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ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country’s new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said Sunday.
Treasury Secretary Yellen warns debt ceiling battle could spell 'catastrophe'
Treasury Secretary Yellen warns debt-ceiling battle could spell 'catastrophe'
McConnell challenges Garland on DOJ effort to address threats against public school board members and teachers
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday told Attorney General Merrick Garland that parents "absolutely should be telling" local schools what to teach amid a debate over mask and vaccine mandates, the role of racial equity education and transgender rights in schools that has become a...
Trump boasted of crowd size at Jan. 6 riot, new book says
New book details Trump’s actions during the riot and effort to overturn the election.
Most Senate Republicans don’t want to see Trump run again
Senate Republicans, with a few exceptions, are hoping that former President Trump does not announce his intention to run again for president.These GOP senators definitely don’t want to see Trump an…
California's 'Surf City USA' beach reopens after oil spill
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Surfers and swimmers returned to the waves Monday at a popular Southern California beach that was shut for more than a week after an undersea pipeline leaked crude oil into the ocean.
Fiona Hill says January 6 was a "dress rehearsal" for future political violence
Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official, served as a key witness in the 2019 Trump impeachment hearings.
First person charged with Paycheck Protection Program fraud sentenced to federal prison
David Adler Staveley faked his suicide to evade arrest after prosecutors said he tried to scam the government out of $543,000 in coronavirus relief funds, officials said.
Trump tears into McConnell over debt ceiling deal with Democrats
Former President Donald Trump on Saturday eviscerated Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for compromising with Senate Democrats on a temporary debt ceiling deal, his latest broadside against the top Republican in Washington as Trump continues to hint at a 2024 presidential run.
Democrats set up chaotic end-of-year stretch
Democrats are facing a daunting stretch as the party struggles to get beyond internal battles to win approval of President Biden’s agenda — and deal with other crises that have effectively been pun…
Lurching from Crisis to Crisis, Congress is Addicted to Cliffs
WASHINGTON — Congress disposed of a looming global economic catastrophe this week by doing what it does best: not much. After weeks of a market-threatening partisan stare-down, Senate leaders struck a not-so-grand bargain that raised the debt ceiling into early December, just two short months...
Whitehouse admits Trump may not be mastermind behind DOJ scheme to overturn election
Former President Donald Trump may not be the person who was "pulling the strings" behind a plan hinged on replacing the top Justice Department official with a loyalist willing to carry out a more aggressive strategy to challenge the results of the 2020 election, a Democratic Senate investigator…
Analysis: After McConnell's blink, Democrats hold a weaker hand
Analysis: Democratic sources say there is no plan for avoiding a messier debt limit fight in December — and the Senate minority leader insists he won't help again.
Taiwan rejects China's 'path' amid show of military force
Taiwan’s president has vowed to defend the island from China’s rising pressure for reunification, after a week of tensions with Beijing
In Ohio's Senate race, a non-Trump Republican makes his case
Matt Dolan is a rare Republican candidate these days: a moderate conservative more interested in talking about infrastructure than in litigating the 2020 presidential election.
Donald Trump rally in Iowa: Ex-president tells thousands, 'We're going to take America back'
Donald Trump's return comes as his favorability rating among Iowans reaches a personal high point. He stopped short of announcing a reelection bid.
Pence treads carefully with Trump
Former Vice President Mike Pence has a Trump problem, strategists and officials in the former president’s orbit say. For Pence to successfully carve out a path to the GOP presidential nominati…
Senior citizen advocacy group tells Congress that Social Security recipients should get $1,400 stimulus payment
Some seniors are rationing prescription drugs and eating one meal a day, an advocacy group said. It urged Congress to send them stimulus checks.
Taliban, US conclude ‘candid, professional’ talks in Doha
US side focused on security, women’s rights and evacuations while Taliban called for international recognition.
Tensions rise after Taiwanese president says China's plans offer no 'free or democratic way of life'
In a speech during a Taiwanese National Day parade on Sunday, President Tsai Ing-Wen said that Taiwan will not bow to Chinese military pressure, hoping for an ease in tensions between the two countries.
Kamala Harris mocked over science video for kids
Vice President Kamala Harris is getting roasted on social media after appearing in a NASA video for kids while the Biden administration’s approval ratings continue on a downward slide.
‘Purple finger fatigue’ in Iraq as voters shun elections
Chief election observer from the EU says low voter turnout ‘is a clear political signal’ to the political elite.
Hispanic voters now key in swing counties nationwide
As the "Hispanic vote" grows, it's also changing. And there are signs of the differences in the county-level vote from 2020.
Georgia election official takes the fight to Trump
Trump’s election nemesis refuses to shut up and take the former president’s abuse.
Mayorkas investigation into Border Patrol 'whipping' incident drags on
The investigation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) into the September incident with Border Patrol agents on horseback has yet to conclude despite initial assurances from the Biden administration that it would be wrapped up in days.
Taliban say US will provide aid, but not recognition, after Doha talks
The Taliban announced Sunday following talks in Qatar that the United States would not be formally recognizing the Taliban but would be providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, The Associate…
Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North Korea
A former colonel describes a leadership making cash by any means, from drug factories to illegal arms deals.
R. Kelly’s album sales grew by 500 percent after conviction
R. Kelly’s music sales have spiked since he was convicted for sex trafficking and racketeering, Rolling Stone reports.The R&B star has seen double-digit gains in streams and triple-digit growth…
Iowa's GOP leaders stand by Trump as he repeats false claims
Republican Sen. Charles Grassley and Gov. Kim Reynolds embraced Donald Trump’s return to Iowa on Saturday, standing by the former president as he repeated his false claims of voter fraud and a stolen election to a crowd of thousands. The state’s senior senator, who recently announced plans to...
Facebook unveils new controls for kids using its platforms
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook, in the aftermath of damning testimony that its platforms harm children, will be introducing several features including prompting teens to take a break using its photo sharing app Instagram, and “nudging" teens if they are repeatedly looking at the same content that's...
Krebs says efforts to undermine elections could put U.S. in a "death spiral"
Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said Republicans are leading the "constant erosion of confidence in the electoral system."
Liberal activists plan on 'bird-dogging' Kyrsten Sinema at Boston Marathon
Activists have accosted Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., on the plane and on her way to the bathroom, and they also plan to follow her at the Boston Marathon Monday, pressuring her to support President Biden's $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, the Build Back Better Act.
A former Navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been arrested on espionage charges
The Department of Justice says Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana Toebbe, allegedly sought to sell sensitive military secrets about submarines to a foreign entity.
Minority students are less likely to finish college than their white peers. Can that change?
Remedial education, financial challenges and even just a jarring campus culture can stymie students.
McAuliffe downplays remark that Biden is dragging down Democrats' chances in Virginia gubernatorial race
Terry McAuliffe on Sunday downplayed a recent remark in which he observed that President Joe Biden's sagging popularity is hurting his bid to become Virginia's next governor and reiterated on CNN's "State of the Union" that Democrats in Washington need to pass a stalled bipartisan infrastructure...
Terror & tourism: Xinjiang eases its grip, but fear remains
XINJIANG, China (AP) — The razor wire that once ringed public buildings in China’s far northwestern Xinjiang region is nearly all gone. Gone, too, are the middle school uniforms in military camouflage and the armored personnel carriers rumbling around the homeland of the Uyghurs.
Strong earthquakes strike off coast of Hawaii
Two strong earthquakes struck off the coast of the Big Island in Hawaii on Sunday, rattling residents and causing items to fall off shelves
Benefits for All or Just the Needy? Manchin's Demand Focuses Debate.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has a ready retort to fellow Democrats who say shrinking the party’s social safety net bill will mean depriving vulnerable populations of critical resources: Limit access to every program in the ambitious measure to only those Americans who need it most...
Biden task force has reunited 52 families separated under Trump: report
The Biden administration’s Family Reunification Task Force has reportedly reunited 52 families that were separated under former President Trump, up from just seven families in June. The u…
Two killed, including police officer, in Louisiana shooting
Three people were injured, and authorities said the suspect opened fire on a second state trooper.
Navy nuclear engineer charged with trying to pass secrets
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent...
China-Taiwan tensions: We will not bow to Beijing pressure, says leader
Tsai Ing-wen's speech comes a day after China's President Xi vowed to complete "reunification".
No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn’t stolen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, standing by Donald Trump’s lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud.
Advocates, lawmakers push hospitals to help more with bills
Swamped with medical bills? The hospital that treated you may be able to help. Whether you learn about this before those bills wind up in debt collections is another matter. Medical bills often represent large, unexpected shocks that can crash personal budgets.
Krysten Sinema doesn't always return the White House's calls, leaving Joe Biden exasperated, report says
President Joe Biden is reportedly exasperated that Sens. Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin "don't move" in their positions on the reconciliation bill.
North Carolina Lt. Gov. who called transgenderism 'filth' 'will not back down' amid calls for resignation
Republican North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said he “will not back back down” amid Democratic calls for his resignation after he said “trangenderism” and homosexuality should not be taught to children, referring to it as “filth.”
Boston Marathon bombing victims split on death penalty in Supreme Court case
Liz Norden and Mikey Borgard both suffered when two bombs exploded at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, sending shrapnel through a crowd of hundreds of people. Norden's two adult sons lost their right legs. Borgard sustained hearing loss and a brain injury.
Tropical Storm Pamela forms off Mexico's Pacific coast
Tropical Storm Pamela has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast and is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before hitting shore somewhere near the port of Mazatlan at midweek
Facebook VP can’t give ‘yes or no answer’ on whether algorithms amplified insurrectionists’ voices
Facebook Vice President Nick Clegg said he couldn’t give a “yes or no answer” when asked on Sunday if the social media giant’s algorithm played a role in amplifyin…
Hunter Biden's private LA art show renews conflict-of-interest concerns
Hunter Biden is facing renewed questions about whether his art career could pose a conflict of interest for his father's work in the Oval Office after recent images from a glitzy private showing shot across social media.
Iraq's parliamentary vote marred by boycott, voter apathy
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqis voted Sunday in parliamentary elections held months ahead of schedule as a concession to a youth-led popular uprising against corruption and mismanagement. But the voting was marked by widespread apathy and a boycott by many of the young activists who thronged the streets...
California law to eventually ban gas-powered lawn equipment
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law directing regulators to eventually ban the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment
Man dies in California after fight with people he apparently tried to run over
A man died in California after fighting with a crowd of people he intentionally tried to hit his truck. The Associated Press reported that the man was asked to leave a business in&nb…
Yellen sees Democratic leaders averting a debt ceiling crisis
Defaulting on the nation’s debt has been avoided for now but it's “absolutely necessary” to pay for Congress’ past decisions in the longer term, the Treasury secretary said.
Southwest Airlines cancels more than 1,000 weekend flights
Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather
EXPLAINER: New ethics board thrust into Kristi Noem inquiry
The four retired judges who make up South Dakota's Government Accountability Board usually meet just a handful of times a year, almost entirely unnoticed by the public, and have never advanced a complaint to a public hearing. The board is barely 4 years old, created by the Legislature after...
GOP Rep. Steve Scalise Still Refuses To Acknowledge 2020 Election Was Legitimate
The House's second-ranking Republican repeated without evidence the false claim that states did not follow the Constitution when certifying their votes.
Josh Gottheimer is taunting the ‘far left.’ He’s still unlikely to face a serious primary.
Some party activists say Gottheimer is ripe for a primary challenge after he’s taken shots at the “far left” for trying to “kill an historic infrastructure bill."
Texas abortion law foes target lawmakers' corporate donors
Foes of Texas' strict abortion ban are taking aim at companies that donated money to the bill’s sponsors, hoping consumers will pressure corporate America to join the fight against a surge of restrictions.
What's in Democrats' Build Back Better plan? A lot of Americans don't know - CBS News poll
Policy ideas are popular, but more know about the cost of the bill than about its plans.
Taiwan will not bow down to China, says president
On Taiwan’s National Day, Tsai Ing-wen says her people will not give in, after increased pressure from China.
Louisiana police officer found dead during search for suspect in several shootings
The Louisiana State Police officer was found dead in Ascension Parish.
Democratic lawmakers, Yellen defend Biden on the economy
Democratic lawmakers and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday defended President Biden’s handling of the U.S. economy following a disappointing monthly jobs report and a tempor…
Hazaras face Taliban persecution — again
“Why should we be oppressed like this? Aren’t we the people of Afghanistan?” asked one member of the Hazara community.
Terry McAuliffe continues to claim critical race theory is 'made up'
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on Sunday repeated his talking point about critical race theory being a “dog whistle” and said it is a “made-up” plan by his Republican opponent to “divide people.”
Security guard stabbed over mask policy dispute at NYC Apple store, police say
The security guard was stabbed on his left arm and forehead by a man he didn't know, according to New York City police.
President Schumer or President Manchin?
Sen. Chris Coons briefly promoted one of his colleagues to the Oval Office.
Fort Hood soldier found safe with family after failing to show up for work, officials say
Jennifer Sewell, a private first class, was reported missing after she didn't respond to calls from law enforcement or her superiors.
The silence of Donald Trump: how Twitter’s ban is cramping his style
The ex-president once had a direct line to 88 million followers – now he’s suing to get back on the platform he made his own Donald Trump is feeling his permanent suspension from Twitter. ‘Any other platform is very difficult for him to navigate with his style and personality.’ Photograph: Alex...
Trump holds fast to his election lies as the GOP establishment hugs him tighter
The former president went to Iowa on Saturday and was embraced by the dean of the Senate GOP.
Iraq’s parliamentary vote marred by boycott, voter apathy
“In my opinion, it isn’t easy to hold free and fair elections under the current circumstances.”
Manchin and Sanders in a room together would result in 'homicide,' Biden jokes
President Joe Biden joked on a phone call with Democrats that putting Sens. Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders in a room together to hash out the roughly $2 trillion difference in their visions of the social safety net expansions would result in "homicide."
Czech election: Milos Zeman in intensive care after vote
Milos Zeman is in intensive care the day after a surprise opposition win in parliamentary elections.
Right-sizing the force: Army offers armor for smaller troops
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Capt. Kim Pierre-Zamora remembers the protective vest she was issued when she went to basic training a number of years ago. It was a size medium that hung down too far and made it difficult for her to even bend over to pick up something.
Fort Hood soldier believed to be missing is safe, family says
Fort Hood officials said Pfc. Jennifer Sewell has been found safe.
Power returns to Lebanon after 24-hour blackout
A total outage of the country's electricity grid ends after the government secures fuel.
Marie Antoinette's censored letters decoded using X-rays
Researchers have used X-rays to decode Marie Antoinette's censored letters to a Swedish count.
Families separated by Trump administration at the border still waiting for reunification
Migrant children separated from their parents at the border were supposed to be reunited with their parents by the government within 30 days, according to an order from a federal judge. That was in 2018. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the "ad-hoc" record-keeping that's led to continued separation.
Schiff calls GOP ‘autocratic cult around Donald Trump’
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday called the Republican Party “an autocratic cult around Donald Trump” that is “not interested in governing.””We have a Republ…
Police dragged a paraplegic man from his car after he told them he couldn't get out
Clifford Owensby told police he was a paraplegic and couldn't exit his car, but officers dragged him out anyway in an arrest that is now under investigation by the Dayton Police Department.
Trump's NC Senate endorsement is flipping voters — and high-dollar donors
Some high-dollar donors to former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory put their money behind Rep. Ted Budd, his U.S. Senate primary opponent, after Donald Trump endorsed Budd this year, records show.Why it matters: The former president's endorsement can be literal currency in Republican primary...
Suspect arrested in shooting of Georgia police officer working first shift
Damien Ferguson was accused of killing Alamo Officer Dylan Harrison.
County GOP calls for an audit of the 2020 election results in Florida, a state that Trump won
Last fall, former President Trump defeated now-President Biden in Florida by a 51.2% to 47.9% margin - an advantage of more than 371,000 votes.
Mass protests in Poland amid EU exit fears
The nationwide protests come after Poland's top court challenged the supremacy of EU rules.
Polls close across Iraq in early election
The vote was originally scheduled for next year but was moved up in response to a popular uprising.
Czech Republic in post-vote limbo after president takes sick
Milos Zeman admitted to hospital, raising risk of political vacuum following shock election defeat for prime minister.
87 runners rescued after snowstorm derails ultra marathon in Utah
About four hours into the race, 12 to 18 inches of snow had fallen and racers experienced near white-out conditions.
UK to resettle teenage Afghan women footballers and families
The UK agrees to give visas to the women's development team and families who had to flee Afghanistan.
The GOP’s iron grip on state legislatures
Data: Quorum State; Cartogram: Kavya Beheraj/Axios There are twice as many states that have solid, Republican-controlled legislatures as those with solid, Democratic-controlled ones, according to Quorum's new 2021 State Legislative Trends Report.Why it matters: The power of state legislatures...
A mountaineering group is aiming to be the 1st all-Black team to climb Mount Everest
The Full Circle Everest team will be scaling Everest next year in an attempt to make history. But it's not just about the climb. They also want to inspire Black people to explore the outdoors.
Russia, US lift targeted sanctions so Nuland can visit Moscow
Russia and the United States have lifted targeted sanctions to allow U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland to visit Moscow this week for meetings with Russian official…
Native Hawaiians demand justice for sex-trafficking victims amid searches for missing women
Native Hawaiians are disproportionately affected by sex trafficking.
3 arrested after "hellish" shooting at Minnesota bar leaves 1 dead and 14 wounded
A woman in her 20s died at the scene and 14 others were transported to area hospitals for treatment.
Following one Texas woman's abortion journey over state lines: Reporter's Notebook
After calling more than a dozen clinics across the state, only one doctor agreed to talk to us on the record.
One of Newsom's kids lacks vaccine despite mandate, report says
California Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed a requirement for all eligible students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, even as his own daughter has yet to receive the shot.
Abdul Qadeer Khan: 'Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb' dies
AQ Khan is considered a national hero but was also called "the greatest nuclear proliferator of all time".
William Shatner's trip to the edge of space delayed by earthly weather
At age 90, Shatner would be the oldest person sent to space, but he'll have to wait another day to get there.
'It's irrelevant': Stacey Abrams brushes aside Trump mockingly endorsing her in order to needle Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp
"His posture is not relevant to the work that I'm doing or to the positions I take," Abrams said of Trump's invocation of her name at GOP rallies.
New York woman accused of starving child to death is charged with murder
An autopsy concluded that Peter Cuacuas, 7, died of malnutrition. Authorities allege he was locked and confined to a bedroom by his father's girlfriend.
Iraqis vote in first parliamentary election since 2019 mass protests
The election was brought forward by six months in response to unprecedented nationwide unrest.
Transcript: Fiona Hill on "Face the Nation," October 10, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with Former National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs, Fiona Hill, that aired Sunday, October 10, 2021, on "Face the Nation."
Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on "Face the Nation", October 10, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with Congressman Adam Schiff that aired Sunday, October 10, 2021, on "Face the Nation."
Transcript: Chris Krebs on "Face the Nation" on October 10, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with former CISA director Chris Krebs that aired on Sunday, October 10, 2021, on "Face the Nation."
Transcript: Mary Daly on "Face the Nation," October 10, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly that aired Sunday, October 10, 2021, on "Face the Nation."
CBS News poll: Will parents get their younger kids vaccinated?
As Americans look toward winter, many would prefer traveling and going out where vaccination requirements are in place.
Small businesses navigate ever-changing COVID-19 reality
NEW YORK (AP) — For a brief moment this summer, it seemed like small businesses might be getting a break from the relentless onslaught of the pandemic. More Americans, many of them vaccinated, flocked to restaurants and stores without needing to mask up or socially distance.
As Covid trends down, Fauci warns not to 'declare victory'
“If you look at the history of the surges and the diminutions in cases over a period of time, they can bounce back,” the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director said.
GOP doc dispenses sketchy medical advice on virus immunity
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Marshall won't let people forget he's a doctor, putting “Doc” in the letterhead of his U.S. Senate office's news releases. But when he talks about COVID-19 vaccines, some doctors and experts say the Kansas Republican sounds far more like a politician than a physician.
Fauci gives verdict on trick-or-treating for Halloween
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday approved of children trick-or-treating this Halloween despite the ongoing pandemic.
Chart: The Covid-19 booster shot boom
An average of nearly 400,000 people per day have received booster shots in the previous seven days, double from the week before.
Sydney exits lockdown as Australia gears up to ‘live with’ COVID
Curbs ease for fully vaccinated in Australia’s biggest city as doctors’ group urges continued caution.
Could vaccines for kids aged 5-11 start by Thanksgiving? "It's certainly reasonable," Gottlieb says
According to a new CBS poll released Sunday, more than a third of parents say they will vaccinate their 5-to-11-year-olds right away, and a quarter of parents say they will wait and see.
West says COVID-19 hospitalization made him ‘more dedicated’ to fight against vaccine mandates
Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West (R), who is currently recovering from COVID-19, said his hospitalization with the virus has made him “more dedicated to fighting against vaccine mandates.”W…
Wyoming high school student arrested for refusal to wear a mask
A 16-year-old high school student was arrested Thursday over a mask dispute, forcing the school into lockdown for over an hour.
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops still unvaccinated ahead of first vaccine deadline: report
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops have yet to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as the first deadline for inoculations approaches for several branches of the military.Active-duty members of t…
Gottlieb says every household should have at-home COVID-19 tests
Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Sunday that every household should have a supply of at-home COVID-19 tests as families consider their next steps on hol…
Longest nursing strike in Massachusetts history hits 7-month mark
Nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, are striking over working conditions and staffing issues.
Transcript: Dr. Scott Gottlieb on "Face the Nation", October 10, 2021
The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Sunday, October 10, 2021.