UPS driver in Orange County shot dead behind wheel of parked van

A gunman who reportedly drove up alongside a parked UPS truck in Orange County and fired several rounds at the driver, killing him Thursday has been taken into custody, authorities announced. Officers with the Irvine Police Department responded to calls of the deadly shooting at Chrysler and Bendix streets in what appears to be the Goodyear Business Park at around 3 p.m.  Authorities say the preliminary investigation revealed the shooting suspect, described as a white male, wearing a dark-colored shirt and hat, as well as a face mask, drove up to the parked UPS van, fired at the driver as he was sitting behind the wheel and fled the area without ever getting out of the vehicle.   When first responders arrived, the driver was still behind the wheel, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pulled from the vehicle while police attempted life saving measures. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries on the sidewalk.   Irvine police detectives on the scene of a deadly shooting of a UPS driver on May 16, 2024. (OnScene TV) Irvine police detectives on the scene of a deadly shooting of

Family devastated after vandals destroy gravesites at San Bernardino cemetery

Family members were horrified after discovering the gravesites of their loved ones were destroyed by vandals in San Bernardino. The Medrano sisters have visited Pioneer Memorial Cemetery for over 30 years to visit their father, who died of cancer. During a visit on May 11, they were devastated when they realized someone had destroyed their father’s gravesite. “I come over here and the first thing I notice is where I put my dad’s roses,” said victim Andrea Tovar. “I’m reading the headstone, usually he’s the first one. When I came to the headstone, I noticed that my dad wasn’t even here and there was a hole dug out.” Their father’s ashes had been scattered across the ground and his urn was found shattered into pieces. The sisters discovered ashes from other destroyed gravesites had been mixed together and dispersed around the cemetery.  “The worst part is not knowing who is who,” Tovar said. “I’m standing there and there’s a pile of ashes here, a pile of ashes there and there’s no way of ever knowing which one is my dad and which one isn’t.” Gravesites

U.S. announces effort to expedite cases of migrants who cross border illegally

By Camilo Montoya-Galvez May 16, 2024 / 9:32 PM EDT / CBS News White House announces new asylum regulation U.S. empowers asylum officials to reject migrants earlier in process 04:24 The Biden administration on Thursday announced an effort to shorten the time it takes for U.S. immigration judges to decide the asylum cases of certain migrants who enter the country illegally along the border with Mexico. Migrant adults released by federal border officials after crossing into the U.S. unlawfully will be eligible to be placed in the program, under a joint initiative between the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, which oversees the nation’s immigration courts. The effort’s objective, senior U.S. officials said, is to speed up the process of granting asylum to migrants with legitimate cases, and rejecting weak cases. Federal officials under Republican and Democratic administrations have said the current years-long timeframe to decide asylum cases serves as a “pull factor” that attracts migration by economic migrants, who don’t qualify for humanitarian protection, but who often use the asylum system to work in the U.S. Over the past years, the backlog

Prep baseball: North Hollywood’s Enoch Yi throws no-hitter in Division I opener

The City Section Division I baseball playoffs began Thursday, and Enoch Yi came away with a no-hitter in North Hollywood’s 4-0 win over Wilson. He struck out 10. In another opener, top-seeded Garfield defeated South Gate 13-1. Marshall upset No. 3-seeded Venice 8-3. Chatsworth 10, Kennedy 0: Freshman Masen Ruiz threw five shutout innings and Francisco Nava had two hits and three RBIs for Chatsworth. Roosevelt 9, Hamilton 3: Daniel Ramirez struck out nine and Fernando Parra finished with three hits and two RBIs for Roosevelt. South East 6, Palisades 2: South East scored three runs in the first inning and never let up in its opening playoff win. Nate Munoz, Jayden Cortez and Ivan Lopez each had two hits for South Gate. Alex Peña pitched a complete game five-hitter with five strikeouts. Banning 5, San Fernando 4: The Pilots pulled out the victory despite Alex Torres going four for four for San Fernando. Verdugo Hills 8, LACES 3: Cooper Savage struck out eight in six innings for the Dons. Quarterfinal matchups: North Hollywood at Garfield; Roosevelt at Chatsworth; Marshall at South East; Banning at

After Assembly issues apology for California’s role in slavery, some reparations bills die in Senate

SACRAMENTO —  The California Assembly on Thursday voted to issue an official apology for the state’s role in slavery and the systemic racism that ensued, but other bills meant to offer reparations died shortly afterward in the Senate. The apology is in a bill authored by Assemblymember Reggie Jones Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) that accepts responsibility for “all of the harms and atrocities committed by the state” and is part of a hard-fought legislative package for reparations for descendants of African Americans who were enslaved. “Not only is the apology letter important, it’s what we do after — it’s whether or not we go ahead and fulfill the dream of what my ancestors wanted, which is to fully make us part of the American dream,” Jones-Sawyer said on the Assembly floor, receiving hugs and applause after the passage of AB 3089. The bill now moves to the Senate. Less than an hour later, other reparations-related bills died in a key fiscal committee as the state grapples with a massive budget deficit. Two bills by Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) were held back by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The

Dodgers pitcher Emmet Sheehan has season-ending Tommy John surgery

The epidemic of major elbow injuries that has marred baseball for several years revisited the Dodgers this week, the team announcing that 24-year-old right-hander Emmet Sheehan underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. Sheehan, who showed promise by going 4-1 with a 4.92 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 60 ⅓ innings over 13 games — 11 of them starts — last season, is the first Dodgers pitcher to undergo the ligament-replacement procedure this season, but the team lost starters Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin to the surgery in 2023. Sheehan, who jumped from double A to the big leagues last season, entered spring training as the favorite to win the fifth rotation spot, but he was slowed in Arizona by what the team first called “general body soreness” and later right-shoulder soreness. Sheehan began a throwing program in April and had extended his long-toss to about 150 feet in early May, but he apparently took a turn for the worse and opted for surgery that will probably sideline him through the All-Star break of 2025. “There wasn’t a major setback,” manager Dave Roberts said before

Iain Armitage was 9 when ‘Young Sheldon’ began. Now, he’s saying goodbye to his biggest role yet

If this story began with a narrator, it would go something like this: Seven years ago, just a few weeks from making his debut as the face of “Young Sheldon,” the prequel to CBS’s blockbuster comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” Iain Armitage was a spirited, baby-faced 9-year-old dangling upside down on a pair of gymnastic rings at a park in Studio City during a break from his very grown-up gig. That’s how this reporter first met Armitage. He was a kid who skipped and hopped across the park pavement and carefully set up a deck of cards to finesse a magic trick. But even at this tender age, he already had a list of credits that included HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” where he played the son of Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley) who sets off some mommy tension after he’s accused of bullying a classmate, as well as the Brie Larson-led family drama “The Glass Castle” (2017) and the Netflix movie “Our Souls at Night” (2017). But Armitage’s career-making turn in “Young Sheldon,” the coming-of-age sitcom focused on the childhood of Sheldon Cooper, the egotistical and

‘The Big Cigar’ dramatizes Black Panther Huey P. Newton’s Hollywood ties and escape to Cuba

André Holland is the best reason to watch “The Big Cigar,” a messy, overstuffed fact-ish miniseries, premiering Friday on Apple TV+, mainly but only partly about the relationship of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton, played by Holland, and Hollywood producer Bert Schneider (Alessandro Nivola). It’s based on a 2012 Playboy magazine article by Joshuah Bearman, whose earlier reporting provided the basis for Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” in which the CIA mounts a phony film to smuggle embassy workers out of Iran. “The Big Cigar” also — if nominally — involves a phony movie, created as cover to get Newton, on the run from the authorities, out of the country to Cuba. Hollywood loves the chance to replicate a success, and “Cigar” was originally, and quickly, optioned as a movie, to be scripted by Jim Hecht (co-creator of “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”). As sometimes happens with undeveloped films nowadays, it has emerged a dozen years later as a miniseries, with Hecht still attached, Janine Sherman Barrois (“The Kings of Napa”) as showrunner and Don Cheadle directing its first two episodes. The

UC Irvine to Resume In-Person Classes Friday After Encampment Clearing

Classes were held remotely Thursday at UC Irvine following a tense day that saw hundreds of law enforcement officers descend on the campus to break up a pro-Palestinian encampment and occupation of a lecture hall in what Chancellor Howard Gillman called “a sad day for our university.” But in-person instruction was scheduled to resume Friday, and university officials said “all employees should return to work as normal.” A total of 47 people, including two who identified themselves as UCI faculty members, were arrested during the Wednesday afternoon operation, during which officers and deputies from more than a half-dozen agencies cleared a Gaza Solidarity Encampment, more than two weeks after it was established. Of those arrested, 19 were not affiliated with the university, two were employees and 26 were students, according to UCI. The encampment had been largely peaceful since it was established, but around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, protesters surrounded the Physical Sciences Lecture Hall, prompting campus police to request aid from Orange County sheriff’s deputies and Irvine police, among other neighboring agencies, said Tom Vasich, a university spokesman. The people arrested during the operation were

Man Shot to Death in Irvine; Possible Suspect Arrested After Standoff

A United Parcel Service driver was fatally shot Thursday in Irvine, and a possible suspect was arrested hours later following a brief standoff with SWAT officers in an unincorporated area near Orange. The shooting occurred about 3 p.m. Thursday at Chrysler and Bendix, according to Kyle Oldoerp of the Irvine Police Department. The victim was shot multiple times. There was no immediate word on what may have prompted the shooting. Several hours later, police caught up to a silver pickup at Santiago Canyon Road near Chapman Avenue that investigators believed was connected to the shooting, Oldoerp said. Video from the scene around 6 p.m. showed the pickup pinned by a pair of armored SWAT vehicles, with additional officers stationed on a hillside above the standoff. At about 6:15 p.m., officers were seen firing what appeared to be tear gas into the cab of the truck, and a short time later, a police canine was deployed, engaging a man in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle. After a short struggle, officers moved in and pulled the man from the vehicle and took him into custody.

Hyundai, LAPD to host event for vehicle owners to receive crucial software update

The Los Angeles Police Department and Hyundai are partnering to host a free anti-theft event this weekend so drivers can receive an important software update to help prevent vehicle thefts. The software update is needed for select trim levels of all Hyundai models from 2011 to 2021. A Hyundai anti-theft safety update event is shown in this undated promotional image. (Hyundai) Hyundai and Kia vehicles became the targets of thieves following a viral social media trend in which step-by-step instructions were provided to demonstrate how to steal them. The “Kia Challenge” showed viewers how to “bypass the vehicles’ security features, dismantle their steering columns and create direct access to their ignitions,” Hyundai said. The videos challenged others to recreate and share proof of the thefts. Thefts were so rampant that some Hyundai and Kia drivers were dropped from their auto insurance providers. Vehicles susceptible to the thefts are Hyundai vehicles without push-button ignitions and “immobilizing anti-theft devices.” Hyundai estimates about 4 million vehicles, primarily base trim models, were vulnerable to these thefts. Both automakers have rolled out security updates and have urged owners to take

Orange County mother charged with punching infant son, leaving him with 16 broken bones

An Orange County mother was charged with beating her 5-week-old son, leaving him with 16 broken bones and a fractured skull. The mother was identified as Mirian Jimenez-Olivera, 34, of Santa Ana, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Jimenez-Olivera is accused of beating her son, Esteban, when he wouldn’t stop crying. She allegedly punched the infant repeatedly, leaving him with 16 broken bones including a skull fracture, a fractured knee, a fractured elbow, broken ribs and a fractured arm. On May 13, the baby was brought to Children’s Hospital of Orange County when he wasn’t moving his left arm. That’s when doctors discovered the baby’s numerous injuries. The mother is accused of assaulting her baby since he was two weeks old, the DA’s office said. Whenever he would cry, she allegedly punched him in the ribs, shoulder and arms while also roughly pulling his leg whenever she changed him. Jimenez-Olivera was arrested and charged with 11 felony counts of child abuse. She faces up to 42 years in prison if convicted on all counts. The baby’s father, Edgar Busto-Rodriguez, 35, is accused of

Morehouse College prepares for Biden’s commencement address

May 16, 2024 / 9:10 PM EDT / CBS/AP Morehouse prepares for commencement disruptions Morehouse College prepares for possible disruptions ahead of Biden’s commencement address 02:55 When he gives the commencement address at Morehouse College, President Biden will have his most direct engagement with college students since the start of the Israel-Hamas war at a center of Black politics and culture. Morehouse is located in Atlanta, the largest city in the swing state of Georgia, which Biden flipped from then-President Donald Trump four years ago. Biden’s speech Sunday will come as the Democrat tries to make inroads with a key and symbolic constituency — young Black men — and repair the diverse coalition that elected him to the White House. The announcement of the speech last month triggered peaceful protests and calls for the college administration to cancel over Mr. Biden’s handling of the war between Israel and Hamas. Some students at Morehouse and other historically Black campuses in Atlanta say they vociferously oppose Mr. Biden and the decision to have him speak, mirroring the tension Biden faces in many communities of color and with

5/16: The Daily Report with John Dickerson

5/16: The Daily Report with John Dickerson – CBS News Watch CBS News John Dickerson reports on the status of a temporary pier designed to provide critical aid to Gaza, the sharp cross-examination of former President Donald Trump’s ex-fixer Michael Cohen, and how used police firearms can wind up in the hands of criminals. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

California bill to scrutinize new electric charge dies in Assembly committee

The Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday killed a highly watched bill that would have required legislators to study and review a controversial new electric charge recently approved by the Newsom administration. The committee members didn’t discuss their concerns about the bill known as AB 1999 or why they decided to stop the bill from proceeding. In a roll call, two Democratic committee members — Timothy Grayson of Concord and Gail Pellerin of Santa Cruz — voted for the bill. The rest of the 15-member committee withheld their votes. Some legislators said this week that they had received more calls from constituents about the new $24.15 a month electric charge and AB 1999 than any other subject. The state Public Utilities Commission, which is led by Newsom appointees, approved the charge last week. In return for paying the new fee, consumers will get a lower rate for each kilowatt hour of power they use. The Newsom administration says the new billing structure is needed to encourage more people to buy electric cars and replace gas appliances in their homes, which would reduce the use of planet-warming

Apple agrees to $35 million settlement with some iPhone 7 users

By Rishikesh Rajagopalan Edited By Jordan Freiman Updated on: May 16, 2024 / 8:58 PM EDT / CBS News 5/16: CBS Morning News 5/16: CBS Morning News 20:34 The deadline is approaching to register to receive a piece of Apple’s $35 million settlement with iPhone 7 or 7 Plus users who experienced audio issues with their device’s microphone. Those eligible to make a claim can be awarded $50 to $349 from the tech giant. The settlement is restricted to United States residents who owned one of those phone models between September 16, 2016 and January 3, 2023, and reported a covered audio issue to Apple or paid the company for repairs. The deadline to submit a claim is June 3 via the settlement website. Those who paid for repairs can receive a maximum of $349, while people who reported the issue but didn’t pay for repairs can receive up to $125. The minimum payout for eligible claimants is $50. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2019 by plaintiffs Joseph Casillas and De’Jhontai Banks, who both purchased iPhone 7’s in 2017 and claimed they began experiencing

Orange County mother accused of beating infant son, leaving him with 16 broken bones

An Orange County mother was charged with beating her 5-week-old son, leaving him with 16 broken bones and a fractured skull. The mother was identified as Mirian Jimenez-Olivera, 34, of Santa Ana, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Jimenez-Olivera is accused of beating her son, Esteban, when he wouldn’t stop crying. She allegedly punched the infant repeatedly, leaving him with 16 broken bones including a skull fracture, a fractured knee, a fractured elbow, broken ribs and a fractured arm. On May 13, the baby was brought to Children’s Hospital of Orange County when he wasn’t moving his left arm. That’s when doctors discovered the baby’s numerous injuries. The mother is accused of assaulting her baby since he was two weeks old, the DA’s office said. Whenever he would cry, she allegedly punched him in the ribs, shoulder and arms while also roughly pulling his leg whenever she changed him. Jimenez-Olivera was arrested and charged with 11 felony counts of child abuse. She faces up to 42 years in prison if convicted on all counts. The baby’s father, Edgar Busto-Rodriguez, 35, is accused of

Woman gets justice 20 years after sexual assaults by brother in Southern California

More than 20 years after she was sexually assaulted multiple times by her brother, a woman in Ventura County is getting justice, authorities announced Thursday.   Stephen Delacruz, 37, a resident of San Diego, pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including three counts of forcible rape, three counts of forcible oral copulation and two counts of digital penetration and admitted the special allegation that his victim was under the age of 18, a news release from the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office stated.   The violent assaults occurred in 2001 and 2002, when Delacruz was 14 and 15 years old and his sister, Samantha, was 8 years old.   “Delacruz isolated the victim in their Oxnard house and threatened to kill her if she ever disclosed the crimes, often displaying a knife prior to the sexual assaults,” prosecutors said.   In 2019, Samantha reported the rapes to authorities at the Oxnard Police Department.   Prosecutors in the district attorney’s office worked to get the case moved from the juvenile court system to the adult court system, arguing the crimes involved considerable “sophistication and planning and were

Breaking down the Supreme Court’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ruling

Breaking down the Supreme Court’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ruling – CBS News Watch CBS News The Supreme Court rejected an effort Thursday to undermine the power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency was created after the 2008 financial crisis to protect consumers from unfair practices. CBS News legal contributor Jessica Levinson joins to unpack the case. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

What does the Dow’s 40,000-point milestone say about the economy?

What does the Dow’s 40,000-point milestone say about the economy? – CBS News Watch CBS News The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 40,000 points for the first time Thursday. Well-known brands like Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and United Health fueled the latest milestone. CBS News contributor J.D. Durkin joins to discuss what the record mark suggests about the economy. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On

Kevin Spacey gets support from Liam Neeson and others after fresh assault allegations

Sharon Stone, Liam Neeson and Stephen Fry are all voicing support for disgraced actor Kevin Spacey following a new documentary out of the U.K. containing fresh sexual assault allegations. The “House of Cards” star disappeared from the public eye nearly seven years ago after he was accused of assaulting and harassing a number of young men. A variety of allegations from the United States and United Kingdom have been dropped or dismissed, or resulted in the actor’s acquittal, but “Spacey Unmasked” aims to revitalize the controversy with new allegations of inappropriate behavior from 10 men in Britain. Spacey has denied the new allegations, but some of his peers were so outraged by the documentary that they spoke publicly to the Telegraph to offer their support for the actor. “I can’t wait to see Kevin back at work,” Sharon Stone told the outlet. “He is a genius. He is so elegant and fun, generous to a fault and knows more about our craft than most of us ever will.” Liam Neeson also reached out in alliance with Spacey, saying that “Kevin is a good man and