As the nation's midsection braces for another bout of severe weather, many residents in Oklahoma are still reeling from a rare combination of tornadoes and flash flooding spawned from the latest round of thunderstorms that rumbled across the state. CBS News Correspondent Adriana Diaz reports the battering continued last night, as CBS station DFW reported several twisters touching down in North Texas.
Lumber Liquidators has announced it has suspended sales of laminate flooring from China. The move comes two months after a CBS News "60 Minutes" report found some of the Chinese-made flooring may have failed to meet health and safety standards because of high levels of formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical. The company has been offering free air quality test kits. CBS News Correspondent Anna Werner reports on the results of some of those kits.
Texting and driving
This week, Oklahoma became the latest state to ban texting while driving, joining 45 other states and Washington, D.C. that have passed laws forbidding the practice. But as CBS News Correspondent Kris Van Cleave found when he spent some time observing drivers, the laws aren't exactly keeping people from using their phones.
A breakthrough in vitro fertilization procedure is giving hope to those struggling to get pregnant. In an interview you'll see only on "CBS This Morning," CBS News Correspondent Jericka Duncan introduces us to Zain, the first baby in the world to be born using the controversial mitochondrial technique, and his proud parents.
The Conservative Party surged to a surprisingly commanding lead in Britain's parliamentary election, with early returns this morning indicated that Prime Minister David Cameron would remain in his office at 10 Downing Street. CBS News Correspondent Mark Phillips reports the opposition Labour Party took a beating, mostly from energized Scottish nationalists who pulled off a landslide in Scotland.
Last month's massive earthquake in Nepal killed thousands of people, leveled hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, and devastated the nation's infrastructure. What might that all add up to?
It's no accident that President Obama is giving his first commencement speech of the season in the last of the 50 states he had yet to visit as president. The South Dakota visit secures Mr. Obama's membership in the 50-state club, that subset of U.S. presidents who have visited each of the states: Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Though the president was clearly in no hurry to visit the states that rejected him, his travel record shows his most visited states.
Almost 2.7 million Americans have deployed since 9/11, which means millions of military mothers have had to see their children go into harm's way. Elaine Brye, a mother of four officers, has been a voice for military moms from the 2012 Democratic convention. Now, CBS News Correspondent Wyatt Andrews reports her new book "Be Safe, Love Mom" is being released.