In 2 years since Russia’s invasion, a U.S. program has resettled 187,000 Ukrainians with little controversy

Pennington, New Jersey — Yana, a 10-year-old fourth-grader from Ukraine with a bright smile and big dreams, said she has felt welcomed in New Jersey, calling the U.S. “very, very, very nice.” “I like the flowers here,” Yana said in English, which she has learned remarkably quickly. “People aren’t, like, being mean to anybody. They’re … Read more

Israel lashes out as U.S. expected to cut aid to IDF battalion over alleged human rights violations

Tel Aviv — Israeli leaders have lashed out at the prospect that the Biden administration may cut off aid to one of the Jewish state’s army battalions over accusations that it’s committed human rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. According to a report by Axios, sanctions against the Israeli army’s ultra-Orthodox Netzah Yehuda battalion … Read more

Opening statements, first witness called in Trump “hush money” trial

Opening statements, first witness called in Trump “hush money” trial – CBS News Watch CBS News Prosecutors alleged in their opening statement that former President Trump committed election interference and falsified business records to pay off adult film star Stormy Daniels in the leadup to the 2016 election. Trump’s defense attorneys, however, claimed that no … Read more

Biden condemns “antisemitic protests” and “those who don’t understand what’s going on with the Palestinians”

President Biden on Monday weighed in on the pro-Palestine demonstrations taking place at elite university campuses.  “I condemn the antisemitic protests,” Mr. Biden told reporters after an Earth Day Event in Northern Virginia Monday. “That’s why I’ve set up a program to deal with that. I also condemn those who don’t understand what’s going on … Read more

The TikTok ban was just passed by the House. Here’s what could happen next.

TikTok users could soon find that the popular social media service is either under new ownership or, although it wouldn’t happen immediately, outright banned in the U.S. On Saturday, the House passed legislation that would bar TikTok from operating in the U.S. if the popular platform’s China-based owner doesn’t sell its stake within a year. The bill … Read more

Yale investigating report of Jewish student assaulted at pro-Palestinian rally

Yale investigating report of Jewish student assaulted at pro-Palestinian rally – CBS News Watch CBS News Sahar Tartak, editor-in-chief of the Yale Free Press, said she was assaulted Saturday night while covering pro-Palestinian demonstrations in New Haven, Connecticut. CBS New York’s Natalie Duddridge reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, … Read more

Few have heard about Biden’s climate policies, even those who care most about issue — CBS News poll

President Joe Biden made addressing climate change a key issue in his 2020 campaign. Three years into his presidency, what do those who care about the issue most think about what he’s done? How much do they know? Few Americans say they’ve heard a lot about what the administration has done on climate change. That … Read more

Trump’s $175 million bond can stand after attorneys agree to comply with new conditions

The $175 million bond posted by an insurance company for former President Donald Trump in a civil fraud case can stand after an agreement Monday that included assurances from his lawyers to comply with conditions from the attorney general’s office. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office argued it is concerned about the financial wherewithal … Read more

Supreme Court to hear major cases on homelessness, abortion, presidential immunity

Supreme Court to hear major cases on homelessness, abortion, presidential immunity – CBS News Watch CBS News Jan Crawford looks ahead at an important week for the Supreme Court. The justices will hear arguments on several contentious issues, including abortion limits and a claim by former President Trump that presidents have legal immunity for their … Read more

Supreme Court to consider clash of Idaho abortion ban with federal law for emergency care

Washington — Less than two years after the Supreme Court returned abortion policy to the states by overturning Roe v. Wade, the justices will hear the second of two cases in a month’s span that involve efforts to restrict access to the procedure. The latest dispute to be argued Wednesday involves the interplay between Idaho’s near-total … Read more

Supreme Court agrees to hear dispute over Biden administration’s “ghost guns” rule

Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a lower court decision that invalidated a rule from the Biden administration that aimed to address the proliferation of crimes involving “ghost guns.” The regulation at issue was implemented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in April 2022 and imposed a series … Read more

Opening statements start Monday in Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial

Opening statements start Monday in Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial – CBS News Watch CBS News Opening statements in Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial are set for Monday in a historic moment of the first-ever criminal trial of a former president of the United States. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. He’s … Read more

In major homelessness case, Supreme Court grapples with constitutionality of anti-camping ordinances

Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with the constitutionality of local laws that ban public camping in a dispute over whether an Oregon city’s rules aimed at addressing homelessness violate the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. The case is the most significant involving homelessness to come before the nation’s highest court in … Read more

Trump “hush money” trial opening statements set for today

Opening statements in Trump trial on Monday Trump “hush money” trial opening statements set for Monday 02:22 Opening statements are set to begin this morning in former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York. Prosecutors will begin laying out their case for jurors, alleging Trump falsified business records to cover up a “hush money” … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says “we are preparing” for a major Russian spring offensive

Ukraine is readying soldiers for a major Russian offensive that is expected in the coming months, likely before the summer begins, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday. Zelenskyy emphasized that foreign aid “has to end up in tangible weapon systems,” specifically, crucial long-range artillery, to give Ukraine a chance at victory. His remarks came one … Read more

Full transcript of “Face the Nation,” April 21, 2024

On this “Face the Nation” broadcast, moderated by Margaret Brennan:  Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia and Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Sen. Dan Sullivan, Republican of Alaska   House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma Author David Sanger Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, a Democrat   Click here to browse full transcripts of “Face … Read more

‘National security suicide’: Alaska senator slams Biden admin's move to restrict drilling and mining

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) criticized the Biden administration’s decision to put millions of acres of Alaskan wilderness outside the reach of oil drilling and critical mineral mining, likening the moves to “national security suicide.” “Well, it’s lawless. He doesn’t have the authority to do it. … It’s, as I say, national security suicide,” Sullivan said … Read more

Rep. Tom Cole says “the reservoir of goodwill is enormous” for House Speaker amid effort to oust him

Washington — Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican who leads the House Appropriations Committee, said Sunday that despite a growing threat to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson, he’s “much stronger than people seem to think,” noting that “the reservoir of goodwill is enormous.” “I actually think he’s, you know, empowered the center and marginalized the … Read more

Transcript: Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro on “Face the Nation,” April 21, 2024

The following is a transcript of an interview with Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, that aired on April 21, 2024. MARGARET BRENNAN: We go now to the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro. He joins us this morning from Abington, Pennsylvania. And, Governor, thank you for sticking with us. We’ve been having some transmission … Read more

Sen. Mark Warner says possible TikTok sale is “complicated,” and one-year timeline makes sense

Washington — Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat who leads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the possible sale of TikTok after congressional action is “complicated,” noting that giving any type of transaction up to a full year “makes sense.” The video-sharing app owned by a China-based company has been under fire by U.S. officials for years … Read more

Transcript: House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Tom Cole on “Face the Nation,” April 21, 2024

The following is a transcript of an interview with House Appropriations Committee chair Rep. Tom Cole, Republican of Oklahoma, that aired on April 21, 2024. MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to Oklahoma Republican Congressman Tom Cole. Good morning.   REP. TOM COLE (R-OK): Good morning.  MARGARET BRENNAN: So you were the lead sponsor on Ukraine, … Read more

Ukraine ‘will have a chance at victory’ with new US aid, Zelenskyy says

The tens of billions of dollars in long-stalled Ukraine aid approved by the House on Saturday will give his country “a chance at victory,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday. “I think this support will really strengthen the armed forces of Ukraine, and we will have a chance for victory,” Zelenskyy said through a translator … Read more

CBS News poll finds big majority of Americans support U.S. taking steps to reduce climate change

Record heat, hurricanes, wildfires all have been making news in recent years. And while not everyone agrees events like these are the direct result of climate change, they do connect to peoples’ opinions about it: a big majority of Americans feel the U.S. needs to address climate change, with those who report experiencing extreme weather … Read more

Biden signs bill reauthorizing contentious FISA surveillance program

President Biden on Saturday signed legislation reauthorizing a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. Barely missing its midnight deadline, the Senate had approved the bill by a 60-34 vote hours earlier with bipartisan … Read more

Online threats against pro-Palestinian protesters rise in wake of Sen. Tom Cotton’s comments about protests

Online threats and hateful rhetoric against pro-Palestinian protesters have accelerated since Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas encouraged people affected by the mass protests to “take matters into your own hands,” according to a report obtained by CBS News. Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts public interest research, says it found that there … Read more

U.S. agrees to withdraw troops from Niger

4/19: CBS Morning News 20:00 The U.S. has agreed to withdraw its forces from the West African nation of Niger, an official confirmed to CBS News Friday. A state department official told CBS News in a statement that in a meeting Friday, Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and Nigerian Prime Minister Ali Lamine Zeine “committed … Read more

Man sets himself on fire near Trump trial courthouse in NYC. Here’s what we know so far.

Emergency crews rushed away a person on a stretcher after a fire was extinguished outside the courthouse where jury selection for former President Donald Trump’s trial is taking place. Witnesses say they saw a man pour liquid over his head and set himself on fire. The New York Police Department identified the man as 37-year-old … Read more

Colorado organizers fail to gather enough signatures to put anti-abortion measure on the ballot

Colorado organizers who sought to put an anti-abortion initiative on the ballot this November failed to gather enough signatures in time to qualify. The proposed measure from the Colorado Life Initiative sought to declare “a living human child must not be intentionally dismembered, mutilated, poisoned, scalded, starved, stabbed, given toxic injections known to cause death, … Read more

Trump campaign, RNC aim to deploy 100,000 volunteer vote-counting monitors for presidential election

The Republican National Committee and former President Donald Trump’s campaign announced a new initiative Friday to deploy thousands to monitor vote counting in battleground states during the presidential election.  The Republican Party aims to recruit 100,000 volunteers to observe the voting process and report irregularities, as well as lawyers to provide rapid-response services if there … Read more