About nine months after the Cubs clinched the World Series, some of the team's biggest fans had a new reason to celebrate. Hospitals in Chicago are recording a surge in the number of births. The babies could be given names like Ivey, Clarke and maybe even Wrigley in what's being called Chicago's "World Series Babies." Adriana Diaz reports.
Each year, the Librarian of Congress appoints a poet laureate consultant in poetry. It aims to raise the nation's appreciation of poetry. Poets Robert Frost and Rita Dove once held the prestigious position. This fall, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith will begin her tenure as poet laureate. Smith and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden join "CBS This Morning" to discuss making poetry more accessible.
Angelina Jolie is opening up about her latest health struggles for the first time after a tumultuous year. For September's issue of Vanity Fair, the Hollywood star reveals she was diagnosed with Bell's palsy in 2016. The condition is a temporary facial paralysis, which affects about 40,000 Americans each year. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to talk about symptoms and treatment of the disease.
Communications director Anthony Scaramucci is calling for a federal investigation about an apparent leak of his financial disclosure forms. CBS News chief Washington correspondent and "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss why leaks are often a sign that the White House isn't operating in a healthy way and the difference between illegal leaks and harmless ones.
People in Hawaii are keeping a close eye on North Korea after the Pentagon reportedly detected signs the country could launch another missile test Wednesday. North Korea's last intercontinental ballistic missile test caused global alarm and some experts believe it had the range to reach Hawaii and Alaska. Carter Evans reports.
The CEO of shoe company Birkenstock is squaring off with online retail giant, Amazon, over third-party sales. Birkenstock pulled its products from Amazon earlier this year and in an email obtained by the Washington Post the CEO writes, "any authorized retailer who may do this for even a single pair will be closed FOREVER." Leigh Gallagher, senior editor at large at Fortune, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what this means for Amazon.
President Trump's newest hire is putting leakers inside the White House on notice. Communications director Anthony Scaramucci called for a federal investigation in a tweet last night about an apparent leak of his own financial disclosure forms. He even appeared to take aim at White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Margaret Brennan reports.
President Trump's sudden ban on transgender service members triggered protests on both coasts Wednesday. In New York, people carrying "resist" signs gathered in Times Square and San Francisco's city hall was bathed in colorful lights in support of transgender military members. The announcement was quickly met with shock from transgender veterans and bipartisan criticism. Jan Crawford reports.