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Photos of the week

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 7:46pm
The most compelling photos from the week's news, August 1-8, 2015, including a hitchBOT's demise, summer heatwaves and Chinese mermaids.

Fiorina takes on Clinton, status quo in Red State conference remarks

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 7:37pm
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina delivers strongly worded remarks and takes questions at Red State conference

​Jobs seen as key in healing of Ferguson

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 7:16pm
Individuals begin grassroots efforts to train young men for jobs in area struggling with high unemployment

​Meet the world's biggest collector of pizza boxes

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:39pm
A New York pizza aficionado has amassed hundreds of artful cardboard containers from around the world

Which candidate connected with voters?

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:36pm
Candidates square off in first GOP primary debate, prompting policy confrontations

Prosecutors accused of hiding evidence in Freddie Gray case

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:28pm
Attorneys claim Gray had history of participating in schemes in which people hurt themselves to collect settlements

Legendary "Lizard Man" reappears in South Carolina

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:15pm
A decade after the last sighting, the "Lizard Man" was spotted in two separate occasions by witnesses who took photos and video

​The growing demand for "fair food"

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:11pm
Migrant farm workers - long the victims of exploitation - are finding new partners in their struggle for a living wage

Jurors sentence Colo. theater shooter James Holmes to life in prison

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:22pm
Holmes was convicted in July of murdering 12 people and trying to murder 70 others inside a movie theater in suburban Denver three years ago

Goats as weed-whackers: How Congressional Cemetery mows its lawn

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:21pm
A herd of 30 goats descended on the cemetery Thursday to clear it of overgrown vegetation

Jurors deliberating in James Holmes trial ask to see graphic video

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:13pm
Before deciding whether to give Colorado theater shooter James Holmes the death penalty, jurors will review a graphic 45-minute crime scene video

Cops: Teen said plans in Okla. attack were on USB drive

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:00pm
Robert Bever, 18, and his brother Michael Bever, 16, are accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings inside their Broken Arrow home last month

Missing tortoise reunited with owner thanks to social media

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:39pm
18-year-old tortoise Zulu had wandered about a half a mile from his home when he was found by a good Samaritan

​After losing parents, 6-year-old embarks on smile mission

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:00pm
Jaden Hayes is determined not to let sadness overcome him or anyone else

3 little pigs make debut at New York zoo

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:44pm
These three piglets are the smallest breed of miniature pig

5-year-old girl who's slowly going blind will get to see Rome

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:35pm
Lizzy Myers' parents created a "visual bucket list" for her when they found out she would eventually lose her eyesight

CBS News Highlights: GOP candidates debate; California wildfires; Florida flooding

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:19pm
Top Stories: Heated exchanges at the Republican debate, California wildfires threatens thousands, Tennessee movie theater shooting

NYC cabbie may have to pay $25K for snubbing black passengers

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 3:10pm
Judge: Cabbie refused to pick up passengers because they're black, passing them over for white riders while they watched

Adorable kid reporter grills Michigan football coach about milk

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 2:33pm
University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh knows milk does a body good

49ers' Aldon Smith arrested for hit-and-run, DUI

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 2:32pm
The linebacker is also facing DUI charges for the third time, as well as vandalism; he was arrested Thursday night