The hunt for a man who terrorized California for a decade became an obsession for Michelle McNamara. The true-crime writer thought she was close to finding him before she died unexpectedly. Now, her husband and others are working to finish a book she started on the case. Correspondent Tracy Smith joins "CBS This Morning" to preview "The Golden State Killer," an all-new "48 Hours" airing Saturday at 10/9c on CBS.
New research finds drinking at least one artificially-sweetened drink a day could double the risk of developing a stroke or dementia. A 2015 study shows that Americans drink more than three billion gallons of diet beverages a year. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the effects that diet drinks can have on your brain.
The Florida manatee, a state symbol once on the verge of extinction, has made a big comeback. Manatees were recently reclassified from endangered to a threatened species. However, some worry the enormous mammals will lose special protections they need to save them from their number one threat: people. Mark Strassman reports.
A 50-year-old Tennessee teacher, accused of kidnapping his teenage student, is under arrest after more than five weeks on the run. Tad Cummins was arrested at a remote northern California cabin Thursday. He disappeared with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas in March, prompting a nationwide manhunt. Carter Evans reports from Cecilville, California.
An American jailed in Egypt is back in the U.S. after an intervention by the Trump administration. Aid worker Aya Hijazi was held in an Egyptian prison for more than three years on charges of assault, torture and trafficking. Human rights groups called those claims unfounded. Margaret Brennan reports.