Six arrests have been made in connection with a terrorism investigation into youth who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militants, including the ISIS, federal authorities said. A spokesman for the Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s Office said the arrests were made yesterday in Minneapolis and San Diego but there is no threat to public safety. CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues reports the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI plan a news conference today to announce details.
The FBI is notifying hundreds of defendants in 46 states and Washington, D.C. that their convictions involved flawed expert testimony. The FBI now admits that nearly every examiner in an elite forensic unit overstated hair matches that favored prosecutors. The cases include dozens of death row convictions. CBS News Correspondent Julianna Goldman reports on the research behind one of the country’s largest-ever forensic scandals.
As Italian police say they’ve dismantled a transnational criminal network of human traffickers with 14 arrests, the Italian coast guard is still scouring the water for survivors of what could be Europe’s deadliest ever migrant disaster at sea. Nearly two days after a fishing boat believed to be carrying 900 people sank, many believe all that’s left to find is bodies. CBS News Correspondent Holly Williams reports from Catania, Italy.
Poison gas attack
Viewer warning: 60 Minutes uncovers graphic, disturbing footage of the nerve gas attack in Syria, “things you won’t even dream about in your worst nightmares,” says a survivor. Watch Scott Pelley’s report, “A Crime Against Humanity.”
The widow of a high-profile financial analyst, Richard Ilczyszyn, is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines. She claims a flight crew left her husband in an airplane bathroom when he desperately needed help, even treating him like an out-of-control passenger. CBS News Correspondent John Blackstone spoke to the widow who believes the airline made a series of catastrophic choices, a story you’re seeing first on “CBS This Morning.”
Fifty-three percent of Americans now say the recreational use of marijuana should be legal, an all-time high in CBS News polling; 43 percent think it should not be legal. Public opinion on legalizing pot has shifted over the last few years, and haschanged dramatically since 1979 when CBS News first asked about it. Find out how quickly and dramatically opinions have changed.
Rubio on gay marriage
Marco Rubio said on CBS News’ Face the Nation he believes that sexual preference is decided at birth, but still believes that states should be able to decide if they want to define marriage as anything other than involving a man and a woman.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said on CBS News’ Face the Nation he will decide by the end of May whether he is running for president in 2016 — and that it would be “an extreme poverty indeed if there weren’t more than one personwilling to compete for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.”
Pity the poor “Millennials,” people ages 18 to 29, who are sometimes maligned in the media as entitled slackers who still live with their parents, who are obsessed with social media and who aren’t pulling their economic weight. But the cultural perceptions apparently aren’t living up to the reality, which shows that Millennials are much more savings-conscious than their parents.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hubble’s launch — and looking ahead to the 30th — even astronomers who work with the observatory on a daily basis still find the saga hard to believe. Time and again throughout Hubble’s history, starting with its launch 25 years ago on April 24, the discovery of its famously flawed mirror, the MacGyver-like repairs by spacewalking astronauts and its subsequent rise from the ashes of disaster to the pinnacle of scientific success. Find out thewhole space saga.
Actress Kate Mulgrew has played a number of roles from Red Reznilov on “Orange is the New Black” to Captain Kathryn Janeway on “Star Trek: Voyager” in her time, but none of them can match the real-life drama she writes about in her new book. She sat down with Anthony Mason for CBS News Sunday Morning to tell her off screen real life drama.