Gazans thank U.S. campus protesters while Israel condemns what it deems ‘Nazi-like behavior’

BEIRUT —  People across Gaza on Wednesday sent messages of appreciation to demonstrators on U.S. campuses, thanking them for their protests against the Gaza war. Children, parents and medical staff assembled in the courtyard before Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Hospital in central Gaza, with many of them unfurling banners carrying university insignias with “Thank you for supporting our cause.” Others brandished signs with the words “Your voices pierce the wall of silence and reach the victims in Gaza!,” “The killing of children in Gaza must stop” and “Palestine is everywhere.” In recent days, as protests and encampments have bloomed in dozens of campuses across the U.S., people in Gaza have taken note of the outpouring of solidarity, both in America and abroad. They in turn have responded — on social media, in rallies, in videos, by words scribbled on tents — with messages of support of their own. Many view the protests as a positive omen in a time of unrelenting bleakness in Gaza. At another event also in Deir al Balah, others hoped for similar protests to spread in European and Arab countries. “This was a

Elon Musk, Argentina’s president headline 27th Milken conference

Free-market enthusiasts and mutual admirers Elon Musk and Javier Milei, Argentina’s new president, will headline next week’s Milken Institute Global Conference, the annual Beverly Hills confab that tackles the world’s most pressing problems with a dash of celebrity and Hollywood. The Beverly Hilton event draws several thousand people from around the world and will kick off with remarks Monday by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. Also packed into a busy program will be Milei, a libertarian populist elected in November amid soaring inflation in his country, who will speak at lunch. Musk will close out the day talking with Michael Milken, founder of the conference and its sponsor, Santa Monica’s Milken Institute think tank. The theme of this 27th annual gathering is “Shaping a Shared Future,” a reference to finding common ground amid the complex issues that have arisen in the post-pandemic world, including war, the emergence of artificial intelligence and the need to create a sustainable economy amid climate change — employing the tools of capitalism. All public panels can be watched on the institute’s website. “The world is in transition again,”

Families of Three Killed in Alleged Street Racing Wreck Win Round in Court

The families of three people killed in a fiery three-vehicle collision in Burbank in 2021 that allegedly occurred during an illegal street race can proceed with their part of the case against the city, a judge has ruled. Along with 20-year-old Jaiden Kishon Johnson of Burbank, those also killed in the Aug. 3, 2021, crash on North Glenoaks Boulevard at Andover Drive were Cerain Anthony Raekwon Baker, 21, of Pasadena, and Natalee Asal Moghaddam, 19, of Calabasas. The lawsuits were later consolidated into a single case that names multiple other defendants. On Wednesday, Alhambra Superior Court Judge Joel L. Lofton denied a motion by attorneys for the city to dismiss the part of the case against the city wholly or in part. Among other things, the plaintiff’s attorneys claimed a dangerous condition existed at the intersection of North Glenoaks Boulevard at Andover Drive, including the traffic signal timing strategy. Those arguments were challenged in the defense motion, which laid blame for the wreck on the drivers of two other cars allegedly engaged in a street race. “The court finds that there are triable issues of

Person Killed by Metrolink Train in Glendale Area

A person was killed by a Metrolink train in the Glendale area Thursday, and an investigation was underway. The person was fatally injured about 10:30 a.m. Thursday between the Burbank-Downtown Station and the Glendale Station by southbound train number 112 on the Ventura County Line, according to Scott Johnson of Metrolink. Information was not immediately available regarding the age or gender of the fatally injured person, who was at the Doran Street crossing when struck by the train, Johnson said. Tracks were closed between the Burbank-Downtown and Glendale stations, and the closure affected Metrolink trains on the Ventura County Line and the Antelope Valley Line, as well as the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. The circumstances of the death were under investigation.

Jury rules that Buena Park police used excessive force in 2019 killing of teen

An Orange County jury ruled Wednesday that Buena Park police used excessive force when officers shot and killed a 19-year-old experiencing a mental breakdown, according to lawyers representing the victim’s family. David Patrick Sullivan, 19, was shot to death by police on August 19, 2019, after he stole a car from work. Buena Park officers Bobby Colon and Jennifer Tran attempted to pull Sullivan over but he tried to flee, hitting the police vehicle and a passerby in the process. Sullivan then exited the vehicle and charged the officers by foot when they opened fire. The officers fired seven shots, striking him four times. Sullivan was unarmed. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Sullivan screamed profanities at the officers before charging them. The DA’s office said Colon told investigators that he “feared Sullivan was going to attack him, disarm him, and use his gun against him or his partner.” Colon said he saw that Sullivan didn’t have a firearm in his hands but believed he could have one in his waistband. Sullivan had an apparent suicide note written out to his family in

Biden expands 2 national monuments, including 1 in Southern California

President Joe Biden on Thursday expanded two national monuments in California following calls from tribal nations, Indigenous community leaders and others for the permanent protection of nearly 120,000 acres (48,562 hectares) of important cultural and environmental land. The designations are part of the Democratic president’s “America the Beautiful” initiative, launched in 2021 in line with Biden’s campaign promises, and builds on the Great American Outdoors Act. They’re aimed at honoring tribal heritage, meeting federal goals to conserve 30% of public lands and waters by 2030 and addressing climate change, the White House said in a news release. Against the backdrop of Biden’s reelection campaign, the White House emphasized the role of Vice President Kamala Harris in ensuring protections in her home state. The state of California also has conservation targets. Lake Berryessa is seen with parts of California’s newest national monument in the background, July 10, 2015, near Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) “These expansions will increase access to nature, boost our outdoor economy, and honor areas of significance to Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples as we continue to safeguard our public lands for all

Florida clarifies exceptions to 6-week abortion ban after it takes effect

By Melissa Quinn May 2, 2024 / 2:54 PM EDT / CBS News How abortion access is changing in Florida How abortion access is changing in Florida 05:12 Washington — Florida health regulators issued a new rule Thursday clarifying exceptions to the state’s six-week abortion ban, detailing the treatments allowed for certain medical conditions that jeopardize the health of the pregnant woman and fetus. The rule from the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration come a day after Florida’s new abortion restrictions took effect . With the state’s new law, abortion access is sharply limited across the Southeast. The measure specifies that treatments for an ectopic pregnancy and trophoblastic tumor, a rare tumor that forms where the placenta attaches to the uterus, are not considered abortions. It also states that if a physician attempts to induce delivery to treat the premature rupture of membranes and the fetus does not survive, it is not considered an abortion. The conditions can occur after six weeks gestation and “can present an immediate danger to the health, safety and welfare of women and unborn children” in hospitals and abortion

SAG-AFTRA taps Nielsen for streaming data to enforce new contract

SAG-AFTRA has tapped audience measurement company Nielsen to provide streaming data that will inform how the performers union enforces certain terms of its new contract with the top studios. Nielsen announced Thursday that it will function as the official third-party provider of streaming viewership numbers for the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. The Nielsen data is expected to complement additional viewership info supplied by the streaming giants themselves. “New business models require new tools, and that’s why we’ve enlisted Nielsen,” said Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, chief negotiator and national executive director of SAG-AFTRA. “The information they provide will give us the means to cross-check the data streamers give us and ensure employers are fulfilling their contractual obligations to our members.” The partnership comes several months after SAG-AFTRA reached a deal with the major studios and streamers to end the 118-day actors’ strike. As part of that three-year pact, the streaming companies have agreed to share viewership numbers with the guild. SAG-AFTRA intends to use the data to qualify for bonuses performers employed on hit movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix, Max, Amazon’s

Elon Musk, Argentina’s president headline 24th Milken conference

Free-market enthusiasts and mutual admirers Elon Musk and Javier Milei, Argentina’s new president, will headline next week’s Milken Institute Global Conference, the annual Beverly Hills confab that tackles the world’s most pressing problems with a dash of celebrity and Hollywood. The Beverly Hilton event draws several thousand people from around the world and will kick off with remarks Monday by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. Also packed into a busy program will be Milei, a libertarian populist elected in November amid soaring inflation in his country, who will speak at lunch. Musk will close out the day talking with Michael Milken, founder of the conference and its sponsor, Santa Monica’s Milken Institute think tank. The theme of this 24th annual gathering is “Shaping a Shared Future,” a reference to finding common ground amid the complex issues that have arisen in the post-pandemic world, including war, the emergence of artificial intelligence and the need to create a sustainable economy amid climate change — employing the tools of capitalism. All public panels can be watched on the institute’s website. “The world is in transition again,”

Sony and Apollo make formal $26-billion joint bid for Paramount

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Apollo Global Management have officially put in a bid for Paramount Global, as competition for the storied film and TV company continues to heat up. Sony and Apollo submitted their $26-billion all-cash offer this week, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to comment. Under the terms of the proposed deal, Sony would take a majority shareholder role in the company, with Apollo as a minority shareholder. The joint bid is a nonbinding expression of interest. The companies do not see regulatory approval as a hurdle to the deal, the person said, even though it would lead to the combination of two of Hollywood’s major movie studios. The bid comes as Paramount nears the end of a 30-day exclusive negotiating period on Friday with tech scion David Ellison’s Skydance Media, which recently sweetened its takeover offer. On Monday, Paramount ousted chief executive Bob Bakish, who was known to have opposed the Skydance proposal, irking controlling shareholder Shari Redstone. The company said three of its top entertainment executives would jointly run the firm: Paramount Pictures CEO Brian

La rivalidad Canelo y De la Hoya le pone sabor a una pelea que le faltaba picante

El promotor Óscar de la Hoya lanzó el primer golpe al orgullo de Canelo Álvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) después de la extremadamente cordial conferencia de prensa con su rival Jaime Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs) en Beverly Hills en marzo pasado. “La conferencia de prensa de ayer fue aburrida, como las peleas de Canelo”, publicó en X De la Hoya un día después de aquella rueda de prensa. Inmediatamente después, en una entrevista con LA Times en Español, Canelo respondió a esas declaraciones calificando a De la Hoya como un promotor que solo “dice estupideces”. El miércoles en Las Vegas, ambos tuvieron otro round intenso de insultos, en un evento que fue todo menos aburrido. Aunque la rivalidad puede ser cómica por momentos, llena de insultos bilingües de Canelo hacia uno de los personajes del boxeo más controversiales, es lo que necesitaba esta pelea del Cinco de Mayo carente de declaraciones fuertes de sus protagonistas hacia su rival. Álvarez enfrentará a un Munguía, excampeón invicto de Tijuana, que dice poco y solamente ha mostrado respeto hacia su laureado oponente a la hora hablar de la contienda

Rob Marciano was fired over ‘screaming match’ that saw Ginger Zee step in, report says

Rob Marciano’s abrupt ABC News ouster can be traced back to a conflict with a “Good Morning America” producer, a new report says. Marciano, a veteran meteorologist whose work for ABC News programs began in 2014, engaged in a “screaming match” with a “GMA” producer before he was fired earlier this week, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday. The report did not share details about the matter of the alleged quarrel, but sources said ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee stepped in to take action. Zee heard about Marciano’s outburst and reported the issue to management, according to the Daily Beast. It’s unclear when the dispute occurred, but it was reportedly the “last straw” for the network. Sources confirmed to The Times on Wednesday that ABC News had parted ways with its longtime meteorologist. ABC News did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment Thursday. Representatives for Zee and Marciano also did not immediately respond to separate requests for comment. Marciano, 55, was fired a year after Page Six reported in 2023 that he had been banned from ABC News’ Times Square Studios in

Employer who fired 78-year-old must now pay her $78,000

By Kate Gibson Edited By Alain Sherter May 2, 2024 / 2:26 PM EDT / CBS News Older Americans facing ageism in workplace Older Americans facing ageism in workplace 03:16 The operator of a retirement facility in Columbus, Georgia, will have to pay $78,000 to a receptionist to settle an age and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Shirley Noble was 78 when she was terminated from her job at Covenant Woods Senior Living in February of 2022 — one month after being honored as a 2021 employee of the year — according to a lawsuit filed by the agency in federal court.  Noble, who had worked for Covenant for 14 years, returned to her job after a brief hospitalization to find a new, younger employee seated at her desk, the EEOC alleged. At a meeting with her manager the following day, Noble was questioned about whether she needed to continue working and how long she saw herself continuing in the workforce, according to the complaint.  Noble expressed a desire to continue working for two or three more years, but the next day

Elderly Missouri man charged in 1966 stabbing death of Calumet City woman

By Todd Feurer, Noel Brennan Updated on: May 2, 2024 / 2:24 PM EDT / CBS Chicago CBS News Live CBS News Chicago Live CHICAGO (CBS) — An elderly man from Missouri was arrested on Monday for the murder of an 18-year-old woman nearly 60 years ago in a south suburb of Chicago. James Barbier, 79, is charged with first-degree murder in the 1966 stabbing death of 18-year-old Karen Snider in Calumet City. James Barbier Cook County Circuit Court Husband discovers wife’s body Snider’s husband, Paul, found her dead from multiple stab wounds in their home in the 400 block of Wilson Avenue around 11:10 p.m. on Nov. 12, 1966. According to published reports, her husband told police he’d found his wife’s body when he got home from work. Their two-month-old daughter, Paula, was found safe in her bassinet in another room. Karen Snider and her husband, Paul Snider. (Undated photo)  Snider family Police said an autopsy revealed Snider had been beaten and stabbed 125 times. Barbier was considered a suspect at the time but was never charged.  “My father’s side had always said, ‘This

Captain of dive boat Conception faces sentencing for fire that killed 34

By Julie Sharp Updated on: May 2, 2024 / 2:38 PM EDT / KCAL News CBS News Live CBS News Los Angeles Live The captain of the dive boat Conception, which caught fire and killed all 33 of the boat’s passengers and one crew member in 2019, faces sentencing in Los Angeles federal court Thursday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Captain Jerry Boylan, now 70, faces 10 years in federal prison. Boylan, was found guilty in 2023 of one count of misconduct or neglect of ship officer, colloquially known as seaman’s manslaughter for one of the deadliest maritime disasters in recent U.S. history.  The fatal fire happened in the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2019, while the dive boat was anchored off the shoreline of Santa Cruz Island, which is about 22 miles southwest of Santa Barbara.  A total of 39 people — 33 passengers and six crewmembers — were aboard the ship when it caught on fire. Those who were asleep below deck, were still alive and in need of assistance to escape, prosecutors said. Boylan and four crew members escaped. The United States

At least 2,000 people arrested at pro-Palestinian protests on US campuses, AP tally shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested more than 2,000 people during pro-Palestinian protests at college campuses across the United States in recent weeks, according to an Associated Press tally Thursday. Demonstrations — and arrests — have occurred in almost every corner of the nation. But in the last 24 hours, they’ve drawn the most attention at the University of California, Los Angeles, where chaotic scenes played out early Thursday when officers in riot gear surged against a crowd of demonstrators. Hundreds of protesters at UCLA defied orders to leave, some forming human chains as police fired flash-bangs to break up the crowds. At least 200 people were arrested, said Sgt. Alejandro Rubio of the California Highway Patrol, citing data from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Rubio said they were being booked at the county jails complex near downtown Los Angeles. UCLA police will determine what charges to bring. Later Thursday morning, workers removed the barricades and dismantled the protesters’ fortified encampment. Bulldozers scooped up bags of trash and tents. Some buildings were covered in graffiti. Tent encampments of protesters calling on universities to

Santa Clarita Starbucks is latest to join union push

A Los Angeles County Starbucks is the latest to join the ranks of stores whose employees have decided to form a union. On Wednesday, workers at the coffee shop at Newhall Avenue and Carl Court in Santa Clarita filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board, the union Starbucks Workers United said in a news release. “A wave of election filings at more than 20 Starbucks stores across the country is expected this month and comes just days after the first bargaining session between Workers United and Starbucks where the two parties made significant progress toward a foundational framework for store contracts,” the statement added. Since 2021, about 10,000 baristas at more than 420 stores have joined the union, which draws members from 43 states and Washington, D.C., the union said. At the heart of the dispute between workers and the company are issues like reduced hours, particularly during busy periods such as promotional days, and compensation. “We feel that Starbucks is putting profits over people, as our hours are consistently cut while we are expected to take on the same workload, and improve

Disneyland unveils new summer ticket deal

Disneyland has introduced a new ticket deal just in time for the upcoming summer season. Beginning on May 29, parkgoers can purchase a three-day, one-park-per-day weekday ticket starting at $149 for children and $249 for adults and weekend tickets starting at $199 for children and $299 for adults. The weekday ticket option can be used on Mondays through Thursdays, while the weekend ticket option can be used on Fridays through Sundays. Disney announces new additions coming to Downtown Disney Upgrades like park hopper tickets and Disney Genie+ services are also available to purchase. Typically, standard one-day, one-park tickets start at $94 per day and weekend tickets can cost nearly $200, especially during the resort’s busy summer season. The special ticket deal can be used on any three days from June 10 to Sept. 26. Guests who visit the theme parks during that time can enjoy Pixar Fest, the return of “Fantasmic,” the start of the Halloween season and more. Disneyland announces new additions to Star Tours attraction The ticket deal will be available beginning on May 29 on the Disneyland website. Park reservations are still

15 Oregon police cars burned overnight at training facility

By Emily Mae Czachor May 2, 2024 / 2:05 PM EDT / CBS News 5/2: CBS Morning News 5/2: CBS Morning News 20:14 An arsonist set fire to at least 15 police cars at a training facility in northeastern Portland, Oregon, early Thursday morning, authorities said. No one was injured. Photographs taken at the scene showed huge blazes engulfing the vehicles and a thick mass of grey smoke billowing up from the flames.  Photos show the training cars on fire in a fenced-in lot in Portland, Oregon. Portland Police Bureau More images taken after the fires were extinguished showed multiple cruisers badly burned, with a sizable hole melted through the hood of one that also had a collapsed front light. The internal frame could be seen on another car that was partly eviscerated. A large propane tank is pictured beside two burning cars in one of the pictures.  Burnt-out cars are seen after police said 15 were lit on fire in a training area. Portland Police Bureau Each torched vehicle was either damaged or destroyed in the incident, the Portland Police Bureau  said in a news

5 smart alternatives to debt consolidation loans

We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. By Angelica Leicht Edited By Matt Richardson May 2, 2024 / 1:56 PM EDT / CBS News Debt consolidation loans are just one of the many options you have for getting rid of high-interest debt. Getty Images/iStockphoto If you owe money on your credit cards, you may be looking for solutions to get rid of that high-interest debt. That makes sense, especially in today’s economic landscape, in which interest rates are elevated and persistent inflation is putting pressure on many people’s budgets. And, right now, the average credit card rate is over 21%, so between the compounding interest charges and higher costs of consumer goods, most people need to get rid of that type of debt. In turn, you may be considering taking out a debt consolidation loan , which, in many cases, can be a smart solution to getting rid of high-rate debt . These types of loans can simplify your finances by combining multiple debts into one monthly payment. And, they typically have

Where pro-Palestinian university protests are happening around the world

By Emmet Lyons May 2, 2024 / 1:50 PM EDT / CBS News Arrests at UCLA pro-Palestinian protest Police enter pro-Palestinian encampment at UCLA, arrest protesters 08:00 London — Protests in solidarity with Palestinians amid Israel’s ongoing war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip have swept across college campuses in the United States in recent weeks, but they’ve also spread rapidly around the world.  Demonstrations have cropped up on campuses at major universities across the Arab and Western world as the war grinds on. Below is a look at where some of the larger protests have taken shape. Lebanon In Lebanon, hundreds of students gathered at university campuses across the country’s capital Beirut this week. Video posted online from the American University of Beirut showed demonstrators waving Palestinian flags and posters emblazoned with messages demanding the university cut all business ties with Israel . “This is not just about Palestinians, of course — it is, but it’s also about what’s happening to us in our own country,” Karine Ballout, a 23-year-old Lebanese student at the university, told CBS News on Thursday. “We are asking for the