This Morning from CBS News, Sept. 30, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir (L) during a meeting at the State Department in Washington, Sept. 2, 2015.


Saudi interests

As Russia strengthens its foothold in the Middle East by ramping-up ground and air support for beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir tells "CBS This Morning" why he believes the Russian strategy is at best complicating -- and at worst undermining -- the fight against ISIS.

Division 30

President Obama's strategy against ISIS has depended on airstrikes and American-trained Syrian rebels on the ground. But the troubled training program is on hold. Col. Hassan Mustafa, a commander in Division 30 -- the home of Syria's American-trained rebel fighters, is too scared of assassination by Islamic extremists to show his face, but he tells CBS News what he thinks went wrong.

Football injuries

Three high school football players have died this season, and as friends and family mourn a New Jersey high school quarterback who died from an on-field injury, school districts across the country are debating whether it's time to scrap their teams. One district in Missouri has already called time on this season.

Zombie Super PACs

When political candidacies end, the organizations set up to raise cash to keep them going can find themselves flush, and with very few rules to govern how the money is spent. So why aren't more former Super PAC bosses sailing around the Caribbean on fancy yachts? It has little do to do with regulation and a lot to do with reputation.

Mommy mummy?

An archaeologist from the University of Arizona believes there's a lot more to Tutankhamen's tomb than meets the eye. Using high-tech methods to peek behind a millennia-old stone wall, he and his team hope to confirm the discovery of the final resting place of Tut's famed mother.

Lottery app

A New York state lawmaker says the legislature will investigate a new iPhone app that sells lottery tickets to New Yorkers, as no one can sell tickets without a state license. We meet the creator of Jackpocket, which launched this week and enables people to play their numbers without standing in line at a dealer.

"Cabin porn"

Studies show a few days in the woods can lower blood pressure, improve your mood and even increase creativity. But with Americans working more than ever, many are getting an outdoor fix by looking at nature online. We meet a man who's inspiring millions to unplug and get outside -- or to at least enjoy some cyber-escapism.

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  • Tucker Reals

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