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Trump addresses nation on new Afghanistan strategy -- live updates

CBS News / Politics

The president speaks from Fort Myer, Virginia, about the path forward for the U.S. in Afghanistan


Search suspended for missing Army helicopter crew


Rescuers searched nearly 68,000 nautical miles but saw no signs of the crew that went missing on Aug. 15

How to watch Trump's address on Afghanistan

CBS News / World

Trump will address the nation Monday night about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia

"Humbling": Millions witness greatest show on Earth as moon upstages sun

CBS News

Across America, the clockwork of the cosmos turned day into night -- and then day again


Star students hold special class reunion under solar eclipse

CBS News

The sun and the moon exhibited incredible power on Monday, drawing millions of people to the total eclipse zone. But one group of high achievers saw an opportunity for a class reunion. Jeff Glor has their story.

Why you won’t need to wait 99 years for the next solar eclipse

CBS News

If you missed the solar eclipse​ on Monday, the countdown has begun for the next one

At least 1 dead after earthquake rattles resort island

CBS News

Quake struck just before 9 p.m. Monday, collapsing some buildings, cutting electricity and creating panic for tourists


Barcelona fugitive shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt: authorities

CBS News / World

Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, was shot and killed by Spanish police Monday

Why more kids will be diagnosed with high blood pressure

CBS News / Health

Experts say many cases of hypertension in kids currently go undetected and don't get the treatment they need

Yara Shahidi on "grown-ish" and embracing uncertainty

Yara Shahidi is growing up on screen as well as off camera

Watch Episode 4 of "CBSN: On Assignment" at 10 p.m. ET/PT

CBS News

"CBSN: On Assignment" investigates existential threats to Mexico and Kiribati, and looks at how hackers and white supremacists are raising concerns in the U.S.

Solar eclipse 2017: Your stellar photos

CBS News / SciTech

CBS News asked you, our readers, to share your best pictures of the 2017 solar eclipse, and you got some awesome shots

Monday, Aug 21


Sheriff: Judge returns fire after being shot outside courthouse

CBS News

Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was flown to a hospital where he is believed to be in stable condition

Sonny Burgess, rockabilly pioneer, dead at 88

Albert "Sonny" Burgess died Friday in Little Rock, Arkansas. His cause of death wasn't released

Taylor Swift posts cryptic snake video on social media

After purging her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr pages and her website, Swift is back on the internet

Temperatures dropped during total solar eclipse

CBS News

Eclipse observers were likely to experience a sudden drop in temperature during the period of "totality"

Police: Fla. drunk driver hits 17 cars while trying to park


Authorities say Tony Futch, who previously had his license revoked for a DUI in 2013, had separate crashes while maneuvering his SUV around a parking lot

Prosecutor: Man who shot judge was dad of Steubenville rape convict


Investigators are still looking for a motive in the courthouse shooting and haven't found a connection to the rape case


Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay record $417M in baby powder lawsuit

CBS News / Health

Lawsuit claims talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene

Hate Rising: White supremacy's rise in the U.S.

CBS News

Tony Dokoupil investigates white supremacy's rise in America and how its adherents hope to infiltrate the mainstream


Dick Gregory: I chose to be an agitator


"The next time you put your underwear in the washing machine, take the agitator out, and all you're going to end up with is some dirty, wet drawers."

Pence welcomes students to view eclipse

CBS News / Politics

Vice President Pence welcomed students from a local private Christian school to view the eclipse from the Naval Observatory

10 sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with oil tanker

CBS News

U.S. Navy's destroyer sustained damage on its left rear side Monday near Singapore, Navy's 7th Fleet says

"Hitman's Bodyguard" tops weekend box office

Critics panned "The Hitman's Bodyguard," which only got a 38 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but the movie topped weekend box office

Mitch McConnell says most news "is not fake"

CBS News / Politics

Trump has tweeted over 100 times about "fake news"

John Stamos posts nude photo to celebrate birthday

John Stamos just turned 54, and he wants to show his fans that beauty has no age

Trump watches eclipse from White House

CBS News

President and Mrs. Trump viewed the moon's shadow obstruct the sun from the Truman balcony