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  • Sci/Tech

    Nepal earthquake left Mount Everest slightly shorter

    by CBS News on Apr 30, 16:58

    The first good view of the aftermath of Nepal’s deadly earthquake from a satellite reveals that a broad swath of ground near Kathmandu lifted vertically, by about 3 feet (1 meter), which could explain why damage in the city was so severe. The data also indicate the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, got […]

  • US/World

    20 years later, wounds remain from Oklahoma City bombing

    by CBS News on Apr 17, 18:20

    Timothy McVeigh was executed for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City 20 years ago this weekend. 168 people, including 19 children, were killed. It was the deadliest act of homegrown terror in U.S. history. Nearly 700 were hurt. Some suffered the kinds of wounds that never heal. The scenes from April […]

  • US/World

    ‘Royal treasure’ lost in shipwreck 2 centuries ago returned to Hawaii

    by CBS News on Apr 09, 19:59

    A museum in Hawaii is preparing to open a treasure-trove of artifacts from the shipwreck of a royal yacht sunk off the coast of Kauai 191 years ago. Richard Rogers, a Hawaii shipwreck chaser, worked with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution to dredge up the findings from the ship owned by King Kamehameha II, aka […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Pedophiles finding a safe haven on the ‘dark net’

    by CBS News on Apr 09, 17:10

    Sweetie looks and sounds like a young girl from the Philippines. “My name is Sweetie,” she says. “I’m 10 years old.” There are thought to be hundreds of children like her in Southeast Asia, working in front of live Internet webcams, paid to perform sex acts for pedophiles. But Sweetie isn’t real. She’s a digital […]

  • US/World

    Archaeologists fighting to save what ISIS destroys

    by CBS News on Apr 01, 17:39

      GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Among the tragedies of the conflict between the two branches of Islam is the destruction of irreplaceable art in Syria, a nation that was once one of the world’s great museums of antiquity. A seventh-century mosque is blasted by a shell. The ancient city of Apamea, dating back some 2,300 years, is […]

  • 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 […]