Written By William L. Watts, CBS MarketWatch
Written By William L. Watts, CBS MarketWatch
When the AIDS crisis hit in the 1980s, Ruth Coker Burks – who'd inherited 262 plots in a family cemetery in Hot Springs, Arkansas – became a mother of sorts to countless sons, many abandoned by families and churches because they were suffering from what was then called the "gay cancer." Coker Burks became a one-woman AIDS help center: driving patients to appointments, trying to find doctors or drugs, or filling-out death certificates. And in many cases she gave them a final resting place. Seth Doane reports on the woman who has been called the "Cemetery Angel," who gave – and received – so many precious gifts.
Originally developed by the U.S. military, the Global Positioning System (GPS) as we now know it became operational in 1995, and has since become vital to nearly every facet of modern life, from our smartphones to the internet and the electrical grid. David Pogue was invited into the Air Force's GPS Master Control Station at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo, and visits Lockheed Martin, where a new generation of GPS III satellites is being built.
You may know Shriners Hospitals for Children because of one very special patient: 17-year-old Alec Cabacungan, who was brought to Shriners because of a rare genetic disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (or brittle bone disease), and who for the past five years has helped spread their mission as the charitable organization's leading spokeskid. Lee Cowan talked with Cabacungan, who describes his challenges and aspirations, and who makes it all look so easy, while none of it really is.
In 2013 the unthinkable happened: a pope resigned, and another became head of the Vatican. For the first time in six centuries, the Catholic Church had two popes. The new film "The Two Popes" imagines what conversations between the 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins) and Pope Francis (played by Jonathan Pryce) would have sounded like – and since both pontiffs disagreed on most everything, not all of that conversation is polite. Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Hopkins and Pryce about their star-making movies, faith, and friendship.
Alanis Morissette's 1995 album, "Jagged Little Pill," became the unexpected soundtrack of a generation of young women who'd realized they didn't really fit into the box society was trying to put them in. It won five Grammys and sold more than 33 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful albums of all time. And now, 25 years later, "Jagged Little Pill" has been turned into a Broadway musical, with an original story by Oscar-winner Diablo Cody ("Juno"). Correspondent Luke Burbank talked with Cody, and with Morissette, who explains the joys of growing older, and of never shying away from confronting the big issues of life.
Pelosi shared a link to buy a sweatshirt with the now-iconic phrase printed on it
The gunfire prompted a massive law enforcement response to Naval Air Station Pensacola, which was locked down.
The committee will hear from both the Democratic and Republican counsels of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees to argue for or against President Trump's impeachment.
Original Medicare premiums and deductibles for 2020 will take a bigger bite out of Social Security payments.
Before she was a pop princess, Swift spent her early years on a farm in Pennsylvania – and her music videos gives fans an intimate look at that
The disease has infected more than 4,300 people on the islands, killing at least 63 of them
A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity
Looking back at the wall that once divided Germany during the Cold War, and its collapse in November 1989
Shows and movies you'll want to stream soon
The largest pop culture event on the East Coast drew hordes of sci-fi, fantasy, anime and comic book fans, many of whom came in disguises (or, in the case of some superheroes, discarded them)
The Oscar-winning filmmaker has challenged audiences with stories of crime, isolation, ambition and faith
Michael brought all his friends to celebrate his special day with him
Fans were ordering the "Posty Special": a $6 box of chicken, fries and a free pair of Crocs.
After Jeff Gulley was diagnosed with colon cancer, fellow officers and members of his community stepped up
About 25 volunteers made 3,694 cookies in just one day to honor their late friend, who started the tradition 12 years ago
"I wouldn't miss a class for a broken bone."
Michigan State University's Josh Butler brought out his adopted dogs, Roxi and Remy, who have been with him through tough times.