U.S. says more evidence points to Russia preparing to invade Ukraine
U.S. officials believe Russia is laying the groundwork to invade Ukraine. The National Security Council says Russia has positioned a group of operatives to conduct a so-called "false-flag operation" in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, a cyberattack knocked out several government websites in Ukraine on Friday. CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini has the latest, and UCLA political science professor Daniel Treisman talks to CBSN's Lana Zak about why these moves are significant.news.yahoo.com
White House: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion
The White House says U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct “a false-flag operation” in eastern Ukraine.
Widow of Theranos' former chief scientist speaks out following Elizabeth Holmes' conviction
Rochelle Gibbons is the widow of former Theranos chief scientist Ian Gibbons, who committed suicide in 2013. Gibbons is now speaking out in her first broadcast TV interview, following the conviction of Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes on fraud and conspiracy charges. Anna Werner reports.news.yahoo.com
Mother of Lauren Smith-Fields pleads for accountability after her death: ‘They want us to disappear’
The family of Lauren Smith-Fields remains devastated a month after the 23-year-old college student was mysteriously found dead in her Bridgeport, Conn., apartment. The family claims an uncooperative and hostile police department has made their quest for accountability only more traumatizing.news.yahoo.com
Daily infections skyrocket in eastern Europe
Countries in Eastern Europe faced major surges in new infections after the holiday season during which people were allowed almost unrestricted access to ski slopes, religious ceremonies and open-air concerts. Over the past week, new daily infections skyrocketed in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia, prompting the authorities there to announce that they were limiting gatherings and widening the mandatory use of face masks.news.yahoo.com
Fauci: Paul 'kindles the crazies' who threaten him
Fireworks exploded between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Senator Rand Paul during a Senate hearing Tuesday, with the nation's top infectious disease expert telling the GOP Senator he's responsible for stoking "the crazies" who threaten his life. (Jan. 11)news.yahoo.com
Fed's Powell: Inflation is a major threat to jobs
Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged Tuesday that high inflation has emerged as a serious threat to the Federal Reserve's goal of helping put more Americans back to work and that the Fed will raise rates more than it now plans if needed. (Jan. 11)news.yahoo.com
U.S. News reveals 2022 Best Jobs list — and here’s why information security analyst is No. 1
U.S. News & World Report's senior editor for consumer advice, Antonio Barbera, joins "CBS Mornings" to exclusively reveal the publication's list of best jobs for 2022. He shares the criteria used to rank these occupations and explains why tech and healthcare jobs hold the top spots.news.yahoo.com
Aircraft and fuel help drive illegal Amazon mining
Drawn by high gold prices, illegal miners have found more ways to reach remote areas in the Amazon. The latest cat and mouse game with Brazilian environmental regulators include aircraft used to transport miners and equipment. (Jan. 11)news.yahoo.com
Hundreds of residents flee northwest Nigeria after village attacks
Hundreds of residents flee villages in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state after gunmen reportedly killed at least 200 people and displaced thousands more in multiple raids over the last week, dealing a heavy blow to authorities struggling to restore order.news.yahoo.com
Jen Psaki Schools Fox News Reporter Peter Doocy on How COVID Vaccines Work
Fox News’ White House correspondent and perpetual nemesis of Jen Psaki thought he had Joe Biden’s press secretary cornered on Monday when he asked her why the president is still referring to COVID-19 as a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” when so many people are getting breakthrough infections. He was wrong.“I understand that the science says that vaccines prevent death,” Doocy began, before undercutting that basic truth. “But I’m triple-vaxxed, still got COVID. You’re triple-vaxxed, still got COVInews.yahoo.com
Biden shied away from news conferences, interviews in Year 1
As President Joe Biden wraps up his first year in the White House, he has held fewer news conferences than any of his five immediate predecessors at the same point in their presidencies, and has taken part in fewer media interviews than any of his recent predecessors.
Days after Tesla opened a Xinjiang store, White House press secretary Jen Psaki says private sector 'cannot look the other way' when it comes to human rights abuses of Uighur Muslims
"The international community, including the public and private sectors, cannot look the other way when it comes to what is taking place in Xinjiang," Psaki said.news.yahoo.com
Biden pivots to home tests to confront omicron surge
President Joe Biden has announced plans to deliver 500 million free COVID-19 tests to Americans, increase support for hospitals and expand the availability of vaccines to confront a winter surge of coronavirus cases driven by the fast-spreading omicron variant.
Biden tries to reassure on COVID as he sells spending plan
President Joe Biden on Tuesday went to Minnesota to pitch his completed infrastructure deal an a giant social spending bill that he’s still trying to get passed, but also found himself reassuring the nation he would fight the evolving COVID-19 threat without resorting to “shutdowns and lockdowns.”.