college students in digital-first strategy
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:46:27 -0400
The British education publisher already gets 62% of its revenue from online products and is pushing for more
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Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:41:42 -0400
Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacksPakistani authorities arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on Wednesday on terrorism financing charges. U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the move and said it was the result of pressure from his administration on Pakistan to get tougher on militants, while an Indian government official said that merely arresting Saeed was not enough and that he should be put on trial and convicted. The arrest, announced by the spokesman for the chief minister of Punjab province, came days before a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has promised to crack down on militant groups operating in Pakistan.
Iran Says Missing Tanker Had Problems and Was Towed for Repairs
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:09:39 -0400
Iran Says Missing Tanker Had Problems and Was Towed for Repairs(Bloomberg) -- A small oil tanker that had gone missing in the Persian Gulf had technical difficulties and was towed into Iranian waters for repairs, an Iranian foreign ministry official said, according to the ISNA news agency.Further details on the ship, the Panamanian-flagged Riah, will be announced later, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said, according to the semi-offficial ISNA. Iran responded after a request for assistance from the tanker, the report said.The Iranian comments did little to clarify exactly what happened to the Riah. The vessel was passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the shipping chokepoint at the mouth of the Gulf, before it went silent more than two days ago in unexplained circumstances, according to the Associated Press. The news agency said the U.S. “has suspicions” that Iran took control of the tanker, citing an unidentified defense official.The disappearance was first reported by CNN, which said U.S. intelligence increasingly believed the tanker had been forced into Iranian waters by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps but that some Gulf sources suggested the ship simply broke down and was towed by Iran.Earlier, a United Arab Emirates official said the ship isn’t owned or operated by the U.A.E. and hadn’t sent out a distress call.While details are unclear, if the Riah was seized, it would seem an unusual target for Iran. The vessel is 30 years old and tiny. Its capacity is 2,000 dead weight tons, according to the MarineTraffic website. That’s only a fraction of the almost 160,000-ton capacity of the British Heritage, the U.K. oil tanker harassed by Iranian ships last week while exiting the Persian Gulf.Why Tanker Attacks Raise Fears Over Strait of Hormuz: QuickTakeWhile Iran has been blamed for attacks on merchant shipping in recent months, it has denied responsibility. The main threats it has made in the past few weeks have been against the U.K. after British Royal Marines helped authorities in Gibraltar seize the supertanker as it carried Iranian crude in the Mediterranean Sea seemingly bound for Syria.In May and June, six tankers were attacked just outside the Gulf. A British Navy frigate intervened this month to stop Iranian boats from blocking the BP Plc-operated British Heritage as it was exiting the waters.U.K. Navy Intervenes After Iran Tries to Stop British Oil TankerThe U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, declined to comment when contacted by Bloomberg.\--With assistance from Anthony DiPaola and Golnar Motevalli.To contact the reporters on this story: Zainab Fattah in Dubai at zfattah@bloomberg.net;Verity Ratcliffe in Dubai at vratcliffe1@bloomberg.net;Zoya Khan in New York at zkhan79@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Bill Faries, Larry LiebertFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
'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.
US kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:51:37 -0400
US kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter programIn a significant break with a longtime NATO ally, the Trump administration on Wednesday said Turkey can no longer be part of the American F-35 fighter jet program. The White House did not say explicitly that Turkey will be kicked out of the F-35 program, but the Pentagon was expected to do so. Turkey makes numerous components for the stealth aircraft, which is sold internationally.
California’s Sanctuary City Nightmare: 6 Reasons This Policy Is a Disaster
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:55:00 -0400
California’s Sanctuary City Nightmare: 6 Reasons This Policy Is a DisasterIllegal immigrants released by local police in California after their arrests for minor offenses go on to be charged with more serious crimes such as murder, rape, and assault, according to a new government report.Those crimes could have been prevented if these sanctuary jurisdictions had turned over those accused to federal immigration officials for deportation, the report suggests.In one case, police in San Francisco arrested an illegal immigrant from Honduras again and again over nine months as he repeatedly was released and then booked again for more offenses rather than turned over to federal officials.The cases are documented in the newly published quarterly Declined Detainer Report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement covering January, February, and March 2018. The report focuses solely on California jurisdictions, although most large municipalities across the country adopted “sanctuary” policies that prohibit local law enforcement from assisting federal immigration authorities. California is a sanctuary state.   When ICE determines an illegal immigrant accused of a criminal offense is in police custody, the agency issues a detainer. The paperwork is supposed to ensure the alleged offender will be transferred to federal authorities at the conclusion of his or her time in the local jail, instead of being released. But sanctuary jurisdictions—as a matter of policy—ignore the detainers, which in some cases means the criminal illegal immigrants are released and able to commit new crimes rather than be deported. The report says:
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.
Australia calls on China to let Uighur mother and son leave
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:31:30 -0400
Australia calls on China to let Uighur mother and son leaveAustralia's government on Wednesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, days after co-signing a letter denouncing Beijing's treatment of the Muslim minority. China has rounded up an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic-speaking minorities into re-education camps in tightly controlled Xinjiang region, in the country's northwest. Sadam Abdusalam has campaigned for months for his Uighur wife, Nadila Wumaier, and their son Lutifeier, whom he has never met, to be allowed to come to Australia.
CNN criticised for inviting white supremacist Richard Spencer on air to discuss Trump racism
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:50:50 -0400
CNN criticised for inviting white supremacist Richard Spencer on air to discuss Trump racismCNN has been widely criticised for allowing a white supremacist to appear on the network to talk about Donald Trump’s racist tweets.Richard Spencer was described as a “white nationalist” when he came on Jake Tapper’s The Lead programme on Tuesday to discuss the president’s call for four congresswoman of colour to “go back” to the countries “from which they came”.Viewers, anti-racism campaigners and media commentators all condemned the decision to give airtime to a man who shouted “Hail Trump!” in front of a crowd seen celebrating the 2016 election win with Nazi salutes.“Today on its valuable airwaves, CNN gave a platform to white nationalist Richard Spencer. There is literally nothing productive Spencer brings to the conversation. Whoever made this shameful decision should be fired,” said author Steve Krakauer.“CNN invited an open white supremacist on national television today,” tweeted reporter Carlos Maza. “This isn’t a news network with journalistic ethics. It’s a circus that’s willing to help promote open racists for attention.”Spencer suggested there wasn’t enough substance or passion behind the president’s racism when he spoke to Mr Tapper on live TV, saying “he gives us nothing outside of racist tweets”.“Many white nationalists will eat up this red meat that Donald Trump is throwing out there. I am not one of them. I recognise the con game going on.”> CNN has on-air debates among hosts over the journalism ethics of interviewing Kellyanne Conway and other members of the Trump administration, but apparently putting Richard Spencer on the air is a no-brainer.> > — Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) > > July 16, 2019The CNN host responded to criticism on Twitter by pointing out that the network’s correspondent Sara Sidner regularly covers racists and white supremacists. “She did a taped package for cnn about the reaction of white supremacists to the president’s tweets,” Mr Tapper tweeted.Spencer, a key figure at the notorious “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017, has reportedly been banned from entering 26 countries in Europe’s visa-free Schengen area.Although Facebook has shut down pages associated with Spencer, the far-right activist shared his CNN interview on Twitter after it aired on Tuesday.“Spencer will turn this into a new wave of attention within his own media ecosystem, where CNN has now just legitimated a litany of white supremacists,” Joan Donovan, a director at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Centre, told The Daily Beast.
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.
Ukraine says transport organizer of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jail
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:25:07 -0400
Ukraine says transport organizer of missile that shot down MH-17 plane in jailUkraine said on Wednesday a rebel who organized the trailer carrying the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner in 2014 had been captured two years ago and was now serving a sentence in Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine during a rebellion by Russian-backed separatists, killing all 298 people on board. A Dutch-led team of investigators has blamed Russia for supplying the surface-to-air missile that shot it down.
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