A state agency has fined Arizona's Forestry Division more than $500,000 for mistakes that led to the deaths of 19 firefighters who were killed in June's Yarnell wildfire -- the deadliest such incident in 80 years. According to a state report, protecting property was put ahead of the safety of the firefighters. John Blackstone reports.
Many Sandy Hook families objected to the release of the 911 calls from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. A lawsuit was filed, but the judge ruled in favor of news organizations which argued the tapes belonged to the public. Elaine Quijano spoke with some of the victims' family members ahead of the tapes' release.
Many Americans, like Dawn Erin, are returning to HealthCare.gov for the first time since the site's relaunch and are finding it easier to sign up for insurance. The White House said Wednesday that 29,000 Americans enrolled on the Obamacare site in the first 24 hours after it was repaired. Major Garrett reports.
Citrus growers in California's San Joaquin Valley, the largest fresh citrus producing region in the U.S., rushed to pick as much fruit as possible Wednesday before freezing temperatures descended upon the area. If temperatures drop for as long as predicted, farmers could lose half their crops. Bill Whitaker reports.
The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, occur when highly charged solar winds strike particles on the edge of space, causing a brilliant explosion of light. Photographer Dave Parkhurst has been braving the extreme elements of the Alaskan wilderness to capture this incredible display on film. Ben Tracy reports.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials are engaged in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with overseas synthetic drug manufacturers. The drugs, often created in China, are meant to mimic the effects of illegal street drugs, but they contain no illegal substances, leaving Customs officials powerless to stop them from coming into the country. Holly Williams reports.
Egypt's military dictatorship has launched a major offensive against what it calls terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. Rebels there want to establish a strict Islamic state. But residents whose homes have been destroyed by shelling are frustrated by the harsh crackdown, and sympathy for the extremists is on the rise. Clarissa Ward reports.
The main selling point for electric cars has been avoiding trips to the gas station, but car companies are putting new emphasis on performance. Jeff Glor rode along in one electric car that went zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds -- the kind of power and promise that spurred Formula 1 to launch an electric car racing series next year.
A federal judge cleared the way for the largest public bankruptcy in American history, approving a plan that will allow Detroit to reduce the pensions of city workers and retirees. A financial consultant for the city said pensioners may end up with as little as 16 cents on the dollar. Dean Reynolds reports.
The Metro-North commuter train crash that killed four people and injured dozens more came just two years before the federal government's deadline for railroads to install automatic slowdown technology, or what's known as a positive train control system. Train operators in Los Angeles will begin testing the system next month. Bill Whitaker reports.