How harnessed the Internet to inspire activism

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:40pm
Online petition platform has exploded 10-fold in just three years. The website's founder and CEO, Ben Rattray, joins CBSN with more on what contributed to its massive growth.

School official calls cops over cheering at graduation

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:22pm
Mississippi school district superintendent wants to lay down the law after high school ceremony's spectators show their support

School takes action after video shows students making dead cats "dance"

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:21pm
Oklahoma City high school under fire for video showing students moving dead felines in synchronized form to well-known jingle

Cops: Texas mom beaten to death on 33rd birthday

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 2:14pm
Houston police believe Amanda Baird's 4-year-old may have witnessed the murder

Bee attack at California middle school graduation

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:52pm
Firefighters doused a swarm of bees with foam at Pasadena High School in California after dozens of people were possibly stung during a middle school's graduation ceremony. Four people needed the paramedics, but no one needed hospitalization.

Was lunch lady fired for giving free lunch to students?

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:46pm
Della Curry, an elementary school cafeteria worker in Colorado, says she was let go Friday for handing out free meals to kids who couldn't pay. But now the school says it has documented numerous incidents that resulted in her firing. Gayle King reports.

Convicted killer of Chandra Levy granted retrial

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:43pm
Attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, who was convicted in 2010 of killing D.C. intern, say a key witness gave false testimony

Dad: Utah girls swam for hours, sang songs after deadly boat accident

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:32pm
Father describes how two girls fought exhaustion to survive a boating accident that claimed four lives

Lost hiker found near death in Arizona wilderness

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 1:09pm
"This guy would be dead today," rescue pilot says after 58-year-old spent three days without food or water in steep terrain

Swarm of bees attacks crowd at middle school graduation

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:53pm
At least 4 injured after hive got spooked by hundreds of people at graduation ceremony in Pasadena

School district: Giving free food to kids not why lunch lady was fired

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:38pm
Colorado school district says Della Curry's firing had nothing to do with giving away food to hungry students who couldn't pay

Pilots using simulators to train on new Air Force F-35 jets

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:22pm
The Air Force is using the “F-35 Lightning Two” jet in exercises. The project faced a host of problems, but after two decades, the aircraft is finally being delivered for service, and pilots are stepping up training with simulators. Air Force Maj. Joshua Arki gives Charlie Rose a first-hand look at the capabilities of the U.S. military's most advanced and most expensive plane.

California plant transforming sewage into drinking water

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:04am
In the midst of California’s historic drought, cities and towns are looking for any source of water they can find. That includes a water recycling process some call “toilet to tap.” Ben Tracy reports.

This Morning from CBS News, June 4, 2015

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:57am
Alleged Boston terror plotters intended to carry out ISIS-style beheading, perhaps of controversial critic of Islam

Lawsuit claims Texas home doubles as a swingers club

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:54am
A 4,000 sq. foot house in a quiet gated Texas community is causing quite a stir, and now it's at the center of a lawsuit. Neighbors say the single family home doubles as a swingers club on the weekends. Vinita Nair reports on the details of the case.

New focus surrounds victim's assistant in mansion murder case

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:32am
Unsealed documents reveal new details about the evidence in the Washington, D.C. quadruple murder. Police are examining cell phone records relating to the deaths of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, son and housekeeper. Wyatt Andrews reports at the crime scene with the renewed focus on the businessman’s assistant.

Boston terror suspect plotted to kill anti-Islam activist

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:24am
New information has been uncovered about the intentions of Usaama Rahim, the terror suspect who was shot and killed by Boston police. Rahim allegedly wanted to attack police officers, but sources have told CBS News that his original target may have been Pamela Geller, the outspoken critic of Islam who organized the art exhibit and protest outside Dallas that was attacked by two Muslim men last month. Jeff Pegues reports.

FBI: Conversation with accomplices revealed Boston plots

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:24am
The FBI arrested David Wright hours after Usaama Rahim was shot. Authorities say the two exchanged phone calls and that Wright urged Rahim to destroy his smartphone and computer. Jim Axelrod reports from Boston.

Triggerman in Pamela Smart case freed from prison

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 10:18am
Smart's lover, William Flynn, served almost 25 years for shooting her husband to death in what prosecutors said was plot she hatched

For American Pharoah, "maybe this is the one"

CBS US News - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:16am
It's been 37 years since a horse won the elusive Triple Crown, taking all 3 major U.S. races, but trainer Bob Baffert believes his steed could make history


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