Want to know if your child is skipping class?

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:44pm
If you're shelling out tens of thousands for your child's education, it might be nice to know they're at least showing up to class. Jeff Whorley, CEO of an Indianapolis-based company called Core Principle, thinks the app Class120 could be the answer. Dean Reynolds reports.

Metro-North crash spotlights train and rail safety issues

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:40pm
Transit officials across the country are looking closer at their safety procedures and potential hazards. Jeff Pegues reports from a commuter train outside of Washington.

Activists push to free endangered orca Lolita from theme park

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:38pm
The federal government is taking steps to protect a longtime star performer at a Miami aquarium. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration added Lolita to part of an endangered group of whales. The decision comes after years of protests from animal rights groups. Vicente Arenas reports.

Activist push to free endangered orca Lolita from theme park

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:38pm
The federal government is taking steps to protect a longtime star performer at a Miami aquarium. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration added Lolita to part of an endangered group of whales. The decision comes after years of protests from animal rights groups. Vicente Arenas reports.

Winter weather poses manhole explosion threat

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:20pm
Manhole explosions are possible side effects of treating roads covered in snow and ice. Crews have responded to at least 300 manhole fires in New York City alone since last week's snowstorm, and one man walking his dog was injured after a manhole cover blew off in an explosion. Anna Werner reports from one Brooklyn neighborhood where at least two fires broke out within days.

Potential impact of "American Sniper" on trial of Chris Kyle's accused murderer

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:18pm
CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the Oscar-nominated film could affect the trial of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's accused killer.

Will "American Sniper" bias jury in Chris Kyle murder trial?

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 12:02pm
Jury selection is about to start for the trial of Eddie Ray Routh who is accused of murdering Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Kyle's life is the subject of the film "American Sniper." The defendant's attorney says a fair trial is impossible. Mark Strassmann reports from Stephenville, Texas.

This Morning from CBS News, Feb. 5, 2015

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:27am
Tales of heroism after deadly train crash; why you may need a tax pro's help this year; should you believe health advice dished out by celebrities?

Heroic passengers help save others from Metro-North train disaster

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:25am
After the deadly Metro-North crash, passengers desperately attempted to make their way off the train and help others who were trapped. James Wallace, who makes the commute from Manhattan to Connecticut regularly, was one of the heroes sitting in the second train car on Tuesday when the unthinkable happened. Vinita Nair reports.

Victims identified in deadly Metro-North train crash

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:24am
Commuter trains are running again in at the spot where a collision between a train and an SUV killed six people. Officials say they want to know how the mother driving the SUV got on the tracks. Don Dahler reports from the crash site in Valhalla, New York.

What causes manholes to blow their tops?

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:25am
Crews have responded to at least 300 manhole fires in New York City alone since ​last week's big storm

Truck stop doc keeps highway regulars healthy

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:18am
Country doctor and war hero Rob Marsh finds the key to keeping his practice running in an unusual place

Molly Sims: What you need to know about beauty

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 10:02am
The model actress tells CBS News' Lauren Moraski about her fashion and beauty secrets, her new book, "The Everyday Supermodel," and her talk show aspirations.

"Black boxes" may help in probe of deadly train crash

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 9:59am
Train, crossing gates had them and SUV that was hit may have; key question remains: why was the vehicle on the tracks?

How one Metro-North crash survivor became a hero

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 9:48am
James Wallace, a former Volunteer Ambulance Corps member who commutes into NY daily, relied on past experience when the unthinkable happened

Cop responds to shoplifting report with help, not handcuffs

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:52am
Kentucky police officer says, "I think, 'Well, what if me and my son, what if this was us?'"

2 teens shot at Maryland high school

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:09am
Students shot outside high school gym during basketball game, authorities say

Police officer helps shoplifter caught in difficult situation

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:00am
It started with a complaint about a shoplifter but ended with an act of kindness. Instead of punishing him, a Kentucky police officer decided to help a suspected shoplifter after learning about his circumstances. WKYT-TV’s Garrett Wymer reports.

Luck of the Irish? Two men sneak into the Super Bowl

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:52am
Two Irishmen were able to sneak into Super Bowl 49 In Arizona over the weekend, snagging two seats worth $25,000 each.

Philly says Pope's visit to bring lots of revenue

CBS US News - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:34am
Pope Francis will pay a visit to the City of Brotherly Love in September, his first to the U.S. as Pontiff. The visit is expected to generate some $418 million in economic benefits to the region.

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