Italian firm balks at bridge collapse backlash with “causes” unclear

Italian firm balks at bridge collapse backlash with “causes” unclear

MILAN — The Atlantia holding company that controls Italy’s main highway operator says the concession cannot be revoked without citing specific failures by the company in the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa. Atlantia said before markets opened Thursday that government pledges to revoke Autostrade per l’Italia’s concession were made, “without any verification of the material causes of the accident.” Shares in Atlantia were so volatile in opening Milan trading Thursday that they were not able…

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Trump links yanking John Brennan’s security clearance to Russia probe

Trump links yanking John Brennan’s security clearance to Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a heavily critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump drew a direct connection between his decision and the Russia investigation, citing Brennan as among those he held responsible for the probe. “I call it the rigged witch hunt, (it) is a sham,” Mr. Mr. Trump told…

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Husband confesses to killing pregnant wife, 2 young daughters: Report

Husband confesses to killing pregnant wife, 2 young daughters: Report

The husband of a missing, pregnant Colorado woman has confessed to killing her and their two young daughters, who were also missing, CBS Denver reports. Shanann Watts, 34, and the daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing Monday, and a desperate search for them began. Late Wednesday night, police in Frederick, Colorado detained Chris Watts, CBS Denver says. Investigators were seen taking items out of the family’s home. A truck was also taken….

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Husband charged with killing pregnant wife, 2 young daughters

Husband charged with killing pregnant wife, 2 young daughters

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 9:39 AM EDT The husband of a missing, pregnant Colorado woman was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with her disappearance and that of their two young daughters, police in Frederick, Colorado, said. Chris Watts has been charged with three counts each of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence, reports CBS Denver. The station says Chris Watts confessed to killing Shanann Watts, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and daughters Bella, 4,…

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Husband arrested in case of missing pregnant wife, 2 young daughters

Husband arrested in case of missing pregnant wife, 2 young daughters

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 2:35 AM EDT The husband of a missing, pregnant Colorado woman has confessed to killing her and their two young daughters, who were also missing, CBS Denver reports. Shanann Watts, 34, and the daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing Monday, and a desperate search for them began. Late Wednesday night, police in Frederick, Colorado detained Chris Watts, CBS Denver says. Investigators were seen removing items from the…

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Mom yanks kids from electric toy car moments before it erupts into flames

Mom yanks kids from electric toy car moments before it erupts into flames

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Video footage shows fire consuming a child’s toy electric vehicle, as two kids were playing in it. “I think that was the really scary thing because they were buckled in and they are both little so neither of them could have gotten themselves out,” Michelle Kline told CBS Boston. Fortunately, Michelle Kline was feet away as her kids started driving up the small hill in her neighbor’s North Andover yard. “It…

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Commentary: Newspapers don’t help themselves by coordinating against Trump

Commentary: Newspapers don’t help themselves by coordinating against Trump

If you are a Trump voter who thinks that much of the press is reflexively hostile to the president, 300 of America’s leading newspapers want you to know that you might be on to something. In a self-defeating act of journalistic groupthink, America’s editorial pages launched a coordinated protest against President Trump on Thursday, all running negative editorials attacking the president over his #FakeNews rhetoric. The Boston Globe, who organized the effort, calls it “educating readers” about…

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Colorado pregnant woman, 2 young daughters reported missing

Colorado pregnant woman, 2 young daughters reported missing

A desperate search is on for a Colorado woman, who is 15 months pregnant, and her two young children that were reported missing since Monday. The FBI and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have joined in the search after the disappearance of Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. The Fredrick Police Department said Wednesday in a news conference that officers went to check up on Watts and the…

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Students who survived deadly shooting battle nerves on first day of school

Students who survived deadly shooting battle nerves on first day of school

Last Updated Aug 15, 2018 7:54 PM EDT PARKLAND, Fla. — It was the first day of school Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Six months after 17 students and staff members were killed — and another 17 were wounded — new security measures are in place. However, some students who spoke to CBS News say they don’t feel safe. Carlos Rodriguez greeted the day with both excitement and dread. “This is…

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Catholic Church’s “secret archives” detail playbook for concealing abuse

Catholic Church’s “secret archives” detail playbook for concealing abuse

New details are emerging about how Catholic Church leaders protected priests accused of sexual abuse. A Pennsylvania grand jury says more than 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children, and likely thousands more, over seven decades. A trove of documents containing allegations and admissions of sexual abuse were kept locked up in what the church calls its “secret archives,” with the only key in the bishop’s hands. “The cover-up made it impossible to achieve justice for…

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