Politics

Val Demings Planning To Challenge Marco Rubio For Senate SeatIn an effort to give Democrats a boost in a competitive 2022 race that could decide control of the Senate, Rep. Val Demings is planning to challenge Sen. Marco Rubio.
Florida Lawmakers Won't 'Mess With Bingo'A proposal that would have allowed pari-mutuel facilities to offer bingo games stalled Monday in a Senate committee.
Rep. Matt Gaetz Associate Joel Greenberg Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking ChargesFormer Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg, a key figure in the federal investigation of Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, pleaded guilty Monday to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as part of a plea deal.
Florida Lawmakers Begin Special Session On Gambling As Seminole Tribe Tries To Ease Concerns About DealAs lawmakers prepare to decide whether to approve a $2.5 billion gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the tribe is trying to calm concerns about part of the agreement that could open the door to the legalization of online betting in the state.
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz Associate, Joel Greenberg, Strikes Deal To Plead Guilty, Cooperate With ProsecutorsEx-Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg, a key figure in the federal investigation of Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, Has struck a deal with federal prosecutors to greatly reduce his criminal case and plans to help investigators in their sprawling investigation that includes a sex trafficking probe.
Florida Gambling Measures Emerge For Special SessionWith lawmakers preparing to gather Monday to start a special session, the Senate and House on Friday released bills that would overhaul Florida’s gambling industry, including joining other states in allowing sports betting.

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

Democrats urge Biden to forcefully call for cease-fire between Israel and HamasPresident Biden is facing criticism from his own party over his response to the violence between Israel and Hamas. Ed O'Keefe reports.
Louisiana swamped by severe floods after torrential rainParts of Baton Rouge are under water from severe flooding. Janet Shamlian takes a look at the rescue efforts.
No charges for deputies in Andrew Brown Jr. shootingThe officers who used deadly force against Andrew Brown Jr. will not face charges in his shooting death in North Carolina. Jeff Pegues reports.
16 states report no coronavirus deathsCOVID-19 deaths are falling as 16 states reported no deaths Monday. Manuel Bojorquez has the details.
Actor Charles Grodin has died at 86Actor Charles Grodin, a familiar face on TV and in the movies, has died of bone marrow cancer at age 86.
Millions risk losing homes when eviction moratorium endsFamilies across the U.S. are at risk of losing their homes when a federal moratorium on evictions imposed during the pandemic lifts at the end of June. Omar Villafranca follows a father and son facing uncertainty.
High schoolers start candy business to fund college educationThe two knew nothing about making candy, but their business turned into a sweet success.
2 high school students turn candy making into sweet successTwo Virginia high school seniors knew nothing about making candy, but when their parents lost their jobs during the pandemic, they needed money for college. Jan Crawford shares how they turned their candy making company into a sweet success.
How to watch the "super flower blood moon" lunar eclipseIt's a supermoon, flower moon and blood moon all rolled into one, creating the best full moon of the year.

CBS World News

Democrats urge Biden to forcefully call for cease-fire between Israel and HamasPresident Biden is facing criticism from his own party over his response to the violence between Israel and Hamas. Ed O'Keefe reports.
West Bank erupts as Palestinians clash with Israeli troopsPalestinians in the West Bank protested in a "day of rage" amid violence between Israel and Hamas. Holly Williams has the latest.
Palestinians protest in "day of rage" in West Bank and JerusalemProtesters said it was the largest demonstration since violence broke out between Israel and Hamas last week.
Israel's Iron Dome has blocked thousands of incoming rocketsWhen the technology was declared operational in 2011, it was regarded as a "game-changer" for modern warfare.
Deadly conflict between Israel, Hamas enters second week, airstrikes and rocket attacks continueThe conflict between Israel and Hamas militants moves into its second week, with the violence showing no signs of abating, despite diplomatic efforts. As Imtiaz Tyab reports, it’s been another night of Israeli strikes in Gaza, and Hamas continued to unleash a barrage of rockets at towns across southern Israel.
Taliban blames the Afghan government for ongoing bloodshedThe insurgent group, which seems more interested in fighting than talking peace, also tells CBS News it has no problem with women exercising "basic rights.
U.S. behind Russia, China in sending vaccines to nations in needMany nations are turning to other world powers to secure doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines.
Eye Opener: Biden calls for Israel and Hamas cease-firePresident Biden said he would support a cease-fire in the Middle East after a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas has left over 200 people dead. Also, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could be the most direct challenge to Roe v. Wade in a generation. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
Death toll climbs as calls for Israel-Hamas ceasefire go unheededPalestinians vent anger in a "day of rage," risking new clashes as Israelis face more rocket fire and their military reduces neighborhoods in Gaza to rubble.