Tsarnaev death penalty?
Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returns to court this morning for the sentencing phase of his trial. A jury will decide whether he should get the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison. CBS News correspondent Don Dahler reports that many of those impacted directly by the attack are sharing their opinions.
Two men have been arrested after what may be Europe’s worst ever migrant sea disaster. More than 800 people are feared drowned, including as many as 300 women and children, after their boat capsized trying to reach Italy from North Africa. CBS News correspondent Holly Williams says the disaster is forcing Europe to confront the deadly business of human trafficking.
A Nazi war crimes trial like no other began today in Germany. As CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports, the man facing charges didn’t kill anyone. But Oskar Groening, now 93, has a dark past, and it hasfinally caught up with him.
Television personality Dr. Oz says he will publicly defend himself against allegations that he promotes “quack treatments” on his popular show. Last week, a group of doctors called Oz’s faculty position at Columbia University “unacceptable.” Oz is vice chair of the university’s Department of Surgery. CBS News correspondent Vinita Nair reports on the growing controversy.
Informant faces deportation
For 27 years, Carlos Toro assumed many false identities as an undercover operative for the Drug Enforcement Administration. The intelligence he gathered helped in the prosecution of cocaine kingpin Carlos Lehder of the Medellin Cartel, and Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama. But at 66 years old and in declining health, Toro wants to quit. CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews reports Toro says the DEA agreed, but has reneged on a promise to help him to legally stay in the United States. Without legal status, he faces deportation back to his native Colombia.
Hillary Clinton’s trip to New Hampshire this week is looking a lot like her trip to Iowa last week: tours of local businesses, tables assembled in small “U” shapes inside warehouses, stops for coffee and tea and a gaggle of reporters on the lookout for the now-famous “Scooby” van. There are no big crowds and, aside from her folded place card, not a single sign could be found bearing the presidential candidate’s name inside the warehouse where Clinton met with employees of a local manufacturing company yesterday.
Even while Americans were making great strides in “deleveraging” during the Great Recession, one category of debt kept rising: student loans. In particular, student borrowing increased substantially for older students and those from low-income areas, according to a report from the New York Fed. Find out who has the highest default rate.
Some of us have been there more times than we’d like to admit. We stayed out a bit too late last night, drank a bit too much, and now we’re paying the price for our overindulgence. The Hangover Club is a new company that’s gaining traction in the growing field of home-delivery IV nutrient therapy. But what price are you willing to pay to end the pain?