The U.S. Navy's Cape Ray will play a major role in ensuring the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons goes smoothly. But before the weapons reach the ship, where two specially designed hydrolysis units will be used to neutralize the chemical agents, they must be transported by armored vehicle across the war-torn country. Margaret Brennan reports.
A California judge ruled that three major paint companies should be held responsible for creating a "public nuisance" by selling lead paint prior to it being banned in 1978. The $1.1 billion fine levied against Sherwin-Williams, ConAgra and NL Industries will be used to help remove the paint from an estimated 4.7 million California homes. Ben Tracy reports.
An unlikely December wildfire has left the coastline and mountains of Big Sur, Calif., under a thick cloud of smoke. Firefighters continue to fight the blaze and hope a slight chance of rain will provide much-needed help as California's fire season threatens to stretch well into 2014. John Blackstone reports.
Six U.S. troops were killed Tuesday when their Blackhawk helicopter went down in southern Afghanistan. The cause of the crash is still unknown, and it remains unclear how the Americans died. It was the worst single day loss for the U.S. since Afghan troops officially took the lead in combat operations. David Martin reports.
NASA says it will take a series of spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line that shut down half of the International Space Station's cooling system last week. There are only two cooling lines on the Space Station, and if both units fail, the astronauts aboard would have to evacuate. Jeff Glor reports.
Andre Simons runs an FBI unit that works to stop shootings before they happen, and in the past year his behavioral team has tackled 150 cases -- not one resulting in violence. When the unit gets a heads up about threatening behavior, analysts work to re-direct the subject to mental health treatment, monitoring or custody. Bob Orr reports.
Investigators say the student who opened fire last week at a Colorado high school was firing at random when he struck a 17-year-old girl in the head, putting her in a coma. The shooter's primary target was a librarian who had previously taken disciplinary action against him. Rick Sallinger of CBS station KCNC reports.