Online mattress startup has unique approach

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:58am
Casper is a mattress company that’s flipping expectations. It has raised $15 million in funding from high-profile backers, including Ashton Kutcher. The company, which sells exclusively through its website, is already disrupting an established industry that traditionally relies on salesmen and showrooms. Gigi Stone Woods reports on their direct-to-consumer approach appealing to the on-demand millennial generation.

New U.S. embassy set for hazardous waste site

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:54am
Critics say new American embassies are getting more expensive. CBS News is learning of problems with one in the works in Mexico City that was supposed to cost $577 million to build, but the construction estimate has gone up by one-third, and the State Department hasn't even broken ground yet. Nancy Cordes reports.

Evidence sheds new light on Colorado theater attack

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:40am
The Aurora theater shooting trial of James Holmes is focusing on the notebook that Holmes mailed to his psychiatrist before the 2012 theater massacre. It contains 32 pages of drawings and writings, apparently showing Holmes weighing different methods and locations for an attack. Elaine Quijano reports.

This Morning from CBS News, May 28, 2015

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:31am
A mixed picture in Texas as some places gird for possible flooding while others continue to clean up after record-setting floods early in the week

Is Russia behind massive IRS breach?

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:30am
Hackers stole tax information from more than 100,000 Americans. The IRS is investigating whether criminals in Russia are behind the cybersecurity breach. Jeff Pegues reports on the multi-million-dollar theft in Washington.

Pentagon shipped live Anthrax sample to nine states and South Korea

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:26am
Dozens of people from the U.S. and abroad are being monitored for possible exposure to live anthrax after the military mistakenly shipped the potential deadly agent to labs in up to nine states and South Korea. An investigation has been launched by the Centers for Disease Control while the Pentagon is working to secure the samples. Margaret Brennan reports.

Houston flood crisis: Crews search for missing, homes left in ruins

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:24am
Some of the worst flooding in the history of Houston has led to seven confirmed deaths. More than two more inches fell on the city, and search crews are still finding victims who were swept away. Vicente Arenas reports.

Twisters hit as Texas rescuers search for flood victims

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:22am
The southern Plains was hit again with extreme weather conditions, as a tornado touched down in Canadian, Texas, seriously injuring three. It comes amid historic rainfall and flooding in many parts of the state. Don Dahler reports from Wimberley, Texas, where eight people are still missing.

More Texas towns brace for high water

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:07am
Residents alerted near several rivers; cleanup efforts, search for missing continuing in areas where deadly floodwaters have receded

The mattress company everyone's talking about

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 9:00am
Buying a new bed has long meant a showroom ordeal with salesmen touting dozens of choices, but "Casper" is flipping that model

From the archives: The photographs of Mary Ellen Mark

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:24am
Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark died this week at age 75. "Sunday Morning" correspondent Martha Teichner profiled Mark and her work in 2001.

The pressure is on at National Spelling Bee

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:15am
49 young spellers qualify for semifinals during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Cops charged in Freddie Gray's death want trial moved

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 1:45am
Defense attorneys want to case moved out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a fair trial

First female West Point graduate reflects on historic anniversary

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:44am
Men thought it was no place for women but Andrea Hollen proved them wrong -- 35 years ago

Few strong storms forecast for the 2015 hurricane season

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:04am
A very small number of storms has been predicted for the 2015 hurricane season, making this the 9th consecutive year with fewer named storms than average. Meteorologist Craig Setzer tells CBSN what to expect.

National Spelling Bee contestants describe tools, challenges

CBS US News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:00am
As the National Spelling Bee begins in Maryland, students from across the country are gathering to spell it all out. CBSN's Jeff Glor has the competitors' top tips and tricks to prepare for the events.

Comedian Tracy Morgan reaches settlement with Wal-Mart after car crash

CBS US News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:50pm
Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has reached a settlement with Wal-Mart after a multiple-vehicle accident with one of its truck drivers. CBSN's Jeff Glor shares what details are available on the confidential agreement.

Pentagon accidentally mails live anthrax

CBS US News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:46pm
The Pentagon has admitted it mistakenly shipped live anthrax across the country and to South Korea. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin explained how such an accident could happen.

5/27: Death toll rises in Texas as search for missing continues; Taking the blues to America's schools

CBS US News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:34pm
Amid tornado warnings on Wednesday, the search for flood victims continued in hard-hit Wimberley, Texas; and Blues musician Billy Branch is taking his love of blues to schools across the country

Taking the blues to America's schools

CBS US News - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:10pm
Blues musician Billy Branch is taking his love of blues to schools across the country. As Dean Reynolds reports, Branch hopes to expose kids to the blues and its rich history.

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