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Syrians Are Ready to Accept Bashar al-Assad as President

The war-weary country isn’t enthusiastic about its president, but desperate for a return to normalcy.

U.N. chief opens General Assembly with jabs at Trump, N. Korea

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres open's U.N.'s annual debate session with warning of "a world in pieces"

Trump delivers address to UNGA -- live updates

In his speech, Trump will talk about North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal, and shared global threats

State Wants Pistorius to Serve More Time in Prison

South African prosecutors wanted Oscar Pistorius to spend 15 years in jail for the 2013 murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A judge ended up sentencing him in July 2016 to just six, and now state prosecutors are appealing in a quest to make his "shockingly low" sentence less so. Reuters...

What U.S. classrooms can learn from China's "grit" in education

Chinese-American journalist Lenora Chu moved with her family to Shanghai in 2010 where students regularly have some of the top math and reading test scores in the world. When her then-3-year-old son got into a prestigious Shanghai preschool,...Show More Summary

How Forbes chose 100 business greats for centennial issue

Forbes magazine is celebrating its 100th birthday this month. Forbes and its iconic rankings, like "Richest People in America" and "30 Under 30" have guided businesses, investors and industries. Forbes Media CEO and executive chairman Mike Perlis joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss their special centennial issue.

British Virgin Islands brace for Maria just weeks after Irma hit

Dangerous Hurricane Maria is marching toward Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It made landfall on the island of Dominica Monday night as a Category 5 storm. Jeremy Cooke of our partners at BBC reports from Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands.

Maria devastates Dominica, heads to Puerto Rico

The Caribbean has been hit by another Category Five hurricane which now has other islands in its sights.

Myanmar's Leader Unsure 'Why Exodus Is Happening'

With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said her country does not fear international scrutiny and invited diplomats to see some areas for themselves, reports the AP. Though an estimated 421,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh...

Is Myanmar's leader out of touch or ignoring Rohingya crisis?

Burma's leader is defending her government against charges of ethnic cleansing. For the first time, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi addressed her country over accusations the military burned down hundreds of Rohingya Muslim villages. Jonah Fisher of our partners at BBC reports from the country's capital.

Has Aung San Suu Kyi changed her stance on Rohingya crisis?

Some see hope in Myanmar leader's 1st national address on claims of persecution of Muslim minority, but others see "victim blaming"

SitRep: Two Old “Axis of Evil” Members Loom Large in Trump U.N. Speech

  By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Trump, meet the U.N. President Donald Trump plans to call Islamic militants “losers” in his first address before the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning, and administration officials told reporters that he’ll also take a hard line on North Korea and apply pressure on Iran to give up its ballistic...

What Paul Manafort wiretapping could mean for Russia probe

CBS News chief Washington correspondent and "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the revelations that President Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort was wiretapped by the FBI before and after the 2016 election, and what he expects to hear from the president during his first U.N. address.

Trump to be tough on North Korea at U.N. General Assembly

President Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly for the first time today. The president is expected to be extremely tough on North Korea with its growing nuclear threat. Margaret Brennan reports.

Mattis: No need to shoot down N. Korean missiles, yet

Defense chief warns future missile launch threatening U.S. or Japan would "elicit a different response”

Hurricane Maria hits Dominica, barrels toward Puerto Rico

Two Atlantic hurricanes could affect millions of Americans. Hurricane Jose is moving north toward eastern Long Island and Cape Cod, but Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean is a far greater threat. David Begnaud reports from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Why America's Biggest Nuclear Weapons Test Ever Was a Total Disaster

Paul Richard Huard Security, The March 1, 1954 experiment was the first thermonuclear explosion based on practical technology that would lead to a deliverable H-bomb for the Air Force’s Strategic Air Command. The shock wave destroyed buildings supposedly outside of the calculated damage zone. Show More Summary

Federal prosecutors told Manafort they plan to indict him: Report

The warning to Trump's former campaign chairman came after the FBI searched his house in July, The New York Times says

Suu Kyi 'burying head in sand' over Rohingya crisis

Refugees reject Aung San Suu Kyi's claim that Rohingya are safe in Myanmar, as Amnesty accuses her of victim blaming.

Violence as Iraq tries to block Kurdish independence vote

Ethnic Kurds want to cement control over swath of land they secured as ISIS swept northern Iraq

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