Politics

Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP DonorsFormer President Donald Trump went off script during a closed-door speech to Republican donors, with former Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell among his targets.
'Help Is On The Way': Gov. Ron DeSantis Files Lawsuit Against Feds, CDC To Reopen Cruise Ship IndustryFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is filing a lawsuit against the federal government and the CDC demanding that cruise ships be opened immediately, he announced on Thursday.
RNC Donors Gather To Hear Trump, Others In Palm Beach, The GOP's 'New Political Power Center'Donors to the Republican National Committee gathered this weekend for the first time since Donald Trump's defeat just down the road from his Mar-a-Lago home -- a sign that the institutions of the party remain centered around the former President.
New Report Suggests Rep. Matt Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficker, Who Then Paid TeenA new report suggests Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz paid money to an accused sex trafficker, who then gave it to three young women.
Former State Senator Frank Artiles Faces New Charges In Election SchemeProsecutors have filed new felony charges against former Republican state senator Frank Artiles.
'It Affects All Floridians': Sea Level Rise Bill Heads To Gov. Ron DeSantisTens of millions of dollars a year would go to combat the effects of rising sea levels under bills passed Thursday by the Florida House and headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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

Bringing light in remembranceLighting designer David Rockwell, who has worked for Broadway and the Oscars, has a new holiday extravaganza - bringing magic lights to New York City, across the street from where the Twin Towers once stood. Martha Teichner reports.
A walk with a new friendIt was a random act of kindness on the part of Eugene Yoon, of Castro Valley, Calif., which he made for a man he'd never met: a paraplegic who'd vowed that he would walk again someday. And that's when Eugene made a life-changing decision. Steve Hartman reports.
How to make small talkAt a loss for words at that holiday party? Barry Petersen talks with experts in social cognition and chit-chat to find out the do's and don'ts of making small talk at your next festive gathering.
Hideki Matsuyama becomes first male Japanese player to win MastersMatsuyama is the sixth first-time green jacket winner in the last seven Masters Tournaments, with Tiger Woods' rousing victory in 2019 the lone outlier.
Democrats tackle national security, economy in third debateDemocratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley faced off in a wide-ranging debate Saturday that covered national security, economic policy and criminal justice. Julianna Goldman reports.
Mitch Albom's new book draws from his own failuresBefore "Tuesdays With Morrie" made him a bestselling author, Mitch Albom actually swung and missed at a career in music. Now he's using that failure as inspiration for his latest book. Jim Axelrod has more.
President and first lady visit San Bernardino victims' familiesPresident Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met Friday night with family members of those killed in the San Bernardino shooting. As Carter Evans reports, even before the visit, security and anxiety have been high in Southern California.
Super Saturday keeps the savings coming for holiday shoppersBlack Friday may get all the publicity, but Super Saturday, the final Saturday before Christmas, still packs a pretty good punch when it comes to deals. Meg Oliver has more on how, at least for holiday shoppers, sometimes it pays to procrastinate.
High school football player shot and killed while protecting three girlsPolice say a high school football player in Knoxville, Tennessee, was shot and killed this week when he was caught in the crossfire between two rival gangs. As David Begnaud reports, the teen's final act was a heroic one.

CBS World News

The story of "A Christmas Carol"Without question, Charles Dickens' fable of Ebenezer Scrooge is one of the great holiday classics. Since it was first published in 1843, the brief novella has never been out of print, and has been told and retold in countless plays, musicals and films. Mo Rocca takes us to the very streets of London that inspired Dickens, to bring us the story behind the creation of "A Christmas Carol."
Australia fighting wildfire epidemicAustralian officials say lightning, strong winds and dry conditions have fueled more than 300 separate wildfires near Melbourne this week. At the same time, much of Southern Australia is dealing with a record heatwave with temperatures in the 100s. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
President Obama on final year in officeAt a year-end news conference, President Obama said he's looking forward to his final year in office and that he is "going to leave it out all in the field."
Pope Francis paves way for Mother Teresa to be canonizedPope Francis has cleared the way for Mother Teresa to be named a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Theology professor Candida Moss joins CBSN to explain the process.
British teeth not as bad as often portrayed, study findsA new study finds that British teeth are not nearly as crooked as some movies would have you believe. CBSN's Contessa Brewer reports.
Eye on Putin's "gunslinger's gait"Researchers at The British Medical Journal say that Vladimir Putin has a unique walk that can be tracked to a KGB training manual.
"Nomadland" wins 4 BAFTA awards, including best picturePrince William, who had been due to attend and make a speech in his role as president of Britain's film academy, was absent following the death of his grandfather.
WHO warns of rising infections worldwide driven by new virus variantsCBS News senior foreign correspondent Liz Palmer reports from London on the global impacts of the coronavirus.
China targets critics with "social credit score"A prominent human rights lawyer went on trial in China this week for social media posts that criticized the ruling Communist party. The lawyer faces up to eight years in prison for his comments on China's equivalent of Twitter. Seth Doane found out how the government is taking its stranglehold on the digital age to a new level.