Over 200 million Americans fully vaccinated, urged to get boosters as COVID cases rise
The latest wave of COVID-19 infections is leading to more hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S., and there are rising concerns about the emerging Omicron variant. CBS news correspondents Nikki Battiste and Debora Patta report from New York City and South Africa. Then, University of Virginia critical care and infectious disease physician and medical ICU director Dr. Taison Bell joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the latest coronavirus news.news.yahoo.com
One Good Thing: Special Olympian spreads message of love
(Gary Schottle via AP)Gary Schottle arrived in time to see the other kids in line hitting and jumping on his young son. Special Olympics changed everything. Special Olympics has since branched out to more than 170 countries, empowering more than 5 million athletes who had often been cast aside. In 20 years of Special Olympics competition, Tank's confidence has soared, his leadership spreading across playing fields, the Houston area and beyond. Once one of the bullied, he has become a living embodiment of the Special Olympics message.
Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett in first 'Star Wars' trilogy, dies
Jeremy Bulloch speaks in front of the costume he wore while playing Boba Fett in "Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back" and "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi" at the Star Wars Identities exhibition in London on July 26, 2017. Bulloch, the English actor who played Boba Fett in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Jeremy Bulloch, the English actor who first donned a helmet, cape and jetpack to play Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died Thursday. But Boba Fett quickly became a cult favorite and eventually would emerge as one of the most beloved figures in the “Star Wars” galaxy, inspiring characters and plotlines in other “Star Wars” properties, most notably “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, where Boba Fett has recently reemerged. He would settle instead for the tiny role of Captain Colton, pilot of Alderaan, and one more flight through the “Star Wars” galaxy, instead.
Shock, grief, and gratitude after death of Chadwick Boseman
God bless Chadwick Boseman. Denzel Washington, via a statement. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. We are devastated by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman. From Black Panther to Da 5 Bloods, Chadwick Boseman brought strength and light to the screen, every time. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, via Twitter.
James Gunn doesn't think 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' or 'The Suicide Squad' will be delayed
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)Writer/director James Gunn doesn't think there will be a need to postpone Warner Bros.' "The Suicide Squad" and Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. We are on or ahead of schedule," Gunn tweeted. "The Suicide Squad" was filmed from September 2019 to February 2020, and is scheduled for release Aug. 6, 2021. Mark Hamill, James Gunn tease Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 role"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.space.com
'Star Wars' star Mark Hamill deleted his Facebook account because of its political advertising policy
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars" films, has deleted his Facebook account after the social media giant said it would not fact-check political advertising. Hamill tweeted his decision on Sunday night, with a link to a New York Times report that Facebook would not "police the truthfulness" of political ads. But unlike Twitter, which has banned political ads, and Google, which has limited targeting of them, Facebook won't block them. Instead, it wants political ads to be regulated and said in its blog post that politicians must abide by its Community Standards. In aobtained by The New York Times and CNN, Facebook said it would not fact-check political ads because of its belief in free speech.cnbc.com
Arrest warrant issued for Luke Sky Walker (yes, that's his name)
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. - The Force is strong with a young man with a familiar name who is evading police. Tennessee authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of 22-year-old Luke Sky Walker... yes, his real name... on charges of property theft, WZTV reports. The real crime here is Mr. & Mrs. Walker saddling this poor guy with that name in the first place. #MisbegottenMoniker #AlsoTooShortForAStormtrooper https://t.co/mj3GknabQQ Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 2, 2018The Carter County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information on Luke Sky Walker's whereabouts, whether in this star system or another, to contact authorities immediately. The real authorities, not those associated with The First Order.