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On August 28, 1908, the writer, painter, naturalist, and creator of “Field Guide to Birds” was born
One-hundred-and-eight years ago today, writer, painter and naturalist Roger Tory Peterson was born in Jamestown, New York. A bird lover, Peterson believed he could improve on overly-technical bird watching manuals of the time, launching the cherished "Peterson Field Guides to Birds." Charles Osgood reports.
Thousands of rare diseases have no treatment options; with so few people suffering from them, most researchers and pharmaceutical companies see no incentive for developing cures. Artist Lucas Kolasa has put together an art exhibit that puts faces to these rare, fatal diseases affecting children. Jim Axelrod reports.
Pilots had been scheduled to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to Newark, N.J.; latest in string of recent incidents
How will team from Endwell, New York stay loose before Sunday's championship game? "A lot of ping pong"
Female passenger picked up by private yacht, transported to area hospital; divers to search for additional passengers, wreckage
The longtime host of "Sunday Morning," and "one of the most enduring and most endearing" people in broadcasting
Rodney Earl Sanders arrested and charged in the deaths of two 68-year-old nuns
Waste, questionable intentions and scant oversight mark personal online fundraising efforts that have become popular
8/27: Trump frustrates both sides on immigration while lagging in polls; Argosy Book Store, Manhattan's hidden gem
With the election nearly 10 weeks away, national polls show Hillary Clinton six points ahead of Donald Trump; In midtown Manhattan, squeezed in-between the skyscrapers on East 59th Street, is a six-story literary oasis
In midtown Manhattan, squeezed in-between the skyscrapers on East 59th Street, is a six-story literary oasis. The Argosy Book Store has been in business for 91 years now. It's run by three sisters. All in their 70s, they have run Argosy since their father died in 1991. Anthony Mason has more.
The National Park Service oversees 413 sites, including 59 major national parks, covering 84 million acres from Great Smoky Mountains, the most visited, to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades and the newest addition, Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine. The park service is celebrating its 100th birthday this weekend. Chip Reid has more on these timeless treasures.
The centuries-old villages pulverized in the Italy earthquake are far from the Los Angeles skyline -- both in distance and construction style -- but seismologists warn the destruction from a shallow earthquake centered in California would look very similar. Carter Evans reports.
In Mississippi, a 46-year-old man is charged with murdering two Roman Catholic nuns. They were found inside their home after apparently being stabbed to death. Kenneth Craig reports on the case that has shocked the nation.
A federal judge has delivered a setback to North Carolina's so-called "bathroom law." The judge ruled that the University of North Carolina cannot stop two transgender students and an employee from using restrooms that match their gender identity. Paula Reid explains the ruling.
With the election nearly 10 weeks away, national polls show Hillary Clinton six points ahead of Donald Trump. This is a busy weekend for both canidates. Trump is campaigning in Iowa while Clinton is getting an intelligence briefing from the FBI. Errol Barnett has the campaigns covered.
28-year-old in custody in beating deaths; motive for alleged attack remains under investigation
The Los Angeles skyline may look drastically different than the centuries-old villages pulverized in massive earthquake, but looks can be deceiving
New York City police looking into incident that startled passengers, halted train
Pictures made it appear that part of the engine had blown off, but airline spokesman says there was no explosion