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CBS News special: "Man on the Moon"
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:50:21 -0400
On the 50th anniversary, two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk: Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and the man who reported it. Hosted by "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell.
Watch: Apollo 11 launch on CBS 50 years ago today
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:25:06 -0400
50 years ago, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite brought the frontier of outer space to televisions across America
"Man on the Moon:" The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:20:15 -0400
CBS New relives the momentous 1969 moon walk as told by two legends -- Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and the man who reported it
Allie Long gifted new key to NYC after original was stolen
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 01:36:15 -0400
Allie Long asked New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for a new key to the city — after hers was stolen from her hotel room last week. Today, she got her wish
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 01:20:41 -0400
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who was nominated by President Ford in 1975 who later became a leading liberal voice, has died. He was 99.
ACLU files lawsuit against Trump administration asylum rules
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 01:07:54 -0400
Under new rules, migrants who pass through another country on their way to the U.S. will be ineligible for asylum
John Paul Stevens, retired Supreme Court Justice, has died
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:55:00 -0400
Nominated as a moderate by President Gerald Ford, Stevens became the leader of the court's liberal wing
Tlaib says Trump is "biggest bully" she's dealt with in her lifetime
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:43:00 -0400
Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King
7/16: CBS Evening News
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:11:31 -0400
Congress votes on resolution condemning Trump's racist tweets; inside CBS News' coverage of the historic Apollo 11 launch.
7/16/19: CBSN Evening News
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:07:31 -0400
Growing backlash to Trump's racist Tweets; CBS News legacy covering Apollo 11.
Jeff Bezos and Caroline Kennedy on plans to head back to the moon
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:50:48 -0400
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell sat down with Jeff Bezos and Caroline Kennedy. They discussed the future of space travel, along with plans to put the first woman on the moon. Bezos hopes his moon lander will be on that mission.
7/16/19: Red and Blue
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:45:13 -0400
House votes on resolution over Trump's tweets; historical perspective of Trump's racist tweets
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:38:48 -0400
John Paul Stevens, who served the third-longest term in Supreme Court history, has died. He was 99. CBS News legal analyst Jan Crawford reports on Stevens' life and legacy on the court.
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: The "60 Minutes" Interview
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:08:18 -0400
In 2010, Justice Stevens gave Scott Pelley a tour of the Supreme Court and spoke about some of its biggest cases
Tlaib calls Trump "the biggest bully I've ever had to deal with"
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:08:03 -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."
John Paul Stevens: Almost 35 years on the bench
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:28:28 -0400
Former Justice Stevens talked about the decisions that have changed our times, including the 2000 presidential election and a showdown over Gitmo prisoners
Supreme Court Justice Stevens Opens Up
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:14:31 -0400
Scott Pelley interviews Justice John Paul Stevens upon his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court after 35 years.
Ocasio-Cortez "absolutely" willing to meet with Pelosi
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:13:03 -0400
In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King on Tuesday, Democratic Reps. Alexia Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib spoke about recent tensions with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Ocasio-Cortez said she would "absolutely" meet with her.
Trump, Biden trade barbs on China
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:10:48 -0400
President Trump hit back at former Vice President Joe Biden's criticism of his foreign policy, calling him weak. This comes as Biden continues to face pressure from California Sen. Kamala Harris for his past opposition to federally mandated busing to help desegregate schools. The Hill's Julia Manchester joined CBSN to break down the day's campaign news.
U.S. releases report on migrant children separation ahead of ICE raids
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 21:10:48 -0400
A new report was released on the repercussions of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The widely condemned policy -- which Donald Trump was forced to rescind last summer -- led to the separation of more than 2,600 migrant children from their parents or legal guardians. CBS News politics reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez and CBS News contributor Leslie Sanchez joined CBSN to discuss the report's findings and what to expect from forthcoming ICE raids.
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Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figures
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:08:16 -0400
Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figuresItalian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. Three men were arrested, including a customs officer who has previously stood for parliament for an extreme right party. During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Subsequent checks showed the weapon was in working condition but lacked an explosive charge. A big cache of guns and ammunition was seized by the Turin special police force Credit: FRANCESCO AMMENDOLA,HO/AFP/Getty Images Police said the suspects had tried to sell the missile in conversations with contacts on the WhatsApp messaging network. Among other weapons uncovered were 26 guns, 20 bayonets, 306 gun parts, including silencers and rifle scopes, and more than 800 bullets of various calibres. The arms were primarily from Austria, Germany and the United States. Police also seized Nazi memorabilia from the properties. "The police investigation ... came into being because of the activities of some Italian fighters with extremist backgrounds who had taken part in the armed conflict in the Ukrainian region of Donbass," the police statement said. More than 10,000 people have been killed since 2014 in fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine.
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.
Blackface scandal dampens Virginia governor's fundraising
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:23:28 -0400
Blackface scandal dampens Virginia governor's fundraisingVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam is struggling to raise big money in a key election year after a blackface scandal nearly ended his political career. Virginia governors cannot serve consecutive terms but are typically their party's biggest fundraisers for off-year legislative elections. All 140 seats in the General Assembly are on the ballot in November, and Virginia is the only state where Democrats have a chance of flipping control of the legislature this year.
Man 'shot polar bear and left its body outside his home for five months'
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:29:39 -0400
Man 'shot polar bear and left its body outside his home for five months'A man has been charged with killing a polar bear and leaving the body to rot outside his home in Alaska for five months.Christopher Gordon, 35, allegedly shot the animal dead when it ventured into his front yard to try and eat some butchered whale meat.He then failed to report the polar bear carcass or attempt to “harvest” it for food between December 2018 and May this year.Gordon also allowed the bear to be covered with snow, which resulted in one of its legs being ripped off by a passing snowplough.Finally, on 22 May, he burned the carcass at the village dump in Kaktovik.He is now facing up to one year in prison and a $100,000 (£80,000) fine if convicted of the federal crime of “knowingly taking a polar bear in a manner unlawful under the Marine Mammal Protection Act”.Prosecutors say that the killing of the bear was not done in legal self defence and that he “left the harvestable remains to waste”.“Gordon allegedly left butchered whale meat outside in front of his yard of his residence for a substantial period of time, which attracted polar bear, as well as other animals to his front yard,” said federal prosecutor Ryan Tansey.“He then allegedly shot and killed the polar bear because it was trying to eat the improperly stored whale meat.”Gordon has also been charged with the state offence of wasteful taking of a marine animal.The investigation was carried out by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.Gordon declined to comment about the case and is scheduled to appear in court in Fairbanks in August.Kaktovik, with a population of just over 250, has experienced increasing encroachment by polar bears in recent years due to the disappearing Arctic sea ice.As a result it has become a popular tourist destination, with more than 2,000 people visiting the village during 2017.“These bears are getting used to people,” said council member Mike Gallagher. ”They’re domesticated.”Additional reporting by Associated Press
Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation'
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:47:45 -0400
Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation'Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and his two crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins, were unsure precisely when they left the ground. Aldrin says he and his crewmates were so absorbed in doing their jobs that they were oddly disconnected from how momentous the occasion was as it unfolded for hundreds of millions of people on Earth, watching it all on live television. "I sometimes think the three of us missed 'the big event'," Aldrin said during a 50th anniversary gala at the Ronald Reagan Library outside Los Angeles.
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Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:10:00 -0400
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The B-2 Stealth Bomber Is Now 30 Years Old. Take a Look Inside.
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 03:37:00 -0400
The B-2 Stealth Bomber Is Now 30 Years Old. Take a Look Inside.(Washington, D.C.) Slicing through the sky with bat-like wings, eluding enemy radar with stealth technology, quietly destroying enemy air defenses from 50,000 ft and using computers to merge sensor data with targeting information -- the Air Force’s B-2 bomber … has been in the air attacking targets for “30-Years.”“You pull up the weapons suite screen, align the right weapon with the target and provide input into the DEP - Digital Entry Panel. Then, you enter text into the computer,” Lt. Col. Nicola Polidar, Commander of Detachment 5 of the 29th Training Systems Squadron, told Warrior in an interview.As this happens….the air attack begins.The B-2 took its first flight July 17, 1989 -- so now is the “30-Year Anniversary.” B-2 pilots have operated the sleek, curved air-defense-defying platform for sensitive, highly-dangerous missions many times in recent decades. After blasting onto the scene in the early 90s, the B-2s combat debut came in the late 90s when the aircraft destroyed Serbian targets over Kosovo. Three decades ago, the Air Force and Northrop Grumman thought to massively advance the paradigm for stealth attack, and create a first-of-its kind leap ahead bomber. It was conceived of as a Cold War weapon, engineered to knock out Soviet advanced air defenses. The intent was to build upon and surpass the F-117 Night Hawk’s stealth technology used in the Gulf War.The B-2s stealth configuration, buried engine, low heat signature and “radar absorbent” coating, is meant to not only avoid being hit by enemy weapons, but complete missions without enemies ever knowing it is there. Its core mission: launch secret, quiet, undetected attacks over heavily defended enemy territory to create a safer “air corridor” for less stealthy planes to operate within extremely lethal,otherwise uninhabitable airspace.
Beto O'Rourke says he is descended from slave owners, supports reparations to unite 'two Americas'
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:08:53 -0400
Beto O'Rourke says he is descended from slave owners, supports reparations to unite 'two Americas'The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.
Trump’s Cabinet has become severe headache for his White House
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:04:25 -0400
Trump’s Cabinet has become severe headache for his White HouseThe president who promised an all-star cast instead faces the highest Cabinet turnover in recent history.
India-Pakistan spy case ruling due at world court
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 22:17:38 -0400
India-Pakistan spy case ruling due at world courtThe International Court of Justice will decide Wednesday on India's bid to remove an alleged spy from death row in Pakistan, in a case that has stoked tensions between the South Asian rivals. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a former Indian navy officer, was arrested in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan in March 2016 on charges of espionage. The 48-year-old was then sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in 2017, sparking outrage in India.
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