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“Unprecedented”: Flu Now Widespread In 36 States

“Unprecedented”: Flu Now Widespread In 36 States

Source: CBS News The flu is getting a fast start on 2015. It is now widespread in 36 states, an earlier and wider spread than usual. At least 15 children have died so far. This week in Minnesota, a record number of lab specimens were sent in for testing. Some hospitals in North Carolina and […]

Mich. Porch Shooter, Theodore Wafer Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

Mich. Porch Shooter, Theodore Wafer Found Guilty Of Second-Degree Murder

Source: AP / CBS News DETROIT – A suburban Detroit homeowner who fatally shot an unarmed woman on his porch was found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter Thursday afternoon. The jury began deliberating shortly before noon Wednesday. Theodore Wafer, 55, said he shot 19-year-old Renisha McBride in self-defensewhen she showed up drunk on his porch before dawn on Nov. 2. […]

Teen Severely Burned In Online “Fire Challenge”

Teen Severely Burned In Online “Fire Challenge”

Source: AP / CBS News SANTA ANA, Calif. — Authorities say a 16-year-old Southern California boy has suffered burns after setting himself on fire for an online dare. The Orange County Register reports that investigators believe the teen was trying the “fire challenge” that has spread on social media. Fire Capt. Larry Kurtz told the […]

U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Exposed To Ebola

U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers Exposed To Ebola

Source: AP / CBS News Two Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia have been isolated for exposure to the Ebola virus, CBS News has learned. They are currently showing no signs of sickness. The incubation period for the disease can be up to 21 days. The names of the isolated Americans have not been released. A Peace […]

White House: Don’t Discount GOP Calls To Impeach Obama

White House: Don’t Discount GOP Calls To Impeach Obama

Source: Jake Miller / CBS News Democrats shouldn’t be so quick to discount Republican calls to impeach President Obama, a top aide to the president said Friday, warning that House Republicans may be more eager to act on the threat of impeachment than people realize. “I think a lot of people in this town laugh that […]

Cop In Fatal NYC Arrest Stripped Of Gun, Badge

Cop In Fatal NYC Arrest Stripped Of Gun, Badge

Source: AP / CBS News NEW YORK — A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday. Officer Daniel Pantaleo, an eight-year NYPD veteran, and […]

Halle Berry Stars In New Television Series “Extant” (VIDEO)

Halle Berry Stars In New Television Series “Extant” (VIDEO)

Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, and she is now turning her attention to television. Her new show “Extant” premieres on CBS this week. Berry joins the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts to talk about the show.

Lawyer For Woman Beaten By Cop: “It’s Unacceptable”

Lawyer For Woman Beaten By Cop: “It’s Unacceptable”

Source: Don Dahler / CBS News A graphic incident in Los Angeles is under investigation after video emerged of a police officer beating a woman on the side of a highway. The video was recorded along the Santa Monica freeway last Tuesday during the afternoon rush hour. In it, 51-year-old grandmother Marlene Pinnock is seenbeing pulled to the […]

Who Is The Worst President Since WWII?

Who Is The Worst President Since WWII?

Source: Steve Chaggaris / CBS News As if President Obama doesn’t have enough to worry about running the country day-to-day, now his legacy can be added to his laundry list of concerns. Mr. Obama edges out former President George W. Bush as the worst president since World War II, American voters say, according to a new Quinnipiac […]

Speaker Boehner Announces Plans To Sue President Obama

Speaker Boehner Announces Plans To Sue President Obama

Source: Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Wednesday that he’s pushing the House of Representatives to sue President Obama “in an effort to compel the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.” He did not say which specific laws the suit will say […]