In his first major television interview, FBI Director James Comey speaks with CBS News anchor Scott Pelley on "60 Minutes" about the threat of Americans joining ISIS and the dangers posed by cybercrime and cyber-espionage.
"Home" for 15 year old Yusra Hussein is a Somali community in western England, but as CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Aagata reports, she disappeared in September, and there are fears she may have become one of a growing number of teenage girls making the journey to join ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.
President Obama has been adamant that the U.S. will not deploy ground troops to fight ISIS and will only use airstrikes. Some Republicans, though, have insisted American ground troops will eventually be necessary, and they've chided the president for taking that option off the table. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" yesterday that U.S. Special Forces will likely need to be deployed to determine how effective the air campaign is.
When the Ebola outbreak in West Africa rose to the levels of a full-fledged epidemic, it didn't take long for some U.S. politicians to begin publicly hypothesizing about shocking ways the virus could spread here. "I don't think that there's data to tell us that that's a correct statement, with all due respect," National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said on CBS News' "Face the Nation."
CBS News correspondent Seth Doane says that in some areas, it seemed there were more supplies for protesters on Hong Kong's streets this morning than protesters. Hong Kong's Beijing-backed chief executive set this morning as the deadline for some schools and government offices to reopen, and for streets to be cleared. Only some of his demands were met, and with cars still unable to drive down one of the thriving city's main thoroughfares, it wasn't exactly back to business as usual.
The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he expects there will be more departures from the Secret Service as an investigation into the agency begins. The director, Julia Pierson, resigned Wednesday after a series of high-profile security lapses came to light that affected both the White House and President Obama. "It did not begin with her and it's not going to end with her leaving," Rep. Elijah Cummings said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" yesterday. "There's still people that probably need to go."
Cancer is so pervasive that it touches virtually every family in this country. And as anyone who's been through it knows, the shock and anxiety of the diagnosis is followed by a second jolt: the high price of cancer drugs. They cost so much that a growing number of patients can't afford their co-pays. CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl reports that this has led to a revolt against drug companies led by some of the most prominent cancer doctors in the country.
It didn't matter that Lee Wollard was a first offender, or that no one was physically injured. In Florida, reports CBS News' "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty for CBS News "Sunday Morning," a conviction for aggravated assault involving a firearm means an automatic 20 years. That's the mandatory minimum sentence. And Wollard's sentence seems particularly harsh, says his wife, when you consider that in Florida, if you happen to kill someone while "standing your ground" in self-defense, you may face no charges at all. "But if you shoot a warning shot just to scare them away, you'll get 20 years in prison."
San Francisco's start-up scene is flourishing, but in an industry largely dominated by men, a woman is rising to the forefront. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports on an innovator who is finding success in a big way with a social shopping app.
CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper meets Chaser, a dog who can identify over a thousand toys, and the scientists who are studying the brain of man's best friend.
In a perfectly generic building, on an ordinary street somewhere in Los Angeles, Billy Idol is getting ready for a new U.S. tour. And, reports CBS News "Sunday Morning" correspondent Tracy Smith, at a fit 58, he still looks pretty much like the bad boy rocker you watched on MTV.
At 81, Willie Nelson is still making music that resonates, topping the country charts again this year, and he still spends half the year on the road. Nelson tells CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford about drinking, smoking pot, marriage and life on the road.