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  • US/World

    States, BP reach $18.7B settlement over oil spill

    by CBS/AP on Jul 02, 10:29

    Last Updated Jul 2, 2015 10:55 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS - Officials in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas announced an $18.7 billion settlement with BP on Thursday that resolves years of litigation over the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The April 20, 2010, rig blast killed 11 workers and sent millions of barrels […]

  • US/World

    Obama to expand overtime pay for millions of workers

    by CBS/AP on Jun 30, 8:42

    President Obama, in an opinion piece appearing in the Huffington Post, announced that the White House is raising the threshold income level at which workers are exempt from overtime pay of time-and-a-half wages. The level is currently $23,360, according to the op-ed. Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under […]

  • US/World

    Supreme Court upholds use of drug implicated in botched executions

    by CBS/AP on Jun 29, 7:33

    Last Updated Jun 29, 2015 10:37 AM EDT WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it’s “highly likely” that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. The justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the […]

  • US/World

    Solar storm that hit Earth could bring northern lights as far south as Iowa

    by CBS/AP on Jun 23, 17:49

    Last Updated Jun 23, 2015 4:03 PM EDT A severe solar storm slammed Earth on Monday afternoon, increasing the chances of fluctuations in the power grid and GPS. It also pushes shimmering polar auroras to places where more people can possibly see them. Photographer Megan Sugden captured some spectacular photos of aurorae in northern Minnesota Monday night. […]

  • US/World

    Suspect in deadly church rampage caught in N.C.

    by CBS/AP on Jun 18, 8:31

    Last Updated Jun 18, 2015 12:19 PM EDT Dylann Storm Roof, the suspect in a deadly rampage at a historic black church in South Carolina, has been arrested in North Carolina, sources tell CBS News. Greg Mullen, the police chief in Charleston, South Carolina, told reporters that Roof was arrested during a traffic stop in Shelby, […]

  • US/World

    Amtrak passengers recall ‘nightmare’ wreck as probe begins

    by CBS/AP on May 13, 7:32

    Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos. Some passengers had to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape. One of the seven […]

  • US/World

    Criminal charges sought against cops in Freddie Gray death

    by CBS/AP on May 01, 7:32

    Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody. The announcement came after nearly two weeks of growing anger over Freddie Gray’s death, and only hours after she received the results of a police investigation. State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the stiffest […]

  • US/World

    U.S. protests ‘unsafe’ intercept of reconnaissance plane by Russia

    by CBS/AP on Apr 13, 10:14

    The U.S. is protesting an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet last week, calling it “unsafe and unprofessional” amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow. Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright on Sunday said the U.S. was filing a complaint to Russia after the April 7 incident over […]

  • US/World

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing

    by CBS/AP on Apr 08, 10:33

    Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of multiple counts Wednesday, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. The verdict was reached Wednesday afternoon after a little over 11 hours of deliberations over two days. Tsarnaev kept his hands folded in front of him and looked down at the defense table as the […]

  • US/World

    Germanwings tragedy was no accident

    by CBS/AP on Mar 26, 8:07

    Last Updated Mar 26, 2015 10:54 AM EDT SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Only the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 was in the cockpit when the Airbus A320 slammed into a steep mountainside in the French Alps, a French prosecutor confirmed Thursday, saying he had “intentionally” crashed the aircraft. French prosecutor Brice Robin said in Marseille on Thursday that the […]

  • US/World

    American ISIS hostage is dead, family confirms

    by CBS/AP on Feb 10, 8:41

      Last Updated Feb 10, 2015 12:11 PM EST WASHINGTON – Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports that ISIS sent the family an e-mail telling them […]

  • National

    Storm grows over Patriots’ alleged use of illegal balls

    by CBS/AP on Jan 21, 13:52

    Last Updated Jan 21, 2015 2:26 PM EST The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing, after a report Tuesday night claiming the league found 11 of 12 balls were under-inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president for football operations, told The Associated […]

  • US/World

    City of Paris to sue Fox News over on-air comments

    by CBS/AP on Jan 20, 12:40

    Last Updated Jan 20, 2015 3:51 PM EST The city of Paris plans to sue Fox News over what it described as derisive on-air comments, a spokesperson confirmed to CBS News. They plan to sue for damage to “the honor and image of Paris,” the spokesperson told CBS News’ Elaine Cobbe. Paris is the number […]

  • US/World

    Federal court puts gray wolf back on endangered species list

    by CBS/AP on Dec 19, 15:38

    A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states. The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The U.S. Fish and […]

  • US/World

    Sydney hostage crisis ends; gunman dead after raid

    by CBS/AP on Dec 15, 8:20

    The siege of a downtown Sydney cafe where a a suspected Iranian-born Islamic extremist had been holding 17 hostages for 16 hours ended early Tuesday morning with three people dead, including the gunman, after police raided the building. The suspect, who first took the cafe during Monday morning rush hour, was identified by police as local Muslim cleric Man […]

  • US/World

    From coast to coast, Ferguson touches a nerve

    by CBS/AP on Nov 25, 7:41

    Last Updated Nov 25, 2014 8:40 AM EST Thousands of people rallied late Monday and early Tuesday in cities across the country, from Los Angeles to New York and dozens of places in between, to passionately but mostly peacefully protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown in […]

  • Alaska

    Much of U.S. faces frigid, snowy pre-winter blast

    by CBS/AP on Nov 11, 16:31

    Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Midwest with more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, leaving residents there and in the Rockies waking up to frigid temperatures that plunged as much as 50 degrees overnight. The rest of the Midwest and the East are expecting a dose of the icy weather later this […]

  • US/World

    Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in Calif.; 1 reported dead

    by CBS/AP on Oct 31, 12:28

    Last Updated Oct 31, 2014 4:18 PM EDT MOJAVE, Calif. – A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, the SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed Friday during a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another, witnesses and officials said. Wreckage was spotted in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. The spacecraft was carrying a crew of two. The Kern […]

  • US/World

    Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing at least 4

    by CBS/AP on Oct 30, 11:35

    Last Updated Oct 30, 2014 4:15 PM EDT WICHITA, Kan. – A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people, injuring at least five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that […]

  • US/World

    Hawaii lava enters residential property

    by CBS/AP on Oct 28, 13:07

    Last Updated Oct 28, 2014 4:25 PM EDT HONOLULU – After slowly snaking through unoccupied land for weeks, a river of asphalt-black lava has entered a residential property on Hawaii’s Big Island. The lava was within yards of a home in the rural community of Pahoa Village on Tuesday. Meanwhile, officials say an elementary school in […]