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Massive apartment complex fire in Los Angeles deemed arson

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:03pm
The controversial developer of Da Vinci apartment complex is counting his losses. The devastating fire was ruled arson, and police in Los Angeles are looking for whoever is behind it. Danielle Nottingham reports on the painstaking search for clues.

Crash and grab: Thieves caught on camera ramming into stores

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:00pm
Businesses in the Windy City face a growing threat blowing through their doors. Robbers are using a technique called "crash and grab." Their target? Chicago's upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district. Dean Reynolds reports from Chicago.

Stephen Colbert signs off with star-studded sing-along

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:50am
After a nine year run, the late-night TV show aired its final episode with a final burst of "truthiness". The "real" Stephen Colbert is heading to CBS's "Late Show." Vladimir Duthiers reports.

Financial expert on what's behind Wall Street's dramatic swings

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:44am
Wall Street has had a wild ride this week, with the index seeing three days of big drops before surging Wednesday and Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 421 points Thursday alone and is approaching 18,000. Investors are hoping for more gains after the big turnaround this week. Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the details.

Secret Service overhaul: Panel calls for new leadership, higher White House fence

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:36am
A scathing new report claims that the U.S. Secret Service is starved for leadership. As Bill Plante reports, the review found a lot to criticize including the height of the White House fence.

Outcry over decision to pull "The Interview"

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:34am
Hollywood is sounding off on Sony's decision to pull "The Interview" from theaters. Film and television stars alike are slamming the studio's decision. Elaine Quijano reports.

President Obama considers retaliation for Sony hack attack

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:32am
Sources tell CBS News the sophisticated and damaging cyberattack against Sony Pictures originated in North Korea and flowed through a vast array of computer servers in other countries in an attempt to hide its origin. Major Garrett reports.

This Morning from CBS News: Dec. 19, 2014

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:21am
How suspected Sony Pictures hacker North Korea could have done it; crowded field squeezing "Big Three" automakers in U.S.; FreshDirect changing the face of the grocery industry

FreshDirect changing grocery-buying landscape

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:23am
Major retailers like Walmart, Amazon looking to online grocery business as next frontier in e-commerce after food giant takes East Coast by storm

Will Cuba extradite high-profile fugitives to the U.S.?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:38am
Black Panther Party member Assata Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, fled to Cuba after being convicted of killing a NJ state trooper

12/18: Cubans cautiously optimistic about change; The propaganda war in Cuba fizzles out

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:27am
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley spoke with Cubans in Havana about the impact of America's new stance on their country. One Cuban told Pelley living for decades under the U.S. embargo make it hard to imagine a different future. ;When America put signs up ridiculing communism in Cuba, the island's government fought back to block them from sight. Now, as Scott Pelley reports, the old propaganda battles seems to no longer matter.

Downtown L.A. fire was arson, investigators say

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:37am
The massive fire destroyed an apartment complex that was under construction, causing $20 million to $30 million in damage

Wrongful death lawsuits filed in SXSW crash that killed 4

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:56pm
Lawsuits allege safety lapses allowed drunk driver to crash into crowd at the Austin, Tex., music festival in March, leaving 4 dead

Stocks soar, oil prices remain low

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:54pm
On Thursday the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its best day in more than three years. For analysis on the growing U.S. economy CBSN's Jeff Glor talks with Yahoo! finance senior columnist Michael Santoli.

Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview"

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:45pm
Movie fans and filmmakers are condemning Sony's decision to shelve "The Interview," starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, as "un-American." Sony decided to not release the film after hackers made threats to theaters and moviegoers. John Blackstone reports.

The propaganda war in Cuba fizzles out

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:38pm
When America put signs up ridiculing communism in Cuba, the island's government fought back to block them from sight. Now, as Scott Pelley reports, the old propaganda battles seems to no longer matter.

Former CBS correspondent Richard C. Hottelet dies at 97

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:32pm
A storied era in broadcast journalism has come to an end. Former CBS News correspondent Richard C. Hottelet died yesterday. He was 97.

More job losses for the oil industry

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:28pm
Lower oil prices are buoying Louisiana's fishermen, but putting the squeeze on others. Manuel Bojorquez reports on the threat to jobs in the state's oil industry.

Putin blames the west for Russia's economic trouble

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:22pm
Russia's economy is in free-fall, but you wouldn't know it listening to President Vladimir Putin. As Charlie D'Agata reports from Moscow, Putin used his end of the year press conference Thursday to defend himself and attack the west.

Evidence in Sony hack continues to point to North Korea

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:11pm
The White House is now weighing its response to the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The federal investigation suggests that North Korea's digital fingerprints are on the computer breach. Bob Orr reports.