The year in review: Top news stories of 2022 month-by-month

The year in review: Top news stories of 2022 month-by-month

By Jane Pauley, David Morgan

January 1, 2023 / 09:16 / CBS News

The main titles of 2022 month by month

Top headlines of 2022 month by month 02:56

“Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley reflects on the key events of a dramatic year.

M74 shines brightly in this combined optical/mid-infrared image, featuring data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. NASA/ESA January

The James Webb Space Telescope has entered orbit. Since then, the telescope has produced a series of stunning images of deep space.

A Ukrainian serviceman points the direction of the incoming shelling next to a building that was hit by a large-caliber mortar shell in the frontline village of Krymske, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine , Saturday, February 19, 2022. Vadim Ghirda / AP February

Russia invaded Ukraine, sparking a bloody conflict that is now in its tenth month.


Researchers have discovered the wreckage of the Endurance, the ship of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated trans-Antarctic expedition that began in 1914.

Explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship found 01:28 April

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed as Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Flowers, candles and signs are laid at a memorial for the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting, three days after a gunman killed nineteen children and two teachers, in Uvalde, Texas, May 27, 2022. Reuters/Marco Bello May

A gunman in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. It is the third deadliest school shooting in US history.

An abortion rights protester dressed as a servant from Margaret Atwood’s ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’ stands outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 24, 2022. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images June

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively criminalizing abortion in much of the country.

Abortion After Roe vs. Wade: An America Even More Divided 05:25 July

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been assassinated just two days before the country’s legislative elections.

Some of the classified documents found at Trump’s residence in Florida. Ministry of Justice August

The FBI conducted a search of Mar-a-Lago, the home of former President Donald Trump, and found classified documents, including documents labeled “top secret”.

Queen Elizabeth II through the years 76 September photos

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has died in Scotland, aged 96. His son Charles succeeded him as king.

CBS News October

Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, bringing the social media giant a brash leadership style – along with thousands of layoffs.


A projected “red wave” crumbled, as Republicans won a slim majority in the House and Democrats took control of the US Senate.

Why the predicted “red wave” fizzled 06:06 December

A suspect has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of four University of Idaho students; and WNBA star Brittney Griner returned home after a prisoner exchange with Russia. She said she would return to the field this season.

Story produced by Robert Marston. Publisher: Chad Cardin.

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First published on January 1, 2023 / 09:16

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