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Trump mulls “very tough” military response to Syria attack

President Donald Trump is threatening an imminent military strike against Syria, vowing to respond “forcefully” to Saturday’s apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians and warning that Russia or any other nation found to share responsibility will “pay a price.” As he began a Monday evening meeting with military leaders at …

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Flu epidemic continues to loosen its grip on NY state

ALBANY, N.Y. — The flu continues to loosen its grip on New York, with state health officials saying the number of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases has dropped for the third consecutive week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the number of flu cases reported to the Department of Health fell last …

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U.S. military copter crashes, killing all on board

U.S. officials said Friday that a U.S. military helicopter had crashed in western Iraq, killing all service members on board. CBS News understands there were seven U.S. troops on the aircraft when it went down, as first reported by the Associated Press late Thursday, after the crash. The U.S. military …

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Trump Plans to Oust National Security Adviser McMaster

Washington girded for further change in President Donald Trump’s administration, as national security adviser H.R. McMaster’s position appeared increasingly precarious and a series of staff departures prompted a U.S. senator to publicly urge the president not to fire his attorney general. Mr. Trump has decided to oust Lt. Gen. H.R. …

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Teacher accidentally fires gun in class

A California teacher who also serves as a reserve police officer accidentally fired a pistol inside his classroom while teaching about gun safety and injured three students, according to reports. Dennis Alexander was teaching public safety awareness in his administration of justice class at Seaside High School when he fired …

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Doctors find air pocket hidden in man’s brain

Doctors treating a patient who had complained of repeatedly losing his balance made an unexpected discovery: The 84-year-old man had a 3½-inch pocket of air in his brain. The man had been referred to the emergency room by his primary physician in Northern Ireland. He told his doctor about weeks …

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