This Morning from CBS News, Sept. 10, 2015

Professor Lee Berger holds a replica of the skull of a newly discovered ancient species, named "Homo naledi", during its unveiling outside Johannesburg September 10 2015.


Distant relative

Scientists have announced the discovery of a new branch on the collective family tree of humanity; an "almost human" creature dubbed Homo naledi. The man behind the discovery tells CBS News it's a new species, and his theory on how all the fossils ended up in one spot is raising eyebrows.

Ted Cruz

A look at where Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stands on education, immigration, the economy, social issues and foreign policy. This is the latest in a series examining where the 2016 candidates stand on five key issues. Click here to read about Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and Ben Carson.


It was quite a scene at the U.S. Capitol as the Senate opened debate on the Iran nuclear deal, and opponents rallied outside, including Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Trump called both the deal and the Americans who negotiated it "incompetent," and said bluntly that the Iranians had "suckered us."

Kids' cardiac risk

Emily Orta was just 14 years old when her heart stopped beating in the middle of soccer practice. Now she's hoping her story of survival will help other schools and athletic leagues be prepared for the rare but serious risk of a child suffering sudden cardiac arrest.

Changing fashion

As New York Fashion Week kicks off, a wave of change is washing over the industry. What started as a movement to include different body types has transformed into a near-revolution across the fashion world. The people behind NYFW hope catwalks this year will reflect a new idea of beauty.


Digital cameras are experiencing an arms race, as devices pack ever more megapixels in hopes of attracting consumers. Yet for most people that extra punch amounts to little more than a marketing gimmick--here's why not to obsess over pixels.

"Fresh Prince"

It's been 25 years since one West Philadelphia teenager's life got flipped-turned upside down. America tuned in when the show kicked off on Sept. 10, 1990, to see a young Will Smith play a fictionalized version of himself on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

More top news:


Phoenix highway shootings dubbed "domestic terrorism"

Accused killer escapes from Arkansas jail

Essay contest to win tickets for papal visit

Hit-and-run driver kills Michigan firefighter


ISIS demands ransom for Norwegian, Chinese hostages

Al Qaeda out with latest English online magazine

Sao Paolo council votes to ban ride-sharing apps

Excavation of Rome home leads to startling discovery


Iowa poll shows Sanders and Clinton in virtual tie

State Dept: Hiring Clinton supporter as transparency czar no conflict

Jeb Bush attacks Clinton, Trump on economy

Ted Cruz: "Americans will die" if Iran deal goes through


The corrosive effect of knowing your neighbor's wealth

Cult '90s soda back by popular demand

Science and Tech

Bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres seen in greater detail

China plans landing on the dark side of the moon

Apple TV gets an upgrade, and a hefty price increase


Low resting heart rate tied to criminal behavior in men

10 best countries to live in for people over 60

Calif. lawmakers okay new right-to-die legislation


Reese Witherspoon's daughter looks like her twin

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show returns to CBS

  • Tucker Reals

    Tucker Reals is the foreign editor, based at the CBS News London bureau.