Trump slams 'woke' MLB in TV interview, claims fans 'giving up on baseball'
How an Insurgency Threatens Mozambique’s Gas Bonanza
One of the world’s poorest countries could be transformed by Africa’s biggest-ever private investment splurge, but there’s a problem. Increasingly brazen attacks by Islamist insurgents are threatening plans to tap huge natural gas deposits found off Mozambique’s northern coast a decade ago. More than 2,600 people have died and over 700,000 have been displaced since the violence began in 2017. The country’s export ambitions are linked to giant projects by France’s Total SE and Italy’s Eni SpA, anwashingtonpost.com
Stacey Abrams' Organization Tells Hollywood To 'Stay and Fight' in Georgia
The specter of a Hollywood boycott is once again looming in the state. Will Smith's upcoming film "Emancipation" was the first to pull its production this week.newsweek.com
Asia's prisons are filling up with women. Many are victims of the war on drugs
It was dark when the plane touched down in Hong Kong from Phnom Penh. Noor Yuni swiftly cleared immigration and collected her luggage. But as she approached the "nothing to declare" lane, a customs officer pulled her aside, she says.edition.cnn.com
2 men arrested in 1996 disappearance of college student Kristin Smart
Paul Flores, 44, was taken into custody and charged with murder. No bail has been set.cbsnews.com
Can Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz stop Donald Trump?
Ahead of the last GOP debate before Super Tuesday, Donald Trump is leading Marco Rubio in Florida, but losing to Ted Cruz in Texas. Do either of these senators have what it takes to beat Trump for the GOP nomination? Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill, joins CBSN to discuss.cbsnews.com
Aloha! How esports Overwatch League discovered Hawaii was key to 2021 in-season tournaments
The Overwatch League will send the North American tournament champion for each of the four in-season tournaments to Hawaii for the finale.usatoday.com
Ex-Jets star Al Toon's daughter dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say
The daughter of former New York Jets star Al Toon died Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide in Arizona, authorities said.foxnews.com
Was deadly car-to-car shooting road rage, or thrill kill?
When a Seattle man is brutally murdered at a red light, police suspect road rage – at first. Then, the case takes a bizarre turn. Peter Van Sant previews Saturday's all-new "48 Hours." Watch "A Student of Murder" Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.cbsnews.com
Have no idea what's happened during awards season? Here are the highs and lows you missed
From Viola Davis' priceless SAG win to Jason Sudeikis' speech-ready sweatshirts, here are the best and worst moments from the COVID-era awards season.usatoday.com
The fight over who will pay for Texas blackouts gears up
A high-stakes struggle is taking place in federal bankruptcy courts, in state courts and in the Texas legislature.washingtonpost.com
Caron Nazario saw Eric Garner, his ‘uncle,’ die in police hands. Then officers assaulted him six years later.
Nazario, an Army officer who was pulled over in uniform and pepper-sprayed in Windsor, Va., mourned Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police officers in 2014.washingtonpost.com
Trump didn’t bring White working-class voters to the Republican Party. The data suggest he kept them away.
White working class voters were moving to the Republican party before Trump. He stopped the trend.washingtonpost.com
Fast food over fine dining: What spending data tells us about the pandemic recovery
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images Five charts that show how dramatically the pandemic affected our spending. You can paint a picture of the pandemic by what we bought or didn't buy. You can learn a lot by looking at where we went or didn’t go. And as vaccines become more widely available and the end of the pandemic potentially draws near, you can also use those measures to illustrate which industries have recovered or are still struggling Recovery from the impacts of the pandemic varies widely by industry, according to new data from Earnest Research, which uses de-identified credit card, debit card, and mobile geolocation data to track spending and foot traffic at businesses in the United States. Even within a category like food or retail, there are winners and losers based on the particulars of the pandemic that made one type more or less popular than another. The data is indexed to the same month two years earlier — so March 2020 data would show the percentage difference from March 2018 — in order to strip out some of the huge dips when many businesses were closed completely during lockdown. Food Spending on online grocers like Fresh Direct and Instacart and delivery services like DoorDash and GrubHub soared during the pandemic to rates 400 percent higher than what they had been a couple years earlier, as people sought a safer way to get food than going to the supermarket or restaurants. While below their pandemic peaks, sales remain elevated far above where they had been as these types of commerce continue to grow in popularity. Restaurant recovery varied by type, though none is booming. Sales at fast food and fast casual restaurants — think Chipotle and Chopt, where you can pick up food but don’t necessarily dine in — are above 2019 levels. Meanwhile, sales at restaurants where people typically dine in, both fine dining chains like Capital Grille or Sugarfish and casual chains like Applebee’s and California Pizza Kitchen, remained depressed. Supermarket sales are back to the 2019 baseline after sales surged nearly 30 percent in the early pandemic. Perhaps people are over a lockdown spent cooking for themselves, but it’s more likely that grocery shopping has moved online and into meal kits. Shopping The biggest areas of apparel growth were in active and athleisure brands like Lululemon, Spanx, and Nike, as Americans worked from home and got comfy. Even from our quarantine isolation, our fashion followed collective trends bolstered by social media. Unflattering bike shorts became the official uniform of pandemic summer. Unsurprisingly for those of us who have abstained from the strictures of pants and going out, professional and dress attire brands like Brooks Brothers and Banana Republic suffered most, and sales remain down. Purchases of fast fashion and luxury brands, however, are up — perhaps thanks to the beloved quarantine pastime of impulse buying online. And while certain types of clothing spend have recovered, the physical stores at which they were once purchased haven’t. Emergent Research data on foot traffic by category — which is different from their spending categories because they use different data sources — shows that people haven’t completely returned to clothing stores. In conjunction with the elevated spending data, this suggests that online sales have taken a bigger portion of clothing sales in a move that’s likely to be permanent. Fitness Even before the pandemic, physical gyms were in trouble, as people increasingly opted to work out at home on a new swath of at-home fitness equipment rather than in the gym. The pandemic closures during lockdown might have solidified that trend. Gym traffic is down 30 percent from pre-pandemic levels and spending is down significantly as well: 40 percent in March 2021 compared with March 2019, according to Earnest data. And it’s possible it will remain depressed, thanks to the enormous growth in spending on at-home workout equipment and subscriptions during the pandemic, with companies like Peloton and NordicTrack seeing rapid growth. Travel Travel recovery is a bit harder to pin down, especially since a lot of travel during the pandemic happened locally, with people traveling by car and staying in Airbnbs nearby. The data we have also ends in March, before the CDC gave the green light to vaccinated travelers. What we do know is that foot traffic to airports, hotels, and rental car establishments remains down. And while numbers are ticking upward, spending data on airlines and online travel also remain depressed as of the end of March, according to Earnest’s data. That said, many are predicting a travel boom this summer. As more Americans get vaccinated — currently nearly a quarter of the population are fully vaccinated — it is likely that more people will take to the air (or boat or rental car).Three-quarters of Americans are planning a post-vaccine trip within the next six months, according to a new survey from PredictHQ, a demand intelligence company. “My guess is there’s so much pent-up demand, domestic travel this summer will potentially be bigger than pre-pandemic levels,” PredictHQ CEO Campbell Brown told Recode. Americans, who have hoarded so many vacation days since the pandemic that some employers are paying them to take off, are about to summer like Europeans, according to the Atlantic, which reported searches and reservations for summer growing rapidly on online portals. For now, our travel habits are closer to getting back to how they used to be.vox.com
The flu vaccine is 59% effective -- is that good enough?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this year's vaccine was 59% effective. With more, Dr. Nesochi Igbokwe from the New York University Langone Medical Center joins CBSN.cbsnews.com
ISIS threatens Mark Zuckerberg: #CBSN10 trending stories
ISIS targets the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter in a new video, a rescue ship needs a rescue of its own, and more. Here are today's most clicked on stories from CBSNews.com.cbsnews.com
Power Up: Gabby Giffords says the GOP has realized 'inaction is no longer tenable'
Hope is building, yet again, that Congress will finally do something about gun control.washingtonpost.com
Justin Bieber says his drug problem was so bad that bodyguards would check his pulse as he slept
Justin Bieber has opened up about his transformation from wild child to reformed character, talking to GQ magazine in its latest issue.edition.cnn.com
Justin Bieber's drug problem was so bad that bodyguards would check his pulse as he slept
Justin Bieber has opened up about his transformation from wild child to reformed character.edition.cnn.com
Mitt Romney: Donald Trump may have "bombshell" tax issue
Mitt Romney claims that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a "bombshell" tax issue that could be his downfall. This comes just before the last Republican debate before Super Tuesday. With more on the GOP presidential race, CBS News' Major Garrett joins CBSN.cbsnews.com
Horse fawns over bulldog puppy
Say “hay” to the newest member of the family. A horse named Bry gave a warm welcome to Zeppelin, a 7-week-old American bulldog puppy in Plant City, Florida. Just a decade earlier, the gentle horse had been abandoned before being taken in by RVR Horse Rescue. Subscribe to our YouTube!nypost.com
Will President Obama nominate a Republican for the Supreme Court?
Senate Republicans have vowed to block President Barack Obama's nomination for the next Supreme Court justice, no matter who he chooses. However, what if that choice is a Republican? CBS News has learned that the White House is considering Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval for the nomination. With more, CBS News' Jan Crawford joins CBSN.cbsnews.com
No hoverboards at Walmart.com, how easy it is to hack into the Nissan "Leaf": #CBSNBusiness headlines
Walmart has yanked hoverboards off their website; and a security researcher says the Nissan "Leaf" cars are easy to hack. Those business headlines and more from CBS Moneywatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.cbsnews.com
Man gets prison for killing elephant seal on California coast
The animal had been shot in the head, with its tail fins cut off and chest cavity cut open.cbsnews.com
U.S. recommends "pause" for Johnson & Johnson vaccine
The cases being investigated occurred in women between the ages of 18 and 48.cbsnews.com
Mother fights to carry late daughter's frozen eggs
A 60-year-old woman in Britain wants to carry the frozen eggs of her deceased daughter who died of cancer. She hopes to give birth to a grandchild. A court is allowing the woman and her husband to appeal a ban on their efforts. CBS News legal expert Rikki Kleiman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the case.cbsnews.com
Eat like an astronaut (or a TikTok star) with these tortilla hacks
For astronauts aboard the International Space Station, sourdough is off-limits and whole wheat is out of bounds.edition.cnn.com
Eat like an astronaut (or a TikTok star) with these tortilla hacks
For astronauts on the International Space Station, tortillas are ideal in a weightless environment. Inspired by the astronauts' habit of making tortillas part of their routine, here are six ideas for making tortillas way more than a Taco Tuesday go-to, including that TikTok hack.edition.cnn.com
Texas college gun law raising questions and concerns
Some professors at the University of Houston warn a new gun law threatens free speech and safety on campus. Texas is the eighth state to allow concealed weapons at public universities under a law signed last June. If you have a proper permit for a gun, you can bring it with you to class on the 40,000 student campus. Manuel Bojorquez reports.cbsnews.com
Redesign could reconfigure airplane seats for larger passengers
Airplane passengers could see a very different kind of seat on aircraft in the future. Airplane maker Airbus has filed a patent for a new kind of adjustable seat that could allow airlines to cram even more people into each row or change the seating to make room for larger passengers. This could also mean paying new fees. Kris Van Cleave reports.cbsnews.com
Ahead of truce, Syrian army shows off recent gains
President Obama is tamping down expectations about the partial truce in Syria that takes effect at midnight Friday. Syrian government troops are fighting in a suburb outside Damascus. The Assad regime says the area is excluded from the ceasefire because an al Qaeda-linked group is there. Elizabeth Palmer got a first-hand look at the front lines, both above and below the ground.cbsnews.com
U.S. Delegation Lands in Taipei As Beijing Protests Joe Biden's 'Personal Signal'
Three former U.S. officials, including the president's close friend and adviser, former Senator Chris Dodd, are scheduled to meet Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen during their Taipei visit this week.newsweek.com
Clinton and Sanders find common enemy in Trump
While Hillary Clinton is making four campaign stops in South Carolina ahead of Saturday's primary, Bernie Sanders is hundreds of miles away in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. Nancy Cordes reports from Columbia, South Carolina, where Clinton is also thinking the about the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump.cbsnews.com
Deadly storms cause destruction across East Coast
Violent storms that pummeled the East Coast overnight are moving off the New England coast. The powerful stretch of storms is responsible for at least eight deaths in the South. Several tornadoes ripped through Virginia, killing four. Chip Reid reports from Waverly, south of Richmond, where a state of emergency is in place.cbsnews.com
Biden's infrastructure plan calls for cities to limit single-family zoning and instead build affordable housing
Biden's infrastructure bill aims to curb exclusionary zoning, which has led to racial segregation and climate vulnerability for low-income Americans.usatoday.com
Apple CEO: Unlocking iPhone "bad for America"
Apple CEO Tim Cook is addressing the privacy battle his company is having with the FBI. Apple has refused to hack into one of the phones used by the San Bernardino terrorists so the FBI can gain access. See what he told ABC News is the FBI "equivalent of cancer", CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the details.cbsnews.com
Study: Millennials say cereal is too inconvenient to eat
Millennials are not eating cereal because it requires too much clean up, according to a new study. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more on what else millennials are opting out of due to inconvenience.cbsnews.com
A Guide to Europe’s Newest ‘Safe Asset’ and Rival to U.S. Treasuries
The European Union is issuing bonds like never before. An 806 billion euro ($964 billion) pandemic rescue fund will trigger the biggest-ever splurge in joint borrowing by the bloc’s 27 members. Add to that a 100 billion euro emergency jobs program and the EU is heading toward more than $1 trillion of joint issuance in response to the coronavirus crisis. The hope for some is that these exercises will lead to the creation of regional “safe asset” bonds that could rival U.S. Treasuries -- a goal fowashingtonpost.com
Security experts say the Nissan Leaf can be hacked
A prominent security researcher has found a way to hack into the Nissan Leaf, an electric car, from any web browser in the world. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the details.cbsnews.com
Mitt Romney: There's a "bombshell" in Trump's taxes
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney says there may be issues with Donald Trump's taxes. His comments come just six days away from the Super Tuesday primary elections. USA Today Washington Correspondent Paul Singer joins CBSN with the details.cbsnews.com
Woke Asian American Elites Do Not Speak for All Asian Americans | Opinion
The rising tide of crimes against Asian Americans has motivated many to engage in political activism. However, politically active Asian Americans have bifurcated into two camps: woke elites and everyone else.newsweek.com