The National Transportation Safety Board is opening hearings into whether airline pilots are being lulled into crashes by cockpit computers. CBS News aviation and safety expert Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, a former U.S. Airways captain, says pilots must have a deep understanding of the airplane and all its systems. Scott Pelley reports.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to South Africa Monday, alongside former President George W. Bush and his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As many as 100 world leaders are expected at the first event in a week-long commemoration of Nelson Mandela. Mark Phillips reports.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Ravanchi warns that if the U.S. Senate approves new economic sanctions on Iran, it will be breaking the nuclear deal that was reached in November. Iran's government defied hardliners at home in agreeing to the deal, and its political credibility is on the line. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
The U.S. Treasury sold off the last of its General Motors shares at a loss to taxpayers of $10 billion. President Barack Obama decided to bail out the bankrupt automaker four years ago at the height of the Great Recession, ordering G.M. to overhaul its operations and saving hundreds of thousands of jobs. Anthony Mason reports.
Warning: graphic video. A CBS News crew witnessed South African police gunning down children in a 1985 report from South Africa. The report sparked international condemnation against the apartheid regime and heightened sanctions against the South African government. The members of the CBS News crew recall the story that revealed the brutality of apartheid and caused them to be kicked out of the country.
South Africa is preparing for one of the largest global gatherings in recent history, with more than 50 heads of state expected to attend the state memorial for Nelson Mandela. Some worry the massive show of affection by world leaders and citizens might be more than the country's resources can bear. Bill Whitaker reports.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in the biggest show of strength yet denouncing its government's decision not to sign a trade deal with the European Union, and instead strengthening ties with Russia. A rift is growing within the country between those who seek closer ties with Russia in Ukraine, and those who want Ukraine to become closer to the E.U. Charlie D'Agata reports.
U.N inspectors visited a heavy water production plant in Iran. The inspection is part of the nuclear agreement with the U.S. in exchange for easing economic sanctions. Iran's president is walking a fine line between supporters of the plan and hardliners who accuse him of selling out. Elizabeth Palmer reports.