Papa John’s second record sales month sends stocks soaring
Quarantined Americans tired of cooking aren’t the only ones getting fat off Papa John’s. Starboard Value, the $6 billion activist hedge fund that swooped in last year to push out the pizza maker’s controversial founder and CEO John Schnatter, is seeing its investment pay off big during the coronavirus. On Wednesday, Papa John’s stock soared...
Covid-19's 'catastrophic' impact on Latino communities is driven by 'savage disparities,' leaders and lawmakers say
Disproportionate numbers of Latino Americans are dying from Covid-19, similar to other minority groups, as the coronavirus pandemic continues spreading through the United States, community leaders and US lawmakers said at a town hall Wednesday.
SpaceX isn’t making Elon Musk any richer — yet
The only thing harder than sending men into space may be making money off it. Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch its Crew Dragon capsule into orbit later this week — marking the first time that the US has sent Americans into space in almost a decade. But the billionaire head of SpaceX and electric-auto maker...
Donald Trump's 2020 campaign app gets a boost with Phunware partnership, one day after Twitter fact-check
Texas-based Phunware announced Wednesday its partnership on the management of the Trump-Pence 2020 Reelection Campaign's mobile application.
FCC commissioner bashes Twitter over fact-check of Trump: 'This is opinion journalism'
Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr scolded Twitter on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday for attaching a fact check to a tweet from President Trump, saying the decision represents "their own political, partisan viewpoint."
Texas Supreme Court blocks vote-by-mail expansion to those lacking immunity to the coronavirus
The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a push to expand vote-by-mail to registered voters in the state amid the pandemic, saying that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus does not count as a "disability" for which a voter can apply for a mail-in ballot.
Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Death Toll, Highest in World, Surpasses 100,000
Scientists are revising the timeline of how the virus spread. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she would direct public school districts to share federal aid with private schools.
New York lawmakers approve extra year to file Child Victims Act suits
State lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to give victims of childhood sex abuse an extra year to file suit — more than twice the amount of time that Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted them earlier this month. Legislation to extend provisions of the landmark Child Victims Act through Aug. 13, 2021, was approved by a vote of...
U.S. and China fight at United Nations over Hong Kong
The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over China's plan to impose new national security legislation on the territory.
FTR, Formerly the Revival, Made Their AEW Debuts on Wednesday's 'Dynamite'
FTR were released from WWE in early April.
Protesters block 101 Freeway downtown during demonstrations over George Floyd's death
Protesters blocked both sides of the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.
Minneapolis protests get heated, looting reported as George Floyd death sparks new outcry
Protests grew increasingly tense in Minneapolis on Wednesday, and looting was reported, as outrage grew over George Floyd – whose death in police custody was recorded on video that went viral.
Biden says he hopes to name vice presidential pick around August 1
Joe Biden announced at a fundraiser Wednesday evening that he hopes to name his running mate around August 1.
AIDS activist and "The Normal Heart" playwright Larry Kramer dies at 84
Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers' consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. CBS New York's Lisa Rozner reports.
Man caught with over $138,000 in cash at Logan Airport after missing his flight
Missing a flight is never fun, but for one traveler, it was an incredibly expensive mistake. Authorities in Massachusetts confiscated a large sum of cash from a man at Logan Airport after he rebooked a missed flight. According to reports, after being questioned by various security and law officers, the man claimed to be carrying...
NBA unlikely to finalize proposals to resume season after Friday meeting
The league will discuss ideas to resume play during a Board of Governors meeting Friday, but the plan is simply to elicit feedback and debate.
Homeless San Francisco man 'well-known' for 'threatening' locals accused of killing 94-year-old man
A homeless San Francisco has been arrested in connection with the death of a 94-year-old man who was walking his dog on Memorial Day, authorities said.
Basketball Hall of Fame delaying enshrinement ceremony: report
Basketball Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that the enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sam Johnson, ex-Texas GOP congressman and Vietnam POW, dies
Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson was a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress.
Yankees to give Zoom lessons to kids deprived of baseball camp
Mike Ford and David Hale will give three Zoom lessons to the campers.
Historian Douglas Brinkley predicts SpaceX launch will begin a 'new era of space' exploration
Historian Douglas Brinkley told "The Story" Wednesday that the upcoming launch of a manned, privately built SpaceX rocket will mark the beginning of a new era for American space exploration following the demise of the "elongated" shuttle program.
Trevor Bauer isn’t only MLB player enraged with Scott Boras
Trevor Bauer went there. The Reds’ starting pitcher/provocateur often uses his Twitter account to voice sentiments that had been expressed only under the cloak of anonymity. On Wednesday, the right-hander touched a beach ball-sized nerve by exposing some tension within the players association as it tries to negotiate a 2020 restart plan with Major League...
Half of coronavirus antibody test results are wrong, CDC says
The CDC says the antibody tests should not be used to make coronavirus-related policy decisions.
Sam Johnson, former Texas congressman and Vietnam POW, dead at 89
Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years at a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, died Wednesday at age 89.
Boeing to Lay Off More than 12K Americans While Expanding in India
The Boeing Company is set to lay off more than 12,000 Americans in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis while planning an expansion in India.
Minneapolis protesters again trash police precinct over George Floyd’s death
For a second consecutive day a group of unruly protesters vandalized a Minneapolis police precinct in a violent demonstration over the death of George Floyd. Protestors once again targeted the city police department’s 3rd Precinct — where it’s believed the four officers involved in Floyd’s arrest worked — breaking the building’s windows despite a heavy...
Looting erupts during Minneapolis protests over black man's killing by police
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against a white police officer shown on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of a handcuffed African-American man who later died at a hospital.
In CA: Suing Trump for his fossil fuel 'gift', and two milestones you never want to hit
The U.S. topped 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, as California's case total crossed the same threshold. The state sues the Trump administration, again, over environmental policy. And beaches and pools can be safe, if you follow these guidelines.
Illinois Is Only State to Meet All Federal Criteria for Reopening, Will Move to Phase 3 on Friday
"We seem to have come off the peak," said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker during a Tuesday news briefing.
Trump and Cuomo discuss infrastructure spending, funding for states at White House
President Trump met with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the White House Wednesday. The two discussed potential infrastructure spending and funding for states impacted by the coronavirus. Politico White House correspondent and associate editor Anita Kumar joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss their meeting and the rest of the day's top political headlines.