Alabama lynching memorial to confront U.S. history of slavery

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:57am
A new museum and memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, is expected to open in 2017 for America to confront its history of slavery. The Memorial to Peace and Justice would be the biggest and most comprehensive memorial for the thousands of people who were lynched. Equal Justice Initiative founder and executive director Bryan Stevenson, whose organization has helped spare the lives of more than 115 wrongfully-condemned death row prisoners, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his latest project.

Louisiana flood victims turn to each other to survive crisis

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:27am
Historic flooding in Louisiana has claimed at least seven lives. More than 11,000 people are staying in shelters, and more than 20,000 have been rescued from rising water. But people have pulled together throughout the devastated region to give each other support. Jamie Wax reports on an army of volunteers known locally as the "Cajun Navy."

Cubs fire DJ for "irresponsible music selection"

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:16am
The DJ was fired for playing "Smack My B---- Up" by The Prodigy after reliever Aroldis Chapman left the mound on Sunday

Cubs fire DJ for "irresponsible music selection"

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:16am
The DJ was fired for playing "Smack My B---- Up" by The Prodigy after reliever Aroldis Chapman left the mound on Sunday

Noose display shocks Oklahoma highway drivers

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:03am
Homeowner says he was trying to deter thieves; sheriff said the man broke no laws with the display on his property

N.H. prep school asks victim to be named in sex assault lawsuit

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:53am
A student sexually assaulted at an elite New Hampshire prep school is in a legal battle to keep her identity private. Owen Labrie was convicted in the case that drew national attention. The victim's family filed a civil suit in June against St. Paul's School, claiming the school condoned "a tradition of ritualized statutory rape." If the case goes to trial, the school says the plaintiffs "should not be allowed to hide behind a cloak of anonymity and lob attacks." CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to break down the case.

Crews find victims, devastation in historic La. floods

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:22am
Historic flooding since Friday in Louisiana is responsible for at least seven deaths. More than 11,000 people are homeless. Much of the southern portion of the state is under a flood warning. Omar Villafranca went along on a search-and-rescue mission into a flood zone in Ascension Parish.

California man arrested, accused of setting wildfire

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:21am
Damin Anthony Pashilk, 40, is under arrest, accused of setting a devastating wildfire that disrupted the lives of thousands of people. He may also be linked to other wildfires over the past year. The Clayton Fire in northern California has destroyed more than 175 buildings. Mireya Villarreal reports from Lower Lake.

Watch: Implosion of last tower of famed Vegas hotel and casino

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:15am
Riviera Hotel and Casino's Monte Carlo tower comes tumbling down to make way for expansion of Vegas convention center

This Morning from CBS News, Aug. 16, 2016

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:12am
Differences -- and similarities -- in Trump and Clinton's plans to fix America's crumbling infrastructure, and a close-up look at the race to rescue flood victims

Suspect found biting man's face off at murder scene

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:08am
A neighbor called 911 saying he'd been stabbed trying to stop a fight, and when deputies got there, they found a gruesome, wild scene

Last part of Riviera Hotel demolished

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 9:28am
The final standing tower of the iconic Riveria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was demolished Tuesday morning to make way for an expansion to the city's convention center. The property closed in May of 2015.

Historic La. flooding may get worse before it gets better

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 9:13am
One mayor vows to "stay 'til the bloody end" after catastrophic flooding leaves at least seven people dead and more than 11,000 homeless

On this day: Elvis Presley dies at Graceland

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:36am
On August 16, 1977, the King of Rock 'n' Roll died in the bathroom of his Memphis, Tennessee, mansion. Watch CBS News' special coverage on his death.

Milwaukee streets quieter after 2 nights of unrest

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 5:01am
Mayor, police chief credit faith-based community leaders, teen curfew and absence of outside agitators; trouble followed fatal police shooting of black man

Police: Suspected arsonist arrested for starting NorCal blaze

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:25am
Authorities say a 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze that destroyed more than 175 homes

"Wire" actor Wendell Pierce loses home in La. flooding

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:59am
Actor's home was destroyed by flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 11 years after his childhood home was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina

Simone Biles loses bid for record-breaking 5 golds in single Olympics

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:21am
Mistake on the balance beam prevented the American gymnastics star from getting gold on a day dogged by rain, wind and fire

Another body pulled from La. floodwaters as thousands rescued

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:33am
Seventh body has been pulled from the floodwaters; more than 20,000 have had to be rescued in some of the worst flooding state has ever seen

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane found guilty in perjury case

CBS US News - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:05am
Jurors agreed the first-term Democrat leaked information about a 2009 grand jury probe to embarrass a rival prosecutor

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