US declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency – Tampa Bay Now

WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The Biden administration is declaring a public health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, which now counts more infections from the virus than any other country in the world. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the decision at a briefing with top public health officials Thursday. … Read more

Biden Administration Expands Abortion Access, China Holds Military Exercises

Biden administration expands access to abortion, China holds military drills – Reuters Watch CBS News CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy joined Nikki Batiste and Lana Zak to talk about the response out of Washington regarding China’s military exercises near Taiwan, President Biden’s latest executive order expanding abortion access and what many are … Read more

Sandy Hook’s dad says Alex Jones made his life a ‘living hell’

By Jim Vertuno AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fighting back tears and finally getting a chance to confront conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the parents of a 6-year-old child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have describes being subjected to a “living hell” of death threats, harassment and ongoing trauma over the past decade … Read more

Steve Bannon criminal trial begins

Steve Bannon Criminal Trial Underway – CBS News Watch CBS News Jury selection began in the criminal trial of Steve Bannon. Bannon, who served as former President Trump’s chief strategist, is charged with two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the January 6 committee. CBS News congressional … Read more

On abortion, Biden considers next step – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

President Joe Biden is considering declaring a public health emergency to free up federal resources to promote abortion access. He made the remarks to reporters on Sunday while stopping on a bike ride near his family’s beach house in Delaware. This comes two weeks after last month’s Supreme Court ruling that ended a constitutional right … Read more

To counter the Chinese, the United States, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom create a Pacific group

The White House reported that the United States, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have created an informal group, dubbed Partners in the Blue Pacific. The group aims to expand their economic and diplomatic relations with Pacific island nations The new group will support Pacific regionalism and strengthen economic ties between the Pacific … Read more

President Biden says US ready to respond ‘militarily’ if China invades Taiwan

President Biden says US ready to respond ‘militarily’ if China invades Taiwan – Reuters Watch CBS News During his first official trip to Asia, President Biden said the U.S. would respond “militarily” if China were to invade the self-ruled island of Taiwan. The comment is drawing criticism due to the United States’ long-standing policy of … Read more

How Texas-Mexico border towns are preparing for Title 42 decision – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

A potential change in immigration protocols could be days away as the fate of Title 42 is decided in federal court. Title 42 is a public health policy that was enacted by former President Donald Trump’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allowing US officials to quickly deport migrants entering the United States illegally, including … Read more

How Texas-Mexico border towns are preparing for Title 42 decision – NBC New York

A potential change in immigration protocols could be days away as the fate of Title 42 is decided in federal court. Title 42 is a public health policy that was enacted by former President Donald Trump’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allowing US officials to quickly deport migrants entering the United States illegally, including … Read more

Biden administration cancels sale of oil and gas lease in Alaska

The Biden administration has canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease opportunities pending before the Interior Department. The decision, which ends potential oil drilling on more than a million acres in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, comes at a difficult political time as gas prices hit painful new highs. In a statement shared first … Read more