Both sides rally voters in final push before big Senate vote in Alabama

Both sides rally voters in final push before big Senate vote in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Facing voters at last after the year’s most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival Doug Jones, hoping to become the state’s first Democratic senator in two decades, declared their race was Alabama’s referendum on “who we are and what we’re going to tell our daughters.” Allegations aside, President Trump said in a robocall…

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Dueling rallies on eve of big Senate vote in Alabama

Dueling rallies on eve of big Senate vote in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Facing voters at last after the year’s most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival Doug Jones, hoping to become the state’s first Democratic senator in two decades, declared their race was Alabama’s referendum on “who we are and what we’re going to tell our daughters.” Allegations aside, President Trump said in a robocall…

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Meet the Port Authority officers who arrested NYC terror attack suspect

Meet the Port Authority officers who arrested NYC terror attack suspect

NEW YORK — A group of Port Authority police officers are being hailed as heroes after they apprehended a man suspected of detonating a crude improvised device underground near the Port Authority Bus Terminal during the morning rush. The homemade bomb prematurely exploded around 7:19 a.m. Monday in a pedestrian walkway near 42nd Street and 8th Avenue. At least five people were injured. CBS News’ Jeff Pegues reports that the four officers were identified as:…

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Delivering joy on basketball courts in Philadelphia

Delivering joy on basketball courts in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — In basketball, it would be hard to find anyone better at passing the ball than Michael Gibson. But Gibson isn’t typically in the business of bringing people joy. “I serve legal complaints and subpoenas all over the city of Philadelphia, so nobody’s a hundred percent happy with me,” Gibson said. But where he’s happy is at the court — the basketball court. His passion is the game he played as a boy on the…

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Police try to trace steps of suspect in NYC attack

Police try to trace steps of suspect in NYC attack

WASHINGTON — Police are checking 6,000 security cameras in an effort to trace the suspect’s steps after an explosion in a crowded subway corridor near the Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday morning. The explosion left at least five people injured.  CBS News homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues has been working his sources to find out more about 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. Within hours of the explosion, heavily armed police swarmed the suspect’s apartment building in a working-class Brooklyn…

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SEC to investors: Beware when buying cryptocurrencies

SEC to investors: Beware when buying cryptocurrencies

The top U.S. securities cop has a message for people eager to cash in on the white-hot market for digital currencies: Watch out. So-called cryptocurrenices are increasingly in the spotlight, with Bitcoin prices soaring nearly 1,600 percent this year. Trading in Bitcoin futures contracts started this weekend on the Chicago Board of Exchange, a sign of growing acceptance on Wall Street. A growing number of companies also are raising funds through “initial coin offerings,” or…

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Macron says it was “aggressive” for U.S. to leave Paris climate accord

Macron says it was “aggressive” for U.S. to leave Paris climate accord

PARIS — “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor had an extended conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday on a number of issues including terrorism, the future of Jerusalem, and more. Glor began with the One Planet Summit, which was organized by Macron to focus on climate change following President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris accord, which set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The summit is taking place in…

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Charges: Couple killed house cleaner, tied up daughter, 8

Charges: Couple killed house cleaner, tied up daughter, 8

Last Updated Dec 11, 2017 5:42 PM EST HONOLULU — A man and a woman charged with second-degree murder and other offenses after a gruesome murder inside a Hawaii home made their first appearance in court Monday, reports CBS affiliate KGMB. Stephen Brown, 23, and Hailey Dandurand, 20, have been charged in the death of Telma Boinville, who authorities say was beaten with a baseball bat. Hailey Dandurand, left, and Stephen Brown, right, appeared in a…

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Macron says it was “aggressive” for U.S. to decide to leave Paris climate accord

Macron says it was “aggressive” for U.S. to decide to leave Paris climate accord

PARIS — “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor had an extended conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron Monday on a number of issues including terrorism, the future of Jerusalem, and more. Glor began with the One Planet Summit, which was organized by Macron to focus on climate change following President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 Paris accord, which set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The summit is taking place in…

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France announces winners of climate change grants

France announces winners of climate change grants

PARIS — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term. The “Make Our Planet Great Again” grants — a nod to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan — are part of Macron’s efforts to counter Trump on the climate change front. Macron announced a contest for…

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