The death of an unarmed African American teenager has sparked protests, rioting and looting in a suburb north of St.Louis, Missouri. Michael Brown, 18, was killed in a police shooting on Saturday. Witnesses say it was unprovoked, but police tell a different story.
A fourth day of U.S. airstrikes enabled regional Kurdish "peshmerga" forces in northern Iraq to recapture two strategic villages from ISIS militants on the outskirts of Erbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani says the strikes are working, but his fighters need the American firepower to continue if ISIS is to be defeated.
President Obama warned Americans on Saturday that the new campaign to bring security in Iraq requires military and political changes and "is going to be a long-term," but limited project. Obama said Iraqi security forces need to revamp to effectively mount an offensive, which requires a government in Baghdad that the Iraqi military and people have confidence in.
And while it's clear Iraq's government should be focused on the fighting the Sunni militants who have seized a vast swath of the country, embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki instead accused the new president of violating the constitution on Sunday -- plunging the nation into deeper political turmoil as the process of choosing a new government is again delayed.
Critics of President Obama's handling of the Iraq crisis argue ISIS is stronger than al Qaeda was in 2001. Do they have a point? Several experts CBS News spoke with say that the Islamic jihadist group has indeed been able to accomplish an enormous amount in a short period of time. And in global reach, fundraising capabilities and pure operational ability, they are outpacing Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda.
A police investigation into what happened at a NASCAR race at Canandaigua in upstate New York is under way after a 20 year old driver named Kevin Ward Jr. was killed when he got out of his vehicle. He was run over by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart
Health officials say missionaries returning to the United States after working with patients infected with Ebola will be put in quarantine and monitored,
Contradicting reports of whether countries are shutting down their borders around Liberia
The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has rapidly grown into the largest and deadliest in history, claiming lives so far in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. The death toll is already more than three times higher than any previous Ebola outbreak. Experts say a number of factors have contributed to making this outbreak so much worse than those that came before.
For most Americans, the economic "recovery" to date has lacked a critical ingredient. Wage growth -- specifically, the year-over-year change in the hourly earnings of employees, They peaked at just above 4 percent before the housing crash before sliding to a low of 1.3 percent in 2012. Since then wages have only just kept up with inflation. But there is now evidence that may be set to change.
It's another battle for Amazon.com Inc.. The on-line retailer has halted preorders for some DVDs and Blu-ray discs from media giant Walt Disney Co., including popular titles such as "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in an apparent contract dispute. The online retailer is restricting customers' ability to pre-order physical copies of the films, promising to notify them when they become available.
Each year the FBI invites teens to participate in a "Future Agents in Training" program. This year 48 teens were selected from over 380 students who applied. They take classes taught by current and former FBI agents, learn to conduct polygraph tests, and head to Quantico for real exercises at Hogan's Alley which is where FBI agents are trained to respond to real life scenarios like a bank robberies.
Nine out of ten wildfires are started by people, not lightning. With the severe drought in the west, Smokey Bear's message, "Only you can prevent wildfires" remains as relevant as ever. Smokey is recognized is one of the longest and most successful public service campaigns in history. Smokey turns 70 this week and his image is being "freshened up."
In a world, where people spend most of their time looking down upon screens, there is not much incentive to look up; city lights block out the night sky. But there is an Earth-bound version of a black hole -- down there in west Texas. It is not by accident, thanks to men like Bill Wren, a veteran astronomer at McDonald Observatory, nicknamed the "Angel of Darkness." He is the a self-proclaimed light police.
Bob Schieffer on the good, the bad, and the ugly things accomplished by former President Richard Nixon.