An Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket making only its fifth flight exploded seconds after launch from the Virginia coast last night, erupting in a spectacular fireball and destroying an unmanned Cygnus cargo ship in a disheartening failure for NASA's commercial space station resupply program. Overnight, Russia successfully launched a cargo ship to the space station.
President Obama struggled to explain why the federal government, states and the military are treating Americans returning from Ebola stricken countries differently. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports the President supports new CDC guidelines that do not require a 21-day quarantine for someone without Ebola symptoms, but states are free to implement tighter restrictions. And the Joint Chiefs of Staff have gone their own way, as well.
A new CBS News poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly support putting travelers arriving from West Africa into quarantine. Eighty percent think U.S. citizens and legal residents returning from the region should be quarantined upon their arrival in the U.S. until it is certain they don't have Ebola. Just 17 percent think they should be allowed to enter as long as they do not show symptoms of Ebola.
Pope and Big Bang
In a direct contradiction of the beliefs of creationists, Pope Francis said that when we read about creation in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, "We run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so." The pope heartily condoned the "Big Bang" theory about the origin of the universe.
Women of ISIS
We're getting a new sense of the brutality of ISIS, particularly how it treats women. CBS News correspondent Holly Williams interviewed women abducted by the group. They tell stories of the ISIS reign of fear that imposes a harsh interpretation of Islamic law. Women must cover themselves, even their faces and some - who are not Muslims - can be raped with impunity.
When police in the country's biggest city warn about a potential terror threat, people notice. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues learned just how far along New York police are in planning a response to a security risk from a drone controlled by potential terrorists.
A small town in central Massachusetts is poised to take the next big step in the tobacco wars. Officials in Westminster want to make it illegal to sell any tobacco products to anyone, including adults. CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller gives the details of a draft law that anti-smoking advocates hope will light a fire under towns and cities across the country.
Walker for Governor-- again
Scott Walker is running for Wisconsin's statehouse ... again, for the third time in four years. First elected in 2010, Walker survived a recall effort in 2012 and now is asking Wisconsin for another term. According to CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds, huge protests that erupted three years ago when Walker eliminated the bargaining rights of public sector unions made Walker a national figure with possible ambitions beyond Madison.
Lava flowing from Kilauea is quickly approaching a residential area on Hawaii's Big Island. Residents are preparing to evacuate from the slow-creeping menace that can not be stopped.
Butter , butter and more butter
For Jackson Small, a number of medications typically prescribed to patients with a type of epilepsy were not effective. And so the quest to help Jackson gain control over his seizures led the family from their home in Orlando, Florida, to the office of a registered dietician at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in New York City. There, the were to discuss the medical benefits of heavy cream, mayonnaise, eggs, sausage, bacon and butter. A lot of butter.
At a ceremony in Prague yesterday, Sir Nicholas Winton was awarded the Czech Republic's highest honor -- the Order of the White Lion. The stockbroker who saved 669 Czech children from the Nazis before WWII got the honor at the age of 105. Earlier this year, CBS News' "60 Minutes" reunited Sir Winton with some of the children he saved.
1989 is proving to be a good year for Taylor Swift. That's the name of her new album, which is on its way to selling over a million copies in its first week. "CBS News This Morning" co-host Gayle King reports it's all about "new" for Swift -- new city, New York, a new attitude about men and dating and a new sound -- one that is pure pop, leaving country behind.