A silver lining in flooded Texas

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 9:50pm
Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Bill continues to raise fears of severe flooding in Texas. But as Omar Villafranca reports, the tremendous amount of rain has done much to rid the state of its drought.

Looking back at Lady Liberty's history

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 9:40pm
It's been 130 years since the first pieces of the Statue of Liberty landed in New York. Take a look back at the history of the iconic landmark in New York Harbor. CBS News' Jeff Glor tours the statue.

Time-lapse image shows escaped convicts' possible appearance

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 9:07pm
With their search expanding beyond the original perimeter, police are distributing images of how the two men who fled a New York prison may look now

​Gunshot-sensing technology installed in first U.S. high school

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:56pm
Advocates say it'll keep schools safe; but could it also invade students' privacy?

Millions of red tuna crabs invade California beaches

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:25pm
The small lobster-like crabs are washing ashore Southern California beaches

Spokane mayor: Rachel Dolezal should quit commission

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:58pm
Investigation finds "behavioral misconduct" by former NAACP chapter president and two other members of Spokane's Police Ombudsman Commission

Postal workers arrested after Christmas charity scam

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:53pm
Federal charges have been filed against three individuals who raked in gifts intended for needy children

No charges for mother whose 3-year-old killed self

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:51pm
Grand jury decides woman's grief is sufficient, after toddler shoots self with gun found in her purse

Airport employee takes boy's lost stuffed tiger on wild adventure

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:19pm
A 6-year-old boy was overjoyed when he discovered his favorite stuffed animal's "great adventures"

Second arrest made in Wal-Mart fight caught on video

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:11pm
The video captured two women fighting in an Indiana Wal-Mart in front of a child - whom one of the women egged on to get involved in the altercation

Statue of Liberty celebrates 130 years on American shores

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:06pm
A gift from the French, Lady Liberty made her way to New York Harbor as an elaborate puzzle on July 17, 1885

Mother who dropped 2-year-old son into cheetah pit gets sentenced

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 6:59pm
The toddler fell into the pit after being dangled over the rail at the Cleveland zoo by his mother

Genetics law put to the test

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 6:32pm
Two men sue their employer after submitting to DNA tests to prove they weren't the ones leaving piles of feces on company property. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins CBSN to explain the case.

Statue of Liberty celebrates 130 years in New York

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 6:31pm
Old photos of the Statue of Liberty before and upon its arrival on American shores...

Rotted wood eyed in fatal Calif. balcony collapse

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 5:54pm
The Berkeley apartment balcony gave way Tuesday killing six students, five of them Irish

Studying make believe: Stanford University lab examines effects of VR on kids

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 5:37pm
As consumers get ready to welcome cheaper VR technology, academics partner with Sesame Street to study the effects of virtual reality on child brain development

How might virtual reality change the world? Stanford lab peers into future

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 5:18pm
From pretending to being a flying superhero or embodying a coral reef, academics ponder vast potential for quickly evolving technology

Knife-wielding NYC man allegedly attacked officer during ISIS-related probe

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 5:09pm
Man allegedly attacked law enforcement official during a court-authorized search of his Staten Island home, source tells CBS News

U.S. repatriates seven snakes to Brazil

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:49pm
The mother of the snakes had been stolen from Brazil in an apparent illegal wildlife smuggling scheme

Foods that can help save your sight

CBS US News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:24pm
Eating the right foods can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of vision loss later in life. WWL-TV's Meg Farris reports.

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