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Sea lion pup hitches ride on family's kayak in Calif.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:26pm
Video shows unexpected hitchhiker making itself comfortable after hopping on for a ride

Crews rescue 14-year-old girl stranded on chunk of ice

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:17pm
She held on for 20 minutes before a team saved her and two others off the New Jersey coast

California eyes drought rules to curb "galling" waste of water at restaurants

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:00pm
Proposed rules would also order hotels not to automatically provide guests with fresh towels and sheets every day

More police departments "not jumping into the fray" of protests

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:44pm
Experts say police interference can escalate violence and erode trust but some officers say restraint sends the wrong message

Firm: We will demolish Newtown shooter's home for free

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:23pm
Construction firm to meet with town officials and possibly set a date to raze the house where Adam Lanza and his mother lived

Top surfers prepare for 40-foot wave competition in Hawaii

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:04pm
The best in big wave surfing gather at Hawaii's Waimea Bay for a 30-year tradition, but the contest can only happen under the most extreme circumstances. Chip Reid went to Hawaii to meet the competitors of the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau tournament.

Firefighters rescue teen trapped in frozen New Jersey waters

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:08pm
The family of a 14-year-old girl is praising rescuers this morning after the teen fell into icy waters off the New Jersey coast, leaving her and two others stranded. Elaine Quijano shows how it all unfolded.

U.S. Army uses giant blimp to test air defense

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:05pm
It's not a bird or a plane, but a blimp in the sky, floating over Maryland's Baltimore suburbs. It's the newest security system launched by the Army to protect major cities along the East Coast, and it can detect everything from a cruise missile to a large drone. Chip Reid reports on the fears of how it could be used for other purposes.

Legal expert on prosecution and defense strategies in "American Sniper" murder trial

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:58am
Defense attorneys in the "American Sniper" murder trial are presenting an insanity defense for Eddie Ray Routh, who admitted to shooting and killing Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman has tried insanity cases from both sides and joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the burden of proving insanity.

West Virginia homeowners wait to return after train derailment, oil explosions

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:34am
In the aftermath of the destructive freight train derailment in West Virginia, the federal government is considering changes to how crude oil is transported. Jeff Pegues reports from Washington, where the government faces opposition to proposals aimed at preventing future accidents.

This Morning from CBS News, Feb. 18, 2015

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:33am
White House summit seeks creative ways to fight terrorism; bitter cold grips much of eastern U.S.; the Fed's image problem

New England struggles to break free from epic winter

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:28am
Boston just hit the 8-foot mark of snow, the second highest total it's ever recorded. The snow and cold are making if difficult to get around, whether on ground or at sea. Jericka Duncan reports from Boston.

Snow, ice and bitter cold grip millions across the U.S.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:26am
Millions of Americans are experiencing one of the coldest mornings of winter, as a giant blast of Arctic air spreads across more than half of the country. For the South where this week's snow and ice storm left hundreds of thousands of people without power, they're bracing for more blistering cold weather. Cuthbert Langley of CBS affiliate WTVF reports from Nashville.

Slingshot and tennis balls shoot snow, ice off Army blimp

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:56am
Watch how the high-tech blimp is maintained by a low-tech slingshot system developed to knock frozen precipitation off the tail fins. Chip Reid reports.

Arctic air blast covers more than half of U.S.

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:24am
As cold grips swath from Northeast to Gulf Coast, the deep freeze is turning deadly

Could Army use hi-tech blimp to spy on Americans?

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:11am
An unmanned airship could soon be on permanent duty scanning for threats over the East Coast, but some fear it might also snoop on those below

Westminster Dog Show crowns new champion

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:58am
A beagle named Miss P won best in show at the prestigious annual event in New York's Madison Square Garden, besting more than 2,700 dogs from 15 countries; Naomi Choy-Smith reports

JPMorgan CEO making amends in Detroit?

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:39am
7 years after financial crisis that brought ruin and unemployment to Motor City, JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon says his "goal is to help Detroit thrive"

In New Orleans, reality sets in: Mardi Gras over

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:28am
Unabashed revelry comes to close as Ash Wednesday begins; earlier, 2 people were injured in falls from floats

Bacterial infection possible in University of Oregon student's death

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:07am
Health officials trying to determine if freshman had meningococcemia, a contagious bacterial infection that can lead to meningitis