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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul issues state of emergency in response to omicron variant

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a state of emergency order on Friday in response to the identification of the COVID-19 omicron variant.
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$20 Million Donated to Preserve, Rebuild Historic Black Churches Across U.S.
The Preserve Black Churches Project was officially announced on Monday to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
NFL mom Donna Kelce makes two-stadium trek Sunday to watch sons Jason, Travis play
Donna Kelce began Sunday in Tampa Bay to watch Eagles' Jason play wild-card game, then flew to Kansas City to watch Chiefs' Travis.
Filmmakers explore the 1971 Attica prison standoff between mostly Black and Latino inmates and facility officials
Two filmmakers are getting a lot of Oscar buzz for their new documentary "Attica," which chronicles one of the largest prison riots in this country. Film creators Stanley Nelson and Traci Curry joins CBSN to discuss their work.
Powerball Drawing For 01/17/22, Monday Jackpot is $53 Million
Monday night's 01/17/22 Powerball jackpot is worth $53 million, with a cash-value option worth $37.0 million.
How to Watch Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams Wild Card Game
Here's a look at everything from odds, over/under, playoff history, TV channels, and radio stations for the first NFL Monday night playoff game.
Rare blanket octopus spotted in 'once in a lifetime' encounter off Australian coast
Known for the cape-like webs enclosing its tentacles, the blanket octopus is a rarely spotted animal usually found in open ocean waters.
Kamala Harris says Senate Democrats ‘must pass’ voting rights bills or risk being ‘complicit’
Vice President Kamala Harris called on senators to pass stalled voting rights bills or be "complicit" in disenfranchising people in an acerbic Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech.
CNN's Jay Conroy, Aerosmith fan, & Joe Perry, 2014
Longtime CNN floor manager Jay Conroy, who passed away January 17, 2022, attended over 100 Aerosmith shows, so when Smerconish interviewed Joe Perry in 2014, he gave Jay the last word.
84-year-old man’s body found rotting in Brooklyn apartment, cops say
Brent Shapiro, 84, was found dead inside the couple's apartment on Coney Island Avenue near Glenwood Road in Midwood, Brooklyn.
Breitbart News Daily Podcast Ep. 52: What Does MLK Day Mean Today? Guest: Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Breitbart Entertainment Editor Jerome Hudson discusses where America stands on race relations and how our political parties today treat minorities and people of color.
Drivers slip and slide on icy North Carolina road
A winter storm that swept the southeastern U.S. left behind icy roads in North Carolina. (Jan. 17)
Suspect arrested and charged with hate crime in alleged attack on Sikh taxi driver at JFK Airport
A man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime after an alleged attack on a taxi driver at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport earlier this month, a criminal complaint states.
Brandon Royval certain Rogerio Bontorin tapped at UFC on ESPN 32: 'What the f*ck was that about?'
Brandon Royval thinks he should have been awarded a submission win against Rogerio Bontorin.       Related StoriesBrandon Royval certain Rogerio Bontorin tapped at UFC on ESPN 32: 'What the f*ck was that about?' - EnclosureGiga Chikadze after UFC on ESPN 32 loss: I beat Calvin Kattar nine out of 10 timesKhamzat Chimaev open to Gilbert Burns in Brazil: 'We are going to choke him out'
‘Billion-year-old’ black diamond, blasted from outer space, could fetch $6.8M
"The Enigma" black diamond, heading to Sotheby's next month, is thought to have dropped in millions of years ago from outer space, according to experts.
Who is Kelly Stafford? Get to know Rams QB Matthew Stafford’s wife
Get to know Kelly Stafford, the wife of Rams starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, and the host of "The Morning After with Kelly Stafford" podcast.
Rare blanket octopus spotted in 'once-in-a-lifetime' encounter off Australian coast
Known for their cape-like webs, the blanket octopus is a rarely spotted animal usually found in open ocean waters.
Ride or die: Woman drives hearse, says it helps her nap in peace
When Hailey Rose drives by stunned onlookers often stop dead in their tracks.
Warriors owner Chamath Palihapitiya: ‘Nobody cares’ about Uyghur genocide in China
A minority owner of the Golden State Warriors is getting shredded on social media for callously admitting he does not care about Uyghur genocide in China.
Djokovic back in Serbia after deportation
Djokovic back in Serbia after deportation
Mass funeral for 12 people killed in Philadelphia fire – including 8 kids
Nine children and three adults died in a Philadelphia fire on 5th January 2022 – the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a century.
Fans remember Betty White as viral animal donation challenge picks up steam
Fans are honoring Betty White by donating to local animal welfare organizations on what would have been her 100th birthday.
Texas Rabbi Recounts Dramatic Escape From Synagogue
As a gunman ranted, the hostages whispered instructions and edged closer to the door. The rabbi credited security training for their safe exit.
McDonald's employee reveals difference in round and folded eggs in viral TikTok
A McDonald’s employee has revealed how the fast food chain makes two types of eggs for its breakfast sandwiches in a now-viral TikTok video.
Snow and ice will return to the South this week. Maybe.
If you can believe it -- MORE winter weather could impact the same spots later this week as what are getting hit Monday and this past weekend.
For Putin, Kazakhstan is a domino too big to fall
As a series of high level talks between the US, European allies and Russia wind down, China will be watching closely how far Putin can test the West's resolve, writes Michael Bociurkiw.
Harris: 'Our freedom to vote is under assault'
Declaring Americans' "freedom to vote is under assault," Vice President Kamala Harris honored slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by demanding the Senate continue his work and pass the voting rights legislation currently stalled. (Jan. 17)
'16 and Pregnant' alum Jordan Cashmyer dies at 27: 'Wish life would have been kinder to her'
Jordan Cashmyer, who appeared on MTV's "16 and Pregnant" in 2014, has died at age 27, her representative told USA TODAY.
COVID Patient Flown to Texas After Minnesota Doctors Decided to Pull Plug on Ventilator
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/HandoutA Minnesota woman whose husband neared death from COVID appealed to the courts to force his hospital to halt their plans to pull the plug on the man’s ventilator.Scott Quiner, 55, a reportedly unvaccinated man who had been battling COVID in Mercy Hospital’s ICU in Coon Rapids since November, was set to have his ventilator shut off on Jan. 13, according to a petition filed in court one day before the deadline by his wife, Anne Quiner.Quiner said the decision by the hospital would “end my husband’s life” and appealed to the Anoka County Court for a restraining order against the hospital. “Absent an Order from the court,” she wrote in the petition, “my husband will die.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
U.S. cautions Russia against invading Ukraine as potential military conflict looms
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan warned Russia will face "severe economic consequences" if the country invades Ukraine. U.S. officials maintain Russia is preparing a pretext for invasion that could take place as soon as this month. CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss.
Chris Evert's ovarian cancer diagnosis: What to know about prevention
Tennis legend Chris Evert recently revealed that she is battling stage 1C ovarian cancer. The 67-year-old tennis legend who has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam doubles titles during her career, opened up about her diagnosis on Twitter and in an ESPN report that she co-wrote with her colleague, Chris McKendry.
LeBron James, Russell Westbrook split on responses to Magic Johnson criticism
Magic Johnson said the Lakers' fans "deserve more." LeBron James wholeheartedly agrees.
Nicolas Sarkozy Fast Facts
See CNN's Nicolas Sarkozy Fast Facts for a look at the life of the former president of France.
Rep. Clyburn on filibuster fight: 'We're not going to give up'
House Majority Whip James Clyburn vows to continue pushing for voting rights protections, even though he suspects more than just two Democratic senators oppose changing the filibuster.
49ers coach not named Kyle Shanahan emerges as star following cowboys win
Get familiar with the name DeMeco Ryans because the defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers is making news and doing things and causing all sorts of attention to be heaped upon him now.
Activists and MLK's family urge Congress to pass voting rights legislation
Family members of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are honoring the late civil rights leader by pressing Congress to act to pass voting rights legislation. Nsé Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project, joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss what's at stake.
Tonga volcanic eruption captured in dramatic satellite footage
The eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano was recorded in real-time on a satellite operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Morgan Ortagus on 'Outnumbered': FBI statement on Texas synagogue attack was 'incredibly tone-deaf’
Fox News contributor Morgan Ortagus told “Outnumbered” on Monday that the FBI’s statement on the Synagogue attack in Texas was “tone-deaf.”
Jalen Reagor gives Eagles fans more reasons to boo him in playoff loss
Giants fans could nod knowingly. They had seen this before.
‘AFV’ honors former host Bob Saget with touching tribute: ‘Bob being Bob’
"America's Funniest Home Videos" put together a touching tribute of the late comedian, who hosted the show from 1989 to 1997, reliving all the greatest moments of "Bob being Bob" throughout the years.
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Lil Durk treats his MLK Fest audience to a duet with Morgan Wallen
Rapper Lil Durk welcomes controversial country star Morgan Wallen to the Martin Luther King Freedom Festival stage to perform their Top 14 hit, 'Broadway Girls.'
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Party preferences shifted from Dems to GOP in 2021, survey finds
Political preferences shifted​ dramatically over 2021, swinging from a nine percentage point lead for Democrats at the beginning of the year to ending with a 5 point advantage for Republicans
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Cowboys fans beat up each other as things turned ugly in Dallas
What a scene it was Sunday night at AT&T Stadium where Cowboys fans melted down and started fighting each other inside and outside the house that Jerry built as America’s Team lost to the 49ers, 23-17, and packed their bags for offseason vacations.
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Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowers
The event is held each year to celebrate the start of the growing season for the iconic flowers, a major export for Dutch farmers.
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What it was like inside the Colleyville, Texas, synagogue during the 11-hour hostage standoff
It started like most any Saturday for members of Congregation Beth Israel.
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Funeral service held for 12 killed in Phila. fire
Mourners gathered Monday for funeral services for nine children and three adults who died in a Philadelphia fire five days into the new year, the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a century. (Jan. 17)      
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Investigation into suspect in Texas synagogue hostage standoff
The FBI identified 44-year-old British national Malik Faisal Akram as the suspect who held four people hostage in a synagogue in Texas on Saturday. Akram died at the scene and the hostages escaped after what the rabbi described as a terrifying ordeal. CBS News Homeland Security and Justice reporter Nicole Sganga joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero with the latest with the investigation.
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Escape from NYC with your very own private island, just 30 minutes away
Pegged as a "vacation-like retreat," the house is made up of six bedrooms and six bathrooms and spans a colossal 8,000 square feet.
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NYPD data shows serious crimes up — despite Mayor Adams’ ‘perception’
New NYPD statistics reveal serious crime has shown no signs of slowing under the administration of Mayor Eric Adams — who has dismissed concerns about subway incidents.
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