Emotions run high as Rams honor wildfire, Thousand Oaks first responders, victims

LOS ANGELES — With emotions still raw and recovery efforts underway across the region following the devastating Woolsey Fire and the Thousand Oaks massacre, the Los Angeles Rams used their tilt with the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night to honor first responders and victims of both incidents. The team gave out thousands of complimentary tickets to fire …

How the fight against robocalls has become an escalating "arms race" against

It is estimated that by early next year, nearly 50 percent of all the calls you get on your cellphone will be robocalls. Last month alone, more than five billion robocalls were made. Lawmakers last week proposed bipartisan legislation to fine scam robocallers up to $10,000 per call; and the FCC is demanding telecommunications companies …

Michelle Wolf calls White House Correspondents' Association "cowards" for

Next year’s White House Correspondents Dinner will be no laughing matter. The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) said Monday it won’t be inviting a comedian to perform at its annual press dinner. The decision follows the uproar over Michelle Wolf’s barbs in April, in which she mocked top White House officials.  Instead, the 2019 dinner will …

Nearly 50 tons of ground beef recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

The weekend recall of nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef possibly tainted with E. coli is the second large meat recall in as many months by JBS USA, a unit of the world’s largest meat processor.  Swift Beef Co. recalled 99.260 pounds of ground beef that many be contaminated with E. coli, a potentially deadly …

"Her fate is in the hands of God": Dallas woman moved to hospice care after

A Dallas real estate agent who traveled to a clinic in Mexico in October for several plastic surgery procedures and returned to the U.S. on life support with brain damage was moved to hospice care late Friday night, according to a statement on her sister’s Facebook page. The statement from Laura Avila’s sister, Angie Avila, …

Elevator at one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers plunges 84 floors after hoist

CHICAGO — It took nearly three hours to rescue six people stuck in an elevator in Chicago’s fourth-tallest skyscraper — the 875 North Michigan Avenue building, formerly called the John Hancock Center. CBS Chicago reported that a broken hoist rope caused the express elevator to malfunction Friday while guests who had just left the Signature …

Adam Rippon, who will no longer skate competitively, reflects on "wild

Olympian and U.S. national figure skating champion Adam Rippon tells CBS News he will no longer skate competitively.  It means the 29-year-old will effectively retire from professional skating. Rippon competed for the U.S. in the Winter Olympics in South Korea this year. He was one of the first openly gay American athletes to qualify for …

President of Finland denies telling Trump the country rakes its forests to

While touring a town ravaged by the Northern California Camp Fire on Saturday, President Trump said Finland’s president claimed the country doesn’t have many problems with forest fires because it spends “a lot of time on raking.” Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö said the topic of raking never came up in their conversation. Mr. Trump was …

Michael Bloomberg donates $1.8 billion to boost financial aid for low-income

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and one of the world’s richest people, is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, in an effort to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. — …

Transcript: Sen. Joni Ernst on "Face the Nation," Nov. 18, 2018

The following is a transcript of the interview with Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa that aired Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, on “Face the Nation.”  MARGARET BRENNAN:  Welcome back to “Face the Nation.” We turn now to Iowa Senator Joni Ernst who has joined the Republican leadership team as the Conference Vice Chairwoman in the …