Politics

Florida House Passes Bills Aimed At COVID-19 Lawsuits, ScamsThe Florida House on Friday passed two COVID-19 bills that Republican leaders made a priority for the 2021 legislative session, as they seek to protect businesses from lawsuits and crackdown on vaccination scams.
Florida House Poised To Pass Business Liability ProtectionsThe House moved one step closer Thursday to shielding businesses from lawsuits related to COVID-19, teeing up for passage a bill that would give Florida businesses some of the broadest protections in the country.
'Parents' Bill Of Rights' AdvancesProposals to codify in state law a “Parents’ Bill of Rights” related to what families are entitled to know about their children's education and health care are advancing in the House and Senate, as the 2021 legislative session gets underway.
Florida Legislators Propose Crackdown On Big Tech Companies Amid Legal QuestionsAfter Twitter permanently removed former President Donald Trump from its site and social media platforms began slapping warnings on posts by other politicians, Republican state leaders are punching back.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses COVID-19, Jobs, Schools & Economy During State Of The StateGov. Ron DeSantis formally launched the 2021 legislative session Tuesday with a State of the State address that touted the state’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic and touched on hot-button issues that lawmakers will face over the next 60 days.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' State Of The State AddressGov. Ron DeSantis' state of the state address.

Tech

Florida Healthy Kids Website BreachedHundreds of thousands of Floridians who applied for coverage or were enrolled in a children’s health insurance program between 2013 and 2020 are being encouraged to take steps to protect themselves financially after a cyberattack.
Tesla's Elon Musk Wants To Dig Tunnels To Alleviate Miami's Congested TrafficTraffic in Miami is terrible. We all know that. According to a new report, Miami was just named one of the most congested cities in the U.S. in 2020. But Tesla Inc founder Elon Musk says he wants to dig tunnels with the Boring Company, one of his many business ventures, to help alleviate Miami's notoriously congested traffic.
Consumer Electronics Show Goes Virtual, Many Products Designed To Protect Against COVID-19The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), was held this week and offered the very latest in tech. It was virtual this year because of the pandemic, and many of the products revealed were designed to protect against COVID-19.
'Legal Equalizer' App Helps People Know Their Rights, Safely Interact With Police: 'Accountability On All Sides For Everybody'The Founder and CEO of the Legal Equalizer app hopes that it will help to de-escalate situations between police and citizens by providing accountability on all sides.
Belgian Engineers Build UV Zapper Machine To Disinfect Shopping CartsWiping down shopping carts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a bright idea from a team of Belgian engineers.
Zoom Experiencing Major Outages In US, WorldwideAs video conference calls have taken the center stage for work, education, and many other aspects of life, Zoom is experiencing major outages on Monday.

CBS National News

Senate moves forward with COVID bill "vote-a-rama"Although the $1.9 trillion bill is expected to pass, Republican senators will make the process as difficult as possible.
CBS Evening News, March 5, 2021Sweeping COVID restriction rollbacks worry health experts; 94-year-olds find love in the time of coronavirus. 
Slain stepdaughter inspires UFC fighter Walt Harris to fight againHarris stopped fighting when his stepchild, Aniah Blanchard, disappeared. A vision pushed him back into the ring.
Maia Chaka becomes first Black woman official in NFL history"Just because the door is now open, that doesn't mean that I can relax."
94-year-olds find love in the time of coronavirusA couple, both widowed twice, was determined to hang onto love during the pandemic. Steve Hartman has more on their love story for this week's "On the Road."
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Friday, March 5, 2021Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
CDC study finds in-person dining bans, wearing masks make a differenceAs the COVID-19 infection rate has have been dropping, some governors are ditching mask mandates and allowing restaurants to reopen for in-person dining.
Moderate Democrats shoot down $15 minimum wageThe amendment, similar to the standalone Raise the Wage Act, would have increased the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 over 5 years.
CBS News exclusive: Former Cuomo aide on governor's alleged sexual harassmentCharlotte Bennett, a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, tells Norah O'Donnell that she told the governor's chief of staff and attorney about the alleged sexual harassment.

CBS World News

Perseverance rover makes tracks on MarsThe $2.4 billion rover working in near flawless fashion as scientists plan initial exploration.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Friday, March 5, 2021Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
Pope calls for end to violence on historic Iraq visitPope Francis became the first pope to step foot in Iraq, where he is spending four days calling for an end to violence. Chris Livesay shares more.
Royal feud escalates ahead of Meghan and Harry's Oprah interviewIn the latest escalation between the royal family and Meghan, the former actress tells Oprah that she feels liberated being able to make her own choices and speak for herself. Charlie D'Agata has a preview.
Iceland rocked by more than 20,000 earthquakes in 10 daysThere have been more than 3,100 earthquakes on the peninsula in the past 48 hours​.
Photos appear to show a ship hovering over the waterDavid Morris said he was "stunned" to see a giant vessel seemingly suspended over the surface of the sea. It's a truly "superior mirage."
Bolsonaro says "enough fussing and whining" as COVID death toll climbsBolsonaro has continuously downplayed the pandemic in Brazil, which has the second-largest COVID-19 death toll after the U.S.
War of words between royal family, Harry and Meghan heats upThe royal family is bracing itself for the Harry and Meghan interview Sunday, as only 32% of Brits view Meghan favorably. Holly Williams has the details.
British press up in arms over Meghan and Harry interviewThe couple said the press was one of the driving forces behind their decision to move to the U.S., but the royal family has relied on the media for generations to shore up support.