From Wednesday April 29, 2015


Baltimore unrest Edit

A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters last night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the worst outbreak of rioting in Baltimore since 1968. But the crowd rapidly dispersed and was down to just a few dozen people within minutes. The confrontation came after a day of high tension but mostly peaceful protests, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues. There was even singing and dancing.

Mom speaks out Edit

Toya Graham, the Baltimore mother who was captured on video smacking her 16-year-old son after catching him taking part in Monday's rioting, explains her motivation in an exclusive CBS News interview. "That's my only son and at the end of the day I don't want him to be a Freddie Gray," she said.

Off the mountain Edit

Sixteen Americans have been ferried back to Kathmandu unharmed after surviving a terrifying experience in the mountains of earthquake-devastated Nepal. The group was only two miles away from Mount Everest base camp when the quake sent avalanches sweeping through the large grouping of tents. Eighteen people died on the mountain. "It was very scary," Becky LaBarge told CBS News correspondent Holly Williams at the airport in Kathmandu. "Worst thing we've ever been through." 

Escaping the damage Edit

The death toll from the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has surpassed 5,000. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane reports that in the capital of Kathmandu, frustration is mounting fast over the response to the disaster, and people are trying to get out of the badly damaged city.

Co-ed frat Edit

A judge will begin to decide whether a fraternity can continue to exist on campus next year at Wesleyan University. The university plans to shut down DKE fraternity because it says members did not comply with a new school policy to include women. CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz reports the case comes amidst negative headlines about Greek behavior at schools nationwide. 

Cruel and unusual? Edit

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could determine whether the use of midazolam in lethal injections violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. If the court prohibits the use of the compound, it will mark the first time the justices have ruled a particular method of capital punishment unconstitutional in U.S. history.

Yoga treatment Edit

Today's treatments for depression and anxiety leave much to be desired. Pharmaceuticals may help the symptoms, but they can also have negative side effects like weight gain and decreased sexual desire that may cause people to abandon medication altogether. Now, some are turning to the therapeutic application of yoga. Here is how it works.

Rate hike? Edit

Financial markets will once again be captive to every word and detail coming out of the Federal Reserve today as it releases its latest policy announcement. Investors will be searching for clues on the timing and pace of the Fed's first interest rate hikes since 2006 -- as the central bank prepares to start normalizing monetary policy.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Edit

Just five days before the biggest fight of their careers, the hype machines of both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are in full overdrive. CBS News special correspondent James Brown spoke to the boxers whose calm demeanor belies the hoopla swirling around them. 

Back to Vietnam Edit

Though Wednesday marks 40 years since America's war in Vietnam ended, for many who fought there, closure has been hard to find. CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen recently traveled back to Vietnam with veterans looking to find meaning in the war they fought.

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