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    • April 12, 2007
      April 12, 2007
      Season 44 - Episode 221
      4/12/07
      10
    • 9/11: How the president's ISIS plan will be carried out; We're engaged in a major counterterrorism operation
      The U.S. military has begun a new campaign targeting all ISIS forces across northern and western Iraq, gearing up for more aggressive attacks on ISIS as the military carries out the plan laid out by President Obama in his speech Wednesday; and, Secretary of State John Kerry stresses that while the U.S. is not at "war" with ISIS, it is engaged in a heightened level of counter terrorist activity.moreless
    • May 3, 1965
      May 3, 1965
      Season 2 - Episode 171
      5/3/65
      10
    • 04/16: Pope transforms lives of 12 Syrian refugees; CBS News reporter shares family miracle story
      Pope Francis has opened more than his heart to refugees trapped in Greece; CBS News' Marlie Hall shares a story about her father Edward, who while in retirement in Haiti, fell into a coma before miraculously surviving it.
    • 6/30: CBS Evening News
      6/30: CBS Evening News
      Season 2017 - Episode 0630
      6/30/17
      10
      Gunman opens fire in New York City hospital; Neighbor subs in to help soldier's son with yardwork
    • 10/2: Dallas quarantines contacts of Ebola patient; Nation prepares to open memorial for wounded vets
      The family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the man being treated for Ebola, is quarantined in their Dallas apartment as officials try to prevent an outbreak. State health officials say that none of the estimated 100 people who were in direct or indirect contact with Duncan have shown any symptoms. But residents remain skeptical; and, Dennis Joyner lost three limbs to a booby-trap in Vietnam. Now, as the nation prepares to open a national memorial honoring America’s wounded in war, he and other vets hope that people don't forget the consequences of war.moreless
    • 8/22: Wildfire rages near Yosemite National Park; 14-million-year-old whale fossil discovered on shore of Potomac
      A fire outside Yosemite National Park has tripled in less than a day and has forced the closure of one of the main roads into the park during one of the busiest time for visitors; and a man discovered a skull of a whale that lived 14 million years ago.
    • May 4, 2008
      May 4, 2008
      Season 45 - Episode 243
      5/4/08
      8.0
      Rated: TV-G Major topics:
    • 3/13: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is now Pope Francis, Thousands flock to see the new pope
      It took the cardinals of the Catholic church 24 hours to make history by selecting the first non-European to lead the church; Also, worldwide reactions to the new pope; And, military sex abuse case and military law under review after overturned court marshal.
    • 7/04: America celebrates Independence Day in blanket of security: Be My Eyes app brings new meaning to iPhone
      The signs are plain to see that this Fourth of July is marked by a heightened concern about a terror attack; Thanks to one visually impaired man, a tap of the finger is all it takes to get the blind some help they need.
    • 8/23: CBS Evening News
      8/23: CBS Evening News
      Season 2018 - Episode 0823
      8/23/18
      7.5
      Hurricane Lane brings more than a foot of rain to Hawaii's Big Island; Blind veteran makes daring journey from California to Hawaii
    • 11/28: Ray Rice wins appeal to overturn suspension; A small Pennsylvania town demands their Christmas tree be taken down
      Ray Rice, the NFL running back who was caught on video hitting his fiancé, won his appeal; in Reading, Penn., residents say Charlie Brown had a better Christmas tree than they do.
    • 2/9: Alabama judge calls gay marriage ruling an aberration; Sam Smith scores big at Grammys
      Alabama counties were supposed to be able to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses Monday, but a message from the state's chief justice has confused matters. Chip Reid spoke with judge Roy Moore who insists gay-marriage is a violation of Alabama law; Sam Smith walked away with an armful of Grammy awards on Sunday night. While Smith stole the show, Bob Dylan also turned heads for what he said about his critics. Anthony Mason brings us the top moments from the 2015 Grammy Awards.moreless
    • 8/8: Donald Trump defends comments about Megyn Kelly; program helps young African-American pilots earn their wings
      Donald Trump was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the influential conservative RedState Gathering. However, after his comment about Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly, he was disinvited from the event. Julianna Goldman reports; The Tuskegee Next summer program teaches teenage African-Americans to fly. The program is named for the Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary World War II group of African-American fighter pilots. Adriana Diaz is with the latest class earning its wings.moreless
    • 2/21: Shooting rampage in Michigan leaves six dead; Rescuers recount life-saving actions after chopper crash
      An Uber driver is in custody after he allegedly opened fire at three separate locations near Kalamazoo, Michigan, Saturday night; a sight-seeing helicopter crash caught on camera in Hawaii could have had a tragic outcome, if not for the actions of a group of tourists
    • 11/23: After heavy snow, Buffalo braces for flooding; Cinder the bear cub gets a second chance
      After a week of heavy snow fall in Buffalo, officials warn residents to prepare for impending floods caused by soaring temperatures; and, among the bears heading to hibernation this winter is a little cub named “Cinder.” She was wounded in a wildfire but has made a remarkable recovery and has reached a huge milestone.moreless
    • 12.08.10
      12.08.10
      Season 2010 - Episode 12.08.10
      12/8/10
      0.0
      Wednesday: An FBI sting has stopped another suspected homegrown terror plot in suburban Baltimore; Plus, President Obama struggles to convince Democratic leaders to endorse the tax cut deal; Also, a look back on Elizabeth Edwards' final days.
    • 04.04.12
      04.04.12
      Season 2012 - Episode 20120404
      0.0
      A new report says one-third of medical spending is wasted on unnecessary procedures. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the overuse and misuse of health care; Also, the FDA is alerting healthcare professionals that 120 vials of fake Altuzan - a cancer fighting drug - have entered the U.S.; And, no one was killed by the massive Texas storm that brought as many as 13 tornadoes to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Jeff Glor speaks with some of the grateful survivors.moreless
    • 12.11.10
      12.11.10
      Season 2010 - Episode 12.11.10
      12/11/10
      0.0
      Saturday: Bernie Madoff's son Mark is found dead of an apparent suicide; Also, in a CBS News exclusive, Anthony Mason talks to former Madoff employees who are unable to find jobs; And, the first fully electric car is delivered to a customer in San Francisco.
    • September 2, 1963
      September 2, 1963
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/2/63
      0.0
      The evening's news.
    • 4/25: Boston bomb suspects planned to go to Times Square; U.S. confirms evidence of possible nerve gas attack in Syria
      The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, told investigators he and his brother were on their way to New York's Times Square to set off more bombs; and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the U.S. intelligence community "assesses with some degree of varying confidence" that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons.moreless
    • 4/24: Brother of slain officer speaks at Boston memorial; Defying gravity: A solar flight
      Brother of murdered MIT officer, gives moving speech before massive crowd at memorial service; Also, John Blackstone and retired pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger take a look at an unusual aircraft called Solar Impulse. An airplane powered only by the sun; And, a new study finds a simple blood test of a compound made by gut bacteria serves as a very strong and independent predictor of future risk of heart attack, stroke and death.moreless
    • 4/22: Memorials one week after Boston attack; Spring floods threaten 10 states
      Acts of remembrance are taking place across the country, one week after the terror attack at the Boston Marathon. Elaine Quijano reports on the memorials and a city trying to ease back into its routines; Also, towns in the Midwest have been hit hard by Spring floods; And, law enforcement sources say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, has indicated he and his brother acted alone in the attack.moreless
    • 4/23: Bombing suspect bought fireworks before attack; Fake AP tweet: Explosion at White House
      Ten weeks before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev bought two mortar kits from a New Hampshire fireworks store; Also, the Associated Press suspended its twitter account after it was hacked Tuesday. A group called syrian electronic army claimed responsibility for sending a tweet that read: "Breaking.... Two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured"; And, team of 16 volunteer doctors provide free medical care to homeless women in Boston.moreless
    • 5/6: How did Katherine Russell become Mrs.Tamerlan Tsarnaev?; Candid Vietnam War photos rediscovered
      Those who knew Katherine Russell wonder how she went from an outgoing, daughter of a doctor in high school, to a quiet wife on welfare who converted to Islam; Also, since becoming president, Park Geun-hye has taken a hardline approach to North Korea; And, pictures taken by a battalion photographer have been salvaged from a shoe box and put on display in Portland.moreless
    • 5/5: U.S. diplomat contradicts White House on Benghazi; Educare: Putting money into education
      Eight months after the Benghazi attacks, one senior U.S. diplomat raises new questions about a possible cover-up by saying he and most others in the mission "thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go"; Also, the focus on Tamerlan's widow, 24-year-old Katherine Russell, is intensifying. A search of her laptop found Al-Qaeda's online magazine "Inspire," which offers bomb-making instructions; And, billionaire George Kaiser's foundation spends $20 million a year on early childhood education for low income families in Oklahomamoreless
    • 5/1: Feds charge 3 friends of Boston bomb suspect; Guantanamo prisoners being force fed during hunger strike
      Three college classmates of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been charged with trying to cover up his tracks after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings; Also, Gen. John Kelley believes the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay was triggered by the inmate's belief that President Obama had given up trying to close the prison; And, female troops are able to get to know Afghan women who are not allowed any contact with men outside their families.moreless
    • 4/30: Man carjacked by Boston bomb suspects speaks out; Windpipe made from stem cells help 2-year-old
      The man hijacked by the Tsarnaev brothers speaks to John Miller about what he heard while in the car with the bomber suspects; Also, Hannah Warren, 2, is finally breathing and eating on her own after receiving an artificial windpipe that was grown from stem cells; And, in the face of a growing hunger strike, President Obama said his administration will try again to close the military prison camp at Guantanamo, Cuba.moreless
    • 4/10: Bipartisan gun law deal; Dance Theater of Harlem's youngest member
      Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., struck a deal that would be the biggest change in gun control in 20 years; and, Orphaned 4/10: Bipartisan gun law deal; Dance Theater of Harlem's youngest memberat the age of 3, Michaela DePrince was later adopted by an American family. Now, at age 18, she is the youngest company member at the Dance Theater of Harlem.moreless
    • 4/9: Sandy Hook families lobby Congress; bee populations in freefall
      Tragedy has turned the families of the Sandy Hook shooting into accidental lobbyists. What they're pushing for is the same kind of sweeping gun control legislation like what Conn. passed last week; And, without bees to pollinate blossoms, one-third of the foods we eat could disappear. And, for the last eight years, bee populations have been in freefall. As Bill Whitaker reports, some believe a new pesticide is to blame.moreless
    • 4/7: S. Korea warns about potential N. Korea missile attack; Gun control debate addresses "patchwork" of state laws
      South Korea's national security adviser warned that North Korea may launch a missile in April. Despite the threats, the U.S. Embassy in South Korea has not change its security posture; Also, Guns are being illegally trafficked from other states into cities and town to commit crimes; And, With so many animals in displays becoming endangered, the St. Louis Zoo is pressured to shift its focus from exhibition to conservation.moreless
    • 4/16: Massive hunt for Boston Marathon bomber
      4/16: Massive hunt for Boston Marathon bomber
      Season 2013 - Episode 20130416
      4/16/13
      0.0
      More than 24 hours after two deadly bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, police still have no suspect and few clues. And, as Scott Pelley reports, they're asking the public for their help, and their pictures; Also, an 8-year-old was one of the 3 victims that lost their lives during the Boston Marathon attack; And, following the bombing at the Boston Marathon, eight children were taken to Boston Children's Hospital.moreless
    • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is in custody; London marathoner running for Boston
      Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev is in serious condition and under heavy guard a day after he was captured in a manhunt that shut down the city; and Tatyana McFadden competed in Boston's wheelchair marathon the day it was bombed, but plans to compete in London's marathon, "dedicating the whole weekend to the people of Boston."moreless
    • 4/14: Sources: Judge at center of DA death probe; Margaret Thatcher's critics celebrate upcoming funeral
      investigation into Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland's death leads to former justice of the peace, but he is still not considered a prime suspect; Also, to some people in Britain, Margaret Thatcher is seen as a fearless politician. To others, she's remembered foremost for policies that led to lost jobs and broken communities; And, Japan says its armed and ready in case North Korea acts on threats, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry vows to defend its allies in the event of an attack.moreless
    • 5/20: Deadly tornado strikes Okla.; Fmr. Cincinnati IRS office worker speaks out
      At least 51 people were killed in the massive tornado that hit Moore, Okla; Also, Dean Reynolds speaks to Bonnie Esrig, a retired employee of the IRS office that's accused of political targeting. She says that in her 24 years in the office under two Democratic and two Republican presidents, she never heard anyone say, "The president wants this done."moreless
    • 5/19: Surviving the Midwest twisters; How a $4.8 million winning ticket saved a family
      The intense weather is not over for people living in the middle of the country. From Oklahoma City to Minneapolis, severe weather is still a threat. One family hit hard shares their story of survival with Anna Werner; And, A winning lottery ticket worth $4.8 million saved a home from foreclosure, a gift the family claims is from their own guardian angel A multi-million dollar payout from a winning lottery ticket saved a home from foreclosure in Chicago, and the family swears it's all because of their own guardian angel. Dean Reynolds reports.moreless
    • 1/26: Nation locked in icy grip; turning veterans into teachers
      1/26/13
      0.0
      A week of arctic air has left much of the nation in an icy grip. As Terrell Brown reports, the freezing weather has made conditions treacherous across the Northeast, Midwest and South; And, the unemployment rate for veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan is a full three points higher than the national average. But a new non-profit initiative is aiming to bring that number down. Jim Axelrod reports on "Teach for America."moreless
    • Much of nation locked in icy grip
      Much of nation locked in icy grip
      Season 2013 - Episode 20130126
      1/26/13
      0.0
      A week of arctic air has left much of the nation in an icy grip. As Terrell Brown reports, the freezing weather has made conditions treacherous across the Northeast, Midwest and South.
    • 5/13: Philadelphia abortion doctor guilty of murder; Cleveland officer, dispatcher describe discovery of missing women
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell left the courthouse a convicted murderer, in a prison jumpsuit and handcuffs. Prosecutors said Gosnell delivered babies alive, then cut their spinal cords with scissors. He could learn next week if he'll get the death penalty or life in prison; also, as executive director of the Richmond, Va., Tea Party, Laurence Nordvig says he thought for two years the tea party had been singled out by the IRS for an unusual and highly political investigation; and a Cleveland police officer and a police dispatcher describe the discovery of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus inside the Cleveland horror house.moreless
    • 5/12: IRS faces backlash; Hollywood films face China's censorship
      The Internal Revenue Service is facing an unprecedented public relations disaster for targeting political groups; Then, a judge's decision to ban a Fla. Student from school surprises many; Also, Hollywood films are facing a strict and secretive censorship process
    • 5/7: Decade-long kidnapping comes to a close; Building new lives with recycled goods
      A 10-year nightmare ends for three women after one escapes from house they were imprisoned in; Then, Syria's refugees in camps on the border are putting a strain on the country of Jordan; Also, a victim of the housing crash is starting a new life out using recycled material.
    • 5/8: Freedom from the "house of horror": 10 years in captivity; U.S. diplomats describe night of Benghazi attack
      Two of the Ohio women held captive by Ariel Castro, Gina De Jesus and Amanda Barry, went home while a third, Michele Knight, is still recovering in the hospital; Also, an American who was on the ground in Libya testifies to Congress; And, after a roadside bomb paralyzed him from the chest down, Josh Himan was given a specially designed weight machine usually built for NFL players.moreless
    • 5/18: NTSB investigates train collision; teen tackles cancer diagnosis
      During rush hour in Connecticut, two commuter trains collided, sending 72 passengers to the hospital. The tracks are now closed while the NTSB investigates. And as Don Dahler reports, it's creating a travel nightmare; And, after his close friend died from pancreatic cancer, 16-year-old Jack Andraka unleashed his hyper-drive intellect on preventing more cancer deaths. And as Jim Axelrod reports, the teen created a much faster and far cheaper detection method for pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer.moreless
    • 5/17: Congress grills acting IRS commissioner: the student and the vet
      Members of Congress grilled acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller about the agency's targeting of conservative groups. Nancy Cordes reports on the four-hour barrage of bipartisan disgust; And, Steve Hartman reports on how a school assignment to interview a vet turned into a personal mission to get him long-overdue recognition.
    • 5/14: Is IRS missing a bigger tax exempt scandal?; Birding by ear: The birdwatchers who see by listening
      The Treasury Department's inspector general released a report that faults "ineffective management" at the IRS, which caused "substantial delays" for tea party groups applying for tax exempt status; Also, the Justice Department collected phone logs for 20 telephone lines used by more than 100 reporters and editors in an investigation aimed at finding who inside the government leaked classified information to reporters at the Associated Press; And, one group of birdwatchers in Dearborn, Mich., takes a different approach on how to appreciate the beauty of winged wildlife.moreless
    • 5/15: Did IRS target liberal groups for extra scrutiny?; Cicadas: Making noise and love
      Attorney General Eric Holder said IRS specialists may have violated avariety of laws when they singled out conservative groups for special scrutiny, starting in 2010; Also, Michelle Miller meets with one of the last victims still hospitalized after the Boston Bombings; And, Cicadas, after living underground on the East Coast for 17 years, are about to re-surface. They will be making plenty of noise -- and love.moreless
    • 10/17: Prison escape that defies belief; Humpback whales making sounds without vocal chords
      Two prisoners both serving life sentences for murder escaped from a Florida prison within 11 days of each other. Prison officials released them after receiving documents bearing the forged signature of a circuit judge; and marine biologist Nan Hauser has studied humpback whales extensively in the South Pacific. She explains to Scott Pelley for "60 Minutes" why the animals use a complex mix of far-reaching sounds to communicate underwater.moreless
    • 10/17: Cheney's heart device altered to prevent assassination; On the Road: Coffee for cancer patients
      In 2007, former Vice President Dick Cheney's doctor ordered the manufacturer of his implanted defibrillator to disable the wireless feature, fearing a terrorist could assassinate him by telling the device to shock his heart into cardiac arrest; and, Steve Hartman meets a man who's spent over $10,000 of his own money to buy coffee for cancer patients at Michigan hospitals.moreless
    • 10/16: Senate leaders strike deal on budget and debt ceiling; White House believes it won on almost all fronts in shutdown deal
      The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to raise the debt limit and end the government shutdown. The deal funds the government for just three months and raises the debt ceiling for four months; and, the Senate deal leaves President Barack Obama's health care law in tact, and the government's borrowing authority will be approved without policy or spending concessions from the White House.moreless
    • 10/14: Senate closing in on deal to reopen government; Thousands of cows killed in early S.D. blizzard
      Bipartisan talks came to life Monday, with Senate leaders closing in on a deal to fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling through Feb 15; and, Livestock farmers in South Dakota are suffering after a record early blizzard that dumped four feet of snow and killed tens of thousands of cattle. The government shutdown has left ranchers unable to go to the government for help.moreless
    • 10/15: GOP plan to end shutdown collapses; Medal of Honor awarded to former Army Capt. William Swenson
      A proposal introduced by House Republicans ran into problems when Tea Party members said it didn't make enough changes to President Barack Obama's health care law in exchange for reopening the government; and, Former Army Capt. William Swenson received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at the White House for his extraordinary courage during a firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan.moreless
    • 10/23: Healthcare.gov often lists wrong price information; 3-year-old making progress after implant lets him hear for first time
      A new feature on healthcare.gov allows consumers to "See plans now," but they often come with the wrong price tags; and, five months have gone by since the operation that allowed 3-year-old Grayson Clamp, born deaf, hear the voice of his father for the first time. While progress has been made, with Grayson spontaneously saying a few words, it appears he still has a lot of catching up to do.moreless
    • 10/25: For Obamacare web repairs, time is of the essence; Middle school football players execute life-changing play
      The Obama administration says healthcare.gov should be running smoothly by the end of November. But the fixes must come quickly, or the entire business model of the health care law could be thrown off; and, Steve Hartman meets the Olivet Eagles, a middle school football team who took a fledgling player under their wing and executed what may be the most successful play of all time.moreless
    • 10/24: Obamacare website contractors point fingers at White House; Ringo Starr puts out new album -- of photographs
      The two main contractors who built the inner workings of the Obamacare website told Congress the government never tested the parts together until days before the deadline; and, When the Beatles arrived in America in 1964, Ringo Starr became the band's unofficial photographer, capturing intimate moments from inside Beatlemania.
    • 10/20: Police search for those who helped prison escapees; a larger-than-life work of art
      Two Florida men released from prison on forged documents have been re-arrested. Investigators are looking for those who helped them carry out their escape. And: A work of art the size of 44 Olympic swimming pools has just been completed in Northern Ireland. Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, a Cuban-American muralist who's completed dozens of projects around the world, says this is his largest work yet.moreless
    • 10/22: Obama taps trusted aide to fix health insurance website; Capitol building beginning to show its age
      Jeffrey Zients, the man tapped to fix the Obamacare website, is the former acting director of the White House budget office. An insurance company CEO says he's concerned about enrollment numbers, while a software expert says there's "no way" the site was properly tested; and, workers will be performing a major renovation on the 150-year-old Capitol building -- its first since 1960.moreless
    • 10/21: Nevada teacher killed in school shooting is a hero: Police; Scientists discover better way to transplant hair
      A 13-year-old middle school student opened fire on campus Monday just before classes were to begin, wounding two and killing a teacher who had intervened trying to protect the students; and, researchers have found a way to multiply the cells at the base of the hair that make hair follicles. They transplanted the cells onto human skin grafted onto backs of mice, and within weeks, normal hair was growing.moreless
    • 10/07: Interrogators press captured terror leader for al Qaeda intelligence; Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks NFL expansion, HGH
      Sources say a specially trained team of CIA and FBI counterterrorism experts is questioning Abu Anas al-Libi, who was part of Osama bin Laden's inner circle in the 1990s; and, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks to Scott Pelley about whether he thinks the NFL will expand outside the United States and says he is "absolutely" determined to get human growth hormone out of the game.moreless
    • 10/08: Death benefits cut for military families; "God particle" discoverers awarded Nobel Prize
      Families of 17 servicemen and women killed since the government shutdown began have not received a $100,000 death benefit normally awarded to troops' next of kin; and, Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of the "God particle," which Higgs first theorized 50 years ago.moreless
    • 10/4: Car chase suspect not on Secret Service radar; On the Road: A debt collector's unusual philosophy
      Miriam Carey had a history of making delusional statements about President Obama and the White House but had never directly threatened the president; and as part of our continuing series, "On the Road," Steve Hartman met one man who is changing the face of debt collection. Bill Bartmann and his company CFS-2 believe that the best way to collect on someone's debt is to help them start earning again. The company provides a gamut of free services including resume help or free housing -- and they're trouncing their competition in the process.moreless
    • 10/6: U.S. special forces nab top terrorist; oldest congressional Medal of Honor recipient passes away
      A top al-Qaeda operative was captured by U.S. Special Forces in a raid at his home in the Libyan capital Tripoli; and Nicholas Oresko, the oldest surviving recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, passed away at 96. He received the medal for his service during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge.moreless
    • 10/5: Partisan gridlock keeps government shut; a mission to inspire water biking
      The government shutdown went into its 5th day as the White House and Senate Democrats buckle down on their request for the House to send them a clean funding bill. The House has passed several small targeted funding measures, which have been turned down by the Senate; and Judah Schiller went to New York to bike across the Hudson River and hopes to inspire commuters to get to work this way.moreless
    • 10/11: Talks to reopen government, raise debt ceiling in flux; a blind man with a clear vision
      Senate Republicans met with President Obama to lay out their plan to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. The plan is the brainchild of Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and differs from the House GOP plan, which the White House rejected; and, Steve Hartman goes On the Road and meets a Texas man who is not letting the fact that he's blind stop him from building his own house.moreless
    • 10/13: All eyes on the Senate for budget deal; automakers rush to build driverless cars
      Senate leaders are in discussion to reach an agreement to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling. Democrats are pushing for a longer deal while Republicans favor a more short-term agreement; and major automakers are designing driverless cars equipped with the ability to make all decisions that a human driver would behind the wheel.moreless
    • 10/12: Government shutdown talks shift to Senate; Luxury bunker businesses booming
      For a moment, it looked as though moderates from both parties might be making progress on a proposal by Republican Sen. Susan Collins to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Hope faded by the end of the day as Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested the plan is "not going to go anywhere"; and Ron Hubbard's business is booming as a growing number of people look for ways to plan for the worst by building shelters complete with luxury bedrooms, game rooms, pools and Jacuzzis.moreless
    • 10/9: Fed chair nominee Janet Yellen known as consensus builder; "Baby Hope" breakthrough: NYPD identify mother
      One of the most experienced economists ever nominated to head the Fed, Yellen faces big challenges if she's confirmed; and, Police have finally identified the mother of a murdered child who was found inside a cooler in Manhattan in 1991. Also, American Express chairman Ken Chenault worries that if the U.S. Treasury defaults on its debts, the world's financial system will unwind.moreless
    • 10/10: Obama, House Republicans meet; Malala's friends recover from Taliban shooting
      Talks are expected to continue on finding a way to extend the legal authority of the U.S. government to borrow and avoid a default; and, Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz were injured when the Taliban tried to silence their classmate, Malala Yousafzai, by attacking their school bus. They've recovered and are attending 11th grade in Britain.moreless
    • 10.20.08
      10.20.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081020
      10/20/08
      0.0
      Monday: As the election gets nearer, the attacks grow sharper; the Fed chairman warns the economy may need a booster shot; and how sharing a simple meal is changing the lives of wounded vets.
    • 10.13.08
      10/13/08
      0.0
      Monday: The stock market follows its worst week with its best day ever. The presidential candidates offer plans for the economy. And, a crash course in paying for college.
    • 10.27.08
      10/27/08
      0.0
      Monday: One of the most powerful men in Washington, Sen. Ted Stevens, is now a convicted felon. McCain stays on the attack. And, a setback in the war on cancer.
    • 10.06.08
      10.06.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081006
      10/6/08
      0.0
      Monday: The Dow closes below 10,000 points; Congress questions Lehman Brothers executive; Staph infections on the rise in children with the flu; A soldier copes with PTSD with some surprising help.
    • 09.29.08
      09.29.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20080929
      9/29/08
      0.0
      Monday: A shocking defeat for the bailout plan that sends stocks tumbling. Sarah Palin and John McCain defend her credentials to be vice president. And the legacy of Paul Newman.
    • 10.21.08
      10.21.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081021
      10/21/08
      0.0
      Tuesday: Campaign '08 continues with focus on battleground states; The ailing economy forces some to put off health care decisions; And a look at where the candidates stand on jobs.
    • 11.14.08
      11.14.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081114
      11/14/08
      0.0
      Friday: Firefighters pushed to the limit as over 100 California homes burn to the ground. A record plunge in retail sales. And, Assignment America.
    • 11.13.08
      11.13.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081113
      11/13/08
      0.0
      Thursday: Foreclosures and layoffs skyrocket as Congress says banks just don't get it. And, the Republican party looks for new leaders.
    • 11.12.08
      11.12.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081112
      11/12/08
      0.0
      Wednesday: The government shifts the focus of the bailout plan. Mexico's drug wars move to American soil. And, Charles Kuralt revisited.
    • 11.11.08
      11.11.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081111
      11/11/08
      0.0
      Tuesday: Hundreds of thousands of homeowners get to renegotiate their mortgages. And, an exclusive on Afghanistan's youngest suicide bombers.
    • 11.10.08
      11.10.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081110
      11/10/08
      0.0
      Monday: The president-elect vists the White House; AIG needs another bailout; The benefits of a "cash only" diet; And, a new breakthrough for heart attack prevention.
    • 11.18.08
      11.18.08
      Season 2008 - Episode 20081118
      11/18/08
      0.0
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    • 09.29.08
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      Monday: A shocking defeat for the bailout plan that sends stocks tumbling. Sarah Palin and John McCain defend her credentials to be vice president. And the legacy of Paul Newman.
    • 09.16.08
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      Tuesday: Another nervous day in the financial markets. Ike's trail of devastation, up close. And, how the candidates are reacting to the mortgage crisis.
    • 09.22.08
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      Monday: A massive taxpayer bailout of the financial system does not end the turmoil on Wall St. And, behind the scenes with Joe Biden.
    • 4/21: Boston Marathon winner drew motivation from attacks; Boston bombing survivor's long road to recovery
      The 2014 Boston Marathon winner, Meb Keflezighi, was a spectator when bombs rang out at last year's race. He tells Jeff Glor he took motivation from the attacks and wrote the names of those who died on the four corners of his bib. Many runners dedicated the race to those affected by the bombings, and many survivors took to the course to reclaim the marathon; John Odom was waiting to cheer on his daughter when the first bomb went off at the Boston Marathon's finish line last year. He suffered major nerve damage in both his legs, but as Elaine Quijano reports, this year's race was a day he was determined not to miss.moreless
    • 4/20: South Korea ferry disaster: Transcripts reveal confusion among crew; Boston Marathon security front and center
      Newly released transcripts show the crew of the ferry that capsized off the coast of South Korea was crippled by indecision, causing a deadly lack of action; and, As runners prepare to tackle the Boston Marathon a year after the bombing at the finish line, security is being beefed up to prevent any copycat attacks.moreless
    • 4/19: Inexperience may have caused South Korean ferry disaster; Cop shot in Boston Bombing manhunt defies all odds
      Prosecutors say the inexperienced third mate was at the helm of the capsized South Korean ship when the disaster began; and, a transit cop shot in the leg during the Boston Bombing manhunt defied all odds and survived with both legs and normal brain function.
    • 4/18: Mount Everest guide describes surreal scene after avalanche; On the Road: California man finds purpose in baseball
      Mount Everest guide describes "surreal scene" after an avalanche came crashing down, killing 12 people; and, Steve Hartman meets Donnie Edison, a California man who, after suffering a stroke, finds new direction through his love of baseball.
    • 4/17: South Korea ferry evacuation was delayed; Eastern Ukraine tensions turn deadly
      Authorities in South Korea are investigating whether the ferry's captain may have been the first off the sinking ship, while survivors say evacuation orders were delayed; and, three people were killed and 13 injured in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists fought with Ukrainian national guard troops outside their base in Mariupol.moreless
    • 12/18: Fed to ease up on stimulus program; Snowball Express brings Christmas cheer to families
      In his last press conference as Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke said the Fed will continue to stimulate the economy, but will cut bond purchases by $10 billion in January; and, Snowball Express, named for an old Disney movie, brings a weekend of fun to kids who have lost a parent to war. The non-profit organization gives children -- and parents -- an opportunity to spend time with people who understand what they’ve gone through.moreless
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      Monday: The Dow plummets as the financial world is rocked by the fate of two powerhouse investment firms.
    • 09.02.08
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      Tuesday: Katie Couric anchors coverage of the Republican National Convention from St. Paul. Plus, the aftermath of Gustav's glancing blow.
    • 08.27.08
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      Wednesday: Day 3 of the DNC; Obama and McCain camps swap barbs; A look at Joe Biden; Obama lagging in the crucial white vote; Tropical Storm Gustav heading to U.S.
    • 09.01.08
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      Monday: Hurricane Gustav slams Louisiana; can the levees reinforced after Katrina hold back the surging waters? Also, Sarah Palin makes a surprising revelation.
    • 11.17.08
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      Monday: The auto industry calls for emergency assistance. Will Congress respond? And, Barack Obama and John McCain pledge to work together.
    • 11.20.08
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      Thursday: Wall St. skids after Congress tells automakers no bailout without a better plan. A big legal setback for the president's war on terror. And, "On The Road ... Again."
    • 4/25: Was Conn. teen fatally stabbed over prom date choice?; On the Road: Waitress receives the tip of a lifetime
      Police are investigating whether a dispute over the prom led to the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez; and, Steve Hartman meets Melissa Mainer, a Pennsylvania waitress who, thanks to a generous tipper, paid off her entire nursing school debt.
    • 4/24: Deadly Kabul hospital shooting latest attack to target Westerners; Speed limit comes off for Texas' Big Bend Open Road Race
      Three Americans were shot dead by an Afghan security guard at a hospital run by a U.S. Christian charity; and, This Saturday, the 75 mph speed limit on West Texas' U.S. 285 comes off for the annual Big Bend Open Road Race.
    • 4/23: Sweeping new gun law leaves Georgians divided; Chicago youth learn life lessons one stroke at a time
      Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a wide-ranging bill allowing licensed gun owners to take concealed weapons to more places than ever before. The new law, however, limits what police can do; and, for a group of young people in Chicago, the path to a better life starts at the river's edge. That's where Montana Butsch gives them lessons in rowing and encouragement to overcome the reality of Chicago's mean streets.moreless
    • 4/22: Supreme Court upholds controversial affirmative action ban; 8-year-old takes on S.C. lawmakers in bid for state fossil
      The Supreme Court upheld a Michigan law banning affirmative action in public college admissions. Michigan voters approved the ban in 2006 after the Supreme Court refused to outlaw an admissions program at the University of Michigan Law School. The ruling produced an impassioned dissent from the high court's first Hispanic justice, Sonia Sotomayor; and, when 8-year-old Olivia McConnell decided her state needed an official fossil, she had no idea she was in for a fight. A bill set in motion by the young scientist that would designate the woolly mammoth as the official fossil of South Carolina hit a road block after some state senators insisted the creator of the mammoth should be recognized, as well. Wyatt Andrews reports.moreless
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      Thursday: Israeli warplanes kill a top Hamas leader; a bizarre bombing plot on New Year's Eve; and 2009 begins with a winter wallop.
    • 4/26: Violent storms, tornadoes pound South; Strike out: Newark Bears close with auction
      A huge severe weather system is moving across the center of the country bringing tornadoes that struck parts of the south with winds as high as 135 miles per hour; and, the Newark Bears, a once-proud minor league franchise has gone out of business. And anyone wanting to own a piece of the team made their way to Riverfront Stadium in Newark, N.J. for an auction.moreless
    • 4/27: Two popes preside over dual sainthood ceremony; Smithsonian's dinosaur hall set to close
      Thousands gathered in St. Peter's Square for the historic elevation of two former popes to sainthood. The ceremony also had the unprecedented touch of former Pope Benedict presiding with Pope Francis; and, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will close down a hugely popular dinosaur hall for an ambitious set of repairs. Nearly 8 million visitors a year won't get to see the museum's most popular attraction. But a handful of visitors made it in for the final hours.moreless
    • 5/2: Helicopters shot down in Eastern Ukraine fighting; On the Road: YMCA patrons stage intervention for anorexic woman
      The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists say two helicopters were shot down in recent fighting, although there was no evidence of any wreckage.The Ukrainian government claimed one of them was brought down by a surface-to-air missile. That hasn't been verified, but U.S. sources are treating the report as credible; As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets a group of people who decided to step in to help Lauryn Lax, a woman whom they saw at the gym growing dangerously thin. Their decision to get involved in her life, Lauren says, helped save it.moreless
    • 4/30: Deluge triggers widespread flooding in Florida; WWII veterans awarded overdue POW medals
      In 24 hours, 24 inches of rain fell in parts of Pensacola, where flash flooding washed away roads and bridges. Florida's governor declared a state of emergency in 26 counties, and more than 300 911 callers requested evacuations; and, a group of U.S. service members who flew bombing missions into the heart of Nazi Germany during WWII and were captured by the Swiss military received long overdue Prisoner of War medals during a ceremony at the Pentagon. A grandson of one of the airmen battled for 15 years with the Air Force over the honor.moreless
    • 5/1: Downpour leads to rescues, evacuations in Philly area; The rising resolve of an Alzheimers patients husband
      The Philadelphia area received twice as much rain in a day than it gets in a month, and water from the flooded Schuylkill River surrounded buildings and submerged cars and roads. New York City experienced its tenth wettest day on record; and, Carol Daly suffers from advanced Alzheimer’s, and her husband Mike provides full-time care. Laughter, love and duty still hold the couple together as Carol’s world shrinks and Mike’s burden grows.moreless
    • 4/29: Donald Sterling banned for life as NBA chooses nuclear option; Arkansas couple counts blessings, despite losing home
      NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and urged NBA owners to force him to sell the team over racist comments Sterling admits he made in a recorded conversation; and, Dicky and Mary Jane Shannon had almost completed building their home when a tornado tore through Vilonia, Arkansas, Sunday.moreless
    • 4/28: Tornadoes tear destructive path through Midwest; Tornadoes level Arkansas church for second time
      An outbreak of tornadoes hit parts of the Midwest and South, laying a path of destruction in their wake. The tornado that struck Arkansas was a half-mile wide with winds up to 136 mph; and, a church in Vilonia, Arkansas, that was rebuilt after being severely damaged by a 2011 tornado was struck again Sunday.moreless
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      Wednesday: The recession deepens, but there are signs the worst may be over. And, on his 100th day in office, the President is optimistic.
    • 4/16: Obama says Russia will face "consequences" over actions in Ukraine; The art of deception: Turning forgery into an art form
      In an interview with Major Garrett, President Barack Obama criticized Russia's support for militias in southern and eastern Ukraine, reiterating that Russia will face consequences for taking steps to destabilize Ukraine and violate its sovereignty; counterfeit masterpiece is treated just like a fine work of art at the D'Amour Museum in Springfield, Mass. Curator Collette Loll makes sure even forgeries get the white glove treatment.moreless
    • 4/15: Boston honors dead, wounded on bombing anniversary; Photographer, Boston bombing victims find healing together
      Boston marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings with a moving tribute honoring those who were killed and wounded. A memorial event featured first responders, survivors and Vice President Joe Biden, who delivered a rousing address; and, veteran Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki took more than 200 photos the day the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon. Haunted by the images he took of mother and daughter Celeste and Sydney Corcoran, who both suffered catastrophic injuries, Tlumacki felt compelled to meet them.moreless
    • 4/14: Mother reflects on son, dad killed near Kansas City; Mementos helped Boston heal after marathon bombing
      Mindy Corporon is the mother of one victim killed by a gunman at a Kansas City-area Jewish community center and the daughter of another. Police believe Jews may have been the shooting suspect’s intended targets, but all three killed Sunday were Christians; and, following the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago, a shrine sprang up at the race's finish line. Thousands of items left at the makeshift memorial are now on display in an exhibit honoring the victims of the attack.moreless
    • 3/6: Senate blocks change to military sexual assault cases; Russian navy blocks Ukrainian warships
      The Senate came within five votes of passing a major change to the military’s command structure. An amendment by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would have stripped commanders of authority over sexual assault cases and put everything in the hands of seasoned military trial lawyers; and, the Russian navy sank one of its own decommissioned warships across the mouth of an inlet, trapping Ukrainian ships at their dock further up the channel.moreless
    • 3/5: "Feds demand answers from GM on recall delay; Minn. snowkiters dream of an endless winter"
      Carmakers are required to notify the government within five days of discovering a safety defect, but CBS News obtained a service advisory showing GM knew about problems with ignition switches a decade before it announced a recall; and, surfers may dream of the endless summer, but for snowkiting enthusiasts in Minnesota, the state’s worst winter in 30 years has been a chance to play.moreless
    • 3/4: Putin calls Crimea troop deployment "humanitarian mission"; $10 million gold coin haul may have been stolen from mint
      Russian forces in Crimea fired warning shots at unarmed Ukrainian soldiers Tuesday, but Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted there was no tension between the two armies; and, a stash of gold coins valued at upwards of $10 million that was found by a California couple buried on their property may be the haul stolen by a San Francisco Mint employee in 1901.moreless
    • 3/3: Russia sets ultimatums, tightens grip on Crimea; Army museum would shed light on U.S. military history
      The Russian army has rolled over 10,000 square miles of Crimea in a few days and has issued fresh ultimatums to Ukrainian forces in the strategically placed peninsula; and, a massive facility at Fort Belvoir houses thousands of artifacts that tell the story of the U.S. Army's 240-year history. If private fundraising succeeds, the Army hopes to open a new museum in 2018.moreless
    • 3/2: Russian soldiers in control of Crimea; Mud cleanup begins in Los Angeles' eastern suburbs
      As many as 20,000 Russian soldiers have taken over Crimea. Many in the pro-Russian region welcomed the troops, but those who are opposed to the Russian invasion are deeply worried; and, Californians evacuated from areas with a high risk of mudslides have been allowed to return. Many of them spent the day cleaning up heaps of mud that have engulfed their homes.moreless
    • 3/7: Witness says general threatened to kill her family if she revealed affair; On the Road: A man changed by a gooses love
      An Army captain testified Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair threatened to kill her and her family if she ever spoke of their three-year affair. Sinclair’s defense attacked the captain’s credibility, citing journal entries; and, Steve Hartman revisits a retired salesman who attracted the unconditional love of a goose that took a liking to him at a Los Angeles park.moreless
    • 3/8: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears; Defense cuts may heavily impact military families
      The search is on for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared overnight. The last reported contact came when it was somewhere over the South China Sea. Three Americans were on board; and, the Defense Department is looking to reduce the commissary subsidy by two-thirds, which would raise grocery prices, hitting military families relying on the subsidy.moreless
    • 3/13: Malaysia Airlines plane may have flown hours longer; GM admits knowing of defective ignition switch in 2001
      Sources say Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continued to send signals to satellites for several hours after it lost contact with air traffic controllers. Investigators strongly suspect the plane turned west and headed back across the Malay Peninsula; and, General Motors acknowledged that it knew about an issue with ignition switches turning off in 2001 in Saturn Ions, but a comparable ignition cylinder was put in Chevy Cobalts and other cars starting in 2004.moreless
    • 3/12: New clues emerge in Malaysia Airlines mystery; Photographers powerful images of Calif. coast get national attention
      Satellite pictures show debris in the area where Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 went missing, but it is still unclear which way the plane was heading when it vanished. The Malaysian military has now asked U.S. investigators to help analyze a radar signal that was picked up hundreds of miles from the last contact with the missing jetliner; and, Bob Wick’s photos do more than describe the most recent addition to the California Coastal National Monument -- they take you there. As an amateur photographer, Wick’s images propelled a two-year grassroots campaign to protect the rugged stretch of the Mendocino County Coastline. President Barack Obama designated the area a national monument this week.moreless
    • 3/11: Malaysia Airlines mystery: Frustration grows as search area expands; Chicago poet gives voice to community entrenched in violence
      Four days into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no clues have emerged as to what happened to it. The confusion deepened Tuesday when a Malaysian newspaper quoted the country's air force chief as saying the plane may have changed course; and, Malcolm London lives in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, a part of the city that doesn’t usually inspire verse. The 20-year-old started writing poems in 2009 to give his community a voice. He now takes his message to public school classrooms and can be seen performing for national audiences.moreless
    • 3/10: Families of missing Malaysia Airlines passengers want answers; Astronauts undaunted by harsh effects of space on human body
      A multinational search effort is being coordinated to find Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which lost contact with air traffic control after it left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. The girlfriend of an American who was on board the plane tells Seth Doane she is clinging to hope; and, spending many months in space can have debilitating effects on the human body. But while astronauts risk radiation exposure and loss of muscle and bone mass, they're still lining up to take part in the next odyssey.moreless
    • 3/9: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have turned back before disappearing; Small birds chirp again after long winter
      Malaysian officials say they are reviewing radar that indicates Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have turned back toward Malaysia just before disappearing; and, with spring in sight, small birds are emerging after a brutal winter.
    • 3/1: Russia approves military involvement in Ukraine; Obama tells Putin to step back
      Thousands of Russian soldiers have arrived in Crimea, taking control of roads and Crimean air space. In response, Ukraine's armed forces were ordered to be at full readiness, and the country's acting prime minister warned that Russian military intervention would be the beginning of war; and, President Obama had a tense 90-minute conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, telling him that a military intervention is a clear violation of international law.moreless
    • 2/28: U.S. officials say hundreds of Russian troops flown into Crimea; On the Road: Ohio boy pays it forward
      U.S. officials stopped short of calling the troop movement an outright invasion, but one told David Martin it appears to be a classic operation for inserting troops in a foreign country; and, Steve Hartman meets an 8-year-old boy who found $20 in a parking lot and was thinking of spending it on a new video game. That changed when he saw the man in uniform.moreless
    • 2/27: Russia flexes muscle over Ukraine crisis; Mudslide concerns prompt evacuations in Calif.
      Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych revealed he has fled to neighboring Russia, which has begun conducting military exercises near its border with Ukraine; and, mudslides threaten about 1,000 homes in two suburbs east of Los Angeles, where police went door to door telling people to evacuate.
    • 2/18: Violence in Kiev underscores deep divides in Ukraine; Whats killing Minnesota's moose population?
      The trigger for Tuesday's violence in the Ukrainian capitol of Kiev was a refusal by some lawmakers to debate changes to the constitution that would have restricted the powers of President Yanukovich; and, a sharp decline in Minnesota’s moose population has left scientists baffled.
    • 2/17: Nasty winter storm slams Midwest, heads east; Defense Secretary Hagel's mission to connect with long-lost "brother"
      A thick snowfall, blustery winds and fresh layers of ice confronted the Midwest Monday as local governments struggled to meet another winter challenge; and, Chuck Hagel's new job of defense secretary helped him reconnect with the man he calls "one of the best military officers I've ever known."
    • 2/6: Pa. governor says winter storm "worse than hurricane Sandy"; TSA bans all carry-on liquids on flights to Russia
      Power crews from as far away as Arkansas are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett said the storm was as bad, or worse, than Superstorm Sandy; and, The TSA's ban underscores the concern behind the U.S. government's warning to airlines worldwide that terrorists may attempt to smuggle explosives inside tubes of toothpaste.moreless
    • 2/16: Severe winter weather chills economy; How much will federal aid help Calif. farmers?
      Frequent winter storms and below average temperatures across many parts of the U.S. have caused many cities and towns to see their costs rise over budget; and, President Obama has pledged more than $100 million in federal aid to California farmers who are suffering from the severe drought. Many farmers, though, are wondering how much longer they can hold on.moreless
    • 2/15: Michael Dunn jury reaches verdict; Boston area to get up to 18 inches of snow
      A Florida jury reached a verdict on 4 of the 5 counts against Michael Dunn; and, A winter storm that's affecting the Northeast is expected to deliver up to 18 inches of fresh snow to eastern Massachusetts.
    • 2/19: Ukraine president, opposition agree on truce, but protests continue; Millionaire South Korean teacher makes surprising admission
      Ukraine's president and opposition leaders agreed to begin negotiating, but thousands of protesters on the street in central Kiev are determined to stay put; and, Kim Ki-Hoon earns $4 million a year teaching in a “cram school" that's part of South Korea's $17 billion after-school learning industry.
    • 2/20: Ukraine truce explodes into bloodshed; The race to save critical pieces of U.S. aerospace history
      More deadly violence rocked the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, hours after a truce between anti-government protesters and police was announced; and, specialists are working to restore and preserve spacesuits and thousands of other U.S. aviation artifacts.
    • 2/26: Under pressure, Ariz. governor vetoes controversial bill; Ohio salt miners relishing harsh winter weather
      A crowd erupted in cheers as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced that she would veto a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays on religious grounds; and, it's been a tough winter for many across the U.S., but a group of Ohio salt miners don't mind the business that's been keeping them working around the clock.moreless
    • 2/25: GM expands ignition switch recall, says it's linked to 13 deaths; Fertility procedure raises concerns of "designer babies"
      General Motors is nearly doubling the number of vehicles it is recalling to fix ignition switches that can shut off engines and cause crashes; and, the FDA began two days of meetings about a controversial procedure that removes a mother's nucleus from her egg, leaving behind defective genes, and places it in a donor egg.moreless
    • 2/23: Ukraine's future uncertain as parliament elects acting president; "El Chapo" faces charges in the U.S.
      A day after Ukraine's parliament voted to sack President Viktor Yanukovich, Oleksander Turchinov was voted in as acting president. President Yanukovich appeared briefly on Ukrainian television to say he's still the legitimate president; and, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is calling on Mexico to extradite drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman so he can be tried in the U.S.moreless
    • 2/22: Mexico's most wanted man arrested; Ukraine's parliament sacks president
      Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most wanted man, was arrested in a joint U.S.-Mexican operation. Authorities say Guzman ran an international heroin and cocaine empire worth billions of dollars ; and, Ukraine's parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich from office less than a day after he fled Kiev. Early elections have been set for May 25.moreless
    • 2/21: Ukraine's president makes concessions; Inside "CBS Evening News" director Eric Shapiros 51-year journey
      After several days of deadly violence, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych made several concessions to the opposition, which include agreeing to early elections by the end of the year; and, "CBS Evening News" director Eric Shapiro started his career in the CBS mail room in 1963. Now, 51 years later, Shapiro is retiring at the top of his game.moreless
    • 3/14: Clues in Malaysia Airlines jet search point to deliberate act; On the Road: Wrestling away cancer
      Sources say two communications systems on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stopped working, one after the other, before the flight vanished from civilian radar screens; and, Steve Hartman meets a high school wrestler whose dad was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. The teen took it upon himself to try to make the disease disappear -- if only for a moment.moreless
    • 3/15: Malaysia PM: Flight 370 "deliberately diverted"; Crimea: Leaders of Ukrainian opposition disappearing
      The investigation into missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took a sinister turn as Malaysia's prime minister told reporters the plane was "deliberately diverted"; and, the ballots and polling stations are ready in Crimea on the eve of the referendum on whether to join the Russian Federation. Ukrainian soldiers remain blockaded in their bases and the head of Crimea's Ukrainian council hasn't been seen since his arrest last Sunday.moreless
    • 4/6: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 search: acoustic event detected; Afghan girl who lost arm to return home
      An Australian ship with a “ping”-locator detected a signal that could be from one of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's black boxes; and, an Afghan girl treated in the U.S. for severe wounds from a grenade blast returns home this week to an uncertain future.
    • 4/5: Chinese ship reportedly detects signal in plane search; Afghans defy Taliban threats and vote for new president
      As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues in the southern Indian Ocean, Chinese state media is reporting that a Chinese ship in the search area has detected a signal that could be from the plane's black box; and, Despite Taliban death threats, Afghans by the millions showed up at the polls to vote for a successor to President Hamid Karzai.moreless
    • 4/4: Army downplays mental illness as cause of attack; Hospital greeter finds purpose after cancer diagnosis
      Ivan Lopez, who opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, complained to military doctors that he suffered a traumatic brain injury, but investigators said they had yet to find evidence that backs up the claim; and, Steve Hartman meets Jon McAlpin, who works as a front-door greeter at an Omaha cancer center.moreless
    • 4/3: Fort Hood shooting: Argument may have come before attack; Record turnout expected in crucial Afghan election
      The Fort Hood base commander said there are not yet any signs a gunman had specific targets when he started shooting fellow soldiers; and, the United States has a big stake in this weekend's presidential election in Afghanistan, where eight candidates are running to succeed president Hamid Karzai.
    • 4/2: Fort Hood shooting leaves multiple dead, wounded; U2, Jeff Buckley and more added to National Recording Registry
      At least three people were killed Wednesday in the second mass shooting by a soldier at Fort Hood, Texas, in less than five years; and, each year since 2002, the Library of Congress has selected 25 sound recordings for its National Recording Registry of historically or culturally important songs, speeches and sounds.moreless
    • 4/7: Investigators race toward possible Malaysia Airlines "pings"; Navy unveils new futuristic weapon
      Investigators have detected two distinct pinger frequencies consistent with flight and cockpit recorders in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370; and, the U.S. Navy revealed a weapon that's been under secret development for years. The electromagnetic rail gun can shoot a projectile well over 100 miles at Mach 7.
    • 4/8: New spinal treatment helps paralyzed patients move again; Pieces of space history auctioned in NYC
      Four patients paralyzed by spinal cord injuries are now able to move again thanks to an electrical stimulator placed at the base of the spine; and, from coffee cups designed for use in zero gravity to American and Russian spacesuits, collectors snatched up extremely rare mementos during an auction in New York.moreless
    • 4/13: Deadly shootings at two Kansas Jewish centers; Celebrities living dangerously to raise awareness on climate change
      Three people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Jewish community center and a retirement facility near Kansas City; and, A new series about climate change will premiere soon on Showtime. “Years of Living Dangerously" uses celebrities to highlight the global challenges caused by climate change.
    • 4/12: Cause of deadly Calif. bus crash could take weeks to find out; The height of artistry deep beneath New York City
      Investigators say it could take weeks to even months to determine the cause of a deadly bus crash in California that killed five students, three chaperones, and the drivers of both vehicles; and, one of New York City's great architectural treasures is the old City Hall subway station, which has been shuttered for 70 years. With majestic arches and chandeliers that rival any cathedral, it was one of the many structures built in the city by the Guastavino family, who are being celebrated at the Museum of the City of New York.moreless
    • 4/11: Fiery Calif. bus crash leaves 10 dead; On the Road: 98-year-old barber lives on cutting edge
      High school students traveling to tour a college were forced to kick out the windows of their bus when it collided with a Fed Ex truck; and, Steve Hartman meets Joe Brown, a Florida barber who is still cutting hair at the age of 98.
    • 4/10: GM announces new problem with millions of cars; Suspect in deadly Fla. day care hit-and-run turns himself in
      General Motors says that in addition to problems with ignitions which can turn off while the car is being driven, keys in the recalled vehicles can be pulled out while the engine is running; and, Robert Corchado, the man police say was at the wheel of an SUV that rammed another car into a daycare center, has turned himself in.moreless
    • 4/9: Stabbing rampage at Pa. high school leaves 21 injured; Remembering LBJs landmark civil rights achievement
      Witnesses say a 16-year-old boy began indiscriminately stabbing and slashing just as classes were about to start at a high school in Murrysville, Pa.; and, presidents past and present will be on hand at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, to commemorate the singular achievement of the first president from the state.moreless
    • 4/1: Barra blames old GM in congressional hearing on recall; Bird lovers flock to wondrous spectacle of sandhill crane migration
      General Motors CEO Mary Barra repeatedly apologized to families whose loved ones had been killed or injured in crashes related to a faulty ignition switch. She tried to distance herself from the actions of previous management, which she blamed for a culture centered on cost and lack of communication between departments; and, hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes take part in one of the world's great natural migrations. They settle on Nebraska's Platte river and fatten up in nearby cornfields during their 7,000-mile trip that starts in Mexico and ends as far north as Siberia.moreless
    • 3/31: Families say GM valued money over life; Fateful decision likely saved Wash. dad from mudslide
      A day before a congressional hearing on faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, families of people killed in recalled General Motors vehicles told CBS News they want answers on why it took the company so long to issue recalls. A background report shows GM decided fixing the defect would take too long and cost too much; and, a change in weather has made conditions slightly better for search crews digging through mud and debris after the massive landslide in Oso, Wash. John Blackstone meets a father who would have been in the mudslide zone if not for a last-minute change of plans.moreless
    • 3/30: Deadline approaches for Obamacare signup; Time running out for search of missing jetliner's black box
      Thousands of people across the country are trying to beat Monday's deadline to enroll in health care insurance coverage. Without coverage, many will be fined $95 or 1 percent of their income; and, There may only be eight days of battery life left to spot the black box that could explain what went wrong with missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.moreless
    • 3/20: Malaysia Airlines mystery: Weather adds challenge to search for possible debris; NCAA tournament appearance is special achievement for Baylor player
      The search is intensifying for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after a satellite captured images of two objects in the southern Indian Ocean. Four military search planes have been dispatched to the scene, but the weather has not been kind. Lee Cowan reports.; and, Baylor University's Isaiah Austin has averaged 12 points a game and blocked 114 shots this season -- the best in his conference -- and he's done it all with one distinct disadvantage.moreless
    • 3/19: FBI examining data from Malaysia Airlines pilots flight simulator; Starbucks CEO to give $30 million to help returning U.S. troop
      The FBI will analyze pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s home flight simulator in hopes of recovering computer files that were erased about a month before the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight; and, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz tells Scott Pelley he fears that with the wind-down of the war in Afghanistan, some Americans may forget too quickly about the needs of the troops who served.moreless
    • 3/18: Report of Malaysia Airlines flight path tampering sharpens suspicion of pilots; Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 overlooked veterans
      Sources say there's evidence Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 turned off its route when someone typed a course change into the cockpit navigation computer, which would require training in the Boeing 777 systems; and, President Barack Obama presented the nation’s highest military award to 24 Americans after a review determined they’d been passed over because they were Hispanic, African American or Jewish.moreless
    • 3/17: Malaysia Airlines mystery: New search area spans 7 million square miles; NCAA March Madness: Harvard goes dancing for third straight year
      Since the communications systems of Malaysia Airlines Flight 307 were silenced, experts can only estimate its final location is along one of two corridors. To the north, the plane would have flown mostly over land, while to the south, it would have flown mostly over water. The U.S. Navy is using the P-3 Orion, one of its high-tech aircraft, to assist with the search mission; and, in seven years, Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker has turned a program that had never won a title in the 60-year history of the Ivy League into perennial contenders, winning four straight conference championships. The team is now headed to its third straight NCAA tournament.moreless
    • 3/16: Malaysian authorities investigating Flight 370 pilots; Crimea votes to join Russia
      Malaysian authorities have searched the homes of the pilot and co-pilot of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. They've spoken to their families and are examining the pilot's personal flight simulator; and, Exit polls from Sunday's referendum in Crimea show overwhelming support for separating from Ukraine and for joining the Russian Federation, but many of those opposed to joining Russia boycotted the vote.moreless
    • 3/21: Malaysia Airlines search tactics to rely on human eye; On the Road: High school basketball team's assist from above
      Military search planes returned empty handed after a day of searching the Indian Ocean for any sign of the objects spotted by a satellite. Stormy weather and choppy seas have hampered the international search effort in the remote region.; and, as part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets a basketball team whose game against a rival team came down to the wire. One player became a hero after getting an assist from a former teammate.moreless
    • 3/23: Threat looms after deadly Wash. mudslide; Surfer Bethany Hamilton wins 1st championship since shark attack
      A deadly mudslide outside Seattle, Wash., has left 18 people missing; Then, crews combated difficult weather conditions and poor visibility in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370; Also, surfer Bethany Hamilton won her first championship since losing her arm to a shark attack 11 years ago.
    • 3/29: 5.1-magnitude quake strikes Los Angeles; Inside the air search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
      Just after 9 Friday night, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake, centered about 20 miles outside Los Angeles, struck Southern California. Residents in hardest-hit areas are cleaning up; and, Crews searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are focused on an area more than a thousand miles from the coast of Australia, where planes flying as low as 150 feet from the water have been looking for evidence of the missing aircraft.moreless
    • 3/27: Wash. mudslide search and rescue crews battle frustration, loss; Mich. flipped classroom means the end of homework as we know it
      The body of a four-month-old infant was pulled from the mudslide, the youngest victim recovered so far. Those combing through the mud and rubble are finding the job no easier than when they started; Students at Clintondale High School listen to lectures at home and do homework in the classroom -- a strategy that's benefiting both teachers and their pupils.moreless
    • 3/26: Washington mudslide: Life and death came down to matter of inches; Grandmother wrongly convicted of murder released from prison
      Many are struck by how a distance of just a few feet determined who survived and who was swept away by the mudslide that destroyed the community in Oso, Wash.; and, seventy-four-year-old Mary Jones was released from prison after serving more than three decades behind bars for a crime committed by an abusive boyfriend.moreless
    • 3/25: Rescuers search quicksand-like ground for Wash. mudslide victims; California drought forces salmon to migrate by truck
      Search teams have had to resort to using their hands to dig through the thick mud, and cameras are being inserted into air pockets in the hope of finding survivors of a mudslide that struck Oso, Wash.; and, California’s long drought has left the Sacramento River so low that for the first time in two decades, the Coleman fish hatchery can’t release the first of 12 million baby salmon raised there.moreless
    • 3/24: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Families react with grief, anger; NFL's $45 million youth football grant targets concussions
      Relatives of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were overcome with emotion, and some were carried out of Beijing’s Lido hotel on stretchers, upon hearing the news that no one aboard the doomed flight had survived; and, The NFL announced it is spending $45 million to support youth football and protect kids from concussions.moreless
    • 5/3: Stiviano: Sterling "is not a racist"; Drones being used to survey storm damage as FAA expresses safety concerns
      In an interview with Barbara Walters, V. Stiviano, the woman at the center of the Donald Sterling controversy, said that the embattled Clippers owner was not a racist, but that he should apologize for his comments. Plus, as yet another massive storm ravaged large areas of the South, drone enthusiasts have been taking to the skies to get a better look at the damage.moreless
    • 5/4: Circus performers injured after platform collapse; Turning lives around with lacrosse
      Eight performers at a Rhode Island circus plummeted around 30 feet after the structure from which they were suspended collapsed. Providence authorities say some of the injuries are serious. Don Dahler reports; and, for many young students in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, lacrosse is a sport they never knew existed. And as Anne-Marie Green explains, it's changing their lives, one game at a time.moreless
    • 5/5: Supreme Court allows prayer at town meetings; Boxing great deals with consequences of life in the ring
      The Supreme Court said prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution, even if they stress Christianity; and, legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach's battles outside the ring have been a harder fight than anything he faced in it.
    • 7/24: Shells hit U.N. school sheltering evacuees; Worlds oldest weather observer to be honored
      Shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where civilians took shelter from the fighting. The U.N. said it gave GPS coordinates of the school to both Hamas and the Israelis to help arrange a humanitarian ceasefire for an evacuation; and, across the country, 8,500 volunteer observers record the nation’s weather every day. But none has been doing it longer than 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson, who’s slated to receive an honor from the National Weather Service for his eight decades as an observer.moreless
    • 7/23: First victims of MH17 returned to European soil; Female veterans find sisterhood in recovery program
      Two military transports brought the first 40 victims to Netherlands, where the work of identification can finally begin; and, In Birmingham, Ala., Operation Refocus is trying a new approach to allow female veterans the opportunity to heal amongst their peers.
    • 7/22: FAA cancels flights to Tel Aviv; Chinese tourists swarm Maine, Boston
      After a rocket fired from Gaza slammed into the neighborhood near the Ben Gurion airport, airlines rushed to get their planes out of harm's way. The FAA warned of a "potentially hazardous situation...created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza"; and, With new direct flights from Beijing to Boston, Chinese are flocking to destinations like Bar Harbor, Maine, which is seeing a boom in tourism.moreless
    • 7/19: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Investigators denied access to crash site; The family a Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victim left behind
      Workers have finally begun to retrieve some of the bodies of the victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site. But for the second day in a row, the European security body that is supposed to run the investigation was denied access, by pro-Russian separatists; and, Madiani Mahdi's husband, Mohammad Noor Mahmood, was a member of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's crew. She eagerly awaited his arrival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. But as Seth Doane explains, her husband's flight never arrived.moreless
    • 7/21: MH17 victims' bodies begin journey home; Wildfires rage across the Pacific Northwest
      A train of refrigerated rail cars has finally left the town of Torez, Ukraine, to return the bodies to Holland for identification. Meanwhile, security in the war zone is still a concern; and, More than 3,500 firefighters are battling fierce wildfires that have already scorched nearly 1,300 square miles. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures could help calm the flamesmoreless
    • 7/25: U.S. officials: Russia has fired artillery into Ukraine; Parents overcome daughter's tragic death through her "bucket list"
      The U.S. and Ukraine are accusing Russia of launching artillery attacks on Ukrainian troops from Russian soil and preparing to move more heavy weapons over the border. Over the past two weeks, half a dozen artillery barrages have already been fired from southern Russia; and, in our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Sandra and David Chesterman, a couple that's celebrating the life of their daughter Kristina in a very special way -- through her bucket list.moreless
    • 7/26: Gaza residents bury dead, survey damage during cease-fire; Pitcher can bring the heat with both hands
      The 12-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was a day to remove the bodies of the dead from the rubble. For those who fled the shelling, it was a day to come back and salvage what they could; and, Ryan Perez is naturally right-handed, but his father knew his son, an aspiring pitcher, would have an advantage if he learned how to throw with his left arm as wellmoreless
    • 7/31: Dow plunges more than 300 points; Christmas in July: Who will supply White House Christmas tree?
      Thursday was one of the worst days of the year for the stock market. All three major indexes were down, including a 317-point drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Nearly 90 percent of stocks on the New York Stock Exchange fell, though there was no single catalyst; and, for most people, it’s a little early to be fussing over Christmas trees, unless you’re competing for the right to supply the tree that will grace the Blue Room of the White House. Chris Botek of Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Leighton, Pennsylvania, won that honor.moreless
    • 7/30: U.S. Peace Corp volunteers exposed to Ebola; Many WWI memorial plaques and monuments in poor condition
      Two Peace Corp volunteers in Liberia have been exposed to Ebola, now blamed for 72 deaths there and in Guinea and Sierra Leone; and, after 100 years, few remember the Americans who died for their country in World War I.
    • 7/29: NCAA sets new policy for head injuries; Grey seals taking a bite out of Cape Cod fishing industry
      Following a lawsuit filed on behalf of former collegiate athletes, the NCAA has agreed to pay for any college athlete from the last 50 years to undergo neurological testing; and, An influx of grey seals in the waters off Cape Cod has resulted in a severe decline in revenue for local fishermen.moreless
    • 7/28: Rare tornado tears through Boston area; Did bad luck doom the dinosaurs?
      Extreme weather conditions continued to pop up across the country, as the Boston-area saw its first tornado since record keeping began in 1950; and, The experience of the dinosaurs shows us “that groups that have been dominant for millions and millions of years can suddenly disappear when times go bad,” says the author of a new studymoreless
    • 7/27: Despite truce proposals, war in Gaza rages on; Reporter's notebook: Lessons little kids shouldn't have to learn
      Hamas rocket launchers roared to life minutes after a humanitarian truce expired. Israel says it proposed another brief cease-fire of 24 hours, which Hamas rejected, only to propose its own hours later; and, after an attack, the first thing you notice is the children, who often don't know when to duck or where to run. From Gaza, CBS News' Barry Petersen reflects on a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas.moreless
    • 7/20: Deadly day in Gaza as Israel steps up ground offensive; California couple threatened with fine for under-watering lawn
      Sunday was the deadliest day yet in the Gaza conflict, with 90 Palestinians killed along with 13 Israeli soldiers. The shells poured in for hours, only briefly interrupted by a humanitarian cease-fire, which allowed rescuers to find the wounded; and, Michael and Laura Korte felt they were answering Gov. Jerry Brown's urgent call to turn off the tap. But as Danielle Nottingham explains, they were threatened with a $500 fine for under-watering their lawn.moreless
    • 7/18: MH17 crash scene: Volunteers look for remains; Reflections on the deaths that haunted us this week
      While the arguments are raging over responsibility for the deadly shoot down, there is almost nothing being done to investigate the crash scene or to care for the remains of the victims from the disaster; and, there are 41 wars being fought around the world right now. But this week, one of those wars reached into the sky and grabbed 298 people who could have been any of us.moreless
    • 7/17: Extended Coverage: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 apparently shot own over Ukraine
      A Malaysia Airlines flight crashed over Ukraine. U.S. intelligence strongly suspects it was brought down by a missile strike. The debris was scattered in the area of the village of Hrabove, held by Ukrainian rebels, about 25 miles from the Russian border.
    • 7/8: Obama faces political mess over influx of immigrants; Washington National Cathedral gets a facelift
      President Obama has asked Congress for emergency funding of $3.7 billion, with $1.8 billion going to housing, food and health care for tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors; and, Chip Reid got a rare look at artwork that has not been seen in decades, as the stone carvers work to repair Washington National Cathedral.moreless
    • 7/7: New scrutiny for airline passengers focuses on phones and laptops; Runway near-misses on the rise at U.S. airports
      As security concerns deepen over future terrorist attempts involving U.S.-bound aircrafts, TSA officials are turning their attention to portable electronic devices; and, near collisions, known as incursions, on U.S. runways have increased sharply over the past three years, as airports have become busier than ever. Experts believe that better pilot training, as well as advancements in technology for when a pilot is taxiing can help curb the potential for disaster.moreless
    • 7/6: Violent clashes continue over Palestinian teen's death; Through grandson, Mount Rushmore carver earns hard-won recognition
      Israel says six of its citizens have been arrested after a Palestinian teen was found beaten and with burns covering 90 percent of his body. The battle between Palestinian youth and Israeli security forces has entered its fifth day and is showing no sign of letting up; and, hundreds of men worked on the iconic sculptures at Mount Rushmore. But Lou Del Bianco's grandfather, Luigi, was the only chief carver trusted to sculpt the most significant details. And now, years after his grandfather's death, Lou finally has secured for his grandfather the recognition he deserves.moreless
    • 7/5: Emerging from shadows, ISIS leader purportedly makes first public appearance; Castello di Brolio: Birthplace of the world's finest wine
      Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, emerged from the shadows in a video posted on the ISIS website that claims to show him delivering a sermon in Mosul, the city that fell to ISIS fighters more than three weeks ago; and, after champagne, Chianti is probably the best-known wine in the world and Castello di Brolio in Tuscany is where it was invented. Allen Pizzey reports from the birthplace of one of the world's most popular wines.moreless
    • 7/4: Weakening Hurricane Arthur makes way up East Coast; A teacher reaches for the stars and gets her green card
      The first hurricane ever recorded striking the U.S. on the Fourth of July is bearing down on the coast of Massachusetts. In Boston, WBZ-TV’s chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains what to expect as the hurricane moves up the East Coast; and, if you're a kid looking to escape the poverty and isolation of Presidio, Texas, there's really no greater vehicle than the Presidio Rocket Club. In our continuing series "On The Road" Steve Hartman meets their teacher, Shella Condino, who has been struggling to get her green card.moreless
    • 7/10: Casualties rise as Israeli air strikes continue in Gaza; Babe Ruths elderly daughter preserves legacy
      Israel is targeting what it calls command centers, though they’re often just the homes of militants. To give families a chance to evacuate, the Israeli military sometimes telephones in advance or fires a small missile without an explosive; and, generations of kids came to idolize Babe Ruth pitching for the Red Sox. But it’s his 97-year-old daughter who feels his presence more than anyone.moreless
    • 7/9: Forgotten smallpox vials under CDC examination; A race against time: Saving China's ancient artwork
      Vials of smallpox are currently being tested in a high-containment laboratory at the CDC in Atlanta. On July 1, a lab worker at the National Institutes of Health found smallpox vials while cleaning out a storage refrigerator. Dr. Jon LaPook spoke with Steve Monroe, director of Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology at the CDC, about protocols of moving the vials and if the smallpox samples are still viable; and,Conservationist Yin Gang is overseeing an ambitious effort to save the artwork in ancient Buddhist caves. For centuries, blasting winds whipped deep into the caves and eroded the soft sandstone. But now pollution is the greatest threat.moreless
    • 7/16: Four Palestinian children killed by Israeli strike; Iconic comic book character Archie dies
      The Israeli military says it's trying to avoid civilian casualties. They have dropped leaflets on neighborhoods in northern Gaza, warning residents to evacuate because of its plans to bomb the area. But a hospital in the area is unable to evacuate their patients; and, the story ends for the red-headed hero from Riverdale in issue 16 of “Life with Archie” when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend. But Archie will have an afterlife as his old teenage self in a new zombie comic.moreless
    • 7/15: Unusually cold weather hits Midwest; Former ballplayer makes it to majors with bat-making business
      Severe thunderstorms tore through parts of Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and New York Tuesday. The storms ran along the edge of a bubble of cold air that has caused the Midwest to experience below normal temperatures; and, an upstart family business in Norwalk, Conn., has managed to carve out a place in the majors and put their bats in the hands of more than 160 professional baseball players.moreless
    • 7/14: Ceasefire proposed as Israeli-Palestinian conflict rages on; Olympian Amy Van Dyken's biggest challenge
      Despite claims from the Israeli army that they are only targeting terrorists with their rocket attacks, scores of wounded Palestinian civilians are being caught in the crossfire; and, A month after suffering a severe spinal injury that has rendered her a paraplegic, former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken isn't letting her accident slow her down.moreless
    • 7/13: One Israeli air strike kills 18 in Gaza Strip; Tasting with the eye first
      Calls for a cease-fire in the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict continue, but appear to be unsuccessful. In a night of heavy fighting, Israeli air strikes pounded the Gaza Strip. One air strike killed as many as 18, including several members of the same family; and, there's a saying in the culinary world: you taste with your eyes first. But for many diners, the first thing that comes to mind when they get their plate is to take a picture. Bill Plante explains why.moreless
    • 7/12: Israel issues evacuation warning to northern Gazas residents; Dancing Connecticut traffic agent chases away sadness with smile
      Israeli defense forces are warning people who live close to Hamas locations in the northern part of the Gaza Strip to evacuate. With more than a thousand air strikes, Israel says it’s destroyed terrorist weaponry and command centers; and, Kat Holick, a Connecticut traffic agent, dances to the music of passing cars and sees a part of her job as chasing sadness away with a smile in the town where she works. And if any place knows sadness, it’s Newtown, Connecticut.moreless
    • 8/1: Ebola outbreak feared to have catastrophic consequences; Master fishing pole maker won't let MS hamper his craft
      World Health experts say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control; the head of the World Health Organization warned of "catastrophic” consequences. Vicente Arenas reports that the two infected U.S. missionaries will be flown from Liberia to Atlanta for treatment in a hospital. Dr. Jon LaPook reports that while Africa’s largest Ebola outbreak is nowhere near being under control, in the U.S. it will likely not spread; and, as part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets legendary fishing rod maker, Tom Morgan. Although Multiple Sclerosis has kept him from holding one of his creations since 1993, Morgan-designed poles are considered masterpieces by those in the fishing community.moreless
    • 8/2: Ebola patient brought to U.S. for medical treatment; Wrongfully convicted standout linebacker gets work with NFL
      For the first time ever, a patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus has been brought into the United States for treatment. A private medical jet carrying Dr. Kent Brantly landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia, where he was then transported to Emory University Hospital; and, Brian Banks once held dreams of making it into the NFL. Those aspirations, however, were derailed by a wrongful conviction. But as Carter Evans explains, he'll now be able to make his living from pro football after all.moreless
    • 8/22: U.S. refocuses on homeland threat posed by ISIS; College hopeful receives letter of his dreams
      The horrific execution tape of journalist James Foley has refocused U.S. policymakers on the danger the group poses to the American homeland. The threat is underscored in propaganda tapes featuring Americans fighting alongside terrorists inside Syria; and, as part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman catches up with Rion Holcombe, who despite having Down syndrome, is on his way to college.moreless
    • 8/21: Inside the failed attempt to free hostages from ISIS; Ex-Virginia governor takes stand in his corruption trial
      The U.S. government admitted it tried to rescue American journalist James Foley and other hostages in Syria, but failed. Margaret Brennan has details on the unsuccessful raid and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's dire warning about the militant group; and, on his first full day on the witness stand, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that his marriage was so bad during his four years as governor, he put it “on hold.” McDonnell and his wife are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and using their official positions to support businessman Jonnie Williams’ health supplement business.moreless
    • 8/20: Inside the goals and tactics of ISIS; Foley's parents: "He was an inspiration to us and so many others"
      American journalist James Foley has become the first casualty of a new war against the U.S. Holly Williams reports on how the leaders of terrorist group ISIS rule with brutality and fear; and, the parents of James Foley addressed the media on Wednesday to discuss the life of their son. They said that Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants, lived his passion as a journalist. His mother Diane stated, "Jim was there to hear the truth, bear witness to the love, the suffering, the hopes of the people."moreless
    • 8/19: Ferguson pleads with residents to stay indoors; Israeli and Palestinian kids find common ground at camp
      The city of Ferguson is pleading with residents to stay home or avoid the four-block area that has been the center of unrest since the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown; and, Seeds of Peace, a special summer camp in Maine, brings children together from war-torn areas, in the hope that they'll see things from a different point-of-viewmoreless
    • 8/18: National Guard heads to Ferguson as tensions remain high; Mapping the worlds coral reefs like never before
      Following yet another night of violence in which three people were shot, the governor of Missouri deployed the state's National Guard to Ferguson.; and, Jeff Glor tells us about a battle to save the world’s coral reefs, waged by scientists and explorers armed with some very special cameras.
    • 8/23: Obama faces decision on ISIS in Syria after vacation; Humpback whales have an appetite for the Big Apple
      Congressional Republicans accuse the president of underestimating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. As CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett explains, that could make President Obama's push for funding more difficult if the president expands the air war into Syria; and, researcher Paul Sieswerda counts humpback whales in and around New York City, and they're on the rise, allowing a whole new generation of whale watchers to make acquaintance with the majestic animals.moreless
    • 8/24: Northern California rocked by strong earthquake; Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency for Northern California
      A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, the strongest there in 25 years. The ground began shaking early Sunday morning and was especially fierce in Napa Valley; and, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Solana and Sonoma counties. More than 60,000 people lost their power and officials say there were dozens of water main breaks, along with more than 100 gas leaks.moreless
    • 8/29: White House attempts damage control after president's ISIS "strategy" comments; Behind "addictive" cookies, a recipe for success
      The White House said President Obama was being “candid” when he said the U.S. doesn’t have a strategy to defeat ISIS in Syria. According to the Obama administration, the Pentagon is still working on military options; and, as part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Martha Olson, who has cooked up one sweet business model with her cookies.moreless
    • 8/28: Obama on ISIS: "We don't have a strategy yet"; Track announcer retires after calling four decades of races
      President Obama said a decision on air strikes in Syria is days if not weeks away. He questioned whether they would be effective against ISIS without the help of neighboring Middle Eastern countries; and, 63-year-old Tom Durkin has been calling races since 1974. He shares some of his most memorable moments at the track.moreless
    • 8/27: Freed American journalist back home, as mother of another hostage pleads with ISIS; Wearing cameras could help police officers
      American journalist Peter Theo Curtis was held captive by Jabhat al Nusra, Al-Qaeda’s official wing in Syria, until the Qatari government negotiated his release on Sunday. The more extreme group ISIS has also taken American hostages, but so far has not responded to negotiations; and, in Laurel, Maryland, all street police officers now wear cameras. The initiative is spreading around the country as departments try to maintain accountability.moreless
    • 8/26: American Douglas McCain killed fighting alongside ISIS; Knee Defender device sparks row as airline seats shrink comfort
      U.S. officials believe an American terrorist has died fighting alongside ISIS in Syria. Sources say he was on U.S. terror watch lists and was known to the FBI; and, A device known as the "Knee Defender" was at the center of a dispute on a United Airlines flight over the weekend. The product is attached to the back of an airline seat, preventing the person in front of you from reclining.moreless
    • 8/25: Inspectors assess damage after Napa earthquake; Ferguson a painful reminder for victim of police brutality
      Residents of Napa, California, are still getting their bearings after a powerful earthquake shook the area on Sunday; and, in January 2009, Alex Landau was almost beaten to death by Denver police during a traffic stop. None of the officers involved were prosecuted or disciplined.
    • 8/17: Supporters pack Ferguson church in rally for fatally shot teen; Zoos look up to attract next generation of visitors
      Hundreds gathered inside a church during a rally addressing police actions and the death of Michael Brown last weekend. The death of the unarmed 18-year-old by a police officer has sparked a week-long wave of civil unrest, which led to a state-ordered curfew; and, with shrinking budgets and more competition for entertainment dollars, zoos across the country have been trying to make their experience more exciting. But as Anne-Marie Green explains, the answer to that may be a mixture of zoology and showmanship.moreless
    • 8/16: After night of violence, Missouri governor imposes curfew in Ferguson; Green Bay Packers inspire the youngest of fans
      Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has set a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed teen was shot by a police officer. FBI agents are on the ground in Ferguson, hoping to find more witnesses who can clarify what happened; and, at this time of the year in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the NFL's Packers, tradition dictates that some very big legs push some rather small pedals.moreless
    • 8/15: Michael Brown suspected in robbery minutes before shooting; ALS patient continues "BIGG" initiative to bring people together
      New surveillance footage shows a man who appears to be Michael Brown assaulting a store owner minutes before the shooting. Officer Darren Wilson has been identified as the cop who fatally shot the 18-year-old unarmed man; and, as part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman reconnects with Chris Rosati, whose charitable initiative BIGG - Big Ideas for the Greater Good - is encouraging random acts of kindness towards strangers. Rosati, who suffers from ALS, recently held a red carpet premiere, where videos celebrating the BIGG way of life were on display for all to see.moreless
    • 8/7: U.S. mulls use of air power as thousands of Iraqi refugees flee ISIS; A look at Nixon's resignation from inside the Oval Office
      President Obama is weighing the possibility of using U.S. warplanes to help slow the advance of ISIS extremists, as well as provide supplies for Iraqi citizens on the run from the militants, reports David Martin. And ISIS continues to rampage across Iraq, capturing towns and staging public executions while meeting little resistance, reports Holly Williams; and, when President Richard Nixon announced his resignation on national television, he cleared his office of all personnel, except for the CBS News crew that would be broadcasting the event. One of those crew members was "CBS Evening News" cameraman George Christian, who shares his unique view of history with Chip Reid.moreless
    • 8/6: After massive password theft, renewed focus on cyber crime; America's last whaling ship docks for the last time
      Security analysts are concerned the Russian crime ring behind an Internet security breach could ultimately sell the stolen personal data, exposing bank accounts and leading to identity theft; and, The Charles W. Morgan first set sail in 1841, and after 80 years, and 37 voyages, America's last whaling vessel dropped anchor for the final time.moreless
    • 8/5: U.S. two-star general killed in insider attack in Afghanistan; A look back at Nixon's resignation
      An American general was killed in an apparent insider attack Tuesday by a member of the Afghan security forces; and, Ben Tracy takes a look at a rare, decades-old interview in which former President Nixon describes his final days in the White House.
    • 8/4: U.S. Ebola patients treated with experimental serum; James Brady, gun control advocate, dead at 73
      The National Institutes of Health has revealed that two Americans infected with Ebola received an experimental serum called ZMapp, which previously had only been tested in monkeys; and, James Brady, the former White House Press Secretary who was severely wounded during a 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan, died today.
    • 8/3: Israel accused of striking U.N. school in Gaza, killing 10; New York Times runs first-ever medical marijuana ad
      Once again people who thought they were safe at a U.N. school paid with their lives. An Israeli air strike they said was targeting three wanted Hamas terrorists on a motorcycle struck near the school instead. More than 10 civilians were killed; and, New York became the latest state to legalize medical marijuana in July. For the first time on Sunday, a medical marijuana ad was seen in the New York Times.moreless
    • 8/8: Obama authorizes limited air strikes to quell ISIS surge; NY sign maker finds out good deeds do get rewarded
      The President has ordered U.S. warplanes to attack Sunni Muslim extremists in northern Iraq to stop a "campaign of terror." The militants, known as ISIS, have caught many by surprise with the effectiveness of their attacks and swiftness of their advance; and, as part of the continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Phil Bono, whose selfless decision to teach a 17-year-old immigrant about the signage business has paid off. Years later, with Bono down on his luck, his old apprentice got the chance to offer his mentor a hand.moreless
    • 8/9: U.S. fighter jets aid Kurds in fighting ISIS militants; Teen drummer lives his dream one beat a time
      American F/A-18 fighter jets are flying over Iraq once again, this time targeting ISIS militants. The aim is to help Kurdish soldiers, the only force on the ground in northern Iraq still doing battle with the Islamic extremists; and, at 16 years old, Brandon Olander is the youngest snare drummer in the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. But despite his age, he dreamed of becoming part of this corps with the most world championships.moreless
    • 8/14: Witnesses describe growing tensions in Ferguson; Is social media fueling tensions in Ferguson, Mo.?
      Police officers shot tear gas at protesters and news crews in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday night. Tensions have escalated as the investigation continues in the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown; and, as animosity flares between protesters and residents of Ferguson, Mo., many believe that the use of social media is helping stoke the flames. With the ability of images and messages to reach wide swaths of people at lightning quick speeds, mobilizing groups of people to protest, or rally to a cause, is now easier than ever.moreless
    • 8/13: Record rainfall strands NYC commuters; Lauren Bacall in her own words
      Thousands of people attempting to commute to work in New York City this morning were caught off guard by a sudden deluge of rain; and, We take a look back at some of the interviews Lauren Bacall gave to CBS News, including one with Edward R. Murrow in 1954.
    • 8/12: Coroner: Robin Williams died from hanging; New lead in Brooklyn Bridge mystery
      As more information emerges on the apparent suicide of Robin Williams, fans and friends reminisced about the comedic genius.; NYPD investigating claims from two Germans who say they planted the white flags -- and committed a major security breach -- in the name of art.
    • 8/11: Robin Williams dead at 63; Bringing home the lost Marines of Tarawa
      The comedian and Academy Award winning actor was found dead at his California home Monday.; and, In November 1943, 18,000 U.S. Marines stormed the Pacific island of Tarawa. It took the Marines three days to take the island. But the struggle to bring the fallen soldiers home has lasted 70 years.moreless
    • 8/10: U.S. airstrikes continue as Iraq's Yazidis flee militants; Behind the special tree bearing many fruits
      The U.S. launched a fourth round of airstrikes Sunday on the Sunni militant group, ISIS. Thousands of Yazidis were left homeless and hungry after the Islamic militants seized their towns; and, a Syracuse University professor has done something no one has ever seen before. He's grown a tree that will produce 40 different kinds of fruit.moreless
    • 7/3: Hurricane Arthur intensifies as it nears North Carolina coast; Texas BBQ expert lives out his dream
      The season’s first hurricane is likely to bring heavy rain, strong winds and high surf to the East Coast. WBZ-TV's chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains what to expect as Hurricane Arthur makes landfall; and, Daniel Vaughn has critiqued half of the 1,600 hundred barbecue joints in Texas. Having logged 13,000 miles making his way to various restaurants across the state, Vaughn is showing no sign of slowing down.moreless
    • 7/2: Threatening coast, Tropical Storm Arthur nears hurricane intensity; Family, friends reflect on legacy of KKK murder victim
      Forecasters say Tropical Storm Arthur will become the first hurricane of the season. Warnings are up along the coast of North Carolina, with evacuations ordered in some areas. WBZ-TV's chief meteorologist Eric Fisher explains what to expect as the storm progresses; and, Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit housewife and mother of five, was the only white woman the Ku Klux Klan murdered during the civil rights movement. As Mark Strassmann explains, her death helped further the cause of equality and justice leading then President Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act.moreless
    • 7/1: Belgium knocks USA out of World Cup; LBJ aide remembers fight for Civil Rights Act
      Although the USA team made a valiant effort to stay alive, they were knocked out of World Cup contention with a 2-1 loss against Belgium; and, fifty years ago, Clifford Alexander, an aide in Lyndon B. Johnson's White House, was a witness to history - history he helped bring about.
    • 5/25: Police were warned of suspect before deadly rampage; New Hampshire town's radical way of fighting parking tickets
      Law enforcement officials were warned that Elliot Rodger seemed disturbed before the deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, but officers said they had no reason to think he posed any danger. Rodgers made chilling threats in a YouTube video and a manifesto he wrote; and, New Hampshire's state motto is "Live Free or Die," but one town there is finding its concept of libertarianism challenged by a group of self-described anarchists. And as Don Dahler explains, they're using the town's parking meters as their battlefield.moreless
    • 5/23: Elliot Rodger identified as suspect in deadly California shooting rampage; Iconic Lombard Street to face partial closure
      Law enforcement officials have confirmed the gunman in a deadly shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, campus was 22-year-old Elliot Rodger; and, the hairpin turns of Lombard Street in San Francisco have made it famous as the most crooked street in the world. Tourists flock there to drive down the street.moreless
    • 5/23: FAA investigates another near-miss between jetliners; Despite mental decline, a husbands love is instinctual
      Two commercial jetliners got dangerously close to a collision near Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The aircraft ended up separated by less than a mile and 400 feet vertically. It was the third near mid-air collision in recent weeks; and, as part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Melvin Amrine, an Alzheimer's patient whose heart came to the rescue, just as his mind was failing him.moreless
    • 5/22: Arizona wildfire rages as thousands prepare to evacuate; Mass. high-schooler brought Norman Rockwell's "Rookie" to life
      More than three thousand homeowners have been told they must be ready to leave as firefighters battle a wildfire near Sedona, Arizona. Calm conditions allowed the aerial attack on the fire to resume Thursday morning, but gusts later reached 35 mph; and, Sherman Safford’s brush with fame began when Norman Rockwell visited his high school in search of a cheerful nobody to star in his 1957 painting "The Rookie." Safford speaks with Lee Cowan about being immortalized by an American icon.moreless
    • 5/21: "I will not tolerate it": Obama addresses VA scandal; Album cover photographer remasters greatest hits
      President Barack Obama made his first public comments in more than two weeks on the growing scandal in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Obama conceded some veterans may have died waiting for medical care but said he needs more information before deciding whether VA Secretary Eric Shinseki should step down ;and, for three decades, Jim Cummins took the portraits of some of the music world's biggest names. Along the way, he collected a museum's worth of iconic images, which he is now working to restore.moreless
    • 5/26: Cops had contact with Santa Barbara shooter three times in last year; New technology helps restore order at Arlington National Cemetery
      Police had three run-ins with Elliot Rodger three times over the last year, but Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley says there was nothing in those incidents, or a series of Internet videos, that signaled the 22-year-old was planning to kill; and, four years after revelations of misplaced remains and misidentified graves, David Martin reports on how Arlington National Cemetery’s new management is bringing a 19th-century burial ground into the 21st.moreless
    • 5/31: U.S. soldier freed in prisoner swap with Taliban; Heartache for love locks on NYC Bridge
      After nearly five years in captivity, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is free in exchange for five Afghans held as prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Bergdahl is being examined by U.S. military doctors in Afghanistan, where he was also reunited with his parents via videoconference; and, love locks first started to appear in Europe over a decade ago. But now they’re so much of a common sight at New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge they face removal over concerns they could fall onto vehicles.moreless
    • 05/30: Shinseki resigns amid VA hospital furor; Ohio man finds his (birthday) calling
      Hours before stepping down, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki publicly apologized for the VA scandal and told a conference on homeless veterans that senior level bureaucrats lied to him about delays in patient care; and, as part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Jim Gagnon who’s makes a genuine effort to reach out and touch someone. The 87-year-old retired salesman celebrates birthdays of people he doesn’t even know.moreless
    • 5/29: Pressure builds on Obama to fire VA secretary; Ukraine crisis could threaten U.S. space program
      As more members of Congress from both parties called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, the White House is finding it more difficult to defend him. As Major Garrett reports, the president appears willing to accept Shinseki's resignation; and, Russian engines help launch about half of all U.S. military rockets. But the fallout from the crisis in Ukraine now threatens a 15-year U.S. arrangement with Russia.moreless
    • 5/28: Report confirms widespread manipulation of VA wait times; Maya Angelous masterpiece Caged Bird
      A report released by internal watchdogs at the Department of Veterans Affairs confirms allegations of widespread manipulation of wait times for veterans seeking a doctor’s care; and, familiar faces recite some of Maya Angelou’s most famous words, from the poem “Caged Bird,” in honor of poet and author who died Wednesday at the age of 86.moreless
    • 5/27: Obama: Future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans; Innovative curriculum helps girls SHINE in math
      President Barack Obama’s plan to remove all combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 hinges on the next Afghan president signing a security agreement this summer; and, Well aware of the shortage of women in math and sciences, MIT senior Kirin Sinha developed a curriculum to reach young girls at an age when studies show their confidence drops.moreless
    • 5/20: Ex-players allege NFL illegally gave them drugs to mask injuries; Nebraska residents divided over Keystone XL pipeline
      A group of former NFL players, including Hall of Famer Richard Dent and quarterback Jim McMahon, filed suit against the league claiming they were supplied with narcotics and other painkillers; and, the wide open spaces of central Nebraska have become an unlikely battlefield in the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline.moreless
    • 5/19: U.S. indicts Chinese hackers for stealing trade secrets; 70-year-old University of Virginia grad leaves lasting impact
      The FBI has issued “Wanted” posters for five members of the Chinese military who have been charged with running a cyber espionage operation targeting U.S. companies; and, Wyatt Andrews shares the story of 70-year-old Jerry Reid, who finally aced college on his third try.
    • 5/18: President facing increased scrutiny over VA scandal; Devastating coffee disease could raise worldwide prices
      As the Veterans Affairs scandal continues to unfold, pressure is growing for President Obama to take more actions addressing it. The VA says at least 23 patients died waiting for care. The president has not spoken publicly on the scandal since it broke; and, coffee prices around the world could be on the rise due to a devastating coffee disease, called coffee fungus, in Latin America that has already done a billion dollars in damage. Large coffee companies have been able to secure enough supplies. But a price increase could be in store for smaller coffee houses.moreless
    • 5/10: Outrage grows in Nigeria over abducted schoolgirls; Young musicians gather for master class with jazz great
      Nigerians took to the streets to protest their government's handling of the abducted schoolgirls, who have been missing now for nearly four weeks. The parents are demanding more action as they prepare for a Mother's Day without their daughters; and, the best high school jazz ensembles in the nation have been getting the kind of teaching they could only dream of. But as Jim Axelrod explains, their famous instructor may have gotten the most.moreless
    • 5/9: Businessman Richard Parsons named interim Clippers CEO; Son travels to Amazon jungle to reconnect with mother
      The NBA has chosen former Time Warner and Citigroup chief Richard Parsons as the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. It is the league’s first major move to seize control of the team since owner Donald Sterling was banned for life for making racist comments; As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets David Good, whose mother grew up in a remote village in the Amazon jungle. After meeting an American anthropologist, she moved to New Jersey and started a family. When she decided to return to her village, her son felt abandoned, until he decided to make an extraordinary trip to reconnect with her.moreless
    • 5/8: VA Medical Centers to undergo face-to-face audits; Thompson Trio honors rich family history through lacrosse
      Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says the more than 1,700 VA Medical Centers across the country will be visited and reviewed following claims that up to 40 veterans died waiting for care at a Phoenix clinic; and, the fastest-growing college sport in the country is lacrosse, and three young men, known as the Thompson Trio, dominate the sport their Native American forefathers first created.moreless
    • 5/7: New violence by Nigerian terrorists responsible for girls' kidnapping; GM reported airbag problem in 2007, documents show
      Public outrage is boiling over in Nigeria, where the government has been criticized for its slow response to the mass kidnapping of hundreds of teenage girls last month. The radical Islamic group Boko Haram, which has a stranglehold over northern Nigeria, attacked a remote village Wednesday, killing at least 100 people; New documents released for the first time show General Motors reported to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration in 2007 that airbags were not deploying. But NHTSA did not release that information, and GM ordered no recall.moreless
    • 5/6: Why does Boko Haram terrorist group target schools?; Government agency recovers hundreds of priceless artifacts
      Boko Haram is widely regarded as Nigeria’s Taliban and is against all secular institutions – particularly educational ones; and, Homeland Security Investigations tracks down stolen antiquities ranging from fossils to paintings smuggled into the U.S. and returns them to the rightful owners. In the past seven years, the agency has returned more than 7,100 stolen items.moreless
    • 5/11: Violent tornado destroys homes, buildings in Missouri town; Singer Ben Harper teams up with mom
      Many of the 800 people living in Orrick, Mo., were left without a home after a violent tornado struck. Residents had a 15-minute warning, and despite the damage no one was hurt; and, three-time Grammy winner Ben Harper travels the world performing his music, but always returns to the Folk Music Center, which his mother runs. His latest album is a collaboration with his mother, Ellen, called "Childhood Home."moreless
    • 5/12: U.S. spyplanes aid in Nigerian schoolgirl search; Washington Monument retakes its place as a living classroom
      Manned American spyplanes are combing Nigeria for any sign of the more than 200 girls who were abducted nearly four weeks ago by the Boko Haram terrorist group; and, nearly 1,000 days after it closed for repairs following an earthquake in the summer of 2011, the Washington Monument has reopened to the public.moreless
    • 5/17: Some evacuees allowed home, as firefighters gain ground; Colleges already take notice of New Jersey 9th grader
      Some evacuees from the wildfires in southern California are just beginning to return home. But many are only being allowed to go on foot until the entire area is declared safe; and, Alexa Ferreira plays soccer so well that some colleges are taking notice. She's only in the 9th grade but has already heard from several colleges.moreless
    • 5/16: GM to pay record fine for failing to disclose deadly defect; A college graduates challenging journey to success
      The federal government fined General Motors $35 million, the maximum penalty allowed by law, for failing to tell safety regulators about a defect that's been linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes. Internal documents show how GM trained employees to tamp down bad news; and, as part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Gina Pearson who was more likely to end up behind bars than graduating with a college degree. But she credits her turnaround to a very special person.moreless
    • 5/15: Wildfires burning out of control in Southern California; Ground Zero flag becomes symbol of American triumph
      Firefighters are battling nine major wildfires in and around San Diego County, but a blaze in San Marcos is their top priority. Wind gusts as high as 45 mph pushed the fire up steep hills and into an affluent section of the city. Waves of helicopters and planes dropped water and flame retardants to extinguish the blaze.; and, the flag that flew over Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks was torn and tattered by the time crew workers took it down. It has since traveled to all 50 states, where Americans have helped repair it, using threads from throughout U.S. history.moreless
    • 5/14: Southern California wildfires prompt mass evacuations; 9/11 Museum tells the story of tragic day
      Wildfires are burning out of control in San Diego County, where at least 30 homes have been destroyed and thousands of homes and businesses have been ordered evacuated. Fifty mph wind gusts and dry vegetation have helped spread the flames; and, at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan, a single day in the life of America is frozen in time. As Jeff Glor finds, from the moment visitors enter, little is held back.moreless
    • 5/13: Markets surge past milestones despite weak economy; Medal of Honor recipient shares harrowing tale of heroism
      The Dow and S&P are hitting all-time highs, but one veteran trader says the pace is making him nervous and that the market is not a reflection of the economy. Anthony Mason reports on whether the surge is a bubble; and, President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. Kyle White for risking his life in Afghanistan to save fellow soldiersmoreless
    • 6/2: Bergdahl labeled a deserter by former unit; 70 years after parachuting into Normandy, vet to jump again
      Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is listed in stable condition and for the moment is isolated from the controversy surrounding his release; and, Dean Reynolds shares the story of one American who helped liberate Europe 70 years ago.
    • 6/1: Bergdahl's parents celebrate his release, as Idaho town prepares homecoming; Bill Plante celebrates 50 years at CBS News
      The parents of freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke at a military base in Boise, Idaho. In Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, residents say their five years of prayers have finally been answered; and, Bill Plante is celebrating his 50th anniversary at CBS News. Plante, now senior White House correspondent, has covered every president since Ronald Reagan.moreless
    • 6/23: Kerry pushes for inclusive Iraqi government; Uncovering the mystery of the Kindred Spirit mailbox
      Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Baghdad Monday, as the country is tearing itself apart; and, for anyone who’s ever felt they just had to get something off their chest, Chip Reid may have found the perfect place to do it.
    • 6/21: Pope Francis takes on the mob; Why are coffee prices rising?
      Pope Francis takes on the mob and brands its members an example of "the adoration of evil"; and, Drought in Latin American and the Caribbean is causing the price of coffee to rise worldwide.
    • 6/20: U.S. aims to aid border officials facing flood of immigrants; New York photographer turning perfect strangers into perfect subjects
      The White House is blaming a campaign of deliberate misinformation on the part of Central American smugglers for the recent rush of illegal immigrants to American borders; and, As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets photographer Richard Renaldi, who started a project titled "Touching Strangers," where he pairs strangers off the street in tender portraits.moreless
    • 6/19: Obama announces deployment of Special Forces to Iraq; Marine awarded Medal of Honor after absorbing grenade blast
      U.S military forces are returning to Iraq. President Obama described the mission of the Special Forces as limited and to gain intelligence on the Sunni insurgents. But U.S. air strikes remain on hold while the Special Forces gather information; and, 24-year-old Corporal Kyle Carpenter receives the nation's highest military honor as a result of using his body to shield a fellow marine from a live grenade.moreless
    • 6/18: U.S. airstrikes in Iraq on hold pending clear intelligence; Bay Area battles seagull invasion
      U.S. military aircraft, including warplanes from the USS Bush, are now flying around the clock surveillance missions over Iraq. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey told Congress Iraq has requested air strikes against the insurgents who now control much of northern and western Iraq; and, it's natural to see California seagulls by San Francisco Bay, but their numbers have swelled and it's affecting everything from flights to sanitation. Scientists are unable to say whether the population surge is due to climate change or a shortage of predators.moreless
    • 6/24: NTSB: Pilot mismanagement caused Asiana Flight 214 crash; Library of Congress acquires African-American oral history archive
      The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday that all three pilots of Asiana Flight 214 missed important warning signs before the plane crashed at San Francisco International Airport; and, The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that it has acquired a remarkable collection of video interviews that capture the heart of the black experience in America.moreless
    • 6/25: Supreme Court cellphone ruling a victory for privacy advocates; Parking app aims to put a price tag on parking info
      The Supreme Court ruled that police officers did not have the right to search a suspect's phone without a warrant. The Justice's said comparing a search of a suspect's phone to a wallet, or coat - which don't require a warrant - wasn't an accurate comparison due to the volume of information stored on modern phone; and, ParkModo, a new app designed to help people find open parking spaces, is causing controversy in San Francisco, where the product is being tested.moreless
    • 6/30: Obama orders more troops to Iraq; Wildfires scorching U.S. in record numbers
      President Obama has informed Congress he is sending up to 200 additional U.S. forces to Iraq; and, nationwide, there have been more than 26,000 wildfires since January, compared to 22,000 for all of 2013.
    • 6/29: Obama seeks aid to stem surge in illegal border crossings; Four decades later, Vietnam vets reunite
      The sudden influx of children has left the U.S. government scrambling to come up with possible housing options. With broader immigration reform stalled until after the mid-term elections, President Obama will now ask Congress to take emergency actions; and, it took more than four decades before Vietnam veteran Bob Bodeman finally began a search and found two other men from his unit. But he wondered most about one man, who, to his surprise, made it out alive.moreless
    • 6/28: Alleged Benghazi attack suspect pleads not guilty; New York Philharmonic's longtime concertmaster steps down
      Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the man suspected of helping to carry out the deadly attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, made his first appearance in federal court and entered a not guilty plea. Khatallah appeared frequently in public since the September 2012 attack and dared authorities to come after him; and, after 34 years, and more than 6,000 performances, the longest serving concertmaster in the 172-year-history of the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Dicterow, is taking his final bow with the orchestra.moreless
    • 6/27: VA scandal: Report cites poor management and corrosive culture; Mystery LOVE signs overtake New Orleans' streets
      Administration leadership is not prepared to deliver effective day-to-day management and is marked by an inherent lack of responsiveness; and, as part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman goes to New Orleans and discovers the mystery men trying to share the love.
    • 6/26: Can abortion protestors be barred from clinics?; Cape Cod whale numbers are up, delighting watchers
      The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that abortion protestors were within their rights to demonstrate outside of clinics. Pro-choice advocates stressed that the ruling put women seeking health care at the clinics in greater risk of harassment, and potentially violence; and, Last year, NOAA researcher Dave Wiley says he didn't see any whales off Cape Cod. Now, they're everywhere. Researchers enlisted the help of unlikely cameramen to learn more about the source of the increasemoreless
    • 6/17: Benghazi attack suspect nabbed in secret U.S. raid; Father of Santa Barbara shooting talks gun control in Washington
      U.S. Special Operations forces captured Ahmed Abu Khattalah, a suspected leader of the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, in a secret weekend raid, the Pentagon announced; and, Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher was shot to death in Santa Barbara, California, last month, reignited the movement for stricter gun laws in the U.S.moreless
    • 6/16: U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in Persian Gulf amid turmoil; Starbucks offer employees free college education
      A small flotilla of ships led by the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier arrived in the Persian Gulf to carry out strikes in Iraq if ordered by the president; and, Starbucks has announced plans to offer its employees a free college education.
    • 6/15: ISIS posts photos claiming mass killing of Iraqi soldiers; Men's socks: From commodity to luxury
      Photos revealing the brutal tactics of ISIS have emerged. ISIS says it has executed more than 1,700 Iraqi soldiers. Militants managed to set off a car bomb in the heart of Baghdad, targeting a store where soldiers buy their uniforms; and, Vincent Nasserbakht left a career on Wall Street to open the Sock Hop men's apparel store in downtown Manhattan four years ago. But now, as Don Dahler explains, men's socks are the fastest growing sector of men's apparel.moreless
    • 6/7: Actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition after multi-vehicle crash; Belmont Stakes newcomer sounds pageantry with bugle
      Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after a six-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Police say a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of Morgan's chauffeured limo bus, overturning it and causing a chain reaction; and, when it comes to horse racing, there's no instrument that trumpets the pageantry like the bugle. And as Lee Cowan explains, California Chrome isn't the only newcomer at the Belmont Stakes.moreless
    • 6/6: Return to Normandy: Remembering D-Day 70 years later; WWII veteran runs to raise awareness for "hero" warship
      World War II Allies met on the beaches of Normandy to remember the longest day and their finest hour; and, as part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Ernie Andrus, 90, who is running to make sure that one of the unsung heroes of the war, the landing ship tank, is never forgotten.moreless
    • 6/5: GM first learned of defect in 1999, probe finds; D-Day veteran returns to Normandy for final mission
      GM CEO Mary Barra told employees around the world that the fallout from its ignition switch defect was not a conspiracy, but rather incompetence and neglect. An investigation conducted by an attorney, who had a long relationship with GM, found the company first discovered problems with ignition switches as early as 1999; and, for the remaining survivors of the D-Day invasion, some now in their 90s, this has been a week for one final reunion. And as Mark Phillips explains, for one D-Day veteran it’s taken him 70 years to finally confront a ghost from his past.moreless
    • 6/4: Taliban releases video showing Bergdahl handover; D-Day veteran shares story with future generations
      Newly released video shows the carefully orchestrated handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The tape, provided by the Taliban, contained this closing message: Don’t come back to Afghanistan; and, it’s been 70 years since Charlie Wilson was on Utah Beach, where he landed with the U.S. 4th Division to take France. Now his mission is to ensure future generations know the story of one of freedom’s greatest victories over tyranny.moreless
    • 6/3: Despite White House apology, lawmakers fume over Taliban swap; WWII veteran remembers secret D-Day debacle
      Republican leaders and some Democrats argue the Obama administration intentionally left them in the dark about the prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; and, Jim Axelrod hears the story of what happened during the D-Day rehearsal -- kept secret by the U.S. military -- firsthand from an American veteran.
    • 6/8: 5 dead after suspects open fire in Las Vegas; Identity of man behind hidden cash frenzy revealed
      A man and woman opened fire in a Las Vegas restaurant, killing two police officers, then shot and killed another victim at a nearby Walmart before taking their own lives; and, the identity of a mystery man who had Californians on a scavenger hunt for $10, $20 and $100 bills has been revealed. Jason Buzi, the man behind it all, says he wanted to give back in a fun way.moreless
    • 6/9: Schedulers ordered to lie about VA wait times; Tweeting astronaut on life in the Space Station
      An internal audit revealed in more than 75 percent of all Veterans Affairs clinics, at least one scheduler said supervisors ordered them to falsify records of how long veterans were waiting; and, CBS News’ Scott Pelley interviewed U.S. Navy Commander Reid Wiseman and Dr. Steven Swanson, two astronauts aboard the International Space Station, about Wiseman’s tweets and their mission.moreless
    • 6/14: Shiite men heed urgent call to arms against ISIS; Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 88th birthday
      In Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City, men answered the call to fight taking up arms against the Sunni enemy ISIS which now controls two of Iraq's main cities. Security forces in Baghdad are on high alert as ISIS militants threaten to take that city; and, Queen Elizabeth II marked her 88th birthday with all the royal trimmings including a flyover and a procession by the royal guard.moreless
    • 6/13: Shiite men answer call to arms against ISIS; A father's gift to his daughter
      Answering the call to Jihad, crowds of Shiite men swarmed recruitment centers ready and eager to take on the Sunni extremists of ISIS, who have captured two major Iraqi cities. The call to arms came from Iraq's top Shiite cleric, who said that protecting Shiite shrines is a sacred duty; and, as part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Chris Rosati who after receiving a diagnosis for a terminal illness, made a conscious decision to spread as much kindness as he could, serving as a lasting lesson for his daughters.moreless
    • 6/12: Iraqi civilians flee fighting, as militants close in; Actress Ruby Dee dies at 91
      Thousands of frightened Iraqis continue to flee the fighting, streaming across the desert to Iraqi Kurdistan. On the ground, despite billions of dollars in American aid, Iraq’s military seems unable or unwilling to take on the armed Islamic extremists; and, actress and activist Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91. Ruby Dee's most famous collaboration was with Ossie Davis. They were married for more than half a century and made five films together, including "Do the Right Thing."moreless
    • 6/11: Cantor announces he will step down as majority leader; Cloned vehicles allowing drug runners to hide in plain sight
      After unexpectedly losing his Republican Congressional primary, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced at a Capitol Hill news conference he will step down at the end of July; and, drug traffickers have developed yet another unique method to avoid detection: cloned vehicles.
    • 6/10: Student, gunman dead in Oregon school shooting; The fleeting beauty of landscape art
      Police say a male teenager killed a student and injured a teacher before apparently taking his own life at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore.; and, Andres Amador calls himself an “earthscape artist.” His designs often cover a space as large as a football field, created on beaches from California to the Caribbean.moreless
    • 2/14: Snow piled high creates hazards along East Coast; A tough teacher's alter ego
      East Coast residents digging out from the most recent storm are having trouble finding space to put the snow, while icy roads narrowed by mounds of snow make driving dangerous; and, Steve Hartman meets the students of St. Francis High School near Los Angeles who thought they knew everything about their math teacher, Joe O'Connor. But what they found out at a local hospital taught them a life lesson.moreless
    • 2/13: Snowstorm tests New Yorkers' endurance, shuts down D.C.; photographer's tribute to wife of 67 years
      Another storm hit the East Coast, leaving slippery roads and piles of snow blocking sidewalks in New York City and shutting down the nation's capital; and, Art Shay has been telling stories with his camera for 60 years, and while he has photographed celebrities and world leaders, his focus was often squarely on his wife, Florence.moreless
    • 2/12: Atlanta better prepared for latest storm; Who were the real Monuments Men?
      By the time the storm hit, almost everyone in Atlanta had decided to ride it out at home, but tens of thousands of people in the area lost power as trees and power lines collapsed under the weight of the ice; and, Mark Strasssmann meets one of the three surviving members who risked everything to save priceless works of art.moreless
    • 11/7: FDA looks to ban trans fats; NASA says greater risk of asteroid impact
      The FDA announced its plan to gradually phase out trans fats from the American diet. FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg says reducing the levels of trans fats in the American diet could save thousands of people from preventable death; and, Paul Chodas tracks asteroids for NASA and explains what is known about them and how prepared we are for them.moreless
    • 11/06: Christie wins re-election; Jetman soars around Mt. Fuji
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      With his re-election as New Jersey governor, Chris Christie is selling a vision of effective government and sending the message that he succeeded where Republicans have struggled; and Jetman Yves Rossy takes a joyride around Mount Fuji.
    • 11/10: Death toll rising in super typhoon aftermath; The storied football team of Gallaudet
      As Typhoon Haiyan reaches Vietnam, more images reveal the complete devastation the storm caused in the Philippines. Shop owners are protecting their stores from looters as relief efforts try to get to the hardest-hit areas; and, The football team at Gallaudet, the nation's first university for the deaf, has a perfect 9-0 record for this season. Jeff Pegues reports on the winning season and an inspiring team.moreless
    • 11/05: Brother says N.J. mall shooter did not intend to harm anyone but himself; Paintings stolen by Nazis revealed for first time
      A late-night shooting at New Jersey's largest shopping mall ended with the gunman dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound; no one else was injured; and, more than 1,000 works of art seized by the Nazi Party during WWII were discovered inside a nondescript apartment building in Munich.
    • 11/1: Shooting at LAX kills TSA agent; On the Road: Prisoners get the granny treatment
      A lone gunman opened fire at a TSA checkpoint at the Los Angeles International Airport, killing one agent and injuring three others; and Steve Hartman meets an 81-year-old woman from Kansas who brings her sweet, soft touch to the razor wire world of Lansing Correctional.
    • 10/31: Obamacare enrollment got off to very slow start; Lamborghini's golden anniversary
      Notes from "war room" meetings obtained by CBS News show early Obamacare enrollment figures were much lower than are needed; and, Scott Pelley checked in with Lamborghini for "60 Minutes" and went along for the ride in one of the world's most exotic supercars.
    • 11/2: Passengers still stranded after LAX shooting; Paralympian aims to win New York City Marathon
      One day after 23-year-old Paul Ciancia allegedly opened fire in a terminal at LAX, many passengers are still stranded after the incident disrupted air travel at one of the nation's busiest airports; and wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden hopes to make a win at the New York City Marathon her fourth of the year.moreless
    • 11/3: Questions remain over airport security; 48,000 runners turn out for New York Marathon
      With LAX Terminal 3 re-opened and evidence removed from the deadly shooting rampage allegedly carried out by Paul Ciancia, questions remain over pre-checkpoint security at major airports; and, Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptooe, both of Kenya, defeated 48,000 other runners who participated in the New York Marathon. The event had special meaning for those impacted by Superstorm Sandy, which forced the cancellation of the event last year.moreless
    • 11/04: Alleged LAX gunman nearly intercepted before shooting; Forgotten WWII POWs finally honored
      LAPD officers checked on the welfare of Paul Ciancia after his family expressed concern, but the alleged Los Angeles International Airport gunman had already started his rampage; and, during World War II, some felt American airmen who were held in POW camps in Switzerland were cowards who had landed there to avoid fighting. Were it not for the grandson of a POW, the actions of the airmen may never have been recognized.moreless
    • 11/11: Typhoon Haiyan survivors desperate for help; Veterans describe war in six words
      A 20-foot wall of water crashed into Tacloban, sending homes out to sea and ships onto land. Thousands are still missing, makeshift shelters are overflowing and debris-clogged streets and collapsed roads have limited access to the hardest-hit areas; and, veterans were asked to describe their wartime experiences for a new book in exactly six words. Michelle Miller reports that it's helping some veterans find their own voices and begin their emotional recoveries.moreless
    • 11/19: White House sticking to Obamacare enrollment deadline; Scholars divided over Lincoln sighting in Gettysburg photo
      President Obama acknowledged Tuesday that the administration has lost time due to problems with HealthCare.gov but said the website continues to improve; and, no photograph has ever been found of President Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address. While Professor Christopher Oakley believes he found the president in a photo taken before the speech began, other scholars are skeptical.moreless
    • 11/20: Poll: Fewer Americans think Obama is trustworthy; Clinton, Oprah among Medal of Freedom recipients
      A new CBS News poll shows only 49 percent of people think President Obama is trustworthy, down from 60 percent a year ago; and, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- to 16 Americans, including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks.
    • 11/22: President John F. Kennedy assassinated 50 years ago; Kerry to join new round negotiations with Iran
      Thousands gathered at Dealey Plaza to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and hear the words he never got to speak that day; and, Negotiators hope to reach a deal that would have the Iranians temporarily freeze uranium enrichment in exchange for easing economic sanctions.
    • 11/21: Dow hits third thousand-point milestone of the year; Could Senate "nuclear option" backfire on Democrats?
      For the first time ever, the Dow Jones broke through three thousand-point milestones in the same year. Analysts say this is a signal that the economy is getting better, but some warn of another tech bubble; and, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called all 100 senators to the floor Thursday and announced he was changing a 96-year-old rule, lowering the hurdle for confirming appointees from 60 votes to a simple majority of 51. Republicans say it's a slippery slope.moreless
    • 11/18: Ill. residents sift through rubble after tornado; N.M. police open fire on minivan filled with kids
      Four hundred homes were damaged by the tornado that roared through Washington, Ill., on Sunday with winds in excess of 170 miles per hour. Much of the town has been reduced to rubble, and debris has been recovered 85 miles away; and, a traffic stop near Taos, N.M., last month led to a chase and a fight, ending with a police officer opening fire on a minivan filled with children.moreless
    • 11/17: tornado outbreak blows blows through Illinois; trauma doctor recalls JFK assassination
      A late-season tornado outbreak wreaked havoc on several Illinois towns before pushing east into Indiana; and, Red Duke was a fourth-year surgery resident at Parkland Hospital the day President John F. Kennedy and Texas Gov. Connally were shot and rushed to that hospital.
    • 11/12: Typhoon Haiyan aid effort hindered by damaged infrastructure
      While a massive international relief effort is underway, there is little evidence of it on the ground. Tacloban's airport was badly damaged by the typhoon and is currently without power, meaning planes can't land at night and aid workers are struggling to get supplies in; and, Scientists are at a loss to explain what is killing sea stars along the West Coast.moreless
    • 11/14: President speaks on fumbled health care rollout; JFK's assassination told through Dallas police recordings
      President Obama announced he will allow policies canceled due to the Affordable Care Act to be reinstated, at least for one year. Major Garrett asked the president why he promised Americans could keep their insurance while he was promoting the health care law; and, The University of Virginia has given CBS News access to newly enhanced Dallas police recordings that tell the story of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.moreless
    • 11/16: Ferocious fall storm eyes the Midwest; leukemia patient gets wish to be Batkid
      A strong storm system that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the higher elevations of Washington state is bringing damaging winds and severe thunderstorms; and, thousands came together in San Francisco to make 5-year-old Miles Scott's wish to be Batman for a day come true.
    • 11/15: Did a police decision cost a TSA officer's life?; preserving big cat wildlife through a camera lens
      Two weeks after a gunman opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport, the union representing the airport police is suggesting a police officer delayed medical aid by erroneously reporting the TSA officer was dead; and, Steve Winter's innovative techniques have allowed him to capture intimate scenes of the most elusive cats. His work has led him to become a conservation advocate.moreless
    • 10/30: Sebelius grilled about Obamacare site on Capitol Hill; Mirrors let gloomy Norwegian town see the light
      Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius faced bruising questions from lawmakers about Americans who are losing insurance that doesn't comply with the law's standards; and, residents of Rjukan, Norway, have good reason to celebrate the installation of giant mirrors, which have brought winter sunlight to their town center for the first time. Rjukan gets no sunlight seven months out of the year because of its location in a valley surrounded by mountains.moreless
    • 10/26: Germany, France want U.S. to stop spying; chipping in to help Sandy hero rebuild home
      After a leak revealed the U.S. had been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone, as well as tens of thousands of French phone records, Germany and France want the U.S. to sign a no-spying deal; and, John Gelalia's house was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy, but his community chipped in to help him rebuild.moreless
    • 10/29: Medicare chief says Obamacare signup is "small"; One year after Sandy, Breezy Point still waiting for relief funds
      Marilyn Tavenner formally apologized for the government's rollout of the Obamacare website during testimony on Capitol Hill but placed the blame on tardy contractors; and, a year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the area, a large portion of Breezy Point residents are still rebuilding. While New York City received $648 million in housing recovery aid, no one in the close-knit Queens community has received any money.moreless
    • 10/28: Number of Penn State abuse victims more than doubles; Boy gets prosthetic hand made by 3-D printer
      Penn State has agreed to pay nearly $60 million to settle 26 claims of sexual abuse by the university's former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky; and, two years ago, Paul McCarthy began searching for an inexpensive yet functional prosthetic hand for his son Leon, who was born without fingers on one of his hands. McCarthy came across a video online with detailed instruction on how to use a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for his son.moreless
    • 10/27: Calls to delay Obamacare enrollment deadline; an artist whose face transforms every week
      Calls are growing from both Democrats and Republicans to push back the March 31, 2014, Obamacare enrollment deadline; and, Carly Paige is a makeup artist who's made a career out of transforming faces into the likeness of movie stars and fictional characters. Halloween is a big opportunity to show off her talents, and Elaine Quijano caught up with her.moreless
    • 11/23: Disagreements remain over Iran nuclear deal; High school football wins playoff game just before devastating tornado
      As Secretary of State John Kerry joins another round of talks with top diplomats over Iran's nuclear program, problems remain over agreements on the Islamic republic's claim that it has the right to produce enriched uranium; and, Just 16 hours after the undefeated Washington High School Panthers won a playoff game, a tornado ravaged their town, causing several players to lose their homes. But they were back on the field Saturday.moreless
    • 11/24: Powerful storm heading for the east coast; mixed reaction to Iran nuclear deal
      Ice, sleet and rain have blanketed the southern plains, closing roadways and stranding travelers. Officials in Dallas have declared an ice emergency, and millions more are in the path of this storm as it moves toward the East Coast; and, A historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program came with a mix of applause and criticism from around the world. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a "historic mistake," while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defended the plan, saying Iran will have to back up its words with action.moreless
    • 12/23: White House extends deadline on Obamacare; AK-47 inventor dies
      The cutoff to sign up for health insurance that takes effect next year was supposed to be Monday night, but the White House said shoppers who begin the process of signing up Monday can finish enrolling Tuesday; and Mikhal Kalashnikov, the inventor of the AK-47, is dead at 94.
    • 12/19: London theater collapse injures dozens; Millions of Target customers scammed by hackers
      Part of a ceiling collapsed at London's Apollo Theatre during a blockbuster play packed with hundreds of theater-goers; and, Up to 40 million customers at Target had their credit card data stolen when hackers broke into the retailer giant's computer system and gained access to the company's credit and debit card terminals.moreless
    • 11/8: Obama admin. sets new rules to improve mental health care; Jobs report beats expectations
      New rules expanding access to treatment of mental illnesses will affect 62 million Americans. The rules are a result of Obamacare and are the last of President Obama's 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence; and, the Labor Department said 204,000 jobs were created in October, in spite of the government shutdown.moreless
    • 12/27: NSA phone records fight may go to Supreme Court; On the Road: Social worker drops boy as client, takes him on as son
      A federal judge in New York said the NSA's phone record collection program is legal, writing that it "represents the government's counter-punch to terrorism"; and, Steve Hartman meets one woman who has dedicated her life to making sure every child has a home. But Taylor presented a particular challenge -- until she realized he belonged with her.moreless
    • 1/12: Iran nuclear deal: Details released; Whales make a comeback in California
      Iran has agreed to stop all enrichment of uranium starting Jan. 20. In exchange, the U.S. and its allies will provide gradual relief from economic sanctions, valued at about $7 billion; and, Despite ongoing threats of extinction, sightings of whales of all kinds have been on the increase in the Pacific coastal waters off California, but scientists say this doesn't mean the whale population is rebounding yet.moreless
    • 1/6: Dangerous cold grips the Midwest; Photographer conquers waves with flippers and a camera
      It's colder in Chicago than it's been in two decades, with frigid temperatures forcing schools to close and freezing up critical parts of public transport; and, Clark Little used to head into the ocean on a surfboard, but he's been shooting waves full time for the past seven years as a shorebreak photographer.moreless
    • 12/28: Long-term unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million; after Batkid extravaganza, the bar gets raised for Make-A-Wish
      Congress opted to not include emergency unemployment compensation in the recent budget agreement, causing 1.3 million Americans to lose their benefits on Saturday, and millions more in 2014; and, the popularity of the Batkid wish in San Francisco has increased the number and complexity of the requests for ailing children.
    • 6/17: SCOTUS rules on Ariz. voting law; Couple reeling from recession publishes novels
      An Arizona law required residents to show proof of citizenship when they registered to vote. The state said it was to combat fraud, but the Supreme Court ruled Monday that Arizona was asking too much. Jan Crawford reports; and, Jack and Jasinda Wilder and their five children were deep in a financial crisis. In desperation, the couple self-published a series of novels and in a year, the rookie authors had sold more than a million e-books. Anthony Mason reports.moreless
    • 1/13: A-Rod lawyers argue arbitrator who heard case was biased; Respiratory virus putting newborns at great risk
      The battle between Major League Baseball and Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez moved into a new arena -- a federal court in New York; and, an increase in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, has parents of newborn babies on edge.
    • 12/20: Will Obama cut Snowden slack following leaks?; Woman seeks rental family on Craigslist
      President Obama addressed questions about NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and whether there's a possibility of a negotiation for a plea agreement or amnesty; and, Steve Hartman meets Jackie Turner, a woman who wanted to raise her spirits around the holidays by hiring a set of parents on Craigslist.
    • 1/3: Snow and bitter temperatures slam the northeast; Grand theft donut
      Boston is shoveling out of a record snowfall, and now a deep freeze is taking hold across the Northeast; and, Steve Hartman meets Chris Rosati, a man with Lou Gehrig’s Disease who cooked up a plan to steal a Krispy Kreme truck and give away its contents.
    • 1/8: Christie outraged aide was involved in bridge scandal; Pot prices skyrocket as demand soars in Colorado
      Emails and text messages reveal a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have conspired to create traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge as political punishment against a Democratic mayor who did not endorse Christie for governor; and, marijuana prices have doubled to $400 an ounce in Colorado as people continue to flock to the only stores legally allowed to sell itmoreless
    • 11/13: Obamacare woes continue; Calif.'s Filipino community mounts typhoon relief effort
      The White House finally released the number of Americans who have signed up for Obamacare. Less than one-third of the 106,000 Americans who are counted as enrolled did so by navigating HealthCare.gov; and, California's Filipino community, the largest in the country, is hoping and praying for the safety of friends and relatives affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Many are chipping in to the relief effort, sending medical supplies and meals and raising money for the storm victims.moreless
    • 1/11: A-Rod's alleged supplier speaks out publicly; West Virginia residents unsure when water will be safe again
      Anthony Bosch ran a secret doping operation for pro athletes out of his clinic in Miami. He testified that Alex Rodriguez was his client and spoke publicly for the first time to Scott Pelley for "60 Minutes."; and, A chemical spill that contaminated and caused a shutdown of the water system in nine West Virginia counties has residents unsure when their water will be safe to use again.moreless
    • 12/21: Icy storm stretching from Texas to Maine; Hollywood Park runs its last race
      Many areas from the Texas Panhandle to northern New England are being affected by a dangerous ice storm; and, after 75 years, famous racetrack Hollywood Park is closing to make way for housing and a shopping mall.
    • 1/15: Air Force cheating scandal leaves cloud hanging over missile force; How prepared is Calif. for next big quake?
      Thirty-four U.S. nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal the Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh says may be the worst cheating scandal ever to hit the nuclear forces; and, as the 20th anniversary of the devastating Northridge earthquake nears, Ben Tracy takes a look at California’s earthquake preparedness.moreless
    • 1/14: Firefighters warned of Asiana crash victim on tarmac before running her over; John F. Kennedy condolence letters revealed
      New video from the scene of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash in San Francisco shows firefighters were aware that a 16-year-old girl was laying on the ground near the plane before a fire department big rig ran her over; and, In the months following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, the first lady, Jackie Kennedy received nearly 800,000 letters from people around the world expressing their sympathy and their own grief.moreless
    • 1/9: Christie "embarrassed and humiliated" over traffic scandal; Snowy owl changes its flight plan
      New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered a lengthy apology for a massive traffic jam engineered by one of his top aides as a form of political payback; and, A sudden influx of snowy owls in the Northeast has birdwatchers wondering what's going on.
    • 1/5: Dangerous cold invades upper Midwest; deadly plane crash in Aspen
      As a historic cold snap grips the Midwest, the worst of the cold is affecting Minnesota and North Dakota, where wind chills of 60 below zero have been recorded; and, A small private jet carrying three people crashed as it was attempting to land at the resort town of Aspen, Colo. Investigators say one person died and the other two were injured.moreless
    • 1/4: Midwest braces for historic cold; New rules on pilot breaks could cause more travel headaches
      Schools have already been ordered closed throughout the state of Minnesota in anticipation of record-breaking cold that's expected to bring wind chills in parts of the upper Midwest to minus 60 degrees; and, New rules governing rest breaks for pilots of commercial airliners have begun to take effect and could cause added delays to an already complicated travel weekend.moreless
    • 12/26: Holiday shopping report shows disappointing sales; a new take on "chick lit"
      The first indication of how much Americans spent on holiday shopping shows lower-than-expected figures. According to MasterCard SpendingPulse, retail shopping was up 2.3 percent, less than the 3.9 percent the National Retail Federation projected; and, Chicken farmer and romance novelist Catherine Elliott's latest works are aimed at a new audience: chickens.moreless
    • 1/10: Target security breach much worse than first reported; America's oldest teacher has no plans to retire
      Officials at Target are apologizing to their customers for the second time in a few weeks after the retailer revealed the same group of hackers that stole 40 million credit card numbers also pulled off another, much larger theft; and, Steve Hartman meets Agnes Zhelesnik, America's oldest living teacher.
    • 12/25: Christmas without power for more than 200,000; new bikes given with a mission
      The lingering effects of an icy storm have left more than 200,000 without electricity in Michigan and parts of New England; and children in an Akron, Ohio, neighborhood received a free bicycle for Christmas from the organization Elves and More, which raises money year-round to give bikes to children in neighborhoods in need.moreless
    • 12/22: Deadly storm claims lives in two states; Cuban defector becomes rising star
      A large storm system draped across the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. has claimed the lives of several people as severe storms and flooding affected areas from Texas up to the Midwest; and, after defecting from Cuba to the U.S., 21-year-old Josue Justiz has become the Washington Ballet's newest rising starmoreless
    • 12/24: Astronauts successfully complete spacewalk; Revisiting Earthrise 45 years later
      Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rich Mastracchio successfully repaired a cooling system on the International Space Station; and, astronaut Jim Lovell recalls how the famous photography known as Earthrise came to be captured aboard Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve.
    • 12/29: Suicide bomber attacks near Sochi, Russia promises safe Olympics; Times Square ball tweets for the first time
      Suicide bomber detonated a bomb that killed 16 people inside a central train station 400 miles from Sochi, Russia; and, report on past traditions of New York's Times Square ball drop and what new traditions will be created this New Year's Eve
    • 1/7: Record-breaking cold grips Northeast as polar vortex sweeps in; NYC disability fraud could reach $400 million
      New York City broke a 118-year-old record, but it was just one of 45 places setting cold weather records as arctic air pushed into the Northeast; and, more than 100 former New York City workers, including dozens of retired police officers and firefighters, are accused of faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal disability benefits.moreless
    • 8/2: State Dept. issues travel alert; photographer brings strangers together
      The State Department issued a travel alert for Americans traveling abroad, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, due to an increased threat of a terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula; and, Steve Hartman goes On the Road to meet a New York photographer who asks strangers on the street to pose as though they're couples, friends or family.moreless
    • 8/23: U.S. prepares for possible strike on Syria; San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns
      As the death toll rises in Syria, the Pentagon makes preparations for action; Then, San Diego's Mayor Bob Filner, embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal, has resigned; Also, Steve Hartman meets a traffic cop with a record number of complaints - zero.
    • 2/3: Philip Seymour Hoffmans apartment littered with evidence of drug abuse; Teen author lands big book deal
      Investigators said they recovered approximately 70 glassine packets, as well as syringes and prescription medications, from the New York City apartment of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman; and, Jake Marcionette was just 12 years old when he started cold-calling literary agents hoping to land a deal to get his book published. The young author’s tale about the hardships of middle school life goes on sale this week.moreless
    • 2/2: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46; 80,000 fans flock to MetLife stadium for the Super Bowl
      Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment from an apparent drug overdose; and, Some 80,000 fans plus thousands of security officers and support staff flock to MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., for America's largest sporting event of the year.
    • 2/1: Gov. Chris Christie faces new questions over Bridgegate; Extraordinary security measures for the Super Bowl
      New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing new questions about what he knew about lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, which were allegedly engineered by aides as political payback against a mayor; and, Law enforcement isn't taking any chances with securing the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.moreless
    • 1/31: Gov. Chris Christie thrown under the bus in bridge scandal; The silver linings playbook of an ALS patient
      The former Port Authority executive who set the George Washington Bridge lane closings in motion said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew more about the closures than he has acknowledged; and, Steve Hartman revisits Chris Rosati, who dreamed of hijacking a donut truck and giving away its contents to spread cheer after he was diagnosed with ALS.moreless
    • 2/4: Winter storms put road salt, blood donations in short supply; Sochi Olympics are making life miserable for locals
      Highway officials in 12 states have reported they need more salt to fight off the snow and ice expected in the next batch of winter storms; and, with the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi just days away, some locals say their lives were turned upside down by the massive transformation of their city.moreless
    • 2/5: U.S. warns terrorists may use toiletries to smuggle explosives to Sochi; Will other pharmacies follow CVS's lead on cigarettes?
      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to airlines that terrorists may try to hide explosives inside small tubes of toothpaste or skin care products; and, the country’s second-largest pharmacy chain, CVS Caremark, announced it will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products in its stores by October 2014moreless
    • 2/11: Atlanta prepares for potentially "historic" winter storm; Hollande's love life creates headache for White House
      A storm of "historic proportions" with significant ice totals has been predicted for the area, and up to nine inches of snow is forecast for north Georgia; and, French President Francois Hollande's turbulent love life took center stage as the White House prepared to welcome him for a state dinner.
    • 2/10: Is Atlanta ready for more snow?; Lake Superior's ice caves offer glimpse of nature's fleeting beauty
      A new potentially dangerous storm has states across the South preparing for another round of freezing rain, ice and snow; and, while brutal winter conditions have caused dangerous travel, power outages and general frustration across the country, in some places, the frigid temperatures have also created great beauty.
    • 2/9: From drought to flood in Northern California; killer ex-cop confrontation one year later
      A powerful stream of moisture is bringing much-needed precipitation to drought-stricken parts of Northern California. For many areas, though, the heavy rain, wind and snow are too much; and,It was a year ago this week that the pursuit of a former LA cop and accused killer Christopher Dorner reached its climax. Carter Evans recalls being on the front lines of the final confrontation.moreless
    • 2/8: American wins gold on day 1 of Sochi games; new farm bill cuts $8.6 billion from food stamps
      The first American to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi is slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg. So far, Americans are 4th place in the medal count; and, The new farm bill, which President Obama signed into law Friday, cuts $8.6 billion from food stamp programs during the next decade. Jeff Pegues reports on how those cuts will affect families dependent on the programs.moreless
    • 2/7: Does winter weather explain chilly jobs report?; and, La. principal has something to smile about
      The economy added only 113,000 jobs in January, well below expectations, and two months of brutal weather may have played a part; and, Steve Hartman meets an elementary school principal in Port Barre, La., whose road to success started in an unexpected place.
    • 1/30: Georgians looking for answers after snowstorm disaster; 100 million Chinese hit the road to celebrate New Year
      With most schools and businesses still closed, many Georgians were looking for answers from state and local officials on what went wrong after two inches of snow and ice paralyzed the Atlanta area; and, as millions of people in China travel home to celebrate the Year of the Horse, many find the biggest challenge isn't the distance -- it's getting a ticket.moreless
    • 1/29: Icy weather in Atlanta leaves thousands stranded; "Superpope" Francis, rock star of the Catholic church
      Traffic was frozen overnight on all three of Atlanta's main highways after a rare winter storm brought snow and ice to the South; and, after Pope Francis received the rock star treatment with a Rolling Stone cover story, a giant mural of the pontiff appeared on a building near the Vatican.moreless
    • 1/28: Southeastern states hit by rare snowstorm; Governor aims to rein in Vermont drug trade
      Six Southern states have declared an emergency, and widespread power outages are expected as crews prepare for snowfall; and, the state of Vermont has seen an almost 800 percent uptick in opiate use since the year 2000, in part because of the state's geography.
    • 1/20: Sochi Olympics: Security tightens as new video threat surfaces; Groundbreaking stem cell treatment approved for MS patients
      An Islamic militant group that claimed responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month posted a video threatening to strike at the Winter Olympics in Sochi; and, Dr. Jon LaPook goes inside the trial and approval process for an experimental treatment using stem cells designed to make Multiple Sclerosis patients better.moreless
    • 1/19: Bitter cold returns to the Midwest; Sochi Olympics ticket sales dented by terror threat
      After a relatively mild stretch of weather, cold, wintry weather is returning to areas that were hard-hit by a record cold snap less than three weeks ago; and, Ticket sales to the Sochi Olympics have taken a hit, especially among Americans, amid security threats made by terrorist groups who've vowed to attack the Games, as well as the remoteness of its location.moreless
    • 1/18: W.Va. residents skeptical of water safety reports; Iraqis pray for peace, brace for more violence
      Nine days after a chemical spill contaminated the water system for 300,000 West Virginia residents, the water company has given them the all-clear, saying the water is safe once again. Many, however, say they can still smell the chemical odor in the water; and, CBS News foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer covered Iraq for more than a decade during the U.S. occupation and reports that many Iraqis feel the despair of broken promises and the onslaught of another war.moreless
    • 1/17: Smoking linked to more diseases; On the Road: couple together after 26 years
      The surgeon general’s new report adds colorectal and liver cancer to the new list of diseases caused by smoking. Others include rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration, erectile dysfunction, certain birth defects and Type-2 diabetes; Steve Hartman meets Mark and Mia Schand, who prove one of the most famous teachings about love -- that it is patient, endures all things and never loses hope.moreless
    • 1/16: Wildfire started by campfire, police say; Michelle Obama turns 50
      A fast-moving brush fire is burning out of control, threatening homes east of Los Angeles. Hundreds of firefighters are trying to contain it, but strong winds are making that difficult; and, The first lady is about to turn the big 5-0. Chip Reid discusses Mrs. Obama's years in the White House with Robin Givhan, a Washington Post contributor, who covered the first lady during the president's first term.moreless
    • 1/21: Snowstorm brings East Coast to standstill; Avocado crops feeling sting of Calif. drought
      A state of emergency has been declared in Delaware and New Jersey, and schools in at least seven states cancelled class or sent students home early as a massive winter storm slammed the East Coast; and, as severe drought conditions continue in California, avocado farms like the one owned by Vince Vasquez are being hit especially hard.moreless
    • 1/22: East Coast digs out from winter storm; NHL ice guru feels the heat as outdoor hockey comes to L.A.
      A massive winter storm with below-zero wind chills blanketed cities across the Northeast with over a foot of snow and made driving treacherous for most of New England; and, Dan Craig, the man charged with making sure the ice surface is playable, can be excused for breaking a sweat.
    • 1/27: Dangerously cold weather plagues Midwest; Fukushima radiation cleanup could take decades
      Actual temperatures are expected to stay below zero into Wednesday in Chicago, and the overnight wind chill could reach as low as 40 degrees below zero; and, Seth Doane goes inside the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, where the company that owns the plant crippled in a 2011 tsunami is still struggling to deal with the disaster.moreless
    • 1/26: Strong winter storm pounds upper Midwest; Seniors learn "cane-fu" self-defense
      The National Weather Service says a blizzard pounding the upper Midwest will be the most severe winter storm of the season; and, One California gym chain is helping seniors feel powerful with something that normally represents frailty.
    • 1/25: Maryland mall shooting leaves 3 dead; Egypt deeply polarized three years after revolution
      A gunman opened fire inside a skate and snowboarding store inside the Columbia Mall in Maryland, killing two employees and himself; and, It is the third anniversary of Egypt's revolution that toppled its long-time president, Hosni Mubarak. Since then, the country has become deeply polarized between supporters of the military and those who support the Muslim Brotherhood.moreless
    • 1/24: Judge orders pregnant brain-dead woman removed from life support; On the Road: Basketball team's miracle assist
      A Texas judge has ordered a Houston hospital to turn off the breathing machine keeping Marlise Munoz alive. Munoz's family had asked for the breathing machine to be disconnected, but the hospital refused because she was 14 weeks pregnant; and, Steve Hartman meets a basketball team whose junior guard dedicated a crucial game to a friend he lost to cancer. When the game came down to the wire, something remarkable happened.moreless
    • 1/23: Minn. poised for coldest winter in 33 years; Hearing-impaired twins inspired by Super Bowl-bound athlete
      Ice and white-out conditions caused nearly 400 crashes in 24 hours across the state, while one hospital has seen a record number of patients with frostbite symptoms; and, Nine-year-old Riley Kovalcik wrote a letter to deaf football player Derrick Coleman, of the Super Bowl-bound Seattle Seahawks, to tell him how he inspired her and her twin sister, who are both partially deaf.moreless
    • 1/2: Boston works to keep pace with snow; Bikers ride to the rescue of abused kids
      The governor of Massachusetts sent state workers home early and activated the National Guard to help evacuate those who lose power and need to get to shelters; and, a 3,000-member group called Bikers Against Child Abuse is helping abused children by providing a support network and pledging 24-hour protection.
    • 12/30: Russia bombing main suspects Islamic militants from Chechnya; The Goldfinch painting drawing big crowds since book release
      No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the main suspects are Islamic militants from Chechnya who want to stop the Winter Olympic Games going ahead in southern Russia; and, “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Vermeer is a big draw at New York’s Frick Museum, but another painting there is increasingly attracting visitors who are inspired by a new best-selling novel’s release.moreless
    • 12/31: Bitter cold conditions across U.S. affecting travel, safety; Veterans finding peace through playing guitar
      Parts of the central U.S. are 30 degrees colder than normal. it’s so cold that travel has become dangerous, and frostbite cases are on the rise in some areas most affected by the cold snap; and, an eight-week program in St. Louis called Six String Heroes is teaching veterans how to play guitar. Through the program, veterans say they’ve found peace, as well as friendship.moreless
    • 12/04: Newtown 911 calls reveal calm amid chaos; Photographer captures fleeting glimpse of nature's greatest light show
      Newly released 911 calls give insight into the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Conn. Dispatchers and frightened callers were able to remain calm as a gunman carried out an attack no one could have imagined; and, photographer Dave Parkhurst has been braving the extreme elements of the Alaskan wilderness to capture the incredible display of Aurora Borealis on film.moreless
    • 12/5: Nelson Mandela dead at 95; Crippling ice storm stretches from Texas to Tenn.
      Former South African President Nelson Mandela, the man who led his country's peaceful transition out of apartheid and became the country's first black president, died Thursday. He had been battling a lung infection for many months; and, Parts of Texas are already covered in ice, in Oklahoma, the governor has declared a state of emergency, and utility workers in Arkansas have been put on standby for what could be the worst storm in four years.moreless
    • 12/7: Millions impacted by icy winter storm; South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela's life
      A large winter storm bringing crippling ice, snow, and well-below average temperatures is stretching from Texas to the East Coast, stranding air travelers, and making roads dangerous.; and, in cities and communities across South Africa, there are expressions of mourning and remembrance for the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.
    • 12/6: Nelson Mandela's death mourned across South Africa; Ice storm causes havoc in central U.S.
      Mourners gathered to honor Nelson Mandela, the father of a multi-racial South Africa. In front of his home in Johannesburg, and his former home in Soweto, there was an explosion of song and dance to remember the former South African president; and, The icy mix that caused so much trouble in Texas and Arkansas has moved into Tennessee and is expected to bring snow and freezing rain from the Ohio River Valley to New England.moreless
    • L.A.'s positive train control system on track in wake of deadly 2008 crash
      The Metro-North commuter train crash that killed four people and injured dozens more came just two years before the federal government's deadline for railroads to install automatic slowdown technology, or what's known as a positive train control system. Train operators in Los Angeles will begin testing the system next month. Bill Whitaker reports.moreless
    • 12/03: NTSB: No evidence of mechanical failure in Metro-North crash; Electric cars redefine future of drag racing
      The National Transportation Safety Board said there was nothing wrong with the brakes of the Metro-North commuter train that derailed in New York City Sunday, killing four people and injuring dozens of others; and, Jeff Glor rode along in one electric car that went zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds -- the kind of power and promise that spurred Formula 1 to launch an electric car racing series next year.moreless
    • 11/29: Obamacare website faces biggest challenge since launch; sports rivalry helps boy beat cancer
      Ahead of the deadline for the Obama administration to fix glitches that plagued the rollout of the Affordable Care Act website, hundreds of technicians have implemented hardware upgrades, code fixes and four major software releases. But the White House is still urging people not to flood the website right away; Steve Hartman meets a seventh-grader named Grant Reed, a die-hard Ohio State fan. When he found out he had cancer, Grant decided to rename the disease Michigan, after his favorite football team's biggest rival.moreless
    • 11/28: Shorter shopping season could affect retailers; autistic adults find jobs where attention to detail is key
      With Thanksgiving falling on the latest day possible this year, the holiday shopping season is the shortest it ever is -- just 26 days. Many retailers are trying to make up for lost time, by starting seasonal sales earlier and opening for business on Thanksgiving; and, Seventy-five percent of autistic adults are unemployed, but their uncanny ability to focus intensely on minute details is making them attractive to computer software companies.moreless
    • 11/27: Americans hit slippery roads on busiest travel day of the year; Feeding frenzy for whales in Monterey Bay
      Snow, ice, wind and rain are wreaking havoc on Thanksgiving holiday travelers, 39 million of whom will hit the roads through the weekend; and, dozens of humpback whales, dolphins and sea lions are chasing an unexplained explosion of anchovies in Monterey Bay. Scientists and tourists have never seen anything quite like it.moreless
    • 11/26: Storm to make for icy roads on busiest travel day of the year; Counterfeit paintings from China flooding the market
      From the South to the Northeast, freezing rain, ice and snow are coating the nation's highways, creating a potentially dangerous mix of trouble for holiday travelers; and, at the largest mass producer of oil paintings in the world, thousands of Chinese artists churn out hundreds of millions of dollars worth of oil paintings a year, the majority of which are knockoffs.moreless
    • 11/25: Newtown report released; Green Berets share special bond with JFK
      Nearly a year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the final prosecutor's report said gunman Adam Lanza had "significant mental health issues" but was under "no extreme emotional disturbance" that would explain his actions; and, twenty-one members of the Army Special Forces were chosen to stand guard over JFK's casket at his funeral. David Martin shares one of their stories.moreless
    • 11/30: 14 remain hospitalized after Glasgow helicopter crash; overcoming a battle for independence
      Search and rescue operations continue after a police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub in Glasgow, Scotland. Several people were killed, 14 remain in the hospital with serious injuries; and, 29-year-old Jenny Hatch has Down syndrome and won a court battle to decide for herself where she wanted to live, becoming an icon for the developmentally disabled. Her story has inspired others dealing with similar disabilities.moreless
    • 12/1: Deadly train derailment in the Bronx; Photo rescuers help save irreplaceable memories
      A Metro-North commuter en route from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Grand Central Terminal in New York City derailed early in the morning when it reached a sharp curve in the Bronx. Four people are dead and more than 60 suffered injuries; and, A rescue operation is under way in the recently flood-ravaged Boulder, Colo., area, where professional photographer Heather Knierim began a project to help people save photographs damaged in the floodwaters.moreless
    • 12/02: N.Y. commuter train was speeding before crash; NFL prospect eyes Ph.D. in mathematics
      Investigators have determined that a Metro-North train was traveling 82 miles per hour -- 52 mph over the speed limit -- before it jumped the track and crashed, killing four people; and, Penn State's John Urschel graduated with a degree in mathematics and a perfect 4.0 GPA in just three years. He's also a 300-pound offensive guard for the school's football team with a chance to play in the NFL -- if he doesn't decide to get a Ph.D. first.moreless
    • 12/8: East Coast impacted by wintry weather; South Africa's deadly Trojan Horse
      A wintry storm heads for the Northeast and is expected to cause a messy commute to start the work week for much of the I-95 corridor; and, A CBS News crew witnessed South African police gunning down children in a 1985 report from South Africa. The report sparked international condemnation against the apartheid regime and heightened sanctions against the South African government.moreless
    • 12/15: Nelson Mandela's long goodbye ends with a traditional farewell; Picasso painting to be raffled off
      Transported on a gun carriage to his final resting place, Nelson Mandela's body was buried in his hometown of Qunu. More than 4,000 people attended Mandela's funeral, where tradition played a prominent role in the proceedings. And, for the first time ever, a painting from Pablo Picasso's own collection will be raffled off for charity. "The Man in the Opera Hat" will be raffled off, rather than offered at a big-money auction.moreless
    • 12/14: Winter storm worries retailers; Nelson Mandela's "Madiba shirt"
      An early season winter storm stretching from the nation's midsection to the East Coast has brought heavy snow and cold temperatures to many areas, causing retailers to worry that the weather will hamper holiday shopping; and, Nelson Mandela wanted a look that was radically different from the appearance of the suited politician when he was released from prison. Johannesburg fashion designer Sonwabile Ndamese was the man Mandela went to who designed the shirt that became known as the "Madiba shirt."moreless
    • 12/13: Colo. school shooter was targeting librarian; Secret Santa bears pre-Christmas gifts
      A student opened fire inside Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., shooting and wounding two classmates before taking his own life. The gunman was apparently searching for a faculty member, who exited the school when he found out he was a target; and, Steve Hartman meets a man who dons a red coat every year and travels to different towns across America to distribute $100 bills.moreless
    • 1/1: Chicago breaks 96-year-old snow record; Low-income Minn. drivers get lift from social worker with flair for repairs
      Chicago broke a New Years Day record with more than five inches of snow. Chris Martinez, of CBS Chicago station WBBM, reports on the challenge for travelers and the additional snowfall expected; and, it's a social worker's job to improve the lives of his or her clients -- in short, to give them a lift. Manuel Bojorquez shares the story of a social worker in Minneapolis who has a unique way of doing that.moreless
    • 12/17: NASA orders spacewalks to fix Space Station; Lotto players come out in droves for Mega Millions jackpot
      NASA says it will take a series of spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line that shut down half of the International Space Station's cooling system last week; and, with the latest Mega Millions jackpot soaring to over $600 million, Americans everywhere are catching lotto fever. Paula Otto, the lead director for Mega Millions, says that just a few alterations to the format of the game have increased the likelihood of massive jackpots.moreless
    • 12/16: NSA phone data collection likely unconstitutional, judge rules; Inside China's cockroach farming boom
      A federal judge in Washington said the author of the Constitution "would be aghast" at the NSA's collection of phone records of millions of Americans; and, cockroach farming is big business in China, since pharmaceutical companies use roaches to make products for use in traditional Chinese medicines. Seth Doane goes inside one farm whose owner says he makes $160,000 a year from the bugs.moreless
    • 12/10: World leaders come together to pay tribute to Mandela; Mandela memorials are a celebration of life
      More than 90 world leaders were among those who attended a massive memorial service in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela; and, thousands of South Africans danced and sang in the rain-soaked soccer stadium to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela and pay tribute to the man who was considered the "people's president."moreless
    • 12/9: Was the General Motors bailout worth it?; Nelson Mandela's unlikely friendship in prison
      The U.S. Treasury sold off the last of its General Motors shares at a loss to taxpayers of $10 billion; and, when Christo Brand became a guard at Robben Island, he was told he'd be guarding the worst of the worst. But he came to know Nelson Mandela as a kindly gentleman and the prison peacemaker.moreless
    • 12/12: GOP leadership fights back against budget deal criticism; Inside the former U.S. Embassy in Iran
      A rare bipartisan budget deal was met with an avalanche of criticism from conservative groups, but House Speaker John Boehner says such inflexibility led to this fall's government shutdown; and, for 34 years, the former U.S. Embassy in Iran's capital, Tehran, was off limits to Westerners, but Elizabeth Palmer got a rare look inside.moreless
    • 12/11: Asiana cockpit transcripts reveal new details of deadly crash; Pope Francis captures imagination of the world
      The National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing about the crash of Flight 214, which killed three people and raised questions about whether pilots have become too reliant on automated systems; and, after just nine months on the job, Pope Francis has rejuvenated a Catholic Church once mired in scandal.
    • 9/12: Colo. towns drenched by flooding rains; Voyager 1 exceeded lead scientist's expectations
      Torrential rain sent walls of water crashing down Colorado mountainsides, killing at least three people and leaving at least one town surrounded by water. As many as eight inches of rain have fallen since Wednesday; and, The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the first to enter interstellar space, exceeding lead scientist Ed Stone's expectations that it would last for only five years.moreless
    • 9/13: Colorado towns cut off by floods; man finds life-saving kidney for his wife
      At least four people have been killed in the worst flooding to hit Colorado in generations. The National Guard was called in to rescue stranded residents, while the waters shut down a major highway and backed up sewers in Denver; and, Steve Hartman catches up with a man whose wife was suffering kidney failure. After his story first aired on the "CBS Evening News," thousands of people offered their kidneys - and one was a match.moreless
    • 9/14: U.S., Russia reach a deal on Syria; Seaside Heights firefighter rebuilding once again
      After more than two days of talks, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced an agreement on Syrian chemical weapons; and Tim Farrell was one of the first firefighters to respond to the massive fire that struck the newly rebuilt Seaside Heights boardwalk. The fire destroyed his new home, which he moved into after Superstorm Sandy destroyed his previous one.moreless
    • 9/27: Historic phone call between U.S. and Iran; On the Road: Teen repays father's debt
      For the first time since 1979, the President of the United States spoke on the phone with the Iranian President. President Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani spoke for about 15 minutes; afterward, Obama set a standard for Iran to meet to resolve the nuclear impasse; and, Steve Hartman meets 15-year-old Christian Lunsford, who took it upon himself to repay 78-year-old widow Tona Herndon after his father robbed her during her most vulnerable moment.moreless