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Background Checks Voted Down; Senate Gun Bill In Peril

Posted: 04/17/2013 - In a major setback for gun control advocates, the Senate Wednesday voted down a key amendment to the embattled Democratic gun bill, signaling the increasingly dim prospects of any meaningful legislative action aimed at strengthening America's gun laws.

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Another Suspicious Letter Found, This One To Obama

Posted: 04/17/2013 - White House mail handlers identified a "suspicious substance" in a letter sent to President Barack Obama the same day one suspected of containing the poison ricin was found in a Senate mailroom, the Secret Service said Wednesday.

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FBI, al Qaeda Both "Struggling" To ID Culprit Behind Boston Bombing

Posted: 04/17/2013 - As FBI investigators comb through photo and video evidence for new leads as to who was behind the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, it seems al Qaeda and its most fervent supporters are equally perplexed, but eagerly hoping the sinister act can be claimed by the group.

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Boston Bomb Fragment Pictured In FBI Report

Posted: 04/16/2013 - Both explosive devices used in the Boston Marathon attack appears to have been placed in metal pressure cookers packed with nails and ball bearings designed to amplify the damage from the explosions, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports.

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U.S. Marine Chopper In Hard Landing Near N. Korea Border

Posted: 04/16/2013 - A U.S. Marine CH-53E "Super Stallion" helicopter made what the U.S. military headquarters in Seoul is calling a "hard landing' south of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea Tuesday

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Dish Network Wants To Pay $25 Billion For Sprint

Updated: 04/16/2013 - The Dish offer is an attempt to top another bid for Sprint: $20.1 billion for a 70% stake from Japanese tech company Softbank. That offer, which Sprint accepted in October, was intended to give Sprint a much needed cash infusion to stave off a possible bankruptcy.

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Comedian Kevin Hart Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Authorities say actor-comedian Kevin Hart has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker trunk on a Southern California freeway.

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George W. And Laura Bush Become Grandparents

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Meet the newest member of the Bush dynasty: Margaret Laura "Mila" Hager, born Saturday night to former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager and her husband Henry Hager.

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Investigators Probe Jet's Crash Into Sea In Bali

Updated: 04/16/2013 - Indonesian investigators on Sunday began working to determine what caused a new Lion Air passenger jet to miss a runway while landing on the resort island of Bali, crashing into the sea without causing any fatalities among the 108 on board.

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Man Probed In Texas Prosecutor Deaths Charged With Crime

Updated: 04/16/2013 - Authorities investigating the death of a Texas district attorney arrested a former justice of the peace and charged him Saturday with making a "terroristic threat" after searching his home.

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Rubio "Hopeful" For Immigration Deal This Week

Updated: 04/16/2013 - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he's "very optimistic" that Congress this week will take up a comprehensive immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the United States.

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U.S., Japan Say NK Must Honor Previous Nuclear Deals

Posted: 04/14/2013 - U.S. and Japanese officials say their countries are committed to new talks with North Korea if the reclusive communist government begins abiding by previous agreements on its nuclear program.

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Man Probed In Texas Prosecutor Deaths Charged With Crime

Updated: 04/16/2013 - Authorities investigating the death of a Texas district attorney arrested a former justice of the peace and charged him Saturday with making a "terroristic threat" after searching his home.

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Obamas Paid $112k In 2012 Taxes On $609k Income

Updated: 04/16/2013 - President Barack Obama's 2012 tax returns show he and first lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in taxes last year on $608,611 in adjusted gross income. They paid an effective rate of 18.4 percent for their federal income taxes.

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Student Charged In Va. Mall Shootings; 2 Wounded

Updated: 04/16/2013 - An 18-year-old college student was charged Friday with shooting and wounding two women at a mall branch of a southwest Virginia community college before he was subdued, the city's police chief said.

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Authorities Search Home In Slain Texas DA Investigation

Updated: 04/16/2013 - A search warrant at the home of a former justice of the peace is being executed by the task force investigating the recent murders of a Texas district attorney and his wife, CBS News has confirmed.

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Remembering Funny Man Jonathan Winters

Posted: 04/13/2013 - One of the major stars of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," Jonathan Winters appeared in 50 films, but it was his offbeat, improvised characters on television that we'll remember most.

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