A Line of Fire South of Portland and a Yearslong Recovery Ahead

SALEM, Ore. — A 36-mile-wide line of flames edged into the towns around Portland, Ore., and cities along the West Coast were smothered in acrid smoke and ash on Friday as history-making wildfires remained unchecked, killing at least 17 and leaving dozens of people missing. “We are preparing for a mass fatality incident based on what we know and the numbers of structures that have been lost,” Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, said as firefighters …

Trump Threatens To Yank Funding From Schools That Teach 1619 Project

President Donald Trump has launched another assault against education intended to address racism in America. On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted that the Department of Education was investigating whether California public schools had implemented the New York Times’ 1619 Project into their curriculum. The Pulitzer Prize-winning initiative aims to reframe American history around the year slaves landed on its shores and by “placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” …

Tunisia’s Youth Still Struggle A Decade After The Uprising

Residents of Jelma, Tunisia are seen near the town’s abandoned train station on February 29. Jelma is located about 21 miles from Sidi Bouzeid, where in 2011 Mohamed Bouazizi died after setting himself on fire. His death kicked off popular youth-led protests and ultimately, the Arab Spring.   Note: This piece contains a disturbing description of self-immolation. In the middle of Jelma, a town of roughly 6,000 in Tunisia’s interior, a light wind picks up dust on a colonial-era built …

Facebook accused of pulling post about Kenosha gunman after declaring shooting ‘mass murder’

Facebook has been accused of removing a commentator’s post about Kyle Rittenhouse, the gunman in last week’s deadly shooting in Kenosha, Wis., after the social media giant labeled the incident a “mass murder.” In a Twitter thread on Tuesday, media analyst Mark Dice claimed that Facebook had removed a video that purportedly shows Rittenhouse offering to help a wounded protester. Images posted by Dice purportedly showed Facebook notifying him that it doesn’t allow “symbols, praise or support of dangerous individuals or organizations.” Actions considered “dangerous” by Facebook included “terrorist activity,” …

After UAE-Israel deal, Kushner pushes other Arab states for more

After accompanying an Israeli delegation to the United Arab Emirates for historic normalisation talks, White House adviser Jared Kushner set off on a tour of other Gulf capitals on Tuesday, looking for more Arab support. Israel and the UAE set up a joint committee to cooperate on financial services at the talks in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. Kushner, United States President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, accompanied the Israeli delegation Monday on what was billed as the first Israeli commercial flight …

Trump Wants To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA

The Trump administration has drafted a proposal that would dramatically expand the number of people required to provide biometrics for their immigration applications, while also increasing the personal information the government can demand, such as eye scans, voice prints, DNA, and photographs for facial recognition. According to parts of a draft policy obtained by BuzzFeed News, the government would be allowed to request biometrics from immigrants who have received some benefit, like a green card or work permit, at any …

Kentucky’s Rupp Arena: A College Basketball Mecca With A Complicated Racial Past

The Kentucky Wildcats have dominated the competition playing at Rupp Arena, named after U.K.’s most famous coach: Adolph Rupp. Now the campus is debating whether that name should be changed.   Rupp Arena is named for Adoph Rupp, the famous University of Kentucky basketball coach whose sustained success in the mid-20th century turned the program into the powerhouse it remains today. The arena has borne Rupp’s name since it opened in 1976, just a few years after his retirement. But …

Look Up! Purple Martins Delight Downtown Nashville

People have flocked to downtown Nashville, Tenn. the past few days to take in a rare sight: thousands of Purple Martins. The migratory birds, on their way south for the winter, rarely roost in urban areas.   Rare purple martins are dazzling birders and bystanders near Nashville’s tourist district each night for the next week or two. Biologists estimate 150,000 have chosen to temporarily roost on the plaza outside the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. And the symphony very nearly ran them …

NWSL Returns To CBS, CBS All Access For Fall Season Starting In September

August 25, 2020 at 11:24 am (CBS Local)- The National Women’s Soccer League wrapped up its successful Challenge Cup tournament in Utah at the end of July with the crowning of the Houston Dash as champions. Now, the league is looking to keep up its momentum with a fall series of games announced on Tuesday. The season is set to resume on September 5. The series will see 18 matches played over the course of a seven week period. The …

NYPD hunts suspect seen in video attempting to rape woman on subway platform

The NYPD is looking for the suspect seen in disturbing cellphone video attempting to brazenly rape a woman on a Manhattan subway platform. Police said the “brutal sexual attack” happened as the 25-year-old woman was waiting for a Q train at a station in midtown Saturday morning. Transit Police Chief Edward Delatorre said Sunday on Twitter that officers want to hear from subway riders who intervened, saving the woman from further harm. NYPD SEEKS DRIVER WHO ASSAULTED 2 BRONX TRAFFIC AGENTS …

Arielle Vandenberg On ‘Love Island’ Season 2: ‘So Exciting, It’s Bringing So Much Energy’

Love Island returned for season two earlier this week and we are already off to a wild start in Viva Las Vegas. Due to the global pandemic, Islanders isolated for two weeks before entering the villa and are now situated on the roof top of the Drai’s Nightclub where they will compete for love, money and glory…or at least love and money. Returning to her hosting duties for season two is Arielle Vandenberg who caught up with CBS’ Matt Weiss …

Blanked-Out Spots On China’s Maps Helped Us Uncover Xinjiang’s Camps

Read Part 1 of this investigation here. Read Part 2 here. This project was supported by the Open Technology Fund, the Pulitzer Center, and the Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism. In the summer of 2018, as it became even harder for journalists to work effectively in Xinjiang, a far-western region of China, we started to look at how we could use satellite imagery to investigate the camps where Uighurs and other Muslim minorities were being detained. At the …

Hurricane Laura Live Updates: Storm Intensifies to Category 4 Strength

The hurricane is projected to make landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, pushing a storm surge of 15 to 20 feet into some areas. Right Now The center of Laura, now a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of nearly 140 miles per hour, is about 200 miles south of Lake Charles, La., and moving toward the city. Image Residents gathered at the Burton Complex, an event center in Lake Charles, La., for assistance with evacuation.Credit…William Widmer for The New York …

Jose Vitor Leme Remains On Top As Professional Bull Riders Returns To CBS This Weekend

August 25, 2020 at 3:16 pm (CBS Local/CBSDFW.com)- Following a wild weekend of action in Utah, Jose Vitor Leme has extended his lead atop the rider standings heading into this weekend’s PBR WinStar World Casino and Resort Invitational on CBS and CBS Sports Network. Now, he’ll look to extend his lead as the tour rolls into Dickie’s Arena in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend. The 24-year-old Brazilian earned the victory last weekend in dramatic fashion by earning the highest marked …

NY AG Probes If Donald Trump Inflated Assets For Loans

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Democratic attorney general asked a court Monday to enforce subpoenas into an investigation into whether President Donald Trump and his businesses inflated assets on financial statements. Attorney General Letitia James filed a petition in state trial court in New York City naming the Trump Organization, an umbrella group for the Republican president’s holdings, as a respondent along with other business entities. The filing also named Eric Trump and Seven Springs, a New York estate …

Musician Justin Townes Earle Dead At Age 38

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, a leading performer of American roots music known for his introspective and haunting style, has died at 38. New West Records publicist Brady Brock confirmed his death, but did not immediately provide details. Earle was the son of country star Steve Earle and over the weekend his family posted an Instagram announcement of his death, telling his fans, “So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years …

After Another Week of Setbacks, Trump Looks to Change the Story Line

The president heads into the Republican National Convention after a string of bad news, including the arrest of a former top aide and a damning reminder of Russia’s interference in the last election. An eruption of scandals and dysfunction last week in some ways encapsulates the volatile Trump presidency and the baggage the president brings into the fall contest.Credit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times Aug. 23, 2020Updated 6:12 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — When President Trump’s strategists mapped out their …

My Life Is Like ‘Indian Matchmaking,’ But Here’s The Question No One Is Asking Me

My reputation among friends is the guy who never watches TV. But toward the end of July, my best friend insisted: “You have to watch this new Netflix show called ‘Indian Matchmaking’ starring Sima Taparia, who is apparently Mumbai’s top matchmaker.”   “Why?”  I asked. “It’s about arranged marriages in the Indian community. I think you’ll get a kick out of it,” he replied. But the truth of the matter was that I didn’t need a TV show to explain the nuts …

Meet The 11 Islanders Kicking Off ‘Love Island’ Season 2 On CBS Next Week

CBS announces the Islanders looking for love this summer on season two of Love Island! Eleven sexy singles are ready to find their perfect matches when they kick off the summer of love on the two-hour season premiere, Monday, August 24th at 8:00 PM, ET/PT, on CBS and streaming live and on-demand with CBS All Access. New episodes continue nightly*, including the Saturday night episode Love Island: More to Love at 8:00PM, ET/PT, featuring the best moments of the week, …

How To Plan ‘Your Next Five Moves’ For Success At Work 

  When you consider it, chess and business have a lot in common. In both, you need to think several moves ahead if you want to come out on top, whether that means winning a high-stakes game or snagging that long-anticipated promotion. In this special excerpt from the book Your Next Five Moves (out now from Simon & Schuster, a ViacomCBS company), authors Patrick Bet-David and Greg Dinkin challenge you to dig deep in order to develop a vision for long-term success at work.    Answer Questions To Reveal Your Deepest …