Sandra Day O'Connor made history when she became the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court in 1981. Former President Ronald Reagan appointed her to the position and the Senate confirmed her unanimously. During her nearly 25 years on the country's highest court, O'Connor was considered by many to be the most powerful woman in America. Author Evan Thomas joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, "First: Sandra Day O'Connor, an American Life." It gives what the New York Times calls a "fascinating and revelatory" portrait of the justice, both on the bench and off.
New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben is famous for his suspense novels. His 31st and latest novel is called "Run Away." It follows a Wall Street financial adviser as he searches for his missing daughter and ultimately finds himself immersed in a dangerous world of crime and murder. Coben joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his latest book and his writing process.
The dinosaurs inside the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have been hiding for nearly five years while the Dinosaur Hall is renovated. But now those fossils are coming out of storage before the exhibit is reopened in Washington later this year. Chip Reid offers a sneak peek of the renovated space.
A Harvard-led study in the journal, Circulation, found people who drink two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day have a 31 percent higher risk of early death from cardiovascular disease. Each additional soda, sports drink, or sugary beverage increased the risk by 10 percent. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
A rare phenomenon attracted so many visitors to a Southern California town that officials declared a public safety emergency. The "Super Bloom" has drawn tens of thousands of people. The town of Lake Elsinore briefly cut off access to these poppy fields, calling the crowding "unbearable." Jamie Yuccas reports.
Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and several of its users for more than $250 million. In a complaint obtained by Fox News, Nunes accuses Twitter of "shadow-banning conservatives" and "knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory." Ed O’Keefe reports.
The man accused of killing reputed mob boss Frank Cali shared an apparent political message in his first court appearance. Anthony Comello, 24, displayed his left palm that said “MAGA forever,” an abbreviation of President Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again." Comello allegedly shot Cali outside his Staten Island home last week.
The battle to clear ISIS from its last stronghold in Syria entered a critical new phase. For more than two months, Charlie D'Agata has been reporting from the frontlines of eastern Syria where U.S.-backed forces are making what they hope is the final move against ISIS. D'Agata went to see the fight under cover of darkness in Baghouz, Syria.
After similarities were found in two deadly crashes in less than five months, federal investigators are looking into how the FAA approved Boeing's 737 Max jet. Boeing's CEO released a video Monday night, offering his condolences to victims of recent crashes involving the company’s planes. Kris Van Cleave reports.