Listen up, kids: Summertime boredom = infinite possibility

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:10pm
Author Bunmi Laditan says the state of not having anything to do is an opportunity for curiosity and imagination, not a problem to be "solved"

Retracing Thoreau's journey through the wilds of Maine

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:57pm
150 years after the publication of "Maine Woods," an expedition replicates the writer's 325-mile canoe trip between Moosehead Lake and the Allagash Wilderness

Man cuffed in DEA cell for 5 days: I spoke to man, then room went dark

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:54pm
Daniel Chong says in the middle of his ordeal, he exchanged words with a man through his cell door just before lights went out

​Colorado gay couples wed but on shaky legal ground

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:52pm
County clerks are issuing marriage licenses to gay couples even though their state technically still doesn't recognize same-sex marriage

Snake-hoarding school teacher sentenced

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:42pm
Calif. man was arrested after discovery of hundreds of pythons in his home, many of them dead

PayPal to refund donors in Georgia hot car death case

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:18pm
PayPal to refund more than $22,000 as father faces murder charges in the June 18 death of his 22-month-old son

Polar vortex back for East, Midwest?

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:59am
Expected giant jet stream dip has forecasters on lookout for chilly air from Canada

Cowgirl U: Preserving spirit of women in Old West

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:56am
Women have their own rodeo association, but being a cowgirl is more than competing in games - it's a way of life

"Lyft" brings its mustachioed ride share to NYC

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:48am
Cars enrolled in the latest anti-taxi program are easily recognized, and before you make a "donation" to the driver, make sure to fist-bump

World's tallest water slide opens in Kansas City

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:07am
Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park has unveiled what is being billed as the world's tallest and fastest water slide. It's called the "Verruckt" -- German for insane. KCTV-TV's Emily Rittman reports.

Girl who survived Texas family shooting is "hero," grandfather says

CBS US News - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:30am
Teen played dead when her parents and siblings were killed, then called police to warn them that shooter was going after other relatives

Accused Houston shooter had long history of domestic violence

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:50pm
Ronald Lee Haskell's ex-wife fled to Texas to get away from him, but police say he killed her sister's family when he couldn't find her

Florida man executed for slaying of 11-year-old girl

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:13pm
Eddie Wayne Davis was executed Thursday evening or the kidnapping, rape, and murder of 11-year-old Kimberly Waters, whose mother he had dated

Babe Ruth's daughter remembers her father's legacy

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 9:06pm
Generations of kids came to idolize Babe Ruth's early days as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox

Heroin and guns: A deadly combination in Indianapolis

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 9:01pm
Indianapolis currently has a higher murder rate per-capita than New York City

3 tons of marijuana seized at traffic stop

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:47pm
A U-Haul filled with weed was seized at a California traffic stop Wednesday when the driver ran a red light

Texas cops injured after man set himself on fire

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:29pm
A police officer in Texas is now in critical condition and two others were injured after chasing an alleged robber who set himself on fire

California man sentenced to 15 years for economic espionage

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:08pm
Chemical engineer also fine d$2.8 million for selling China DuPont Co.'s secret recipe for white pigment

Report: Extremists emboldened after Nevada ranch standoff

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:52pm
A study released by the Southern Poverty Law Center warns that "bloodshed will happen" if government doesn't do more to rein in extremists

Whistleblowers testify to retaliation by VA supervisors

CBS US News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 7:37pm
E-mails obtained by CBS News from a scheduler at Los Angeles VA offer example of "culture of retaliation" described by doctor


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