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Young sisters among victims of California mudslides

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MONTECITO, Calif. — Thousands of people gathered Sunday night at a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the 20 people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California community. Tears were shed and hugs and prayers were shared during the emotional service outside the Santa Barbara County courthouse. Mourners …

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Whale with 285 feet of rope stuck in mouth is freed

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — An adult humpback whale spotted near Maui has been freed of braided line caught in its mouth. A joint statement from state and federal agencies says the entangled whale was freed Friday. It was first spotted on Thursday by the captain of a fishing vessel. Rescue teams …

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How hotels are revising room security in wake of Vegas massacre

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In response to the deadly Las Vegas shooting massacre in October, tighter security measures at some hotels will allow staff to enter guest rooms for just about any reason. Four Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Fla., have already changed the room policy. New “Room occupied” signs, now in use at …

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Trump responds to reported "sh*thole" remark

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President Trump said Sunday that he’s not a racist days after his reported use of vulgar language to describe immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador. He also denies the “sh*thole” comment was ever made. Mr. Trump was meeting with with House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, at …

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The show-off state

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What if you built a nuclear bomb and nobody cared? The former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory says it happened to North Korea. For years, Sig Hecker ran the laboratory that birthed the American atomic bomb. As he tells David Martin this week on 60 Minutes, he was …

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Reflections from Afghanistan

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A two-mile stretch of road drew 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan to Afghanistan for a report on the broadcast this week. The road runs from the airport to the U.S. embassy and nearby NATO headquarters in Kabul, the country’s capital and largest city. But U.S. military and diplomats cannot drive …

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Is Portland still Portlandia?

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Consult any of those lists of the world’s Most Livable Cities and, inevitably, Portland, Oregon, figures prominently. The place is bathed in natural beauty. But it also draws high marks for its civic personality, a laid-back, tolerant disposition sprinkled with more than a modest dose of eccentric. “Keep Portland Weird” …

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Speeding car hits median, flies into dentist's office

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SANTA ANA, Calif. — A car slammed into the second floor of a building in Orange County, California, early Sunday morning. The incident unfolded in the 300 block of East 17th Street in Santa Ana, CBS Los Angeles reports.  The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) said the driver hit a …

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Plane skids off runway, dangles off cliff

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ISTANBUL — A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea.  Images show the Boeing 737-800 on its belly and at an acute angle just above the water. If it …

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