More coronavirus shortages come into focus: ventilator operators, critical drugs

Some hospitals and health care workers are worried that they will run short on personnel and drugs needed to use ventilators on critically-ill COVID19 patients.
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Protesters sue over use of force ahead of Trump's photo-op
Several protesters and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal use of force to disperse a peaceful protest in Washington, DC, ahead of President Donald Trump's photo-op at a local church.
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Matt Lauer reportedly eyeing ‘big TV interview’ as next step in comeback
Lauer's friends are “trying to convince him to record the interview himself so he has edit control.”
L.A. brands launch George Floyd tribute T-shirts to raise awareness, funds
Shirts by Fear of God and Renowned to benefit various causes, including the Gianna Floyd Fund
NIH chief worried vaccine "skepticism" might cause some to skip coronavirus vaccine
Vaccine skepticism may cause some people to skip the coronavirus vaccine, NIH director Francis Collins says.
NBA voice Grant Napear was unjustly fired over ‘All Lives Matter’ truth
These days you never know when you’re a goner. You never know if your career and deeds — good deeds, well-intended deeds and honest work — will be hijacked by fringe lunatics or the merely wishful to publicly paint you as what they want you to be, hope you are or read online that you...
The art of Christo (1935-2020)
The Bulgarian-born artist, who died May 31, 2020, became internationally renowned for his monumental art projects that would wrap public spaces, landmarks and natural landscapes with miles of fabric
House candidate defends saying Rep. Ilhan Omar attacks American values
Lacy Johnson, the Trump-endorsed candidate running in the Republican primary in Minnesota's 5th congressional district, spoke to CBSN's Tanya Rivero about this week's protests and arrests over the killing of George Floyd. He also defended his repeated comments accusing his district's Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of attacking American values.
Artists create 20-foot-wide mural to commemorate George Floyd
A group of artists have created a massive mural to commemorate George Floyd, steps away from where he died in Minneapolis.
Iran frees American, U.S. allows dual citizen to visit Iran in deal
A U.S. Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed an Iranian-American physician to visit Iran, his lawyer and a U.S. official said.
Secret Service says it did not use tear gas when Lafayette Park was cleared before Trump church visit
The Secret Service asserted Thursday that “no agency personnel” used tear gas or capsicum spray during the clearing of Lafayette Park earlier this week before President Trump visited St. John’s Church.
Lawrence Jones says Minneapolis memorial service for George Floyd 'kind of put my spirit at peace'
"The Five" co-hosts Lawrence Jones and Juan Williams reacted Thursday to a Minneapolis memorial service to honor George Floyd, ten days after his death sparked nationwide protests.
Slack is teaming up with Amazon
Slack is teaming up with Amazon as it battles Microsoft to be the go-to remote workplace communications tool with the coronavirus keeping more workers at home.
Murkowski Endorses Mattis’s Criticism of Trump, Calling it ‘Necessary and Overdue’
The senator suggested the former defense secretary’s scathing remarks might be a tipping point, prodding other Republicans to go public with longstanding concerns about President Trump.
3 men charged in Ahmaud Arbery's death appear in court
The three men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old black man who was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia, made their first appareance in court today. Omar Villafranca has the latest.
Calls to suicide helpline show Thais' stress in downturn
In the weeks before she took her own life, Thai waitress Nitiwadee Sae-Tia felt growing financial pressure after she lost her job, a member of the family said.
NY Times issues 'mea culpa,' says Tom Cotton op-ed on George Floyd riots 'rushed,' failed to meet standards
The New York Times has made a stunning "mea culpa" regarding an op-ed written by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, that has sparked an enormous backlash among its own journalists.
Minnesota community leaders on George Floyd's death and systemic racism
George Floyd's death has energized a nation of young people to speak up about systemic racism. Norah O'Donnell speaks with community leaders in Minneapolis who hope the support shown so far in the wake of Floyd's death will bring the change we need.
George Floyd's memorial on Thursday was more powerful TV than Trump's photo op. Here's why
With the Rev. Al Sharpton in fine rabble-rousing form, George Floyd's memorial on Thursday was more powerful TV than Trump's photo op on Monday.
Children speak up at George Floyd memorial amid their parents' hopes and fears
At a New York City memorial for George Floyd on Thursday, Corte Ellis held a sign he had made using a piece of cardboard from a broken-down box. The 10-year-old had written some of Floyd's final words: "I can't breathe, I can't breathe."
Adam Carolla mocks CNN's coverage of coronavirus, George Floyd: 'We're all going to die. We're all racist'
Adam Carolla had some fun at the expense of CNN on Thursday over its recent reporting on the coronavirus outbreak and the George Floyd protests.
A Silicon Valley fundraiser for Joe Biden raised $4 million in one Zoom call
Joe Biden is hosting fundraisers over Zoom these days. | The Washington Post via Getty Images It was a peculiar event, even for today’s big-money era of presidential politics. A small group of billionaires and other elite Silicon Valley donors on Thursday threw Joe Biden a fundraiser — over a video conference link with no wining and dining or schmooze time. And it ended up being what is believed to be his biggest fundraiser of the entire campaign. It was a peculiar event, even for today’s big-money era of presidential politics. Just 25 donors pitched in a total of $4 million for the presumptive Democratic nominee and the Democratic Party as a whole. Simple math shows that an average of $160,000 per person was handed over in return for just about 20 minutes with Biden over Zoom. There were also two questions from the audience as well as a “virtual photo op” with those who paid top dollar. That haul was undeniably possible because of the lead donors’ bank accounts. The principal host was Tom Steyer, the San Francisco billionaire who ran for president himself before returning to his typical role in Democratic politics as one of his party’s very biggest contributors. Other hosts included climate activist Nicole Systrom, the wife of Instagram founder Kevin Systrom; and Silicon Valley power couple Swati Mylavarapu, the former finance chair for Pete Buttigieg’s campaign, and her husband Matt Rogers, the co-founder of Nest. Perhaps more than any other fundraiser during the entire campaign, the event epitomized just how much Biden has embraced big-dollar fundraising, even as his party grows suspicious of the billionaire class. (Now ahead of the general election, even Democrats like Elizabeth Warren, who campaigned against big-money politics, are headlining fundraisers for him.) While the virtual event was centered around climate policy, not tech issues, it also reflected Biden’s comfort with Silicon Valley, another group that some progressive activists now regard with doubt. The event carried a minimum ticket price of $100,000, according to an invitation. And as a sign of how exclusive it was, some Biden bundlers in the Bay Area said they didn’t even know it was happening. It was organized by Steyer through a group called Climate Leaders for Biden, which is largely made up of donors in the Bay Area, and it is planning a second event for June 18 that is expected to bring in at least another $3.2 million, according to a Steyer spokesperson. The event is also a sign of Biden gaining traction in tech. During the early days of the primary, Biden had an unusually weak relationship with Silicon Valley’s contributors, particularly the younger set of entrepreneurs who came into wealth over the last decade or so. Over the last few weeks, the Biden campaign has significantly ramped up its outreach to these people, hosting a number of fundraising events tailored for the tech community and making campaign digital aides available, even on platforms like the Silicon Valley app Clubhouse, so that tech titans can offer their advice. Meanwhile, some of these Silicon Valley billionaires are taking matters into their own hands, pushing their own digital and media solutions to boost Biden through outside groups. We wrote about those efforts last week. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
Trump, Biden campaigns briefed on unsuccessful cyber hack attempts
Foreign actors continue to try to meddle in U.S. politics, according to the latest hack attempts.
Army Patriot missile connects with Air Force F-35 to destroy cruise missile
Imagine cruise missile threats streaming through the air toward multiple vulnerable targets. As that happens, radar nodes light up across a wide-spanning territory as an airborne F-35 senses the attack. The stealth fighter then hands off targeting data to ground-based U.S. Army Patriot interceptor missiles, knocking the approaching missiles straight out of the sky and destroying the attacking threat.
Lego pauses advertising for police and White House products 'in response to events in the US'
In the aftermath of protests over the killing of George Floyd, LEGO paused advertising for products including police stations and the White House.
TikTok serves as hub for #blacklivesmatter activism
TikTok users of color and their allies are using the #blacklivesmatter hashtag on the app for social advocacy, providing tips on how to protest safely, sharing educational resources and speaking out on racial injustice.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer apologizes after telling residents to 'Google how to do a haircut'
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer apologized Thursday for telling residents to “Google how to do a haircut” while the state’s salons and barbershops remain closed due to coronavirus restrictions.
Inmate in federal custody dies after incident involving pepper spray
A 35-year-old black man in federal prison in New York City died after he became "disruptive" and guards used pepper spray, the Justice Department said.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney unloads on ‘creepy’ rival Suraj Patel in new campaign ad
The veteran Manhattan rep on Thursday released a digital ad slamming Suraj Patel for his “creepy” use of dating apps to promote his campaign.
George Floyd riots: Law enforcement warns of 'strategic,' planned heists
Caravans of burglars have capitalized on chaos nationwide in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis officer jammed a knee into his neck. They are communicating with each other via messaging apps during heists and using both the protests and other tactics to throw police off their trail. While opportunists have sometimes joined the frenzy, police and experts say there is a sophistication that suggests a level of planning that goes beyond spontaneous acts.
Jeremiah Ellison, Minnesota AG Keith Ellison's son: 'We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department'
Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis city councilman and son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison, is calling for the "dismantling" of the Minneapolis Police Department following days of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.
George Floyd unrest: Arrests top 10,000, AP tally finds
More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death, according to an Associated Press tally of known arrests across the U.S.
Kanye West, Elton John top Forbes' list of highest-earning musicians
Kanye West tops this year's highest-paid musicians' list, adding to his recent status as a billionaire.
Businesses should be reimbursed for damage by protesters, California governor says
Businesses damaged in protests over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was asphyxiated in police custody in Minneapolis, should be reimbursed for their losses, California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said on Thursday.
Americans mourn George Floyd's death
Thousands of Americans are remembering the life of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody. Meanwhile, protests continue to grow worldwide against police brutality. Jericka Duncan reports.
NYPD commissioner asks to stop the violence against cops
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea made an impassioned plea to stop the violence on cops — and apologized for any improper acts of aggression by officers — as protests over the death of George Floyd stretch into the eighth day and Gotham still reels from the coronavirus pandemic. “How the hell did we get here in...
Republicans worry about Kansas Senate seat amid crowded primary
Republicans are reportedly worried about a crowded primary for the open Senate seat in Kansas, with candidates including the divisive Kris Kobach. Bryan Lowry, a lead political reporter for the Kansas City Star, joins CBSN to discuss the latest.
Stadium-sized asteroid set to whiz past Earth, NASA says
A stadium-sized asteroid is set to whiz past Earth this week.
Video of Floyd's death offers clues into ex-Minneapolis officers' possible defense, say legal experts
The video of George Floyd's death offers clues into how three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting his murder could defend themselves, from saying they didn't know excessive force was used to deferring to a senior officer, according to some legal experts.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Thursday, June 4, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
Steve Priest, The Sweet bassist, dead at 72
Steve Priest, founding member of and bassist in the British rock band The Sweet, has died. He was 72.
Emotional Cory Booker decries Rand Paul's opposition to federal anti-lynching bill: 'I am so raw today'
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., became emotional on the Senate floor Thursday after Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., held up legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime punishable by up to life in prison.
Trump expected to sign executive order to waive environmental reviews, expedite permitting for infrastructure projects
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday which will bypass environmental reviews to spur economic growth after the coronavirus pandemic through infrastructure projects.
AOC rankles Democrats again for campaigning against an incumbent: 'She has abandoned her colleagues'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has again ruffled the feathers of fellow Democrat lawmakers by endorsing the challenger of her colleague Rep. Eliot Engel in his tough primary race in New York.
Common heartburn drug may have helped 10 patients at home with Covid-19
Ten people who were home sick with Covid-19 may have found relief with a common over-the-counter heartburn remedy, according to a study published Thursday.
‘Black love matters’: Couple gets engaged at Black Lives Matter protest
At a demonstration against hate, this couple declared their love.
UCLA football team calls for an end to police brutality in video
UCLA football players and coaches take part in a video calling for change following the death of George Floyd.
Review: Rage, yes, and empathy too on Run the Jewels' cathartic new album
Amid the nationwide protests over police brutality, Killer Mike and El-P released Run the Jewels' prescient new "RTJ4" album two days early.