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Ukrainian refugee family reflects on nearly 2 years of living in U.S.

Ukrainian refugee family reflects on nearly 2 years of living in U.S. – CBS News Watch CBS News For the past two years, the U.S. has been quietly resettling hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees. CBS News immigration and politics…

Widow’s mysterious death highlights growing concern over romance scams

Widow’s mysterious death highlights growing concern over romance scams – CBS News Watch CBS News A growing form of fraud is posing physical, emotional, and financial threats to everyday Americans. Jim Axelrod reports on a romance scam turned tragic —…

Off-duty Chicago Police Officer Luis Huesca’s murder is another city tragedy

It was just over a year ago that Luis Huesca’s Chicago Police Academy classmate Andres Vasquez-Lasso was killed in the line of duty in March 2023 — in front of children playing at a school — as he chased an…

Inside the fight to save reef sharks from extinction

Inside the fight to save reef sharks from extinction – CBS News Watch CBS News Despite how terrifying sharks might seem, the creatures are critical to the survival of the world’s oceans. Oceans generate 50% of the oxygen on the…

Why are drug shortages on the rise?

Why are drug shortages on the rise? – CBS News Watch CBS News 2024 kicked off with the highest number of drug shortages on record. CBS News reporter Erica Brown explains why some medications are harder to find and what’s…

U.S. sees national security concerns over microchips

U.S. sees national security concerns over microchips – CBS News Watch CBS News Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo is at the center of a global competition for semiconductor dominance. It’s a battle that also puts her at the center of…

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks tries to stay positive amid struggles

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has gotten off to poor starts before. And as he weathers another slow beginning to a season, he is trying to keep his mental focus on the good. ‘‘That’s where it’s at, No. 1,’’ Hendricks said….

What to know about the Supreme Court homeless encampments case

What to know about the Supreme Court homeless encampments case – CBS News Watch CBS News The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday that could affect many Americans facing homelessness. The case revolves around an Oregon city’s law banning camping on…

Arrests made after pro-Palestinian protests erupt outside NYU’s Stern School of Business

NYPD shuts down hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters at NYU NYPD shuts down hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters at NYU 02:44 NEW YORK — Hundreds of protesters were rallying at NYU in support of Palestinians on Monday. Police moved in on an…

Breaking down opening statements in Trump “hush money” trial

Breaking down opening statements in Trump “hush money” trial – CBS News Watch CBS News The prosecution and defense presented their opening statements Monday in former President Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial. CBS News campaign reporter Katrina Kaufman and…

Former Fiscal Conservative Mike Johnson Considering Scheme to Expand Earmarks

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is considering granting free-spending establishment Republicans and Democrats one of the top items on their wish list. Johnson, after delivering crushing defeats to conservatives on government funding, warrantless spying on Americans, and Ukraine aid, is reportedly…

West Virginia Middle School Girls Walk Out of Shot Put Competition in Protest of Trans Athlete

A transgender middle school athlete won a shot put competition in West Virginia last week, as a slew of female competitors refused to throw and walked off the pitch in protest. Becky Pepper-Jackson, a 13-year-old boy who identifies as a…

Police arrest 15-year-old in connection to February’s fatal Bronx subway shooting

A third teenager was arrested Sunday in connection to February’s Mount Eden subway shooting that left five people injured and one person dead, police said on Monday. A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with one count of murder, five…

Scientists work to save reef sharks to help keep marine life balance

Scientists work to save reef sharks to help keep marine life balance – CBS News Watch CBS News A global shark census found in 2018 that the population of five main reef shark species, which are key to balancing the…

Good Samaritans save 71-year-old from burning SUV

Good Samaritans save 71-year-old from burning SUV – CBS News Watch CBS News A group of strangers came to the rescue of a 71-year-old man after his SUV crashed into a light pole and guard rail and became engulfed in…

Now is not the time to let up on ‘critical investments,’ Senate Pres. tells Chamber

Despite a shifting revenue landscape, now is not the time to let up on the investments that make Massachusetts the right place to be for the families that choose to live here, according to the Senate President. Speaking to the…

Biden Condemns ‘Antisemitic Protests,’ Also Those ‘Who Don’t Understand’ Issue

President Joe Biden condemned “antisemitic protests” happening on college campuses, while attempting to see the perspective of Palestinians, during an Earth Day event on Monday held at Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Virginia. When asked by a reporter if he condemns…

Police seek public’s help finding boy, 11

Naperville police are asking for help finding missing 11-year-old Jeremiah. Naperville police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 11-year-old boy, officials announced Monday in a social media post. The boy, Jeremiah, was last seen around 1…

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…

Students skip school to protest Tennessee law that would allow teachers to carry guns

Students skip school to protest Tennessee law that would allow teachers to carry guns – CBS News Watch CBS News Students in Tennessee walked out of school on Monday to protest a bill that would allow teachers to carry concealed…

Police seek public's help finding boy, 11

Naperville police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 11-year-old boy, officials announced Monday in a social media post. Source link

When her mother went missing, an Illinois woman ventured into the dark corners of America’s romance scam epidemic

When Laura Kowal decided to date again after losing her husband of 24 years, the 57-year-old retired hospital executive from Galena, Illinois, joined an online dating site because that felt safer.  The relationship she forged with a self-described Swedish investment…

U.S. investigating Israeli military unit for possible human rights violations

U.S. investigating Israeli military unit for possible human rights violations – CBS News Watch CBS News The U.S. is investigating Israel’s Netsvah Yehuda Battalion, made up of ultra-orthodox soldiers, over accusations of human rights violations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank….

“Blind trust”: Widow’s $1.5 million romance scam story serves as cautionary tale

“Blind trust”: Widow’s $1.5 million romance scam story serves as cautionary tale – CBS News Watch CBS News A widow looking for love was scammed out of $1.5 million before her tragic death. Her daughter is now on a mission…

Bears to unveil plans for domed stadium on lakefront Wednesday

The Bears will unveil plans for a new enclosed stadium on the Chicago lakefront during a news conference Wednesday at Soldier Field, the team announced Monday. According to a news release, the plan will move ahead in collaboration with city…

Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson pledged $10M for Maui wildfire survivors. They gave much more. – Chicago Tribune

Lana Vierra misses the swing set at her Lahaina home, which was reduced to ashes in the wildfires that swept through her community last summer. “Multiple generations went through there playing in my front yard,” she said. “Just with the…

Key takeaways in Donald Trump’s hush money trial

Monday’s opening statements in the first criminal trial of a former American president provided a clear roadmap of how prosecutors will try to make the case that Donald Trump broke the law, and how the defense plans to fight the…

New staffing levels to be set at federally funded nursing homes

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said the first rule to set minimum staffing levels at federally funded nursing homes and require that a certain portion of the taxpayer dollars they receive go toward wages for care workers is a…

Man faces charges of luring, assaulting a girl from Webster beach

Local News Walter Fanion, 68, of Southbridge was charged with kidnapping and four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, among other charges. A 68-year-old Southbridge man is facing multiple charges after, police say, he lured…

As jury begins deliberations, family hopes verdict will help them heal from gruesome murder of landlord

As a jury began deliberating Monday, the family of Frances Walker said it hopes a verdict will help them heal more than two years after the 69-year-old landlord was found dead and dismembered in her Northwest Side home. “Since this…

Linus Ullmark is Bruins’ Game 2 starter vs. Maple Leafs

Bruins Linus Ullmark won six of his last nine regular-season starts, posting a .935 save percentage over that stretch. Linus Ullmark will get the nod in net for Game 2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) The Bruins’ goalie rotation remains in effect….

Healey delivers rebuke to transportation czar, saying no to new tolls on the border – Boston Herald

Gov. Maura Healey scrambled to contain the political damage from the controversial comments made by her off-the-reservation transportation secretary, saying she won’t propose putting tolls on the New Hampshire border. Healey delivered a swift rebuke of Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt on…

Senators say deal with airlines on O’Hare looks promising, as Duckworth promises western access

Negotiations between Chicago and airlines about a seismic redo at O’Hare International Airport are back on track, Illinois’ two senators said Monday at a groundbreaking for Terminal 3 renovations. “The conversation is going in the right direction,” Sen. Dick Durbin…

Bullet train being built from Las Vegas to Los Angeles

LAS VEGAS — A $12 billion passenger bullet train linking Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area was dubbed the first true high-speed rail line in the nation on Monday, with the private company building it predicting millions of ticket-buyers…

Woman killed, man injured in crash while fleeing police in N.H.

Local News The crash took place as officers were responding to the report of an assault. A woman was killed and a man seriously injured early Monday in a crash that New Hampshire police say occurred when the pair sped…

Pro-Palestinian protests sweep US college campuses

NEW YORK — Columbia canceled in-person classes, dozens of protesters were arrested at Yale and the gates to Harvard Yard were closed to the public on Monday as some of the most prestigious U.S. universities sought to difuse campus tensions…

Foreign aid heads to Senate as ouster threat looms over Johnson

Foreign aid heads to Senate as ouster threat looms over Johnson – CBS News Watch CBS News The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on the foreign aid bills passed by the House over the weekend, but the move could…

Most Americans support efforts to address climate change, CBS News poll finds

Most Americans support efforts to address climate change, CBS News poll finds – CBS News Watch CBS News A new CBS poll finds that most of the public favors the U.S. taking steps to address climate change. CBS News executive…

Asesinan a Policía de Chicago a tiros mientras robaban su automóvil en Gage Park

El mejor lugar para cobertura bilingüe de noticias y cultura latina en Chicago. | The place for bilingual coverage of Latino news and culture in Chicago. Un agente de la Policía de Chicago fuera de servicio fue asesinado a tiros…

Far South Side schools, organizations mobilize for Earth Day

After her brother died of asthma in 2009, Jermica Davis said she felt pulled to environmental justice work. This year, she spent her Earth Day picking up trash around Altgeld Gardens, the public housing community where she and her brother…

Home prices soar in a sluggish Rhode Island market

Spring House Hunt If you are looking for a condo as your first step into homeownership or your housing type of choice as you downsize, the number of listings is up but so are prices. The median sales price of…

Palatine school custodian wins national honor

  Lincoln Elementary School custodian Mario Diaz Albarran, right, was all smiles Monday as Illinois State Superintendent Tony Sanders helped congratulate him on winning the national Recognizing Inspiring School Employees Award. Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.com   Teachers and students cheer on Lincoln…

Antony Blinken Angers Rwandan Genocide Victims, ‘Retraumatized Many Survivors’

An organization representing the ethnic Tutsi survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsi people issued a statement condemning Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Rwanda’s New Times reported on Monday, for claiming the atrocities were committed against a variety of populations. The…

Opening statements in Trump’s hush money trial

Politics Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks outside the Manhattan Criminal Court in his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs in New York on Monday, April 22, 2024. Angela Weiss/Pool Photo…

NYC Housing Calendar, April 23-29

City Limits rounds up the latest housing and land use-related events, public hearings and affordable housing lotteries that are ending soon. AdI Talwar People entering Brooklyn Housing Court located on the morning of March 20, 2023. Welcome to City Limits’…

Senators show confidence in Johnson’s O’Hare rebuild plan

Mayor Brandon Johnson’s plan to tweak the massive, delayed rebuild of O’Hare International Airport got a major vote of confidence Monday from Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. Johnson wants to change the sequencing of construction on the long-awaited Global…

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…

Breaking down climate change’s economic impacts

Breaking down climate change’s economic impacts – CBS News Watch CBS News Climate change could cause a $38 trillion income loss per year globally by 2049, according to a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. CBS…

NYC law department employee pleads guilty to stealing $600K in checks, prosecutors say

A city law department mailroom worker admitted to stealing and depositing $600,000 in checks, federal prosecutors said Monday. Brandon Santanoo, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, United States Attorney for the Southern District of…

Earth Day Is Over. Let’s Talk About Inflation Day.

Earth Day’s Disreputable History Forget about Earth Day. We need an Inflation Day. Earth Day got its start back in 1970 as a campus protest movement. The date of April 22 was selected because it came after Spring Break but…