Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on 60 Minutes

The following is a script from “Bashar al-Assad” which aired on March 29, 2015. Charlie Rose is the correspondent. Four years ago, the Obama administration declared that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad must go. Today, President Assad is still there, but much of the country has gone. Assad’s Syrian government has lost control over significant amounts of […]

6-way kidney swap makes medical history in California

March 29, 2015, 8:52 PM|Twelve patients made medical history in California earlier this year with a six-way kidney swap. Last week, the patients came together for an emotional reunion. Carter Evans reports. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/IuLOgSlZzg8/

Patient monitored for Ebola develops different health issue

OMAHA, Neb. — One of the five American aid workers being monitored in Nebraska for exposure to Ebola developed a heart problem while jogging Saturday and needed CPR from a bystander. The Nebraska Medical Center said the individual was in stable condition Sunday, and an infectious disease expert at the hospital said the unusual situation […]

​Remembering the Lion of the Senate

Tomorrow the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate opens in Boston. When Senator Kennedy died in 2009, I remember writing that as I watched his funeral I had thought of a book I had just read called “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” in which the protagonist observes that no race […]

Cyclone roller-coaster stalls in season-opening run

Oct. 27, 2012: People ride the famous wooden roller coaster “Cyclone”, at Coney Island, New York. (Reuters) Coney Island’s Cyclone roller-coaster opened for the season Sunday morning and gave its first riders a real fright — but for the wrong reason. The famed wooden Luna Park ride didn’t even make it through its first run, stalling […]

Pennsylvania woman posed as lawyer for decade, authorities say

PITTSBURGH –  A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday. Kimberly Kitchen was charged Thursday with forgery, unauthorized practice of law and felony records tampering. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT State prosecutors contend Kitchen fooled […]

Weather Underground bomber unmasked — as city educator

EXCLUSIVE: The “bomb guru” for the terrorist group the Weather Underground never served a day in jail — but he did spend decades teaching in New York City classrooms, a new book reveals. Ronald Fliegelman built explosives for the Weather Underground, a far-left group that launched a domestic bombing campaign in the 1960s and ’70s, […]

Wounded veteran’s custom-made golf clubs stolen in Va.

A retired Marine shot in the face by a sniper during a tour in Iraq is facing another enemy at home: the thief who stole his custom-made golf clubs.  Marine Lt. Col. Justin Constantine left his clubs at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., last week, the Marine Corps Times reported Saturday.  ADVERTISEMENT […]

Senate GOP probes key Clinton aide Abedin’s special employment status

FILE: Feb. 22, 2008: Then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., with chief of staff Huma Abedin in Fort Worth, Texas. (REUTERS) Senate Republicans are renewing efforts to learn why Huma Abedin, a top assistant to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was allowed to keep working at the agency under a special, part-time status while also being employed at […]

EAST VILLAGE BLAST 2 bodies found in NYC building collapse site

March 27, 2015: A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York. (AP) Two bodies were found Sunday at the site of a building explosion last week in Manhattan’s East Village, the NYPD said. No identification was immediately released. Authorities had been looking for signs […]

SENIORS GONE WILD Ohio assisted living facility bares all for calendar

In this undated image provided by Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, residents, from left, Wilma Purvis, 94, Jo Pyle, 90, and Sylvia Palcic, 87, pose for a photo that appears on the cover of the Barberton, Ohio facility’s charity calendar. (AP/Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living) AKRON, Ohio –  The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s […]

SKY-HIGH PRICE TAG Military to spend billions on new Air Force One

Air Force One arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport, Friday, March 13, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) The Pentagon is considering spending billions of dollars on three new Boeing 747s to use as Air Force One, the aircraft that shuttles the United States president. According to CBS News, the current Air Force One fleet […]