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Tornadoes touch down in central Indiana
Tornadoes touched down Wednesday in central Indiana and authorities there are just beginning to assess the damage. The twisters struck in and around Kokomo, which is about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. Vinita Nair has the latest.
Deadly earthquake strikes Italy
The central Italian town of Amatrice stood for centuries, but was no match for a 6.3-magnitude quake. At least 159 people were killed, and rescuers are in a race against time to find survivors. Seth Doane has more.
American University attacked in Afghanistan
At least four people are dead and dozens more are wounded after militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan. The university has more than 1,000 students enrolled. Charlie D’Agata has more.
Trump fights uphill battle for minority votes
With 76 days left until the presidential election, Donald Trump took his campaign to Florida, where he is pitching his message to black and Hispanic voters. Major Garrett has the latest.
Clinton on money raising marathon for fall campaign
Instead of spending the end of the August touring battleground states, Hillary Clinton is on a fundraising marathon to pay for her fall fight against Donald Trump. Her absence has kept her from turning the page on controversies involving her emails and the Clinton Foundation. Julianna Goldman has more.
Turkey troops attempt to cleanse border of ISIS
Turkey sent troops into Syria Wednesday, hoping to rid the border of ISIS militants and halt the expansion of Kurdish rebels. The offensive began the same day Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the country to improve U.S.-Turkish relations. Holly Williams has more.
Race a factor in prosecutions of hot car deaths?
So far this year, at least 27 children have died after being left in hot cars. About half the time, parents or guardians face criminal charges, but two cases in Mississippi are showing that race may play a role in who actually gets prosecuted. Mark Strassmann has more.
Aerial surveillance in Baltimore raises questions
Baltimore police disclosed Wednesday that they’ve been secretly conducting aerial surveillance of neighborhoods, using a plane with high-tech cameras. BPD says the technology has helped catch criminals, but critics say it’s spying and it needs to stop. Kris Van Cleave has more.
Hillary Clinton under fire during her time away from the trail
Hillary Clinton’s lack of public appearances on the trail has opened her up to attacks from Donald Trump
Muslims erect anti-ISIS billboard in Chicago
A group of Muslim-Americans have sponsored a blunt billboard in Chicago denouncing ISIS. Now other cities are asking for the same. Dean Reynolds reports.
Donald Trump tries to court minorities at Florida rally
Trump, who says there may be a “softening” on his immigration plan, is fighting an uphill battle for Hispanic and black votes
Is race a factor in prosecuting hot car deaths?
Two recent cases in Mississippi serve as evidence of bias in determining criminal charges, critics say
Big Brother in Baltimore? Aerial surveillance raises questions
Technology made by Persistent Surveillance Systems is meant to help fight crime — but some think footage taken without the public’s knowledge amounts to spying
Actress Leslie Jones’ personal website hacked
“Ghostbusters” actress Leslie Jones’ personal website was hacked. Nude photos and personal info were posted online. CBSN’s Tony Dokoupil has the latest.
Mike Pence on Donald Trump’s immigration policy
Donald Trump is re-tooling his controversial immigration policy, which included a vow to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. So what’s the plan that everyone’s waiting to hear? Major Garrett asked Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Clinton faces new accusations over meetings with Clinton Foundation donors
Donald Trump routinely calls Hillary Clinton a criminal, but this week he is adding a new crime to the list: racketeering. He claims donors to the Clinton family’s charity got special treatment by the Clinton State Department. Nancy Cordes has more.
Sanitation crews target standing water in Zika zones
In Miami Beach, city sanitation crews are vacuuming standing water, which is a breeding ground for Zika-carrying mosquitoes. This comes as officials are now trying to determine if there is a third hot spot in Florida. David Begnaud has more.
President Obama visits flood victims in Louisiana
President Obama walked through a devastated neighborhood in Zachary, Louisiana on Tuesday. He urged victims to apply for federal aid while acknowledging a full recovery will require more effort. Manuel Bojorquez has the latest.
FBI investigating Virginia stabbing as possible terror attack
The FBI is now investigating a gruesome stabbing at an apartment complex in Roanoke, Virginia as a possible act of terror. Twenty-year-old Wassil Farooqui has been charged in the attack. Chip Reid reports.
Massachusetts teen’s sexual assault sentence causes uproar
Once again, a judge’s sentence in a sexual assault case is being questioned. David Becker will not spend any time behind bars after he was accused of sexually assaulting two young women. Michelle Miller reports.
Infamous ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli weighs in on EpiPen price hike
Several members of Congress are demanding to know why the price of EpiPens has skyrocketed by 500 percent. The devices deliver a life-saving injection for people with severe allergies. Vinita Nair spoke with a former pharmaceutical exec who faced similar criticism last year.
Face transplant recipient thriving one year after surgery
Mississippi firefighter Patrick Hardison’s life changed in 2001 when the roof of a burning house collapsed on him. For 14 years, he battled pain, stares and a loss of hope — until he got a face transplant in August of 2015. Dr. Jon LaPook spoke with Hardison about how his life has changed since then.
Pence: Trump’s immigration plan “will continue to be worked out”
Donald Trump’s running mate questioned over Trump’s shifting immigration plan and the candidate’s long sought-after tax returns
One year after face transplant, ex-firefighter sees new “normal”
Firefighter Pat Hardison suffered severe burns in 2001. One year ago, he took a chance that has changed his life
Ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli weighs in on skyrocketing EpiPen prices
Price for life-saving EpiPens has gone up by nearly 500 percent since 2009, and former head of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli shares his take
Face transplant recipient: “Normal has become a reality”
One year after getting a face transplant, burn victim Patrick Hardison reflects on how his life has improved since his surgery.
Video shows how fire spreads in slow motion
Each year wildfires seem to get worse, despite the heroic efforts of firefighters. At a lab in Montana, researchers are studying how to beat these fires. CBS News’ Carter Evans spoke with research forester Mark Finney, who uses high-speed cameras and man-made slopes to show how fires can advance without wind.
WATCH: Pine needles ignite without a flame
Researchers at a fire lab in Montana are working to better understand how to prevent wildfires. CBS News’ Carter Evans visited the lab, where mechanical engineer Sara McAllister demonstrated how quickly pine needles can ignite with just hot air.
Florida students begin classes amid Zika outbreak
More than 8,000 students in Miami-Dade county started the new school year Monday in the “Zika zone.” The students were offered free protective clothing and insect repellant. David Begnaud has more.
Louisiana flooding victims struggle to recover without insurance
Eighty percent of Louisiana residents do not have flood insurance. Now, as the state begins to clean up from historic flooding, more than 106,000 people have registered for emergency federal aid. Manuel Bojorquez has more.
FBI investigation uncovered 15,000 more Clinton emails
It seems every time Hillary Clinton tries to delete the e-mail issue, it winds up back in her inbox. This time, it was revealed that the FBI investigation uncovered nearly 15,000 emails from her time as secretary of state that were not among the 30,000 she turned over in 2014. Nancy Cordes reports.
Donald Trump’s immigration plan under review
Donald Trump’s law and order push to deport over an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants is now under review. He met with his supporter-filled Hispanic Advisory Council on Saturday, where they discussed alternatives to mass deportation. Major Garrett has more.
Assad regime bombs U.S.-backed forces in latest Syrian battle
Until now, the U.S. has merely backed Kurdish troops fighting against the Assad regime’s forces in Syria’s civil war. But as fighting heats up, American forces may be pulled directly into the fray. Holly Williams has more.
Chicago police take aim at gangs amid record violence
Chicago police are launching precision raids to sweep up gangs they say are responsible for much of the city’s bloodshed. The latest raids targeted 15 gang factions in 22 of the city’s police districts, but that didn’t stop the mayhem from continuing this past weekend. Dean Reynolds has more.
Researchers: Wildfires aren’t being fought correctly
The U.S. Forest Service spent $1.7 billion fighting fires that burned a record 10.1 million acres in 2015. But researchers say they spent more than they needed to by fighting fires the wrong way. Carter Evans has more.
Rare bookstore still thriving in New York City
Thanks to the internet, it’s hard to find a brick-and-mortar bookstore where business is going well, let alone one in Midtown Manhattan. But three sisters in their 70s have managed to keep their doors open, despite the odds stacked against them. Anthony Mason has more.
Five years into Syria war, battlefield is at its most chaotic
Syria’s civil war appears to be entering a dangerous new phase, as President Bashar al-Assad’s regime battles Kurdish troops for control of Hasaka
Inside the search for a better way to fight wildfires
Researchers at a fire lab in Montana use high-tech equipment to study the spread of wildfires — and they have a suggestion for how to prevent outbreaks
Rare bookstore becomes Midtown Manhattan’s literary oasis
Louis Cohen founded his own bookstore in 1925; 91 years later, his daughters are keeping it alive, surrounded by some of Manhattan’s premier real estate
Chicago police raids sweep up more than 100 in bid to end street violence
Chicago police are conducting precision raids to get repeat offenders, who they say are responsible for much of the city’s bloodshed, off the streets
Manhattan’s hidden bookstore
The Argosy Bookstore is 91-year-old family-owned bookstore that has managed to remain in the middle of Manhattan’s most expensive real estate
Clinton jumps ahead in polls in key states
With less than three months until the general election, a new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in key battleground states. CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto joins CBS Weekend News to discuss what Clinton’s leads means for the presidential race as election day approaches.
Donald Trump continues to court black voters
Donald Trump kicked off the weekend with a major shake up within his campaign. Paul Manafort, his campaign manager abruptly resigned from his post. Trump continued to make headlines over the weekend with his remarks directed at African American voters. Errol Barnett has a report.
Zika concerns on first day of school