Alan Gross released from Cuban prison after five years

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:18pm
Obama administration officials say Alan Gross, an American prisoner in Cuba, has been released. It comes as part of a deal where American officials released three Cuban prisoners. Gross was arrested in 2009 and charged with bringing banned technology. Bill Plante reports from the White House on President Obama's plans to speak to the nation.

Latest storm on parched California triggers mudslide

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:38pm
Floods in Northern California and rocks and debris falling on roadways in the south are the latest effects of much-needed rain there

Special Report: American Alan Gross released from Cuban prison after five years

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:19pm
Alan Gross was arrested in 2009 for bringing banned technology into the country.

Bradley Cooper's transformation: New roles on stage and screen

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:13pm
On screen, Bradley Cooper stars in the new movie "American Sniper." On stage, he's the lead in a revival of "The Elephant Man." Cooper talks to "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose about his two projects and how "American Sniper" was his most challenging film yet.

Dog receives prosthetic legs made by 3D printer

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:04pm
Derby the dog was born with deformed front legs, but thanks to prosthetics made from a 3D printer, he can run like the wind. Norah O'Donnell reports.

Headlines at 8:30: The Obamas on encountering racial prejudice

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:01pm
"CBS This Morning" takes a look at some of the day's headlines from around the globe.

How Alcatraz inmates could have survived 1962 prison break

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:41pm
The1962 prison break from the notorious Alcatraz prison is still one of America's great mysteries. John Blackstone reports on Dutch scientists who have new evidence showing the men might have floated to freedom.

New evidence related to man's death raises questions about Florida police conduct

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:07pm
A routine traffic stop that turned deadly for Charles Eimers in Key West is under review again after new video evidence highlighted inconsistencies in police officers' accounts of what happened. Elaine Quijano reports on why the victim's family thinks the death was more than an accident.

This Morning from CBS News: Dec. 17, 2014

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:29am
Scenes from inside Pakistan school attacked by Taliban; feds make arrests they say are linked to 2012 meningitis outbreak; what's it take to get a body worthy of the Rockettes?

Arrests in compounding pharmacy meningitis outbreak

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:00am
14 people involved with New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. in 2012 indicted; disease killed 64 patients

New evidence sheds light on deadly traffic stop

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:46am
Video raises questions about what Florida grand jury didn't see when retiree died after police chase

You won't believe what held up NBA game in Brooklyn

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:48am
Nets-Miami Heat contest halted for half-hour due to problem in two-year-old Barclays Center

Screening terrorists

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:39am
With the holiday travel season coming up, Bob Orr sat down with Transportation Security Chief John Pistole on what the TSA is doing to keep travelers safe.

TSA head: "Persistent threat" from terrorists amid holiday travel

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:39am
What is the agency doing to mitigate terrorist threats on flights during busy travel seasons?

​Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola returning to Liberia

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:23am
Dr. Rick Sacra will work for 4 weeks at the hospital where he caught Ebola; doctors say he's now effectively immune to the deadly virus

12/16: Taliban slaughters scores of students in Pakistan; The day WWI stopped for Christmas

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:00am
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least 141 civilians -- most of them children -- and wounding many more. The Pakistani Taliban claimed the attack was revenge for ongoing military operations in Northern Waziristan that have targeted their hideouts near the Afghan border. Clarissa Ward reports.;One-hundred years ago this month, German and British troops laid down their arms in an unofficial Christmas truce. The iconic story that both sides put down their arms to play soccer has led to rematches to honor the event. But as Mark Phillips reports, the story may have been embellished through the years.

PA manhunt ends with discovery of suspect's body

CBS US News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:47am
The manhunt for Bradley Stone, the ex-Marine who was suspected of killing his wife and five of her relatives, ended when police found Stone's body in the woods near his home in suburban Philadelphia.

The day WWI stopped for Christmas

CBS US News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:38pm
One-hundred years ago this month, German and British troops laid down their arms in an unofficial Christmas truce. The iconic story that both sides put down their arms to play soccer has led to rematches to honor the event. But as Mark Phillips reports, the story may have been embellished through the years.

Jeb Bush inches closer to 2016 White House run

CBS US News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:33pm
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush moved a step closer to a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Nancy Cordes reports on the criticism coming his way from Democrats and certain members on the right.

As gas prices fall, U.S. automakers see lift in sales

CBS US News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:30pm
Sales for Ford and GM vehicles are seeing some record sales. Automakers are hoping the drop in sales bolsters demand for vehicles. Manuel Bojorquez reports from Houston, Texas where one gas station is selling gas for $1.97.

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