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  • 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
  • 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
  • 12/29: 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 11/22: 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 11/2: 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
  • 11/1: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 10/29: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10/14: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10/3: Chaos in D.C. after deadly car chase; Ky. coal town suffers amid natural gas boom
    The White House and U.S. Capitol were locked down after a woman hit a barricade at the White House complex, then led police on a car chase that ended when she was shot and killed. Investigators still don't know what triggered the incident; and, The increase in natural gas production has had a devastating impact on coal country, forcing many miners to seek employment elsewhere.moreless
  • President Obama called congressional leaders of both parties to a White House meeting, but it appears the parties remain at an impasse; and, a new study examining brain function in more than 800 patients who spent time in the ICU found that 75 percent of patients leave the hospital with cognitive impairment.moreless
  • As millions of people flooded the system, the government website for Obamacare briefly broke under the strain; and, World War II veteran Benjamin Joyner was determined to see his memorial in D.C. before he died. And, as Jeff Pegues reports, he wasn't going to let a government shutdown stand in his way.moreless
  • With time running out, House Speaker John Boehner announced his party's newest salvo: a government funding bill that delays the health care law's individual mandate; and, although they are a threatened species protected by federal law, the sea otters that live along the central California coast are thriving, with the help of a team from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.moreless
  • The budget battle threatening to shut down the government continues as the House passed a bill the president and Senate Democrats vow to kill because it includes cuts to the Affordable Care Act; and Frank DeAngelis, the principal of Columbine High School, is retiring after a 35-year career at the school where a mass shooting killed 12 students and a teacher in 1999.moreless
  • Details of an investigation into the deaths of 19 hotshot firefighters revealed confusion and a lack of communication were major factors, and car collectors and enthusiasts from across the country are descending on the town of Pierce, Neb., where hundreds of vintage cars will be auctioned off.
  • 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
  • Secretary of State John Kerry tells Scott Pelley the threat of a U.S. airstrike in Syria was never part of a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria's chemical weapons. But he says the U.S. has not taken the threat of a strike off the table; and, a partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation have prompted fast food chains to introduce and market new healthy alternatives on their menus.moreless
  • 9/25: FBI outlines possible motive of Navy Yard gunman; New video of Kenya mall shows full extent of destruction
    Kenyan officials have said little about the attack at Nairobi's Westgate Mall, other than it appeared to be well planned; and, the FBI released surveillance video of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis that investigators said shows the attack was not directed at any particular person.
  • U.S. and Russian diplomats met at the U.N. in hopes of working out the details of a proposed deal to have Syria give up its chemical weapons; and, Mary Pickford made more than 200 movies, but her 1911 film "Their First Misunderstandings" was thought to have been lost long ago.
  • Al-Shabab terrorist group says the deadly attack on a Kenyan mall is in retaliation for Kenyan troops participating in the fight against al-Shabab in Somalia, but it's also a propaganda tool; and, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell of "CBS This Morning" talked to Bill Clinton about his wife's presidential ambitions.
  • More than three dozen people were killed in an upscale mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when a group of men armed with automatic weapons stormed the shopping center. Somalia-based militant group al Shabab, an al Qaeda affiliate, has claimed responsibility; and, several players for the football team in Lyons, Colo., lost their homes when floods consumed their town. They continue to practice and play.moreless
  • While the Southwest Side neighborhood has been under siege from heavily armed gangs for years, Chicago's rate of gun violence is down 23 percent this year; and, As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets an 81-year-old salesman who's been in business for over six decades selling one simple product that everyone needs.moreless
  • In his most extensive interview since being elected in March, Pope Francis warned the Catholic Church must balance its rules about abortion, gay marriage and contraception with the need to be more welcoming; and, Army Capt. Will Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor at the White House next month for his bravery in Afghanistan. Some of Swenson's heroism was captured on video that shows soldiers fight not only for their country, but for each other, too.moreless
  • Amid warning signs that economic growth could be as low as two percent this year, the Fed announced that interest rates will be kept at record lows; and, Republicans in the House said Wednesday they won't pass bills to fund the government or increase the amount the U.S. can legally borrow unless they can drop all funding for Obamacare.moreless
  • The victims of the Washington Navy Yard have been identified, and their families have begun speaking out; and, the Costa Concordia cruise ship is now resting on an underground platform of the coast of Italy after crews spent 19 hours turning it right-side-up.
  • 9/16: Washington Navy Yard employees ran for their lives as shooting began; Is Syria chemical weapons compromise feasible?
    Hundreds of police, federal agents and first responders converged on the Washington Navy Yard just minutes after a gunman opened fire Monday morning. The shooting left at least 13 people dead; and, former U.N. arms inspector Richard Butler tells Scott Pelley it will be hard to be certain that Syrians have parted with all of their chemical weapons, but that if the Assad regime has "half a brain," it will cooperate.moreless
  • Larry Summers, widely considered a frontrunner to be the next Federal Reserve Chairman, has withdrawn his bid for the job. His withdrawal opens up the possibility that a woman could become the first Fed chair. And a school dedicates a higher amount of time to sports. Their coaches are not only with students on the court, but in the classroom as well.moreless
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9/4: Senate committee votes to strike Syria; Congressmen get an earful from constituents
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a resolution to allow the president to authorize a military strike on Syria, sending the measure to the full Senate. But the depth of opposition in the House was revealed at a hearing Wednesday; and, A new survey shows 28 percent of Americans are in favor of a Syria strike, while 48 percent are opposed. Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), who's expecting a competitive race in 2014, has faced tough questions from constituents on the issue.moreless
  • 9/2: Obama rallies support for Syria strike; 50 years ago, "CBS Evening News" made history with first 30-minute broadcast
    President Obama won the support of two key lawmakers in his push to gain congressional approval for a military attack on Syria; and, on Sept. 2, 1963, Walter Cronkite anchored the first broadcast of network television's first daily half-hour news program on CBS
  • 8/30: Obama administration prepares nation for Syria strike; Meet a superhero with a soft touch
    Secretary of State John Kerry laid out the intelligence assessment that says the U.S. has "high confidence" the Syrian dictatorship attacked civilians with nerve gas; and, as part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Jonathan Stoklosa, who has the power to lift your spirits -- and just about anything else.moreless
  • 8/28: Nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Civil rights icons remember the March on Washington
    Tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the late civil rights leader and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington; and, Marian Wright-Edelman, Andrew Young and Julian Bond were all a part of the March on Washington half a century ago. Scott Pelley speaks with them about that day, and what is left to be done.moreless
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 8/8: Calif. wildfire displaces hundreds; Demand spikes for bomb-sniffing dogs
    Firefighters are burning brush to create larger containment lines in an effort to stop a wildfire in Southern California. The fire has burned 10,000 acres since it broke out Wednesday; and after the Boston Marathon bombing, demand has increased for bomb-sniffing dogs. The Pentagon spent six years and $19 billion researching high-tech bomb-detection systems, but it concluded the best detector is still a dog.moreless
  • 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
  • 7/20: Thunderstorms a mixed blessing for western firefighters; Teen fights cancer with her computer
    Firefighters continue to battle a massive wildfire that continues to be fueled by hot, dry and windy weather, plus the threat of thunderstorms that cause dry lightning; and teenager Brittany Wenger created an artificial neural network that helps fight cancer and leukemia.
  • 7/17: Emergency workers respond to heat-related calls; Beijing pollution forces kids to play under dome
    Hospitals are beginning to see more patients who have succumbed to the heat; and, at the International School of Beijing, parents want routine air quality measurements, and the school has built a $5 million dome to enclose a playground and filter the air
  • 7/10: Flight attendants told not to evacuate Asiana Flight 214; Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleads not guilty
    After Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed on Saturday, flight attendants were told to keep passengers in their seats; and, in a Boston courtroom crowded with spectators, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pled not guilty to 30 federal charges, including using weapons of mass destruction.
  • 7/7: Details emerge about Asiana Airlines crash; Will the U.S. suspend aid to Egypt?
    An investigation into what caused the deadly crash landing of Asiana Airlines flight 214 is underway; and, the White House has struck a neutral tone in response to the political transition in Egypt by not referring to it as a "coup." Some lawmakers disagree and think the U.S. should withdraw financial aid to the country until a democratically-elected civilian government is in power.moreless
  • 6/18: Officials say NSA stopped over 50 potential terror attacks; Hi-tech giant creates next generation of Edisons
    General Keith Alexander said the NSA's surveillance programs have helped stop more than 50 potential strikes since the 9/11 attacks. At least 10 of them involved homeland-based threats. Bob Orr reports; and, in a pilot program in Tucson, Ariz., aerospace and defense contractor Raytheon is spending $100 million in hopes of inspiring future engineers and technology professionals. Anthony Mason reports.moreless
  • 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
  • 6/10: Why did Edward Snowden leak NSA documents?; Trading "The Street" for the open road
    Edward Snowden justified leaking the documents by painting a bleak picture of what could happen if U.S. intelligence agencies continued to collect and store the communications of Americans; Also, Carter Evans speaks with some of the survivors; And, one woman left the world of stocks and bonds to pursue medals as a cycling pro. She talks to Ben Tracy about her new love of cycling and her dreams of making the 2016 U.S. Olympic team.moreless
  • David and Anna Friess lost almost all of their possessions in Monday's tornado, but they could have lost more, if not for a last-minute decision; Also, a tour of neighborhoods in Moore, Okla., reveals many homes weren't just damaged by Monday's massive tornado - they were destroyed; And, one resident of Moore, Okla., lost her home to a tornado for a second time Monday.moreless
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 5/15: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Investigators say at least 200 Atlanta-area administrators and teachers took part in altering, fabricating and falsely certifying state exams; Also, police are looking into a possible connection between a white supremacist group and the recent killings of a Colorado prison chief and a Texas prosecutor and his wife; And, President Obama has proposed a $100 million mission to map the human brain in a partnership between government, private industry, and universities.moreless
  • District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found dead in their suburban Dallas home Saturday, shot multiple times with an assault rifle. This is the second time in two months a Kaufman Country prosecutor has been killed; Also, the agreement-in-principle between Big Business and Big Labor establishes a system for foreigners to come and work. A new type of visa would allow employers to recruit outside, the U.S. and after one year, the immigrants could petition for permanent residency; And, Hip-hop may be considered the musical language of the streets, but one pilot program introducing beats to the classroom - with the help of a famous rapper.moreless
  • The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, deciding whether the federal government can deny benefits to same-sex couples; Also, the time Conn. state trooper Ed Vayan has spent with the Hubbard family, who lost their daughter in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, has been one of special service; And, Family of Tucson killer saw signs of something wrong in months before massacre.moreless
  • 3/24: Same sex marriage cases go to the Supreme Court; Two arrests in the shooting of Georgia baby
    Jan Crawford reports on the questions and challenges in the Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage; Also, Georgia police has made two arrests in the shooting death of a 13-month-old baby: A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old. Terrel Brown speaks with the mother of the victim and the sister of one of the accused murders; And, Thousands of the faithful turned out to see Pope Francis celebrate Mass on Palm Sunday. He urged the people to help and share with the poor.moreless
  • The President reiterates alliance with Israel while condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria; Also, Even as the number of Catholics rises in the U.S., the number of Catholic priests is dwindling; And, Bernanke lowers projection of economic growth from 3 down to 2.8 percent.
  • Helmet cam shows aftermath of foiled plan for mass shooting on the University of Central Florida campus; Also, Hundreds of thousands of people packed St. Peter's Square in Vatican City to watch the inaugural mass, formally installing Pope Francis as the church's 266th pope; And, the Supreme Court is hearing a case of a generic drug maker, Mutual Pharmaceutical, being sued by a customer who suffered a horrific allergic reaction.moreless
  • Police say a former student at the University of Central Florida was planning an attack. He had a plan, ammunition and multiple weapons; Also, new details on what motivated Adam Lanza to gun down 20 first graders and six school staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary are emerging; And, Some believe Pope Francis, as head of Argentina's Jesuit priests, could have done more for residents by speaking out against the military dictatorship controlling the country in the 1970s and 80s.moreless
  • Pope Francis gave a sense of his down-to-earth style Sunday, plunging into the crowd that gathered outside his parish church where he held Mass; Also, with the 10th anniversary of the Iraq invasion approaching, Magalie Laguerre speaks to a soldier who kept a private record of the dramatic first weeks in Baghdad; And, Ohio juvenile court Judge Thomas Lipps, found 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma'Lik Richmond guilty of a raping a 16-year-old girl in a case that first played out on social media.moreless
  • 3/14: A look at Pope Francis' roots; And, the "CBS World News Roundup" turns 75
    Through all of his actions so far, it appears Pope Francis intends on being a different kind of pontiff -- humble with big ambition; And, this week marks 75 years on the air for the "CBS World News Roundup," making it the longest-running newscast in history.
  • 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.
  • 3/12: Cardinals cast their first ballot for a new pope, Women want more prominent roles in church
    After a morning mass, the cardinals locked themselves in the Sistine Chapel and cast their first vote; Also, as the world waits for a new pope, Catholic women are hoping for more influential roles within the church; And, The St. Anne's Church Choir witnesses history as they celebrate basilica's choir's 500th anniversary.moreless
  • Not long after the new pope is elected, he will be introduced to world of challenges facing the Catholic Church, not the least of which are financial; Also, compounding pharmacies are supposed to make drugs for individuals by prescription. But, New England Compounding Center shipped 17,000 vials of toxic steroids to 23 states; And, Scott Pelley sits down with three young men on their way to priesthood.moreless
  • 3/8: Unemployment drops to 7.7%; And, powerful words save a teen's life
    The Labor Department said 236,000 jobs were created in February and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent - the lowest rate in more than four years; And, as part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Noah Brocklebank, a 7th grader from Columbia, Maryland, whose life was saved by strong words of encouragement.moreless
  • For the first time, an insider at New England Compounding Center - the drug company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak - is providing insight on how things went wrong. "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley reports on how a pharmacy shipped toxic drugs to patients across the country.; And, the remains of two unidentified Civil War soldiers were found buried under a 140-year-old shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina. CBS News' David Martin reports.moreless
  • 3/4: Doctors says they've cured baby of HIV; "Kid President" old enough to have inspiring message
    Nine-year-old Robby Novak plays the role of "kid president" whose online video featuring a motivational pep talk for the world have racked up millions of views; And, Doctors in Mississippi are getting the world's attention, claiming to have rid an infant of HIV. But, is the baby truly free of the virus? How did they do it? And, what does this mean for the battle against AIDS?; Also, nine-year-old Robby Novak's motivational monologue became an internet sensation; And, Government officials say longer-than-usual wait times at customs are result of new ban on overtime for customs officer.moreless
  • The College of Cardinals has already begun "discussions" -- Vatican code for intense negotiations that will become votes; Also, the demolition has begun on a home in suburban Tampa, where a sinkhole opened up under a man's bed and swallowed him in dirt and rock; And, after a five-year recession, the real estate market in California is making a comeback -- but with a big challenge.moreless
  • The army in Chad says its soldiers have killed Moktar Belmoktar, the suspected al Qaeda mastermind behind the attack on a gas plant in Algeria. And as Kelly Cobiella reports, his death could cripple the terrorist organization's attempts to establish new a launch pad for international attacks; And, the Jersey shore town of Sea Bright celebrated the groundbreaking of a new playground, replacing the one destroyed by superstorm Sandy. It will be dedicated to a victim of the Sandy Hook school massacre.moreless
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    The countdown to massive sequester budget cuts is nearing an end. By midnight, government programs will be slashed. Major Garrett explains why no one in Washington is willing or able to stop it; And, Steve Hartman meets a man in Cookson, Okla., who kept the secret of his illiteracy for 80 years. Now, at the age of 89, WW II veteran Ed Bray has read his first book.moreless
  • Pope Benedict XVI, in failing health, became the first pope in six centuries to retire. Allen Pizzey reports from the Vatican on the pope's final day; And, in what came as a surprise, Army Private Bradley Manning pleaded guilty to ten criminal charges in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. History. Manning sent the files to the website WikiLeaks. David Martin reports on the latest in the case.moreless
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    House Speaker John Boehner speaks with Scott Pelley about his frustrations over the inability of Congress to reach a budget deal, and whether an agreement can be reached before the sequester cuts kick in; And, David Martin speaks to the real "master of disguise" that was portrayed by actor Ben Affleck in the movie "Argo." Tony Mendez tells the story of how he brought back home 6 Americans by turning them into members of his movie crew.moreless
  • Powerful evidence in a major medical study shows a diet including olive oil, nuts, wine, and fish can lead to longer life; Then, The violent crash that hurt 30 spectators is raising questions about how NASCAR can better protect the fans; Also, families of 9/11 victims claim the voices of their loved ones were used in "Zero Dark Thirty" without their permissionmoreless
  • Pope Benedict reassured Roman Catholics that he will continue to serve God, despite his resignation; Then, the murder case involving Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has taken another unexpected twist; Also, the Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, widely viewed as one of the most consequential laws in American historymoreless
  • With Congress still in a stalemate in a deal to avoid the sequestration budget cuts, government agencies are issuing detailed warnings about the cuts' consequences. Wyatt Andrews reports on the looming fiscal crisis; And, one of the short films up for an Oscar stars 2 young men from war-torn Afghanistan. However, the film focuses not on war, but the national sport "buzkashi."moreless
  • Three massive bombs tore through the heart of the Damascus near the soul of dictator Bashar al Assad's reign. Scott Pelley speaks with Clarissa Ward about one of the deadliest attacks of the Syrian civil war; And, every Veterans Day, the country vows not to forget those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for America. But there is a teacher in Indiana who believes that, before we can truly remember these fallen heroes, we have to take the time to know who they really were.moreless
  • 2/20: Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty; Library of Congress rescuing history
    Jesse Jackson Jr., once a rising political star, pleaded guilty to charges he spent campaign funds on himself, his family and his house. Dean Reynolds reports on how the former congressman looted the funds of his donors; And, in a recent report to Congress, the Library of Congress - the largest library in the world - said nearly all of the audio and films recordings made before 1930 are lost. Seth Doane reports on efforts to rescue the cultural loss.moreless
  • For the first time, Los Angeles police officers targeted by Christopher Dorner are sharing their stories. John Miller speaks with Captain Phil Tingirides and his wife Emada - an LAPD sergeant - about their ten days of living in fear under the threat of an ex-cop out for revenge; And, sculptor Felix de Weldon was so moved by the photograph of five Marines and a sailor raising the American flag during the battle at Iwo Jima, he used his own money to recreate it -- finishing the 12-foot-high statue six months after the battle. Jim Axelrod reports it's now up for auction.moreless
  • Adam Lanza's obsession with violent video games and the mass murder in Norway were at least in part motivation for his deadly rampage; Then, South African Olympic star Oscar Pistorious' lawyers are desperate to get him out of custody and out on bail; Also, when Africa Mercy, the largest civilian hospital ship in the world, arrives in Togo, thousands line up for free screeningsmoreless
  • Pope Benedict blessed thousands on his first Sunday Angelus since his retirement announcement, asking the crowd to pray for whoever takes his role next; Also, the IRS is battling a rising tide of refund-fraud cases due to identity theft, a crime that could cost the country an estimated $21 billion over the next five years; And, as the deadline for reaching a compromise on spending cuts approaches, both Democrats and Republicans continue to point fingersmoreless
  • Scientist now say the meteor that exploded over Russia was bigger and heavier than they first thought - 55 feet long and weighing 10,000 tons. Tony Guida has the latest on the largest known meteor to hit earth since 1908; And, Remington is America's oldest gun manufacturer but may need to cut jobs due to stricter gun control laws.moreless
  • The meteor that exploded over Russia caused a lot of damage over a wide area. Anthony Mason speaks with the chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia for more insight into the rare occurrence; And, Steve Hartman sits with Bill Sherlach who recently received the Presidential Citizen's Medal on behalf of his wife, Mary Sherlach, who was slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.moreless
  • For the first time in ten days, residents in southern California are sleeping easier now that Christopher Dorner, the former cop wanted in a series of revenge killings, apparently is dead. Carter Evans was there when the manhunt came to an end and details how it all went down; And, following the 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama hit the road to push his new agenda.moreless
  • 2/12: Deputy dead in shootout with wanted ex-cop
    Police have closed in on Christopher Dorner - the fired L.A. cop wanted in a series of revenge killings. One deputy was killed, and another was wounded in a shootout with the suspect in the San Bernardino Mountains; And, in the State of the Union address, President Obama plans on proposing some new initiatives geared towards job growth. He will also make it clear that he will act wherever he can where Congress doesn't.moreless
  • The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI took many by surprise; Then, a religious gathering in India turned into a nightmare after a stampede killed at least 30 people; Also, former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha was awarded the nation's highest military honor by President Obama
  • 2/10: Northeast sees record snow fall; A new commander in Afghanistan
    The deepest snow from this weekend's blizzard fell in a Connecticut town 80 miles from New York City; Also, Marine General John Allen passed the baton to Marine General Joseph Dunford in a ceremony at coalition headquarters in Kabul; And, Automakers in Japan are developing new "microcars" that fit only a drivermoreless
  • 2/9: Blizzard buries Northeast; quiet revolution to ease our minds
    A powerful storm has dumped up to three feet of snow across the Northeast. At least four deaths are blamed on the storm, and high winds have left more than 600,000 without power. Terrell Brown reports on the damage in the wake of the blizzard; And, Congressman Tim Ryan shares his idea on how to ease the minds of stressed-out Americans and help politicians in Washington see things more clearly.moreless
  • 2/8: Blizzard churns through Northeast; postman delivers lessons in happiness
    Governors throughout New England have declared emergencies as a brutal Nor'easter bears down on the region. Scott Pelley speaks with CBS News weather consultant David Bernard for the latest on the storm and what to expect; And, Steve Hartman found a post office where people go out of their way to stand in line.moreless
  • The coming Nor'easter may bring with it a record-breaking blizzard. Scott Pelley speaks with CBS News weather consultant David Bernard about where and when the storm will hit; And, police in southern California are on full tactical alert in a manhunt for a fired police officer who allegedly turned his guns on the LAPD. Ben Tracy reports on what's being done to end his deadly rampage.moreless
  • The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will drop Saturday mail delivery starting in August. Nancy Cordes reports on what's next for America's second largest civilian employer; And, when the center of Islamic culture in the fabled city of Timbuktu was invaded by Islamic extremists, one of its keepers sprang to action and saved thousands of historic documents from being destroyed.moreless
  • The FBI ended the standoff with Jimmy Lee Dykes, who was holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker. As Mark Strassmann reports, agents exploited a supply delivery routine they developed over a week of negotiations; And, Todd Love is a U.S. veteran who had every reason to feel cheated by life after losing both legs and an arm in Afghanistan. Instead, he's living it with a passion that is hard to match.moreless
  • 2/4: Ala. hostage standoff ends; King Richard III remains found
    Authorities ended a 7-day long stand off in Ala. killing a suspect and rescuing his hostage; Then, poor record keeping allowed a convicted felon to obtain a Minn. gun permit; Also, the remains of England's mysterious King Richard III have been found
  • French forces have retaken Timbuktu, the legendary center of culture and learning in the African nation of Mali, from Islamic militants. And as Elizabeth Palmer reports, the people of Timbuktu, now feeling safe again, want the French army to stay; And, with the Katrina in the city's rearview mirror, New Orleans is now the fastest growing city in America. And, as Jim Axelrod reports, hosting Super Bowl XLVII is like a coming out party for a city reborn.moreless
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    A story on how former NFL QB Jon Kitna has found his calling through teaching.

  • 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
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    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.
  • President Obama has named former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White - famous for going after terrorists - to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Major Garrett reports on the new sheriff of Wall Street; And, the giant squid used to be a creature so mysterious that the only evidence of its existence were the dead carcasses that washed ashore - until now. Michelle Miller reports on the Discovery Channel's expedition that caught the mythical beast alive on tape.moreless
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has decided to lift the decades-old ban on women in ground combat units. David Martin reports on what female soldiers will be able to do, and what still stands in their way; And, a group advising the National Institutes of Health on the use of chimpanzees for research is recommending that the majority of chimpanzees owned by the government should be retired and sent to sanctuaries.moreless
  • 1/22: Deadly freeze grips Midwest; women rule N.H. congressional delegation
    There are deaths and some schools are closing as the Midwest is hit by the coldest weather of the season. Dean Reynolds reports on the arctic attack in the heart of America; And, in New Hampshire, girl power is not just a phrase - it's a fact. Nancy Cordes spoke with the members of the state delegation of which most are women.moreless
  • President Obama used his second inaugural address to turn the page to a new agenda in his second term; Then, House Republicans will hold a vote to extend the nation's debt ceiling; Also, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal released the grim totals of casualties from a terror attack at a gas plant in Algeriamoreless
  • Four days after it started, the standoff between Algerian forces and an al Qaeda-linked terror group has ended, leaving 23 hostages dead. Charlie D'Agata reports on the still-unfolding story; And, Jim Axelrod speaks with New York Times sports columnist William Rhoden to asses the risk in making heroes out of sports stars.moreless
  • At least one American has been killed in the hostage standoff in the Algerian Desert. Mark Phillips reports on the still unfolding situation; And, Steve Hartman meets a young woman in Matawan, N.J., determined to help her elderly co-worker recover his stolen World War II medals.
  • 1/17: Algerian hostage military rescue; "Dear Abby" columnist dead at 94
    Four Americans have been freed, one of them injured, after an airborne military assault on terrorists in Algeria. Mark Phillips reports on the hostage-taking standoff that turned violent and bloody; And, "Dear Abby" columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips has died of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 94. Jim Axelrod reports how her friends and family are remembering her.moreless
  • President Obama has unveiled the most sweeping gun control package in generations. But, as Major Garrett reports, Mr. Obama warned that it will not be easy to implement without the help of voters; And, at least three Americans are among the hostages being held by Islamic terrorists in eastern Algeria, following an attack on a natural gas field. David Martin reports on who the attackers are and what they want.moreless
  • Lance Armstrong confessed to illegal doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey; Then, two explosions devastated the university in Aleppo, Syria killing more than 80 people; Also, the "Mindstream Academy" is an immersive program - at $28,000 a semester - that is bringing kids back from obesity
  • 01/14: Newtown makes "Sandy Hook Promise;" Calif. stockpiles flu vaccine
    The parents of Newtown, Conn., hope their organization "Sandy Hook Promise" will help develop a deeper understanding of mental illness and head off another shooting; Then, California is not sharing any of its supply of the flu vaccine with states that are running out to save it for the weeks ahead; Also, a victim of friendly fire is outraged after hearing the person who shot him down is being promoted.moreless
  • For most Californians, subfreezing temperatures are a novelty. But, as Carter Evans reports, to the state's $2 billion citrus industry, two freezing nights can be a crop killer; And, this year, one Washington hotel is offering their guests a new, high-tech service: A social media professional to follow them around and document their inauguration experiences in real time. Bill Plante decided to give it a try.moreless
  • In California, a cold snap has put a big chill on a normally mild climate. And as Carter Evans reports, it has farmers scrambling to save their crops; And, Newark, N.J., has found an unlikely use for the massive amount of guns it acquires through its buyback program: jewelry. John Bentley speaks with jewelry designer Jessica Mindich who is turning "ugly into beautiful."moreless
  • 1/10: NRA "disappointed" with Biden's task force meeting; N.J. town's Sandy recovery starts at the boardwalk
    After their meeting with Vice President Joe Biden's gun violence task force, the NRA released a statement saying they were "disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment"; And, for communities devastated by superstorm Sandy, it has been a long road to recovery. Elaine Quijano reports from a town along the New Jersey shore where that road is being built - one wooden plank at a time.moreless
  • Boston declared a public health emergency after confirmed cases of the flu reached 700 - there were just 70 at this time last year. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on what's behind the surge and what's being done to stop it; And, White House officials tell CBS News that President Obama is likely to unveil new ideas to reduce gun violence next week. And, as Major Garrett reports, they say the president is ready to act with or without Congress.moreless
  • President Obama's expected Secretary of Defense nominee receives criticism for controversial stance on Israel and a 14-year-old anti-gay comment; Also, as the gun control debate continues, the FBI completed more than 2.7 million background checks on people wanting to buy guns in December; And, rare program helps inmates when they get out of prison and saves taxpayer money across the country.moreless
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    Scott Pelley host this episode live from New Orleans for Super Bowl week.

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    Scott Pelley host this episode live from New Orleans for Super Bowl week.

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    Scott Pelley host this episode live from New Orleans for Super Bowl week.

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    Scott Pelley host this episode live from New Orleans for Super Bowl week.

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    Scott Pelley host this episode live from New Orleans for Super Bowl week.