Colin Powell: Cuba "still a terrible regime," but nothing wrong with opening diplomatic relations

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:44am
Former President George W. Bush supported the economic embargo on Cuba, as did his Secretary of State Colin Powell. The retired army general joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss Obama's plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

This Morning from CBS News: Dec. 18, 2014

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:43am
Could North Korea really be behind the Sony Studios hack?; Congress could seek to derail Obama's plan to normalize ties with Cuba; Americans' thoughts on health care costs

Eye Opener: Outrage from Hollywood after Sony surrenders to hackers

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:18am
U.S. prepares to blame North Korea for the massive cyberattack. Also, the U.S. and Cuba promise historic changes after 55 years of conflict. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

MoneyWatch: The rich are getting richer; busiest postal service day of the year

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:27am
The wealth gap between the nations highest income families and those in the middle is the largest ever on record. Also, December 18 is the busiest day of the year for packages. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

Natalie Anderson's friend and fan Joey Graceffa reacts to her "Survivor" win

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:26am
YouTube sensation Joey Graceffa raves about how strong his friend Natalie Anderson is and congratulates her for winning "Survivor."

Natalie Anderson's friend and fan, Joey Graceffa reacts to her win

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:26am
YouTube sensation Joey Graceffa raves about how strong his friend Natalie Anderson is and congratulates her for winning "Survivor."

"Survivor" winner Natalie Anderson on the big finale

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:25am
The tribe has spoken, and 28-year-old Natalie Anderson has been named winner of this season of "Survivor." CBS News' Parvati Shallow was there to get reaction right after the show.

Air pollution linked to risk of having an autistic child

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:24am
A new study found pregnant women in areas with high pollution face a higher risk of having a child with autism. And, millions of people with asthma and severe allergies may not be getting the full benefit of their medications. Omar Villafranca has some of the day's top health stories.

Survivor winner revealed

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:24am
The last woman standing on CBS's Survivor takes home $1 million. Also, a stunning admission from a former "7th Heaven" actor. Suzanne Marques has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.

About dozen pedestrians struck in L.A. County hit-and-run

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:30am
At least one of them died; vehicle kept on going, then hit another vehicle head-on, police say

Divided reaction in Miami to breakthrough in U.S.-Cuba relations

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:01am
Feelings mixed among Cubans and Cuban-Americans in Little Havana, ranging from anger and betrayal to cautious optimism

​Eric Garner case: New York pushes for settlement in chokehold death

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:01am
"There are advantages of settling early and not going to court," city comptroller says of family's $75 million civil rights claim

Will the U.S.-Cuba policy shift mean access to Cuban cigars?

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:28am
Amid an historic policy change between the two nations, many wonder if increased relations mean more tourism and business, including cigar imports.

Could Cuba breakthrough mean new brand of baseball players?

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:36am
There's speculation renewed ties could lead to more Cubans playing in the majors

Scott Pelley reports from Cuba on groundbreaking diplomatic shift

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:26am
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley reports from Havana on the country's reaction to news the U.S. and Cuba will normalize diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years.

NCAA $75 million head injury settlement rejected

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:18am
Federal judge says deal, which would toughen rules governing athletes' ability to return to play, needs more work

American Kennel Club to admit 4 new dog breeds

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:05am
But they'll have to wait until 2016 to take part in the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show

Newt Gingrich & Rob Lowe blast Sony on Twitter

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:02am
Newt Gingrich & Rob Lowe sounded off Wednesday on Sony's move to pull "The Interview" from theaters.

Marvel's editor-in-chief explains the changing face of comics

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:00am
In Marvel's "All New Captain America," the title character is played by a black man. And that's not the only change, Marvel has rebooted several of it's main characters with new, diverse characters. CBSN talks to Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso.

Southern California hit with intense series of storms

CBS US News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:54am
Lightning, snow, heavy downpours and mudslides were all part of the fierce weather people in Los Angeles and nearby counties dealt with

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