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New Yankee Jameson Taillon finally set to return to mound

Jameson Taillon will make his long-awaited return to a major league mound Wednesday following the second Tommy John surgery of his career. The Yankees are taking advantage of early off-days to keep Gerrit Cole on schedule, so Taillon didn’t start the first time through the rotation. “It felt like one multi-year buildup,’’ Taillon said Tuesday...
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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (April 27 | 11 a.m. ET)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions and comments on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
New York English exam questions recycled from old tests
Citing the upheaval wrought by the coronavirus, state officials asked the federal government for a waiver on tests this year but were denied.
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Summit can't just be 'politically correct green act of bunny hugging', Boris Johnson says
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Dubai-bred baby sharks released into Persian Gulf
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The baby sharks, bred at a gargantuan luxury resort on Dubai’s artificial palm-shaped island, had never before encountered the open sea. But on Thursday, the tiny carpet sharks were jolted out of their warm pools at the flashy Atlantis Hotel aquarium to travel farther than they ever have in their...
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Knicks’ late-night shooting sessions have changed everything
Even Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau felt the Knicks needed a break to savor their accomplishments. After the winning streak hit eight Wednesday in their overtime thriller over Atlanta to move them into fourth place in the Eastern Conference, Thibodeau told his players to cease and desist Thursday. While Thibodeau has cut back on formal practices/scrimmages...
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De Blasio may lift outdoor mask requirement if COVID vaccine rates rise
In an effort to incentivize more New Yorkers to get inoculated, Mayor Bill de Blasio hinted that some coronavirus safety rules and restrictions could disappear with higher vaccination rates.
Psychologist Examines What A 'Rapid Evolution' In Policing Might Look Like
Yale professor Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff co-founded the Center for Policing Equity, which collects data on police behavior from 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country.
Prepare to pay the sticker price for a car
Car dealer lots have only a fraction of the vehicles that they typically have -- both new and used. It's helping send prices to record levels.
NYC's iconic Carnegie Deli closing at end of 2016
NYC's iconic Carnegie Deli, which calls itself the "World's Most Famous Delicatessen" announced it will be closing its doors at the end of 2016 after 79 years in operation. CBSN Anchor Vladimir Duthiers has the story.
Junk playground gives saws, nails & grounds to play
Play:groundNYC is the first "adventure playground" in NYC in decades. Adventure playgrounds are meant to give children a space to create, destroy and take risks without parents controlling their environment. CBSN took a closer look at the junk playground at NYC's Governors Island.
Nominees for USPS Board of Governors say they haven't been pressured about DeJoy
President Joe Biden's trio of US Postal Service Board of Governors nominees said Thursday they have not made any commitments or been pressured about the potential firing of embattled Trump-era Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
READ: Senate Republicans' infrastructure plan
Republican senators unveiled a framework for their infrastructure proposal, which totals just under $600 billion. It includes money directed at traditional infrastructure including roads, bridges, ports and broadband. The plan is far narrower than President Joe Biden's roughly $2 trillion proposal.
Tech giants team up for artificial intelligence alliance
Some of the biggest tech giants in the country, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM, are teaming up to get ahead of the curve on artificial intelligence. CNET Editor Brian Tong joins CBSN to talk about how this will change the future.
Harry Styles joins James Corden’s Gucci talk show
Harry Styles, Serena Williams, Diane Keaton and more star alongside James Corden in Gucci's new talk show-inspired ad campaign.
Facebook testing Snapchat clone "Messenger Day"
Facebook is testing a Snapchat-style temporary messaging service called Messenger Day. The app is currently being tested in Poland, where Snapchat is not available. CNET Editor Brian Tong joins CBSN to discuss if the new app has a chance.
Capitol Police denies Lofgren claim they were focused only on anti-Trump forces on 1/6
A Capitol Police statement said a top lawmaker took a radio transmission, which said to focus on anti-Trump protesters, out of context.
Russia orders troop pullback, but keeps weapons near Ukraine
Russia's defense minister on Thursday ordered troops back to their permanent bases following massive drills amid tensions with Ukraine, but said that they should leave their weapons behind in western Russia for another exercise later this year.
Pelosi declines to wade into Senate filibuster debate as progressives push for change
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined Thursday to throw her support behind abolishing the filibuster despite growing movement from the progressive wing of her caucus to demand an end to the Senate tradition.
Jim Clyburn says he was fined for avoiding metal detectors off the House floor
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told CNN that he was fined for violating the procedure of going through the metal detectors installed off the House floor, the first Democrat to receive such a fine.
Capitol Riot Commission's Future Looks Bleak as Republicans, Democrats Disagree on Scope
More than 100 days after a violent siege at the U.S. Capitol that was intended to disrupt the certification of President Joe Biden's election, Congress continues to mull whether it will create a 9/11 Commission-style independent body to study what happened.
Hurricane Matthew now Category 4, threatening Jamaica and Cuba
Hurricane Matthew has been updated to a Category 4 storm. Warnings have been issued for both Jamaica and Cuba. WFOR Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer joins CBSN to discuss where Matthew is headed next.
Instagram star cat dies from injuries after boy trips on leash
Ponzu, a gray tabby with more than 33,000 followers, had been walking with his owners when they encountered the child in McCarren Park near Greenpoint, cops said.
Police Officer Moved to Job Having 'No Contact With Public' After Sharing Pro-Derek Chauvin Post
The Fall River Police Department said the officer "inadvertently" posted a statement to the department's Facebook account that appeared to show support for Chauvin and criticize George Floyd.
House Approves D.C. Statehood, but Senate Obstacles Remain
The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.
Hugh Jackman talks future of 'The Music Man' after abuse allegations against producer Scott Rudin surface
Actor Hugh Jackman is speaking up in the wake of verbal and physical abuse allegations against prolific Broadway and Hollywood producer, Scott Rudin.
Les McKeown, former lead singer of the Bay City Rollers, dead at 65
He was the frontman for the Bay City Rollers during their heyday in the mid-1970s, during which they recorded such mega-hits as "Shang-A-Lang," "Bye, Bye, Baby," and "Give a Little Love."
Cruz calls on Biden to fix gap in Texas levee that protects border towns
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and local residents in Mission, Texas, are calling on President Biden to fix a compromised levee that protects border towns from the Rio Grande Valley – with hurricane season just weeks away.
Lawmakers told Russia likely behind ‘directed-energy’ attacks on US troops
The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on suspected “directed-energy” attacks against US troops, potentially by Russia, according to a report. At least two groups of lawmakers with the necessary security clearances have been briefed by Defense Department officials this year on the incidents being probed, Politico reported Wednesday. The briefings were given to lawmakers both...
What Time Will ‘Mortal Kombat’ Be on HBO Max?
It's going to be a very violent weekend.
Countering Biden, Senate Republicans Unveil Smaller $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan
The five-year spending outline is much more narrowly focused on traditional infrastructure than the president's sweeping proposal.
Kamala Harris says migrants need ‘sense of hope that help is on the way’
Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday said that Central Americans need “a sense of hope that help is on the way” to deter migration to the overwhelmed US-Mexico border. Harris was named last month as leader of the Biden administration’s response to a historic surge of migrants illegally crossing the border, but has not paid...
Swimwear brand creates nude sunbathing guides for US, world
Swimwear and lingerie brand Pour Moi recently released two sunbathing guides – one for the world and one for the U.S. – to help people decide which countries and states allow nude or topless sunbathing.
Stewart-Cousins rebuked for standing with Gov. Cuomo after calling for resignation
Andrea Stewart-Cousins called for Cuomo’s resignation over a month ago, naming allegations of sexual misconduct, a toxic work environment and the nursing home scandal as reasons for significant “distraction.”
No answers from data recorders yet on cause of Hoboken train crash
NTSB investigators have begun interviewing the crew of the New Jersey Transit train that crashed in Hoboken on Thursday. The agency also announced Friday that it had obtained the data recorder from the rear of the train, but were still working to access recorder and cameras in the front cab. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Gov. Cuomo aide doubles down on attacking NY AG Letitia James: 'Maybe I just call it how I see it'
Richard Azzopardi, a senior adviser to the scandal-clad Cuomo, told The New York Times on Monday that the state government had “officially jumped the shark” with James’ new investigation into the governor’s alleged use of state resources to pen his memoir, “American Crisis.”
Trump's motivation to keep controversies going
Faced with controversy, any other candidate would change the subject. But, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump keeps them going for days. Scott Pelley speaks with co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics John Heilemann about the potential impact it could have on the Trump campaign.
How Israel Persuaded Reluctant Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
As anti-vaccine sentiment spread among ultra-Orthodox Jews, officials waged an aggressive campaign against rumors and hesitancy. Today, 80% of ultra-Orthodox adults over age 30 are vaccinated.
The Internet says to 'check in on your Black friends.' It's more complex than that.
Some Black people say they appreciate when white people in their lives check in. But who checks in, how they check in, and why they check in matters.
How Jack Black relates to the convicted killer he plays in the film "Bernie"
Despite Bernie Tiede having admitted to killing his friend, Marjorie Nugent, the actor who plays him on the big screen tells "48 Hours"' Peter Van Sant he was still able to find something in Tiede that he could relate to. Learn more about the case in "The Mortician, The Murder, The Movie," airing Saturday, July 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Rashida Tlaib: Reaction to Ma'khia Bryant shooting 'maddening,' no justification for 'the killing of a child'
Rep. Rashida Tlaib said it was “maddening” to see so many in their reaction to the police shooting of Ma’khia Byant in Ohio “strip away the fact that she was a child.”
Ann-Margret reflects on ‘Viva Las Vegas,’ visiting troops in Vietnam: ‘Being with them has been in my heart’
Ann-Margret received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Family Film Awards
'Straight out of Hollywood fiction': Feds bust three men in $30 million bank robbery scheme
Federal authorities say they've arrested three New York men Tuesday on money laundering conspiracy charges in connection with an elaborate, international bank robbery operation that netted more than $30 million over several years.
New York City subway bomber Akayed Ullah gets life sentence
The Bangladeshi immigrant who set off a pipe bomb that partially exploded in New York City’s busiest subway station in 2017 has been sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus 30 years.
Dogecoin Almost Two Times Bigger Than Credit Suisse as Price Climbs
The trendy cryptocurrency's worth has surged recently.
Clinton accuses Trump of shady business
Hillary Clinton rallied young voters in Florida and slammed Donald Trump for what she says is his admiration for dictators.This comes after USA Today's "disendorsement" of Trump. Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill, joins CBSN with more from Washington.
Bipartisan strategy in works to split infrastructure bill in half to get it through Congress
Jack Osbourne celebrates 18 years of sobriety: 'It is possible if you are willing to do the work'
Jack Osbourne is celebrating 18 years of sobriety. The former reality star previously said he used drugs and alcohol to help cope with depression.
Baby panda cubs make debut in China
23 giant panda cubs made their public debut in China on Friday. Watch the video here.