Inside the search for a better way to fight wildfires

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:17pm
Researchers at a fire lab in Montana use high-tech equipment to study the spread of wildfires -- and they have a suggestion for how to prevent outbreaks

Assad regime bombs U.S.-backed forces in latest Syrian battle

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:01pm
Until now, the U.S. has merely backed Kurdish troops fighting against the Assad regime's forces in Syria's civil war. But as fighting heats up, American forces may be pulled directly into the fray. Holly Williams has more.

Chicago police take aim at gangs amid record violence

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:00pm
Chicago police are launching precision raids to sweep up gangs they say are responsible for much of the city's bloodshed. The latest raids targeted 15 gang factions in 22 of the city's police districts, but that didn't stop the mayhem from continuing this past weekend. Dean Reynolds has more.

Donald Trump's immigration plan under review

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:59pm
Donald Trump's law and order push to deport over an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants is now under review. He met with his supporter-filled Hispanic Advisory Council on Saturday, where they discussed alternatives to mass deportation. Major Garrett has more.

FBI investigation uncovered 15,000 more Clinton emails

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:57pm
It seems every time Hillary Clinton tries to delete the e-mail issue, it winds up back in her inbox. This time, it was revealed that the FBI investigation uncovered nearly 15,000 emails from her time as secretary of state that were not among the 30,000 she turned over in 2014. Nancy Cordes reports.

Louisiana flooding victims struggle to recover without insurance

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:52pm
Eighty percent of Louisiana residents do not have flood insurance. Now, as the state begins to clean up from historic flooding, more than 106,000 people have registered for emergency federal aid. Manuel Bojorquez has more.

Florida students begin classes amid Zika outbreak

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:50pm
More than 8,000 students in Miami-Dade county started the new school year Monday in the "Zika zone." The students were offered free protective clothing and insect repellant. David Begnaud has more.

WATCH: Pine needles ignite without a flame

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:39pm
Researchers at a fire lab in Montana are working to better understand how to prevent wildfires. CBS News' Carter Evans visited the lab, where mechanical engineer Sara McAllister demonstrated how quickly pine needles can ignite with just hot air.

Video shows how fire spreads in slow motion

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:38pm
Each year wildfires seem to get worse, despite the heroic efforts of firefighters. At a lab in Montana, researchers are studying how to beat these fires. CBS News' Carter Evans spoke with research forester Mark Finney, who uses high-speed cameras and man-made slopes to show how fires can advance without wind.

Florida students in Zika zone begin school year amid outbreak

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:31pm
More than 7,000 students in Miami-Dade County started the new school year in a Zika zone​; Zika virus infections in the area up to 37 now

Man accused of unprovoked attack on interracial couple in Washington state

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 7:53pm
Police say the man accused of stabbing an interracial couple outside a bar in Olympia told police he was part of a white supremacist group

Chicago police raids sweep up more than 100 in bid to end street violence

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 7:23pm
Chicago police are conducting precision raids to get repeat offenders, who they say are responsible for much of the city's bloodshed, off the streets

Not even tornado sirens stop couple from saying “I do”

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 7:04pm
“We just kind of shrugged our shoulders and went down the aisle," the bride said

Bill Nye on national parks, climate, and 2016 election

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:58pm
"The Science Guy" says it's important to get out into nature and "find your park"

Rare bookstore becomes Midtown Manhattan's literary oasis

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:46pm
Louis Cohen founded his own bookstore in 1925; 91 years later, his daughters are keeping it alive, surrounded by some of Manhattan's premier real estate

The 25 best cities to live in

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:11pm
Does your city rank among the best for education, diversity, night life and other key factors? This list should tell you

Latina waitress gets racist message instead of tip

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:50pm
An 18-year-old girl working the lunch shift was told by a customer they "only tip citizens," even though she's American-born

General’s letter burning discussed in Bergdahl case

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 5:08pm
Bergdahl’s attorneys say Gen. Abrams should have referred the case for a general court-martial rather than a lower-level prosecution

JonBenet Ramsey: The unsolved murder that haunts America

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:46pm
Nearly 20 years after a 6-year-old girl was murdered in her own home, America's obsession with the case has inspired a new docu-series

Report: Alligator bit boy's head during Disney attack

CBS US News - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:45pm
Final report from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report says the boy died from a crushing bite and drowning

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