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Ex-Trump aide Rick Gates expected to plead guilty in Russia investigation

Rick Gates expected to plead guilty Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign adviser and associate of Paul Manafort, is expected to plead guilty in a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid explains what this means for the Russia investigation.

Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA's Lindsey Vonn eyes gold medal

Follow along with live updates as Day 12 of the Winter Games gets underway from South Korea

How to Solve the Ukraine Crisis: Peacekeepers?

Dave Majumdar Security, The issue of UN peacekeepers inside the Donbas region in Ukraine is a contentious one. The Ukraine crisis continues to be the main source of tension in the NATO-Russia relationship according to the alliance’s top official. Show More Summary

2018 Winter Olympics: Team USA looks for gold in men's halfpipe

It's Hump Day -- but that's no excuse to skip the primetime events from South Korea. There's a full slate of ?Winter Olympics events Wednesday night

America Is Selling More Arms to the Netherlands, Finland and Kuwait. Here is the Rundown.

Dave Majumdar Security, Of the three potential deals, the Dutch AH-64E is probably the most prominent. The U.S. State Department has notified the Congress of several potential new defense sales to the Netherlands, Finland and Kuwait....Show More Summary

America Needs to Think About the Next War—Before It's Too Late

Douglas Macgregor Security, Americas New forces must be built that can deter and defeat capable nation-state opponents in high-intensity conventional conflict. Inside democratic societies, shrewd and far-sighted defense strategies focused on modernizing armed forces for future wars are always difficult to achieve. Show More Summary

Time to End America's Foreign Policy Losing Streak

Daniel L. Davis Security, Americas The United States has expended enormous resources and sacrificed many of its service members to a mission that has resulted in a net loss to America. If the intent of President Trump’s “ America first...Show More Summary

Here Is How the Military Hopes to Be a More Effective Fighting Force

Dave Majumdar Security, Americas The idea is to deploy or get out. The Pentagon is actively working to reduce the number of non-deployable troops on its rolls so that the burden of combat is shared more evenly amongst the force. “The...Show More Summary

Israeli intelligence unit claims responsibility for foiling ISIS plot

Australian police raided homes linked to the plot, but now Israeli investigators say a special intelligence unit is responsible for the tip

Teen sentenced for smuggling tiger cub

A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling a tiger cub from Mexico. His attorney claimed he wanted to keep the animal as a pet, but prosecutors argued he was running an animal smuggling business.

Slavery Is a Huge Problem in Britain

A man in his 40s, brought to Britain as an infant and sold to a pedophile ring, was formally recognized as a victim of modern slavery by the country's Home Office—and is now facing deportation as an "illegal immigrant." Yet in a statement, a Home Office official wrote that...

Israel claims responsibilty for stopping ISIS plot

Australian investigators conducted raids in summer 2017 linked to an ISIS plot. Now Israel says an elite intelligence unit helped to thwart the plan. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.

Mexican authorities find illegal avocado plantations in monarch butterfly reserve

Mexican environmental inspectors said Wednesday that had they found about 7½ acres of illegal avocado plantations in the monarch butterfly’s wintering grounds west of Mexico City. It's apparently the first time that avocado planting has directly affected the heart of the monarch area, a protected...

'Laser Man' Gets Life Sentence for Killing Holocaust Survivor

A man already serving a life sentence in Sweden for a shooting spree in which he targeted immigrants and foreign students was sentenced to a second life sentence Wednesday in Germany for killing a Holocaust survivor over 25 years ago, the Telegraph reports. According to Reuters, 68-year-old Blanka Zmigrod was...

Kidnapped Model Was in on the Plot, Suspect Says

A Polish man charged with kidnapping a British model for ransom testified Wednesday that she agreed to the scheme in a bid to boost her career, denying his previous statements to investigators that he was trying to make money so he could seek treatment for leukemia. Lukasz Herba, testifying in...

Laura Liswood on the future of progressive moments like #MeToo

Laura Liswood, secretary general of the Council of Women World Leaders, spoke on Global GoalsCast about the future of progressive movements like #MeToo

Venezuelan opposition to boycott 'fraudulent' election

Democratic Unity movement says conditions lacking for fair elections, and makes demands for it to participate.

Pakistan Supreme Court bans ex-PM Sharif as party head

Pakistan's Supreme Court bars Nawaz Sharif from heading the country's ruling party amid corruption allegations.

UN demands halt of 'monstrous campaign' in Syrian town

Top UN officials condemn unrelenting bombardment of Syrian enclave as air strikes continue and death toll nears 300.

Hate groups in US grow for third straight year: SPLC

The number of hate groups has grown by 20 percent since 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a new report.

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