Local News

What To Do To Stay Safe Around Water This Summer At The Pool Or BeachWith summer in full swing and excessive heat waves rolling through parts of the country, taking a dip in water can be a refreshing way to cool off.
Parental Rights Bill Sent To Florida Governor Ron DeSantisA measure that would put into state law a series of parents’ rights related to their children’s education and health care was one of 24 bills formally sent Friday to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Coral Gables Man Refuses To Sell Family House Swallowed By Massive DevelopmentA small single-family house stands in the middle of a huge construction project in Coral Gables.
COVID-19 Kills Another 290 FloridiansAnother 290 Florida residents have died of COVID-19 as the death toll approaches 38,000 since the pandemic started, according to a weekly report issued Friday by the state Department of Health.
COVID Flexibilities Eliminated For MedicaidGov. Ron DeSantis’ administration announced Friday that the state will next month step back from flexibilities that were offered to Medicaid providers and beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic, including allowing people to receive behavioral health services without first obtaining prior authorization.
Tropical Storm Claudette Forms, Lashes Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain, FloodsTropical Storm Claudette dumped heavy rain across coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as it chugged inland Saturday, threatening flash floods and possibly tornadoes along its soggy course across the Southeast.

Politics

Gov. DeSantis, Attorney General Moody Seek To Scuttle Protest Law CaseLawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a measure that the Legislature approved to crack down on violent protests.
Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill That Provides Emergency Care For Police K-9s Injured In Line Of DutyLaw enforcement K-9s injured in the line of duty will now be able to be taken to a veterinary office for treatment in an ambulance.
'The ACA Is Here To Stay': Florida Lawmakers React To Supreme Court Decision Saving ObamacareFlorida Democrats are happy with the Supreme Court decision that saved the Affordable Care Act from another Republican challenge.
President Biden Meets With Putin For First Time Since Taking OfficeThe two leaders released a joint statement after their respective news conferences affirming that "even during periods of tension," they can make progress on "ensuring predictability in the strategic sphere, reducing the risk of armed conflicts and the threat of nuclear war."
Bill That Would Rename Coral Reef After Late State Rep. Kristin Jacobs Goes To Gov. DeSantisA proposal to name a coral-reef system after the late state Rep. Kristin Jacobs, a Broward County Democrat and leader on environmental issues, has gone to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida's New Controversial Elections Law Gets Another Legal ChallengeAs challenges to a new Florida elections law stack up, a case filed Monday in federal court alleges part of the law placing requirements on voter-registration organizations is unconstitutional and could keep some people from casting ballots.

Health

Tech

Privacy Advocates Concerned About Amazon’s New Tech To Boost Performance Of DevicesIf you own certain Alexa-enabled Echo devices or some Ring camera models, Amazon will be able to use part of your home's WiFi to create a new network called Amazon Sidewalk.
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.

CBS National News

Tropical Storm Claudette lashes Gulf Coast with heavy rain, floodsThe storm was expected to dump anywhere from 5 inches to 10 inches of rain along parts of the Gulf Coast - even 15 inches in isolated areas,
Shocking video shows kids caught in middle of NYC shootingIn the video, the 10-year-old girl can be seen hugging her 5-year-old brother, all while the gunman keeps firing.
6/19: CBS This Morning SaturdayMillions in U.S. are under tropical storm warnings as Claudette hits Gulf; Message in a bottle travels from Rhode Island to Portugal, connecting two teenagers.
Saturday Sessions: Amythyst Kiah performs "Black MyselfAmythyst Kiah was raised in Tennessee. She was a rising star when she was invited to join "Our Native Daughters,"— a super-group featuring Rhiannon Giddens that paid tribute to the struggles of black women through history. One of her songs on that album earned a 2019 Grammy Nomination. That song also appears on her just-released solo album: "Wary + Strange." Performing for Saturday Sessions, here is Amythyst Kiah with "Black Myself."
3 killed, "dangerous" suspect sought after crime spree in OregonA suspect is believed to have killed three people in wave of violence that included a hit-and-run crash and a shooting at a pot shop.
Vacation destinations offering Americans a chance to unplugFor some travelers, reconnecting with the world means disconnecting from their phones and other tech gear. Vacation destinations are now offering places of refuge and relief from Americans' media-obsessed lives. Dana Jacobson has the details.
Author Laura Lippman on new novel and love for BaltimoreBest-selling author Laura Lippman calls Baltimore home and sets her novels there, including her latest "Dream Girl." Jeff Glor speaks to Lippman about her career, her new book, and her love for Baltimore.
Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman throws first pitch at Nationals gameGoodman has become the unwitting focal point of a months-long political battle over how to recognize officers who defended the Capitol that day.
Message in a bottle unites 2 teens on both sides of the AtlanticSean Smith tossed a message in a bottle during a Thanksgiving trip. Two years later, it was read.

CBS World News

Message in a bottle travels from Rhode Island to Portugal, connecting two teenagersHigh-tech devices are used for instant communication. But one message is fascinating for the slowness of its remarkable ocean voyage. Jamie Yuccas speaks to two teens who have connected through a message in a bottle.
Hardliner Raisi set to become Iran’s new presidentCBS News Senior Foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports in Tehran as Iranians selected the country’s next president amid tensions with the West.
Iran elects hard-line president amid historically low voter turnoutEbrahim Raisi dominated the election only after a panel under the watch of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei disqualified his strongest competition.
China goes head to head with the U.S. in space raceChina has been behind the U.S. and Russia for decades when it comes to the space race. But now China is making great strides, including manned missions like the one launched last week. Ramy Inocencio looks at why some say a new "space race" is underway.
Legendary sprinter dies of COVID-19 dies days after his wifePopularly known as "the Flying Sikh," Singh was the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
How to watch the full "strawberry" moon, the last supermoon of 2021June's full moon is quickly approaching, and it marks the final supermoon of the year.
Kim Jong Un's recent public appearance leads to questions about his healthNorth Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's recent weight loss is leading to new questions about his health. David Martin has more.
Iran set to elect hardliner facing U.S. sanctions as presidentIran is expected to elect Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner and protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as its next president. Elizabeth Palmer has the latest on the election.
Rampaging bear injures soldier, 3 others before being shot deadVideo of the bear showed the animal climb over a barbed-wire fence and police scrambling to capture it.