CBS News shakes up morning and evening lineups: CBS News on Monday announced its much-anticipated plans for a total revision of the network’s daily newscasts, with big changes both in the morning and at night. Norah O’Donnell, currently a co-anchor of “CBS This Morning,” will be the new anchor and managing editor of the “CBS […]

State of the Union promises epic political drama: President Donald Trump’s annual State of the Union address is poised to deliver the kind of irresistible prime-time drama that its sporting equivalent, a snoozer Super Bowl, lacked. The theater that unfolds in the House chamber on Tuesday will encapsulate a turbulent moment in America’s story, resonate with clashing […]

via CNN: Real-world consequences at stake in Trump’s Russian roulette: Fifteen months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States finds itself on the cusp of a grave constitutional emergency at home — and closer to stumbling into direct conflict with Russia than at any time since the Cold War. It’s a moment when the chaos, […]

Trump Lays Out Military Plan: President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the defense department Tuesday, as he brought his “thank you” tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina. “In order to succeed in our defense policy, we must have the right person to lead in our Defense Department,” he said, reading from a Teleprompter. […]

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sought to lift Hillary Clinton to victory while Donald Trump warned she was the “face of failure” and predicted he would blow her away in Tuesday’s election. On a dramatic final day of the ugliest campaign in modern history, the candidates and their surrogates held nearly two […]

getty images Early Voting Update: Battlegrounds Tight With 30 Million Ballots Cast: Democrats are building an early voting lead in North Carolina and Nevada, but Republicans maintain an edge in Florida and Ohio, according to a CNN analysis. With five days to go, registered Republicans also lead Democrats in early voting in Arizona, while Democrats […]

Third Breakdown In Year For $360M US Navy Combat Ships: For the third time in a year, one of the US Navy’s $360 million littoral combat ships has been knocked out of action by mechanical problems. The latest victim is the USS Freedom, which had seawater leak into one of its two main diesel propulsion […]

Hillary Clinton Clinches Democratic Presidential Nomination: Hillary Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Monday, according to CNN’s delegate and superdelegate count, and will become the first woman in the 240-year history of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party. A strong showing in Puerto Rico’s Democratic primary on Sunday […]

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES Flames fueled: The Rocky Fire — the largest of the nearly two dozen fires torching California — destroyed 24 homes and 26 outbuildings as it continued to burn yesterday for a sixth day. It’s charred 67,000 acres and is only 20% contained. Lower temperatures, higher humidity and clouds are helping firefighters gain ground […]

  1. OBAMA ISIS “No safe haven”: It’s time to go after ISIS in both Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said last night in a nationally televised address. “Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy,” he said. U.S. airstrikes have already been hitting […]

1. MAGIC JOHNSON Disrespected: Magic Johnson has some advice for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling: Sell the team, take the money and enjoy the rest of your life. The former NBA star appeared last night with CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview. It came a day after Sterling’s own interview with Cooper and one in which […]

1. KIDNAPPED NIGERIAN GIRLS For sale: A man claiming to be the leader of the Boko Haram Islamist militant group in Nigeria says he’ll sell the more than 200 girls that the group has kidnapped. Boko Haram is a terrorist group receiving training from al Qaeda affiliates, according to U.S. officials. Its name means “Western education is […]