This Morning from CBS News, Sept. 9, 2015

Black market

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra, Syria, is only the latest casualty in the destruction of the world's shared cultural legacy. But law enforcement sources and archaeologists say a lot of what isn't destroyed by Islamic extremists is sold on the black market. CBS News went undercover to see what's becoming of the world's ancient treasure.

Court battle

Legal troubles for the Kentucky court clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples may not be over. A federal judge released Kim Davis from jail on Tuesday, five days after putting her there, but there are conditions to her release.

Left adrift

CBS News watched as unidentified men on a speed boat stopped boats full of migrants desperately trying to make it to Greece from Turkey and disabled their motors. The Greek coast guard won't confirm or deny whether it was their personnel who stopped the migrant boats.

Candidates on refugees

As European leaders grapple with an influx of refugees from Syria and elsewhere, the U.S. is grappling with what role it should play in the crisis. Many of the 2016 presidential candidates have talked about what they'd do. At least one wants to welcome tens of thousands of refugees to the U.S., while others have expressed concerns about terrorists.

Recession repeat?

Most economic forecasters predict that slowing growth in China and other emerging markets will have only a modest impact on the U.S. One noted expert, however, who has shown unusual prescience in charting the economy, bluntly predicts that the U.S. is headed for another recession.

The Sovereign

Queen Elizabeth II interrupted her annual summer vacation to mark a highly auspicious day -- the day on which she becomes the longest-serving British monarch in history. She traveled down from her Scottish estate to open a new rail line, but it wasn't about a train, it was about an 89-year-old queen, who just keeps chugging along.

"Science of Mom"

Overwhelming information and contradictory advice can leave new parents bewildered about what's best for their baby. Research scientist Alice Callahan experienced it herself after her baby was born, so she has put her scientific and maternal expertise to work in a new book to help moms and dads make the right choices.

Song ammo

The members of Walk the Moon can describe the past eight months as one big "whirlwind." Since releasing the album "Talking Is Hard" last fall, the pop rockers notched a massive hit with "Shut Up and Dance," received a nomination at the MTV Video Music Awards and recently shared the stage with Taylor Swift in front of some 60,000 people -- the last of which singer Nicholas Petricca calls "so awesome."

More top news:


Fiery drama aboard plane on Vegas runway

Seattle teachers to strike on 1st day of school

Southern California wildfire prompts evacuations


Mexican cartel boss "El Canicon" dies

Pentagon trying to fix Syrian rebel training program

Caught on camera: Hungarian journalist trips up migrants


Jeb Bush swipes at Obama, nudges brother George W.

Jeb Bush proposes new personal, corporate tax strategy

Bernie Sanders staffs up in South Carolina

Hillary Clinton being "as transparent as I possibly can" on emails

Mike Huckabee: I'd go to jail in Kim Davis' place


Paid sick leave movement is alive and kicking

Why women may be the new face of labor unions

Science and Tech

How to watch Wednesday's Apple event live

Verizon to field-test crazy-fast 5G wireless

Genetically modified chickens could beat bird flu


Doctors' offices get ready for massive medical coding expansion


Colbert's debut as "Late Show" host features surprises


Serena Williams wins U.S. Open battle vs. sister

  • Tucker Reals

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