Jodi Picoult is the best-selling author behind 23 novels in 23 years. She is known for her tear-jerking plot lines and dark, twisted narratives, but her new book shows a lighter side. She joins “CBS This Morning” with her daughter and co-author Samantha Van Leer to discuss their second young adult novel called “Off the Page.”
Casper is a mattress company that’s flipping expectations. It has raised $15 million in funding from high-profile backers, including Ashton Kutcher. The company, which sells exclusively through its website, is already disrupting an established industry that traditionally relies on salesmen and showrooms. Gigi Stone Woods reports on their direct-to-consumer approach appealing to the on-demand millennial generation.
A major new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine says that DNA testing results can be dramatically flawed. The genetic analysis is supposed to asses risk for cancer, among other health issues. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
Critics say new American embassies are getting more expensive. CBS News is learning of problems with one in the works in Mexico City that was supposed to cost $577 million to build, but the construction estimate has gone up by one-third, and the State Department hasn't even broken ground yet. Nancy Cordes reports.
The Aurora theater shooting trial of James Holmes is focusing on the notebook that Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist before the 2012 theater massacre. It contains 32 pages of drawings and writings, apparently showing Holmes weighing different methods and locations for an attack. Elaine Quijano reports.
Dozens of people from the U.S. and abroad are being monitored for possible exposure to live anthrax after the military mistakenly shipped the potential deadly agent to labs in up to nine states and South Korea. An investigation has been launched by the Centers for Disease Control while the Pentagon is working to secure the samples. Margaret Brennan reports.