Bill de Blasio caves to absurd ‘defund the police’ movement: Goodwin

Reader Jay Roberts raises the burning question of the day, one that has sparked a lively debate with one of his friends. He writes, “You say Mayor de Blasio is a ‘putz’ but my friend says he’s a ‘schmuck.’ I suggest we send the mayor a letter asking for his opinion. A putz wouldn’t answer it,...
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Crushing an Inwood eatery just because you don’t like how its owner voted
If you own a small business and voted for President Trump in 2016 or are thinking you might vote for him this year, you might want to keep it to yourself. Because if your oh-so-tolerant, oh-so-open-minded progressive customers find out about your grave political transgressions, they might just organize a boycott campaign against your firm...
Week 9: Watch the 'Do the Right Thing' live chat on the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown
Film critic Justin Chang hosts a virtual meetup discussing Spike Lee's"Do the Right Thing" on the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.
Mets’ Michael Wacha threw in parking lot during coronavirus break
Jacob deGrom pitched a simulated game Thursday and looked sharp over three innings, but if the Mets plan on contending this season, they will need contributions from their entire rotation — which is where Michael Wacha comes in. The right-hander is one of the Mets starters looking for a bounce-back season — along with fellow...
Kanye West ‘struggling’ with bipolar disorder: report
West "[had] been doing well for a long time."
Robert Fuller’s hanging death in California was suicide, police say
LOS ANGELES — A police investigation confirmed suicide was the cause of death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month, authorities said Thursday. The investigation revealed Robert Fuller, a 24-year-old homeless man, suffered from mental illness and took his own life early on June 10...
More Public Funding, Fewer Legal Obligations
The Supreme Court says Catholic-school teachers aren’t protected by anti-discrimination law.
When ‘diversity training’ is all about feeding racism
Last month, the city of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an e-mail inviting “white city employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness,” a program designed to help white workers examine their “complicity in . . . white supremacy” and “interrupt racism in ways that are accountable to black, indigenous and...
Trade groups offering $100,000 reward after noose found at Facebook data center
Two construction trade groups are offering a $100,000 reward after a noose was found at the Facebook data center in Altooona on Juneteenth.
Cam Newton wants to ‘stick it up everyone’s a--’ with Patriots
AFC East teams, take note: The chip on Cam Newton’s shoulder isn’t going away anytime soon.
CNN's Chris Cuomo called out for mocking rise of crime on Tuesday, taking it seriously Wednesday
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was called out for changing his tune about the rise in crime across the country, taking it seriously just one day after making light of the disturbing trend.
Wisconsin man 'targeting a White person' killed motorcyclist, prosecutors say
Police in Fond du Lac, Wis., say a 27-year-old man intentionally slammed his pickup head-on into a motorcyclist because he was “targeting a White person,” leaving the rider dead last week, investigators said Thursday.
Inspiration Games offers a 'strange' experience for world-class athletes
The Inspiration Games give Allyson Felix, Tianna Bartoletta and others a chance to compete against other Olympic stars amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Bill Bennett warns Supreme Court ruling could let DAs 'go after presidents ... and tie them up in knots'
Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett argued on "Special Report" Thursday that the 2020 election will be decided by "things we already know about" rather than President Trump's tax returns.
Naya Rivera’s 4-year-old son was wearing a life jacket — but she wasn’t
Video evidence recovered from the dock showed that Rivera and her son were the only two aboard the vessel — which was found out on the water by boat rental staffers.
Roger Goodell shamefully silent about DeSean Jackson’s Hitler posts
You can come out, now, Roger! In his continuing role as the NFL’s Neville Chamberlain — the British prime minister who appeased Nazi Germany until it was too late to prevent World War II — Roger Goodell continues to pander to the bad acts at the risk of imperiling the good and welfare — and...
Joe Biden’s economic plan: Paste Trumpian slogans on Obama-plus policies
“Make it in America,” “Buy American,” “Stand up for America”: Those aren’t President Trump’s campaign talking points, but Joe Biden’s. The Democratic candidate unveiled his economic platform Thursday, saying, “When the federal government spends taxpayers’ money, we should use it to buy American products and support American jobs.” This, from the man who voted for...
2020 Daily Trail Markers: Supreme Court rules on Trump tax returns
In one case, the high court ruled 7-2 in favor of Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance, who is conducting a criminal investigation into the president's business dealings and hush-money payments.
Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky governor's Covid-19 executive orders -- the same day he requires masks
A circuit judge ordered Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to Covid-19 on the same day that the Democrat signed an executive order mandating that Kentuckians must wear a facial covering or mask in public in certain situations.
Top Pentagon officials say Russian bounty program not corroborated
Defense secretary says Russian bounty program was taken seriously but not corroborated by intelligence agencies.
De Blasio still has no clue how to reverse the crime wave
“A lot will be done preparing for this weekend to change the reality on the ground,” Mayor de Blasio vowed Tuesday, while offering not a hint of concrete detail on how he aims to end the surge in violent crime. Thursday, he made noises about redeploying cops (as the NYPD has always done) plus bringing...
Michael Cohen back in custody after refusing terms of home confinement
Cohen had been furloughed in May over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic within the federal prison system.
Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans
Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last week.
NYC beachgoers bummed by lack of lifeguards — which is causing unsocial distancing
Long stretches of surf still remain off-limits due to a lack of lifeguards — making it tough to socially distance in the waters where taking a dip is allowed.
911 call reporting ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera missing released by authorities
"We found a little girl in the boat by herself and the mom is nowhere to be found."
Coronavirus hospitalizations jump 97% in Orange County in less than a month
The increase has prompted hospitals in the region to begin to prepare for a surge of sick patients, according to the director of the Orange County Health Care Agency.
With NYC in crisis, de Blasio wastes time on stupid stunt baiting Trump
With the MTA fearing it will have to shut down whole subway lines, New York City itself facing tens of billions in red ink in the years ahead, shootings and homicides soaring, the city’s housing market collapsing and an ongoing pandemic that threatens to make Gotham suddenly a far less desirable place to live, Mayor...
Court filing alleges $400K paid to Zion Williamson family in '18
The legal fight over NBA rookie Zion Williamson’s endorsement potential now includes an allegation that his family received $400,000 from a marketing agency before his lone season for Duke.
Zoo toy creator puts on a puppet show for his neighborhood with no strings attached
At a time when so many are starving for entertainment, a Chicago man is captivating his neighborhood with a lockdown puppet show from his own balcony. Adriana Diaz reports.
Divers and rescuers continue search for missing actress Naya Rivera
Divers and rescuers are scouring California’s Lake Piru for missing actress Naya Rivera. Rivera, best known for her role in "Glee," has been missing since Wednesday. Jamie Yuccas reports.
Biden unveils economic recovery plan as Trump signs Hispanic prosperity initiative
As the Labor Department released new unemployment numbers, a Monmouth University poll reveals a sharp shift in views on race along party lines. CBS News campaign reporter Nicole Sganga joins Elaine Quijano on CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest on the campaign trail and the future of the president's rallies.
New video shows moments after Breonna Taylor shooting
Newly-released video in the deadly police shooting of Breonna Taylor shows the chaotic moments after she was shot. Jericka Duncan has the latest.
In TikTok videos, Bill Nye is begging you to wear a mask
Science educator Bill Nye posted two TikToks literally begging you to wear a mask.
MLB releases 2021 schedule; all 30 teams to open on April 1
Major League Baseball will open the 2021 season on April 1 and hopes to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968.
Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Indian Land
"Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation ... Because Congress has not said other­wise, we hold the government to its word," wrote Justice Gorsuch.
Death of Black man found hanging from tree ruled a suicide: Police
Robert Fuller had prior reports of suicidal idealization and he had disclosed that "he did have a plan to kill himself," according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
Pentagon: US will respond if bounty reports true
Top Pentagon leaders told Congress that reports of Russia offering Taliban militants bounties for killing Americans were not corroborated by defense intelligence agencies, but said the U.S. will respond if necessary. (July 9)
Nevertheless Film Festival requires gender equality behind the camera
Nevertheless Film Festival requires gender equality behind the camera
Zoo animals cool off as Chicago swelters
A Chicago area zoo is providing icy treats to help the animals cool off during a summer heat wave (July 9)
AP reporter discusses new transcripts in Floyd case
The transcripts for body camera videos of officers in George Floyd's death were made public Wednesday. Associated Press' Amy Forliti, who has been covering the case since the beginning, says they provide more details of Floyd's last moments. (July 7)
Glass vial shortage could delay deployment of coronavirus vaccine
Even if a coronavirus vaccine is proven safe and effective, there are concerns that a global shortage of glass for vaccine vials could delay mass production. Imtiaz Tyab reports for the series "Racing to a Cure."
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley 'especially disappointed' with Big Ten's conference-only decision for fall sports
Chuck Grassley tweeted his criticism of the Big Ten three days after he announced he will not attend this year's RNC, citing coronavirus concerns.
Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump tax returns
The Supreme Court rejected the argument that President Trump is immune from investigation while in office, and cleared the way for prosecutors to see his financial records. Jan Crawford reports.
California, Florida and Texas see record new virus deaths
America's three biggest states, California, Florida and Texas, are all reporting their largest single-day death toll since the pandemic began. David Begnaud reports.
Latino community in Texas hit hard by virus outbreak
The Latino community in Texas is being hit the hardest and account for nearly 29% of coronavirus deaths in the state. Mireya Villarreal reports.
‘Avengers’ Directors Back Anthony Mackie’s Diversity Criticisms: “He’s Not Wrong At All”
Mackie told Variety last month that "every single person has been white" in seven Marvel movies he's worked on.
Death Of Robert Fuller, Who Was Found Hanging From Tree, Ruled Suicide
Fuller's death on June 10 was initially ruled a suicide, but that conclusion outraged his family, who insisted that he would not take his own life.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Thursday, July 9, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News" with Margaret Brennan.