Like Pruitt before him, EPA chief Wheeler is asked to back up climate claims

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Mike Trout on Astros' sign-stealing scandal: 'I lost respect for some guys'
Angels star Mike Trout did not hold back his opinion on the Houston Astros cheating scandal when he spoke to reporters at Angels spring training Monday.
Bride claims groom's parents booked same hotel as couple's honeymoon spot, demand to spend every day together
While initially “really grateful” for the wedding present, the couple quickly grew frustrated when they arrived and discovered the parents had also booked a room.
Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Government Regulation of Social Media
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation surrounding online content, saying that it's not up to social media companies to determine free speech.
Coronavirus outbreak prompts Japan to limit public crowds
TOKYO – Japan canceled the emperor’s birthday celebrations next week as it moved on Monday to limit crowds to contain the spread of the coronavirus and said it will close the Tokyo Marathon to all but elite professional runners. The widening fallout of the virus outbreak, which began in China in December and has already...
Former American Airlines flight attendant claims he failed breathalyzer because of keto diet
"I don’t want to be punished and take consequences for something that I didn't do," Andre Riley said.
Fears Rise Over Coronavirus as American Cruise Passenger Is Diagnosed After Previously Showing No Symptoms
Authorities are scrambling to track the other passengers who were cleared for travel and allowed to disembark the MS Westerdam cruise ship after showing no signs of illness.
Xiaogan, Chinese city ravaged by coronavirus, places residents under house arrest
More than 2,700 cases have been detected in Xiaogan, located around 37 miles from Wuhan.
Mississippi Flood Update: Forecast, Map and What You Need to Know About Pearl River Cresting
Residents were on high alert Monday after rain and flooding forced mandatory evacuations and road closures across the area.
Jessica Simpson thanks fans for tell-all memoir becoming a bestseller: 'This is a moment for all of us'
Jessica Simpson marked the success of her new book and a successful book tour with a heartfelt message on her Instagram.
Amie Harwick, sex therapist and ex-fiancée of Drew Carey, was killed. Police arrested an ex-boyfriend in connection with her death
Amie Harwick, a Hollywood sex therapist and ex-fiancée of comedian Drew Carey, was killed over the weekend, Los Angeles police said. An ex-boyfriend has been arrested as a suspect in her death.
Times art critic Christopher Knight wins lifetime achievement award
The Rabkin Foundation awarded Christopher Knight its second lifetime achievement award, which comes with a $50,000 prize.
Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid: ‘I don’t have any sympathy’ for Reza Farahan in feud
Mercedes "MJ" Javid is still feuding with her "Shahs of Sunset" co-star and former friend of 30 years, Reza Farahan.
Trump’s campaign manager tweets photo saying president won Daytona 500. It turned out to be from 2004.
Brad Parscale deleted the image Sunday after Twitter users pointed out it was 16 years old.
Girls’ basketball Top 20: Dunbar joins after winning DCIAA title
The Crimson Tide is the first local team to claim a championship.
Embargoed! Olympic-bound USWNT adds 6 players for SheBelieves Cup training camp
Meet the dog that can play Connect 4
This clever canine’s got game. Viral footage filmed on Feb. 3 features fluffy Percy the cockapoo playing Connect 4 with his human. “It’s your turn,” Sarah Shapiro-Ward can be heard saying as her 2-year-old pooch picks up game pieces and drops them into Hasbro’s iconic game grid. “That’s a good boy — you got it!”...
H.S. basketball notes: Avery Ford, the rare private-to-public transfer, is a two-sport star
Elsewhere, New Hope enters the postseason with new confidence, the Clarksburg boys continue to mesh, and the DCSAA tournament looms.
Boys’ basketball Top 20: St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, Theodore Roosevelt win conference championships
Paul VI took down DeMatha, and Theodore Roosevelt beat Wilson during a hectic weekend.
The descent of the GOP into authoritarian know-nothingism
Remember when small-government intellectuals dominated the party?
Dodgers' Justin Turner criticizes Rob Manfred for demeaning the World Series
Dodgers third maseman Justin Turner was outspoken in his criticism of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred over saying the Commissioner's Trophy is 'a piece of metal.'
‘Anything Good in This Country Has Had to Be Wrestled Free.’ What Whitney Houston’s Rendition of the National Anthem Taught Me About America
Love is political. Church is political. Our friends and family are political.
Hollywood therapist Amie Harwick, Drew Carey's ex-fiancee, dead in suspected murder
Hollywood therapist Amie Harwick, who was previously engaged to comedian Drew Carey, was found critically injured at her home and later died.
Rev. Al Sharpton: Bloomberg isn't the only 2020 Democrat with 'racial baggage'
Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday that the top Democrats in the 2020 presidential field all have "racial baggage."
Nearly 40 more women accuse former Columbia University doctor of sexual abuse
Nearly 40 women have come forward in the last month accusing former Columbia University gynecologist Robert Hadden of sexual abuse. This follows an allegation of sexual misconduct in January from Evelyn Yang, wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang. CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates joined CBSN to discuss.
Amy Schumer shares 'grueling' IVF journey, says she's 'lucky' to get '1 normal embryo'
Comedian Amy Schumer is opening up about the "grueling" IVF process and helping others on the journey "feel less alone."
XFL Sees Big Attendance Jump in Week 2
The XFL posted solid attendance numbers in their first week of action, and built on that strong showing in their second week.
Maryland’s first inspector general for education named
A Maryland state education department administrator with a long former career in the U.S. Marshal’s Service will be the state’s first inspector general for education
Democratic presidential candidates ramp up attacks against Bloomberg ahead of Nevada caucus
Democratic presidential candidates are ramping up their attacks on rival Michael Bloomberg ahead of Nevada's caucuses. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joined CBSN to discuss the potential fallout from the move.
Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loom
Facebook founder says in op-ed that "it will be better for everyone" if big tech players are more closely regulated.
These men protect Africa's endangered animals
Tomas Diagne rescues turtles in Senegal. Jeneria Lekilelei protects lions in Kenya after being raised to kill them.
Airlines, officials trace path of couple diagnosed with coronavirus that flew from Hawaii
Delta and Hawaiian AIrlines are working with the CDC to trace the path of a couple who were diagnosed with coronavirus after returning from Hawaii.
Cab passenger injured by hit-and-run driver in Harlem
A hit-and-run driver slammed into a livery cab early Monday morning in Manhattan, seriously injuring a passenger in the for-hire car before fleeing the scene on foot.
How Michael Bloomberg laid the groundwork for his 2020 campaign
Democratic presidential candidates are turning their attention to Michael Bloomberg just days before the Nevada caucus, critcizing both his spending and his past policies. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has more on why Democrats are angry, and New York Times reporter Nicholas Kulish joined "CBSN AM" to break down how Bloomberg's philanthropic past paved the way to his 2020 campaign.
Rick James’ estate sued by rape accuser for $50 million
Though the assault allegedly took place in 1979, New York's Child Victims Act has temporarily lifted the statute of limitations on sex-abuse lawsuits.
Topless Protesters Interrupt Bernie Sanders Rally to Demand Action Against ‘Big Dairy,’ Animal Agriculture 
Topless women protesters disrupted a Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) rally on Sunday to demand he take a stand against animal agriculture.
Potential new charges against Parnas could bring feds’ investigation closer to Giuliani
Federal prosecutors are considering new charges against Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, which could haunt the former New York City mayor, according to a report. Prosecutors with the Southern District of New York are weighing whether to charge Parnas and at least one of his business partners with misleading potential investors of his company, Fraud...
Boris Johnson urged to fire adviser who has voiced support for eugenics
British Prime Minister is facing calls to sack a controversial advisor who has previously said that black Americans have lower IQs than white Americans and has voiced support for compulsory contraception in order to prevent the creation of a "permanent underclass."
A Dallas building is still standing after an attempt to implode it to make way for new development failed
Texans have dubbed a high-rise office building the "Leaning Tower of Dallas" after it failed to come down during an implosion on Sunday.
Cheating Astros have even broken Mike Trout
The best player in baseball thinks Astros players got off lightly. Mike Trout, the usually reserved Angels superstar known more for his play than his sound bites, ripped the Astros for cheating during their 2017 World Series campaign and took issue with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s discipline. “I don’t agree with the punishment,” Trout told...
700-Pound Black Bear Killed By Bow and Arrow, Setting New Record
A New Jersey hunter set a new record, a panel confirmed earlier this month. The 700-pound bear was shot with a bow and arrow in Morris County last October.
Trudeau calls emergency meeting after Canada pipeline protest shuts down railway service for thousands
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau canceled a scheduled trip to the Caribbean Sunday amid harsh backlash over his government’s handling of major blockades on railways across British Columbia, Ontario and other parts of the country in response to a $5 billion pipeline project.
The best Presidents Day sales: 150+ deals to shop today
These Presidents Day sales are worthy of the highest office in the land. The holiday weekend means dozens of discounts on everything you've been waiting to buy, from mattresses and kitchen appliances to fashion and electronics.
US WWII bombers, missing for 76 years, discovered in Pacific lagoon
Three U.S. World War II aircraft have been discovered in a lagoon in Micronesia 76 years after they went missing. The planes, which were part of Operation Hailstone in February 1944, are associated with 7 U.S. servicemen listed as missing in action.
Professor suspended for calling police on black student
An Indiana university says a white professor accused of discrimination after he called university police to his classroom because a black student refused to change seats won’t teach for the remainder of the semester
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Americans evacuated from cruise ship in Japan; Violent teen takedown in North Carolina
‘Sherlock’ star Martin Freeman admits smacking his kids and calling them ‘little f–kers’
"Sherlock" star Martin Freeman admits that he smacked his two children when they were younger and called them "little f...ers."
Fox News Commentator Praises Trump's Daytona 500 Visit, Says It Had 'Patriotism,' 'American Muscle' and Things 'Liberals Really Can't Stand'
"You want to talk about liberal heads exploding everywhere, think of all this amalgamation of things in this pot," Dan Bongino said.
'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern U.S.; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hit
Weeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern U.S., bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and Tennessee