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12/15: Sydney hostage siege ends in hail of gunfire ; Nat’l Guard camp helps high school dropouts make the grade

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:25am
Police in Sydney, Australia stormed a café to put an end to a 16-hour hostage situation. Three are dead, including the gunman who is reported to have had a long history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism, and mental instability. Ben Tracy reports. ;Troubled teens who used to see F’s and D’s on their report cards are now proudly boasting A’s and B’s. As part of a continuing series on a National Guard boot camp to help teens, Michelle Miller reports on how some tough love has helped change the teens’ academic fortunes.

Newtown families sue maker of assault rifle

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:18am
The families of the victims who were killed by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Conn., are suing the makers of the weapon Lanza used. Two years after the tragedy, the families say they want to hold Bushmaster accountable. Don Dahler reports.

Islamic extremists inspiring lone wolves on social media

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:24pm
CBS News national security analyst Mike Morell describes the threat posed by ISIS' social media reach

Manhunt underway for killer in Pennsylvania

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:13pm
The police are searching for Bradley William Stone, 35, who is suspected of being the gunman behind a deadly shooting rampage in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania that left six of his family members dead. Jerika Duncan reports .

Busiest mailing day of the year hits U.S. Postal Service

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:54pm
The Merrifield, Virginia Postal Service joined other branches nationwide in fielding letters and packages on December 15, the busiest mailing day of the year -- unsurprisingly, amid the holiday season.

Fuel costs lower for airlines, but is it reaching consumers?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:28pm
Although the top airlines are seeing high profits over last year, a Minnesota couple is not seeing any benefit from dropping fuel prices

How the Internet suprs more lone wolf attacks

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:46pm
CBS News Washington bureau chief Chris Isham explains how the Internet is transforming terrorism.

What is the busiest mailing day of the year?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:44pm
Increased online holiday shopping in 2014 is keeping the Postal Service busy

Oklahoma funnel cloud caught on tape

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:02pm
Small, rare December tornado touched ground briefly near Arcadia and was given a preliminary rating of EF0

Funnel cloud touches down in Oklahoma

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:57pm
One tornado was confirmed to have touched down in Oklahoma during Sunday's round of severe weather. Severe storms slowly made their way across Oklahoma all day, including hail and strong winds.

Woman dead after crash involving Walt Disney World bus

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:42pm
29-year-old killed after a crash involving two cars and a bus near a Walt Disney World resort

Elvis show in London

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:11pm
Europe's largest-ever exhibition of Elvis memorabilia honoring the King of Rock 'n' Roll on display at the O2 Arena

Massachusetts baby born at 10:11, 12-13-14

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:10pm
Jennie Keane says she's just glad her 7-pound, 2-ounce daughter wasn't 8 pounds, 9 ounces

Ferguson gets into the Christmas spirit

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:06pm
A tree lighting ceremony sparked some Christmas spirit in Ferguson, Mo. Mayor James Knowles said he knew there would be a point when the community could come together and bring a sense of normalcy to kids and their families.

Brooklyn Bridge protester released from jail

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:00pm
A Brooklyn man has been charged in connection with the assault of two police officers during a protest Saturday night on the Brooklyn Bridge. The charges against Eric Linsker, 29, of Crown Heights, include assault in the second degree, rioting in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Union sues NFL over Adrian Peterson suspension

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:57pm
NFLPA says arbitrator "summarily rubber-stamped the unlawful process and punishment of Mr. Peterson" by upholding suspension

"Parallels between Selma and Ferguson are indisputable"

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:40pm
Highly anticipated film, "Selma," recounts the historic attempts and eventually successful voting rights march, a moment that parallels civil rights protests of today

Police dog sniffs out 100 pounds of pot in N.J.

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:18pm
A traffic stop resulted in a major marijuana bust thanks to a K-9 with the Cherry Hill Police Department

Firefighters rescue worker from 40-foot trench in California

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:06pm
It was unclear how the construction worker fell into the hole in San Gabriel

Troubled teens' transformation moves parents to tears

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:41pm
Months of hard work at the Youth Challenge Academy have paid off in a way few would have imagined possible