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Derek Chauvin used excessive force on George Floyd: LAPD expert

A Los Angeles Police Department expert on police use of force offered paid testimony Tuesday that Derek Chauvin used excessive force during George Floyd’s police custody death. LAPD Sgt. Jody Stiger, who said he received nearly $13,000 to testify in the case, said at Chauvin’s murder trial that the former Minneapolis cop’s knee restraint on...
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Supreme Court hears arguments over Obama's immigration actions
The eight-member U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that tests the limits of presidential power. At issue is President Obama's executive actions on immigration reform. Jan Crawford has more.
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Candidates make final push before New York primaries
The latest CBS News Battleground tracker shows former New York Senator Hillary Clinton with a 10-point lead over Brooklyn native Bernie Sanders. On the Republican front, New York businessman Donald Trump leads with more support than all of his competitors combined. Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett report.
Recovery efforts begin after Ecuador earthquake
A massive recovery effort is underway in Ecuador after Saturday's devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. The search for survivors continues even as the first funerals were held. David Begaud reports.
Daunte Wright shooting: Is progressive push putting due process in jeopardy?
The right to due process – protected under the U.S. Constitution – has transformed into a point of contention in the Minnesota city of Brooklyn Center after former Officer Kim Potter fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, evoking several consecutive nights of civil unrest that has spilled into Minneapolis.
President Obama on U.S. troops in Iraq, classified 9/11 report pages
President Obama sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose on Monday, where they discussed the decision to send more U.S. troops to Iraq, and if the mysterious 28 pages of 9/11 documents should remain classified.
Floodwaters wash over Texas
Houston filled up like a bathtub with a broken faucet as a relentless storm dumped more than a foot of rain on Texas. On Monday, residents waded to higher ground as more than a thousand homes flooded. Omar Villafranca has more.
Dogecoin Price Tracker, Updates as Joke Cryptocurrency Hits Record High
The value of the meme cryptocurrency soared from late January, rising by more than 800 percent at one point and climbing on a sharp incline from early April.
Strange Black Bear Photos Show Animal Standing Like a Man in North Carolina
"To be honest, when we both first saw it, we weren't even sure it was real," said college student Erin McAllister.
At least four people hospitalized with gunshot wounds, police say
Some 'walking wounded' traveled to hospital themselves
Why is voter turnout in New York so low?
As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lead the polls in New York, Bernie Sanders is saying that he'd have a better chance if voter turnout in New York was higher. What's keeping New Yorkers away from the polls? CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris and Vox senior correspondent Liz Plank join CBSN to discuss.
Possible terror attack in Israel
A bus explosion has injured at least 15 people in Jerusalem on Monday. CBS Radio News' Robert Berger joins CBSN from Israel with the latest.
Web Extra: Ron Fournier talks about his new book, "Love That Boy"
In this "Face the Nation" Web Extra, Ron Fournier of the National Journal discusses his latest book, "Love That Boy." The book is about his relationship with his son, who was diagnosed with autism six years ago.
Physicist Michio Kaku on the earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan
Deadly earthquakes hit Ecuador and Japan within days of each other, and rescue and recovery efforts are underway in both countries. The death toll continues to rise in Ecuador, jumping from 250 to 350 in a matter of hours. With more on the science behind these earthquakes, CBS News contributor and physicist Michio Kaku joins CBSN with more.
Pence receives pacemaker after slow heart rate: What to know
Breaking news Thursday revealed former Vice President Mike Pence underwent surgery to implant a pacemaker after experiencing a slow heart rate. But what is this device and how does it work?
Report: Human smugglers increasingly use Facebook to advertise services on the US-Mexico border
Human smugglers are increasingly utilizing Facebook to advertise services to migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border, according to a report released Friday by a tech transparency group.
Donald Trump raises fears of violent protests if he doesn't get nomination
Republican front-runner Donald Trump has raised the possibility there could be violent protests if he wins the most delegates but does not become the presidential nominee. Trump says the possibility of a contested convention shows the Republican nominating system is "rigged." With more, Real Clear Politics' Caitlin Huey-Burns and CBS' senior political editor Steve Chaggaris join CBSN.
Hayley Hasselhoff, David Hasselhoff’s daughter, becomes first curve model to land a European Playboy cover
Hayley Hasselhoff made history as the first curve model to appear on the cover of Playboy Germany.
Hedgehogs to cuddle at Japanese cafe
A cafe in Japan offers customers hedgehogs to hold while sipping their coffee or tea.
How to watch Prince Philip's funeral
Millions of people around the world are expected to tune into Prince Philip's funeral service on Saturday, which will be broadcast by major television networks and streamed online.
How to watch Prince Philip's funeral
Millions of people around the world are expected to tune into Prince Philip's funeral service on Saturday, which will be broadcast by major television networks and streamed online.
Supreme Court hears case on Obama's immigration policy
The Supreme Court hears arguments today on President Obama's controversial immigration policy that allows some illegal immigrants to apply for legal status in the United States. With analysis on this major executive action, CBS' Paula Reid joins CBSN from Washington, D.C.
Colombia answers one of the biggest and least funded migrant crises. Would it work in the US?
"Some governments have approached migration ... with xenophobia," says Colombian president Ivan Duque. "You don't have to be a rich country to do the right thing."
Obama being pushed to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudis
A classified portion of the 9/11 report known as the "28 pages" contains details that may connect some members of the Saudi royal family to Al Quaeda and the Septemeber 11 terror attacks. Some victims' families want to sue the Saudi government. CBS' Chip Reid explains from the White House.
Afghan Interpreters Risked Their Lives to Help the U.S. We Must Not Abandon Them
When America sent its sons and daughters off to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, it enlisted a second Army in the fight against global terrorism—local allies, to help build bases, support our forces, and perhaps most vitally, interpret. These interpreters served as our cultural and linguistic bridge to the society around us. We could not…
Humans solve problems by adding complexity, even when it’s against our best interests
The study’s findings are especially relevant in the realm of public policy, where the simplest solution is often the hardest to spot.
Country star Carly Pearce released a powerful revenge album — and it’s not what you would expect
Carly Pearce, who will perform Sunday on the ACM Awards, opened up about her personal life on her new record "29."
Even if the pandemic abates, FitXR thinks home fitness is the future
FitXR launched a subscription plan to its virtual gym with the idea that at-home fitness is here to stay.
Column: Bernie Madoff wanted to beat the Wall Street 'club.' So do today's crypto hotshots
It's unlikely Bernie Madoff ever got into cryptocurrency from his prison cell, but he might have appreciated the logic.
Mall department stores were struggling. The pandemic has pushed them to the edge of extinction.
Half the country’s remaining mall-based department stores are expected to shutter by 2025.
Why do the Oscars matter?
The Oscars have never seemed so inconsequential. Here's what significance they actually hold.
As the tourism industry returns, 3 million workers wait for a callback
Even as travel returns, some big companies are making do with fewer employees, leaving millions of workers out of a job.
Security tight at the Boston Marathon
The Boston Marathon is underway today, and security is a top priority. In 2013, two bombs exploded near the marathon's finish line, killing three and leaving dozens injured. CBS' Jeff Pegues is at the marathon to explain how authorities are keeping the city safe.
Man seeks pals he once persuaded to ship him around the world in a crate
Homesick while working in Australia, Brian Robson didn't have enough money to travel home to Wales. So he came up with a madcap idea: Ship himself in a crate via airfreight to London for a fraction of the fare.
Carolina Herrera's creative director on fashion post-pandemic
On "Facing Forward," Margaret Brennan talks with Carolina Herrera Creative Director Wes Gordon on fashion post-pandemic
Science journalist says earth is on "verge of another mass extinction"
The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert spoke to CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett this week on "The Takeout" podcast.
Biden Shouldn't Stop at Afghanistan Troop Withdrawals | Opinion
By arguing that U.S. troops must police and protect the nations of the world, we dismiss the autonomy of foreign civilians and fail to view them as capable of determining their own political affairs.
A cybersecurity expert who promoted claims of fraud in the 2020 election is leading the GOP-backed recount of millions of ballots in Arizona
The effort in Maricopa County, which local officials have resisted, is the most extensive endeavor still underway to scrutinize President Biden’s win.
Biden’s picks to shore up the federal government’s cybersecurity face a big task ahead
The Government Accountability Office and a bipartisan group of lawmakers say the administration must move with alacrity to develop a strong national cyberdefense strategy.
Biden hosts Japan’s Suga as first foreign leader at the White House
The new president signals a focus on Asia by making Japan’s leader his first in-person foreign guest.
Three District teenagers, each 18, plead guilty to day-long spree of eight armed carjackings Oct. 26
Teens have driven a brutal spike in carjackings, even before March’s unrelated fatal attack on food delivery driver.
John Yoo: Democrats' court packing push is next step in radical march to destroy another American institution
Speaking on Thursday from the Supreme Court steps, Democratic political leaders introduced legislation to expand the Court from 9 to 13 Justices.
Leap started as a hobby. Now, it’s a multimillion-dollar platform.
The app is used by contractors to manage projects such as roof replacements and kitchen remodels.
Cars Will Take the Streets Back Unless Cities Act Quickly
Amid the devastation caused by the pandemic, an urban awakening occurred. It would have been international news on its own, had the health crisis not overshadowed it. As businesses and offices closed their doors, cities opened their streets for residents and restaurants hungry for space and socially distant outdoor activity—a radical transformation of asphalt into active places at an astonishing scale and pace. The revival of street life revealed how much of their own vitality cities had conceded to cars. But this sudden flowering is now in peril as traffic returns.In April 2020, rush-hour traffic in the United States dropped by three-quarters. A renaissance of bike riding began in hundreds of cities around the globe, supported by new temporary lanes and pedestrian-priority street redesigns in places such as Austin, Boston, and Oakland. City officials converted hundreds of streets and individual vehicular lanes and thousands of parking spaces in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., for better uses. Local residents dusted off patio and camping chairs and set them out in the street to play bingo. People strolled and spoke with neighbors, assumed lotus position at mid-block yoga sessions, played pickleball, danced, or just watched the world go by on roadbeds previously reserved for cars.[Tom Vanderbilt: The pandemic shows what cars have done to cities]When restaurants reopened, dining al fresco became the safest way for patrons to support them and their employees. New York City alone reclaimed 10,000 parking spaces for outdoor seating—offering a lifeline to thousands of restaurants. San Francisco’s Valencia Street in the Mission District became a weekend restaurant street. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot expanded a successful summertime dining-streets program including more than 300 restaurants into the colder seasons and announced a competition to design structures to keep diners safe and warm.The car-free-streets trend spread far beyond the usual list of progressive cities. Among those reallocating space for biking, walking, or outdoor drinking and dining were Boise, Idaho; Salt Lake City; Tampa, Florida; Milwaukee; Nashville; and Louisville, Kentucky. A survey of 130 American mayors found that 92 percent of cities had created some kind of outdoor-dining program by last summer.Although New York, Seattle, and other cities are making recent street-level changes permanent, others, including San Diego, are treating last year’s car-free streets as just a pandemic fling. Many others, such as D.C., appear poised to let some or all of last year’s improvements lapse.For cities to return to the pre-pandemic status quo would be a historic blunder. Last year’s innovations provided a road map—no pun intended—for undoing the planning sins of the 20th century. With traffic congestion still well below normal levels, and with the memory of car-free streets still fresh, cities can keep reducing their dependence on private vehicle ownership by making their streets more attractive and accessible to people without cars. Of the 130 mayors interviewed last summer by Boston University researchers, nearly half said they had closed some roads to through traffic, and about a third had shut some roads to all car traffic. Sadly, only a handful intended to make the changes permanent. A majority, the survey found, “have not embraced the pandemic as an opportunity to fundamentally reimagine how they allocate space in the public realm, particularly roadways.”Americans have paid dearly for a transportation system that didn’t work well before the pandemic. Even in many of the country’s densest cities, roads prioritize personal cars, trucks, and SUVs, making car ownership a virtual requirement to reach most jobs and services. Motor-vehicle emissions are the leading cause of American air pollution and a major contributor to climate change. Despite more than a century of building new and wider roads, traffic congestion had steadily increased in cities before the pandemic, and many people don’t have enough choices for getting around. Forty-five percent of Americans lack access to public transportation, and 9 percent of households lack access to a car. Even in highly urbanized areas, complete sidewalk networks and adequate crossings for pedestrians are far from a given. In many areas, roadways are designed so exclusively for motor vehicles that the idea of riding a bike is viewed as reckless.[Greg Shill: Americans shouldn’t have to drive, but the law insists on it]In part because of these planning choices, every year since World War II more than 30,000 people have died on American roads. In a grim irony, last year’s plunge in traffic congestion turned streets into deadly speedways, causing 42,000 people to lose their life in a motor-vehicle crash—the highest level in 13 years and the largest one-year increase in nearly a century.Especially in cities, the most effective way to prevent these dangers is through roadway redesigns that reduce car speeding and promote other ways of getting around. Instead, local governments and tech companies alike are counting on smarter cars to miraculously reduce traffic congestion and roadside casualties. For some time, 2020 had been hyped as the year of driverless cars, expected to usher in a new era of safe, robotically enabled mobility. But that promise remains an elusive fantasy in 2021, and Americans can’t pin our hopes on smarter cars to reverse the problems caused by their internal-combustion ancestors. When the pandemic finally eases, many cities will be left with battered transit systems, a renewed influx of traditional cars, and the same roadways—an outcome that few, if any, U.S. cities are doing enough to forestall.[Derek Thompson: Superstar cities are in trouble]The Biden administration can help to some degree, and it is saying the right things. “You should not have to own a car to prosper in this country,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tweeted last month, “no matter what kind of community you’re living in.” President Joe Biden recently unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that would double federal spending on public transportation systems in cities, to $85 billion, and devote another $20 billion to improving roadway safety. It also includes $20 billion to undo the damage highways have inflicted on cities, particularly in Black neighborhoods.Biden and Buttigieg can do another major service for cities: fix the federal government’s arcane, outdated, absurdly car-centric yet hugely influential street-design manual, which state and local transportation planners use to make a host of decisions—how wide roadway lanes should be, how bike lanes should be marked, where to install crosswalks and traffic signals. Currently under revision, the guide (with the aptly cumbersome name “Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices”) focuses far more on maintaining car traffic flow than on facilitating transit or assisting pedestrians and cyclists, and it is silent on the kind of mixed-use streets that emerged during the pandemic.Making pandemic-era bike lanes and outdoor-dining areas permanent fixtures should not require a global calamity, but cities outside the United States have taken far better advantage of the opportunity than their American counterparts. Having converted the Rue de Rivoli into a car-free corridor during the height of the pandemic, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo this year announced a $300 million plan to remake the fabled Champs-Élysées into an “extraordinary garden” of pedestrian-focused space, and reclaim half of the city’s 140,000 parking spaces.To serve their residents well, U.S. cities can’t just return to the pre-pandemic norm. They need to come back more resilient, more sustainable, more economically connected, and more equitable. Reclaiming city streets from the domination of cars is never easy, but it will never be easier than it is right now.
Donald Trump calls nomination process "rigged" as Ted Cruz cuts into delegate lead
Republican front-runner Donald Trump continued his feud with the RNC over the weekend, calling the presidential nomination process "rigged" and "crooked." With analysis, CBS' Major Garrett talks with CBSN from the Trump Tower in New York City.
Free food for paying your taxes; another drop in oil prices; and Amazon's new Prime deal: #CBSNBusiness headlines
It's Tax Day -- and taxpayers can find discounts and even free food at certain chains; oil prices have fallen sharply; and Amazon revamps its Prime offerings. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels from the New York Stock Exchange.
Last week, coronavirus killed 3 people every minute in Brazil
Experts warn Brazil could soon suffer an "unimaginable loss of lives" if it doesn't change course in its fight against coronavirus. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports from Sao Paulo.
9 Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced For 2019 Protests
Nine activists and lawmakers were sentenced to prison terms Friday for their participation in the 2019 anti-government protests.