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Listen: Sam Cooke's iconic "A Change Is Gonna Come"

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 1:21am
It's the song that helped spark a movement. Listen to one of Sam Cooke's most memorable songs, "A Change Is Gonna Come," released 50 years ago this week.

Tips for saving money on last-second shopping

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:57am
Trae Bodge, senior editor for Retail Me Not, joined CBSN with some tips for the last-minute holiday shopper

Will convicted congressman be forced to resign?

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:22am
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to tax fraud Tuesday but despite increasing pressure, the New York Republican says he won't resign. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett reports.

Where to find last minute holiday deals

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:21am
Time is running out, but there are still some sales and deals to help you finish your holiday shopping. Trae Bodge, Senior Editor at, joined CBSN with tips on how to survive the last-minute shopping madness.

Fender-bender between airplanes at LaGuardia

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:19am
According to the FAA, a Southwest plane preparing for takeoff Tuesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport clipped the wing of an American Airlines jet. James Brown reports.

Michael Grimm faces uncertain future in Congress

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:08am
Major Garrett tells CBSN why Rep. Michael Grimm's future in Congress "doesn't look very bright" after pleading guilty to tax evasion

Protests continue in New York despite mayor's call for moratorium

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:58pm
Demonstrators took to the streets in Midtown Manhattan with in continued marches against police brutality

"A Change is Gonna Come" turns 50

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:32pm
Sam Cooke was that rare kind of singer whose work seems fresh and timely, even a half century after its debut. Cooke's civil rights anthem "A Change is Gonna Come" was released 50 years ago this week. Anthony Mason tells us about the artist, and the song, that gave a voice to a movement.

President Obama's balancing act on race relations

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:32pm
President Obama condemned the killings of two NYPD officers and offered federal assistance to the NYPD. But there have also been calls for the President to do more to diffuse racial tensions. Major Garrett gives a behind the scenes look at the options the President faced in responding to the issue of race.

Gun smuggling ring busted

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:14pm
An airport baggage handler and a former Delta airlines employee have been charged with running an elaborate gun-smuggling ring. In some cases, the guns were loaded onto passenger airplanes. Jim Axelrod reports.

A "tax cut" in the form of falling gas prices

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:06pm
Gas prices have now dropped for an unprecedented 89 days, which means drivers have a lot more money in their pockets. Anthony Bojorquez reports.

U.S. economy shifts into overdrive

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:02pm
The U.S. economy took off between May and September. That period saw the biggest growth in more than a decade. Anthony Mason reports on the news that sent the stock market into record territory.

Tornadoes hammer the Deep South

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:58pm
Buildings were damaged, and cars flipped, after tornadoes hit the Deep South. WBZ meteorologist Eric Fisher says we should expect more rough weather to come.

Sony to release "The Interview" on Christmas, after all

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:56pm
Sony Pictures reversed course on the movie "The Interview." Despite computer hacking and terror threats, the film will open in some theaters on Thursday. President Obama is among those applauding the decision. Jericka Duncan reports.

The backstory on Obama's approach to defusing racial tensions

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:36pm
As protests have become louder since the summer, many have waited to see what President Obama would say regarding the issues surrounding them

Storms pound Deep South, tornado touches down in Miss.

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:30pm
Powerful storms and tornadoes ripped through southern Mississippi Tuesday afternoon causing multiple injuries. Brett Carr from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency joined CBSN with the latest.

What lower gas prices mean for average Americans

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:00pm
With prices at the pump dropping for nearly three straight months, consumers are spending the extra money on holiday gifts, travel and more

​Celebrating 50 years of "A Change is Gonna Come"

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:52pm
Sam Cooke's 1964 single became a civil rights anthem that has stood the test of time

Biden to attend funeral for slain NYPD officer

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:43pm
President Obama asked the vice president to attend the service, scheduled for Saturday

What's driving this extra busy holiday travel season?

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 9:36pm
Robert Sinclair from AAA New York joined CBSN with the big reason behind this year's especially busy season