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WEB EXTRA: Reporter asks Speaker Pelosi if she hates President Trump

WASHINGTON (CBS) — A reporter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if she hated President Trump. Rep. Pelosi responded, “as a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone.”

The question came during a press conference shortly after Rep. Pelosi announced that the House will begin drafting articles of impeachment against the president.

A vote in the full House could come before Christmas, sending the issue to the Senate. Trump tweeted that if the House Democrats are going to impeach him, he wants them to “do it now, fast”‘ so he can get on to the Senate trial. Pelosi declared that the case is all about Russia, which benefited most from Trump’s actions toward Ukraine... Read More

FIRST HOLIDAY SEASON: Twin panda cubs get stockings

BERLIN (CBS) — Twin 3-month-old pandas are celebrating their first holiday season with some festive decorations at the Berlin Zoo. Here’s a look at the duo and their adorably small stockings.

The cubs were born on Aug. 31 to mother Meng Meng, 6, who is on loan from China. She is receiving some extra support following the births because pandas typically only raise one cub at a time.

They now weigh around 11 pounds each and are developing at a good rate, according to zoo keepers... Read More

National Finals Rodeo opens Thursday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Grab your cowboy boots and hat, it’s time for the National Finals Rodeo. It started Thursday and doesn’t wrap up until December 14.

People from across the world are arriving in the Las Vegas valley for NFR. This is the rodeo’s 35th year in Las Vegas and there are events taking place all over the city.

Click here for a list of the events taking place for NFR

NFR provides a significant boost for Las Vegas in December which is usually a slow month for the city. Fans will spend more than $100 million on food and drinks and shopping.

There are country music concerts happening around town and many table games adopt a rodeo-themed look. ... Read More

POLLUTION ART: Recreates city pollution in special pods

MADRID (CBS) — An interactive art installation is leaving people short of breath – and thinking about the impact of air pollution. Check out the exhibition that opened Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain.

A British artist created the “pollution pods” to mimic the air quality in some of the world’s polluted cities.

Spain is plagued by three main pollutants — nitrogen dioxide caused by traffic, particulate matter which consists of dust, ash and soot and finally ozone... Read More

Power outage darkens Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The lights are back on in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip after a brief outage Wednesday night.

People tweeted dark pictures from inside and outside of the Flamingo Las Vegas and The Cromwell Las Vegas hotels. An employee at Margaritaville restaurant said the bar was packed when the lights went off.

Traffic signals were out at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road for nearly an hour.

There is no word on what caused the outage or how many customers were impacted... Read More

Unusual foggy look for Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas valley experienced weather more typical to other parts of the country Wednesday. A rainy day led to a foggy evening.

The patchy fog made for an experience that doesn’t often happen in Southern Nevada. The National Weather Serrvice issued a Dense Fog Advisory for almost all of southern Nevada, northwest Arizona and extreme southern California. It was set to expire at 8am Thursday.

Wednesday’s storm officially dropped brought 0.34″ of rain in Las Vegas, with some neighborhoods reporting up to half an inch. The mountains surrounding the valley got between 6 and 12 inches of new snow.

An 8 News Now time lapse video captured the fog event... Read More

LIVE: Pelosi to deliver public statement on Trump impeachment at 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver an unusual public statement Thursday morning on the status of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, Pelosi met behind closed doors with her Democratic caucus and asked whether they were “ready” The answer was a resounding yes, according to those in the room. Democrats are charging toward a Christmastime vote on removing the 45th president, a situation Pelosi hoped to avoid but which now seems inevitable.

Three leading legal scholars testified Wednesday to the House Judiciary Committee that Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, bolstering the Democrats’ case. A fourth expert called by Republicans warned against rushing the process... Read More