National Videos

Highlights of this day in history: The Alamo falls; The Dred Scott decision brings America closer to Civil War; Renaissance artist Michelangelo born; Walter Cronkite leaves 'The CBS Evening News'; Ed McMahon and Rob Reiner born. (March 6)

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday lifted coronavirus-related capacity restrictions at gyms, restaurants and other businesses and said he'll allow Major League Baseball to hold spring training games. (March 5)

After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopened Friday, returning film titles to marquees that had nearly a year read messages like "Wear a mask." Cinemas will now operating at only 25% capacity. (March 5)

Here's the latest for Friday March 5th: Minimum wage hike falls short as Senate debates virus bill; Mass vaccine sites in Atlanta, Cleveland; Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on historic visit; Spacewalkers finish solar panel prep.

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has performed its first drive on Mars. The space agency on Friday showed images of the rover's wheel tracks on the surface of the Red Planet. (March 5)

New unemployment numbers are a potential sign of recovery, but the U.S. "still has a long way to go" says Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Professor Phillip Braun. (March 5)

President Joe Biden convenes a White House round table, aiming to strike a "conversation" with people who would benefit from his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. "People in the country are hurting right now," Biden said. (March 5)

A Rochester police officer has been placed on administrative duty after using pepper spray on a woman suspected of shoplifting who tried to escape with her 3-year-old child in her arms, authorities said Friday. (March 5)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to criticism from former President Donald Trump over the administration's immigration policies, insisting the White House doesn't take counsel from Trump, whose policies she called "inhumane." (March 5)

President Joe Biden said Friday that despite the stronger than expected numbers, the latest government jobs report proves that his virus stimulus bill, the American Rescue Plan, is "urgently needed" to get the economy "back on track." (March 5)

U.S. Astronaut Kate Rubins floats out of the International Space Station with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi to install support frames for new solar panel. (March 5)

An unoccupied outdoor dining structure and a newsstand in Manhattan were destroyed Friday morning after a van and sedan collided and plowed into them, police said. At least seven people were injured.

The Senate steered toward a voting marathon on Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Friday after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced by a Republican foe of President Joe Biden's top legislative priority. (March 5)

Free mass testing and adherence to coronavirus protocols in Detroit have helped reverse rampant cases and deaths during the early days of the outbreak as the city throttles up drive-thru vaccinations (March 7)

Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution. (March 5)

Glenn Close and Dr Anthony Fauci honored by amfAR’s Award of Courage; Phish guitarist to found substance abuse treatment center; BTS named 2020 Recording Artist of the year. (March 5)

Here's the latest for Friday March 5th: Reports say Cuomo aides changed reports on COVID nursing home deaths; Senate debates COVID relief bill; Capitol acting police chief wants National Guard to stay; Dallas police officer arrested on two murder counts.

Demonstrators in Mandalay, Myanmar on Friday defied the military rulers who ousted the country's elected government. Protesters called for a strong international response, after a military crackdown on protests killed 38 people this week. (March 5)