Belichick, Patriots Claim They Didn’t Know Falcons Won NFC Championship

By Matt Dolloff, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — You had to think the Patriots would be locked in for the AFC Championship Game after a subpar effort in the Divisional Playoff against the Houston Texans. But they were apparently so locked in that they played the Pittsburgh Steelers without even knowing their potential Super Bowl opponent. Bill Belichick was asked ...

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Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen Model AFC Champs Gear After Patriots Win

FOXBORO (CBS) – Tom and Gisele were all smiles after the Patriots punched their ticket to Super Bowl LI Sunday night. The quarterback and his supermodel wife posted matching photos to Instagram following the win over the Steelers. They were both sporting big grins and hot-of-the-presses “Conference Champions” hats. Brady’s Instagram account is still in its infancy, but he’s already ...

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What to Know About the Latest Syria Peace Talks

(BEIRUT) — Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana come at a time of significant changes to the conflict in its sixth year. Although promising to focus on reinforcing a cease-fire, the conference has raised expectations of a path toward a political settlement of the civil war. The talks are sponsored by Russia and Iran, allies of Syrian President Bashar ...

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Trial To Get Underway In Keys Backpack Bomb Case

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – Opening statements are scheduled to get underway Monday for a man who reportedly wanted to set off a bomb on a Key West beach as a show of solidarity with the Islamic State militant group. Harlem Suarez, 25, is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and supporting ...

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Patriots Set NFL Record With Ninth Super Bowl Berth

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — From the time of the AFL-NFL merger to the turn of the new century, the Patriots franchise had made it to the Super Bowl just twice in 33 years. But the hiring of Bill Belichick and the drafting of Tom Brady has brought about a long run of sustained success, one that ...

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Man Shot To Death In Brockton Saturday Night

BROCKTON (CBS) — A man was found shot several times Saturday night, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office said. The man was found by Brockton Police around 11:30 p.m. Saturday in front of a building on Sawtell Avenue. The Plymouth County DA’s office said Jermaine Smith, 37 of Brockton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are asking anyone with ...

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Europe’s Far-Right Leaders Unite at Dawn of the Trump Era

After a few weeks of reading online about Donald Trump’s transition to the presidency, Marco Kopping, a 36-year-old apprentice at a car-parts supplier near Frankfurt, decided to get involved in German politics. He had never sympathized with a political party before, let alone joined one. But in December he received his glossy membership card from Alternative for Germany (AfD), one ...

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Large Tree, Power Lines Fall In Brentwood

BRENTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Heavy rain caused power lines and a large tree to fall in Brentwood. Officials closed Sunset Boulevard at Rockingham Avenue on Monday morning while crews worked to remove the tree. As of 2:30 a.m., more than 12,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power. It remains unclear when power will be restored in ...

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Woman Slain Outside Elementary School On West Side

CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman was shot and killed early Monday outside an elementary school in the Austin neighborhood. Police responded to the 5000 block of West Maypole Avenue just before 2 a.m., and found a woman lying on the sidewalk, with a gunshot wound to the head. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting happened on ...

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Keller @ Large: Unmatched Discipline Key To Patriots’ Winning Culture

BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots did it again, and who in their right minds other than diehard Steeler fans thought it would come out any other way? You could smell what was going to happen a week ago when that dim bulb on the Steelers decided it was a good idea to broadcast live from the locker room on his smartphone ...

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Craft Beer Maker Recalls Pale Ales, IPAs

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter SAN FRANCISCO (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida is just one of 36 states affected by a beer recall from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. On Sunday the company announced it was recalling 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after they found that a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to ...

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Pedestrian Severely Injured In Hit-And-Run In Forest Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police in west suburban Forest Park were searching for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that left a person severely injured Sunday night. Around 10 p.m., a person was trying to cross the street at Roosevelt Road and Desplaines Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle, according to police. The driver kept going. The victim ...

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Serena Digs Deep, Earns 11th Trip To Australian Open Quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (CBSNewYork/AP) — With her serve misfiring and the ball coming back at her from some irregular angles, it was time for Serena Williams to go to Plan B. Williams knuckled down and just scrapped her way to a 7-5, 6-4 win over No. 16-seeded Barbora Strycova on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the ...

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Flash Flood Watch Issued In Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A powerful Pacific storm is expected to unleash more downpours across the Southland Monday amid fierce winds that could trigger thunderstorms. According to the National Weather Service, a flash flood watch will remain in effect until further notice. Dangerous conditions characterized by waves of up to 18 feet were reported in the Pacific Ocean Sunday while ...

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Death Of 5-Year-Old Boy Under Investigation In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Authorities in Queens are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy who police say was found unconscious Sunday inside the family home. Investigators say it was a 911 call around 4:15 p.m. Sunday that brought them to the home at 145-15 109th Avenue in Jamaica. Inside, police said they found the little boy, identified as Michael ...

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6 Dead, 47 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — Six people were killed and at least 47 others were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicide happened at 1:54 a.m. Monday outside Spencer Elementary Technology Academy in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responded to a call of a person shot ...

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Quiz: See If You Remember How to Write in Cursive

Jan. 23 is National Handwriting Day, invented by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association in 1977 and pegged to John Hancock’s birthday. On this day, Big Pen encourages you to “use a pen or a pencil to rekindle that creative feeling.” The following interactive tests your handwriting by challenging you to draw cursive letters on the screen and comparing them to ...

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Russia Is Moving Closer to Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

(MOSCOW) — In Russia, giving one’s spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. Battery is a criminal offense in Russia, but nearly 20 percent of Russians openly say they think it is sometimes OK to hit a spouse or a child. In ...

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Teens Party At Family’s Condo, Boy Jumps Out Window To Avoid Cops

CHICAGO (CBS) — Officers were called to a Riverside condo Friday night for a possibly burglary in progress, but learned six teens had thrown a party at their family’s unit in the western suburb. A relative went to check on an in-law’s condo about 9:40 p.m. in the first block of East Burlington and encountered someone behind the front door ...

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Ethics Concerns Intensify After Trump Hotel’s Inaugural Celebration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in “a new inaugural tradition,” its social media account promised. But while President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington did serve as a hub of Friday’s inaugural activities, it also stands as ground zero for what top ...

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Crosses Placed In Englewood Lot Represent Homicide Victims

CHICAGO (CBS) — Greg Zanis has been building wooden crosses to commemorate the tragic loss of lives for more than 20 years. His crosses were at Columbine High School, the Boston Marathon bombing and, more recently, at the Orlando nightclub shooting. On Sunday, Zanis, 66, a retired carpenter from Aurora, erected nearly 40 crosses in a grassy lot in Englewood. ...

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Here’s What Donald Trump Plans to Do on His First Monday as President

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises. Trump has said that he considers Monday to be his first real day in office. And he’s packing it with ...

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Palladino: Anyone Who Sleeps On Falcons Does So At Their Own Peril

By Ernie Palladino» More Ernie Palladino Columns Depending on who did the talking, Sunday’s NFC championship game was supposed to end up either as a sky-high shootout or, less likely, a moderate scoring affair marked by more defense than offense. What actually transpired in the final game ever at the Georgia Dome amounted to neither. The Falcons’ 44-21 win over ...

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Tri-State Area Faces Day Of High Winds, Rain & Coastal Flooding

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Tri-State area is facing a day of powerful winds and rain that could pose problems. A high wind warning is in effect Monday for east or northeast winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph. CHECK: Forecast & Alerts | Radar | School Closings & Delays Forecasters say the strongest ...

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Sen. Rubio Faces Moment Of Truth In Tillerson Vote

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) – After receiving tepid endorsements from two influential Republican senators over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of State now faces a vocal critic. On Monday, the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee will cast their vote for former Exxon Mobil chief Rex Tillerson and many have focused their attention on Sen. Marco ...

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Man Found Dead After Fire Tears Through Belmont Home

BELMONT (CBS) – A man was found dead after a fire in a home in Belmont early Monday morning. Firefighters were called to a three-story home on Trapelo Road just before 4 a.m. When they arrived there were flames on the second and third floors. “It appears the fire had a pretty decent head start before we got here,” Belmont Fire ...

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CBS2 1/23 Monday Morning Weather Headlines

Good Morning! Waking up this morning will be the best and safest part of your day, weather wise. There is a serious nor’easter bearing down on the south eastern US, with its eyes on the Tri-state. The biggest concern will be this evening. This is a huge coastal storm with major winds and moderate flooding possible too. (credit: CBS2) There ...

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Large Sinkhole Swallows Cars In Washington Heights

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two cars became trapped in a large sinkhole early Monday morning in Washington Heights. It happened at 167th Street and Edgecombe Avenue when the FDNY says a water main break caused the surface of the street to collapse. Due to a sinkhole, Edgecombe Ave is closed from W 165th St to W 170th St in Manhattan. ...

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Boomer & Carton: And Then There Were 2: Super Bowl LI Is Set

Subscribe to the Boomer & Carton Podcast » With conference championship Sunday in the books, Boomer and Craig were busy during Monday’s show open, as they broke down all of the action and even looked ahead to the “big game” in Houston. The Falcons advanced to the second Super Bowl in team history with a rout of the Packers in the NFC title ...

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