The man who met the founder of North Korea - BBC News

The man who met the founder of North Korea – BBC News

The Kim family have ruled North Korea for over seven decades but how did the original “Great Leader” get the job? Questions surround the early days of Kim Il-sung and his dynasty. 102-year-old Professor Kim Hyung-suk came from the same…

Willard Scott, former weatherman for the "Today" show, dies at 87

Willard Scott, former weatherman for the “Today” show, dies at 87

Willard Scott, who served as the weatherman on NBC’s “Today” for decades, has died at age 87. Al Roker, who took over for Scott in 1996, said his predecessor was “truly my second dad.” CBSN’s Lana Zak reports. CBSN is…

Navy shifts from rescue operation to recovery operation for sailors in helicopter crash

Navy shifts from rescue operation to recovery operation for sailors in helicopter crash

The U.S. Navy has shifted its rescue operation to a recovery operation in Tuesday’s helicopter crash. Five sailors who were aboard the aircraft have been declared dead. Lana Zak has the latest. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news…

Reviving the Aboriginal cultural tradition of possum skin cloaks - BBC News

Reviving the Aboriginal cultural tradition of possum skin cloaks – BBC News

Possum skin cloaks have been used by Aboriginal people in south-east Australia as an expression of individual identity. But the traditional practice was almost lost after colonisation. Mitch Mahoney, 24, spoke about why he’s helping to drive its resurgence. Please…

Wildfire photographer discusses his experience covering California wildfires

Wildfire photographer discusses his experience covering California wildfires

Firefighters in California are making progress in preventing the Caldor Fire from reaching South Lake Tahoe. Fire officials say lighter winds have helped them keep the fire at bay. As of Saturday morning, the Caldor Fire was 37% contained. Wildfire…

Changing demographics raise questions on conservative-backed laws in Texas

Changing demographics raise questions on conservative-backed laws in Texas

Texas is in the national spotlight as several new controversial laws have taken or are about to take effect in the state. Some people wonder if these new, conservative-backed laws represent the majority of Texans. Executive Director of the Texas…

U.S. supporting global vaccine distribution efforts

U.S. supporting global vaccine distribution efforts

A total of 40% of the global population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. And while distribution has been moving quickly in richer nations, efforts have been slow in poorer countries. Less than 2% of people…

A look inside Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany where thousands of Afghan refugees await process…

A look inside Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany where thousands of Afghan refugees await process…

The Biden administration has announced plans to admit roughly 50,000 Afghan refugees into the country. However, the process has proven difficult even for those with American citizenship. CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini spoke with two Afghan citizens about their experience…

UK Army officers tell of Afghan evacuation - BBC News

UK Army officers tell of Afghan evacuation – BBC News

“When that level of explosion and combination of shrapnel is detonated, there is only one result. And that is carnage.” The senior British commander on the ground in Kabul has been speaking for the first time about the UK’s evacuation…

Amazon Is Quietly Shipping Non-Amazon Orders To Compete With FedEx, UPS

Amazon Is Quietly Shipping Non-Amazon Orders To Compete With FedEx, UPS

Amazon is on a spending spree to grow its fleet of planes, vans, semitrucks and drivers in its latest move to compete with FedEx and UPS. Now, it’s using the added capacity to move cargo for outside customers, betting big…