Crash site visit
The CEOs of Germanwings and parent company Lufthansa arrived by helicopter this morning at Syne-les-Alpes, close to the site where prosecutors say Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed an Airbus A320, killing himself and 149 other people on board. CBS News correspondent Allen Pizzey reports neither CEO took any questions, and a day after Lufthansa admitted it knew Lubitz had suffered severe mental illness years ago, those questions were mounting.
European diplomats told CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan today that nuclear negotiations with Iran could continue for another 24-48 hours, meaning the talks that have already exceeded their preordained deadline could drag on until the end of the week. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an 11th hour decision to stay past midnight and keep the intense negotiations going, arguing that recent progress warranted an extension.
Truck tire safety
The number of deadly accidents related to big rig tires is on the rise, and federal regulators are pledging to find a way to reverse the disturbing trend. CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues reports from Interstate 95 in Maryland, where increasing speed limits may be too much for tires to handle.
In the hills of central Virginia, Sweet Briar College has been educating young women for more than a century. But for students, that will end this spring when the school shutters its campus for good. CBS News correspondent Chip Reid reports that, since 2008, 25 other colleges have faced similar difficulties and also shut down; 35 have had to merge. College President Jimmy Jones says higher education is in serious trouble, challenged on every single front.
Large American companies have stockpiled $2.1 trillion in untaxed profits in offshore tax havens, with 26 corporations alone accounting for more than half of those profits, according to a new study. In the last 10 years, those offshore profits have surged more than five-fold as corporations seek strategies to reduce their U.S. tax bill. The massive money stash is causing debate among lawmakers about the best method for persuading those companies to repatriate those profits.
Slaying the ghost of 2012
Despite its early promise, Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential bid unraveled in spectacular fashion. It was an implosion as rapid and as humiliating as any in recent political history. Now, as Perry mulls another presidential bid in 2016, he must slay the ghost of 2012.
Vani Hari is not a nutritionist, doctor or dietician. She’s a computer science major from North Carolina who, upon graduating, went to work in the corporate world. So how did she become “The Food Babe” and amass enough power to generate upwards of 350,000 signatures on a petition calling for Kraft to remove yellow dyes from its macaroni and cheese?
Gun clubs are going upscale. They are giving members a new level of style and sophistication. CBS News correspondent Chip Reid reports on the new range of luxury from Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas, Virginia.
JetBlue, one of the nation’s biggest airlines, is taking hospitality to a new level — but it’s not in the sky. The carrier recently opened its own swanky boutique hotelnear its training center in Orlando. As CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports, even the most loyal JetBlue customers won’t be booking a room.
It will be a bittersweet movie premiere in Hollywood for the newest installment in the blockbuster “Fast and Furious” series. Insiders predict a record-setting opening at the box office. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports on how the studio scrambled to finish production after the highly-publicized death of co-starPaul Walker.