The first in a series of Congressional hearings into the so-called "gunwalker" scandal is set for Monday, June 13th. The title:"Obstruction of Justice: Does the Justice Department Have to Respond to a Lawfully Issued and Valid Congressional Subpoena?"Continue »
CBS News has learned that the recent case of a Mexican military helicopter forced to land after it was fired upon is linked to the ATF Fast and Furious "gunwalker" operation.
Drug cartel suspects on the ground shot at Mexican government helicopters two weeks ago in western Mexico, forcing one chopper to land. Authorities seized more than 70 assault rifles and other weapons from the suspects.Continue »
NEW YORK - You've seen the ads - "for-profit" colleges often promise credit for life experience and offer convenient online classes. Students are flocking to them. Enrollment in them is up 225 percent over ten years-- to more than 1.8 million students.
But some claim the "for-profits" saddle students with huge debts, and do little to get them jobs. As CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports, the federal government today announced it's cracking down on them.
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NEW YORK - As Fleet Week opened in New York City yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the Defense Intelligence Agency put out a bulletin warning of attacks on military targets.Continue »
NEW YORK - A bill requiring all rape kits to be tested in the state of Texas just needs the signature of the state's Governor Rick Perry according to a spokesperson for Ft. Worth Senator Wendy Davis.
The state Senator says she wrote the bill after a Emmy Award winning CBS News investigation uncovered over 5,000 untested rape kits in the San Antonio Police Department.Continue »
Miami (WFOR): Nearly eight years after voters demanded change in the way bad things are tracked and reported at hospitals throughout Florida, the CBS4 I-Team has discovered that little has changed and that hurts your ability to make choices when it comes to health care.
Los Angeles (KCBS): A CBS2 News investigation has uncovered the sons of an L.A. City Housing commissioner living in an apartment complex that hundreds of low-income families are waiting to get into.Are Murder Statistics Being Watered Down?
Chicago (WBBM): Chicago police claim the city's murder rate went down more than 5 percent last year. But did it really? But 2 Investigators found there's unfinished business: dozens of so-called "uncleared death investigations," yet to be classified as non-criminal cases or homicides.
CBS News has learned that the DEA has confiscated a stash of assault rifles connected to ATF's Fast and Furious operation. It's a major seizure of weapons in the controversial ATF case that's the subject of at least two investigations. Sources say it's believed the suspects intended to take the guns to Mexico.Continue »
About 100 firearms were stolen from a home in a Philadelphia suburb last Friday according to a document obtained by CBS News.
The victim, a resident of Chester, PA, told police that approximately 100 guns including various calibers of semiautomatic pistols, revolvers, shotguns, and rifles were taken during the burglary, according to a Delaware County officer safety advisory.Continue »
CBS affiliates in Los Angeles and Sacramento use hidden cameras to uncover thousands of expired elevator permits and a gift receipt scam at Walmart.
Los Angeles (KCBS)- With a hidden camera at South Coast Plaza Los Angeles affiliate KCBS found an elevator inspection permit that had expired two years ago in 2009. At County-USC Medical Center they found an elevator permit that had expired more than a year ago. And that was just the tip of the iceberg---KCBS found thousands of elevators with expired inspection permits around the Los Angeles area.
Sacramento (KOVR)- Walmart tops the list of Fortune 500 companies, bringing in the most revenue. But a hidden camera investigation by Sacramento affiliate KOVR uncovered a practice that may be adding to those profits. They caught Walmart shortchanging customers coast to coast when they return items using gift receipts, a practice that has some customers and consumer advocates outraged.