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Half Of New NASA Trainees Are Now Women

Updated: 06/17/2013 - NASA has selected another generation of astronauts to travel to new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars, and for the first time in its history half of the new candidates are women.

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Obama on NSA Surveillance: America Not Getting The Whole Story

Posted: 06/17/2013 - Americans outraged by leaked information about two top-secret government surveillance programs are "not getting the complete story," President Obama told Charlie Rose in a PBS interview which aired Monday night.

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AP: Minnesota Man Commanded Nazi Unit

Posted: 06/17/2013 - The founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center wants the Justice Department to investigate allegations that a Minnesota man commanded a Nazi unit accused of war crimes in World War II.

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Two Teens Saved In Dramatic Cliff Rescue

Posted: 06/17/2013 - The boys, 16 and 17, were hoisted off the cliff in the Sierra Buttes in California. They had stranded themselves atop a windy, 8,600-foot-high cliff

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NSA Leaker Snowden Fears He'll Be Killed

Posted: 06/18/2013 - Purported Snowden blog post says any possibility of a fair trial has been destroyed. Another post says Obama "deepened and expanded" abusive security programs.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voting Law

Updated: 06/17/2013 - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.

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New Miss USA Is An Accountant

Posted: 06/17/2013 - A 25-year-old accountant from Connecticut with a secret glamorous side is the new Miss USA.

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Nasty, Massive Colo. Wildfire Two-Thirds Contained

Posted: 06/17/2013 - Firefighters are getting a better handle on the most destructive wildfire ever in Colorado, but they're still struggling against hot spots that could threaten homes that have been spared by the massive blaze.

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Firefighters Make Progress On Colo. Wildfire Containment

Posted: 06/16/2013 - Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the blaze contained as officials prepared to lift mandatory evacuation orders for hundreds of residents.

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Mandela's Condition Improving, Grandson Says

Updated: 06/15/2013 - Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is "is doing better," his grandson said Saturday, according to South Africa's national news agency.

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Police: 1 Dead, Others Hurt In New La. Plant Blast

Posted: 06/15/2013 - One person was killed and several others were injured Friday in an explosion at a south Louisiana chemical plant, only miles from where another blast the previous day led to the deaths of two plant workers, authorities said.

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Crews Battling Killer Colorado Wildfire Hold Flames In Check

Posted: 06/14/2013 - When the thickly wooded rural region north of Colorado Springs known as the Black Forest began to burn this week, authorities swiftly evacuated tens of thousands of people from a swath of land larger than the Denver metropolitan area.

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CBS News Confirms Sharyl Attkisson's Computer Hacked

Updated: 06/14/2013 - CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair said that a cybersecurity firm hired by CBS News "has determined through forensic analysis" that "Sharyl Attkisson's computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions in late 2012."

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Billionaire Murdoch Files For Divorce

Posted: 06/14/2013 - News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife since 1999, citing a breakdown in the relationship.

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