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Turkey car bomb and gun attack on courthouse in Izmir

A policeman, court official and two attackers die in an assault on a courthouse in Turkey's city of Izmir. Source: BBC

Trump continues to question U.S. intelligence on Russian hacking

President-elect Donald Trump expressed more skepticism on Wednesday of the U.S. intelligence community's conclusions about Russian cyberattacks. He will get a briefing from four agency heads on Friday. Jeff Pegues reports.

GOP senators unveil measure on U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Catholic clergy not lovin’ Vatican-area McDonald’s

McDonald's has opened a new restaurant just outside Vatican City -- but locals don't seem to be craving Big Macs. Seth Doane has more.

Scientists learn how to ramp up microbes’ ability to make memories

Researchers have identified a mutation that prompts bacterial cells to acquire genetic memories 100 times more frequently than they do naturally. This discovery provides a powerful research tool and could bring scientists one step closer to developing DNA-based data storage devices.

Eelgrass in Puget Sound is stable overall, but some local beaches suffering

Eelgrass, a marine plant crucial to the success of migrating juvenile salmon and spawning Pacific herring, is stable and flourishing in Puget Sound, despite a doubling of the region's human population and significant shoreline development over the past several decades.

Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia

People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research has found.

Sir Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s new ambassador to EU

Sir Tim Barrow is appointed to replace Sir Ivan Rogers as the UK's ambassador to the EU. Source: BBC

Four charged over Oldham ‘hit and run’ deaths

Four men are charged over an alleged hit-and-run crash in Oldham on New Year's Eve in which two cousins died. Source: BBC

Spy with no name

In 1977 a woman finally thought she had finally tracked down the son she had abandoned as a baby. What followed was an extraordinary tale of deception and heartbreak. Source: BBC

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Lawmakers denounce Trump’s backing of Saudis, despite Khashoggi killing

Republicans and Democrats condemned Trump's decision to stand by Saudi Arabia, despite CIA's assessment of the Saudi journalist's murder

Trump backs Saudi Arabia despite killing of journalist

President Trump issued a statement standing by the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia despite the CIA's assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joins CBSN with more.

Trump defends Saudi Arabia ties despite Khashoggi murder

The president points to Saudi investments in the US amid anger over writer Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Source: BBC