Anderson Cooper admits Florida Surgeon General claim about vaccine long-term efficacy ‘certainly true’

Media top headlines January 26 In media news today, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes gets roasted for questioning people who oppose COVID restrictions, The New York Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones deletes a tweet defending vaccine passports, and a CNN political analyst echoes Biden’s statements comparing Republicans to segregationists. While criticizing the confirmation of Dr. Joseph Ladapo as Florida’s … Read more

Minnesota Judge Wilhelmina Wright Among Possible Top Supreme Court Contenders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement gives President Joe Biden a chance to make his first nomination to the high court. It’s also a chance for Biden to fulfill a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to be a justice. Some things to know about the women seen as leading … Read more

Esteban Torres, longtime L.A. congressman who championed Latino rights, dies at 91

Esteban Torres, a son of East Los Angeles who emerged from the Chicano civil rights movement to become an eight-term congressman who pushed for social and economic change to help empower Latinos, has died at 91. A former union leader who served in President Carter’s administration, Torres died of natural causes Tuesday, according to a … Read more

Kevin Durant named All-Star captain for second straight year

Kevin Durant may not actually play in the game, but for the 12th time, he is an All-Star — and for the second time, a captain. The Nets forward, who is currently sidelined by a sprained MCL, was announced on Thursday as a starter for next month’s NBA All-Star Game. He was also named a … Read more

In Reversal, San Jose Unified School District Poised To Allow Police Officers Back On Campuses

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – The San Jose Unified School District is set to temporarily allow police officers back on campus during school hours, while the district studies the issue and crafts a more permanent policy. On Thursday night, SJUSD board members are scheduled to approve funding for 27 officers to be paid $8,000 each, … Read more

Long Island Hoping For Best But Bracing For Worst As Nor’easter Approaches: ‘Get Prepared Now’

ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The CBS2 First Alert weather team is tracking a possible winter storm for the weekend. Residents on Long Island are getting ready for what could be a whole lot of snow. READ MORE: Remembering NYPD Officer Jason Rivera: Wake Held For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem CBS2’s Jennifer … Read more

OC Spanish-Speakers Left Broke, Without Their Cars By Get Rich Quick Scheme Advertised On Facebook Marketplace

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Car thieves targeting Spanish-speakers looking for work on Facebook Marketplace have stolen vehicles in almost 50 cases since last summer, according to authorities in Orange County. A joint warning released Tuesday by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the sheriff’s department, and the Tustin Police Department says thieves have been targeting … Read more