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  • Sci/Tech

    Solar Impulse 2 finishes historic Pacific Ocean crossing

    by CBS/AP on Apr 24, 14:37

    A solar-powered airplane landed in California on Saturday, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of its journey around the world. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. following a 62-hour, nonstop solo flight without fuel. The plane […]

  • Crime

    911 caller who found victims: “There’s blood all over”

    by CBS/AP on Apr 23, 18:19

    An out-of-breath caller who found two of the eight slain members of an Ohio family told a 911 dispatcher in a quavering voice that “there’s blood all over the house.” “I think my brother-in-law’s dead,” she said, her voice rising as she adds later that it looks like someone has “beat the crap out of them.” “I […]

  • US/World

    Carnival to set sail for Cuba starting in May

    by CBS/AP on Mar 21, 21:04

    The world’s largest cruise line is getting approval from Cuba to start running “cultural exchange” trips to the island starting in May. With hotels in Cuba in short supply, Carnival Corp.’s new brand, Fathom offers travelers another option. A 704-passenger ship will initially visit ports in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. The ship is relatively small […]

  • US/World

    Paris attack fugitive captured in Belgium terror raid

    by CBS/AP on Mar 18, 11:53

    The main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, Salah Abdeslam, has been arrested in Belgium’s capital after four months at large, Belgian officials said Friday. He was arrested Friday in a major police operation in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek. The operation was ongoing, and explosions were heard in the area. Belgian public television […]

  • US/World

    Bergdahl: Leaving post in Afghanistan was ‘self-sacrifice’

    by CBS/AP on Mar 17, 20:45

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he left a post in Afghanistan in 2009 to draw attention to what he saw as bad decisions by officers above him, according to documents released Wednesday that also show he was diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Attorneys for Bergdahl, who faces charges including desertion, said they released the documents to […]

  • Health

    Seattle hospital urges HIV tests after needle swaps

    by CBS/AP on Mar 16, 18:59

    A Seattle hospital has urged more than 1,300 patients to get tested for hepatitis and HIV after a former surgery technician was charged with stealing and swapping syringes. CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reports that 28-year-old Rocky Allen has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he took syringes of painkillers and replaced them with those containing another substance. […]

  • US/World

    US confirms ISIS commander ‘Omar the Chechen’ is dead

    by CBS/AP on Mar 14, 16:12

    The United States has confirmed that ISIS commander Omar al-Shishani, also known as “Omar the Chechen,” is dead, CBS News’ David Martin reports. According to officials, he survived an initial attack carried out in the beginning of March, but has since died of his wounds, Martin reports. A U.S. official previously said an attack was carried […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Verizon to pay $1.35M fine over ‘supercookie’ tracking

    by CBS/AP on Mar 08, 16:34

    Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its use of “supercookie” technology that the government said followed phone customers on the Internet without their permission. Verizon will also have to get an explicit “yes” from customers for some kinds of tracking. The supercookies landed their name because they were hard, or near-impossible, to block. Verizon uses them […]

  • Military

    ​Bowe Bergdahl lawyers seek meeting with Donald Trump

    by CBS/AP on Mar 06, 10:09

    Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Saturday they may seek a deposition from presidential contender Donald Trump or call him as a witness at a legal proceeding, saying they fear his comments could affect their client’s right to a fair trial. Bergdahl’s attorney Army Lt. Col. Franklin Rosenblatt asked Trump in a letter dated Saturday for […]

  • US/World

    Airstrikes reported on day 2 of Syria ‘truce’

    by CBS/AP on Feb 28, 16:46

    Warplanes carried out Sunday air raids on two villages in northern Syria as Russia said a northern town held by a predominantly Kurdish militia came under fire from the Turkish side of the border. Sunday’s air raids came on the second day of a cease-fire brokered by Russia and the U.S., the most ambitious effort yet […]

  • US/World

    Syria cease-fire takes effect

    by CBS/AP on Feb 27, 13:55

    International attention was focused on Syria Friday as a “cessation of hostilities” took effect. The truce began at midnight local time (5 p.m. EST). If it holds, it would be the first time international negotiations have brought any degree of quiet in Syria’s five-year civil war. But success requires adherence by multiple armed factions. Also, it is […]

  • News

    Snickers, Milky Way and other Mars candy bars recalled

    by CBS/AP on Feb 23, 15:41

    U.S. chocolate maker Mars said Tuesday it’s recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries in Europe and elsewhere after plastic was found in one of its products. Roel Govers, spokesman for Mars in the Netherlands, told The Associated Press that the recall affects 55 countries but would not provide further details, saying the company would email a […]

  • US/World

    Late Justice Antonin Scalia honored at funeral Mass

    by CBS/AP on Feb 20, 10:23

    In a hallowed place where popes have prayed and pilgrims have flocked, Washington is capping two days of official mourning for Antonin Scalia with a funeral Mass for the late Supreme Court justice. One of Scalia’s nine children, the Rev. Paul Scalia, led the Mass on Saturday at the nation’s largest Roman Catholic church, the Basilica […]

  • US/World

    “Historic day”: U.S., Cuba sign deal on commercial flights

    by CBS/AP on Feb 16, 15:39

    The United States and Cuba signed an agreement on Tuesday morning to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Cuban Transportation Minister Adel Yzquierdo Rodriguez signed the deal in a ceremony at Havana’s Hotel […]

  • US/World

    N. Korea used a cagey new trick in rocket launch

    by CBS/AP on Feb 09, 16:58

    Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea’s navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure. News outlets working in real time jumped on the idea. But it quickly proved wrong. South Korean officials and foreign analysts say […]

  • US/World

    North Korea praises new rocket’s “fascinating vapor”

    by CBS/AP on Feb 07, 13:56

    For North Korea’s propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of “fascinating vapor” through the clear blue sky. For South Korea’s president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another “intolerable provocation.” The rocket was launched from North Korea’s west coast only two hours […]

  • Military

    Generals say women should have to register for draft

    by CBS/AP on Feb 02, 14:37

    The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, which are now all open to them, and that women should also have to register for the draft. The military service leaders say they will not lower standards to bring […]

  • US/World

    World Health Organization declares Zika virus a global health emergency

    by CBS/AP on Feb 01, 10:56

      Last Updated Feb 1, 2016 2:26 PM EST The World Health Organization has announced that the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas qualifies as a global health emergency, a declaration that is expected to trigger increased funding and coordinated efforts to help stop the outbreak. The agency convened an emergency meeting of independent […]

  • US/World

    Search for 12 missing Marines off Hawaii hurt by high surf

    by CBS/AP on Jan 17, 11:54

    The high surf warning that has complicated the search for 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii was expected to persist Sunday. The waves dispersed the debris and complicated the search, which was expanded to include waters off Oahu’s west coast. “It makes finding things incredibly difficult,” Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr […]

  • US/World

    Security forces raid hotel seized by Islamic militants

    by CBS/AP on Jan 16, 10:15

    Burkina Faso and French forces killed a fourth extremist Saturday after freeing 126 people and killing three other attackers to end the seizure of a luxury hotel by al Qaeda-linked militants, Burkina Faso officials said. In addition to the extremists, at least 23 people were killed in the attack at the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, the […]