Politics

Gov. Hogan Announces Investigation Of Marilyn Mosby's Office, Threatens Hold On Funding Amid Crime WaveCiting a wave of violent crime in Baltimore City, Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced a review of state funds provided to Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, emergency legislation to toughen criminal sentences and funding for community security.
Mosby Bashes Hogan After Governor Calls For Review Of Funds Allocated To State's Attorney's OfficeBaltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby bashed Gov. Larry Hogan hours after the governor criticized her office's efforts to combat violent crime in the city and threatened to block state funding to the state's attorney's office.
Trump Backs Cox's Bid For GOP Nomination In Maryland Governor's RaceFormer president Donald Trump has endorsed Maryland Del. Daniel Cox's bid for the Republican nomination for governor.
OIG Report: Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins Violated Charter When She Moved Outside Her DistrictBaltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, a Democrat representing District 6, violated the county charter earlier this year when she moved to a house in a neighboring councilmanic district, according to a new report by the Baltimore County Office of the Inspector General.
Maryland State Bar Association To Interview Maryland Gubernatorial Candidates, Host DebatesThe interviews will give voters an opportunity to hear the candidate's positions on pressing social issues nearly a year out from the election.
Maryland Joins Federal Program Pledging To Reduce State Government's Greenhouse Gases By 50%Maryland has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from state government operations by at least 50% within 10 years, Gov. Larry Hogan said.

Business

Hogan, Officials Will Break Ground On Howard Street Tunnel Project On MondayGov. Larry Hogan and officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation, freight train operator CSX and the Federal Railroad Administration on Monday will break ground for the Howard Street Tunnel Expansion Project.
More Than 31K Passengers Flew Out Of BWI On Wednesday, Marking New Pandemic High PointMore than 31,000 people flew out of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, marking a new high point for departing passenger traffic since the start of the pandemic, an airport official said.
Baltimore County Police Stepping Up Patrol During Holiday Shopping Season Amid Recent Spike In CrimeWith crime up, Baltimore County Police are stepping up patrols as we head into the holiday season.
Dollar Tree Hikes Prices 25%. Most Items Will Cost $1.25Dollar Tree said in a quarterly earnings release Tuesday that its decision to raise prices to $1.25 permanently, however, was "not a reaction to short-term or transitory market conditions."
Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?The supply chain is the series of steps that brings a product to a customer, but bottlenecks across the entire network are creating shortages, delays and higher prices.
How To Find Lower Prices And Avoid Empty Shelves During The Holiday Shopping RushSeventeen percent of shoppers said they planned to shop at different retailers if prices continued to rise, according to a survey of more than 14,000 shoppers conducted online in September by consumer research firm Numerator.

CBS National News

11/27: CBS Saturday MorningNew coronavirus variant could be more dangerous than Delta variant; Meet the team behind Pig Beach BBQ
Fauci says he "would not be surprised" if new COVID variant is in U.S."When you have a virus like this, it almost invariably is ultimately going to go essentially all over," Fauci said.
Made in America: Small Business SaturdayToday is " Small Business Saturday” — a day when consumers are encouraged to do holiday shopping at small, locally-owned stores and businesses. In a shopping season when so many items are stuck at sea, holiday gifts that were manufactured in the United States can still be found. Michelle Miller has the details.
Remembering musical theater legend Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim, one of the theater's most influential composers and songwriters, whose career dated back to the 1950s, has died at the age of 91. Sondheim reshaped the American stage, winning eight Tony Awards, eight Grammys and an Oscar. Jamie Wax details his life and legacy.
President Biden bans travel from South Africa and seven other nationsPresident Biden announced Friday that he is restricting travel from eight countries in southern Africa over concerns about Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant circulating in the region. The restrictions start on Monday and apply to non-U.S. residents. Weijia Jiang reports.
Eye Opener: New COVID variant discovered in South Africa The World Health Organization raises concern over Omicron, a new coronavirus strain. Also, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia and a group of Ukrainians of planning a coup. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.

CBS World News

U.K. tightens COVID rules after 2 cases of new variant reported in BritainThe health secretary said the two people are self-isolating alongside their households while contact tracing and targeted testing takes place.
New coronavirus variant could be more dangerous than Delta variantThe world is racing to contain and understand a fast-spreading and potentially more dangerous variant of the coronavirus. On Friday, a World Health Organization panel named the variant Omicron, after it was first detected in South Africa. It has already been found in Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong. The news prompted a wave of new international travel restrictions, including in the United States. Debora Patta reports.
Eye Opener: New COVID variant discovered in South Africa The World Health Organization raises concern over Omicron, a new coronavirus strain. Also, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia and a group of Ukrainians of planning a coup. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.
World scurries to contain new COVID "variant of concern"A host of countries are imposing restrictions on southern African countries in response to warnings over the transmissibility of the new variant.
Egypt to reopen ancient parade route, the "Avenue of Sphinxes"The 1.7-mile-long "Path of God," lined with more than 1,000 sphinx and ram statues, spent centuries buried by the sands of time. It was reopened with all due pomp and ceremony.
World Health Organization calls new COVID strain a "variant of concern"The U.S. moved to ban travelers from eight African countries in the wake of the announcement.