Years of smog, tourists and insects are damaging India's iconic mausoleum the Taj Mahal and causing parts of the exterior to turn yellow-green. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports activists are calling on the country's leaders to preserve it.
Rafael Nadal is in action for Day 2 of the French Open.
The 2018 French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year, got underway on Sunday and there were some notable upsets. The defending women’s champion, Jelena Ostapenko, is out at the hands of Kateryna Kozlova. Venus Williams, the ninth seed, well to Qiang Wang — both lost in straight sets.
On Monday, play will continue with all of Caroline Wozniacki, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and others in action.
Play begins at 5 a.m. and will be broadcast by the Tennis Channel through 3 p.m. NBC will also have coverage of select matches from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Live streaming of the NBC coverage is available via fuboTV, NBC Sports or the NBC Sports app, while live streaming of every court can be had with a subscription to Tennis Channel Plus.
In addition to Ostapenko and Williams, No. 22 Johanna Konta fell for the women. On the men’s side, none of the top seeds lost, with all of Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin making it through, though Goffin was pushed to five sets by Robin Haase.
Nadal’s opener is against Simone Bolelli, while Djokovic, the 20th seed, will take on Rogerio Dutra Silva. Wozniacki, the second seed, will face Danielle Collins. Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova will both be in action, against Barbora Krejcikova and Veronica Cepede Royg, respectively.
You can find full schedule and results for the men’s draw here and the women’s draw here. Below is all you need to know to watch and follow the French Open, including a list of men’s and women’s singles matches.
Date: Monday, May 28
Location: Stade Roland Garros, Paris, France
Time: 5 a.m.
TV: Tennis Channel (5 a.m. - 3 p.m.), NBC (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
No. 1 Rafael Nadal vs. Simone Bolelli
No. 7 Dominic Thiem vs. Ilya Ivashka
No. 9 John Isner vs. Noah Rubin
No. 11 Diego Schwartzman vs. Calvin Hemery
No. 12 Sam Querrey vs. Frances Tiafoe
No. 13 Roberto Bautista Agut vs. Denis Istomin
No. 20 Novak Djokovic vs. Rogerio Dutra Silva
No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. Borna Coric
No. 23 Stan Wawrinka vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
No. 27 Richard Gasquet vs. Andreas Seppi
No. 29 Gilles Muller vs. Ernests Gulbis
No. 31 Albert Ramos-Vinolas vs. Mikhail Kukushkin
Benoit Paire vs. Carballes Baena
Mirza Basic vs. Adam Pavlasek
Peter Gojowczyk vs. Cameron Norrie
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs. Carlso Taberner
Marcos Baghdatis vs. Santiago Giraldo
Horacio Zeballos vs. Yuichi Sugita
Karen Khachanov vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer
Jaume Munar vs. David Ferrer
Joao Sousa vs. Guido Pella
Malek Jaziri vs. Mikhail Youzhny
Marco Cecchinato vs. Marius Copil
Matthew Ebden vs. Thomas Fabbiano
Nikoloz Basilashvili vs. Gilles Simon
Bernard Tomic vs. Nick Kyrgios
No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki vs. Danielle Collins
No. 6 Karolina Pliskova vs. Barbora Krejcikova
No. 8 Petra Kvitova vs. Veronica Cepede Royg
No. 13 Madison Keys vs. Sachia Vickery
No. 14 Daria Kasatkina vs. Kaia Kanepi
No. 15 Coco Vandeweghe vs. Laura Siegemund
No. 16 Elise Mertens vs. Varvara Lepchenko
No. 19 Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Luksika Kumkhum
No. 20 Anastasija Sevastova vs. Mariana Duque-Marino
No. 21 Naomi Osaka vs. Sofia Kenin
No. 23 Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Ana Konjuh
No. 28 Maria Sharapova vs. Richel Hogenkamp
No. 29 Kristina Mladenovic vs. Andrea Petkovic
No. 31 Mihaela Buzarnescu vs. Vania King
Heather Watson vs. Oceane Dodin
Caroline Dolehide vs. Viktorija Golubic
Rebecca Petreson vs. Su-Wei Hsieh
Camila Giorgi vs. Grace Min
Lucie Safarova vs. Jessika Ponchet
Belinda Bencic vs. Deborah Chiesa
Elena Vesnina vs. Bernarda Pera
Kirsten Flipkens vs. Tatjana Maria
Kateryna Bondarenko vs. Donna Vekic
Alara Arruabarrena vs. Timea Babos
Lesia Tsurenko vs. Stefanie Voegele
Mandy Minella vs. Maria Sakkari
Dalila Jakupovic vs. Georgina Garcia Perez
Katerina Siniakova vs. Victoria Azarenka
A flight school instructor and his assistant were booked at an airport Friday after allegedly kidnapping one of their students and attempting to fly him back to China, police said.
ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's far-right League Matteo Salvini on Monday dismissed talk about a possible impeachment of the country's president and said he wanted to change the electoral law with the 5-Star Movement.
Police say a civilian and a soldier have been killed in fighting between government troops and rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Oman has raised the death toll in the country from Cyclone Mekunu to six.
NILAI, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia has made its largest ever seizure of crystal methamphetamine, officials said on Monday, finding nearly 1.2 tonnes of the drug disguised as tea in a shipment from Myanmar, and arrested six suspected traffickers.
A retired English teacher found many errors in a White House letter bearing President Donald Trump's signature and mailed it back after making corrections, a media report said.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the National Youth Service as part of an investigation into a theft of nearly $100 million, media reported said on Monday.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA) — Members of a motorcycle club were outraged after one of its own was run off the road by a California Highway Patrol officer, and the biker’s family said it plans to take legal action.
Cellphone video taken Sunday shows a group of bikers stopped at a Rancho Cucamonga intersection when a person on a motorcycle passes in front of them flanked by a CHP cruiser.
The camera follows the rider, and the CHP vehicle can be seen hitting the motorcycle in the distance, knocking the rider down.
The group immediately begins walking towards the scene as the CHP officer detains the rider.
“You pushed him! You pushed him down! You slapped him down with you bike, and I have it on camera!” the person holding the phone can be heard screaming at the officer as he handcuffs the man.
At one point, the officer pushes another rider with his hand as the person tries to get access to the fallen motorcycle.
Rider Jose Figueroa told CBS2 News the biker was in a pack when the officer started being aggressive towards the man.
“He panicked, you know? Our brother panicked, and he got out the way and sped up, tried to get out the way, and the cop chased him,” said Figueroa. “We pulled up to the liquor store, and that’s when he rammed him.”
“From what I saw from the video, you know, I [saw] my husband’s brake going on,” the detained man’s wife Desiree Garcia told CBS2 News Sunday. “It looked like he was, he was trying to pull over, and the cop just hit him out of nowhere.”
Garcia’s husband was taken to the hospital and then taken to jail, but she knows it could have been much worse.
“I couldn’t have lost my husband. I don’t know what I would’ve —” Garcia said before becoming visibly upset.
The group said it will be taking legal action against the CHP.
“A lot of people believe the cop used excessive force,” said Figueroa. “He should not have done that. He should’ve done it in a more [unintelligible] manner.”
While some people commented on Facebook that the rider should have stopped before the situation escalated, the group said their friend probably was unable to hear the officer because of his helmet.
The CHP said it would release a statement Monday.
The riders were taking part in the Elite Bikerz Fallen Brother Ride. The man who was knocked down was reportedly not in the same club as the person who took the video.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan late Sunday night declared a state of emergency in Ellicott City after a massive rainstorm caused flash flooding that destroyed businesses and submerged cars in what he called a “once-every-1,000-years flood.”
The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): Subtropical Storm Alberto has gained an early jump on the 2018 hurricane season, heading toward expected landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast.
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano on Sunday covered a potentially explosive well at a geothermal power station and threatened another, after flowing onto the site, officials said.
A young Malian migrant is being lauded in France after he scaled the outside of a building in Paris to rescue a young child dangling from a balcony.
TEMECULA (CBSLA) — An emotional candlelight vigil was held Sunday evening for an 18-year-old honors student gunned down outsidea party in Menifee early Saturday morning.
Devaughn Perkins was remembered by friends and family as a bright young man with a great future ahead.
The vigil was held in Temecula.
KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo reported from the somber scene where friends and family wanted the shooter to know what a kind person he or she killed.
Perkins had just completed his first year of college — California State University at Dominguez Hills — after skipping a year to begin study early.
“I’ve never seen a human get shot in my life,” said friend Gregory Neely, “and I saw the bullet go right through his neck.”
His distraught parents and grandmother are hoping the shooter will turn him or herself in.
The shooting was reported around midnight near the intersection of Cleary Street and Michener Drive, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Perkins had been shot. He died a short time later, sheriff’s officials said
Perkins’ sister — Deja Anderson — spoke at the vigil. She is also a student at Cal State Dominguez Hills — a junior — and vows to finish for the both of them.
“It’s just really hard,” Anderson said, “To know that there’s people out there, but this world is not perfect but I know that God gained a new angel early yesterday morning.
Perkins’ brother has set up a GoFundMe account to help the family with funeral expenses.
A little less than half the $5,000 goal was reached in a day.
Perkins’ dad, Cory Anderson, said he is still numb at losing his talented son.
“I’m still confused,” he said, “I’m baffled. I’m overwhelmed and I’m trying to cope and I’m trying to be strong for my family.”
With 150 people at the party, Perkins’ family believes witnesses will be able to lead police to his killer. In fact, police are already following up on several leads,
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities have arrested the head of the National Youth Service as part of investigations into a $99-million theft of funds, media said on Monday.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a U.S. team had arrived in North Korea to prepare for a proposed summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which Trump pulled out of last week...
BOSTON (CBS) — Celtics fans have a lot to look forward to in the future, so they probably won’t dwell too much on Sunday night’s Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
While losing Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on your home floor is extremely disappointing, especially given how winnable the game was for Boston, the future is extremely bright for the Celtics. And that glowing future is highlighted by the postseason play of rookie Jayson Tatum.
The moment rarely looked too big for the 20-year-old Tatum throughout his rookie year, and he elevated his game in the playoffs, averaging 18.2 points per contest during the postseason. He finished his postseason with 351 points, the second-highest total in NBA history. His season ended with a team-high 24 points in 42 minutes for Boston in Game 7, including a highlight that Celtics fans will be watching on a loop all summer despite Sunday night’s outcome.
Given his young age, Tatum grew up idolizing LeBron James. He even tweeted at him as a kid and begged him for a follow. That didn’t happen, and he probably didn’t improve his chances by posterizing James in the fourth quarter of Game 7.
Jayson Tatum POSTERIZED LeBron pic.twitter.com/Xse7TL5ort
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 28, 2018
Tatum showed no mercy on his idol as he tried to keep the Celtics in the contest, driving hard to the hoop and ferociously slamming it down on James. For good measure, he gave James (who finished with 35 points in Cleveland’s win) a chest bump and a stare as he skipped up the floor. James didn’t look very pleased (and borderline shocked) with the bump, but Tatum said he meant no disrespect by it after the game.
“Just in the moment,” he said. “Made a play. Just showing emotion.”
James even sang Tatum’s praises after the game, which he’s done throughout the series.
“I just love everything about the kid, the way he plays the game, his demeanor, where he comes from,” James said. “I just know he’s built for stardom. He’s built for success. And that’s both on and off the floor.”
Tatum’s jam brought the Celtics within two points with 6:42 to play, and he gave Boston a lead with a three-pointer less than a minute later. But it wasn’t enough as Boston struggled down the stretch and fell 87-79.
While Tatum’s and the Celtics’ season came to an end on Sunday, the lessons he learned along the way should make him even better in the future.
“The postseason has been a lot of fun, from the first game to today. I’ve learned so much,” Tatum said. “I’ve just enjoyed everything that we’ve accomplished, everything we went through. I just had so much fun out there each and every night, no matter if we won or lost, just how we competed and always gave it our all. It was my first year, so I was just out there having fun.”
He had a lot of fun turning heads as a 20-year-old rookie, and Celtics fans had a lot of fun watching him develop. The future is certainly bright for the Celtics and Jayson Tatum.
Senior military and intelligence officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to enhance efforts to ensure sustainable peace in the region.
One-hundred-one people in the U.S. owe at least $1 million in federal student loans, despite only 14 owing that much just five years ago.
The United States Geological Service reports a magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck northeastern China.
The United States has sailed two warships past a handful of disputed islands in the South China Sea for the first time, a move that drew the ire of Beijing.
By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics had an incredible regular season, winning 55 games to earn the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. They had an incredible postseason, overcoming all the odds to make it to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
All of that came despite losing a pair of All-Stars during the year, which many fans will hang their hat on as they cope with Sunday night’s season-ending loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But that isn’t the case for Celtics players, who know they lost an extremely winnable Game 7 on their home floor. Coming up one win short of the NBA Finals has left a sour taste in their mouth, and will provide them with plenty of motivation this offseason.
“There are always two ways you can go,” explained guard Jaylen Brown, who struggled Sunday night and finished 5-for-18 from the floor. “You can make an excuse and complain about it, or use it and make yourself better. Right now it stings, it hurts. But it’s going to make me better.”
Asked how long it will take to get over this defeat, Brown said he didn’t know, which was common throughout the Boston locker room Sunday night.
“I think it motivates all of us,” said guard Terry Rozier, who had just four points on 2-for-14 shooting in Game 7. “We fought all season, fought through adversity. … It was a fun run. Obviously it’s a great group. We didn’t want it to end like this, but just building for the years to come.”
“I’m disappointed we couldn’t reach that next level. We all need to look at the work we did this season and realize there’s a lot more work to do to reach the next level,” said veteran Al Horford. “I will work even harder on my body, taking care of myself, to help my team be in these types of positions again.”
After losing Gordon Hayward on opening night and then Kyrie Irving just before the playoffs, the Celtics were counted out every step of the way this postseason. While disappointed the run is over, the fact they made it all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals is not lost on them.
“The odds were against us all season. We were always the underdogs, everyone counted us out. I’m proud of these guys and proud of this team, the way that we fought,” said guard Marcus Smart, who will be a restricted free agent this offseason. “It’s just that fight; you find out who has that fight and who doesn’t. This team is special. We have a lot of young guys and they have a lot of fight in them, so that’s good.”
“I’ll go to war with these guys any day of the week,” said Brown. “We fought all season, came down to one game and we fell short. No reason to hang our head, we had a great season. We were trying to take down the one of the best players of all time and we just fell a little bit short. That will always be in the back of my mind, but we’ll get it back next year.”
“It’s hard to believe that it’s over. I wish I would have done a little more tonight,” added Brown.
Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum was one of the lone bright spots in Sunday night’s loss, leading the way with 24 points on 9-for-17 shooting. No moment was too big for the 20-year-old during the his rookie year or in the bright lights of the postseason, and he gained some valuable experience going forward — including the agony of defeat.
“I would have gone to war with any of those guys, any day. I knew we would give it our all every single night, no matter the circumstances,” said Tatum. “The entire season we showed that. As Al said, we have nothing to hang our heads about; we left it all out on the floor. It was a lot of fun.”
Brad Stevens told his players after the game that the pain is part of the path, a message that will resonate with his young team throughout the summer.
“It was a pretty incredible run by an incredible group of guys,” Stevens said. “An absolute privilege to be around them every day.”
It won’t be long until Stevens is already planning ahead for next season.
“I can take a couple of days to get away from it, but training camp can’t come soon enough,” he said.
It’s unfortunate that a fun and unpredictable postseason run has come to an end, but the future remains bright for Boston. Coming up just short of a trip to the finals will just inspire them more as we wait for next season to tip-off, when they’ll get to add Hayward and Irving to this young mix.
“We’ve been really fortunate to continuously get better the last couple of years and put ourselves in better positions. But when it ends it’s painful, and that is part of the path,” Stevens echoed. “And so we have to let it motivate us.”
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(CBS Sports) — The best two words in sports are Game 7. On Sunday, the Cavaliers came back from an early 12-point deficit to hand the Boston Celtics their first home loss of the postseason. Cleveland advances to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season, where they’ll await the winner of the Warriors and Rockets in Monday’s Game 7.
LeBron James was simply remarkable, as he has been all postseason, finishing the game with 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. He’ll now head to the NBA Finals for an incredible eighth straight season. Here’s a recap of the game, along with some of the best highlights.
Boston got off to a great start, led once again by rookie Jayson Tatum. He scored nine points in the first quarter as the Celtics built an eight-point lead.
As expected, LeBron James took the lead for the Cavaliers, pretty much single-handedly keeping Cleveland afloat while the role players struggled. LeBron put up a double-double in the first half alone with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
After scoring just six points in Game 6, Al Horford came out much more aggressively in Game 7, scoring 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting in the first half. He took advantage of several mismatches down low, finishing around the basket consistently.
The Cavs finally went on their run in the second quarter to close the gap to just four points at halftime after trailing by as many as 12.
Things picked up in the third quarter, when the Cavaliers took their first lead of the game. The comeback was punctuated by LeBron’s insane block on Terry Rozier and the ensuing stare down.
— NBA (@NBA) May 28, 2018
The Celtics weren’t intimidated, however, and they responded with huge dunks, first from Horford.
— NBA (@NBA) May 28, 2018
Then a huge slam from Tatum on LeBron.
But in the end, LeBron and the Cavs were simply too much. They put the clamps on defensively and made big plays down the stretch to seal the victory.
— CBS Sports Staff
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Except it’s not a joke. This is real life.
After his team clawed and clawed and came up short against one of the greatest basketball players to walk the planet, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens could only laugh at LeBron James’s monster stat line after he powered the Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory at the TD Garden on Sunday. It was Boston’s first playoff loss at home, and it was one that punched the ticket for James’s eighth consecutive NBA Finals appearance.
“I thought it was an outstanding defensive game,” Stevens said, “and again, he still had 35, 15 and nine. It’s a joke.”
Celtics' Brad Stevens on defending LeBron James in Game 7 loss to Cavaliers: "I thought it was an outstanding defensive game. And, again, he still had 35, 15 and 9. It's a joke." pic.twitter.com/Pfw3ovCngV— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 28, 2018
Stevens continued singing the highest praise for James after his team’s elimination.
“He’s unbelievable,” Stevens said. ”We’ve played now until May 25 and May 27 the last two years, and we started on Sept. 25, and that’s every day. Like every day that you’re totally focused on this. And he’s gone past that eight straight times. It’s ridiculous. And he does it at this level, with the pressure, with the scrutiny, doesn’t matter. It’s just unbelievable.”
“Ridiculous” and “unbelievable.” Yup, those are two words that can be used to describe LeBron James. After watching his highlights from Game 7, what are yours?
How about “goat?”
With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals.
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James said his teammates are the reason the Cavaliers are headed to the NBA Finals.
After he willed his Cleveland Cavaliers to a gritty Game 7 victory over the Boston Celtics that punched the ticket to his eighth straight NBA Finals, LeBron James took the podium to receive the Eastern Conference championship trophy. He said many things in the moment immediately after playing all 48 minutes of a sudden death showdown, but most importantly, he defended the teammates who have been scrutinized for their shortcomings in the Conference Finals.
“I know I get a lot of the headlines, win, lose or draw, whatever the case may be, but in order to be successful it’s a team game,” he said. “I learned that from when I first picked up a basketball and played organized basketball at age nine. So you get all the doubters and people who’ve never stepped into an arena, who’ve never played basketball, who’ve never put on a tank top and shorts, who’ve never played anything organized, always wanna try to kill my teammates. And it’s unfair to them, but I’m always gonna stay true to the game of basketball because the game of basketball always stayed true to me. That’s why we’re going to another Finals, because of my teammates.”
Yes, the Cavaliers players other than James had a rough go in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics keyed in on LeBron and dared his teammates to make plays. Often times, they couldn’t.
But James kept the faith, and that faith paved the way for yet another NBA Finals appearance. The King posted a near triple double with 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in Game 7. Jeff Green came up big with 19, George Hill scored 12 and Tristan Thompson added 10.
“Every possession is its own challenge. As much as I was passing in the first half any my guys weren’t knocking them down, I believed in the second half they would,” he told ESPN’s Doris Burke after the game. “I believed that the Celtics would try to put as many bodies on me, in front of me, and invite the pass to my guys, and dare my guys to shoot and make. I just kept the faith in them, and they did that.”
James is on his way to the NBA Finals for the eight season in a row, and between the Rockets and Warriors, he’ll need to lean on his teammates even more. Because if the Celtics gave The King some issues in the Conference Finals, he’ll have his hands full with an NBA Championship on the line.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities say a 69-year-old woman had an estimated $21,000 worth of jewelry stolen by a moving company.
The incident happened between 8:30 a.m and 3:30 p.m on Hopewell Street in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Sunday.
Officials say the woman hired the moving service and while the men were packing moving boxes, one of the movers stole the high-valued jewelry from the master bathroom.
The missing items include a 17-inch bead rope necklace, a 4-karat diamond tennis bracelet, a diamond wedding ring, and a 14-karat gold ring.
This is an ongoing investigation.
The Cavaliers still won without him, so his season is not over.
Kevin Love did not play in the Cavaliers’ Game 7 victory over the Celtics. That’s because he entered the league’s concussion protocol when he exited early in their Game 6 victory after butting heads with Jayson Tatum midway through the first quarter.
It’s unclear if he’ll be available for Thursday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Love accidentally butted heads with Jayson Tatum on an away-from-the-ball play midway through the first quarter of Game 6. He went down, held his head and immediately signaled to the athletic trainer/medical staff that something was very wrong.
Love exited the game and went straight to the locker room. That was terrible news for the Cavaliers, though they persevered to win Games 6 and 7. Love has a history of head injuries, including concussions in 2016 and earlier this season.
According to the NBA’s concussion policy summary, a player who is diagnosed with a concussion cannot return to any type of basketball activity that day or the day after. He must then pass a series of requirements, including being free of concussion-related symptoms while resting, an examination by a physician, completing the league’s rigorous return to participation exertion protocol, then being signed off on by the director of the NBA concussion program.
It’s a necessary set of steps to ensure a player is free of concussion symptoms. Now, we’ll see if Love will clear the protocol by Thursday’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Haze from the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii blanketed the Marshall Islands 3,700 kilometres (2,300 miles) away on Sunday, as officials warned it would continue moving west.