Watch: Lightning strikes parents with son just steps away

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 5:02pm
Texas family recovering after couple was hit by lightning over the weekend

Niagara Falls latest natural wonder to add zip line

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:22pm
The popularity of the cable rides have become an almost necessary addition to lure tourists in the 21st century

More than 80K ordered out as massive SoCal wildfire grows

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:43pm
Uncontrolled blaze across 47 square miles threatening 34,000 homes; historic Route 66, including a famous diner, getting scorched

Devastating California wildfires

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:03pm
Fires force thousands to evacuate

Family: Terrorism confession forced from disabled kid

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:39pm
Family alleging school authorities forced the boy to say he was a member of ISIS and that he was planning to blow up the school’s fence

Surprising stats on baby stroller accidents revealed

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:18pm
Two children injured every hour in strollers and other child carriers; brain-related injuries have doubled since 1990, according to data

Grandfather of man killed by police reveals why he was armed

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:10pm
Sylville K. Smith was killed in police shooting that sparked two nights of violence in Milwaukee

Milwaukee officer targeted by online threats after shooting

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:35pm
Police investigating threats against officers in wake of fatal shooting of black man over weekend

The way it was: Today in history

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:27pm
Throwback Thursday: A look back in history on August

Hundreds evacuated after fire erupts on ferry

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:59pm
Fire breaks out in engine room of ship that runs between Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

Teen blamed for Florida deadly face-biting attack

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:56pm
Austin Harrouff allegedly stormed out of a family dinner, and went right to murdering a couple; 19-year-old suspect now in "life-threatening" condition

Push-up challenge hopes to help stop military suicides

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:43pm
An online campaign is challenging Internet users to get physical. Called the "22 Pushup Challenge," it has thousands of people around the country working their arms. Jim Axelrod reports why these videos are not so much a show of strength, but an act of compassion.

U.S. flags ordered removed from upstate N.Y. fire trucks

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:58am
Arlington Fire Commissioners Board says the flags are a “liability during normal operations for our people and other motorists"

Police make major break in decades-long search for missing teen

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:39am
Joseph Spears escaped from Mississippi youth detention center in 1973 and was never seen again

Ellen DeGeneres defends altered photo with Usain Bolt

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:31am
Talk show host said Tuesday on Twitter that she’s “highly aware of the racism that exists in our country”

26 heroin overdoses over 4 hours in 1 W. Va. city

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 11:05am
One apartment complex appears to be the focal point; officials worry the strong batch could make its way to the capital before long

More flood victims found as Louisiana faces new storms

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:57am
People in southern Louisiana are beginning to salvage what they can after catastrophic flooding. The death toll has climbed to 11, and at least 40,000 homes have been damaged. The number of people rescued from the rising water has jumped to 30,000. Omar Villafranca reports from Sorrento, south of Baton Rouge.

More than 80,000 told to evacuate as Calif. wildfire grows

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:42am
A dangerous new wildfire in Southern California has exploded in size and now affects more than 80,000 people. The Blue Cut fire covers around 18,000 acres east of Los Angeles. The fire is zero percent contained. Carter Evans reports from Phelan, about 45 miles from Los Angeles.

Suffering from epic Louisiana flooding only just beginning

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 10:01am
At least 11 dead, tens of thousands displaced, uncertainty over number of missing, massive cleanup starting and now, some looting

Star U.S. gymnast's mom: "I can't control" emotions in stands

CBS US News - Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:09am
Aly Raisman's parents have spent much of the past two decades living as gym rats, so it should come as no surprise that they watch every flip jump and twist with nervous anticipation

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