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Oil company at center of Orange County spill received millions in federal relief

Beta Offshore received a $20-million "end of life" royalty discount. It also received a $11-million discount because it planned to drill new wells.

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‘Pelotot’ stationary bikes are coming for your kids
No one is safe from Peloton-mania now as toymaker Little Tikes launched its own kid-sized "Pelican" stationary bike for children — and some child development experts worry about kids' long-term future.
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Man Who Caused Chaos at Atlanta Airport When Gun Went off in Bag Turns Himself in: Police
Kenny Wells turned himself in 10 days after his gun went off at Atlanta International Airport's security checkpoint.
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Over 1,000 NYC correction officers still unvaccinated ahead of today’s deadline
If the unvaccinated corrections officers don't get a COVID-19 shot by today, they will be put on unpaid leave — adding to the ongoing staffing crisis at Rikers Island.
U.S. Economic Recovery Remains Strong But Omicron Variant Could Complicate It: Officials
"The recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the Omicron variant pose downside risks to employment and economic activity," Jerome Powell said.
Dem leader Hoyer calls on House GOP to ‘cleanse itself’ as Boebert, Omar feud
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) urged Republicans Tuesday to “cleanse” themselves of what he called “toxic” conduct amid an ongoing war of words between conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) and far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Boebert tweeted an apology last week after video posted to Twitter showed her telling a story implying that Omar...
Neverending series of storms brings more flood fears to western Washington and British Columbia
Seattle recorded its wettest autumn on record with over a foot and a half of rain from onslaught of atmospheric rivers.
Justin Bieber goes full priest for Balenciaga
"If you like Bieber’s new look for Balenciaga, may I invite you to church?" one person tweeted of the ad, for which the star modeled a long black jacket.
UFC releases Kevin Lee after seven years, 18 appearances
Kevin Lee has parted ways with the UFC after a nearly seven-year run with the organization.       Related StoriesSpinning Back Clique: Thoughts on Triad Combat, Conor McGregor's bold talk, moreJon Jones' court date reset for domestic violence case in Las VegasKayla Harrison 'in a fantastic position,' weighs potential fights with Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg
Authorities Looking for Those Who Illegally Cut Down Ancient Trees at New Mexico Monument
The alligator juniper trees, known for their characteristic furrowed bark that resembles alligator skin, were likely hundreds of years old, officials said.
Suspect in custody after Michigan high school shooting
A suspect is in custody after a shooting spree that left three dead and at least six others injured at a high school in Michigan. Former FBI agent and police officer Kathy Guider joins CBSN to discuss how authorities will approach the investigation.
‘Spider-Man’ fans ‘beaten’ in melee for ‘No Way Home’ tickets
Movie-goers were "beaten" at the theater by "young people who wanted to get in line for the pre-sale of Spider-Man: No Way Home."
These are the hottest toys of 2021, according to Amazon. And a bunch are on sale now
Start your Christmas shopping now, before Amazon's picks for the best toys of 2021 sell out
Helen Mirren looks unrecognizable playing Israel’s ‘Iron Lady’ Golda Meir
Mirren was photographed in London on the set of "Golda," a film that sees the typically glamorous actress looking frumpy while playing the iconic leader.
WH: Omicron variant found in 20 countries, not US
U.S. public health officials said Tuesday the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in at least 20 countries across the globe, but right now there is no evidence it exists in the United States. (Nov. 30)
California to limit medical parole to inmates on ventilators
A new California policy could send dozens of quadriplegic, paraplegic or otherwise permanently incapacitated inmates from nursing homes back to state prisons. Prison officials will limit medical parole to inmates who are so ill that they need ventilators to breathe.
Former dean of Temple University convicted of fraud for using fake data to boost its national ranking
The former dean of Temple University's business school was convicted Monday on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud for a scheme in which he and others used false data to boost the school's position on the US News and World Report's rankings, the US Attorney's Office said.
Putin lays down ‘red line,’ threatens retaliation if missiles placed in Ukraine
Vladimir Putin warned NATO and the US Tuesday that any deployment of troops or missiles in Ukraine would cross a "red line" and prompt a military response.
Fantasy football waiver wire: Time is running short to patch backfield holes
With the fantasy playoffs right around the corner, injuries to several top running backs make filling those spots a top priority in Week 13.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art scores its largest capital gift ever — $125 million
The money will be used to complete a long-delayed renovation the museum's Modern Wing and comes from philanthropist Oscar Tang, a museum trustee, and his wife Agnes Hsu-Tang.
Josephine Baker Interred in French Panthéon
President Macron hails the American-born dancer and French resistance fighter as a symbol of unity in a time of sharp division.
Mega Millions Drawing For 11/30/21, Tuesday Jackpot is $102 Million
Tuesday night's 11/30/21 Mega Millions jackpot is worth $102 million, with a cash-value option worth $73.3 million.
Clint Frazier nearing deal with Cubs after Yankees release
Frazier, 27, was released by the Yankees last week following a disappointing 2021 season.
‘And Just Like That’ Trailer: The Girls Are (Mostly) Back In Town In This ‘Sex and the City’ Revival
It's time to dust off your Manolos.
Seabirds splitting up? Climate change could be causing albatross divorces, study says
A new albatross around the neck of bird populations? Rising temperatures are linked to an increase in "divorces" among albatrosses, a new study says.
Christmas tree displays across America that are larger than life
From sand creations to trees erected from LEGO bricks, along with beautiful hotel trees and larger-than-life displays in cities, these Christmas trees are sure to impress
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season ends as the third most active year ever
Hurricane Ida alone caused more than $60 billion in damages, making it one of the five most costly U.S. hurricanes on record since 1980. Forecasters ran out of names for a record second year in a row.
A letter up for auction shows that Catherine the Great was an early advocate of inoculation
A letter set to go up for sale on Wednesday by the auction house MacDougall's shows the urgency that the empress felt around protecting the general population against smallpox.
Dr. Oz Gave Dr. Oz Show Staff Fifteen Minutes’ Notice That He’s Quitting to Run for Senate in State Where He May Not Live
This is now the most interesting race of the 2020 midterm elections, regrettably.
Klay Thompson headed to G-League
The last time Klay Thompson played in an NBA game, corona was still known primarily as a beer, President Donald Trump was overseeing an economic boom in the country, and Bill Cosby was still in jail. In other words, it’s been a while since Klay was raining threes on the NBA hardwood.
Potential jurors in Potter trial quizzed
Attorneys began sifting through potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright, a Black motorist. (Nov. 30)
‘West Side Story’ cast on Stephen Sondheim’s impact and giving his ‘blessing’ for new film
Rachel Zegler, Rita Morena, and Justin Peck reflected on working with Sondheim at the film's premiere. The musical theater legend died just days shy of the premiere.
Boyfriend saves the day after nobody shows up to Friendsgiving
When Maryann Zizumbo’s friends failed to show up for the Friendsgiving event she hosted at her home, her quick-thinking boyfriend – Christian Zamora – stepped up to save the day.
Netflix’s ‘Blue Period’ is a Dynamic Dream For All Art Lovers
If you're looking for a title that's both thought-provoking and visually stimulating, then this is the show for you.
Sneak peek: The Corn Rake Murder
A farmer says he found his wife impaled by a corn rake. The rake has just four tines – so why does she have six puncture wounds? CBS News chief investigative and senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod reports for "48 Hours." Watch Saturday, December 4 at 9/8c on CBS.
NASCAR's return to historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway takes major step
Bristol Motor Speedway and Nashville Mayor John Cooper have reached an agreement in principle to renovate the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and bring NASCAR Cup Series racing back to the facility.
What's wrong with Russell Wilson?
Your eyes weren’t deceiving you last night. I promise you that really was Russell Wilson quarterbacking the Seahawks in their third straight loss. Since returning from Injured Reserve in last week’s game against Arizona, Wilson has looked anything but his normal dangeRuss self. If anything, the signal caller appears Russ-ty.
White House responds to Moderna CEO concerns on omicron vaccine: 'we don't know yet'
The White House on Tuesday responded to concerns voiced by a Moderna executive who suggested the current vaccines slotted to fight the coronavirus will not be enough to counter the new omicron variant.
Man suspected of discharging firearm at Atlanta airport turns himself in
The man who fled after a gunshot set off a panic inside the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport more than a week ago has turned himself in, according to the Atlanta Police Department.
Spinning Back Clique: Thoughts on Triad Combat, Conor McGregor's bold talk, more
Check out this week's "Spinning Back Clique," MMA Junkie's weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts.       Related StoriesKayla Harrison 'in a fantastic position,' weighs potential fights with Amanda Nunes, Cris CyborgKayla Harrison 'in a fantastic position,' weighs potential fights with Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg - EnclosureUFC releases Kevin Lee after seven years, 18 appearances
Department of Defense deploying military medical personnel to Michigan and New Mexico as COVID-19 support
The federal government is deploying dozens of additional U.S. military medical personnel to Michigan and New Mexico to support civilian health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. David Claeys, president of Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan, joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss what the addition of 22 medical professionals from the Department of Defense will mean for his team.
Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks griped about unfair treatment from jail in unearthed letter to court official
Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. spent nearly two decades dodging child support payments and court appearances related to supporting his son – and sent the judge overseeing the matter two handwritten notes, including a letter asking for one "more shot" and griping that he was being treated unfairly, Fox News has learned.
4 ex-Minneapolis cops facing federal charges in George Floyd death will be tried together
A judge ruled Monday the four ex-Minneapolis police officers facing federal charges for allegedly infringing on George Floyd’s civil rights will face trial together.
KN95 vs. N95 masks: Experts explain the differences
The bottom line: wear a mask. However, with so many to choose from, which one should you wear?
OnPolitics: The fate of Trump's Jan. 6 documents ... TBD
Former President Trump has contested the release of hundreds of pages of documents the committee subpoenaed under a claim of executive privilege.
'The Ingraham Angle' on the Biden booster club and Omicron variant
Guests: Jay Bhattacharya, Houman Hemmati, Tom Cotton, Raymond Arroyo, DineshT D'Souza, Victor Davis Hanson, Larry Kudlow
Column: These 10 Southland recruits need to be USC coach Lincoln Riley's top priorities
New USC football coach Lincoln Riley plunges ahead with recruiting Southland high school players. Here are 10 he should make a priority.
200,000-year-old remains of close relative to modern humans found in Siberian cave
Scientists have found 200,000 year old remains of a close relative to the modern human known as the Denisovans.
Dealer who distributed pills in Mac Miller’s overdose pleads guilty
Stephen Andrew Walter, one of the men charged with distributing the drugs that caused Mac Miller's fatal overdose, said he did not know the pills he distributed were laced with fentanyl.