Our series "A More Perfect Union" aims to how that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. Nearly one year after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas, many people are still unable to return to their homes. A small group of military veterans and several dedicated volunteers are helping to rebuild the fourth largest city in the U.S., one home at a time. Chip Reid went to Houston to meet them.
New research says children of working mothers are just as happy later in life as the kids of stay-at-home moms. A new study led by a Harvard University professor found daughters of working moms are more likely to advance in their own careers and when the sons of working moms started their own families, they spent 50 minutes more each week caring for them. CBS News contributor Jodi Kantor joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how this study confirms what we already intuitively know: kids of working moms will be just fine.
When Scottish climber Rick Allen was scaling the world's 12th tallest mountain in the Himalayas and didn’t return, he was feared dead. It turns out, he had tumbled onto an ice cliff. A cook at basecamp spotted his backpack, near where he had fallen. Polish climbers operating a drone were able to locate him. Allen suffered cuts and frostbite, but is expected to be okay.
A new law in Arizona that went into effect July 1 spells out what happens to frozen embryos when a couple gets divorced. Supporters of the law say it will protect a partner's right to his or her embryos but opponents say it could force people to become parents against their will. Tony Dokoupil reports.
A federal judge has ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina to stay in jail until her trial. Butina pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday to charges of conspiracy and acting as a foreign agent. Prosecutors say she contacted Russian operatives while in the U.S. and used her cover as a gun rights activist to gain access to conservative politicians. Paula Reid reports.
With the White House struggling to contain the controversy over this week's Helsinki summit, President Trump now says for the first time in office that he blames Russian President Vladimir Putin for interfering in the 2016 election. The president told CBS News he told Putin to stop meddling, just a few hours after apparently questioning U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia is still doing it. “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor asked Mr. Trump directly if he held Putin personally responsible.