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    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 […]

  • Arts & Entertainment

    FBI ‘addressing’ leak of celebrities’ nude photos

    by CBS News on Sep 01, 15:04

    The FBI said it was looking into the matter of nude photos of Hollywood celebrities being leaked online by hackers. In a statement, the agency said it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.” A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence […]

  • US/World

    Large earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

    by CBS News on Aug 24, 13:06

    Last Updated Aug 24, 2014 6:57 PM EDT A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California. The quake, the strongest in the region since 1989, prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency Sunday. […]

  • US/World

    How many Americans have joined ISIS?

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 11:36

    The U.S. government has positively identified a relatively small number of Americans – fewer than 12 – who have joined ISIS, but precise numbers are unavailable and intelligence assessments, while educated, are still estimates due to limited U.S. intelligence in Syria, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports. There is also a group of Americans who have […]

  • US/World

    ISIS claims to have beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley

    by CBS News on Aug 19, 16:45

    Last Updated Aug 19, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Islamic extremist group that has overrun parts of Syria and Iraq released a video that apparently shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley. The militant group also threatened to kill another U.S. journalist if the U.S. does not halt its airstrikes in Iraq. The Islamic State […]

  • US/World

    Latest: Malaysian Airlines plane shot down in Ukraine

    by CBS News on Jul 17, 15:00

    Last Updated Jul 17, 2014 6:15 PM EDT GRABOVO, Ukraine – A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, andboth the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft. U.S. military intelligence strongly suspects a surface-to-air missile brought […]

  • Crime

    Accused Houston shooter had long history of domestic violence

    by CBS News on Jul 10, 17:17

    Melanie Kaye Haskell fled Utah with her four children to get away from her violent ex-husband. Her sister helped her move to Texas, where they hoped the family would be safe. Instead, police say, the ex-husband, Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, came looking for Melanie. When he couldn’t find her, he gunned down the sister, her husband […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Cyberattack that locked Apple devices in Australia reaches U.S.

    by CBS News on May 28, 8:51

    First came reports of a widespread hack of Apple devices in Australia – the attacker locked the devices remotely and demanded ransom from the owners. Now, CBS Los Angeles reports the scam appears to have reached the U.S. Earlier this week, many Australian owners of Apple devices began discovering that their iPhones, iPads and Macs had been hacked by […]

  • Money

    GM recalls 2.4 million more vehicles

    by CBS News on May 20, 17:15

    General Motors (GM), which just last week recalled 2.7 million cars, announced further recalls Tuesday. The automaker issued four separate recalls covering more than 2.4 million vehicles, including Chevrolet Malibus, Cadillac Escalades and other models. Including Tuesday’s action, GM has recalled more than 13 million vehicles since January. The latest recalls cover a range of vehicles and model […]

  • News

    Climate change poses national security risks, says military report

    by CBS News on May 14, 9:15

    Climate change poses a severe risk to national security, according to a new report, and if it continues at the current rates, it is a “catalyst for conflict.” “The nature and pace of observed climate changes — and an emerging scientific consensus on their projected consequences — pose severe risks for our national security,” opens the […]

  • News

    Hero mom: “He mattered way more than I did”

    by CBS News on May 12, 18:48

    Lying in her hospital bed, Christina Simoes knows she may never walk again, but she says she’s thankful she and her toddler son are alive after she jumped from a burning building with him in her arms. When fire broke out Wednesday in their apartment complex, Simoes, 23, realized there was only one way to […]

  • News

    Nigeria welcomes U.S. military assistance to free kidnapped girls

    by CBS News on May 06, 15:04

    Last Updated May 6, 2014 2:54 PM EDT WASHINGTON - Nigerian officials on Tuesday welcomed a U.S. offer to send an American team of military personnel and law enforcement officials with expertise in investigations and hostages to help the country’s efforts to find and rescue the nearly 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamic militants in the country’s northeast. Secretary of State […]

  • Lifestyle

    Smart guns fire up both sides of gun control debate

    by CBS News on May 06, 9:29

    It’s something straight out of a James Bond movie: a gun that only its owner can fire. That kind of technology is now available in the real world. It’s called a “smart gun.” Made in Germany, it requires users to wear a radio-controlled watch to fire it, reports CBS News’ Jan Crawford. Maryland gun store […]

  • Health

    Doctors make boy radioactive to treat rare cancer

    by CBS News on May 02, 19:56

    A San Jose boy named Noah is at his home with his family after doctors turned him radioactive. It sounds like science fiction, but this special treatment may be the only thing saving his life, CBS San Francisco station KPIX-TV reports. This is taking place at only one hospital in the state: University of California-San Francisco’s […]