This Morning from CBS News: Aug. 12, 2014

Robin Williams arrives at the premiere of "World's Greatest Dad" in Los Angeles, Aug. 13, 2009.


Robin Williams 1951 - 2014

News of comedian Robin Williams apparent suicide shocked the entertainment world last night.

Tributes from friends and celebrities flooded social media.

After making a name for himself on television's "Mork and Mindy," Williams would go on to find success on the big screen including an Oscar win for "Good Will Hunting."

Appearing on "60 Minutes" in 1986, Williams shared with Ed Bradley insight, and laughs, with the man he called his comedic inspiration.

His final role was starring on in the CBS comedy, "The Crazy Ones".

Macho culture behind Stewart incident?

Some are blaming the racing culture for the tragic death of 20 year old NASCAR driver Kevin Ward Jr., who was fatally struck by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car during a race.

Call for justice

The parents of Michael Brown appeared at a news conference in tears and demanded justice for their son. They were joined by attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of Trayvon Martin last year. "Their baby was executed in broad daylight," said Crump of the teenager killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer.

Ebola outbreak

As the global death toll from the West African Ebola outbreak passed 1,000, the disease claimed its first victim on European soil. A Spanish priest who was rushed home from Liberia with the virus died on Tuesday, and his death is likely to fuel the debate over the use of a controversial, unapproved U.S. drug.

Afghans think revenge

Amnesty International said the U.S. and NATO have caused the deaths of over 1,800 Afghan civilians between 2009 and 2013. One victim told CBS News correspondent Holly Williams his thoughts have turned from grief to anger to revenge.

Criticizing Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent critique of the Obama administration's foreign policy, seemingly in preparation for a 2016 presidential run, has some pundits on the right crying foul.

Facebook fights

Dozens of New York police and firefighters were charged with collecting fraudulent disability awards based on photos of them found on Facebook. Now the social media giant says its user accounts should not be subject to unreasonable searches and that New York prosecutors stepped over the line by accessing over 300 user accounts.

How to cut your junk food by half

A new study suggests a surprising link between fatty foods and sleep that could make you want to seriously consider sleeping in.

Dark pool trading clubs

The New York Attorney General is looking into a new way of trading stocks outside of the traditional exchanges for high-frequency firms. These private clubs, called dark pools, execute trades outside of the public eye and may account for almost 40 percent of all U.S. trades.

Coming home

Six World War II vets returned to the Republic of Keera-Bass, where they fought a bloody battle in 1943. It took the Marines three days to take Tarawa island. The Japanese commander had boasted it would take a million men and a hundred years to do so. Most importantly, remains of the fallen Marines are being brought home.

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