On her first solo trip to Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha (left) and Malia met with former South African president Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton. 
(Photo courtesy: Nelson Mandela Foundation, Debbie Yazbek Photography)

On her first solo trip to Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha (left) and Malia met with former South African president Nelson Mandela at his home in Houghton.

(Photo courtesy: Nelson Mandela Foundation, Debbie Yazbek Photography)

Get a good look - because it may be one of the last sunspots you’ll see for a while. The sun is heading into an unusual and extended hibernation, scientists predict. Around 2020, sunspots may disappear for years, maybe decades.

Get a good look - because it may be one of the last sunspots you’ll see for a while. The sun is heading into an unusual and extended hibernation, scientists predict. Around 2020, sunspots may disappear for years, maybe decades.

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”
Happy Flag Day

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

Happy Flag Day

The Environmental Working Group says apples top its “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticides. “We found that nearly every apple sampled, 98 per cent, had pesticide residues,” says Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst. “This is an accumulation of 48 different pesticides.” 

The Environmental Working Group says apples top its “Dirty Dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the highest amounts of pesticides. “We found that nearly every apple sampled, 98 per cent, had pesticide residues,” says Sonya Lunder, a senior analyst. “This is an accumulation of 48 different pesticides.” 

CHARLOTTE: The future home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane - US Airways flight 1549.   (CBS News/Darrall Johnson)

CHARLOTTE: The future home of the “Miracle on the Hudson” plane - US Airways flight 1549.   (CBS News/Darrall Johnson)

"The blunt reality is that there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. Congress — and in the American body politic writ large — to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary resources or make the necessary changes to be serious and capable partners in their own defense," - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
A medium-sized solar flare has erupted from the sun in an impressive display captured by NASA cameras.  NASA says the flare peaked Tuesday and created a large cloud that appeared to cover almost half the surface of the sun.
 
Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

A medium-sized solar flare has erupted from the sun in an impressive display captured by NASA cameras.  NASA says the flare peaked Tuesday and created a large cloud that appeared to cover almost half the surface of the sun.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO


On the Early Show this morning, Scott Pelley gave a preview of tonight’s Elizabeth Palmer report from Egypt.  

A map of the world from the Walter Cronkite era was replicated for the set of the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. CBS News directors Robert Klug and Eric Shapiro talk about embarking on the future of CBS News while giving a nod to the past.

And we’re live.

And we’re live.