The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning travelers to Baja California, Mexico, about Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a potentially fatal bacterial disease that spreads through the bite of an infected brown dog tick, which can be carried by pets.
CDC warns travelers to Mexico's Baja California of exposure to deadly Rocky Mountain spotted fever - CBS News
Symptoms of Rocky Mountain spotted fever include fever, headache, and rash, the CDC said.
A federal judge in California on Friday approved a court settlement that will prohibit federal U.S. border officials from reviving the Trump-era "zero tolerance" family separation policy for the next eight years.
Judge approves settlement barring U.S. border officials from reviving family separation policy for 8 years - CBS News
While on the 2024 campaign trail, former President Donald Trump has repeatedly refused to rule out reinstating his infamous border separation policy.
Many of the people who fell ill reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe in clamshell packages and trays sold in stores. Consumers should not buy, eat or serve cantaloupe, if they don’t know the source, the CDC said.
Deaths from tainted cantaloupe rise to 8 in U.S. and Canada
A salmonella outbreak tied to tainted cantaloupe has now killed eight people — three in the U.S. and five in Canada, health officials reported Thursday.
A former California police chief who called for the execution of Donald Trump's political enemies, joined the U.S. Capitol attack and then spread conspiracy theories about Jan. 6 was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison Thursday.
Ex-police chief who spread Jan. 6 conspiracy theories is sentenced to 11 years in Capitol riot case
Alan Hostetter, a former California police chief who spread conspiracy theories about Jan. 6, was sentenced to prison for his role in the Capitol attack.
The attorney general went on to dispatch letters to three Houston-area hospitals where the doctor who was to perform Cox’s abortion has admitting privileges, threatening them with civil and criminal penalties if the abortion were to take place.
Texas Threatens Doctors After Judge Allows Emergency Abortion
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton threatened doctors after a judge granted a woman the ability to obtain an emergency abortion.
"The American people deserve to understand the role that PE [private equity] firms play — and any potential resulting negative financial or patient care impacts — in the delivery of their health care," wrote the senators, who lead the Senate Budget Committee.
Senators probe private equity hospital deals following CBS News investigation - CBS News
The top Democrat and Republican on a powerful Senate committee launched a wide-ranging investigation into private equity's impact on the U.S. health care system.
Police declined to publicly identify the assailant, going so far as to avoid any mention of the suspect's gender, nor did they give any information about the four victims struck by gunfire - three fatally - or their connection to the university.
Las Vegas campus shooting leaves 4 dead, including suspect | Reuters
A lone shooter opened fire on the main campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding a fourth before the suspect was shot dead by police, authorities said at a news briefing hours afterward.
The fake electors — involved in the state GOP or Clark County GOP — have been charged with offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument. Those two categories of felonies have penalties that range from one year up to either four or five years in prison.
6 Republicans who falsely certified that Trump won Nevada in 2020 indicted - CBS News
A Nevada grand jury has indicted six Republicans who submitted certificates to Congress falsely declaring Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election, making the Western swing state the third to seek charges against so-called "fake electors.".
The head of the Army's new independent office responsible for prosecuting major crimes, including sexual assault, was removed on Friday, Dec. 1, after a 2013 email surfaced in which he said, "the sexual assault ridiculousness continues."
Army secretary fires top prosecutor over 2013 email questioning sexual assault claims - CBS News
Brigadier General Warren Wells wrote in a 2013 email to staff: "the sexual assault ridiculousness continues."
A pregnant Texas woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis asked a court Tuesday to let her have an abortion, bringing what her attorneys say is the first lawsuit of its kind in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year.
Pregnant Texas woman asks a court to let her have an abortion under exceptions to state's ban | AP News
A pregnant Texas woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis is asking a court to let her have an abortion.
A study conducted in Japan suggests there's more to sushi than just a healthy dose of fish and seaweed. Researchers at Tohoku University found that wasabi, that spicy green condiment traditionally dabbed on the raw fish dish, improves both short- and long-term memory.
Wasabi, beloved on sushi, linked to "really substantial" boost in memory, Japanese study finds - CBS News
A researcher behind a study of wasabi's effect on cognition says he knew the fiery condiment had health benefits, but "the dramatic change" in memory was a surprise.
For most people, consuming some caffeine is harmless — but too much can be dangerous. Recent news coverage has raised questions about the amount of caffeine in some popular drinks and what consumers should know about the potential effect on health.
How much caffeine is too much? Panera's "Charged Lemonade" raises questions - CBS News
Consuming some caffeine is typically harmless for adults, but having too much can be dangerous. Here's what to know about potential health effects.
The Senate confirmed promotions for hundreds of military officers Tuesday after Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville dropped his hold that had delayed their nominations for months.
Senate confirms hundreds of military promotions after Tuberville drops hold - CBS News
"I'm happy that after so much unnecessary delay by one senator we have finally moved forward and given these men and women the promotions they deserve," Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
In a rare punitive move against Israel, the State Department said Tuesday it will impose travel bans on extremist Jewish settlers implicated in a rash of recent attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
In rare action against Israel, U.S. will deny visas to extremist West Bank settlers - CBS News
The State Department says it will impose travel bans on extremist Jewish settlers implicated in a rash of attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
Wray said the number of threats is at a "whole other level" since Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on Israel, adding, "I've never seen a time where all the threats, or so many of the threats, are all elevated all at exactly the same time."
Intelligence report warns of rising foreign terror threats in U.S. amid Israel-Hamas war - CBS News
A new FBI intelligence report says the most likely "primary targets" of foreign terrorists could include churches, synagogues and members of the Jewish community during the holiday season.
The Virginia man whose house in suburban Washington, D.C., blew up had a history of making unsubstantiated complaints that he had been defrauded, and just days before the explosion he claimed on social media that his neighbors were spies.
Police say James Yoo, man whose Virginia home exploded, is presumed dead
A man is "presumed, at this point, to be deceased" after his house near Washington, D.C., blew up as police officers tried to serve a search warrant, authorities said Tuesday.
The Supreme Court is poised to hear arguments Tuesday in a closely watched case that some warn could have sweeping implications for the U.S. tax system and derail proposals from some Democrats to create a wealth tax.
Supreme Court to hear major case that could upend tax code and doom "wealth tax" proposals - CBS News
The case before the justices Tuesday could have sweeping implications for the U.S. tax system and derail proposals from some Democrats to create a wealth tax.
"This GAO report shows that a shocking proportion of the subsidies intended to support the cost of writing crop insurance policies for all farmers are being eaten up by companies and agents," said U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a Democrat, who requested the GAO report.
US crop insurance provides billions in profit for insurers -gov't agency | Reuters
Roughly one-third of U.S. government spending to insure the nation's crops since 2011 has gone to insurance companies that derive more than $1 billion in profit from the program each year, according to a government watchdog's report released on Monday.
At least four gold bars found in the FBI search of Sen. Bob Menendez’s home had been directly linked to a New Jersey businessman now accused of bribing Menendez, the state’s senior senator, Bergen County prosecutor’s records from a 2013 robbery case show.
Gold bars featured in Bob Menendez bribery case linked to 2013 robbery, records show
A businessman told police he was the victim of a robbery in 2013, and asked them to recover the 22 gold bars stolen. Four bars were later found in Menendez's home.
The Labor Department says that a Los Angeles-based poultry processor hired children as young as 14 to debone chicken with sharp knives and hid minors in closets when investigators showed up to ask questions, according to court documents and a new consent decree with the company announced Monday.
L.A. poultry firm hired kids as young as 14 to work with sharp knives, Labor Dept. says
The Labor Department says an L.A. poultry processor hired children as young as 14 to debone chicken with sharp knives and hid the minors when investigators showed up.