What's your excuse?

CBS US News - Sun, 12/28/2014 - 1:46pm
There are reasons that explain why we don't always accomplish what we set out to, and some are little more than excuses. Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" reports on how making up excuses to cover our failures, or to point fingers, is part of the human condition.

AirAsia jetliner goes missing off Indonesia

CBS US News - Sun, 12/28/2014 - 1:35pm
AirAsia Flight 8501 disappeared from air traffic control screens shortly after departing Surabaya, Indonesia on Sunday morning, bound for Singapore. Correspondent Debora Patta breaks down what we know so far about the missing plane and the 162 people on board.

NY, NJ governors veto bill to reform Port Authority

CBS US News - Sun, 12/28/2014 - 1:11am
Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie propose alternative ways to overhaul agency previously called "challenged and dysfunctional"

Medical mystery: Genetic clue solves toddler's debilitating illness

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:19pm
Simple solution saves 2-year-old girl's life

Arizona police officer wounded in shooting

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:37pm
Flagstaff police officer in critical condition after exchanging gunfire with domestic violence suspect, killed in the confrontation

Authorities question Cubs' Castro after Dominican Republic shooting

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:25pm
Player's agent denies Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was involved in nightclub shooting that left at least 4 people wounded

​There's no excuse for a poor excuse

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:03pm
Researchers says excuses (those attempts to hide from failure or finger-point) can be helpful in a complicated world - but beware tech's ability to rat you out

High school bans "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts at basketball tournament

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:57pm
California high school says T-shirts printed with NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner's last words pose a safety issue

Biden: New York City "stands as a beacon to the world"

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 7:44pm
Vice-president Joe Biden, speaking at the funeral of slain police officer Rafael Ramos, said that New York City will overcome the tough challenges it currently faces and can "bridge any divide."

Hundreds of NYPD snub NYC Mayor De Blasio

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 7:18pm
During eulogies for slain officer, police officers turned their back when the mayor spoke

​Faith Salie shares her pet peeve on "oversharing"

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 7:16pm
Dubbed "Word of the Year," the ubiquitous practice of constantly filing status updates (which don't actually give one status) is due for a moratorium

Vertical farms: "Making nature better"

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 6:49pm
CBS News visits an Indiana warehouse where greens for the table grow year round

​A look back: The top stories of 2014

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 6:42pm
Charles Osgood reminds us of the year's leading news stories month by month

NYPD Commissioner Bratton honors Officer Ramos

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:36pm
Bill Bratton, the commissioner of the New York Police Department, remembered assassinated NYPD officer Rafael Ramos as a hero and an exemplary cop. Bratton was speaking at Ramos' funeral in Queens on Saturday.

Slain NYPD officers promoted posthumously

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:34pm
At the funeral for slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on Saturday, police commissioner Bill Bratton announced that he is posthumously promoting Ramos and his partner Wenjian Liu to detective. Bratton also named Ramos an honorary chaplain of his precinct, a position he had been working toward.

NYC Mayor de Blasio: Slain officer was a peace maker for New York

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:34pm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio praised slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos for his dedication to his community, his church and New York City Saturday in a speech at Ramos's funeral in Queens. Ramos and his partner Wenjian Liu were gunned down in their patrol car last week.

Cops: 1 patient killed another at NYC psych center

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:27pm
19-year-old arrested in connection with death of 51-year-old inside Bronx psychiatric center

​Hail and farewell to those we lost in 2014

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 5:14pm
"Sunday Morning" pays tribute to those who graced us with their presence, and who made our world a little brighter for their being here

VP Biden speaks at slain NYPD officer's funeral

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 3:26pm
Vice-president Joe Biden spoke at the funeral of murdered New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in Queens on Saturday. He praised Ramos for "being a cop for all the right reasons," and hailed the NYPD and the city for their responses to the tragedy

NY Gov. Cuomo: We turn adversity into opportunity

CBS US News - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 3:24pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo praised the NYPD for its response to the recent protests and the city for standing strong in the face of adversity. Cuomo was speaking at the funeral of murdered New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in Queens.

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