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'Definite Evidence' MH370 Was Crashed on Purpose: Expert

Canadian air-crash ace says photos of wing section support 'rogue pilot' theory

(Newser) - Last week, Australian officials said someone had plotted an Indian Ocean course on the flight simulator belonging to the pilot of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. This week, a renowned air-crash expert adds onto that, saying he believes the jet was deliberately brought down into the water, the BBC reports.... More »

Morley Safer Dead at 84

CBS reporter dies days after retirement from '60 Minutes'

(Newser) - Just days after retiring from 60 Minutes, Morley Safer is dead at age 84, reports CBS News . No word yet on a cause of death for Safer, who had worked on the show about half a century. His retirement, however, was attributed to unspecified health issues, notes CNNMoney . Prior to... More »

A Morley Safer Vietnam Report Ticked Off LBJ

Newsman is retiring after a half-century

(Newser) - Morley Safer announced Wednesday that he's retiring from 60 Minutes at age 84 after nearly a half-century with the show. CBS plans a tribute to the Canadian-born journalist on May 15 after the regular broadcast, reports Us Weekly . In the meantime, a post at International Business Times calls attention... More »

Sean Penn: My El Chapo Article 'Failed'

He has one 'terrible regret' in particular about 'Rolling Stone' interview

(Newser) - While Sean Penn might not think his interview for Rolling Stone with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was rife with "stupidities," the actor now concedes he has "a terrible regret" about it—and he thinks the article ultimately "failed," CBS News reports. In a Santa... More »

Biden on Decision: Jill Said, 'I Think You're Right'

But she also 'thought he would have been the best president'

(Newser) - Joe and Jill Biden sat down with 60 Minutes in the aftermath of his decision not to seek the Oval Office, and CBS News has released a preview in which the vice president discusses the moment of decision. "I came home and Hunter, our son was upstairs, with mom,... More »

What Putin Admires Most About America

Surprise: It's our creativity and openness

(Newser) - Relations between the US and Russia have been a bit rocky lately, but that doesn't mean Vladimir Putin doesn't appreciate all the good we have to offer. In a preview of Charlie Rose's 60 Minutes interview with the Russian leader, per CBS News , Putin reveals what he... More »

60 Minutes' Bob Simon Killed in Car Crash

'Reporter's reporter' had been with CBS 45 years

(Newser) - After a career that included many years of reporting from conflict zones around the world, veteran CBS newsman Bob Simon has been killed in a car crash in his hometown. The highly respected 60 Minutes correspondent was killed when the hired town car he was a passenger in was involved... More »

Obama: Yes, We Underestimated ISIS

Meanwhile, Boehner says 'somebody's boots have to be on the ground'

(Newser) - Asked if the rise of the Islamic State caught the United States by surprise, President Obama gives a resounding affirmative: "That's true," he tells Steve Kroft in a 60 Minutes interview airing tonight. "That's absolutely true." After US marines crushed the militants in Iraq,... More »

Moneyball Author: US Stock Market Is Rigged

High-frequency trading enables big players to fix prices: Michael Lewis

(Newser) - The fix is in on Wall Street, and high-speed trading firms are reaping the rewards—at least according to Moneyball author Michael Lewis. Pitching his new book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street in Revolt, Lewis tells 60 Minutes that big firms beat smaller companies to the punch by thousandths or... More »

Liam Neeson: Natasha's Death Still Not 'Real'

5 years on, actor says he still expects her to walk through the door

(Newser) - It's been nearly five years since Natasha Richardson died after a freak skiing accident , and last night Liam Neeson remembered his late wife on 60 Minutes . Highlights from the interview, per the Independent and Us :
  • Her death "was never real. It still kind of isn't," Neeson
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Amnesty for Snowden? NSA Bosses Split

They fear he could reveal 'road map' of US know-how

(Newser) - 60 Minutes last night offered a window into the NSA's thinking on how to handle Edward Snowden and his cache of information. In an interview, Rick Ledgett, head of the task force investigating Snowden's impact, didn't rule out the possibility of amnesty, per CNET : It's... More »

Lara Logan Takes Leave After Botched Benghazi Report

'60 Minutes' reporter and her producer punished by CBS

(Newser) - Lara Logan is out at 60 Minutes, at least temporarily, because of her bogus piece on Benghazi, reports the Hollywood Reporter . CBS News, which has retracted and apologized for the story, says it forced Logan and producer Max McClellan to take a leave of absence of unspecified duration. Logan's... More »

Colbert Mocks 60 Minutes' Benghazi Flub

Brings on eyewitness to events of show's newsroom

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert last night lambasted 60 Minutes for its Benghazi coverage that resulted in an apology : "CBS fact-checked the story, but when it turned out to be wrong, they fact-checked it for realz, y'all," Colbert said. He then discussed Lara Logan's apology "at the very... More »

60 Minutes 'Very Sorry' for Bogus Report on Benghazi

Dylan Davies report continues to raise questions

(Newser) - After acknowledging 60 Minutes' " mistake " on CBS This Morning Friday, Lara Logan last night offered a full apology for the show's Benghazi reporting. Referring to the case of former security officer Dylan Davies, she said: "On Thursday night, when we discovered that the account he gave... More »

CBS: 'We Were Misled' By Benghazi Source

Network apologizes for 60 Minutes segment

(Newser) - Sure enough, CBS is disowning 60 Minutes' recent Benghazi story, in the wake of an FBI report that discredited its key source . "The truth is we made a mistake," Lara Logan said on CBS This Morning . Logan explained that they'd believed former security officer Dylan Davies (aka... More »

Downton Star Maggie Smith: I Haven't Seen the Show

But she says she'll watch when it's over

(Newser) - This seems right in character somehow: Maggie Smith, who plays the sharp-tongued Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey, tells CBS she has never watched the show. "Never?" asks Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes in the interview that airs Sunday. "No, I haven't watched it," she answers, as... More »

This Interview Was Disgusting

Peggy Noonan was not a fan of Steve Kroft's sitdown with Obama and Clinton

(Newser) - Peggy Noonan was a huge fan of Dodge's " So God Made a Farmer " Super Bowl ad—it "spoke respectfully and even reverently of others," was expressly religious, and above all contained the "clear, clean" oration of Paul Harvey, a broadcaster with unabashed values but... More »

Clinton, Obama All Smiles on 60 Minutes

But no hints about 2016 plans

(Newser) - In a scene that would have been hard to imagine during the bruising 2008 primary campaign, President Obama and Hillary Clinton acted like old friends during their joint interview on 60 Minutes last night, the Washington Post reports. Obama thanked his departing secretary of state for her service , but the... More »

Obama, Hillary Give Interview—but Why?

President thanks Clinton for her years of service

(Newser) - Did President Obama just pass Hillary Clinton the presidential baton? The once-bitter political foes are set to appear on 60 Minutes tonight, just before Clinton's departure from the State Department—but the question is why, CNN reports. "The main thing is I just wanted to have a chance... More »

Maria's Pals: Arnold Lied on 60 Minutes

Shriver didn't know about Schwarzenegger's affairs, they insist

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger 'fessed up to multiple affairs during his 60 Minutes interview last night , but he also claimed Maria Shriver knew about them all. But Shriver's friends are calling "bulls**t" on that, as one source delicately puts it to TMZ . Had she known, she never would have... More »

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