Since 2002, almost two out of every three firefighters who died on the job died of cancer, as smoke from today's fires produces an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals. But many first responders diagnosed with cancer are being denied workers' comp benefits. Tony Dokoupil talks with firefighters who are battling more than just flames.
How did Father's Day come about? It was thanks to a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, who in 1909 proposed a day to celebrate fathers, like the widowed Civil War veteran who'd raised Dodd and her five brothers. But unlike Mother's Day, the idea was slow to catch on, and it would take decades for dads to get their due. Correspondent Nikki Batiste talks with retired NFL star Tony Gonzalez, a 2019 Father of the Year Award recipient, and with photographer Dave Engledow, the self-proclaimed "World's Best Father" (and he has the pictures to prove it).
Comedian Tim Allen, star of the hit sitcom "Home improvement" and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" animated films, talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the difficult past (including the loss of his father to a drunk driver) that led to a stellar standup career; the struggles with addiction problems that almost ended it all; and the happiness of being sober for more than 20 years.
When Aurora, Colo., middle school math teacher Finn Lanning learned his 13-year-old student Damien, who was in foster care, needed a kidney transplant, the confirmed bachelor decided to do something: become a foster parent. Steve Hartman reports.
It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help mark the project's 150th anniversary, the 7,000 horsepower Union Pacific steam engine #4014, built in the 1940s, has been restored. John Blackstone takes a ride, and talks with descendants of Chinese immigrants who were key to completing the 1,776-mile-long railroad.
"The fact that they're actually making a profit, and being able to get their bonuses...is just...it's ludicrous," one resident said
Opponents of President Trump's reelection announcement are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar
China also urges restraint from Iran, but puts blame for soaring tension in Mideast largely on Trump administration after troop surge announcement
An investigation by CBS News and Reuters has uncovered misconduct in the private military housing program. The investigation found one of the military's largest housing contractors apparently misled the Air Force to quality for millions of dollars in bonus payments -- and military families allege that the company ignored dangerous filth in their homes. Omar Villafranca reports.
Cell phone video from May 27 shows officers cursing and threatening to shoot after responding to a report of shoplifting
Protests are expected Tuesday at what officials are calling a "community listening session" in Phoenix over fallout from a video of police officers confronting a couple and their two small children. Cell phone video from May 27 shows officers cursing and pointing guns at Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper, threatening to shoot, after responding to a report of shoplifting. Jeff Pegues reports.
He calls himself the "World's Best Father," and he's got the pictures of himself and his daughter, Alice, to prove it
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When Finn Lanning found out why once of his students was planning to leave school, he knew he had to help
Even while battling a rare, life-threatening blood disorder, Laila Anderson's support of the Blues never wavered
Ella Casano, who has an autoimmune disease, created an animal pouch to hide IVs because she was "intimidated" by them. She now wants to donate it to kids in hospitals who need it
Bob Charland is behind Pedal Thru Youth, an organization giving away bicycles to kids in poor neighborhoods
"We should just have lunch together, because we're friends and that's what we do," 9-year-old Ryan Kyote said
"Lil Daniel X" is now waiting for Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus to come by and sing with him