ROME (AP) — Italy's Senate president says the Sicilian Mafia targeted him to be killed next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy's two leading Sicilian magistrates. Senate President Piero Grasso served as a judge for a Mafia trial that yielded convictions for hundreds of mobsters during the 1980s. Grasso told La Stampa newspaper in an ...]
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties pushed Saturday to find agreement on climate change and immigration, with an eye on producing compromises by weekend's end so they can move ahead with talks on building a ruling coalition.. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and sister Bavarian-only Christian Social Union parties met ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws. The FBI said it doesn't target specific groups, and the report is one of many ...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact. Holding meetings over drinks or winding down at a bar after a hectic day in the Legislature is a regular part of Sacramento, where policymaking and deal-cutting often depend on personal relationships. ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he's delaying a new policy allowing trophies of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would ...]
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas says its unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in October, but the state continued to see a decline in the number of non-farm jobs over the previous year. The state Department of Labor reports that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month was lower than September's 3.8 percent and 4.3 ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they've entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal. The Palestinian foreign minister denounced the U.S. move as ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that's been gathering dust for some months. On those occasions and more, his purpose was to illustrate "tremendous success" on his Asia trip, an extended journey that actually produced little visible ...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year, the government says. The additional expense will eat away at an increase in their Social Security checks. The news about "Part B" premiums was buried in the fine print of a notice issued late Friday afternoon by the Centers for ...]
The percentage of federal individual income tax filers claiming a deduction for state and local taxes paid in 2015, ranked by state: 1. Maryland: 45.7 percent 2. Connecticut: 41.3 percent 3. New Jersey: 41.2 percent Most Read StoriesSeattle hits record high for income inequality, now rivals San FranciscoAnthony Bourdain brought 'Parts Unknown' to Seattle — ...]
ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states. That includes many states led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn't ...]
The Senate version of the Republican tax reform bill cleared committee on Friday in a straight party-line vote for a plan that has both winners and losers. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to break down what the proposed tax overhaul means for everyone.
BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year's global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as ...]
National political reporter for Bloomberg News, Sahil Kapur, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss why Republicans are "so eager" to pass tax reform before the end of the year and the challenges the party faces in making that happen.
Jared Kushner's lawyer is pushing back after a Senate committee said President Trump's son-in-law had not been fully forthcoming in its investigation into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. Kushner's attorney says his client encouraged others in the Trump campaign to decline meetings with foreigners. Jeff Pegues reports.