Victim drives to gas station after being shot near Newport Beach Pier 

The victim of a shooting near the Newport Beach Pier drove themselves to a gas station for help after being shot early Wednesday morning, authorities said.  According to preliminary information from the Newport Beach Police Department, the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. in the 2100 block of Oceanfront Walk.  “An adult victim was shot and drove to the Shell station at 1600 Jamboree Road where they called 911,” Newport Beach Police Department Sgt. Spencer confirmed to KTLA. “The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released.”  Newport Beach Police Department officers investigating a shooting where the victim drove themselves to a gas station on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Law enforcement officials confirmed that the shooting was not a road rage incident but did say that it an altercation occurred before the shooting. Police told KTLA 5’s Carlos Herrera that a group of people at the location of the shooting were questioned by investigators, but none of them were taken into custody. Stolen vehicle pursuit suspect taken into custody in Los Angeles Very little is known about what caused the altercation

The week’s bestselling books, March 3

Hardcover fiction 1. The Women by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press: $30) An intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided. 3 2. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride (Riverhead: $28) The discovery of a skeleton in Pottstown, Pa., opens out to a story of integration and community. 29 3. Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar (Knopf: $28) An orphaned son of Iranian immigrants embarks on a remarkable search for a family secret. 5 4. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Knopf: $28) Lifelong BFFs collaborate on a wildly successful video game. 86 5. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (Harper: $32) The story of a boy born into poverty to a teenage single mother in Appalachia. 71 6. North Woods by Daniel Mason (Random House: $28) A sweeping historical tale focused on a single house in the New England woods. 16 7. Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (Harper: $30) At a Michigan orchard, a woman tells her three daughters about a long-ago romance. 29 8. Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros (Entangled: Red

Listen Live: Supreme Court hears case over ban on bump stocks for firearms

Politics By Melissa Quinn February 28, 2024 / 9:12 AM EST / CBS News CBS News Live CBS News Live Live Washington — The Supreme Court is convening Wednesday to consider a challenge to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks for firearms put in place in the wake of the 2017 mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. At issue in the case is whether a bump stock is a “machine gun” under federal law. The dispute is the second involving firearms that the Supreme Court will hear this term, but it does not involve the Second Amendment. Instead, the court fight raises a question of statutory interpretation and whether the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had the authority to outlaw bump stocks. Oral arguments in the case known as Garland v. Cargill will get underway at 10 a.m. ET. Audio of the arguments will stream live in the player above. Machine guns have been largely prohibited since 1986, and are defined under federal law as “any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot

Panera settles lawsuit for $2 million. Here’s how to file a claim.

MoneyWatch By Kate Gibson Edited By Aimee Picchi February 28, 2024 / 9:09 AM EST / CBS News LA County sues Grubhub for false advertising and unfair business practices LA County sues Grubhub for false advertising and unfair business practices 02:38 Panera Bread is paying $2 million to settle claims that the sandwich chain mislead customers about the cost of delivery orders. Under the settlement, some customers can file a claim that could provide them with food vouchers or cash. In agreeing to settle the lawsuit accusing Panera of misleading people about delivery fees and menu prices, the company did not admit any wrongdoing.  The settlement comes on the heels of a similar case involving Chick-fil-A, which agreed  to pay $4.4 million to settle allegations that the chicken sandwich chain advertised free or low-cost delivery but then hiked food prices on delivery orders by as much as 30%.  Panera did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Privately held by German investment firm JAB Holding Co., Panera operates more than 2,000 eateries across the U.S. and Canada. Who is eligible to file a Panera

The Smokehouse Creek Fire spreads, extending its reach from Texas to Oklahoma

The Smokehouse Creek Fire spreads, extending its reach from Texas to Oklahoma – CBS News Watch CBS News Firefighters are stretched thin as they combat four active wildfires across the Texas panhandle, leading to disaster declarations in 60 counties. The Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest of the blazes, has yet to be contained and has doubled in size, extending its reach into Oklahoma. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Biden and Trump secure wins in Michigan primaries as some Democrats cast protest votes

Biden and Trump secure wins in Michigan primaries as some Democrats cast protest votes – CBS News Watch CBS News In a critical swing state showdown, President Biden clinched the Democratic primary in Michigan, despite over 100,000 Democrats casting protest votes. On the Republican front, former President Trump sailed to an easy victory, with Nikki Haley securing just under 27% of the vote. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Police respond to Oceanwide Plaza in DTLA after reports of possible trespassers

Possible trespassers were spotted at the tagged towers at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown Los Angeles early Wednesday morning, according to police.  A group of eight to ten individuals were seen by officers scaling the newly installed fencing and running into the building around 1:45 a.m., preliminary information from the Los Angeles Police Department indicated.  Police: Victim drove to gas station after being shot near Newport Beach Pier According to eyewitness accounts, a second group of people was seen running past police and into the building shortly after the first group accessed the complex.  Police searching for possible trespasses at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Police searching for possible trespasses at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Police searching for possible trespasses at Oceanwide Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Officers immediately radioed for backup after the sighting, and video obtained by KTLA shows a large police presence at the scene early Wednesday morning. Officers had set up a perimeter around the entire complex by 5 a.m. Wednesday morning and were

Police: Victim drove to gas station after being shot near Newport Beach Pier 

The victim of a shooting near the Newport Beach Pier drove themselves to a gas station for help after being shot, authorities said.  According to preliminary information from the Newport Beach Police Department, the shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. in the 2100 block of Oceanfront Walk.  Young man sole survivor of crash that killed Southern California family “An adult victim was shot and drove to the Shell station at 1600 Jamboree Road where they called 911,” Newport Beach Police Department Sgt. Spencer confirmed to KTLA. “The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released.”  Newport Beach Police Department officers investigating a shooting where the victim drove themselves to a gas station on Feb. 28, 2024. (OnSceneTV) Law enforcement officials confirmed that the shooting was not a road rage incident but did say that it an altercation occurred before the shooting. Police told KTLA 5’s Carlos Herrera that a group of people at the location of the shooting were questioned by investigators, but none of them were taken into custody. Stolen vehicle pursuit suspect taken into custody in Los Angeles Very

Orange County welcomes even the most last-minute leap day weddings

Orange County loves love and wants couples who are looking to take the matrimonial leap to stop by the courthouse Thursday — leap day, that special date that only arrives once every four years. Newlyweds-to-be are encouraged to make an appointment first — but walk-ins are also welcome. The Orange County clerk-recorder’s office is not necessarily condoning impulsive nuptials, but it is offering extended hours of operation for civil ceremonies at three locations, including its county offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills and the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. “Leap Day is the perfect backdrop for couples to let their love take flight into an exciting chapter,” Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen said in a news release. “My department looks forward to making couples’ dreams of a joyous, seamless, and romantic wedding day come true.” Staff will be available to help prepare wedding certificates, and although walk-in weddings will be done on a first-come, first-served basis, the county strongly encourages couples to make an appointment online. An online application will need to be filled out before any wedding

How to organize your closet: 10 ideas and storage essentials

Essentials By Jason R. Rich February 28, 2024 / 8:00 AM EST / Essentials CBS Essentials is created independently of the CBS News editorial staff. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. Spring is in the air, and if you’re like most people, you’ve probably started to notice a bunch of dust and clutter has collected around your home during the winter months. You might have even recently opened a closet door and experienced an avalanche of items come tumbling out. Sure, you can spend hundreds or even thousands to have a professional closet designer come to your home to redesign and help you reorganize your closets, but you can easily do it on your own and save a fortune.  To help you get the closet reorganization process started, we’ve combined this collection of useful products that can be mixed and matched, based on your goals and needs. The best closet organizing and storage products for spring cleaning Our in-house team of  DIY home experts  has curated this list of closet organization

Prince Harry loses case against U.K. government over his security

World February 28, 2024 / 7:41 AM EST / AP Latest on King Charles III’s diagnosis Latest on King Charles III’s diagnosis, Prince Harry reunion 02:49 Prince Harry was not improperly stripped of his publicly funded security detail during visits to Britain after he gave up his status as a working member of the royal family and moved to the U.S., a London judge ruled Wednesday. Justice Peter Lane said in the High Court that the decision to provide security to Harry on a case-by-case basis was not unlawful, irrational or unjustified. The Duke of Sussex claimed he and his family were endangered when visiting the U.K. because of hostility toward him and his wife on social media and relentless hounding by news media. His lawyer argued that the government group that evaluated Harry’s security needs acted irrationally and failed to follow its own policies that should have required a risk analysis of the duke’s safety. A government lawyer said Harry had been treated fairly and was still provided protection on some visits, citing a security detail that guarded him in June 2021 when he

The Lakers and Clippers are ready to share their home for the final time

Ten seasons ago, the Clippers opened their preseason by visiting four of their Western Conference rivals. They went to Portland, Utah, Sacramento and finally to Phoenix before they opened the doors to their home arena. Fans had a lot of reasons to be excited — the team hired Doc Rivers in the offseason to coach and was about to enter the season as bonafide contenders. The season, Rivers felt, was about to be theirs. And, their arena should reflect that. So, the Clippers covered the banners at Staples Center celebrating the Lakers’ championships and the retired numbers of their all-time greats, and instead featured images of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of that Clippers’ core. “I didn’t look at it as a banner thing,” Rivers said before the preseason home opener. “I look at it as putting our guys up. … It’s our arena when we play. I thought it would be good that we saw our guys. No disrespect to them, but when we play, it’s the Clipper arena as far as I know.” But it was absolutely a banner thing —

Pope Francis visits hospital for tests as he battles flu symptoms

World February 28, 2024 / 7:09 AM EST / CBS/AP Pope celebrates 87th birthday Pope celebrates 87th birthday 02:29 Vatican City — Pope Francis, who has been suffering from the flu , was brought to a hospital in central Rome after the papal audience on Wednesday, arriving at the Gemelli Hospital on Tiber Island in a small white Fiat 500 and leaving again under escort in the same car after a short period. The Vatican said after the visit that he was taken to the hospital “for some diagnostic tests,” after which he returned to the Vatican. The 87-year-old pope was pushed in a wheelchair into the audience hall at the Vatican earlier in the day, appearing weary as he dropped heavily into his seat. In recent weeks he has walked the short distance to his chair, but he has been struggling with mild flu symptoms over the past week. The pope also canceled appointments Saturday and Monday due to the flu, but appeared as usual for the Sunday blessing from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square. Pope Francis arrives for the weekly general audience

Navalny team announces Moscow funeral, tells supporters to “come early”

World By Haley Ott February 28, 2024 / 6:52 AM EST / CBS News Fiona Hill: Putin has “created a martyr” in Alexei Navalny Russian President Vladimir Putin has “created a martyr” in Alexei Navalny, Fiona Hill says 05:23 The funeral service for Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, Alexey Navalny, will be held on Friday at a church in the Moscow neighborhood where he lived, his press secretary said Wednesday. “Alexey’s funeral service will take place in the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God ‘Relieve My Sorrows’ in Maryino on March 1 at 14:00. Come early.” Navalny’s ally Kira Yarmysh said on social media. “The funeral will take place at the Borisov Cemetery.” Navalny, 47, died in an Arctic penal colony on Feb. 16. His family, who have accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of having his long-time foe murdered in the prison, fought for over a week to have his body returned to them. It was finally handed over to his mother on Saturday. Navalny’s own message to the world, “if they decide to kill me” Yarmysh said at one point that

A tent encampment rises outside Ojai’s stately City Hall. Its residents might break your heart

OJAI, Calif. —  For three decades, Jamie Nelson has considered Ojai her personal paradise. It’s where she raised her children and cherishes the springtime, when the air smells like jasmine and orange blossoms. “Lots of times, I’ve said, ‘God, I think Heaven probably smells like this,’” Nelson said of this artsy tourist town of 7,500 people. Now, Nelson, a 74-year-old grandmother who has heart problems and bad knees and leans heavily on a cane, is homeless. She lives in a tent outside the historic Ojai City Hall, where a growing encampment filled with older people has vexed a community known for spiritual retreats, chakra-aligning crystals and organic farms. “I was scared to death of coming here,” said Nelson, who moved to City Hall in November. “I was so afraid, because I’m older. And I got here and the people are just — they’re very precious. They are very good and very intelligent, and just had things happen.” Thirty people live on the wooded eight-acre campus. Half are older than 55, and eight are older than 65. And — despite some locals’ assertions that they are refugees

Julio Torres survived the visa office and the art world. His first film skewers both

To apply for a work visa in the United States is to set out on a biblical odyssey through a glacial, bureaucratic process renowned for its voracious appetite for complex and expensive paperwork. About a dozen years ago, comedian Julio Torres began that process. And, to help make ends meet as he waited — there is a lot of waiting — Torres, who is from El Salvador, took just about any menial job he could find. He served as a translator for parent-teacher conferences and worked as a personal assistant for busy professionals in New York City, where he still lives. At one point he interviewed for a magician’s assistant position only to find out that his potential employer was not a magician but a saxophone player whose gimmick consisted of having a plastic phallus pop out of his instrument. “He had it in a case next to him and he didn’t show it to me,” says Torres of the penis sax, with some regret. He did not get the job. One of his more demoralizing gigs consisted of hawking hair-salon packages on the street

Editorial: Florida shows how to bungle a measles outbreak

As life-saving as the COVID-19 vaccines have been, the measles vaccine has been an even greater success story. Before the vaccine was developed in 1963, outbreaks that occurred every two to three years were killing 2.6 million people worldwide a year, most of them children. Others developed pneumonia, or suffered brain injury and deafness from measles-associated encephalitis. It’s an incredibly contagious airborne disease. Put a person with measles in a room with 100 other people and 90 of them will be infected. But the vaccine is even more effective than the disease is transmissible. If all 100 people in that room were vaccinated, only four would be infected. So it’s especially disheartening to observe the new measles cases in Florida — eight and growing at last count. It’s not the biggest measles outbreak in recent years, but the ho-hum attitude of the state’s top public health official, Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, is deeply troubling. Most of the cases so far have been among students at an elementary school in Broward County. But one is a preschooler — an extremely dangerous age for complications — whose

Judge: LAPD officers fired over COVID vaccine dispute won’t get jobs back

A Los Angeles police officer who was fired in 2022 after challenging the city’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandate is entitled to back pay but should not get her job restored, an L.A. County judge has ruled. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff said police department officials denied the former officer, Natalie Stringer, her right to respond to allegations prior to a disciplinary meeting, but the city did not violate labor laws and acted within its rights when she was terminated based on her “failure to comply with a valid condition of employment.” Beckloff made similar findings in the cases of several other police officers and firefighters who were terminated over their vaccination status, the latest rebuff of challenges to the city’s coronavirus protocols. Greg Yacoubian, a lawyer representing Stringer along with four other officers and two firefighters who sued the city over their vaccine protocol-related firings, said he will appeal the ruling. The case wasn’t about the vaccine, Yacoubian argued, but rather the city forcing employees to pay for COVID testing, an employer-mandated expense, and do so under a tight deadline. In

Jack Antonoff, pop music’s production king, on Taylor Swift, his new album and the genre that’s ‘about to blow’

Three rainy days before this month’s 66th Grammy Awards, Jack Antonoff sits cross-legged — dry and toasty and sipping his second oat-milk latte — on an oversized sofa in the private recording studio he recently built on a grungy Hollywood side street. “I hate this weather,” he says as he peers through a soundproofed window he claims would keep us from hearing two cars smashing into each other right out front. “I’m really basic when it comes to weather: I like sun and warmth, and anything besides that causes me dissonance.” What Antonoff doesn’t know at the moment is that at the Grammys he’ll win album of the year for his work as a producer and songwriter on Taylor Swift’s chart-topping “Midnights” and be named producer of the year for the third time in a row. The latter achievement will tie a record set in the mid-1990s by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, the groundbreaking R&B auteur whose Tiny Desk Concert is a favorite of Antonoff’s. “I was just watching him do ‘Change the World,’” he says, referring to the rootsy-soulful Eric Clapton hit produced by Babyface.

Biden impeachment inquiry’s fate uncertain as Hunter Biden testifies

Politics By Erica Brown, Daniel Klaidman February 28, 2024 / 6:00 AM EST / CBS News Prosecutors: FBI informant lied about Bidens Former FBI informant lied about Bidens’ ties to Ukraine energy company, prosecutors say 02:26 More than a year after House Republicans initially launched an investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings, they are ready to interview the man who is central to their impeachment inquiry into President Biden — his son, Hunter Biden . Hunter Biden is testifying in a closed-door deposition Wednesday before GOP-led congressional committees as the fate of their inquiry remains uncertain. A source familiar with Hunter Biden’s plans tells CBS News that the president’s son will reiterate in his testimony that his father had no role in his business ventures. The Republican-led effort has produced dozens of hours of witness testimony, scores of subpoenas and requests for records, and gathered more than 100,000 pages of documents since the inquiry began last year, according to a House Oversight Committee source. Democrats said this week they have yet to see evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden.  “In order to impeach a

Hunter Biden testifies to Congress about business dealings

Politics By Caitlin Yilek Updated on: February 28, 2024 / 7:57 AM EST / CBS News Prosecutors: FBI informant lied about Bidens Former FBI informant lied about Bidens’ ties to Ukraine energy company, prosecutors say 02:26 Washington — Hunter Biden is testifying Wednesday in a deposition before two House committees after Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into President Biden suffered an embarrassing setback — a key witness was recently charged with lying about the first family’s business dealings.  Republicans on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees have long sought Hunter Biden’s testimony, moving last month toward holding him in contempt of Congress . They argued that Hunter Biden’s testimony was a “critical component” of their impeachment inquiry, which has centered around allegations that the president profited off of his family members’ foreign business dealings while he was vice president.  But the inquiry has yet to uncover any evidence of impeachable offenses and was dealt a blow when the Trump-appointed special counsel investigating Hunter Biden charged a one-time FBI informant for allegedly lying about the president and his son accepting $5 million bribes from a Ukrainian energy company.