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EPA takes blame for Colorado mine waste spill

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking the blame for a huge leak of contaminated water into a Colorado river. Government officials said Sunday three million gallons spilled into the Animas River. That is three times larger than the original estimate. The once-clean waterway that was a popular place for kayakers is now filled with yellow, contaminated water. Mireya Villarreal reports from Durango, Colorado.
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Elite NYC private school tells whistleblowing teacher to stay home
A math teacher who publicly accused his elite Manhattan private school of “indoctrinating” students and choking off free speech has been ordered to stay away from campus. Paul Rossi penned a scathing essay last week that cast Grace Church School as a pricey progressive preserve that punished those with unauthorized ideas. The school initially said...
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Minneapolis braces for Derek Chauvin murder trial verdict
As tensions build ahead of a verdict, children in Minneapolis are feeling the anxiety.
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Why Republicans must stand up to Democrats’ court-packing power grab
In 2005, then-Sen. Joe Biden delivered a Senate floor speech about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s doomed 1937 plan to “pack” the Supreme Court. “In an act of great courage, Roosevelt’s own party stood up against this institutional power grab,” Biden recounted. “They did not agree with the judicial activism of the Supreme Court, but they...
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Former prisoner in North Korea discusses captivity
American Kenneth Bae was arrested in North Korea for bringing an external hard drive in his bag, and spent two years imprisoned there before being released. CBS' Margaret Brennan spoke with Bae about his experience, which he now describes as a "blessing".
Watch: motorcycle stalls, causing huge bike pile-up
During a bicycle race in Brooklyn, one of the motorcycles following the bikers stalled in the middle of the track, causing an enormous pile-up.
Biden calls Masters champ Hideki Matsuyama ‘Japanese boy’ in odd compliment
President Biden on Friday awkwardly hailed Masters golf champion Hideki Matsuyama as a “Japanese boy” during a press conference in the Rose Garden with Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Matsuyama, 29, won the Masters Tournament on Sunday at Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club. “Yoshi, I know how proud you are — the people of Japan are —...
Protesters Call Portland Police 'Murderers' After Man Lethally Shot in Park
The protesters screamed phrases like "Quit your jobs!", "Shame on you!", "You guys are murderers!", "We're sick and tired of you murdering people!" and other insults.
Southern states recover from deadly floods, tornadoes
Parts of Texas and Louisiana are recovering from a deadly storm system that is moving East. At least six people died from flash floods over the weekend. CBS' David Begnaud describes the recovery efforts in Louisiana.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Friday, April 16, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
Does Bernie Sanders have a real chance in Indiana?
Despite a string of losses since the New York primary last month, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is running a tight race against Hillary Clinton in tomorrow's Indiana Primary. Sanders continues to argue that a contested convention is likely in July for both parties. CBS' Nancy Cordes explains Sanders' thinking.
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz battle for Indiana and beyond
Donald Trump's strong lead in the polls in Indiana is not what Ted Cruz anticipated one day before the state's primary. Trump says that the Republican nomination is virtually his if he wins Indiana. CBS' Major Garrett has the latest on the race.
On Anti-Asian Hate, Frustration Builds on Biden's Slow Response
Amid a growing wave of anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes, President Joe Biden has faced backlash from some in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community over what's been seen as a slow effort to bring AAPI voices into the White House.
Marjorie Taylor Greene launching 'America First' caucus pushing for 'anglo-Saxon political tradition'
Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is launching a new "America First" caucus, her office confirmed Friday, bringing together a group of far-right lawmakers known for their controversial rhetoric.
Puerto Rico can't pay debt; woman sues Starbucks over ice
Puerto Rico will default on its debt; a woman is suing Starbucks for serving too much ice in drinks; and more. CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Wagner has today's business headlines from the New York Stock Exchange.
Rep. Jim Jordan slams Democrat court-packing attempts as 'quest for power'
Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, joined 'America Reports' Friday to discuss the Democrats' attempt to pack the Supreme Court for 'raw political power.'
Ex-Laker, Nets player Darius Morris sued by woman for alleged assault
Former LA Laker and Brooklyn Nets hoopster Darius Morris is being sued by a woman in Manhattan for alleged assault and battery, according to new court papers. Kristen Summer filed the Manhattan Supreme Court summons against the 30-year-old ex-NBA player Friday. The brief two-page summons says Summer’s case “arises from assault and battery, intentional infliction...
Giants open to wide receiver splash in 2021 NFL Draft
As part of The Post’s 2021 NFL Draft preview, we examine what the Giants might do at each position. Friday: Wide receiver. Signing Kenny Golladay to a $72 million megadeal does not preclude the Giants from taking a wide receiver in the first round of this draft. Far from it. Taking a shot at speedy...
Ringling Bros. elephants perform final circus act
The traveling elephants of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed their final act Sunday night in Rhode Island. Their departure comes after a shift in public opinion about the animals' welfare. Dana Jacobson reports.
American Kenneth Bae opens up about North Korea imprisonment
An American once held in North Korea is opening up about his captivity. In 2014, Kenneth Bae came home after two years in a North Korean prison. He is detailing his time inside the secretive country in the new book, "Not Forgotten." Only on "CBS This Morning," Bae tells Margaret Brennan how he now views his imprisonment as a blessing.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Wander’ on Amazon Prime, in Which Aaron Eckhart Loses His Mind Among Crazy Conspiracy Theories
Two former Two-Faces, Eckhart and Tommy Lee Jones, anchor this paranoid-delusion thriller.
MSNBC host Reid doubts Adam Toledo shooting was 'split-second' decision, avoids mentioning teen had gun
MSNBC host Joy Reid expressed skepticism Thursday that a Chicago police officer had to make a "split-second" decision in the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
Traffic Stop Shootout Leaves Two Dead, Officer Injured in San Antonio
"At some point, I'm not sure why, the driver pulled a gun and started firing at the officer," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters after an officer engaged in a fatal shootout with the driver of a truck pulled over in a traffic stop on Friday.
How does America's gun violence cycle end?
Once again, officials around the country are lowering American flags.
Obama headlines his last WH Correspondents' Dinner
The White House Correspondents' Dinner is best known for presidents telling jokes, but for many years, the dinner has raised money for journalism scholarships. The association also gives awards for distinguished print and broadcast coverage of the White House. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett, who is the secretary of the Correspondents' Association, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to share his take on Saturday night's festivities.
H.E.R., Leslie Odom Jr. are among the musical performers starring in Oscar night pre-show
All five Oscar original song nominees will be performed as part of a pre-show special airing on April 25 right before the 93rd Academy Awards.
Video: Jake Paul, Ben Askren face off after making weight for Triller Fight Club main event
All that's left is for Ben Askren and Jake Paul to step in the ring.       Related StoriesVideo: Jake Paul, Ben Askren face off after making weight for Triller Fight Club main event - EnclosureScott Coker Q&A: Paul Daley, Fedor, Dillon Danis, Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul, moreVideo: Jeremy Stephens shoves Drakkar Klose at UFC on ESPN 22 ceremonial faceoffs
Georgia GOP governor faces primary challenge from former Democrat
Former Georgia state Representative Vernon Jones, who endorsed former President Trump, announced he's running.
UFC’s Robert Whittaker happy to make good on lost Kelvin Gastelum fight
Two years and two months ago, Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum were all set to go at it on pay-per-view, with the UFC middleweight crown up for grabs. The two cleared the 185-pound bar at weigh-ins the day before UFC 234 in Whittaker’s hometown of Sydney, Australia, the champ poised for his first official undisputed...
Obama drops the mic at his final WH Correspondents' Dinner
President Obama made his farewell appearance as the guest of honor at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner and got some big laughs. But after the president's performance, comedian Larry Wilmore found himself campaigning to win back to room. Julianna Goldman reports.
Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone amid new attacks
In a dramatic weekend takeover, hundreds of Iraqis scaled the walls of Baghdad's heavily-guarded Green Zone and stormed parliament Saturday. They are angry about the political system and call it corrupt. Charlie D'Agata reports.
Minnesota High School Student Wrongly Accused of Sending Racist Messages, City Says
White Bear Lake, Minnesota's City Manager confirmed Friday that local high school student Avery Severson was wrongly accused of sending racial threats to several students of color at White Bear Lake High School through Instagram's group chat feature.
Millions in South face more severe weather after flooding
Parts of the South are bracing for more severe weather after deadly flooding killed at least six people. Heavy winds brought down trees in Georgia, and more thunderstorms sparked flash flood watches and warnings across southern Louisiana. David Begnaud reports from Carencro, Louisiana, where roads are covered in water.
Authorities release photo of FedEx gunman Brandon Scott Hole
Authorities released a photo Friday of the 19-year-old former FedEx worker who went on a shooting spree at a company facility in Indianapolis before turning the gun on himself. Authorities have identified the shooter as Brandon Scott Hole a local man who last worked for FedEx in 2020 and had previous run-ins with police during...
Cops hurt, protesters arrested in Seattle May Day demonstration
At least five Seattle police officers are injured after violent May Day street protests. One officer was bitten and another struck in the head with a Molotov cocktail. Police in riot gear arrested nine people Sunday. Nick McGurk of CBS News' Seattle affiliate KIRO-TV reports.
Cruz struggles to slow Trump's momentum in Indiana
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is counting on Tuesday's Indiana primary to keep rival Donald Trump from the Republican nomination. But the latest poll there shows Trump leading Cruz by 15 points and John Kasich far behind in third. Major Garrett reports.
Biden Stalls About Removing One of Trump’s Cruelest Policies
The president broke a campaign promise to admit more refugees—then immediately tried to walk it back.
How corporations conspire with Democrats to hoard power at the public’s expense
Georgians adopted voter-integrity measures supported by a large majority of Americans, that are in the mainstream of state regulation and in fact are less stringent than the rules in Delaware, President Joe Biden’s home state, and New York. By more than a 2-1 margin, Americans think such rules are not unfair or discriminatory. Nonetheless, these...
Biden defends his gun reform strategy
"No one has worked harder to deal with the violence by individuals using weapons than I have,” Biden said.
Yoshihide Suga Affirms 'Tight Bond' Between U.S., Japan In Visit with Joe Biden
Speaking to reporters before meeting with Biden at the White House, Suga said the trip — the first diplomatic trip hosted by the Biden administration — is intended to "reaffirm the new and tight bond between" the two countries.
Strike-through: A matter of life, death, and litigation
Did a leading brand of surgical gowns - designed to protect healthcare workers from infectious body fluids - fail at times and leave surgeons bloodied? 60 Minutes investigates.
Here's What You Should Know About Biden's New Rules For Fetal Tissue Research
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is reversing restrictions on the use of fetal tissue in medical research implemented under former President Trump.
Prince Philip, great-granddaughter Mia bond in rare picture; Queen releases solo statement
Royal family fans are getting a previously unseen glimpse into Prince Philip's life before his funeral Saturday.
Arizona nun helps children tackle obesity
Sister Martha Mary Carpenter of the Saint Peter Mission School in central Arizona is working with the children of the Gila River Indian community to fight childhood obesity. The Gila River Indian community is considered by the National Institutes of Health to be one of the most obese communities in America. CBS News correspondent Don Dahler has more.
Opinion | How Substack Revealed the Real Value of Writers’ Unfiltered Thoughts
Turns out gatekeepers aren’t so helpful if you want to make a ton of money as a journalist.
NYC teacher cut loose after 2nd bust for alleged attack on cops at protests
A city teacher with a history of clashing with cops was among the anarchists busted during an anti-police riot on the Upper East Side that led NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea to demand that they all wind up behind bars. But Mikael Bucknavage, 23, was instead cut loose by a judge who previously sparked outrage by...
New details emerge about feds’ decision not to charge Jeffrey Epstein in 2016
New details emerged Friday about the feds’ decision not to pursue charges against Jeffrey Epstein in 2016 — when a number of lawyers warned he might still be abusing girls. Documents released in the sex-trafficking case against the late millionaire pedophile’s pal, Ghislaine Maxwell, on Friday show that lawyers for one of his accusers, Virginia...
Paralympic gold medalist sets sights on Rio
Alana Nichols is the first American woman to win gold in both the summer and winter Paralympics. Now, before the Rio games this summer, she has picked up two new sports. Jeff Glor has the latest.
Evolution of a city's account of a killing: How Chicago's narrative changed in the fatal police shooting of Adam Toledo
Many Chicagoans are calling attention to the city's changing narrative in the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.