Rising temperatures fan new wildfires out West

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:59pm
In California alone, 18 large wildfires are burning; firefighters face a wall of flames fueled by dry wind and heat

Photos of the week

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:55pm
The most compelling photos from the week's news, July 18-24, 2015, including a possible lead in MH370's disappearance, panda Jia Jia's birthday and a double hand transplant

​164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:47pm
Lucky 13th attempt reached speeds of 240 miles per hour, beating 2012 benchmark set by 138 skydivers

Brothers charged with murdering 5 family members

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:25pm
Five first-degree murder charges were filed against the two brothers who are accused of stabbing their parents and three siblings to death

Doctor behind first U.S. IVF baby dies at 104

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:23pm
Dr. Howard Jones and his wife pioneered in vitro fertilization in the U.S., leading to hundreds of thousands of births

Jenner Olympic Torch sells for thousands at auction

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 7:07pm
Torch is the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the winner of the 1976 Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal became Caitlyn Jenner

Lawsuit from pregnant prisoner seeking abortion dismissed

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:50pm
Federal judge was considering a lawsuit filed by an Alabama inmate who wanted out of jail temporarily so she could get an abortion

Community to honor slain girl by howling at blue moon

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:21pm
The mother of murdered California girl Madyson Middleton is organizing Friday's "Howl for Maddy" event - she says her daughter loved wolves

Missing father of pro golfer Billy Hurley found

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:16pm
PGA Tour player Billy Hurley previously broke down in tears while announcing to the media that his father 61-year-old Willard Hurley Jr. was missing

Police: Woman poisoned son, staged car fire as cover-up

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:05pm
Investigators say autopsy showed boy, 5, died of antihistamine overdose and ruled the death a homicide

Survey: Transgender inmates more likely to be victims of sexual assault

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 5:45pm
"I was laughed at, ridiculed, and even the butt of many officer's jokes," said one transgender inmate

Texas mom accused of nearly beating toddler to death

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 5:26pm
The San Antonio woman reportedly admitted to slapping the 2-year-old in the face and throwing her into a crib so hard that she hit her head

Rep. for dentist who killed lion reaches out to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 5:07pm
Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asked him to contact them

Woman pinned under tree recounts death-defying ordeal

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:58pm
New York college student was asleep when 5,000-pound oak tree crashed into her bedroom

Cops: Ohio man shot neighbor, ran her over with mower

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:45pm
James Blair, 50, has been charged with murder and is being held in Huron County Jail on $1 million bond.

Venomous spiders close Pennsylvania elementary school

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:43pm
Brown recluse spiders have been found nesting in some parts of Montgomery Elementary School in central Pennsylvania

What am I seeing?

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:12pm
Some photos just need more explaining than others

Ex-Cincinnati officer charged with murder wants job back

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:59pm
No charges will be brought against two other officers who arrived at the scene of the shooting, prosecutor says

Man convicted in 1976 school bus hijacking allowed parole

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:51pm
California Gov. Jerry Brown had until midnight to decide whether to approve parole for 63-year-old James Schoenfeld

George Zimmerman's alleged shooter has bond revoked

CBS US News - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:16pm
The man accused of urinating on a neighbor's porch while out on bond for allegedly shooting at a car driven by Zimmerman - the man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin

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