All-American

The following is a script from “All-American” which aired on May 3, 2015. Morley Safer is the correspondent. Katy Textor, producer. Think about it. Beyond your income taxes, how much money would you give to help the government? For one Wall Street titan the answer is hundreds of millions of dollars. David Rubenstein is the […]

Whisky Island

The following script is from “Whisky Island” which aired on May 3, 2016. Bob Simon and Steve Kroft are the correspondents. Harry Radliffe II, producer. 60 Minutes is constantly on the lookout for places we’ve never been before. So when our late colleague Bob Simon heard about a magical place in the Hebrides Islands off […]

​America’s great divide

It is the great wrong that we have been trying to make right since the founding of this country: the racial divide between black and white. It took a civil war and many lives, including that of President Lincoln, to end slavery. It took more lives to end the segregation that came in the years […]

Grandmother, 79, graduates from Miami Dade College

MIAMI –  Rosa Salgado is a 79-year-old grandmother who’s English was limited when she moved to Miami from her native Colombia in 1995. Despite her age and language difficulties, Salgado graduated from college with a degree in education on Saturday, the Miami Herald reported. Salgado graduated from Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus along with two […]

Motorcycle stolen from vet preparing for memorial ride

MyFoxBoston.com A Massachusetts veteran is asking for the public’s help in finding his motorcycle, which was stolen Friday. According to MyFoxBoston.com, Anthony Cruciotti of Revere was fixing up the bike for a memorial ride later this month.  Cruciotti said the motorcycle was stolen from his driveway.  The Army veteran served two tours in Iraq and […]

ISIS killed 25 captive Yazidis, lawmaker says

A Yazidi lawmaker said Saturday that Islamic State militants shot to death at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison in northern Iraq. The act is the latest mass killings carried out by the extremists targeting the sect. It took place at a prison camp near the town of Tal Afar, 90 miles east of […]

FEC chair all but giving up hope to rein in money abuses

FILE: Nov. 4, 2014: A voter enters the polling place at Stuart-Hobson Middle School on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. (REUTERS) The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission says she’s largely given up hope of reining in abuses in raising and spending money in the 2016 presidential campaign and calls the agency she oversees “worse than […]

North Carolina mini-mart owner battles IRS over seizure of $107,000

The owner of a rural North Carolina convenience store is fighting back after the IRS seized his bank account of more than $107,000 under civil forfeiture laws targeting drug lords and terrorists. Fox 8 reports Lyndon McLellan has been accused of structuring cash deposits to avoid bank reporting requirements. He takes in lots of cash […]

Earthquake survivors plead for aid in Nepal – Nepal closes only international airport to big jets

May 2, 2015: A Nepalese boy runs past houses destroyed by last week’s earthquake in Pauwathok village, Sindhupalchok district, Nepal. (AP) Earthquake survivors in Nepal’s mountain villages plead for help, as U.N. officials say more helicopters are needed to reach the isolated areas.  At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village stands a wooden sign cobbled […]

‘GIANT LEAP OF FAITH’ Brain-dead woman kept alive 54 days gives birth

(Methodist Health System) Doctors in Nebraska prolonged the life of a brain dead woman for 54 days so she could deliver a baby boy named Angel. Karla Perez, 22, died two days after the delivery, the Washington Post reported late Friday. Angel weighed just 2 pounds, 12.6 ounces at birth. The last time a brain-dead […]

CAPTIVITY HORRORS Boko Haram stoned girls to death as rescuers closed in

May 3, 2015: A doctor attends to a Malnourished child as women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers wait to receive treatment at a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) YOLA, Nigeria –  Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to […]

RACE FOR THE WH 3 hopefuls to join the 2016 GOP presidential field

The deep Republican presidential field will get even more competitive this week when hopefuls Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee enter the race as expected. Carson and Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, are set to announce Monday, making them the only black and female candidate, respectively, so far in […]