60 Minutes Presents: War Stories

The following is a script from “60 Minutes Presents: War Stories” which aired on May 24, 2015. Good evening, I’m Scott Pelley. Tonight, during this Memorial Day weekend, 60 Minutes presents: war stories. Navigating the end of the longest war in American history is the job of General John Campbell. His mission is making sure […]

​On reconciliation with Vietnam

This Memorial Day comes in a year when we mark the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, when the Communists came to power. They still rule there, but we call Vietnam an ally now, in a part of the world where we need friends. Vietnam is one of the countries with which the administration […]

Judge nixes New York City gun permit for firearms dealer

A judge won’t let a traveling firearms dealer carry a concealed weapon in New York City to protect himself and his wares from “criminals and terrorists.” Cavalier Knight applied for a gun permit from the New York City Police Department in 2014. He went to court when the application was denied. He claimed the NYPD […]

Calif. officials: Truck driver at fault of crash that killed 10

April 11, 2014: A California Highway Patrol Officer photographs the crash scene where a tour bus and a FedEX truck crashed on Interstate 5 in Orland, Calif. (AP) LOS ANGELES –  Michael Myvett proposed to his college sweetheart on bended knee in front of the Louvre museum in Paris. Four months later, the pair died in […]

New Orleans housing authority cop shot, killed in patrol car

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Final votes on Patriot Act, trade deal bill set dramatic stage for Congress’ return

The Senate’s failure to extend the USA Patriot Act will bring the legislation on NSA phone-record collection and other key surveillance activities perilously close to expiring on June 1, forcing senators to return early from recess for a rare Sunday session. The Senate vote was just one of two this weekend that set the stage […]

Police arrest 71 during protests after Cleveland officer’s acquittal – VIDEO: Dozens arrested in Cleveland protests

Police in riot gear made 71 arrests Saturday as protesters stormed the streets of Cleveland after a judge found a white city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire. The protesters gathered in downtown Cleveland and west side neighborhoods after the acquittal of […]

Huckabee: NSA spying, Clinton’s private emails making Americans ‘more distrustful’ of government – VIDEO: Mike Huckabee on Clinton emails, NSA data collection

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee expressed his opposition Sunday to extending NSA phone-spying and suggested the program — along with recent revelations like Hillary Clinton’s having used private email for official State Department communication — has resulted in Americans’ unprecedented distrust of the Obama administration. “The secrecy with which this government has operated and, specifically, […]

‘MADE A MISTAKE’ Controversial BU prof charged with felony in 2008

Boston University Professor Saida Grundy (Boston University) A newly hired Boston University professor, who apologized over racially charged comments and allegedly ridiculed a white rape victim in Facebook posts, reportedly was charged in 2008 with felony identity theft. According to Boston.com, incoming BU sociology professor Saida Grundy was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2008 after […]

SECURITY SCARE 1 arrested after cops blow up device near US Capitol

May 24, 2015: Police check a suspicious vehicle near the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. (MyFoxDC.com) One person was arrested Sunday evening after a bomb squad detonated a pressure cooker that was found in a vehicle near the U.S. Capitol building.  U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said in […]

WICKED WEATHER Flash floods in Texas, Okla. kill 2, wash away homes

A storm system dropped record amounts of rainfall across the southern Plains Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes, destroying homes, and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee. Two people were confirmed dead in Oklahoma. where a firefighter was swept to his death while trying to rescue people from high water […]

DEATH ON THE HUDSON Body found in river ID’d as murdered kayaker

Angelika Graswald, right, stands in court with Michael Archer, a forensic scientist, as her attorneys ask for bail and to unseal the indictment against her during a hearing Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Goshen, N.Y. (AP) (The Associated Press) A body found in the Hudson River Saturday has been identified as a missing kayaker who cops […]