Yet another blizzard brought white-out conditions and raised snowfall totals to historic levels in New England. Boston recorded 13 inches of new snow yesterday. That means February is now officially the city’s snowiest month on record. Yesterday’s snow was driven by winds clocked at 60 miles per hour at times, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan. As if adding insult to injury, wind-chill factors today are expected to fall below minus-30 degrees in parts of New England.
Danish police say they have arrested two men suspected of helping the gunman who carried out two shooting attacks over the weekend in Copenhagen. The suspect was killed in a gun battle with a SWAT team early yesterday. He had opened fire Saturday at a cultural center hosting a seminar on free speech with an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, then later outside a synagogue. Police didn’t release the man’s name, but Danish media, quoting police sources, identified him as Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, reports CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata.
Ready to serve
Every day he wakes up in the Kabul military hospital, the 24-year-old, who has been there almost a month already, hopes his doctors will finally give him the OK to return to duty with his fellow soldiers, battling the vicious Taliban insurgency. Sibghatullah is an Army medic. He lost both legs to a roadside bomb attack while trying to help his comrades in a remote area of southern Kandahar province. He wants the government to help him stand once again and serve his country.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough warned Congress not to “take a pass” on the president’s request for authorization to use military force to fight ISIS, saying lawmakers need to weigh in on the issue. “We’ve given them a good place to start. We’ll see where they end,” McDonough said in an interview on the CBS News broadcast “Face the Nation” yesterday.
Schieffer on Selma
I wonder if, 50 years later, we take for granted now what they did? Have we become so disgusted with dysfunctional government that we have forgotten the vote is our best way and our best weapon to change it? On “Face the Nation” yesterday, host Bob Schieffer reflected on the lessons of the historic civil rights clash in Alabama.
What may be the world’s largest collection of presidential campaign memorabilia – buttons, brochures, hats, posters, stickers — over a million items in all — isn’t hanging on display. It’s packed away, stacked box upon box, piled from floor to ceiling in a handful of storage units in Long Island City, in the New York City borough of Queens. To find out how it all got there, watch this story on the CBS Evening News tonight at 6:30 p.m. with Scott Pelley.
Benjamin Miller, a 20-year-old American, has life-threatening injuries after being gored at a bullfighting festival in Spain. His injuries were so extensive, they surprised even a seasoned doctor who specializes in treating goring victims. CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reports on why a dangerous Spanish traditionis such a draw for American tourists.
We lost our colleague and friend Bob Simon last week in a tragic car accident. In a 47-year career of reporting from every corner of the globe, Bob set the standard for CBS News. We thought the best way to pay tribute — and what Bob would have wanted — would be to put his story on the air on “60 Minutes” in his own words, beginning right here. “This is the front line in the war against Ebola — Canada’s national microbiology lab on the desolate prairie in Manitoba. It’s a good place to experiment with viruses because inside are some of the most dangerous in the world, which is why Dr. Gary Kobinger — who has spent a decade here trying to find the cure for Ebola — has to seal himself inside layers of protection before getting to work.”
When TV was black and white and attitudes toward sex were, too, their book, “Human Sexual Response,” detonated rather than just appeared. “Masters and Johnson’s work was sprung on the world in April of 1966 to a great deal of shock,” said Dr. Robert Kolodny, who worked with them for 30 years. CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner reported for “Sunday Morning” that, at the time, a physician and his research assistant doing laboratory studies of people actually having sex was eye-opening.
Millions of individuals took withdrawals from their IRAs, 401(k)s, pensions and other types of retirement accounts in 2014. When you do this, you need to know how to report these distributions on your tax return. The first thing to know, according to CBS News MoneyWatch, is that if you took money out of your retirement accounts last year, you should have received a Form 1099 R. The administrator of your IRA sends the form, and it’s not uncommon for those forms to have errors.
Cadbury vs. Hershey
For more than 30 years, importers of British goods brought English Cadbury chocolate into the United States, but, CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers reports that, as a lawsuit between American chocolate behemoth Hersey and British importers draws to a close, fans of the milky English bars of chocolate are anticipating a permanent dry spell.