On The Trail: The singular Joshua tree

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:42pm
In the California desert are more than 1.5 million Joshua trees - and no two are the same

On The Trail: Joshua Tree

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:41pm
"Their stiff and ungraceful form makes them to the traveler the most repulsive tree in the vegetable kingdom," wrote explorer John C. Fremont when he traveled through the California desert in 1844. Today, travelers find the Joshua tree - as found in Joshua Tree National Park - uncommonly beautiful. Conor Knighton reports.

Paul Mecurio and the decline of American lies

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:37pm
Comedian says there is such a complete lack of respect for the truth - and a belief that it doesn’t matter if caught - that lying has become a reflexive, degraded art

Ryan Lochte and the worst lie in history

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:36pm
ying is nothing new; we've been doing it since the beginning of time. But these days, it's not the frequency of lies but their quality that is alarming comedian Paul Mecurio. He shares his thoughts about what he calls the dumbest lie in the history of mankind, by Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Leslie Caron's charmed life on screen

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:34pm
Gene Kelly memorably serenaded Leslie Caron 65 years ago in the classic motion picture, "An American In Paris." In 2016, she's come full circle, visiting New York's Great White Way to see the Broadway musical based on that film. Jane Pauley talks with Caron about her life, loves and career. (Originally aired January 17, 2016)

AP releases its preseason NCAA football poll

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:27pm
Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers are on top again; seven different teams received first-place votes, most since 1998

Camping to mourn

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:11pm
Outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there's a kids camp that has all the makings of a typical summer camp - except the kids who come here share one, exceptional bond. Steve Hartman reports.

Meb Keflezighi, marathon runner

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:03pm
Never give up: One man who knows the truth of that is Meb Keflezighi, a veteran athlete who, at 41, is the oldest American Olympic marathoner in history. Lee Cowan caught up with Meb to hear his inspiring story.

Manager of Backstreet Boys, 'NSync dies in prison at 62

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:57pm
Lou Pearlman’s $300 million Ponzi scheme through his Trans Continental companies was uncovered in 2006

The history of paper

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:50pm
Most people only think about what paper does, and not necessarily what it is. Correspondent Martha Teichner offers a crash course on paper's importance to civilization - and its necessity in making toy airplanes take flight.

A voter's lament: I'm moving to Canada

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:41pm
You've heard people say, "If they get elected, I'm moving to Canada!" Which got correspondent John Blackstone wondering: Do Americans who emigrate find the grass up north greener?

Infant survives grisly murder of 5 in Alabama home

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 11:38am
Police say they got a call about a trespasser early Saturday, and discovered bodies when they got there; pregnant woman among dead

UFC 202: Conor McGregor gets revenge on Nate Diaz

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 9:57am
The bombastic Irishman beat Diaz on points in the rematch of one o McGregor’s worst losses; Anthony Johnson knocked out Glover Teixeira

The Preppy Killer

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 2:03am
To mark the 30th anniversary of a case that made national headlines, "48 Hours" broadcasts the only interview with "Preppy Killer" Robert Chambers.

Eliminating the Threat?

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:36am
An elite FBI agent shoots his estranged wife after he says she came after him with a knife -- was it self-defense or murder?

Eliminating the Threat?

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 1:02am
An elite FBI agent shoots his estranged wife after he says she came after him with a knife -- was it self-defense or murder? "48 Hours"' Susan Spencer investigates.

Officials count five victims in homicide at Alabama home

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:38am
Officials have arrested a single suspect in Mississippi's Greene County

8/20: Beachgoers wary of Zika; Push-up challenge hopes to help stop military suicides

CBS US News - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:29am
Beachgoers and residents in Miami Beach are upgrading their defenses against mosquito bites following the arrival of Zika; An online campaign is challenging Internet users to get physical.

"48 Hours" gives an update on "The Preppy Killer"

CBS US News - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:35pm
It was three decades ago when Robert Chambers had his photo on the front page of most New York City newspapers. His connection to the death of Jennifer Levin would eventually push him into the national spotlight in 1986. Chambers would come to be known as "The Preppy Killer" for his role in Levin's death. His conviction landed him in prison, and when he got out in 2003 he spoke to only "48 Hours." Troy Roberts and Richard Schlesinger have an update on this infamous case.

Zika, and Zika anxiety, spreads to Miami Beach

CBS US News - Sat, 08/20/2016 - 11:05pm
New zone poses unique challenges with aerial spraying ineffective due to high-rise buildings, strong ocean gusts

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