Bette Midler addresses backlash after comments about abortion access criticized as anti-trans

Bette Midler defended herself against online backlash Tuesday after a tweet posted over the weekend sparked criticism on social media, with thousands of users calling her comments anti-transgender and exclusionary. Midler, who has lent her voice to LGBTQ+ activism in the past and been described as an ally to the community, was met with disappointment … Read more

How to help victims of the deadly mass shooting in Highland Park

CBS News Chicago Live CHICAGO (CBS) — Several GoFundMe pages, community projects, and other events have been organized to help the victims and their families after Monday’s mass shooting at the July 4th parade in Highland Park. If you want to help, you can donate to one of the fundraisers below, or sign up for various … Read more

Highland Park parade shooting suspect confessed and

“How did we survive?” Survivors detail escaping the Highland Park parade shooting 03:24 The man charged with killing seven people at a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois, traveled to Wisconsin after the shooting and “seriously contemplated” another attack, police said Wednesday. Authorities also said 21-year-old Robert “Bobby” Crimo III has admitted to the killings … Read more

New York City increases lifeguards’ pay to more than $19 an hour amid shortage

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that the city has reached a deal with the lifeguard union to raise starting wages for lifeguards to $19.46 per hour. They will also develop a training program to fully staff the city’s 17 mini pools. When the city’s pools opened last week, … Read more

WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Officials To Provide Update On July 4 Parkway Shooting That Injured 2 Officers

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials will provide an update on the July 4 shooting at the Parkway that injured two police officers on Wednesday afternoon at City Hall. The briefing will take place at approximately 1:30 p.m. and be streamed on CBS News Philly above. What: Mayor Jim Kenney and … Read more