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Bears keeping staff after playoff disaster, bizarre press conference

The Chicago Bears limped into the playoffs, got blown out by the Saints – and appear set on doing it again next year. Chicago head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace will return to the team in 2021, chairman George McCaskey announced in a tense, wide-ranging press conference Wednesday morning that featured all...
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Bruce Kirby, ‘Columbo’ and ‘LA Law’ actor, dead at 95
His son, John Kirby, confirmed his death in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
Revoking Trump's Military Transgender Ban Isn't Enough | Opinion
We need a sweeping Equality Bill, now.
Hammer attack suspect freed after victim refuses to testify without a mask
The suspect in a brutal Oregon hammer attack was set free after his victim refused to testify at his assault trial without a mask, according to a report Tuesday. Heather Fawcett, who already testified at one trial after being attacked by suspect Pedro Sanchez, said she won’t take the stand at a retrial after Sanchez’s...
No players elected into National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2021
For the second time in the last eight years, no players will be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Newark and New Jersey officials reach settlement in yearslong lawsuit over lead contamination of city drinking water
The city of Newark, New Jersey, resolved yearslong litigation Tuesday in connection to its water crisis, in which city drinking water was contaminated with illegally high levels of lead.
States report coronavirus vaccine shortages as Americans wait for shot
Vaccine appointments are being canceled around the country as states and cities report shortages of the shots. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
De Blasio, council aim to kick restaurants while their down
With restaurants dying by the dozens and the rest on life support, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are moving to expand the number of food-cart permits in the city. Adding insult to injury, the progressive pols are doing it in the middle of Restaurant Week. “Are they going to give up some...
Teacher never misses class, even during chemotherapy
Kelly Klein is balancing virtual learning with her chemotherapy by doing both at once.
One-third of NYC hotel rooms have been wiped out by COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has been hell on New York’s tourism-heavy hotel industry. New data released by the Department of City Planning showed 146 of the city’s 705 hotels have closed — or 20 percent. The closures account for 42,030 or one-third of the city’s 128,000 hotel rooms. The hotel industry won’t fully recover to pre-pandemic...
Biden unveils plan to boost COVID vaccine supply amid lagging rollout
President Biden announced he's working to purchase 200 million more doses of the coronavirus vaccine. He said the additional doses should be available by summer. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
Congressman Andy Kim on his experience with anti-Asian racism during pandemic
Congressman Andy Kim, a Democrat from New Jersey, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss President Biden's executive memorandum condemning racism and xenophobia against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He also shared his own experience with racism stemming from the pandemic.
Cicely Tyson chronicles nearly a century of life, career in new memoir 'Just As I Am'
Cicely Tyson shares her seven-decade-long career in her first memoir, "Just As I Am," with 400 pages of memories from her life and career.
California unemployment fraud scandal grows to $11 billion, with another $20 billion under scrutiny
At least $11 billion has been looted from California’s coffers in an unemployment fraud scheme run rampant across the state, while another $20 billion is still being investigated.
Mental health experts warn of isolation's devastating effects amid pandemic
95-year-old Rita Thomas was forced to isolate alongside her fellow nursing home residents amid the pandemic. Without the ability to see her loved ones or socialize with others, her health quickly declined. Eventually, she lost the will to carry on.
Impeaching Trump gets more divisive by the minute: Goodwin
Apparently believing his first week in the White House has been flawless and the public will be extra patient with him, Joe Biden did a very foolish thing. He decided to ride the tiger of impeachment. “I think it has to happen” the president said in a brief tv interview about his party’s bid to...
City Hall drops the ball on teacher vaccinations
City Hall apparently has no clue how many teachers have been vaccinated — indeed, there’s no sign of any mechanism for tracking the info. Way to fast-track reopening schools, Mr. Mayor. United Federation of Teachers boss Mike Mulgrew insists reopening depends on getting teachers jabbed. But two weeks after he got priority vax access for...
Sushi by Bou in NoMad’s Hotel 3232 reopens by mistake, promptly closes
"We misread the court ruling that allowed all restaurants in New York State to reopen. Unfortunately, we were unaware that New York City was not included…"
Now majority leader, Sen. Chuck Schumer has plans for the nation, NY and impeachment
Now as one of the most powerful people in the nation, Schumer has a lengthy list of goals for New York, the nation and potentially impeaching Trump.
Judge in George Floyd trial denies request to use 16 past incidents as evidence against former Minneapolis police officers
A judge will not allow prosecutors at trial to present 16 incidents involving the former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death.
Letters to the editor — Jan. 27, 2021
The Issue: The Biden administration’s handling of the pandemic during his first week in office. Last week, President Biden stated that his goal was a million people vaccinated every day for 100 days (“Clueless,” Jan. 26). His new administration didn’t even have a clue as to how many doses of vaccine were available. If he...
Deadly tornado strikes Alabama as severe storms sweep across U.S.
The tornado ripped roofs off homes, pulverized walls and scattered debris as far as the eye could see.
Democrats weighing whether to call witnesses for trial
Facing highly skeptical Republican senators, House impeachment managers are preparing a case to show the visceral evidence of the Capitol insurrection and how former President Donald Trump's words and actions motivated the rioters to breach the Capitol, according to sources familiar with the deliberations.
How Biden plans to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations
President Joe Biden and his administration are boosting COVID-19 vaccine distribution by 16% for at least three weeks, and announced plans to buy 200 million more doses. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, CBS News' Skyler Henry, and Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Miller spoke to "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano about the pandemic response, and also the upcoming impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump.
On COVID-19 and climate change, denialism is deadly
Our View: Like coronavirus, climate crisis won't magically disappear. Joe Biden's expected moratorium on new oil and gas leasing would be a good start.
Agent Fired from Literary Agency for Using Parler and Gab
The president of the literary agency announced the agent's termination in a series of tweets on Monday.
On climate change, government-centric approach will hurt USA with unintended consequences
Opposing View: Joe Biden's expected moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases and drilling permits isn't the way. We don't need more restrictions.
Rubio doubles down on criticism of Trump impeachment trial: 'It's not even constitutional'
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., doubled down Tuesday on statements he made over the weekend calling next month's impeachment trial of former President Trump "stupid".
Knicks’ pursuit of Derrick Rose driven by Tom Thibodeau
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau got his way with signing his former Bulls/Timberwolves player Taj Gibson for big-man depth. Now let’s see what happens with Pistons backup point guard Derrick Rose, who also was a former Thibodeau soldier in Chicago and Minnesota and played 64 games for the Knicks during the 2016-17 season. The Knicks, among...
China using anal swabs to detect COVID-19: report
The method can increase the rate of detectability and lowers the chances of missing a diagnosis, an official said.
Warner Bros. Pushes ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Premiere Date
After changing the film's release from May to March, Warner Bros. has pushed back the premiere by one week.
Carey Mulligan is glad she called out Variety's review of 'Promising Young Woman'
Speaking to Zendaya, Carey Mulligan opens up about Variety's apology for its review that suggested she wasn't attractive enough for 'Promising Young Woman.'
Vice President Kamala Harris receives her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
Vice President Kamala Harris received her second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Baseball Hall of Fame rejects politically outspoken star Curt Schilling
His incendiary remarks sparked extensive debate over whether he deserved baseball’s ultimate honor.
Republicans still have one big card to play this year
There's no question that Republicans are not in a good spot politically at the moment.
Analysis: Republicans still have one big card to play this year
There's no question that Republicans are not in a good spot politically at the moment.
Baseball writers spurn controversial candidates, elect no one to the Hall of Fame
Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens fell short again in Hall of Fame voting. An induction ceremony will take place in July for 2020 inductees.
Video: Kyle Rittenhouse with arresting officers
Newly released police video shows an Illinois teen accused of killing two people during unrest in Wisconsin last summer. Kyle Rittenhouse never asks about the two men who were shot but asks an officer if he can get therapy. (Jan. 26)
Butterfinger teases possible peanut butter release: 'Maybe sometime in the future'
Peanut butter could be getting a bit more “crispety crunchety.”
2021 Super Bowl: How to Watch on Amazon Fire TV
Amazon makes it simple to cut those cords and stream Super Bowl 2021.
30 Celebrities You Might Not Know Are Canadian
Did you know Jim Carrey and Alex Trebek are Canadian? These are just a few of the stars that may have found stardom in the states but hail from a bit north of the border.
BlackRock tells CEOs to prepare for a zero-emissions economy
World's largest asset manager tells its portfolio companies to cut emissions to net zero in 30 years — and provide details.
Which credit card is best when you're staying at a Holiday Inn?
If you expect to regularly stay at a Holiday Inn or other IHG property in the near or distant future, you'll want to have either the IHG Rewards Club Premier or the IHG Rewards Club Traveler credit card with you.
Brother of Jeff Bezos’ gal pal refiles defamation suit against publishing execs
The talent agent brother of Jeff Bezos’ gal pal is trying to revive his defamation case against ex-National Enquirer execs David Pecker and Dylan Howard — even as he’s sued by Bezos. Michael Sanchez on Jan. 14 refiled defamation claims against the two tabloid execs over a March 2019 press release claiming he was the...
Leahy hospitalized for observation after feeling ill
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy has been taken to “a local hospital for observation” after feeling unwell on Tuesday night, according to his spokesperson.
Biden announces 'wartime' boost in vaccine supply
The Biden administration is boosting purchases of coronavirus vaccines to deliver enough to protect 300 million Americans by the end of the summer. It's also surging deliveries to states for the next few weeks and pledging greater transparency. (Jan. 26)
Nobody voted into Baseball Hall of Fame: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling have one more year
No player was voted in the first time since 2013, but the drama is already evident for next year's voting.
Ex-Laker Pau Gasol remembers Kobe Bryant on first anniversary of death
Former Laker Pau Gasol paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant on Instagram Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of the fatal helicopter crash that killed the legendary basketball player and his daughter, Gianna, as well as seven others. “I miss you, hermano… not a day goes by that you are not present in what I do,”...
Bed Bath & Beyond is having a huge winter clearance sale—here's what to shop
Bed Bath & Beyond is offering up to half off on clearance items, including iRobot Roombas, Keurigs, blankets and more—shop the best deals.