Iran defies Washington as it announces successful missile test

State television shows Khoramshahr missile launch as US says such activities are grounds for halting nuclear deal

Iran has said it successfully tested a new medium-range missile, in defiance of warnings from the US that such activities were grounds for abandoning the countries’ landmark nuclear deal.

State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday. It also carried in-flight video from the nose-cone of the missile, which has a range of 1,250 miles (2,000km) and can carry multiple warheads.

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NFL Commissioner, Player’s Union Angrily Denounce President’s Remarks On Anthem Protesters

SOMERSET, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.”

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players,” the league commissioner, Roger Goodell, said in a statement.

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, tweeted: “We will never back down. We no longer can afford to stick to sports.”

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Trump, during a political rally in Alabama on Friday night, also blamed a drop in NFL ratings on the nation’s interest in “yours truly” as well as what he contended was a decline in violence in the game.

Smith said the union won’t shy away from “protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great risks.”

Trump kept up his foray into the sports world on Saturday, when he responded to comments by Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, who has made it clear that he’s not interested in a traditional White House trip for the NBA champions

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“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted while spending the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey.

It was not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.

Several athletes, including a handful of NFL players, have refused to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest of the treatment of blacks by police. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the trend last year when he played for the San Francisco 49ers, hasn’t been signed by an NFL team for this season.

Trump, who once owned the New Jersey Generals of the U.S. Football League, said those players are disrespecting the American flag and deserve to lose their jobs.

“That’s a total disrespect of our heritage. That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said, encouraging owners to act.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said to loud applause.

Trump also predicted that any owner who followed the presidential encouragement would become “the most popular person in this country” — at least for a week.

The players’ union said in a statement that “no man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights. No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.”

The NFLPA said “the line that marks the balance between the rights of every citizen in our great country gets crossed when someone is told to just ‘shut up and play.’”

On the issue of violence on the field, Trump said players are being thrown out for aggressive tackles, and it’s “not the same game.”

Over the past several seasons, the NFL and college football have increased penalties and enforcement for illegal hits to the head and for hitting defenseless players. A July report on 202 former football players found evidence of a debilitating brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them. The league has agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the concussion dangers of playing football.

During his campaign, Trump often expressed nostalgia for the “old days” — claiming, for example, that protesters at his rallies would have been carried out on stretchers back then. He recently suggested police officers should be rougher with criminals and shouldn’t protect their heads when pushing them into squad cars.

It’s also not the first time he’s raised the kneeling issue. Earlier this year he took credit for the fact that Kaepernick hadn’t been signed.

Television ratings for the NFL have been slipping since the beginning of the 2016 season. The league and observers have blamed a combination of factors, including competing coverage of last year’s presidential election, more viewers dropping cable television, fans’ discomfort with the reports of head trauma and the anthem protests.

Ratings have been down even more in the early 2017 season, though broadcasters and the league have blamed the hurricanes that hit Florida and Texas. Still, the NFL remains by far the most popular televised sport in the United States.

Trump said the anthem protest was the top reason NFL viewership had waned.

“You know what’s hurting the game?” he asked. “When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they’re playing our great national anthem,” he said.

Trump encouraged his supporters to pick up and leave the stadium next time they spot a player failing to stand.

“I guarantee things will stop,” he said.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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Hunt On For Pair Of Alleged Jewel Thieves In Brazen SoHo Heist

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are on the hunt for an armed duo they say is behind a major heist that needed more than a half-million dollars in jewelry in Manhattan.

Police released surveillance images of the alleged bandits.

It happened on September 15th just before noon at Sean’s Diamond & Jewelry on Canal Street in SoHo.

soho jewel heist suspects Hunt On For Pair Of Alleged Jewel Thieves In Brazen SoHo Heist

Alleged thieves wanted to knocking off over a half-million dollars worth of jewels from a SoHo store. (credit: NYPD)

Investigators say the men tied up three workers before making off with $600,000 worth of baubles from the store safe.

The suspects are described as follows:

Individual 1: male, black 28-years of age, 6’0″, 250 lbs., dark complexion last seen wearing a green jets hat, black hoodie, black jeans and a black book bag.

Individual 2: male, black, dark complexion, 25-30 years of age, 5’5″ 145 lbs., last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, black baseball cap, and brown shoes.

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Master Microsoft Office with this $49 training bundle

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Should heavy-duty pickup trucks have window stickers and fuel mileage estimates?

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Big diesels have their benefits, but perhaps fuel mileage isn’t one of them.

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See Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt Cover Stevie Ray Vaughan at Texas Strong Benefit

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and more took the stage Friday night at Austin’s Erwin Center for the Texas Strong: Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas benefit concert, hosted by Matthew McConaughey.

Highlights from the fundraiser were streamed live Friday night via KHOU’s YouTube, including Nelson and Raitt duetting on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Texas Flood.” 

The 1983 blues song’s lyrics eerily forecasted Hurricane Harvey’s devastating aftermath on the Houston are. “There’s floodin’ down in Texas / All of the telephone lines are down,” Nelson and Raitt sang. “Flood water keep a-rollin’ / Man it’s about to drive poor me insane.”

The Texas Strong concert promised “exclusive performances and rare collaborations,” and the event delivered all night: Nelson also teamed with soul singer Leon Bridges to perform the country legend’s oft-covered classic “Funny How Time Slips Away.”

Paul Simon, who with his wife Edie Brickell previously donated $1 million to help recovery efforts of small towns in the Houston area, performed a pair of songs during the live-stream: Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” and, with Brickell, a cover of Ernest Tubb’s country anthem “Waltz Across Texas.”

The hourlong stream also featured James Taylor performing his “Country Road,”with Raitt also joining the singer for “You Can Close Your Eyes,” as well as performances by Lyle Lovett and sister duo Ha*Ash.

The concert concluded with Nelson leading an all-star rendition of “On the Road Again.” All proceeds from the Texas Strong concert benefitted Rebuild Texas.

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