National Newswatch

Kevin McAleenan, Trump’s Homeland Security secretary, resigns

Oct 11 2019 — — Kevin McAleenan on Friday resigned from his post at the helm of the Department of Homeland Security, bringing an end to a six-month tenure in which he struggled to maintain control of a sprawling law enforcement and border security agency that hardliners have tried to use to push President Trump’s stringent immigration agenda. McAleenan went […]

Whistleblower memo reveals new details of Trump-Ukraine call

Oct 10 2019 — — CBS News has learned the full contents of what appears to be a memo written by the whistleblower one day after President Trump spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July. The memo, dated July 26, is based on a conversation the whistleblower had with an unnamed White House official who listened to the call.

Serena Williams injures right ankle during fourth-round U.S. Open win

Sep 2 2019 — — New York — Serena Williams was in pain — “acceptable” pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory. Williams, who turns 38 this month, appeared to be cruising along to a straightforward victory when she took an awkward step while up at the […]

Jack Whitaker, legendary CBS Sports announcer, has died at 95

Aug 19 2019 — — Jack Whitaker, legendary sportscaster and World War II veteran, died Sunday morning in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania, of natural causes. He was 95 years old. Whitaker was a CBS Sports announcer for 22 years, starting in the late 1950s. He covered everything from football and horse racing to golf. Whitaker called Super Bowl I […]

Major Murdoch-owned tabloid calls for assault weapons ban

Aug 5 2019 — — The New York Post is calling for an assault weapons ban. The tabloid, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and has a right-leaning editorial page, has a front-page headline Monday saying, “Ban Weapons of War.” The editorial follows the weekend mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that left at least […]

Beto O’Rourke rips President Trump in expletive-filled rant after El Paso shooting

Aug 5 2019 — — After a weekend of violence that devastated communities in Dayton and El Paso, former Texas Congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke tore into President Trump in an emotional rant after the lawmaker traveled home to be with his community. O’Rourke was asked by a reporter if there was anything that Mr. Trump could […]

Trump took heat from Melania and Ivanka over racist chants at rally

Jul 19 2019 — — CBS News has learned President Trump took a lot of heat from his family over the racist chants at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Wednesday. He heard from first lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka and Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Trump on Thursday disavowed the chants of “send her back” and said […]

Russian jet conducts unsafe intercept of U.S. Navy plane

Jun 5 2019 — — A U.S. aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted three times by a Russian fighter jet during a 175-minute period Tuesday, according to the 6th Fleet. One of the interactions – the second – was deemed to be unsafe by the U.S. because the Russian SU-35 passed at high speed directly […]

US increases tariffs as China vows ‘countermeasures’

May 10 2019 — — The meeting comes on the heels of the president unexpectedly announcing plans to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods — ranging from textiles to chemicals — from 10% to 25%. China’s Commerce Ministry said Wednesday that Beijing will retaliate if the U.S. actually imposes the tariffs. “The escalation of trade friction is […]