This Morning from CBS News: Aug. 26, 2014

Undated image posted by Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on June 30, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during parade in Raqqa, Syria. AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center

Ratcheting up

The Pentagon has begun planning for airstrikes in Syria that use both manned and unmanned aircraft to attack ISIS targets, and surveillance flights over Syria have been authorized, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin. The goal would be to disrupt the group's operations and kill senior leaders.

Trending terror

Last weekend, ISIS used social media to spread its message. While using the hashtag #napaquake, viewers saw posts about the Northern California earthquake mixed with threats against the United States, attacks on President Obama and gruesome photos of dead American soldiers.

Brown funeral

More than 2,500 people attended Michael Brown's funeral, mourning the unarmed black teen kill by a white policeman, and heard calls for action. CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers reports the ceremony was attended by members of Congress and civil rights leaders, and went off as peacefully as Brown's parents wanted.

VA failures

President Obama will address the American Legion's annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina today, focusing on how the U.S. can honor its commitments to its veterans. The address comes just weeks after Mr. Obama signed legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, but he's facing criticism over the issue from a politically vulnerable -- Democrat.

Rough road

The auto industry may be have tough times ahead of it, according to a report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Customer satisfaction with automakers has dipped to a five-year low. See how your car did.

Not so fast

New technology can help give parents some peace of mind by enabling them to set a limit on a car's speed and by tracking the location of their teenage driver on the road.

Open queen

Top-ranked tennis star Serena Williams takes the court this evening against fellow American Taylor Townsend, who is 14 years her junior. Williams spoke to "CBS This Morning" anchor Norah O'Donnell about her year of highs and lows, and her hopes for this year's final grand slam tournament.

Transfer cash

Brokerage firms are locked in a new war from which you may be able to profit. Many are paying good money if investors have substantial funds and are willing to move the investments over to them.

Breaking good

Nearly a year after it went off the air, "Breaking Bad" picked up the award for outstanding drama series for the second year in a row at last night's Emmys ceremony, while "Modern Family" won a record-tying fifth Emmy for outstanding comedy series. Billy Crystal paid a touching tribute to Robin Williams, calling him "the brightest star in a comedy galaxy."

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