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Massive 8-alarm blaze breaks out in Queens apartment building

A massive eight-alarm blaze tore through a Queens apartment building on Tuesday, injuring 21 people, including 16 firefighters, officials said.
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Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions and comments on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
Why is it taking so long to get tax refunds this year? Some are taking the IRS 6-8 weeks in 2021
Some early filers are waiting for a tax refund more than six weeks already -- far longer than typical -- as the IRS deals with tax credits and fraud.
$13,000 flute left in taxi nearly a decade ago returned to owner
Fetal remains burial bill passes legislature
Treasure hunter helps family find hidden money
Man shot by grandfather during home robbery dies
Racially charged incident lands man in jail
Physician assistant saves lives recovering organs
Man speaks after wife allegedly lit him on fire
Siblings find each other 50 years later
11 y/o farmer finds success through passion, pride
Attorney using candle business to help give back
9/29: One dead after commuter train crashes in New Jersey; Iconic Olympic protesters honored at White House
A 34-year-old woman was killed and more than 100 injured when a commuter train failed to stop as it entered a station in Hoboken, New Jersey, Thursday morning; American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their black-gloved fists in protest at the 1968 Olympics while standing on the medal podium for the national anthem.
Thunberg: Not too late to act in Climate fight
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg appeared virtually before a House subcommittee Thursday to call on U.S. officials to do more, saying it's "not too late" to make real changes in the fight against climate change. (April 22)
USA Today calls Trump "unfit for the presidency"
For the first time in USA Today's 34-year history, the paper is weighing in on the presidential election. The paper's editorial board called Donald Trump "unfit for the presidency." CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has the story."
Hurricane Matthew gains strength in the Caribbean
Hurricane Matthew is currently forming in the Caribbean. Matthew is the fifth named hurricane of 2016. WFOR chief meteorologist Craig Setzer joins CBSN to discuss the hurricane's path.
House approves bill that would admit Washington, D.C., as 51st state
Although the bill passed in the House, it's likely to fail in the Senate.
Cruise ships are moving out of the US due to CDC restrictions: Will they return?
Cruise lines are moving ship after ship to other parts of the world as they continue to be barred from cruising in U.S. waters.
FCC adds photos to emergency alerts
The FCC has updated its emergency alert text messages. The FCC came under fire during the New York and New Jersey bombings for directing people to "see media for photo." CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has the details.
UK lawmakers declare China's treatment of Uyghurs is genocide
British lawmakers have unanimously declared China's ongoing crackdown in Xinjiang a genocide, joining the United States, Canada and the Netherlands in condemning Beijing's actions against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the far-west region in the strongest possible terms.
Court reverses New Hampshire ballot selfie ban
An appeals court overturned a law banning selfies inside voter ballot booths. Politicians previously argued ballot selfies could cause voter fraud. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has the story.
China underreporting severity of air pollution levels, new study suggests
Air pollution data in China may have been manipulated by local officials, according to a new study conducted by Harvard and Boston University researchers.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg testifies to House panel on Biden's plan for clean energy
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg testified virtually to the House about President Biden's pledge to get rid of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. Issues More Than 115 'Do Not Travel' Advisories, Citing Risks From COVID-19
Just a week ago, only 33 countries were on the U.S. Do Not Travel list. New additions include Canada, Mexico, Germany, the U.K., and dozens of other countries.
Passenger describes chaotic scene after Hoboken train crash
Judith Traube was in the first car of the train that crashed in Hoboken, New Jersey, Thursday morning while on her way to work. She joins CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers via Skype to give her eyewitness account of the choas.
Two Students Found Dead After Hiking Volcano for Closer View of Eruption
The victims, male hikers in their twenties, had been walking near the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, French media reported.
Full video: At New Hampshire rally, Trump says Clinton "probably" got immunity from FBI
Donald Trump held a fiery rally Thursday afternoon where he said Hillary Clinton "probably" received immunity from the FBI for her email scandal and that Bernie Sanders "sold out to the devil." See his full remarks.
Consumer Reports test shows how Tesla's Autopilot can operate without anyone in the driver seat
Consumer Reports has demonstrated a way to trick a Tesla into operating with its Autopilot system without anyone in the driver seat. The test comes in the wake of a fatal accident that claimed two lives in which no one was found in the driver's seat.
Find Who Wrote 'Trump' on Manatee to Get $8,000, Says Animal Rights Group
Officials in Florida said the word appeared to have been spelt out in algae on the marine creature's back.
Former Army Member Caught on Video Refusing to Leave Store, Saying 'Black Lives Don't Matter'
"Guess what—all lives f***ing matter. Black lives don't f***ing matter," the man said.
FOX News Media awards Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship to Marin ‘Pei Pei’ Martin
Marin “Pei Pei” Martin, the daughter of Fox News Digital senior opinion editor, Lynne Jordal Martin, was selected as the latest recipient of the annual Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced on Thursday.
Employee Exposes Subway's Food Secrets as Part of TikTok Trend
TikTok user @Travis2official has gone viral for revealing intimate details about the sandwich chain's food preparation processes.
The U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan. We Must Not Abandon It | Opinion
After two decades at war, the United States has decided that it cannot continue an indefinite military presence in Afghanistan. But that doesn't mean that Washington—and the rest of the world—should turn their backs on a country that has been through decades of conflict.
Alternate juror in Derek Chauvin trial says medical expert's testimony convinced her of ex-officer's guilt
An alternate juror in Derek Chauvin's trial told "CBS This Morning" that the prosecution's medical expert and the 17-year-old bystander who filmed George Floyd's death convinced her of his guilt.
Legendary rapper DMX's memorial services to be streamed by YouTube and BET this weekend
Legendary rapper DMX's life and legacy will be honored in two memorial services. He died April 9 at 50 years old.
More Americans are turning to solar energy to power their homes
Solar tiles and panels are growing in popularity with homeowners as they become more affordable.
Oregon teacher: White educators should be 'just as bold' as Capitol rioters in anti-racism push
An Oregon school district hosted a diversity summit in which participants encouraged White educators to be as bold as Capitol rioters and pressured others into pursuing "anti-racist" ideology.
What would Andy Rooney think?
On #DebateNight, a viewer tweeted "I would have loved to hear Andy Rooney's take..." Perhaps it would have echoed a sentiment the late 60 Minutes commentator shared during the 2004 coverage of the presidential election.
Full video: Clinton talks Hoboken train crash; says she'll win Iowa at Des Moines event
Hillary Clinton expressed sadness over the morning's train crash in Hoboken while speaking before supporters in Iowa Thursday. Clinton also said the race will be close between her and Donald Trump, but that she can and will win the state. See her full remarks.
Oakland, CA police chief weighs in on Columbus police-involved shooting
Oakland, California Chief of Police Leronne Armstrong weighed in Thursday on the police shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant in Colombus, Ohio.
COVID-19 antibodies found in dogs in Washington state, officials say
More than a dozen dogs in Washington state have tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, indicating they were once exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes a COVID-19 infection.
Amazon plans to start shipping service
Amazon is reportedly looking to go head to head with UPS and FedEx by starting its own shipping service. The service would handle not only Amazon orders, but would be available to other retailers as well. editor Nicholas Thompson has more on that and Facebook's new product for businesses.
NBA Roundtable: Play-in games will add suspense and intrigue at end of grueling season
The postseason chase is heating up, and the play-in tournament promises to add a new wrinkle of excitement to the final weeks.
Alex Smith says Washington Football Team coaching staff was 'patronizing' during comeback
Alex Smith inspired many with his comeback for the Washington Football Team, but the quarterback took issue with his coaches' approach.
Tesla's Autopilot can 'easily' be used to drive without anyone behind wheel, Consumer Reports warns
Tesla's Autopilot system can 'easily' be used to drive the automaker's vehicles without anyone behind the wheel, Consumer Reports said in a new study.
New York man catches, then releases, possible record-breaking bass
Big fish come and go.
Prince Harry Pays Tribute to Prince Philip as Conservation Champion on Earth Day
Prince Harry praised "conservation champions" including his grandfather Prince Philip, whose funeral was watched across the world on Saturday.
Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says
If you're pregnant and infected with Covid-19, there is an increased risk of negative outcomes for both you and your baby, according to a new study.