A federal judge says the government needs to quickly comply with a court order to reunite young immigrant children with their parents. Only 38 of 102 children under the age of five were reunified by a July 10th deadline. Mireya Villarreal reports.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned following a wave of ethics and management scandals. But environmentalists say Pruitt’s replacement, Andrew Wheeler, should “scare anyone who breathes.” CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid joined CBSN to discuss those concerns and why President Trump stood by his embattled EPA chief for months.
Scott Pruitt out at EPA after months of ethics scandals
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman, whose son was the pilot of United Flight 93 when it crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, has been living without heat and running water for weeks. Ilse Homer, 83, said it all began when the boiler in her Hauppauge home broke on Thanksgiving. The water had to be turned off on Dec. 16 after several pipes burst from the cold, flooding her house and destroying many of her belongings, including furniture and memorabilia from her son. “I was afraid for my little granddaughter. She’s 11 years old and she was coughing and she was sneezing. And I was coughing and I was sneezing and I was so afraid we might catch pneumonia,” Homer said. Homer said Sears failed to honor her contract to fix the broken boiler, which was under warranty. “Twenty-five messages from Sears on my telephone. They made an appointment and then the day before the appointment came they cancelled,” Homer said. “You can’t live like this,” her daughter, Monique, said. Home Depot, Weil-McLain and Popular Plumbing will donate their time and products worth more than $10,000 to fix the problems free of charge. “We’re going to do whatever it takes,” Home Depot spokesman Jeffrey Kuhr said. “When we looked at the extent of the job a lot of it won’t be known until we swap out the boiler because with the water turned off we do know there’s a lot of locations that the pipes burst.” Homer is eternally grateful. “For free, I can’t believe this, it’s beyond me,” Homer said. She is staying in a hotel until everything is repaired. Sears did not return requests for comment.
Wednesdays Are For Talking Boomer & Carton play pause Subscribe to the Boomer & Carton Podcast » This Wednesday edition of the Boomer & Carton Extravaganza got underway with a public service announcement of sorts, directed at those who own and run professional sports franchises. Not to worry, though: You don’t have to actually own or run a franchise to be entertained by today’s open. You just need to enjoy being entertained. The guys talked about the dangers of accepting a culture of losing and going to great lengths to keep the great financial investment — the players — healthy. They suggested some more outside-the-box thinking, citing the way Chip Kelly is running things in Philadelphia with the Eagles. We also heard about the Giants’ media session, where they discussed their high expectations. Boomer briefly harkened back to his high-school days, Craig suggested the Mets trade David Wright, the Jets suspend Dimitri Patterson and the Booms was thoroughly entertained by the latest episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks”…
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