Race a factor in prosecutions of hot car deaths?

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:36pm
So far this year, at least 27 children have died after being left in hot cars. About half the time, parents or guardians face criminal charges, but two cases in Mississippi are showing that race may play a role in who actually gets prosecuted. Mark Strassmann has more.

Turkey troops attempt to cleanse border of ISIS

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:36pm
Turkey sent troops into Syria Wednesday, hoping to rid the border of ISIS militants and halt the expansion of Kurdish rebels. The offensive began the same day Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the country to improve U.S.-Turkish relations. Holly Williams has more.

Is race a factor in prosecuting hot car deaths?

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:09pm
Two recent cases in Mississippi serve as evidence of bias in determining criminal charges, critics say

Trump fights uphill battle for minority votes

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:59pm
With 76 days left until the presidential election, Donald Trump took his campaign to Florida, where he is pitching his message to black and Hispanic voters. Major Garrett has the latest.

Clinton on money raising marathon for fall campaign

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:58pm
Instead of spending the end of the August touring battleground states, Hillary Clinton is on a fundraising marathon to pay for her fall fight against Donald Trump. Her absence has kept her from turning the page on controversies involving her emails and the Clinton Foundation. Julianna Goldman has more.

American University attacked in Afghanistan

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:57pm
At least four people are dead and dozens more are wounded after militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan. The university has more than 1,000 students enrolled. Charlie D'Agata has more.

Woman falls to her death from zip line in Delaware, officials say

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:46pm
A 58-year-old woman was taken to hospital with critical injuries and ultimately died as a result of them, officials said

Weather service: "Destructive tornado" in central Indiana

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 8:03pm
National Weather Service reports at least two tornadoes strike central, north central Indiana

100,000 kids still subject to corporal punishment

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:24pm
Paddling kids in school still legal in 19 states, despite studies showing it affects minority and disabled students disproportionately

Ga. man who threw boiled water on gay couple convicted

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:20pm
The couple was sleeping in an apartment when Martin attacked them; both men were left with severe burns that required surgery

Bonnie and Clyde's harsh letter to former gang member up for auction

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:16pm
Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former member of their gang in a letter, and now that letter is up for auction in Boston

Rival schools make generous offer to football team after fire

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 7:11pm
Fire causes significant damage to helmets, jerseys, pads, cleats, other gear inside field house locker room at Oklahoma high school

Dozens of Ohio overdoses blamed on heroin mixed with elephant tranquilizer

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 6:53pm
Carfentanil is an opioid 100 times more potent than fentanyl​ and 10,000 times more potent than morphine

Complaint alleges students of one race punished more harshly

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 5:38pm
Complaint urges federal officials to investigate school disciplinary policies in Virginia capital city

Teachers may be failing students with too much homework

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 3:10pm
Psychologist Lisa Damour explains that more homework does not necessarily mean more achievement, and what parents can do to alleviate their children's stress

Rap video introduces Chicago fourth graders to new teacher

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:28pm
Video goes viral after teacher creates catchy rap song introducing himself to new fourth grade students

An alarming number of puffin chicks are starving

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:37pm
There appears to be a link between rising ocean temperatures and survival rates for puffins off the Maine coast

Doubt cast on Brazil's version of U.S. swimmers' Rio incident

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:08pm
Brazilian police insist the four American swimmer's weren't robbed at gunpoint, but now their version of events is being questioned

Report reveals how doctors in sex abuse cases avoid charges

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:35pm
New findings in investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on doctors who engage in sexual misconduct with patients

Clinton campaign dogged by new donor allegations

CBS US News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:38am
New report shows donors to the Clinton Foundation had special access to Clinton when she was secretary of state

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