Ferris wheels rise in big cities

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:21pm
According to the old saying, "you can't reinvent the wheel." But when it comes to the Ferris wheel, cities across the globe are doing just that. Vladimir Duthiers has more on cities putting a new spin on their skylines.

Delaware family wins massive settlement in Terminix lawsuit

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:19pm
The parent company of pest-control giant Terminix has reached a tentative agreement to pay $87 million to a Delaware family. The massive settlement brings an end to a shocking ordeal that began when the family was exposed to a banned pesticide during a Caribbean vacation. Vinita Nair reports.

Brazilian government boosts security ahead of Olympic games

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:14pm
The Brazilian government is working with American authorities to increase security ahead of the Olympic games. Over 47,000 policer officers and 38,000 soldiers are now on duty in Rio. Ben Tracy reports.

LaPook: Health professionals "beside themselves" over lack of Zika funding

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:12pm
Dr. Jon LaPook has been covering the Zika outbreak since day one. He says that if the $1.9 billion requested from Congress had been approved, smaller communities would be able to protect themselves from the virus before it becomes a full-blown outbreak.

Another Zika case reported in South Florida

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:09pm
Health officials reported a 15th Zika case in South Florida, apparently transmitted by mosquitoes. But this one was outside the so-called Zika zone in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. David Begnaud reports a major effort is underway to protect women who are expecting.

President Obama says Trump "unfit" for presidency

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 10:06pm
President Obama said Tuesday that Donald Trump is "unfit" for the presidency. He also called out the GOP leadership, asking why they still support him. Margaret Brennan reports.

Trump refuses to endorse Paul Ryan, John McCain

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:57pm
Less than two weeks after a Republican convention that stressed party unity, Donald Trump has said he won't endorse two of his most prominent Republican colleagues. Major Garrett has more.

Eric Trump: Ivanka would not "allow" sexual harassment

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:56pm
Eric Trump tried to defend his father's comments on sexual assault Tuesday, but wound up getting into hot water himself. During an appearance on "CBS This Morning," he said his sister Ivanka would not "allow herself" to be sexually harassed.

Huge settlement for family sickened by toxic pesticide on vacation

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:02pm
The Esmonds' nightmare started last March, when the family of four was exposed to a banned pesticide in a Virgin Islands villa

Zika expert: "DEET should be Miami's new perfume"

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 8:58pm
In South Florida, a major effort is underway to protect pregnant women from the Zika virus

"He's drowning the baby!"

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 8:53pm
Milwaukee father accused of killing infant in pond as group tried desperately to intervene

Couple accused of giving away daughter to stand trial

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 8:12pm
The teen was among a dozen girls found living in Lee Kaplan's Pennsylvania home -- police say Kaplan fathered two of the children with her

Small plane crashes into building near Calif. airport

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 8:02pm
One person was killed after a small plane has crashed into the side of a building near Van Nuys Airport in California

Delaware high court: Death penalty law unconstitutional

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 7:39pm
It's possible the ruling could be applied to the 13 men currently waiting out their days on Delaware's death row

Forecasters say wildfire threat growing for western states

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 7:23pm
Potential for big fires will remain above normal during August in parts of California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah because of dry grass and bushes

The battle of the Ferris wheels

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 7:21pm
Cities all over the world are competing to build the tallest and grandest Ferris wheel

Meet the homeless NYC sisters turning heads at the Jr. Olympics

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 6:48pm
Rainn Sheppard, 10, placed first Monday in the 3,000 meters -- but her biggest surprise wasn't the gold medal she won

Texas balloon accident highlights oversight failures

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:39pm
Industry insiders are calling out the "disparity" in standards for balloon operators versus plane or helicopter pilots

Brandi Chastain leans on a new team for support

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:23pm
The former soccer star opens up about pay equity and why she's raising awareness about IBD

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to resign

CBS US News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 2:24pm
The announcement comes just over a week after Bratton indicated he planned to resign before the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio's term


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