Tornado touches down in east Texas

From CBS News. A funnel cloud was reported touching down near College Station, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, part of a storm that also brought severe flooding across much of the Lonestar State. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joins CBSN’s Nikki Battiste with the latest.

Biden to join crowded presidential field Thursday

From CBS News. Former Vice President Joe Biden will jump into the 2020 race Thursday. The announcement comes one day after eight Democratic presidential candidates spoke at a forum that focused on issues important to women of color. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins “Red & Blue” to discuss her reporting from Houston. Subscribe to…

Pompeo on what comes next for North Korea

From CBS News. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview on the podcast “Intelligence Matters,” expressed optimism about a path to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. He told CBS News senior national security contributor Michael Morell the U.S. is “very focused on getting the right set of incentives for both sides.”

President Trump backs Libyan military strongman

From CBS News. President Trump announced his support for Libyan military strongman Khalifa Hifter, reversing U.S. policy. Many world leaders have responded with shock. As two sides continue fighting in Libya, it remains unclear how Mr. Trump’s backing will help or hinder the stalemate. Former CIA operative Mike Baker discusses why Hifter is such a…

5 cases of measles confirmed in Southern California

From CBS News. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating a measles outbreak after five measles cases were confirmed so far this year among county residents. The outbreak includes four confirmed cases linked to one another after international travel and an additional single case of measles after international travel, according to officials.…

Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore under scrutiny for his views on women

From CBS News. The conservative writer’s views on women are coming under fire, and so are his economic ideas. Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: Watch CBSN live HERE: Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: Get the…

Democrats disagree on impeaching Trump

From CBS News. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged members of her caucus to pump the brakes on the question of impeaching President Trump. Her comments come as pressure grows within the House and from 2020 presidential candidates to begin proceedings. Politico’s congressional reporter Andrew Desiderio joins CBSN to discuss Tuesday’s headlines.

Solar power revolution in South Africa

From CBS News. An ongoing energy crisis in South Africa is impacting the livelihoods of millions of people. While widespread blackouts are costing the country millions, they’re also paving the way for a new generation of entrepreneurs. CBS News correspondent Debora Patta reports from Cape Town.