Iraq militants take border crossing in huge strategic win
An Iraqi post on the border with Syria was seized by Sunni militants who killed 30 Iraqi soldiers, including the commander. This is exactly what the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, want - to erase the border between the two countries - as they try to create a larger Islamic state. Clarissa Ward reports.
SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight
A rocket at SpaceX's McGregor, Texas, facility exploded in midair during a flight test. The company was testing the ability of its F9R Dev craft to take off, maneuver and land vertically using rocket power.
College hopeful receives letter of his dreams
As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman catches up with Rion Holcombe, who despite having Down syndrome, is on his way to college.
Former Virginia Gov. takes responsibility for legal troubles
Leaving the courthouse, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said he is to blame for his legal troubles and not his wife, Maureen. But that's not quite what his testimony indicated. The McDonnells are charged with accepting over $165,000 in gifts from businessman Jonnie Williams. Chip Reid reports.
U.S., China have near-collision over South China Sea
An armed Chinese fighter jet came within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft, narrowly avoiding a collision. The incident is the latest in a series of close encounters between two countries, which are trying to assert their military might in the South China Sea. Margaret Brennan reports.
ISIS and their business of extortion
The city of Raqqa, Syria, is where ISIS is believed to be holding around 12 foreign hostages. As Holly Williams reports, negotiating the release of hostages is a lucrative trade for ISIS militants.
Ferguson residents frustrated over lack of opportunity
Mark Strassmann spoke with three neighborhood protesters about Ferguson and the recent tension and a possible underlying cause.
Severe weather across the nation
A band of thunderstorms ten miles wide swamped the Chicago area. Also, hot and humid air will bring the warmest weather of the summer to an area stretching from Iowa to Florida. Troy Roberts reports.
U.S. refocuses on homeland threat posed by ISIS
The horrific execution tape of journalist James Foley has refocused U.S. policymakers on the danger the group poses to the American homeland. The threat is underscored in propaganda tapes featuring Americans fighting alongside terrorists inside Syria. Bob Orr reports.
Will President Obama expand U.S. fight against ISIS?
President Obama is now considering airstrikes in Syria to target ISIS strongholds and breakup supply lines into Iraq. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett explains what the president may do to quell the ISIS threat.