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  • Health

    “Very high levels of arsenic” in top-selling wines

    by CBS News on Mar 19, 9:11

    Following recent warnings about the amount of arsenic in apple juice and rice, a proposed class action lawsuit is being filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country’s top selling wines have high levels of the element: up to four and five times the maximum amount the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows for […]

  • US/World

    Deadly rampage at Tunisia museum

    by CBS News on Mar 18, 9:14

    Last Updated Mar 18, 2015 12:10 PM EDT Tunisian officials said two gunmen stormed a famed museum near the country’s parliament in Tunis Wednesday, killing 17 foreign tourists, a police officer and a Tunisian civilian before being killed themselves in a police raid. Prime Minister Habib Essid said in a live televised news conference that […]

  • US/World

    Obama: New protections coming for college borrowers

    by CBS News on Mar 10, 15:20

    The 40 million Americans who have borrowed for college, including those who are struggling with their loans, could soon find it far less frustrating to repay their student debt. In a memorandum signed today, President Barack Obama instructed the U.S. Department of Education and other government agencies to work together to create a considerably more […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Would you buy a cellular plan from Google?

    by CBS News on Mar 02, 13:55

    Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan. “You will […]

  • US/World

    Venus, Mars, moon set to dance in night sky this weekend

    by CBS News on Feb 20, 22:20

    Mars, Venus and the moon will meet up in a particularly beautiful cosmic display starting Friday. If you’ve been watching the evening twilight sky over the past few weeks, you will have seen the brilliant planet Venus gradually moving away from the sun, setting slightly later every evening. At the same time, the planet Mars has been gradually moving […]

  • US/World

    West Coast port slowdown could cost U.S. economy billions

    by CBS News on Feb 12, 16:19

    Along the West Coast some of the world’s busiest seaports are virtually shut down. Shipping companies locked out union dockworkers from Seattle to San Diego today. The container ships anchored off Long Beach have been waiting for days to unload, caught in a labor dispute that has left the Coast Guard to manage a floating traffic jam. […]

  • US/World

    Congress approves Keystone XL bill Obama plans to veto

    by CBS News on Feb 11, 16:54

    The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House voted 270-152 to send the bill to the president, endorsing changes made by the Senate that stated climate change was real and not a hoax, and oil sands […]

  • US/World

    20,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria, Iraq to join terrorists

    by CBS News on Feb 10, 17:07

    Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern. Intelligence agencies now believe […]

  • US/World

    More than 26 dead in Taiwan plane crash

    by CBS News on Feb 04, 9:01

    Rescuers used a crane to hoist a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan’s capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 18 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others. Flight 235 with 58 people aboard – most of them travelers from China – banked sharply […]

  • US/World

    Herbal supplements filled with fake ingredients, investigators find

    by CBS News on Feb 03, 15:51

    Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, according to an ongoing investigation that subjected popular herbal supplements to DNA testing. The investigation, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, focused on a variety of herbal supplements from four major retailers: GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreen Co. Lab tests determined that […]

  • US/World

    California officials call e-cigarettes a health threat

    by CBS News on Jan 28, 13:32

    As the popularity of e-cigarettes soars, both federal and state health officials continue to question their safety. In California on Wednesday, state health officials declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in pushing back against the fast-growing device. The […]

  • US/World

    Ohio man arrested for plot to attack U.S. Capitol

    by CBS News on Jan 14, 13:22

    U.S. officials have arrested an Ohio man in connection with a plan to attack the Capitol building in Washington, D.C, CBS News confirms. Christopher Lee Cornell — also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah — was arrested by the FBI for the attempted killing of a U.S. government officer and for possession of a firearm in […]

  • US/World

    Divers retrieve one of two black boxes from AirAsia Flight 8501

    by CBS News on Jan 11, 18:52

    Divers retrieved one of the black boxes Monday from the AirAsia plane that plummeted more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt to recover bodies and wreckage. The discovery of the device was confirmed to CBS News. The flight data recorder was found under part of the plane’s wing […]

  • National

    Obama nominates Ashton Carter to be defense secretary

    by CBS News on Dec 05, 9:05

    President Obama formally nominated Ashton Carter to be his fourth defense secretary Friday morning. Mr. Obama hailed Carter as “one of our nation’s foremost security leaders” and said Carter would bring to the job a unique combination of “strategic perspective and technical know-how.” If confirmed by the Senate, Carter will replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck […]

  • US/World

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigning

    by CBS News on Nov 24, 7:06

    Last Updated Nov. 24, 2014 12:00 PM EST After less than two years at the helm of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning. Hagel approached President Obama last month about stepping down, Mr. Obama announced Monday from the State Dining Room of the White House, with Hagel and Vice President Joe Biden by […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Rosetta’s Philae lander touches down on comet

    by CBS News on Nov 12, 8:31

    Last Updated Nov 12, 2014 11:45 AM EST For the first time ever, a space probe has landed on the surface of a comet. Cheering and hugs erupted at the European Space Agency Wednesday as mission controllers received a signal from the Philae landing craft confirming a successful touchdown. “Everyone’s been on the edge of […]

  • Health

    Ebola confirmed in Texas patient; First case diagnosed in U.S.

    by CBS News on Sep 30, 14:36

    Last Updated Sep 30, 2014 7:20 PM EDT The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States. The patient, still not identified, had recently flown here from Liberia to visit family, officials said. He was admitted on Monday to an isolation unit at Texas Health […]

  • US/World

    U.S. begins airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

    by CBS News on Sep 22, 18:58

    The U.S. military has begun airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, CBS News has confirmed. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement Monday evening that a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles were engaged in the attack. “The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the […]

  • National

    Another NFL player arrested for domestic violence incident

    by CBS News on Sep 17, 17:43

    Last Updated Sep 17, 2014 9:29 PM EDT PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, criminal damage and preventing someone from calling 911, Phoenix police said. The allegations stem from two separate alleged incidents at his southeast Phoenix home in late July, Phoenix police Sgt. Trent […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Joan Rivers dead at 81

    by CBS News on Sep 04, 11:16

    Joan Rivers, a pioneer for women in stand-up comedy and television, has died, her daughter confirmed. She was 81. Rivers died at 1:17 p.m. ET Thursday in New York surrounded by family and friends. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” Melissa Rivers said. “Although that is difficult to do right […]