NASA launches new mission to defend Earth

From CBS News. A NASA spacecraft is on a mission to test technology that could defend Earth in the future. The spacecraft will deliberately crash into an asteroid to see if it can change its path. CBS News senior space analyst Bill Harwood joins CBSN’s Lana Zak with more. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital…

Black Friday protests blame environmental and social challenges on consumerism

From CBS News. A growing number of people are protesting the holiday shopping season, arguing glutinous consumerism is creating environmental and social challenges. CBSN’s Lana Zak spoke with senior content writer and style editor for Thred Media, Sofia Phillips, about the movement. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage…

Experts predict record spending this holiday season despite rising inflation & supply chain issues

From CBS News. Black Friday shoppers started early this year, with $3.5 million spent per minute online on Thanksgiving Day. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver reports and Joe Minarik, senior vice president and director of research for the Committee for Economic Development, joins CBSN’s Debra Alfarone to explain why inflation likely won’t end overnight. CBSN…

How could U.S. respond to new COVID-19 variant?

From CBS News. Some governments have already started imposing travel restrictions because of a new potentially dangerous COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa. Britain has banned flights from South Africa and other neighboring countries, and Israel and Singapore also announced tighter border restrictions in response to the latest threat. CBS News chief White House correspondent…

Coronavirus variant found in Israel

From CBS News. The new coronavirus variant has been detected in Israel. The corruption trial of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues with more high-profile testimony. CBS News radio correspondent Robert Berger joins CBSN from Jerusalem with these and other stories from the nation. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live,…

3 men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

From CBS News. After less than two days of deliberations, a jury found three men guilty of murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. CBS News national correspondent Omar Villafranca joins CBSN’s Tanya Rivero from outside the courthouse with the reaction from Arbery’s family and the community. CBSN is CBS News’…

Senate Democrats push to include immigrant protections in social spending bill

From CBS News. Democrats are pushing to include certain immigration protections in President Joe Biden’s sweeping new social spending plan, attempting to provide work permits, permission to travel and temporary protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez has more. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service…

President Biden applauds unemployment dip to 52-year low

From CBS News. President Joe Biden touted the drop in first-time unemployment benefit claims to a 52-year low, though he faces other economic problems like rising prices and supply chain issues amid speculation on a possible second term. Sabrina Rodríguez, national political correspondent for Politico, joined CBSN to discuss the news from the White House.…

LIVE: Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, supporters speak after 3 men found guilty of murder | CBSN

From CBS News. Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Rev. Al Sharpton and others are speaking after a jury returned guilty verdicts on Wednesday against all three defendants in Arbery’s murder. Watch the press conference live on CBSN. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched…

COVID-19 infections jumped more than 16% across the U.S.

From CBS News. COVID-19 cases have jumped more than 16% over the past week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with at least 30 states reporting increasing cases and hospitalizations. Columbia University Pediatric surgeon Dr. Susannah Hills spoke with CBSN’s Anne-Marie Green about what people should keep in mind during the holiday…

New York prosecutors probe disparities in Trump Organization property valuations, report says

From CBS News. The New York attorney general and Manhattan district attorney are looking into whether the Trump Organization broke the law by providing lower valuations of its properties to tax officers and higher estimates to potential lenders, according to The Washington Post. Jonathan O’Connell, a business reporter for The Washington Post, co-authored that report…

Deaf high school football team makes history

From CBS News. A high school football team in Riverside, California is undefeated this season – and all of the players are deaf. California School for the Deaf not only beats hearing schools, but they win by landslides. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across…